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Georgia Mayor Opposed to State Lawmakers Ban on Plastic Bag Bans

March 5, 2015

A Georgia Mayor is questioning a bill that has been proposed that prohibits plastic bag bans. The Mayor of Tybee Island says that Georgia lawmakers shouldn’t be trying to enact a state law that doesn’t allow cities from banning plastic bags. Mayor Jason Buelterman says this is an issue that should be left up to…

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Massive Bare Steel Gas Line Replacement Project Underway in Elberton

March 4, 2015

A required project is moving forward in the City of Elberton. Work began this week on replacing13.75 miles of Natural Gas Bare Steel line in the city. To pay for the project, the city had to approve yet another capital lease, this time in the amount of $1.9 million. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn says…

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TJ and Friends Bass Tourney Coming up on Saturday

March 4, 2015

The 5th Annual TJ and Friends Memorial Bass Tournament is coming up this weekend. This is the first fundraiser of the year for the TJ and Friends Foundation, and it will be hosted at the Elbert Boat Ramp on Richard B. Russell Lake on Saturday. TJ and Friends Vice President Darren Scarborough, in studio earlier…

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Two New Garbage Trucks Purchased by City of Elberton

March 4, 2015

The City of Elberton has authorized the purchase of two new solid waste trucks for the city’s solid waste division of the Public Works Department. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council, a capital lease was approved for the purchase of two 20 cubic yard New Way Cobra Rear Load Solid Waste…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Their Climb Upwards

March 4, 2015

Gasoline prices across the nation have increased for 37 consecutive days, for a grand total of roughly 40 cents. The national average, according to AAA, is $2.41 for regular unleaded, 12 cents higher than last week’s average. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins attributes the higher national average to surging gasoline prices in California. However, Jenkins says…

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ECCHS Winter Awards Banquet Takes Place Next Week

March 4, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School winter sports awards banquet is now less than a week away. Tickets are still being sold for those who would like to attend to see the recognition of student athletes in sports including girls basketball, boys basketball, wrestling, varsity basketball cheerleading, and junior varsity cheerleading. As has been the…

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Sweet City Landfill Suit Goes Before Georgia Supreme Court

March 3, 2015

The Supreme Court of Georgia is expected to hear the case regarding the proposed Sweet City Landfill. It is a result of Elbert County appealing a ruling from the Elbert County Superior Court, which issued an order saying that the county’s solid waste ordinance violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The county’s attorneys…

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Elberton City Council Votes on Hiring New City Attorney

March 3, 2015

Tomorrow morning in Atlanta, Georgia current Elberton City Attorney Chris R. Phelps will be sworn in as Superior Court Judge. Phelps will succeed the Honorable John H. Bailey, who retired on January 1st of this year. With Phelps set to take over as Superior Court Judge, that leaves the City of Elberton without an attorney…

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City of Bowman Still Looking to Purchase Entire MedLink Building

March 3, 2015

The City of Bowman continues to engage in talks with Ty Cobb Healthcare Systems regarding the MedLink building inside of the Bowman City Limits. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, the city along with Ty Cobb own part of the building that MedLink occupies. The city began trying to acquire the building from Ty…

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Elbert Memorial CEO Talks Rural Healthcare with Elbert Commissioners at Retreat

March 3, 2015

Elbert Memorial’s bounce back month in January was very good news for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, who last year voted for a one mil increase to help fund charity care costs. New Elbert Memorial CEO Brandon Clary was in attendance Friday at the Board of Commissioners retreat to discuss the hospital. Starting off…

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