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Two Elberton Men Behind Bars in Connection With String of Burglaries

February 6, 2013
Two Elberton Men Behind Bars in Connection With String of Burglaries

Two Elberton men have been arrested in connection with the string of burglaries at the Verizon Wireless store located off of Heard Street. The burglaries occurred in the later part of last month on January 22nd and January 31st. According to Investigator Scott Marunich with the Elberton Police Department, both burglaries shared similar details. “They…

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ECMS Students Talk About Job Shadow Experience at WSGC

February 6, 2013
ECMS Students Talk About Job Shadow Experience at WSGC

Another year and another successful Groundhog Job Shadow Day is in the books. All three of the students who job shadowed here at WSGC shared their experience.   Daniel Slaton “Early this morning about 7:20am, I started my interesting and educational experience at WSGC, Elberton Radio Station. When I first walked in the door I…

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Gas Prices Jump up Thirteen Cents in Georgia

February 6, 2013

It’s not the news motorists wanted to hear: both oil and gas prices are on the rise and pump prices are expected to move higher throughout the month. Initially, it looked as though there would be moderate price gains, but some areas have already seen gas prices spike 5 to 15 cents a gallon. According…

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USDA Working on Getting Healthier Snacks in Schools

February 6, 2013

Its looking like the federal government is at it again, when it comes to the regulation of snack foods in schools. This week, the Federal Register is expected to publish proposed regulations for the American people to consider in regards to this issue. United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon talks about how…

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SC Governor Adds Stop in Abbeville to Her Tour for Today

February 6, 2013

South Carolinians will meet one-on-one this afternoon with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to discuss any issue. Governor Haley announced that she will hold constituent meetings today at 12:00pm at McCormick Town Hall in McCormick, South Carolina. After Haley holds her meetings in McCormick, S.C., she will then proceed to take a business tour of…

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Reminder: Elbert County to Test Tornado Sirens this Morning

February 6, 2013

Severe Weather Awareness Week continues today, and today is Tornado Safety Day. The forecast is for sunny skies today in Elberton, but don’t be alarmed if you hear tornado sirens this morning. It is part of Elbert County’s participation in Severe Weather Awareness Week. The national weather service will initiate a state wide tornado drill…

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EC Solid Waste Department Making Strides Financially

February 5, 2013

The Elbert County Solid Waste Department is now on the right track, but still not quite where the county commission would like to see it. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas, the methane release issue at the old landfill seems to have been resolved which should help the county save money on the monitoring of…

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Elbert County Drought Status Set to See Improvement

February 5, 2013

Its good news for Elbert County and northeast Georgia, as drought conditions are forecast to see some improvement after last week’s soaking rains. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that Elbert County is nearly on track in regards to receiving its normal rainfall in the past ninety days. “It looks like it is around…

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Two Speakers Give Presentations at City Council Meeting

February 5, 2013

Presentations were made last evening to the Elberton City Council by representatives from the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and the Jim-Ree Museum. Greg Gunter, Chairman of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, gave an update of the chamber’s tourism efforts. According to Gunter, in the time frame from September 2012 until the end of…

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Vehicle Accident Update

February 5, 2013
Vehicle Accident Update

No injuries or fatalities to report after a motor vehicle accident yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Church Street and Oliver Street. According to an officer with the Elberton Police Department, a vehicle failed to stop at a red light, which triggered the accident. The car struck a utility pole on Oliver Street. No significant…

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