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Elberton Rotary Club Hot Dog Supper set for this Evening

September 26, 2014

For the last several years, just prior to kick-off of the Elbert County/Hart County High School football game, the Elberton Rotary Club has held this fundraiser. Each hot dog plate costs only six dollars and comes with two hotdogs, baked beans, chili, coleslaw, chips, drink, and a cookie. Robert Chandler, with the Rotary Club, explains…

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First Event of Bowman Fall Festival Begins this Evening

September 26, 2014

The City of Bowman’s precursor event to its annual Fall Festival begins this evening. This year’s festival gets an early start tonight with Bingo at the Bowman Community Center beginning at 7:00pm lasting until 10:00pm. Following bingo tonight, the rest of the festivities begin around 8:00am tomorrow morning. Two different locations will host this year’s…

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Another Tough Financial Month for Elbert Memorial Hospital

September 25, 2014

Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough delivered the August financial report at the hospital authority board’s meeting. In August, the hospital posted a net revenue loss of $170,000. Bad debt for the month was reported at $283,000 which was higher than August of 2013’s bad debt number of $235,000. So far in Fiscal Year 2015, the…

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City of Bowman Brings on New Wastewater Testing Provider

September 25, 2014

A called meeting held yesterday afternoon by the Bowman City Council leads to a new wastewater testing agreement. Environmental Management Services (EMS), the company now taking over wastewater testing for the city, previously was the city’s tester for about 20-30 years up until five years ago. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says the city started…

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Georgia Department of Labor Hosts Job Fair today at First Baptist Church ROC Building

September 25, 2014

You’ve been hearing about it non-stop just about over the last few days, and now the day has arrived when the Georgia Department of Labor hosts a job fair and career expo at the First Baptist Church. The department is hoping to get people in Elbert County back to work says Sarah Byrum, Business Services…

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AnMed Issues $100,000 Flier to Help Elbert Memorial

September 25, 2014

AnMed Health is stepping up to the plate once again by offering financial assistance to Elbert Memorial Hospital. Tuesday evening, the hospital authority board approved a $100,000 loan from AnMed for urgent cash flow support. The purpose of the loan is to keep the hospital going until tax revenue from Elbert County is able to…

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State Labor Department Trying to Figure Out Why Unemployment Rate Increased So Severely

September 25, 2014

As reported earlier this week, Georgia’s unemployment rate increase from July to August by four tenths of a percentage point to 8.1 percent. That despite nearly 25,000 new jobs and a nearly thirty percent decrease in the amount of new unemployment insurance claims. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler now says his office is running the…

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First Reading of a Resolution By the City of Bowman to Update Nuisance Ordinance

September 24, 2014

The City of Bowman is roughly one month away from adopting a new and improved nuisance ordinance. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council, the resolution for the approval of an updated nuisance ordnance was placed on first reading. Bowman Attorney Douglas Kidd mentioned some changes he made to the ordinance. “I subbed…

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Opportunity for the Unemployed Tomorrow at the First Baptist Church ROC Building

September 24, 2014

Tomorrow is the day that the Georgia Department of Labor is in Elberton to host a job fair. Sarah Byrum, Business Services Recruiter with the Georgia DOL, says about forty different companies and employers are registered to attend the event on Thursday. Companies such as Caterpillar, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Mollertech are all expected to attend…

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Gasoline Prices Remain Stable in Elbert County, Continue to Drop State and Nationwide

September 24, 2014

Motorists continue to enjoy a discount at the pump, as gas prices fall to their lowest point since February. Nationally, the price of gas fell 6 cents in the past week, marking a seven week decline in gasoline prices. Last week refineries switched from producing summer to winter-blend fuel explained AAA Spokesman Josh Carrasco. Winter-blend…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • 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
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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