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Winter Precipitation A Distinct Possiblity for Elbert County and NE GA

January 27, 2014

Elbert County has been blasted with Arctic temperatures so far in the month of January, but fortunately to this point has been spared any wintry precipitation. Well that may not be the case much longer as several weather models show a majority of Georgia, especially the Northeast Georgia area, getting some type of wintry weather.…

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“State of Bowman” Address Expected this Evening from Mayor Gibbons

January 27, 2014

The first regular meeting of 2014 is set for this evening for the Bowman City Council. Tonight’s agenda includes more housekeeping items that have to be approved before the council can move forward to other issues. Some of those items include the approval of a 2014 budget, committee appointments, and the appointment of a Mayor…

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American Red Cross Rolls Out New Pet Related Smartphone Application

January 27, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Pets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. The 99-cent Pet First Aid app gives iPhone…

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Elbert School Board Meets for Regular Meeting Tonight

January 27, 2014

After observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20th, the Elbert County Board of Education will finally hold their regular meeting for the month of January. On the agenda this evening, keeping in line with recent tradition, is the recognition of the school system’s Classified Employee of the Month. Following the recognition, the school…

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Millage Rate Increase for Economic Development Discussion Revisited

January 24, 2014

After a bit of a hiatus on the issue, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners resumed discussion about economic development for Elbert County. At a called meeting yesterday afternoon, the commission opened the floor up to those in attendance at the meeting to provide input on the possibility of placing a millage increase for economic…

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UGA Ballroom Group Coming to the Elbert Theatre

January 24, 2014
UGA Ballroom Group Coming to the Elbert Theatre

A special treat in on the way for Elbert County, as the UGA Ballroom Dance Group makes their return to the Elbert Theatre. Dancing With the Stars fans, points out Elbert Theatre Director Toni King, will especially enjoy the performance. “If you like Dancing with the Stars, you will love this show”, said King. “They…

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Status of Bowmart Building in Bowman Updated

January 24, 2014

The City of Bowman’s first work session of 2014 is in the books. The council went through every item expected to be on the agenda this Monday evening, and one of those items was an update on the Bowmart building, which caught fire the morning of December 7th. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said he…

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EMH Jack Frost Jump Going to be a Cold One

January 24, 2014

Temperatures this Saturday won’t even break fifty degrees, which means those participating in the 3rd Annual Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Jack Frost Jump are in for a double dose of cold. For those with the courage to still brave the frigid waters, sign in and late registration begins at 10:30am tomorrow morning at the beach…

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IRS Helping Taxpayers Get a Jump on E-Filing

January 24, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   If you’re looking to get a jump on filing your 2013 tax return, you can now do so using Free File on the IRS Web site. Free File is now available even though the official tax filing season doesn’t open until January 31st this year. Free File is…

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Two Facing Drug Charges After MLK Day Traffic Stop

January 23, 2014
Two Facing Drug Charges After MLK Day Traffic Stop

An early morning traffic stop on Martin Luther King Jr. Day has two people facing drug charges. A traffic stop was conducted off of Locklin Street in the old school parking lot. Further investigation during the stop led to the arrest of two people, 27-year-old Tyler Craig Reid of Calhoun Falls, SC and 23-year-old Santeka…

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