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Gas Prices Down in Elbert County this Week, Down Nationally and Statewide as Well

December 18, 2013

Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers. Gasoline consumption dropped for the fifth week in a row, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). After the price for a barrel of oil jumped nearly seven dollars, it moved lower when the EIA reported gasoline inventories rose the most in 11 months…

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Some Advice on Making Sure Your Tree Stays Freshing Through Christmas

December 18, 2013

Christmas is now officially a week away, and for some time now, many have had their Christmas trees on display in their homes, and places of work. Mike Bondi, with the United States Department of Agriculture has some key tips to keep in mind to make sure your tree stays fresh through Christmas Day. “Locate…

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EC Board of Education Recognizes December Classified Employee of the Month

December 17, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education met for the final time this year yesterday evening. During the board’s December regular meeting, the new tradition of honoring a classified employee continued. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell explained the monthly recognition of an employee of the month was started to show gratitude to those employees who…

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Better Business Bureau Reminds Online Users this Holiday Season to be Careful

December 17, 2013

Online users this time of year should use extra caution, those words from the Better Business Bureau. Dottie Coleo, manager of communications for the Greater Atlanta, Athens and NE Georgia BBB, warns online shoppers and general online users alike, that thieves, pranksters and even sexual predators come out in droves this time of the year.…

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A Nice Surprise for Bomwan City Employees Heading into Christmas Time

December 17, 2013

It seems that Christmas is coming early for the City of Bowman’s employees. At an extremely short called meeting held yesterday afternoon at city hall. The Bowman City Council approved a motion that would more than double what the city’s employees typically receive each year for their respective bonuses. Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson said it…

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Congressman Collins’ Israel Legislation Passes Unanimously on House Floor

December 17, 2013

Georgia’s 9th Congressional District Representative Doug Collins sees his Israel Legislation pass unanimously on the house floor. Last week the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1992, the Israel QME (Qualitative Military Edge) Enhancement Act. Speaking on the floor last week, Congressman Collins explained the purpose of the resolution. “This legislation allows congress to conduct…

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Two Dead in Atlanta From the Flu, Another Reminder to Get Vaccinated

December 17, 2013

As if we needed another reminder to get vaccinated for the flu, as last week two people in the Atlanta area were claimed by the virus. Doctor Lyn Finelli with the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta says that a majority of deaths are caused by underlying medical conditions. “Most people that die from the…

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Another Push for Public Awareness on Preventing Burglaries by the EC Sheriff’s Office

December 16, 2013

Coming on the back of the arrest of a Hartwell, GA man responsible for several burglaries in Elbert and surrounding counties, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is increasing public awareness to help prevent future burglaries. Arrested last week was 31-year-old Cedric Armon Rucker of Hartwell, GA, who was responsible for seven burglaries in Elbert County,…

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Final American Red Cross Blood Drive of 2013 Takes Place Today

December 16, 2013

The American Red Cross is in the full swing of their 2013-2014 winter blood drive campaign, and the organization is back in Elbert County today for the final time in 2013 for another blood drive. Red Cross Spokesperson Kristin Stancil says that this is a time of the year when historically, the blood supply decreases,…

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Elbert County ROTC Can Drive Ends Today

December 16, 2013

The Elbert County JROTC is doing their part to try and make the holidays special for those in need this season. The program is holding a can drive to benefit the Elberton Branch of the Salvation Army. Those who want to donate to the drive can drop off non-perishable foods at Kimbrell’s Furniture or at…

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