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Open House This Evening for Elbert Co. Schools

August 8, 2013
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It’s nearly time for the classrooms at Elbert County Schools to be full. How can you tell? Well, open houses across the entire school system are set to take place later today. From 3:00pm until 5:30pm this evening, the Blackwell Learning Center, Elbert County Primary, and Elbert County Elementary School will each open their doors…

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Crews Back to Work on State Route 172

August 8, 2013
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Crews from E.R. Snell Contracting returned back to work on the State Route 172 resurfacing project on Monday. According to Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope, work has been completed on the two foot shoulder widening portion of the work that took place in July. She says the addition of those shoulders automatically make…

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Work Session Planned for Elbert Co. Board of Commissioners

August 8, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session later this evening. The goal of the work session will be to discuss items on the agenda for Monday’s upcoming regular meeting of the commission. Expected to be discussed in depth this evening is the major issue of economic development for the county. More…

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Bond Set for Bama Man Who Stole Piece of GA Guidestones

August 7, 2013
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Bond has been set for the Alabama man who was found to be in possession of a stolen piece of the Georgia Guidestones Monument. 37-Year-Old William Jeremy Ellis of Anniston, Alabama was arrested by deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office in the early morning hours on Saturday, August 3rd. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough…

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All Areas of Richard B. Russell State Park Re-Opened

August 7, 2013
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All Areas of Richard B. Russell State Park Re-Opened

Everything is a go at Richard B. Russell State Park. Before now, heavy rains had caused the lakes on the Savannah River to be over their respective full pool levels, but as the US Army Corps of Engineers have continuously been releasing water, the lakes are only just a hair above normal levels. Due to…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Seeks Positive Relationship with City of Elberton

August 7, 2013
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The most recent stop for the Keep Elbert County Beautiful train was at Monday evening’s regular meeting of the Elberton City Council. A representative from the organization was present at the Bowman City Council meeting last month, and the group is continuing to try and receive support from all the governing bodies in Elbert County.…

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Georgia DOT Planning Traffic Shift Today in Athens, GA

August 7, 2013
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A major traffic shift is planned for today in Athens, GA; assuming the weather cooperates today. The reason for the shift is due to a project where a new interchange is being constructed on the State Route 10 Loop, Peter Street, and Olympic Street intersection to replace the existing signalized intersection. The shift is expected…

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Gas Prices Hold Steady in Georgia, Drop Slightly in Elbert Co.

August 7, 2013
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Gas Prices Hold Steady in Georgia, Drop Slightly in Elbert Co.

Oil prices remain relatively stable, although expensive; the stability has helped keep pump prices from spiking as initially forecast. Currently, equal pressures weigh on the market such as the Labor Department’s report of fewer jobs being added in July than expected. Along with increased tensions in the Middle East and North Africa with the worldwide…

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Piece of GA Guidestones Recovered After Nearly Four Years

August 6, 2013
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Piece of GA Guidestones Recovered After Nearly Four Years

After nearly four years, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has recovered an item from the Georgia Guidestones reported stolen. The item in question, a small cube of granite taken from the top of the stones, was recovered after deputies noticed three individuals on the surveillance cameras that monitor the land mark. “Deputies got a call…

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Southside Community Not a Huge Fan of Recent Changes to City’s Recycling and Limb Pick-Up Service

August 6, 2013
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The first full month of the latest changes to the City of Elberton’s recycling and leaf and limb pick-up service is complete, and residents in the Southside Community aren’t exactly thrilled with them. Elberton resident Roy Hartley, speaking on behalf of himself and the Southside Neighborhood Watch, feels the changes are not in the best…

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