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Gas Prices Steadily Rising Across the Board as Predicted

March 5, 2014

Gas prices finished February with the largest increase since July. The nation’s gas prices averaged $3.34 a gallon in February, the cheapest monthly average since 2011. In prior years, February’s gas prices averaged $3.65 in 2013, $3.55 in 2012 and $3.17 in 2011. Gas prices typically rise this time of year because many refineries cut…

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Four Arrested After Trying to Avoid Weekend License Check

March 4, 2014
Four Arrested After Trying to Avoid Weekend License Check

A routine license check over the weekend results in the arrests of four individuals on drug charges. On Sunday, deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a license check at the intersection of Lexington Highway and Brodie Rayle Road. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, a suspicious vehicle made a u-turn and…

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Housing Rehabilitation Brought Up Again at Elberton City Council Meeting

March 4, 2014

A common topic over the last handful of Elberton City Council meetings continued once more at the council’s regular meeting for the month of March. The issue is housing within the Elberton city limits, and Attorney John Clark, this time was talking about the possibility of housing rehabilitation. Clark says he believes it is very…

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Elberton Police Chief Continues to Warn Public of New Phone Scam Sweeping through Elberton

March 4, 2014
Elberton Police Chief Continues to Warn Public of New Phone Scam Sweeping through Elberton

For those who haven’t heard, a new phone based scam is becoming more prevalent in the Elberton Community. Tax season is in full bloom, and it’s during this time of year, scam artists are out in full force looking to take advantage of unsuspecting people. “In reference to a person identifying themselves as law enforcement…

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Nearly 80 Participate in “Herschel’s Raw Talent”

March 4, 2014

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Herschel walker seeks out talent in Toccoa. The former Heisman trophy winner and university of Georgia football star brought his talent show, “Herschel’s Raw Talent” to the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa on Saturday. About 80 people of all ages came out to make their three-minute video and…

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Congressman Doug Collins First Piece of Introduced Legislation Passes House

March 4, 2014
Congressman Doug Collins First Piece of Introduced Legislation Passes House

On Thursday, The House of Representatives passed the first bill Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) introduced in Congress, H.R. 1493, The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. The bill was packaged with three other pieces of legislation aimed at stopping abuses in government power. The total package came to the floor as H.R. 2804, the…

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Bowman Man Still Behind Bars on Drug Charges

March 3, 2014
Bowman Man Still Behind Bars on Drug Charges

Another Bowman resident remains behind bars on drug charges today after being arrested towards the end of last week. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said a deputy on patrol in the area around Segars Street noticed a white male walking in the roadway. “Deputy got out with subject due to recent thefts and drug activity…

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Elbert County and Georgia Looking Peachy on the Drought Monitor

March 3, 2014

Unlike the state of California, Elbert County and the state of Georgia are doing great when it comes to dealing with drought conditions. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says conditions look great in Northeast Georgia and across the state as a whole. “As far as the county goes, Elbert County has about 2-4 inches…

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FHF Fundraising Event Coming up this Weekend

March 3, 2014

The Friends Helping Friends (FHF) club is shaking things up a bit when it comes to a pair of huge fundraisers coming up fairly soon. Over the previous two years, the FHF club held its Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton event in conjunction with the FHF pageant. That’s not the case this year, as…

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Georgia DOT Announces Routine Maintenance

March 3, 2014

Routine maintenance plans have been announced by the Georgia Department of Transportation for Elbert and surrounding counties. Crews in Elbert County will continue to service the driveways that intersect with State Route 17. In Hart County, a crew will patched damaged asphalt on the State Route 17 bypass and on State Route 98, another crew…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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