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Gasoline Prices Ticking Upwards, Still Yet to Spike

March 12, 2014

Although gas prices haven’t spiked yet, they are still on the rise. Pump prices rose about 3 cents from last week nationwide with southeastern states making smaller gains. Last week, the market got some positive news that payrolls increased more than forecast for February. In addition, the current geopolitical tensions in Russia have the market…

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Yet Another Traffic Stop Leads to the Arrest of an EC Man on Drug Charges

March 11, 2014
Yet Another Traffic Stop Leads to the Arrest of an EC Man on Drug Charges

Traffic stops as of late in Elbert County have resulted in several drug related arrests, and that trend continued this weekend, as another traffic stop lands an Elbert County man behind bars. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a traffic stop was conducted in the early morning hours on Saturday.…

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List of Qualified Candidates Finalized

March 11, 2014

The list of qualified candidates for the upcoming elections in Elbert County has been finalized. Jumping right into a look at the races for the Elbert County Commission seats up for grabs, the race for District 2’s seat will be between Bobby Lee Vaughn (R) and Perry D. Rhodes (D). In District 4, it is…

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Utility Costs on Track to Exceed Budgeted Amount for EC School System

March 11, 2014

High utility costs seem to be having a substantial impact on the Elbert County School System. During the Board of Education’s work session yesterday, Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs said 64 percent of the utility budget has already been used up year-to-date. “Typically we would have seen through February, even given the cold weather we…

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Water System Improvements Begin in April for City of Elberton

March 11, 2014

The City of Elberton Utility Department is preparing to begin work on roughly 2.5 million dollars worth of water system improvements. According to Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn, work on the improvement is slated to begin during the first week of April. It’s a multi-phase plan that will begin with numerous amounts of water meter…

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House Fire Off of North Oliver Street Over the Weekend Being Investigated

March 11, 2014

Over the weekend, Elberton Police responded to a house fire on North Oliver Street. Officers blocked off a small portion of North Oliver while the fire burned the residence to allow fire crews to perform their jobs. According to the police report, a woman approached one of the officers and said the person who lived…

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City of Hartwell Aims to Take Over State Park

March 11, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Hartwell City Council has voted to take over the lease of Hart State Park from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Hartwell City Manager David Aldrich said the first move for the City is to secure the lease from the State of Georgia. But Aldrich said once…

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Georgia DOT Crews Resume Regular Maintenance Work

March 11, 2014

Routine maintenance continues this week by crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County, most maintenance work will take place on State Route 17 as crews will continue to service driveways that intersect with the major highway, and work will also take place to repair some damaged guardrails.…

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Search Warrant Leads to the Arrest of Five on Drug Charges

March 10, 2014

Five people are facing a linty of drug related charges after a search warrant was executed late last week. According to Investigator Lt. Terry Reese, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at a home on Nickville road late Thursday afternoon. Reese says that numerous drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized during the…

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Georgia’s January Unemployment Rate Drops

March 10, 2014
Georgia’s January Unemployment Rate Drops

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped in January to 7.3 percent. That’s down from 7.4 percent in December and over a full percentage point lower from January a year ago. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said part of the reason is due to a drop in the number of…

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