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Elberton Residents Express Concern Over Utility Bills Monday Evening

July 9, 2014

More Elberton residents are unhappy about their utility bills. That was the sentiment when Tonya Turman, who was representing several in attendance Monday evening at the Elberton City Council meeting, addressed the council during the speakers from the floor portion of the meeting. Turman’s concerns were not about the costs of Elberton utilities, but rather…

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Monday Traffic Stop Lands Elberton Man Behind Bars on Drug Distribution Charges

July 9, 2014
Monday Traffic Stop Lands Elberton Man Behind Bars on Drug Distribution Charges

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says that the traffic stop was conducted on Old Middleton Road. “The officer observed him weave over the roadway numerous times and then conducted a traffic stop for failure to maintain lane”, explained Sheriff Andrews. During the stop the driver of the vehicle, identified as 55-year-old Charlie Leverette Jr. of…

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Two Year Old Struck by SUV Friday Night Doing Better

July 9, 2014

Charges are still pending in an incident that involved a two year old boy in Elberton being run over. The investigation into the case has been turned over to the Georgia State Patrol Post 17 in Washington, GA. As reported by accessnorthga.com, the investigation was still on-going as of Monday afternoon. Sergeant 1st Class W.P.…

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State of Georgia Rolls Out First Dementia Plan

July 9, 2014

The plan is being rolled out by the Georgia Department of Human Services. Cynthia Haley Dunn with the Division of Aging Services, says that Georgia now joins a majority of the country with the release if its plan. “It’s a response to the release of the National Alzheimer’s Plan produced by the Department of Health…

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Gasoline Prices Fall After US Named Leading Oil Producer

July 9, 2014

The United States surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer this year. According to a report from the Bank of America Corp., the U.S. is projected to remain the top producer of 2014 because domestic output is forecast to increase and production growth outside the U.S. has been lower than…

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Elberton Mayor and Council Hear Findings of Samuel Elbert Hotel Rehabilitation Feasibility Study

July 8, 2014
Elberton Mayor and Council Hear Findings of Samuel Elbert Hotel Rehabilitation Feasibility Study

The Elberton Mayor and Council received a presentation yesterday evening during a work session on the Samuel Elbert Hotel rehabilitation project. Presenting to the council were representatives from Rutledge Alcock Architects, who were asked by the council to conduct a feasibility study on a potential use for the old hotel building. Joe Alcock, a member…

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No Drownings on GA Waters Over Independence Day Weekend, Lots of BUI Citations

July 8, 2014

It was a mixed bag this weekend on Georgia’s water ways according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division. Mark McKinnon, Public Affairs Officer for the Law Enforcement Division, says there were a total of 36 citations given for boating under the influence between July 4th and July 6th. “That’s just way…

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TJ and Friends Annual Roast Scheduled for this Weekend

July 8, 2014

Coming off an auction fundraiser that raised nearly twenty thousand dollars, the TJ and Friends Foundation is preparing for its next big event. That event is a roast of Cheryl Mahoney, which will be held at the Elberton Civic Center this Saturday, July 12th. Speaking on WSGC’s morning show last week, Mahoney said she hopes…

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Part of Elbert County Considered Abnormally Dry by US Drought Monitor

July 8, 2014

The summer months are beginning to have a negative impact on Elbert County, though only slightly so far. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor Report, the eastern portion of the county is now classified as “abnormally dry”. That area also includes portions of Wilkes and Lincoln Counties, as well as areas of the Central…

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Samuel Elbert Hotel Rehabilitation Project Expected to be Discussed by Elberton Council this Evening

July 7, 2014

The regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council will take place later this evening. It is a fairly brief agenda this evening, as no speakers from the floor are scheduled and there are no ordinances or resolutions up for consideration or approval this evening. However, following the regular meeting, a work session of the…

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  • July 25, 2014 7:00 pmProphetic Women's Conference
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  • July 28, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
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