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Congressman Collins Welcomes Passage of Legislation to Solve Executive Overreach

March 18, 2014
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Congressman Collins Welcomes Passage of Legislation to Solve Executive Overreach

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) on Thursday welcomed the passage of two important bills that respond to what Collins called a serious problem brought to light by President Obama’s administration: executive overreach. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 4138, the ENFORCE (Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law) the Law Act,…

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Elbert County Government Expected to Skim by on FY 2014 Budget

March 17, 2014
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Only a handful of months remain in the Elbert County Government’s fiscal year 2014 budget, and as it stands now, the county is in decent financial shape. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, the county is 3.6% under budget as of March 10th. The end of the county’s fiscal year is on June 30th,…

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EC Board of Education Expected to Vote on Sale of Hawes Center Property

March 17, 2014
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Tonight could be the night that the Elbert County Board of Education lifts the burden of responsibility for the old Hawes Center property from its shoulders. At the board’s work session last Monday, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said the school board had received one bid in the amount of one dollar for the…

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Two Men from Elbert/Hart Counties Arrested on Burglary Charges in Athens

March 17, 2014
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One lucky person in Athens, who was pulled over for a traffic stop, was in the right place at the right time. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Athens-Clarke police stopped a vehicle in front of the driver’s home around 12:20am. The incident report said while officers were speaking with the driver, the passenger asked if…

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Bowman Council Gathers for Work Session this Evening

March 17, 2014
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It’s the third Monday in March, which also happens to fall on Saint Patrick’s Day, but also means its time for the City of Bowman’s monthly work session. This evening the Bowman City Council will hold a work session to go over and discuss potential agenda items for the council’s regular meeting coming up on…

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Franklin County School Board Considering Energy Savings Plan

March 17, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Members of the Franklin County School Board say they need more time to consider a plan that might save the school system on energy costs. At their work session, the board heard from representatives of Energy Solutions, Inc. According to School Superintendent Dr. Ruth O’Dell, the company would…

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Saint Patty’s Day Celebration Taking Place in Downtown Elberton

March 17, 2014
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It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and Main Street Elberton has helped the Luck of the Irish fall on Downtown Elberton. Despite the weather, a huge downtown sidewalk sale is going to be taking place throughout the day, and you won’t want to miss the fountain on the square, as it will be flowing green. There is…

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Encore Productions’ First Show of 2014 Debuts Tonight

March 14, 2014
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The first Encore Production at the Elbert Theatre in 2014 takes place later this evening. Barefoot in the Park, directed by Richard Campbell, is a popular Neil Simon comedy. Speaking on WSGC’s morning show about the upcoming show was Director Richard Campbell and Brook Hall, who is a star in the play. Campbell gives a…

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Last Day of Early Voting in Bowman Special Election

March 14, 2014
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It’s the final day of early voting for the special election in Bowman. Photo identification is a requirement for those planning to vote in the special election says Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell who is the Election Superintendent for the special election. “Georgia does require a photo ID for anyone that votes, and right…

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EC Business and Entrepreneur of the Month Revealed

March 14, 2014
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It’s that time again, when the monthly awards are revealed by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. This month a business and entrepreneur of the month were selected by the Community Pride Committee. Selected by the committee as March’s Business of the Month was the Elbert County Farm Bureau. Mullenix Construction was also selected by…

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Calendar

  • April 23, 2014FHF Braves Game Trip
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
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