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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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IRS Says Many May be Missing Out on More Money in their Refund

February 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Now that tax filing season is underway, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding moderate to low-income tax payers they may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a work incentive for individuals and families who earn less than $51-thousand dollars a…

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Despite Winter Storm, Gas Prices Actually Drop in Elbert County

February 14, 2014

Although gas prices have remained relatively stable since the start of the year, AAA forecasts prices will rise as spring approaches. Pump prices are expected to peak around $3.75 this year, 5 cents less than 2013′s peak of $3.79 a gallon. Last year the national average increased 49 cents per gallon over 41 days, before…

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Latest Update on Roads via Elberton Police Dept.

February 13, 2014

We are pleased to see the sun out. High temperature today should reach the 40′s. Hard freeze tonight in the mid twenties. Again, please stay inside and do not try to traverse the highways unless absolutely necessary, they are still treacherous. High-temperature Friday will be in the 40′s with another front pushing through Friday night…

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Winter Weather Closings/Cancellations/Delays for Thursday February 13th

February 13, 2014

Updated 2/13/2014 7:40am   The following is a list of closings and delays for Thursday, February 13th.   Closings/Cancellations Elbert County Schools and Board Office – Closed Thursday Athens Technical College All Campuses – Closed Thursday City of Elberton Government – Closed Thursday City of Bowman Government – Closed Thursday Elberton Housing Authority – Closed…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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