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Gasoline Prices Increase, but Hold Stead in Elbert County this Week

April 30, 2014

Gasoline prices increased nationwide and in Georgia this week. Refinery production has increased dramatically and there is hope that supplies will begin to build across the region. At this point there still is uncertainty in the market because other parts of the country, such as the Northeast, have particularly low supplies and this could affect…

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Elberton Man Killed After being Hit by Vehicle on Sunday

April 29, 2014

An Elberton man is dead after being struck by an automobile over the weekend. It happened around 7:00pm Sunday evening says Elbert County EMS Director and Coroner Chuck Almond. Elbert County 911 received a call at 7:05pm on Sunday about a man being struck by a vehicle in the Harmony Road area says Almond. “Emergency…

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Severe Weather Could be a Factor Today

April 29, 2014

The brunt of the severe weather that ripped through parts of Arkansas, leaving 14 dead over the weekend, has arrived here in Northeast Georgia. This weather system is expected to bring a possibility of severe weather and some heavy rains as well. “We’re going to be getting anywhere from five to seven inches of rain.…

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Still No Final Ruling on Ward’s Candidacy Eligibility for School Board District 3′s Race

April 29, 2014

We’re halfway home in regards to a final decision regarding the candidacy of Donald Wayne Ward, who is running for the District 3 Seat on the Elbert County Board of Education. Held yesterday afternoon was a hearing to determine just that. Ward is running against Incumbent Pamela Jo Phelps in the May primary election. Ward’s…

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Same Song and Dance as Elbert Memorial Continues to Struggle Financially

April 29, 2014

Financial struggles continue to be the main focus of the Elbert Memorial Hospital. During yesterday evening’s Hospital Authority Board meeting, the financial report for March 2014 was presented, and the numbers were not very encouraging. Elbert Memorial posted a net income loss of $332,000; which is down substantially from the $185,000 gain that was seen…

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Early Voting for Elbert County Underway

April 29, 2014

Early voting for the May Primaries is underway in Elbert County. Early voting began yesterday, and will continue until May 16th at 5:00pm. As required by law, when there is a Federal or State election taking place, a Saturday vote must be held, and that date in Elbert County is on May 10th from 9:00am…

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Lots of Rain Potentially on the Way for Elbert County and Northeast Georgia

April 28, 2014
Lots of Rain Potentially on the Way for Elbert County and Northeast Georgia

Northeast Georgia stands to get a good soaking over the next few days if all holds true from the National Weather Service. A flood watch remains in effect in Elbert and surrounding counties until Wednesday. According to Tony Sturey with the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg office, possible thundershowers will likely produce severe weather up until…

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UGA President Feels a “Full Cost of Attendance” Will Eventually be in Place

April 28, 2014

Last week, University of Georgia President Jere Morehead spoke to reporters regarding pay raises for staff at the University of Georgia. In addition to that subject, Morehead talked about a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board, which is allowing Northwester University athletes to unionize if they so choose. Morehead says the SEC and…

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Suspect(s) Sought in Banks County Bomb Threat

April 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Banks County, authorities are searching for the person who left what appeared to be a bomb in a Starbuck’s parking lot. It happened Thursday morning, according to Banks County Sheriff Carissa McFaddin, at the Starbucks in Banks Crossing at the 149 I-85 Exit. “The manager was advised…

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Major Traffic Shift Occuring in Athens Today

April 28, 2014

A major traffic shift takes place today on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street and Olympic Street announces the Georgia Department of Transportation. State Route 10 Loop northbound traffic will move from its current location on the outer loop north to the inner loop or southbound side to use the new SR 10 Bridge.…

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