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Elbert County’s Unemployment Rate Increases from May to June

August 6, 2014

As reported in July, the State of Georgia’s unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent, up from 7.2 percent from May to June. Elbert County, followed that trend, as the county’s unemployment rate also increased two tenths of a percentage point, up to 8.5 percent unemployment from May to June. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says…

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Lowest Gas Prices for August in Quite Some Time

August 6, 2014
Lowest Gas Prices for August in Quite Some Time

Some great news for those hitting the gasoline pumps in August, as the national average for gas prices in August have hit their lowest marks since 2010. On August 1st, 2010 the national average was $2.74 for regular unleaded. The current national average, which stands at $3.50, is three cents cheaper than last week and…

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Major Traffic Shift in Athens Complete

August 6, 2014
Major Traffic Shift in Athens Complete

The major traffic shift that took place on Monday in Athens has been successfully completed on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street, and Olympic Street project. The previous “four-leg” intersection where Peter Street and Olympic Drive intersect with the Loop is now a “three-leg” intersection, removing the Olympic Drive “leg”. Access to Olympic Drive…

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Elberton Council Going to Move Forward with Samuel Elbert Hotel Project, For Now

August 5, 2014
Elberton Council Going to Move Forward with Samuel Elbert Hotel Project, For Now

It seems the Elberton City Council is in agreement when it comes to moving forward on the Samuel Elbert Hotel project. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said the feedback he received from the council showed various levels of support for the project, but with that support came some concerns. The first of which was getting…

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Heavy Traffic Expected for First Day of School in Elbert County Tomorrow

August 5, 2014

The first day of school for Elbert County is tomorrow, and with that first day comes heavy back to school traffic. That is the expectation from Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh, who is reminding parents and student drivers to be patient for the first couple of days back. He says the traffic plan will remain…

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Georgia DOT Continues Routine Maintenance Work this Week

August 5, 2014

Routine maintenance activities continue this week in Elbert and surrounding counties according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation. In Elbert County, a crew will trim vegetation growing alongside State Route 77 and 72. In Franklin County, a crew will restriped faded pavement markings on State Route 17, while another crew will…

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Applications Now Being Accepted for 7th Annual Granite City Cook-Off

August 5, 2014

Applications are currently being sought for those wanting to put their barbequing skills to the test. On September 13th, the downtown square in Elberton is aiming to be packed with over twenty grills for the 7th annual Granite City Cook Off. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says applications are being accepted for grillers, vendors, and…

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Congressman Collins Votes in Favor of Legislation to Sue the President

August 5, 2014

Georgia’s District 9 Congressman Doug Collins votes in favor of legislation that would allow the House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama. The Congressman voted yes last week on House Resolution 676, which, according to the legislation, gives the House the authority to initiate a lawsuit based on the President’s repeated changes to and…

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Elbert County Remains Abnormally Dry in Latest Drought Monitor Report

August 4, 2014

The latest US Drought Monitor report shows that a majority of the state of Georgia remains drought free. Nearly 80% to be exact says State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey. He says the majority of dryness in the state falls under what is classified as D0, which means abnormally dry, though Murphey says some D1,…

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Elberton Council Expected to Discuss Sameul Elbert Hotel Project this Evening

August 4, 2014

The Elberton Mayor and City Council meet this evening for their regular meeting for the month of August. In contrast to the last few council meetings, this evening’s agenda is quite busy. While no speakers from the floor are scheduled, there are few resolutions up for consideration, which include a resolution authorizing the volunteer firefighters…

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