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Georgia DOT Noon Update for Northeast Georgia Road Conditions

February 11, 2014

Looks are deceiving in a winter wonderland especially on bridges. Driving conditions are more could become hazardous quickly on bridges and elevated structures. Georgia DOT maintains 2,100 centerline miles of state routes and interstates in the 21 county Northeast Georgia Region. There are over 750 bridges in the region. On average, drivers cross a bridge…

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Winter Weather Hitting Elbert County Today

February 11, 2014
Winter Weather Hitting Elbert County Today

Its all rain and snow so far this morning in Granite country as this winter system begins to impact our area. This weather system, initially thought to be just a cold rain storm late last week, has developed into a full blown high impact winter event. It is a constant changing system that is expected…

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Three Arrested after Friday Drug Buy

February 11, 2014

Three Elbert County residents are facing drug related charges after the execution of a search warrant and a controlled buy on Friday. According to Investigator Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a narcotics investigation led authorities to 45-year-old William Howard Rucker of a Jones Ferry Road residence. Reese said a controlled buy…

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Elbert Co. Commission to Place Millage Increase on May 20th Primary Ballot

February 11, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has left it up to the citizens of Elbert County to decide whether or not fund a speculative building for industry. During their regular meeting last night, the commission voted on two different motions regarding funding, eventually approving the second one. The first motion was made by Commissioner Horace…

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Elberton NET Utilities Preparing for Ice

February 11, 2014

With snow, normally comes ice, which is why Elberton NET is preparing for the worst when it comes to the ice storm heading towards Elbert County. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, just a quarter inch of ice is enough to cause power outages. The most common cause of a power outage during an…

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Winter Weather Storm Expected to Impact Elbert and Surrounding Counties

February 10, 2014
Winter Weather Storm Expected to Impact Elbert and Surrounding Counties

A significant winter storm is likely to impact Northeast Georgia and the western Carolinas beginning Tuesday through Wednesday night. According to a winter watch issued by the National Weather Service, a combination of cold Canadian air building just north of our region, and gradually returning moisture from a low pressure system developing over the north…

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Two New Patrol Cars in Service for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

February 10, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has some new wheels out and about on the roads of Elbert County. Approved during January’s regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners was the purchase of two 2014 Dodge Charger patrol cars for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office at a cost of just under $25,000 each. The…

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Congressman Doug Collins Ranked Most Conservative Georgian in Congress

February 10, 2014
Congressman Doug Collins Ranked Most Conservative Georgian in Congress

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9) has been ranked most conservative Georgian in Congress. In its annul rating of Congress, released late last week, Nation Journal identified Congressman Collins as the most conservative member of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation and the sixteenth most conservative member of the House of Representatives overall. When asked his thoughts on the rankings,…

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Elbert Co. Board of Commissioners Hold Regular Meeting this Evening

February 10, 2014

Just ahead of a potential winter weather nightmare, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners gather this evening for February’s regular meeting. On the agenda, an issue that has created lots of discussion is the discussion and potential approval of placing a millage rate increase for economic development on the April primary ballot, as to let…

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Hart County Commissioners set to Approve New Severe Weather Pay Policy

February 10, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Commissioners have approved a new policy for how to pay employees during a weather event. The Board of Commissioners met for a called session Friday night to discuss putting a written policy in place. The late January snow and ice storm brought the lack of solid…

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