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UGA’s Director of Atmospheric Sciences Comments on EPA’s New Emission Standards for Coal

June 4, 2014

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency released proposed regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants. According to the EPA, one-third of greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity generation, and coal, the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, is responsible for the majority of that. The new regulations ask existing plants to reduce carbon emissions…

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Gasoline Prices Begin to Decline Again, Down 5 Cents in EC

June 4, 2014

Gas prices in the southeast made modest declines last week and the discount at the pump is likely to continue in the near future. The price of oil fell for the first time in four months because of increased supplies, decreased consumer spending and easing geopolitical tensions according to Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA. Crude oil…

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Elberton Council Approves New Secondhand Dealer Ordinance

June 3, 2014

A new ordinance goes into effect in the city of Elberton that affects local pawn shops and secondhand dealers. Ordinance 2184 creates additional licensing requirements for secondhand dealers within the city. Required under the new ordinance are for the secondhand dealer to take a picture of the item being brought in, take a picture of…

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Elberton Man Arrested After Weekend License Check

June 3, 2014
Elberton Man Arrested After Weekend License Check

A weekend license check in Elbert County lands an Elberton man in jail on cocaine related charges. On Friday, a license check was conducted by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office at the intersection of Kathwood Drive Extension and Brewers Bridge Road. As a result of that particular check, 32-year-old James G. Eberhardt was arrested after…

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American Red Cross Heading back to Elberton Next Week

June 3, 2014

The American Red Cross is already preparing for its next blood drive in Elbert County after coming off a pair of very successful drives. Over the last two months, two blood drives have been held in Elbert County where a total of 117 units of blood were donated over those two drives. In April at…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Annual Summer Ride Coming up this Weekend

June 3, 2014

It’s that time of year for one of the bigger fundraising events for the TJ and Friends Foundation. That event will be the foundation’s 7th Annual Summer Ride. This year’s ride will depart from A&D Cycles located off the four-lane in Elberton at 9:00am Saturday morning. While at this point rain doesn’t seem too likely…

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Broad River Employer Quarterly Meeting Coming up at End of June

June 3, 2014

Later this month the Elberton Civic Center will play host to the quarterly meeting of the Elberton/Broad River Area Employer Committee. The theme for this meeting will be Overcoming Adversity, how to achieve goals and excel in life despite obstacles and limiting circumstances. The featured speaker for the meeting will be Mr. Markey Walker, Athens…

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ACCG Executive Director Tours Elbert County

June 2, 2014

Elbert County welcomed a special guest late last week to take a look around at various areas of the county. Accompanying Elbert County Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon and Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas was Ross King with Advancing Georgia’s Counties (ACCG). King serves as the Executive Director for the organization. He says there are four…

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Development Authority Director Comments On Local Unemployment

June 2, 2014

Released late last week was the jobs report on a county by county basis, which showed Elbert County maintaining the same unemployment rate from March to April. Holding steady at 7.9 percent over the two months, Elbert County Economic Development Director Beth Eavenson says that it’s good news, but slightly troubling at the same time.…

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Elberton City Council To Hold Meeting This Aftertnoon

June 2, 2014

We are barely into the month of June, but already the Elberton Mayor and Council are holding their regular meeting for the month later today. Opening up this evening’s meeting will be a public hearing with the purpose of receiving written and oral comments on the Fiscal Year 2015 proposed budget. Following the hearing, the…

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Calendar

  • January 29, 2015 7:00 pmThe Inspirations gospel concert
  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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