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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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Pair of Elberton Employees Honored for 25 Years of Service

February 4, 2014
Pair of Elberton Employees Honored for 25 Years of Service

Yesterday evening marked a milestone for two City of Elberton employees. During last night’s Elberton City Council meeting both Jan Oglesby and Danny Hall were recognized for attaining twenty-five years of service to the City of Elberton. Both Oglesby and Hall started working for the city in 1988 in the utility department. Elberton City Manager…

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State Passes Fiscal Year 2014 Supplemental Budget

February 3, 2014

All clear until July as the state of Georgia’s Fiscal Year 2014 supplemental budget has been passed by the Georgia General Assembly. The purpose of the supplemental budget is to make up any budgetary shortfalls and to move money around to other departments that need it, or maybe don’t need as much funding. Included in…

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1st Ever Sweetheart Stroll Currently Underway

February 3, 2014

Another inaugural promotion is underway for Main Street Elberton. Coming off an extremely successful 12 Days of Christmas Cash contest held in conjunction with Candlelight Shopping back in December, Tiffany Gibbons with Main Street Elberton, says this promotion is very similar. “The idea behind it is you go visit with our downtown merchants, make a…

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Praise and Preparedness Orientation Takes Place this Evening

February 3, 2014

Faith-based organizations play a key role in local readiness and recovery efforts when severe weather and disasters strike. In order to support these efforts, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security is introducing a new initiative, Praise & Preparedness. Praise & Preparedness provides congregations with the resources needed to prepare before disaster can strike. By acting…

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