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Gas Prices Decline for Third Straight Week Across Nation and in Georgia

October 3, 2012
Gas Prices Decline for Third Straight Week Across Nation and in Georgia

Motorists will see retail gas prices drop again this week after oil prices traded below $90 a barrel for the first time in almost two months. Poor economic news, both domestic and international, continues to create concerns of further decrease in demand, when supply is at a high level. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory…

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Elberton City Council Discuss Implementation of Excise Tax

October 2, 2012

Yesterday evening was the city of Elberton’s turn to begin talking about how to approach the Excise Tax on Energy. During the speakers from the floor portion of the meeting, Elberton City Councilman Troy Colquitt read a letter he received from an Elberton resident in which topic focused on the implementation of the Excise Tax.…

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Town of Calhoun Falls Looks to Redefine Itself After Mohawk Plant Closing

October 2, 2012

The town of Calhoun Falls is looking to bounce back after the closing of the Mohawk Textile Plant, which closed in late September. On September 22nd, the council voted and approved the hiring of three part time assistant city managers. Calhoun Falls City Mayor Lee Garrett said that hopefully the team will be able to…

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Humane Society of Elbert County to Host Doggone Beauty Pageant

October 2, 2012
Humane Society of Elbert County to Host Doggone Beauty Pageant

The Humane Society of Elbert County will be hosting a beauty pageant on October 13th. This beauty pageant might not be what you would expect. Instead of people being judged, dogs will participate in their stead. Elbert Theatre Director, Toni King, says the Humane Society is raising awareness about their mission. “They are trying to…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Thefts

October 2, 2012

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are looking into two cases of theft that occurred over this past weekend. On Friday, Elbert County Deputies responded to a burglary call at a residence located off of the Hartwell Highway. According to the report, nearly six hundred dollars worth of electronics was stolen from the home. Then on…

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City of Elberton Accepts L.O.S.T. Agreement

October 2, 2012

The City of Elberton agreed last night with the terms set fourth in the new Local Option Sales Tax Agreement. The new agreement is to last over a ten year term, and will send sixty-six percent of revenue received through the tax to Elbert County, the city of Elberton gets twenty-nine percent, and the city…

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Animal Control Talks Continue in Hart County

October 2, 2012

Talks continue between Hart County and City of Hartwell officials regarding the hiring of an animal control officer. Representatives from Hart County, Hartwell, Animal Shelter, Inc., the Hart County Humane Society and the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter met again last week. The group heard from Royston Police Chief Donnie Boleman on how his town runs…

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Elberton Man Arrested After Purse Snatching Incident

October 1, 2012
Elberton Man Arrested After Purse Snatching Incident

Three men were arrested Wednesday evening by Elbert County Sheriff Deputies after a reported robbery incident. Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston described what happened. “Deputies responded to Ingles Grocery store after a female reported that a male suspect had robbed her by snatching her purse out of her shopping cart”, explained Sheriff Haston. “Deputies were…

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Hard Work Paying Off for Old Rock Gym

October 1, 2012
Hard Work Paying Off for Old Rock Gym

After nearly a decade of work, the Old Rock Gym is coming back to life on October 13th, which is next Saturday. Back in 2003 the Elbert County Historical Society formed the Rock Gym Steering Committee. The group’s purpose was to save the building after rumors swirled that the gym was to be demolished. Dr.…

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7th Annual Jimme Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament Sold Out

October 1, 2012

We are officially less than a week away from the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Seventh Annual Jimmy Johnson Memorial Golf Classic. According to Nancy Seymour, who is the Executive Director of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation, the tournament filled its quota of team back on September 12th, which was three weeks and two days before…

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  • August 27, 2014 8:30 amFederal Gov Contracting Seminar
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  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
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