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State Passes Fiscal Year 2014 Supplemental Budget

February 3, 2014

All clear until July as the state of Georgia’s Fiscal Year 2014 supplemental budget has been passed by the Georgia General Assembly. The purpose of the supplemental budget is to make up any budgetary shortfalls and to move money around to other departments that need it, or maybe don’t need as much funding. Included in…

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1st Ever Sweetheart Stroll Currently Underway

February 3, 2014

Another inaugural promotion is underway for Main Street Elberton. Coming off an extremely successful 12 Days of Christmas Cash contest held in conjunction with Candlelight Shopping back in December, Tiffany Gibbons with Main Street Elberton, says this promotion is very similar. “The idea behind it is you go visit with our downtown merchants, make a…

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Praise and Preparedness Orientation Takes Place this Evening

February 3, 2014

Faith-based organizations play a key role in local readiness and recovery efforts when severe weather and disasters strike. 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 can strike. By acting…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive set for Tomorrow at First Baptist Church of Elberton

February 3, 2014

The American Red Cross is holding their first blood drive of 2014 in Elbert County tomorrow. Red Cross Spokesperson Kristin Stancil says the winter is a time of the year when historically, the blood supply decreases, while demand typically remains the same. The First Baptist Church of Elberton will yet again be the host site…

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Elberton City Council Gathers for February Regular Meeting this Evening

February 3, 2014

The Elberton City Council meets later this evening for their regular meeting for the month of February. Few items are on the agenda this evening, but some of those few items include the recognition of employees attaining twenty-five years of service to the city, as well as the consideration of adopting a Resolution of Appreciation…

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Elbert County Schools on Normal Schedule Today, Headstart Program Remains Closed

January 31, 2014

All schools will return to their normal schedules this morning. However, the Atlanta-based Head Start program will remain closed until Monday, February 3. Tuesday, February 18, has been designated as an inclement weather make-up day for students. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell wanted to get this announcement out as soon as possible after Wednesday’s…

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American Red Cross Prepares for First Blood Drive of 2014 in Elberton

January 31, 2014

The American Red Cross is holding their first blood drive of 2014 in Elbert County early next week. Red Cross Spokesperson Kristin Stancil says the winter is a time of the year when historically, the blood supply decreases, while demand typically remains the same. “Well during the winter months we see fewer donors because people…

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Bowman Special Election Candidates Announced

January 31, 2014

The candidates for a special election coming up in the city of Bowman have been revealed. Reason for the special election is that Councilwoman Pauline Siegler resigned mid-way through her four year term due to health issues. Running to fill the remainder of that term will be former Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson and Scott…

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Congressman Collins Speaks in Favor of House Resolution 7

January 31, 2014

While our area was dealing with snow and ice earlier this week, Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9) was in Washington speaking in support of House Resolution 7. Also referred to as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, the legislation is Co-Sponsored by Congressman Collins. While speaking on the house floor, the Congressman said this is…

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UGA Ballroom Group Performs Tomorrow at Elbert Theatre

January 31, 2014

The UGA Ballroom Dance Group makes their return to the Elbert Theatre this weekend. The dance show consists of steps set to popular songs and features Latin-inspired style and smooth couples dancing. Though Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says that’s not all the group will be doing. “They are not only doing just couples, they…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Savannah River Productions Auditions for the 2015 season
  • November 22, 2014 12:00 pmBrunswick Stew Fundraiser
  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
  • November 23, 2014 3:00 pmChurch Anniversary
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