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Elbert Voters Strike Down Millage Increase, Stage Set for Local Races in Fall

May 21, 2014

The stage is set for the November 2014 election, at least on a local level. In Elbert County, no local candidates faced opposition in their respective democrat or republican primaries. The contested races coming up in November include Elbert County Board of Commissioner District 2 between republican Bobby Lee Vaughn, Jr. and democrat Perry D.…

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BREAKING: Elbert County Teen Involved in Fatal Drowning Incident

May 21, 2014

A drowning accident at Lake Richard B. Russell results in the death of an Elbert County teen. According to Elbert County Medical Services Director Chuck Almond, Elbert County 9-1-1 received a call from the Richard B. Russell area at 7:11 pm Tuesday evening about a possible drowning. The call stated that a person had jumped…

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State Election Results for May Primaries

May 21, 2014

Now we turn our focus to the bigger stage at the state level. There were a handful of winners and a quite a few losers last night during the primary in Georgia. One easy winner was Governor Nathan Deal who will be meeting democrat Jason Carter this fall. Deal had some words for his supporters…

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Bowman City Council Seeking Funding for Repairs to a Pair of Buildings

May 21, 2014

At the Bowman City Council work session on Monday evening, a proposed public square project was discussed that could boost the local economy. The project is to repair two buildings on the square and has been in the works since last year. To get funding for the construction, both buildings will need to be occupied.…

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Gasoline Prices Expected to Decline Through Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2014
Gasoline Prices Expected to Decline Through Memorial Day Weekend

Crude oil supplies in the Gulf Coast continue putting downward pressure on the price of gasoline. However, prices are not in a free fall as demand reached its highest level since 2009, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). More than 31.8 million Americans will fill their gas tanks and take a trip of 50…

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MainStreet Elberton Prepares for 2014 Summer Concert Series

May 21, 2014

Warmer weather has arrived and it is nearly time for Elberton to begin gearing up for the annual Summer Concert Series. Three concerts are on tap over the summer, the first of which will be held on June 21st. Debuting for the concert series will be the Mike Watson Band, based out of Atlanta, GA.…

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Advertising Policy Approved by Elbert Board of Education Yesterday

May 20, 2014

After sitting on the table for thirty days, Elbert County School Board Policy KJ has been approved. Policy KJ adds more restrictions to advertising in Elbert County’s schools. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell read the policy for those in attendance just prior to the approval of the policy taking place. “Advertising of a commercial,…

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Election Day for May Primaries Today

May 20, 2014

It’s Election Day for the May primaries in Elbert County and across the State of Georgia. No local candidates face opposition in the primaries today, but there is a big issue set to be decided today and that is a proposed ¾ mill increase in Elbert County’s millage rate with the purpose of all funds…

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Georgia Set to Experience El Nino Pattern this Summer

May 20, 2014

Could a cooler and wetter summer be in store for Georgia? It’s a distinct possibility says State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey. According to Murphey, waters in the Pacific Ocean are beginning to show signs of warmer temperatures, which is also referred to as an El Nino transition. That means a cooler jet stream that…

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Students Place in Top 500 of ClassWorks Program

May 20, 2014

Five Elbert County students were recognized at the Board of Education’s May regular meeting yesterday evening for being in the top 500 nationwide in ClassWorks. The school system bought this online instruction program in 2012 and the middle school first began using it this past year. Presenting the recognition was Elbert County Middle School Media…

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  • May 28, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
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  • June 1, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
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