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Pinnacle Bank Re-Issues Securities on City of Bowman’s Accounts

September 24, 2014

There is some more good news out of Bowman, Georgia. The city of Bowman now has more money in its accounts with Pinnacle Bank than the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures. The FDIC insures up to $250,000. When that happens the bank takes out securities on those excess funds in the event of the…

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New Study Shows Species Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster than Pre-Human Times

September 24, 2014

University of Georgia ecologists John Gittleman and Patrick Stephens are contributors to a major new study that finds that species are going extinct today 1,000 times faster than during pre-human times—a rate an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. The study, which was led by Jurriaan M. de Vos of Brown University, appears…

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State Unemployment Increases to 8.1 Percent

September 23, 2014

Despite a decrease in unemployment insurance claims, the Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state’s unemployment rate increased yet again. The department revealed the unemployment rate for August at 8.1 percent, up from a revised July rate of 7.7 percent, and one tenth of a percentage point lower than August of last year (8.2…

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Three Weeks from the Start of Early Voting, Voter Registration Deadline October 6th

September 23, 2014

Early voting for the November general elections begins in three weeks on October 13th. Those who still have not registered to vote in Elbert County still have time to do so says Chief Registrar for Elbert County Charlotte Ward. “So please call us or come by, or you can go online”, said Ward. “Just go…

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Hart County Food Process Expanding Operations and Adding Jobs

September 23, 2014

On Wednesday, Lake Foods LLC, announced its plan to expand operations and hire another 250 workers within the next three to five years. Lake Foods spokesperson Stan Hayman said since first opening in February, the company has installed its second processing line, hired an additional 35 associates and started second shift operations. The significant demand…

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Prostate Screenings Offered at Elbert Memorial Hospital Today

September 23, 2014

Prostate screenings are being offered at Elbert Memorial Hospital today. The hospital will offer prostate-specific antigen screening from 1:00pm until 3:00pm this afternoon. The screenings are being offered in observance of Prostate Health Month. The cost of the test is $20 (they ask for cash only payment), and you can register at the hospital’s admissions…

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Last Week of National Preparedness Month

September 23, 2014

It is the final week of National Preparedness Month, and Elbert County EMA is partaking in the last focus week of the month. September was designated as National Preparedness Month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign. Each week has focused on a different aspect of being prepared, and for the final…

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Elbert Commissioners Approve EMS Fee Increase at Called Meeting

September 22, 2014
Elbert Commissioners Approve EMS Fee Increase at Called Meeting

The Elbert County EMS Department is bumping up current ambulance charges. At a called meeting last Thursday, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved the fee increase. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the increase brings Elbert County in line with surrounding counties and will help with revenue loss prevention. “We have come up with…

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Georgia DOL Job Fair Set for Thursday

September 22, 2014

The First Baptist Church’s ROC Building hosts a job fair put on by the Georgia Department of Labor this week. Sarah Byrum, Business Services Recruiter with the Georgia DOL, says they are hoping to get people back to work in Elbert County. “Bring jobs and positions that may be of interest to the community and…

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Bowman Fall Festival Coming Up this Weekend

September 22, 2014

As the fall season officially arrives, the City of Bowman is preparing for its annual Fall Festival. This year’s festival begins on Friday night with Bingo at the Bowman Community Center at 7:00pm lasting until 10:00pm. Following Friday night’s bingo event, the Saturday portion begins at 8:00am. The festival spans over two different locations; the…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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