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Pair of Earthquakes Recorded Just Outside of Edgefield, SC this Weekend

February 17, 2014

It’s been a very unusual week in Elbert County with the nearly record setting amount of snow and ice, and to top it all off, an earthquake. Yes that’s right, late Friday evening on Valentine’s Day at approximately 10:23pm a magnitude 4.4, recently downgraded to a 4.1, on the Richter scale was reported roughly six…

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Concord UMC Food Distribution Event Make Up Date Announced

February 17, 2014

After last week’s winter storm, everything is now on track for Concord United Methodist Church’s monthly food distribution event. Originally scheduled for February 15th, inclement weather last week caused food delivery trucks to be unable to deliver food due to dangerous road conditions. However, a make up date for the distribution has been announced. This…

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Winter Storm Damages in Franklin County

February 17, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The heavy snowfall and ice last week caused damage to at least one local business and damaged a converted chicken house in Franklin County. The first happened overnight Thursday at a farm on Plainview Road near Carnesville. Mike Crump had converted an abandoned chicken house into a hay barn…

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Bowman Council Holds Work Session this Evening

February 17, 2014

Well into the second month now for Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons and his council, as they prepare for a work session this evening. The purpose of this evening’s work session is to discuss items on the agenda for February’s regular meeting. Tonight’s work session will be held in the council chambers of Bowman City…

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Earthquake Originating from Edgefield, SC Felt in Elbert County

February 14, 2014

If the ground is a rocking, don’t come a knocking. Late Friday evening on Valentine’s Day at approximately 10:23pm a magnitude 4.4 on the Richter Scale was reported roughly twelve kilometers northwest of Edgefield, South Carolina. According to the United State Geological Service website, earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S., although less frequent than…

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Georgia DOT’s Battle With Ice at an End

February 14, 2014

The latest out from the Georgia Department of Transportation is a big sigh of relief. In a press release, Georgia DOT Employees want to thank you for your help this week battling Old Man Winter! Georgia DOT District Engineer, Bayne Smith proclaimed “By staying off state routes and interstates, you gave GDOT room to work…

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Cancellations/Closings/Delays for Friday 2/14

February 14, 2014

Updated 2/14/2014 11:27am   The following is a list of closings, cancellations, or delays for Friday, February 14th.   Closings/Cancellations   Elbert County Schools – Closed Friday (12 month employees report at 10:00am) (Optional Teacher Work Day) Elbert County High School Soccer Game – Cancelled today Discovery Center of Advantage – Closed Friday   Delays…

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Elberton Mayor Larry Guest: “We Dodged a Bullet”

February 14, 2014

The sentiment from Elberton Mayor Larry Guest is that the City of Elberton “dodged a bullet” after being hit hard by winter weather the last few days. He says they haven’t had a chance to look over everything just yet, but is grateful there were not any major power outages in the city. “We’re not…

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Black Ice a Major Concern this Morning, Be Careful

February 14, 2014

Perilous roadway conditions are possible this morning as refreezing occurred overnight and black ice is a threat across the Northeast Georgia Region, especially on bridges. If you can wait, please do not travel until after the sun rises and temperatures get above freezing to minimize your chance of encountering black ice. Georgia DOT Crews are…

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Hard Work and Great Communication Help Elbert County Pull Through Winter Storm

February 14, 2014

Communication was the main factor in Elbert County’s success in dealing with this week’s monster winter storm. That statement from Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond, who also said he was very grateful and very proud for the work put in by county/city employees, saying they went above and beyond the call of duty this…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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