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Midpoint of Final Week of Early Voting Begins Today

October 29, 2014

The halfway point of the final week of early voting is here. At the close of the polls on Tuesday, a total of 190 voters stopped by to cast their ballots, bringing the total amount of walk-in early voters to 1,268. Add in 155 received absentee ballots, and so far in the early voting period,…

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Bowman City Council Approves Updated Nuisance Ordinance

October 29, 2014

More news out of the City of Bowman, after several years the city’s nuisance ordinance has received a much needed revision. During their meeting on Monday, the Bowman Council held the second reading and approval of the city’s new nuisance ordinance. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons outlined what the new ordinance entails. “It will help…

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AAA: Gasoline Prices Continue to Plummet in Georgia

October 29, 2014

If you buy gas today, don’t be shocked to see prices fall soon after your purchase. That is how fast prices have been falling in Georgia according to AAA. Josh Carrasco with AAA says that the Thanksgiving travel season is shaping up to be pretty friendly on driver’s wallets this year. “We might see a…

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Two Candidates in District Two Seek Elected Office for First Time

October 28, 2014

District two features a race that has no incumbent running, as current District Two Commissioner Harold Reynolds is not seeking re-election. Running for the seat is Bobby Lee Vaughn (Republican) and Perry Rhodes (Democrat). The candidates responded a question regarding some of the weaknesses of Elbert County, and what they would do as commissioners to…

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District Four Candidate Coverage from Fall Political Forum

October 28, 2014

Turning the focus now to District Four, this district does indeed feature a race between a current sitting commissioner and a challenger. Incumbent Kenneth Ashworth (Republican) is being challenged by Donnie O’Neal Saddler (Democrat) for his seat. The candidates were asked the same questions as everyone else in attendance at the forum yesterday evening, and…

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District Five Candidates Face Off at Political Forum

October 28, 2014

Last, but certainly not least, is the county’s Fifth District, which just like District Four, features a race between a current commissioner and a candidate seeking elected office for the first time. Incumbent Freddie Jones (Democrat) faces challenger Zeb Worley (Republican) in the race for District Five. As was the case with both Districts Two…

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Collins Comments on Federal Government’s Handling of Ebola’s Arrival to US

October 28, 2014
Collins Comments on Federal Government’s Handling of Ebola’s Arrival to US

Congressman Doug Collins recently gave some serious praise to Emory University and other medical facilities for how they have handled the Ebola virus’ arrival in the United States. Speaking at the US House of Representatives Oversight Committee’s hearing on Friday in regards to the Federal Government’s response to the Ebola outbreak, Collins said the Center…

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New Agreement Signed Regarding Savannah River Basin

October 28, 2014

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southeastern Power Administration, and Duke Energy signed a new operating agreement in Elberton, Georgia, Oct. 17 defining how water resources will be shared among the Duke Energy and Corps reservoirs in the Savannah River Basin. This operating agreement will increase drought tolerance within the watershed and promote…

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Two Rabies Cases Surface in Elbert County, Bringing Total Amoun to Three for 2014

October 27, 2014

The Elbert County Health Department confirms that there have been two recent cases of rabies in the Elbert County area. Both incidents occurred on Tuesday, October 21st. The first was reported in the area of Athens Highway, where a skunk fought with a cat that tested positive for the rabies virus. The second occurred on…

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Political Forum for Three Board of Commissioner Races Takes Place this Evening

October 27, 2014

As the final week of early voting arrives just ahead of the November 4th election, a special political forum will be held this evening. WSGC radio will host the candidates from all three races for seats on the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, as a chance for the public to get to know who is…

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