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GATE Program Now in Effect for Georgia Agriculture Producers

November 21, 2012

On November 16th, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, and Georgia House Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman Tom McCall; announced that the Georgia Department of Agriculture will now be taking applications for the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption program. The new program, known as GATE, was created by Georgia House…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 21, 2012

So that Georgians and those motorists passing through our state can easily arrive at their Thanksgiving holiday destinations, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstates and major state routes beginning today at noon, and extending until 9 p.m., Sunday, November 25. The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution nonetheless as…

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Better Business Bureau Has Advice for Those Seeking Seasonal Jobs

November 21, 2012

If you are looking for a seasonal job, now is the time to be hitting the pavement. Fred Elsberry with the Better Business Bureau says there are a number of things of keep in mind. “Get out there and apply early. Be sure to research these companies, and be sure that they are legitimate companies,…

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Elberton Police Investigators Still Seeking Help in Armed Robbery Case

November 21, 2012
Elberton Police Investigators Still Seeking Help in Armed Robbery Case

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department are still seeking the public’s help in identifying a person who committed an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store in Elberton. According to reports, the robbery happened around 10:00pm Thursday, November 15th, as employees were beginning to close the store for the night. Investigators believe the suspect is…

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Gas Prices Should Decline Through Thanksgiving Holiday

November 20, 2012

Although gas prices are expected to fall throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, the rate of decrease is expected to slow as violence in the Middle East has resurfaced concerns of a supply disruption in the region. If tensions continue to escalate between Israel and its neighboring countries, it could reverse the downward trend in oil and…

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City of Elberton and Washington Host Respective Candlelight Shop Nights This Evening

November 20, 2012

This evening, Main Street Elberton will present its annual Candlelight Shop Night on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Main Street Director Sissy Herring said that they will be doing something a bit different this year. “We have some unique things this year. We are combining Mrs. Betty Jo’s Christmas Event, where her kids come to the square…

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Three Georgia Residents Involved in Friday SC Wreck

November 20, 2012

By Dick Mangrum, WGOG Radio, Walhalla   Three Georgia motorists were part of a multiple-vehicle accident before sun-up Friday morning in South Carolina. The crash took the life of Guy Arvid Nelson, a 60-year old resident of Oconee County in South Carolina’s Foxwood Hills development on Lake Hartwell. A statement from the SC Highway Patrol…

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NeSmith Voted in as Board of Regents Chairman

November 20, 2012

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted last Tuesday to promote Regent William “Dink” NeSmith Jr. of Athens, Georgia from Vice Chairman to Chairman. NeSmith will serve a one-year term and will succeed outgoing Chairman Ben Tarbutton III of Sandersville. NeSmith is co-owner and president of Athens-based Community Newspapers Inc., which publishes several…

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Elberton Police Seek Help in Armed Robbery Case

November 19, 2012
Elberton Police Seek Help in Armed Robbery Case

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person who committed an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store in Elberton. According to reports, the robbery happened around 10:00pm Thursday, November 15th, as employees were beginning to close the store for the night. Investigators believe the suspect is a…

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Bowman Special Events Gearing Up for Christmas Parade and Bazaar

November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving is nearly here, but right around the corner is the month of December, and the City of Bowman’s annual Christmas Parade and Bazaar. The Bowman Special Events Committee is now accepting applications for baked goods, holiday gift, and arts and crafts vendors for the event. The committee is also accepting applications for those who…

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