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Praise and Preparedness Orientation Meeting Scheduled for Local Churches

January 30, 2014

Faith-based organizations play an integral role in local readiness and recovery efforts. In order to support these efforts, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security is introducing a new initiative, Praise & Preparedness. Praise & Preparedness provides congregations with the resources needed to prepare before disaster strikes. By acting on the simple message to ‘prepare, plan…

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Progress Continuing to be Made on Bowmart Building

January 30, 2014

Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons gave another update on the condition of the Bowmart building, which is owned by the city, during the council’s regular meeting on Monday night. He said after talking with Steve Macon, who is with Parker Young Construction, that work is expected to be completed on the building within sixty days.…

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UGA Ballroom Group at Elbert Theatre this Weekend

January 30, 2014

The UGA Ballroom Dance Group makes their return to the Elbert Theatre this weekend. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says fans of dancing shows will really enjoy this performance. “If you like Dancing with the Stars, you will love this show”, said King. “They do everything from tango to foxtrot, pretty much everything you hear…

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State and County Roads Extremely Dangerous this Morning

January 29, 2014
State and County Roads Extremely Dangerous this Morning

With the winter precipitation at a halt in Elbert and surrounding counties, that doesn’t mean that it’s safe to carry on with normal activities. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope says the best course of action for today is to stay put. “We want you to know that there are still very hazardous conditions…

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Reminder: Schools in Elbert County Closed Today

January 29, 2014

The official word is in, and that word is that Elbert County Schools are closed for today. According to Elbert County School Superintendent, due to the wintry weather Elbert County has been hit with, all schools in the county and all school related activities will be cancelled. Bell also said the closure applies to the…

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Cold and Icy Right Now, Warming Up Before the Weekend Though

January 29, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Our top story continues to be the winter storm that pushed through Northeast and much of Georgia on Tuesday. The storm left us with icy conditions on the roads and that sparked numerous accidents in numerous counties in Northeast Georgia Tuesday afternoon and evening. And with temperatures dipping…

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Bowman City Council Extends 2013 Budget Through February

January 29, 2014

It seems that the city of Bowman is holding off on adopting a new budget for 2014. That news out of Monday night’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said the delay is due to not really getting to look at the previously read budget put together by former Bowman…

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State Unemployment Drops Again, Continuing Trend of Consecutive Months of Decreased Unemployment

January 28, 2014
State Unemployment Drops Again, Continuing Trend of Consecutive Months of Decreased Unemployment

Good news continues to roll in relating to the state of Georgia’s unemployment rate. The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent rate in November. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler hopes this is a continuing…

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Elbert County Schools Closed Wednesday

January 28, 2014

The official word is in, and that word is that Elbert County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 29th. According to Elbert County School Superintendent, due to the wintry weather Elbert County has been hit with, all schools in the county and all school related activities will be cancelled. Bell also said the closure…

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Elbert County Schools to Let Out Early Ahead of Snow

January 28, 2014

It is going to be business as usual this morning for students in the Elbert County School System. Students won’t have to fret long though, as according to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, all Elbert County Schools will dismiss at noon today, just in time to get home safely before the snow arrives. Once…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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