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Elbert County 4-H Storage Building Raffle Winner Named

February 6, 2014

A winner has been named for the Elbert County 4-H Program’s lengthy raffle fundraiser. Starting just a bit before the Granite City Fall Festival last year, tickets had been on sale for the raffle up until January 31st. The prize this year was the same as last year, a mini storage building donated by Terry…

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After a Tough December Elbert Memorial Aims to Bounce Back Financially in January

February 5, 2014

It’s not as bad as it appears when it comes to the financial information relating to Elbert Memorial Hospital. In December 2012 the hospital had revenue of roughly 3.79 million, but in December 2013 that revenue declined sharply to nearly 2.71 million. Elbert Memorial Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers explains why there was such a…

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Local Church and City of Elberton Discussing Ownership of Property in Lincoln Heights

February 5, 2014

The City of Elberton and the Church of Christ located off of Campbell Street are at ends over a piece of property located in the Lincoln Heights Cemetery. Scott Glaze, representing the church, spoke to the Elberton City Council Monday evening about a .8 acre plot of land in the cemetery, where in the past,…

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More Snow? Its a Distinct Possibility

February 5, 2014

Last week’s winter storm that blew through Elbert County is still fresh on the minds of its residents; it seems there is another possibility for winter precipitation in northeast Georgia. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, a handful of weather models are indicating a possibility of snow again on Sunday. “Still that is…

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Attorney John Clark Asks City to Investigate More Affordable Housing

February 5, 2014

Affordable housing is an issue that has been consistently brought to attention at now, back to back Elberton City Council meetings. Attorney John Clark spoke to the council Monday evening about the City of Elberton working with the Elberton Housing Authority to try and provide more affordable housing. He said providing more easily affordable housing…

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Gas Prices Dip Very Slightly in Elbert County from Last Week

February 5, 2014

Gas prices moved slightly lower last week and are now more than 20 cents less than they were this time last year. Slow economic growth across the globe has curbed the oil rally and helped fuel prices move lower. According to the government, US manufacturing fell to its lowest level in six months. The national…

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Medical Cannabis Bill Has Good Chance to Pass in State House of Representatives

February 4, 2014

A new piece of proposed legislation is gaining more and more support at the state’s capital. House Bill 885 is a medical cannabis bill, also being called Hailey’s Law. District 33 State Representative Tom McCall says not to get too worked up about it. “Its not smoking marijuana, it is an oil that is orally…

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Washington Man Facing Drug Charges in Elbert County

February 4, 2014
Washington Man Facing Drug Charges in Elbert County

A Washington, GA man is awaiting bond in the Elbert County Detention Center after being hit with numerous drug charges. Just after midnight on Monday, a traffic stop on Highway 17 South resulted in the arrest 51-year-old Dennis Smith of a Tignall Road address in Washington, GA. Further investigation during the traffic stop has Smith…

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City of Elberton Moving Forward with Water System Improvements

February 4, 2014

A process that began in September of last year has finally paid off for the City of Elberton. A loan application to the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority for funding in regards to the city’s proposed water improvement projects was finally approved. It is a 2.5 million dollar loan, with 20 percent principal forgiveness, which Elberton…

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Elbert County Poised to Receive More Rain to Help Drought Monitor

February 4, 2014

Over the last few weeks in Elbert County, battling the extreme cold temperatures has been the primary concern, but what about the drought status of our county? Well it seems that everything is holding strong in that regard says State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey. “Actually right now the drought monitor looks pretty good, it…

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