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Representative Collins (R-GA 9th) Speaks in Favor of House Resolution 444

February 7, 2013
Representative Collins (R-GA 9th) Speaks in Favor of House Resolution 444

Representative Doug Collins, of Georgia’s 9th Congressional district, spoke yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Collins spoke in regards to an amendment to House Resolution 444, also referred to as the Require a Plan Act of 2013. “I rise to support this amendment because in Washington political will has replaced principled…

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Georgia DOT Announces Paving Project in Elbert County

February 7, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a slew of road resurfacing projects across the state, one of which will be in Elbert County. The project calls for just over ten miles of Highway 368 to be resurfaced. Resurfacing will begin east of State Route 77, and will run all the way to the South Carolina…

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EC Commission Holds Work Session This Evening

February 7, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are expected to discuss numerous items during their work session this evening. Two of the bigger issues that will be discussed include increasing the tipping fees for the solid waste department, as well as discussion on possibly increasing the price on the blue bags. The commissioners also plan on…

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Two Elberton Men Behind Bars in Connection With String of Burglaries

February 6, 2013
Two Elberton Men Behind Bars in Connection With String of Burglaries

Two Elberton men have been arrested in connection with the string of burglaries at the Verizon Wireless store located off of Heard Street. The burglaries occurred in the later part of last month on January 22nd and January 31st. According to Investigator Scott Marunich with the Elberton Police Department, both burglaries shared similar details. “They…

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ECMS Students Talk About Job Shadow Experience at WSGC

February 6, 2013
ECMS Students Talk About Job Shadow Experience at WSGC

Another year and another successful Groundhog Job Shadow Day is in the books. All three of the students who job shadowed here at WSGC shared their experience.   Daniel Slaton “Early this morning about 7:20am, I started my interesting and educational experience at WSGC, Elberton Radio Station. When I first walked in the door I…

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Gas Prices Jump up Thirteen Cents in Georgia

February 6, 2013

It’s not the news motorists wanted to hear: both oil and gas prices are on the rise and pump prices are expected to move higher throughout the month. Initially, it looked as though there would be moderate price gains, but some areas have already seen gas prices spike 5 to 15 cents a gallon. According…

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USDA Working on Getting Healthier Snacks in Schools

February 6, 2013

Its looking like the federal government is at it again, when it comes to the regulation of snack foods in schools. This week, the Federal Register is expected to publish proposed regulations for the American people to consider in regards to this issue. United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon talks about how…

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SC Governor Adds Stop in Abbeville to Her Tour for Today

February 6, 2013

South Carolinians will meet one-on-one this afternoon with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to discuss any issue. Governor Haley announced that she will hold constituent meetings today at 12:00pm at McCormick Town Hall in McCormick, South Carolina. After Haley holds her meetings in McCormick, S.C., she will then proceed to take a business tour of…

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Reminder: Elbert County to Test Tornado Sirens this Morning

February 6, 2013

Severe Weather Awareness Week continues today, and today is Tornado Safety Day. The forecast is for sunny skies today in Elberton, but don’t be alarmed if you hear tornado sirens this morning. It is part of Elbert County’s participation in Severe Weather Awareness Week. The national weather service will initiate a state wide tornado drill…

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EC Solid Waste Department Making Strides Financially

February 5, 2013

The Elbert County Solid Waste Department is now on the right track, but still not quite where the county commission would like to see it. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, the methane release issue at the old landfill seems to have been resolved which should help the county save money on the monitoring of…

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