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Several Arrests Made this Weekend by Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

April 9, 2014

A busy weekend for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office as several license check points and traffic stops lead to numerous arrests.   On Friday, 50-year-old Debra White of a Cromer Road address was arrested on charges of Failure to Maintain Lane, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Possession of Open Alcohol Container. Also arrested…

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Hart County Set to Take Over Two Parks from US Army Corps of Engineers

April 9, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County has agreed to lease two parks on Lake Hartwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At their regular meeting last month, the Board of Commissioners voted to lease both Long Point and Milltown Parks. Both parks were scheduled for permanent closure by the U.S. Army…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Upward Tick in Prices

April 9, 2014

Gasoline prices continued their spring push this week amid tightened supplies and increasing demand. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is the highest since August. Prices in Georgia reached their highest levels since September 2013. Every spring refiners are required to switch to producing summer-blend gasoline by May 1, with gasoline required…

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Three More Guns Recovered from March 11th Burglary

April 8, 2014

Additional items that were stolen in March have been recovered by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a burglary was reported off of Jaudon Road back on March 11th. During that burglary, Scarborough says a total of nine guns and one television were stolen from…

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First Volunteer Clean Up Day in Bowman Goes Quite Well

April 8, 2014

Not too far down the road for the city of Bowman is its Big Iron Crank Up, and ahead of that event, a volunteer day to help clean up the city was held this past Saturday. Nearly twenty strong turned out this weekend, and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said it was a great turnout.…

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Elberton City Council Approves a Pair of Resolutions

April 8, 2014

The Elberton City Council approved two resolutions yesterday evening, and placed a new ordinance on first reading. A slight change was made to a resolution in which the city would accept a donation of .34 acres of land and quit claim an adjacent .207 acres. New language which read as “and as additional consideration the…

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Georgia Governor Deal Speaks at UGA Yesterday

April 8, 2014

Parts of the state that complain about not getting a fair share of business and industrial development have been told to step up and do more. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, speaking at the University of Georgia yesterday, offered some advice on making local areas more enticing for businesses. “They should follow the lead of the…

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Nearly Five Acres of Land Transferred Over to EC School Board

April 8, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education now owns roughly five more acres of land in Elbert County. That was the case after a called meeting yesterday afternoon by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners in which the lone item was to deed over about five acres of surplus land to the Elbert County Board of…

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Elbert County Population Numbers Decrease in 2013, According to US Census Bureau

April 7, 2014

As reported some time ago by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Elbert County’s population has been decreasing. That is a common trend this time shown by the United States Census Bureau in its 2013 population estimates. In 2010, Elbert County’s population according to the census was 20,166; in 2012 that number dropped down to…

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Pollen Going to Continue to be a Problem in the Coming Months

April 7, 2014

We have barely had time to enjoy the spring weather and already pollen numbers have begun to soar. Late last week, pollen count numbers hit over 2,700 in the state. Allergist Dr. Stanly Fineman says it is mostly tree pollen at this point. “From talking to biologists, the trees are taking on a lot of…

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