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Only a Couple of Days Left for Main Street’s “12 Days of Christmas Cash”

November 25, 2013

Only a couple of days remain to participate in Main Street Elberton’s 12 Days of Christmas Cash contest. Local shoppers will have a chance at winning five hundred dollars cash by shopping local this holiday season. Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons explains why Main Street Elberton decided to host…

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Georgia DOT Announces Lane Closures Suspensions for Thanksgiving Holidays

November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving travelers in Georgia can rest easy again this year, as the Georgia Department of Transportation announced plans to suspend all construction related lane closures for the Thanksgiving Day travel period. According to Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith, there about three thousand accidents on Georgia roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period; on average more…

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Hart Co. Sheriff’s Office Offering Reward for Info on Burglary Spree

November 25, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Hart County Sheriff’s office is now offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects responsible for a string of burglaries over the past month. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said his officers continue to investigate at least 10 burglaries that have taken…

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Bowman City Council Gathers for Regular Meeting Tonight

November 25, 2013

Tonight the Bowman City Council will hold their regular meeting for the month of November. On the agenda this evening, is an update on who the city plans to recommend to serve on the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board. Expected to address the council this evening will be Mr. Wade Bridges, who is concerned about…

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Blood Drive Tomorrow in Fortsonia

November 25, 2013

The American Red Cross will be back in Elbert County tomorrow afternoon looking to bolster their blood supply numbers. Taking place tomorrow will be the Fortsonia Community Blood Drive at 2130 Doctor George Ward Road. Those who plan on donating must be healthy, be at least seventeen years old or sixteen with parental consent, and…

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Field House Plans at ECCHS Finally Approved by EC School Board

November 22, 2013

At long last the final portion of the Phase Two renovation project at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School has been green lit. Phase Two work to the front of the building actually began last week, but at that time the Elbert County Board of Education had not signed off on the blueprints for a…

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Bowman Christmas Parade and Christmas Bazaar Scheduled for December 7th

November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving is not quite here yet, but planning is already well underway on one of Elbert County’s three different Christmas parades. The city of Bowman will hold their annual Christmas parade on December 7th, and will also be holding their 3rd edition of the Bowman Christmas Bazaar. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons says it’s…

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Georgia Hunters Looking Forward to the Start of Duck Hunting Season Tomorrow

November 22, 2013

The day that Georgia duck hunters have eagerly been waiting for is nearly here, and that is the opening of duck hunting season in Georgia. State Waterfowl Biologist for the Georgia DNR Greg Balkcom explains what licenses and permits Georgia duck hunters will need this season. “You need your normal hunting license, but in addition…

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State Unemployment Down from 8.7% in August to 8.1% in October

November 22, 2013
State Unemployment Down from 8.7% in August to 8.1% in October

After what feels like an eternity, the Georgia Department of Labor has finally released updated unemployment statistics. The last official report was released in September about the month of Augusts’ unemployment data, which came in at 8.7%. According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, the partial government shutdown was the sole reason for the delay…

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Reminder, Keep Elbert County Beautiful Recycling “Happy Hour” Coming Up Tomorrow

November 22, 2013

The Keep Elbert County Beautiful chapter of the Keep America Beautiful organization holds their first official function tomorrow morning. The event is a recycling “happy hour”, which will help county residents dispose of items that are usually difficult to recycle. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas goes into detail about what items will be accepted. “Batteries,…

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  • 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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