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Tax Season in Georgia Off to a Good Start

March 7, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Tax season is into full swing and everything seems to be running smoothly, according to the Internal Revenue Service. According to IRS spokesman Mark Green, all taxpayers should have received their 1099 forms and W-2 forms by this point in order to do their taxes. Green says that…

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Work Session This Evening for Elbert County Commission

March 7, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session this evening to go over items on the agenda for the regular meeting coming up on Monday. One of the items that the commissioners will discuss the formation of an Elbert County Recycling and Trash Committee to work with the solid waste department to…

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Elbert County Receives Some Storm Damage

March 6, 2013

Yesterday evening’s weather caused some pretty substantial damage across Elbert County. Many thought that perhaps a tornado had touched down in the county, but the National Weather Service still has not confirmed that to be the case. Elbert County Emergency Services Director Chuck Almond says that what can be confirmed is that some dangerous winds…

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Renovations at Elbert County High School Set to Beging This Summer

March 6, 2013

Since the first time opening its doors in 1976, the Elbert County school board is looking at making major renovations to the Elbert County High School. In the last E-SPLOST vote it was approved for 7.45 million dollars in bonds to go towards renovations at the high school. Elbert County Superintendent Rick Higginbotham explains some…

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Gas Prices Retreat for the First Time in Just Over a Month

March 6, 2013

For the first time since January, the weekly average for a gallon of gas has retreated. AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash recaps the climb of the gasoline prices that help make February’s average of $3.65 the highest in history. “The national average increased for 36 consecutive days from Jan. 17th to Feb. 22nd”,…

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Great Opening Weekend for Oliver! at the Elbert Theatre

March 6, 2013

Opening weekend is in the books for Encore Productions first show of the 2013 Theatre Season. Oliver! Director Bob Paul said that the show had a great opening weekend. “We had a really good opening weekend, and we had good attendance and good response from the audience”, said Paul. “The cast did a super job,…

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Franklin County Schools Preping for Financial Impact of the Sequester

March 6, 2013

With the sequester now in place, Franklin County School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell said the school system is expecting even more funding cuts next fiscal year. Dr. Odell said the school board is being told by the state to expect more cuts of up to 15%-18% because of the sequester. Dr. Odell said those cuts…

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Stop Signs Being Removed at Three Rail Crossings in Elberton

March 6, 2013

Some slight changes are coming to a few rail road crossings in the city of Elberton. The city approved a new resolution during their regular meeting on Monday to remove stop signs at three rail road crossings in the city where Williams, Willow, and Locklin Streets cross the CSX Rail Line running through town. The…

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Elberton City Council Approves “No Parking Zone” Resolution

March 5, 2013

Fair week in Elbert County just got a lot safer after the Elberton City Council adopted a resolution to implement a no parking zone along North Oliver Street. The zone will extend for Poplar Springs Road to Clairmont Avenue on the west and from Elmhurst Drive to Clairmont Avenue on the east. Elberton Police Chief…

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Woman Wanted for Fusion Burglaries Arrested

March 5, 2013

The woman wanted for the December 2012 burglaries of the Fusion Resturant on Elberton’s Downtown Square has been arrested. Arrest warrants were issued on Thursday of last week and according to Elberton Police Investigator Scott Maurnich, 23-year-old Shaquita Nicole Holland was arrested outside of the city’s jurisdiction yesterday afternoon. Maurnich said that the police department…

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