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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Wants Public to be Aware of Two Different Scams

March 5, 2015

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a new scam going around our area. The scam involves someone going door to door acting as if they represent the Elbert County Volunteer Fire Department. That person then tries to solicit a donation to check your fire alarm or alarms. Do not allow that…

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Hartwell, GA District Attorney Office Closes Its Doors Due to Poor Condition

March 5, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Hartwell office of the District Attorney is closed due to dangers from lead paint. According to Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, old, chipped paint falling form the ceiling, along with other structural problems make the building unsafe for his employees. White said the old jail…

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Feral Hogs’ Damage to SW GA Crops Prompts Action from State Lawmakers

March 5, 2015

Feral hogs, a vermin well known in the Elbert County area, are causing huge amounts of damage to crops in southwest Georgia. State lawmakers, after recent events, are now considering doing away with any restrictions on hunting feral hogs. Georgia DNR Biologist Charlie Killmaster knows how destructive the pests can be. “They are a tremendous…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Meet this Evening for Work Session

March 5, 2015

It’s the first Thursday of the new month and that means that the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will gather this evening for a work session. As always, the work session serves as a period of discussion for the commissioners to examine each line item of the agenda for the Commission’s regular meeting coming up…

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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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Calendar

  • March 7, 2015 9:00 amMen’s Conference
  • March 10, 2015 6:00 pmElb Co Little League Umpires Meeting
  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmAnnual Spring Revival
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