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Gas Prices Decrease Slightly, Expected to Hold Steady

December 12, 2012

Retail gas prices are forecast to decrease throughout the end of the year. Both oil and gas prices dropped last week after the value of the dollar increased to a two-week high. The value of the dollar increased against the euro after the Labor Department announced the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in…

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Georgia DOT Doing Work in Elbert, Madison, and Franklin Counties

December 12, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation also announces work taking place this week in Elbert, Franklin, and Madison counties. Along State Routes 72 and 77 in Elbert County, crews will conduct pipe inspections. In Franklin County, crews will be cleaning and restoring ditches along State Route 327. Pipe inspection will also be occurring in Madison County…

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South Carolina Woman in Custody After High Speed Chase

December 11, 2012

An Iva, South Carolina woman is in custody after a high speed chase which ran all the way into Anderson County in South Carolina. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said a call came in around 5:50am on Monday about a possible impaired driver. “We got a call that a truck, a white truck was out…

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Elbert County Looking to Get a Jump on Setting Up Drug Court

December 11, 2012

The Elbert County Superior Court is getting a jump on getting its drug court up and running. During its regular meeting last night, the Elbert County Commission approved a grant from the Accountability Court Funding Committee of over $70,000. The Honorable Judge John Bailey was present during the meeting, and said the money would be…

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Coldwater Road Bridge Closing Temporarily Closed

December 11, 2012

Elbert County residents who frequently use the Coldwater Road Bridge over Little Coldwater Creek are asked to find alternate routes of travel due to the bridge being temporarily closed. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas explains what type of work will be taking place on the bridge. “Part of the problem is that the creek has…

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EC Commissioner Frank Eaves Honored for Service on Commission

December 11, 2012

Prior to the beginning of last night’s Elbert County Board of Commission meeting, District Three Commissioner Frank Eaves was recognized by Commission Chair Tommy Lyon for his service on the Board of Commissioners. “This is for your dedication and loyal service to the citizens of Elbert County Georgia, as a member of the Elbert County…

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Georgia DOT Continues Work in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties

December 11, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that work will continue this week in Lincoln and Wilkes counties. In Lincoln County, there will be shoulder closures as crews will perform shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way on State Routes 220 and 79. The same work will be taking place in Wilkes County along State Routes…

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Santa’s Elves Help Out Washington Residents

December 10, 2012

A new Christmas holiday tradition is underway this year in Washington, Georgia; called ‘Santa’s Elf Shoppers’. Executive Director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Jenny Clarke says that Santa’s Elves are out trying to find the best local deals for residents. “The story is that Santa’s Elves have been in Washington-Wilkes shopping around during all…

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Christmas Comes Early for Madison County Residents

December 10, 2012
Christmas Comes Early for Madison County Residents

On Friday, the Georgia Department of Transportation presented the people of Madison County with an early Christmas gift in the form of funds for county roads through the Local Maintenance and Improvements Grant (LMIG) program. On behalf of the State Transportation Board, Georgia DOT Staff presented a check for $543,713.92 to Madison County Commissioners as…

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An Interesting Way to Prevent Chickens from Getting Sick

December 10, 2012

With the flu season here, many people focus on how to prevent getting sick themselves, but Poultry Producer Andy Schneider says that poultry owners may not be aware of ways to prevent their animals from getting sick. Schneider says they really want to educate the small time chicken owner of ways to prevent disease. “I…

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