Local News

Drought Conditions Improve in North East Georgia


We still have drought conditions, conditions have improved…slightly. The latest national report on the drought shows that its severity has lessened over the past week in a couple of northeast Georgia counties. Most noticeably, Habersham County has been shifted from severe to moderate drought classification according to the U.S. Drought …

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Gas Prices still Down in the Elberton Area

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Gas prices continue to be lower than the National Average in Elberton and the surrounding areas. The Lowest gas price is at Fast Fuels at $1.82 per Gallon. The Highest being Citgo on Campbell Street at $1.99 per Gallon. The National Average this week is $2.14 per gallon

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Congressman Collins travels the State this month

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U.S. Congressman Doug Collins is touring the 9th District this month visiting small business owners who are developing their own Internet provider services. Last week, Collins was in Royston talking to the owners of Paladin Wireless. For most customers in our area, Windstream is the only wireless service available and …

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Lake Levels continue to Fall


Despite the storms we’ve had over the past week, Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond remain in Drought Trigger Level One. The U.S. Corps of Engineers Savannah District office says the lake levels at both lakes remain well below full pool. As of Monday, Lake Hartwell’s lake level stood at 656.21 feet …

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Dot get funds to improve Bridges


Three northeast bridges will be getting much-needed repairs beginning this fall thanks to a new program from the Georgia Department of Transportation.  Late last week, G-DOT announced the program, called Bridge Bundles and listed the specific bridges in our area that will be repaired. They include, the Bridge on Carpenter …

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