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Major Traffic Shift Coming on Monday in Athens on State Route 10 Loop

April 24, 2014
Major Traffic Shift Coming on Monday in Athens on State Route 10 Loop

Georgia DOT announces a major traffic shift Monday, April 28 on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street and Olympic Street as an interchange is built to replace the existing signalized intersection if weather cooperates. State Route 10 Loop northbound traffic will move from its current location on the outer loop north to the inner…

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April’s Classified Employee of the Month Recognized Monday Night

April 24, 2014

A monthly tradition continued earlier this week at the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting. During the meeting was the special presentation of the school system’s Classified Employee of the Month award. This month’s recipient was Dorothy Link, who serves as Superintendent Chuck Bell’s Administrative Assistant. He talks about what he said to those…

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Sister City Fundraiser Coming up this Weekend

April 24, 2014

The Elberton Sister City program is back on the fundraising grind. Coming up this Saturday, the program will be holding their annual Sister City Bubba Burger fundraiser. The cost is six dollars per back. Pick up will be from 11:00am until 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon at the Pinnacle Bank parking lot located beside Walgreens. All…

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County Alters Payback Schedule to General Fund Due to Low SPLOST Collections

April 23, 2014

The decline in SPLOST revenue collections has prompted the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to alter the payback schedule to the county’s general fund. Prior to the 2011 SPLOST vote passing, the county took on several projects which included the construction of new fire stations and some road resurfacing. According to Chief Financial Officer Phil…

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Gas Prices Increase Again, Finally Beginning to Stabilize However

April 23, 2014

Gas prices are beginning to stabilize after going on a streak of more than 20 days of increases. Gas prices typically peak in the spring. During the last three years, prices peaked in February 2013, April 2012, and May 2011. Summer gas prices become more volatile, greatly influenced by demand, geopolitical tension and natural disasters.…

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Former Blue Devil Coach to Be Inducted into GACA Hall of Fame

April 23, 2014

Legendary Blue Devil football coach T. McFerrin will be inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame later this spring. McFerrin led the Blue Devils to a state championship in 1995, and more recently another state crown with the Jefferson Dragons. Coaching for 38 years, he posted a win-loss record of 340-102-4 and is…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Bid to Repair Bridge on River Road

April 23, 2014

Work will soon begin on repairs to the bridge on River Road, which crosses Wahatchee Creek. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas explained to the Elbert County Board of Commissioners what exactly the issue was with the bridge. “The bridge abutment has come loose from the bridge, and is actually leaning over towards the creek, so…

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Business and Industry of the Month Award Winners Revealed

April 23, 2014

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has revealed April’s winners for Business and Industry of the Month. The Community Pride Committee of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce this month selected Elberton Surgical, LLC as business of the month. Hailo, LLC was selected by the committee as Industry of the Month in Elbert County. May’s…

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Elbert County Man Leads Deputies on Wild Chase Through Bowman Over the Weekend

April 22, 2014
Elbert County Man Leads Deputies on Wild Chase Through Bowman Over the Weekend

Not such a Good Friday for one Elbert County man, who faces a laundry list of charges after leading deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on a chase through Bowman. On Friday, April 18th, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says 25-year-old Aaron Jacob Johnson of a Bowman, GA address was traveling down Deep Creek…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve Proposal to Sell Old Stephens School Property to City of Elberton

April 22, 2014

A decision has been made by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to sell the old Stephens School property. During the commission’s regular meeting last night, the commissioners approved a proposal from the City of Elberton to purchase the property located off of Tate Street. The building has previously been used for the alternative school…

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