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Elected Bowman Officials Sworn in Yesterday

December 31, 2013

Its official, come January 1st newly elected officials will take their respective seats, which they won back in November. Three Bowman officials were sworn in yesterday afternoon at the Elbert County Probate Court offices by Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell. First to be sworn in yesterday was newly elected Mayor Pete Gibbons. “And that…

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USDA Looking to Help Cut Back on Food Waste in 2014

December 31, 2013

The United States Department Agriculture is hoping many people will add preventing food waste to their 2014 new year’s resolutions. According to Danielle Nirenberg, President of Food Tank, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted annually. She offers some tips on curbing food waste heading into 2014. “Not buying too much at the grocery store,…

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Hart County Man’s First Court Appearance Yesterday in Alleged Illegal Deer Hunting Incident

December 31, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County man had his first court appearance yesterday afternoon, facing multiple charges in connection with a shooting while allegedly hunting deer illegally. It happened Thursday evening on some property off Elrod Ferry Road near U.S. 29 North/Anderson Highway. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the victim,…

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Gas Prices Set to Increase Heading into the New Year

December 31, 2013

Multiple factors pushed the price for a barrel of oil to more than $100 last week. As a result, retail gas prices will likely move higher this week and into the New Year. Oil prices jumped to $100 for the first time in two months after a government report showed supplies for oil, gasoline, and…

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Successful Holiday Event for Elbert County 4-H

December 30, 2013

The Elbert County Cooperative Extension is coming off a successful Christmas event. On December 12th and 19th, the Elbert County 4-H program accepted donations from Elbert County residents at the Casey Jackson Used Cars dealership. The event was held in conjunction with the program’s storage building raffle, and the goal was to “fill the building”…

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Pre-Registration Comes to a Close for Twilight 5K Event

December 30, 2013

The New Year is upon us, and that means that the Eleventh Annual Twilight Stroll running event is quickly approaching. Having grown more and more each year, the event is poised to draw in even more runners this year. The Twilight Stroll became apart of the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix last year, which…

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Christmas Lane Closure Suspensions Remain in Place for a Few More Days

December 30, 2013

Christmas has come and gone and the countdown has already begun for some on when they can expect Santa to come back to town, but today, lane closure suspensions remain in place to allow those traveling back from their respective Christmas destinations, to do so safely. The Georgia DOT announced just before Christmas, that all…

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Poultry Event Coming up in Comer, GA

December 30, 2013

Chicken and poultry houses in Elbert County are a mainstay of the local economy, but an event is coming up targeted at residents who may just have a small backyard flock they take care of. On January 16th, in Comer, GA the Madison County Extension Office is hosting an education workshop for backyard/small flock poultry…

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Year In Review- Part 1- Day 3

December 27, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners couldn’t win for losing when it came when dealing with the public’s feedback relating to economic development. At work session in September, Greg Gunter pointed out that Elbert County is at a serious disadvantage without having a spec building to offer potential manufacturers. “Why are they going to pick…

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Year In Review- Part 2- Day 3

December 27, 2013

Tragedy struck Elbert County in the later part of the year, as two young men lost their lives in tragic automobile accidents in the month of October. On Wednesday, October 9th, 24-year-old Harley Kane Thomason was heading back to Elbert County along state route 172, and was rear ended by a Chevy pickup truck, while…

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  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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  • November 4, 2014 10:00 amParent/Teacher Conferences
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