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State Route 51 Sinkhole Repairs Currently Underway

June 5, 2014

Repair of the failed pipe and subsequent sinkhole on State Route 51 at Lake Hartwell in Hart County are moving forward. Upon receipt of a notice to proceed from Georgia DOT, Contractor ER Snell began repair work and the fabrication of a replacement pipe is in progress. ER Snell is working closely with Hart County…

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EC Commission Set to Hold Work Session this Evening

June 5, 2014

Later this evening the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session in advance of the commission’s regular meeting on June 9th. Potentially following the City of Elberton’s lead, the commission is expected to review and discuss proposed changes to the Elbert County Pawn Shop Rules and Regulations. Earlier this week, the Elberton…

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Water Meter Replacement Project Nearly Complete, Other Projects Out to Bid

June 4, 2014

ElbertonNET’s water meter replacement project is drawing to a close. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, all residential water meters that needed to be replaced have been. However, he says the project has hit a bit of snag when it comes to swapping out commercial water meters. “Some of those are delayed because the…

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Work to Begin Fairly Soon on Demolition of Mill Street and Stephens School Properties

June 4, 2014

The county’s work on the old Hawes Center Property located off of Mill Street in Elberton is nearly completed. The building was the focal point of an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Elberton, Elbert County Board of Commissioners, and Elbert County Board of Education to demolish the dilapidated structure. The front portion of the…

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City of Elberton Hears No Comments Regarding FY 2015 Budget

June 4, 2014

Only one more public hearing left before the City of Elberton approves its Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The first public hearing was held just prior to the council’s regular meeting earlier this week on Monday. Elberton Mayor Larry Guest asked for any comments on the budget from those in attendance at the meeting, to which…

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UGA’s Director of Atmospheric Sciences Comments on EPA’s New Emission Standards for Coal

June 4, 2014

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency released proposed regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants. According to the EPA, one-third of greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity generation, and coal, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, is responsible for the majority of that. The new regulations ask existing plants to reduce carbon emissions…

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Gasoline Prices Begin to Decline Again, Down 5 Cents in EC

June 4, 2014

Gas prices in the southeast made modest declines last week and the discount at the pump is likely to continue in the near future. The price of oil fell for the first time in four months because of increased supplies, decreased consumer spending and easing geopolitical tensions according to Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA. Crude oil…

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Elberton Council Approves New Secondhand Dealer Ordinance

June 3, 2014

A new ordinance goes into effect in the city of Elberton that affects local pawn shops and secondhand dealers. Ordinance 2184 creates additional licensing requirements for secondhand dealers within the city. Required under the new ordinance are for the secondhand dealer to take a picture of the item being brought in, take a picture of…

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Elberton Man Arrested After Weekend License Check

June 3, 2014
Elberton Man Arrested After Weekend License Check

A weekend license check in Elbert County lands an Elberton man in jail on cocaine related charges. On Friday, a license check was conducted by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office at the intersection of Kathwood Drive Extension and Brewers Bridge Road. As a result of that particular check, 32-year-old James G. Eberhardt was arrested after…

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American Red Cross Heading back to Elberton Next Week

June 3, 2014

The American Red Cross is already preparing for its next blood drive in Elbert County after coming off a pair of very successful drives. Over the last two months, two blood drives have been held in Elbert County where a total of 117 units of blood were donated over those two drives. In April at…

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