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Samuel Elbert Hotel Renovation Questions Addressed at Elberton Council Meeting

April 8, 2015

Some questions by Elberton City Council members relating to the Samuel Elbert Hotel renovation project have now been addressed. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council, City Manager Lanier Dunn ran down some of the concerns council members shared at a called meeting in March. Regarding the rear entrance needing reworked, Dunn…

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Elberton Police Investigating Lotter Ticket Theft from Local Gas Station

April 8, 2015

One person is facing felony charges as an active investigation continues at a local gas station in regards to the reported theft of lottery tickets. Elberton Police Investigator Jeff Algood says the Elberton Police Department has been looking into theft of lottery tickets since last week. It happened at the JP Marathon gas station, where…

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City of Elberton Delays Appointment of a Project Review Committee for Revolving Loan Fund

April 8, 2015

The Elberton City Council is holding off on appointing a Project Review Committee (PRC) for the city’s Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund. The committee is part of a requirement outline in the city’s underwriting policy that was adopted in July 2008 in conjunction with W.O. Jones building project by the Downtown Development Authority. Received for…

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Gasoline Prices Drop an Average of 3 Cents Across the Board

April 8, 2015

The price of gasoline is down again nationwide, in Georgia, and here at home in Elbert County. While Elbert County had spring break last week, many schools across the state are in the midst of spring break this week which means a slight increase in gasoline demand, but not enough to really have an effect…

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UGA Prepares to Host Lt. Governor on Monday

April 8, 2015

Georgia’s Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will be welcomed by the University of Georgia this coming Monday. Cagle will be presenting the 2015 keynote address following the 24th annual University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach Awards presentation. His address, “Building a Better Georgia”, will take place at 2:00pm that day in the Mahler Hall of…

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Local Plumber Addresses Concerns of Unlicensed Tradesmen Operating in Elberton/Elbert County

April 7, 2015

The City of Elberton will more than likely be taking a closer look at how it enforces regulatory license and permitting requirements after Monday’s regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and City Council. At the meeting and addressing the council was local plumber Mark Lilly, who was representing a small faction of local tradesmen. He…

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No ‘Mysterious’ Red Substance Found on Georgia Guidestones

April 7, 2015

You can’t really believe everything you see or read on social media these days. That point rang true after a website by the name of infowars.com, posted an article claiming a drone had captured footage from atop the Georgia Guidestones of a “mysterious” red substance on top of the stones. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigators,…

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Elberton City Council Will Address Potential Changes to Alcoholic Beverage License

April 7, 2015

An overhaul to the city’s alcoholic beverage license ordinance may soon be on the horizon. At the regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council, a local resident by the name of Mayra Lara spoke to the council in regards to its alcoholic beverage license ordinance. She was speaking on behalf of Tres Reinas Taqeria…

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City of Bowman Gearing up for Annual Big Iron Crank-Up

April 7, 2015

The City of Bowman is gearing up for the 26th edition of the Big Iron Crank-Up. The event acts a spring festival of sorts to welcome in the warmer weather, and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says there is going to be plenty going on. “We’ll have arts and crafts, food vendors, and live entertainment…

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USDA Weighs In on Invasive Pests

April 7, 2015

Invasive pests, albeit bugs or disease, have always been a problem of humanity; now the United States Department of Agriculture is trying to educate the public on the issue. Mike Watson of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service explains what exactly an invasive pest is. “Species of bugs or other diseases that are…

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