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US Corps Website Expected to be Operational at Some Point this Week

August 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Lake people and anglers who like to regularly check on lake levels in the Upper Savannah River District have been without their daily resource for almost a month. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District Web site’s Water Managers Page is still down but should be back…

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Average Gas Price in Elbert Co. Increases Slightly Compared to US and GA.

August 20, 2014

Gas prices continued to slide last week. Motorists are reaping the benefits of booming domestic oil production which has provided the cheapest gas prices for August in years said Mark Jenkins AAA spokesman. He added that the price of oil declined slightly last week, so gas prices could slip even more this week. Tensions between…

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Two Arrested on Possession of Meth with Intent Charges

August 19, 2014

A Friday evening traffic stop lands two Elbert County residents in jail on possession of meth with intent charges. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says the stop occurred on Rock Branch Road. “Officer on patrol clocked the vehicle going 70 mph in a 45 mph zone”, said Andrews. After the vehicle was stopped, Sheriff Andrews…

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EC School Board Approves Graduation Ceremony Participation Requirement Policy

August 19, 2014

A policy update regarding graduation requirements for high school students was discussed at the Board of Education regular meeting on Monday evening. The regulation, dubbed IKDB – R1, would implement new requirements for students to acquire their diplomas in the future. Some of the new requirements for high school seniors include attendance, having the required…

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Georgia Unemployment Increases for Second Straight Month

August 19, 2014

Georgia’s unemployment rate increased for the second straight month according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says an excess of temporary government lay offs accounts for much of the…

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Congressman Collins Gives Weekly Republican Address

August 19, 2014

Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins was selected last week to give the latest Weekly Republican Address. In his speech, Collins had a clear cut message to the United States Senate, encouraging them to act on numerous pieces of legislation passed by the US House of Representatives. “We’ve passed bill after bill to help our…

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EC Chamber Announces Monthly Award Winners

August 19, 2014

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has revealed its Industry and Business of the Month winners for August. The Community Pride Committee of the Chamber of Commerce is the group that selects the Industry, Entrepreneur, and Business of the month recipients. For August, the committee selected Star Granite as Industry of the Month and the…

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Elbert County BOE Holds Regular Meeting Tonight

August 18, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Education meets this evening for their regular meeting for the month of August. If the board’s work session is any indication, today’s meeting should be quite short and bare boned. The home school policy update that was discussed during the work session will officially be put on the table for…

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Better Business Bureau Gives Heads Up on Common Cell Phone Scam

August 18, 2014
Better Business Bureau Gives Heads Up on Common Cell Phone Scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning of a cell phone scam that could add money to your cell bill every month. Mike Boynton with the Bureau says the scam starts off with a text message you probably have gotten at least once in the past. “So you get this text message out of the blue…

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Routine Maintenance Plans Announced by Georgia DOT for EC and Surrounding Counties

August 18, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Crews will work Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 23. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if weather permits. Elbert – A crew will trim vegetation growing alongside SR 77 and SR 72. This work…

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Calendar

  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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