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Gas Prices on the Increase Nationally and State Wide, but Drop in EC

November 20, 2013

The cost for a barrel of oil fell last week for the sixth week in a row and remains below $95 a barrel. Although crude prices moved lower, retail gas prices remained relatively flat from the week prior. Increased supplies continue to place bearish pressure on oil prices. U.S. stockpiles of crude oil rose for…

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Burglaries Still on the Rise in Our Area

November 19, 2013

The holiday season is on our doorstep, and that usually means an increase in burglaries due to the results of holiday shopping. In Elbert County, Sheriff Melvin Andrews says his office has seen a significant increase in the amount of burglaries in the area. “We are currently working several cases where homes have been forcibly…

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Duck Hunting Season Begins this Weekend in Georgia

November 19, 2013

Its time to get quacked! Despite that line sounding like it came from a Mighty Ducks movie, it does mean that the beginning of duck hunting season is only a few days away. State Waterfowl Biologist for the Georgia DNR Greg Balkcom explains what Georgia duck hunters will need in order to participate in this…

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EC School Board Final Governing Body to Agree to Intergovernmental Contract

November 19, 2013

The final piece of the puzzle has fallen into place, and demolition work at the old Hawes Center property should be beginning very soon. Yesterday evening, the Elbert County Board of Education became the final governing body to agree to terms laid out in an intergovernmental contract concerning the demolition of the Hawes Center property…

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A Decision to Come Later on Proposed Field House at ECCHS

November 19, 2013

Still no final blueprints yet for the proposed field house at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Part of Phase Two renovations at the high school, the field house has been put through several different revisions to get the building more in line with what the school district can afford to pay. According to School…

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Hart Co. Commissioner Dead at 68

November 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Funeral services will take place Wednesday in Hartwell for Hart County Commissioner Dan Reyen. Reyen died Saturday at his home. The cause of death is not known. A retired Army Major, Reyen had served as the District 2 Commissioner for Hart County since 2002 and had lived in Hart…

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MADD Getting Word Out About Preventing Drunk Driving during Holiday Season

November 18, 2013

The holiday season is on our doorstep, and that means that several different holiday parties will be going on celebrating the holiday season. A recent study conducted by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) organization revealed that 75% of people surveyed over the age of 21 said they have seen someone try to drive home…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful’s Recycling “Happy Hour” Coming Up

November 18, 2013

The first official organized event is coming up this weekend for the Keep Elbert County Beautiful chapter of the Keep America Beautiful organization. The event is a recycling “happy hour”, which will help Elbert County residents dispose of certain items that are usually difficult to recycle. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas goes into detail about…

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EC School Board Expected to Vote on Intergovernmental Contract this Evening

November 18, 2013

The final piece of the puzzle missing from an intergovernmental agreement between the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, Elberton City Council, and Elbert County Board of Education should fall into place later today. The Elbert County Board of Education will hold their regular meeting for the month of November, where discussion will take place before…

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Georgia DOT Crews back to Work this Week

November 18, 2013

Vegetation trimming work by the Georgia Department of Transportation is expected to continue beginning today, as long as the weather cooperates. DOT Crews in Elbert County will trim roadside vegetation on State Routes 368, 72, and 79 all this week until Friday November 22nd at 5:30pm. In Hart County, crews will trim along State Route…

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