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Georgia DOT Continues Routine Maintenance in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

September 24, 2013

Work continues this week by the Georgia Department of Transportation in Elbert and surrounding counties. Routine maintenance activities taking place in Elbert County this week include the mowing and removal of vegetation from DOT rights of way along State Routes 17 and 77. The same work is taking place in Hart County on State Route…

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County Public Information Meetings Close to Concluding

September 24, 2013

The next to last public information meeting hosted by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners takes place later this evening. Set to take place at the Longstreet Fire Department, the purpose of the meeting is for Elbert County residents to be informed of the county’s activities, and it offers them a chance to ask any…

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Bowman Fall Festival set for this Weekend

September 23, 2013

The end of September is approaching, and that means that the annual Bowman City Fall Festival is right around the corner. Taking place this weekend actually, Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons says they have a great entertainment lineup in store. “Headlining the event will be the Bobby Compton Band, and we are very excited…

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MainStreet Movie Fest Planned for Early October

September 23, 2013

With the fall season officially underway, Main Street Elberton is getting ready for a couple of events coming up in October. The first of which will be held on Saturday October 5th. It’s being called an October movie festival, which will take place at the Elbert Theatre, where three movies, Casper, Monster House, and Sleepy…

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Congressman Doug Collins Votes to Defund Obamacare

September 23, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) votes to defund Obamacare, also referred to as the Affordable Healthcare Act. Collins voted on Friday in favor of H. J. Res. 59, the continuing resolution to keep the government running while defunding the burdensome Affordable Care Act. Congressman Collins said, “Today the House worked the will of the people who…

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Lavonia Career Seminar Considered Success

September 23, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Georgia Department of Labor’s Toccoa Career Center is calling last Tuesday’s job search readiness workshop in Lavonia a success. The daylong series of free workshops were designed to help job seekers better market themselves to potential employers as well as prepare for an upcoming job fair on…

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Bowman City Council Meeting Coming up Later this Evening

September 23, 2013

A full agenda on tap this evening for the Bowman City Council as they hold their regular meeting for the month of September later. Expected to be decided this evening is a rental agreement between the city and Royston business owner David McGarity. During the council’s work session last week, Mayor Pamela Johnson said Mr.…

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State Officials Gather for Savanna Caucus Meeting

September 20, 2013

The next portion of the Savannah River Basin Comprehensive Study is officially underway after Wednesday’s Bi-State Savannah River Basin Caucus meeting and signing ceremony. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley were in attendance at the meeting. They were accompanied by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah River District Commander Colonel Thomas…

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Early Voting on the Horizon

September 20, 2013

Early voting is just over three weeks away from taking place in the Bowman and Elberton municipal elections. Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell explains what early voters in the cities can expect when that time arrives. “You have to be sure you are registered in that municipality, but you will have to have your…

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Successful Job Fair for First Baptist Church

September 20, 2013

An event that is expected to be held on an annual basis; that is the goal of Raymond Scott, Lead Pastor of Elberton First Baptist Church after a successful job fair on Tuesday. He says Tuesday’s job fair turned out great, and had quite a bit of foot traffic during the duration of the event.…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 13, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove Hunt
  • September 14, 2014 3:00 pm4th Year Anniversary for Pastor
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