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Bowman Council Continues to Make Headway on Abandoned/Dilapidate Properties

May 29, 2014

Updates on the plans to make the city of Bowman safer by fixing up abandoned properties were discussed at the Bowman City Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons explained the goals for the project are making the process as easy as possible for the property owners, as well as making the…

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Georgia Lakes Busy on the Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2014

Georgia lakes were busy as expected over the long Memorial Day weekend. That comes as no surprise to Melissa Cummings with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. “Typically our first big weekend of the summer each year, so we certainly expected it every year, and this past weekend was no exception”, explained Cummings. She says…

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Elberton Council Gathers this Evening to Discuss Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

May 29, 2014

The first budget work session takes place later this evening for the Elberton City Council. During the session Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn is expected to present the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the city of Elberton. The council will then review the budget, and hold any discussion regarding any areas of concern. Following…

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Gas Prices Remain Stable Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2014

Gas prices remained relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend. Overall, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline during the Memorial Day holiday weekend was $3.66, 2 cents more than last year’s holiday average of $3.64. The holiday weekend average for gasoline in Georgia was…

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Man Found Deceased Just Outside of Elbert Memorial Hospital on Sunday

May 28, 2014

It was an unusual morning for staff at Elbert Memorial Hospital from this past Sunday. Elbert County EMS Director and Coroner Chuck Almond said around 6:00am that morning, that nursing staff noticed what appeared to be a suspicious vehicle near the hospital. “That was running and had its brake lights on, and as they approached…

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City of Bowman Expected to Continue Discussing Ways to Renovate City Owned Buildings

May 28, 2014

Plans to renovate buildings on the Bowman Square were discussed at the Bowman City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The city council is looking to repair two buildings on the square and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons describes how the city plans to utilize the properties. “Two separate uses for the building, one would be moving…

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Elbert Memorial in the Black Financially for the Month of April

May 28, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital has a bounce back month financially speaking, albeit a small one. Filling in for Interim Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers at the hospital’s authority meeting was AnMed Health’s Vice President of Finance Jerry Parrish. In the report given yesterday evening, Parrish reported that Elbert Memorial generated a profit of $51,000 for the…

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Voter Registration Deadline for November Elections Established

May 28, 2014

Elbert County voters have until October 6th to register to vote to make their voices heard in the upcoming local November elections. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward says that leaves voters plenty of time to register. “So please call us or come by, you can go online. In fact Georgia was one of…

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USDA Providing Some Summertime Food Safety Tips

May 28, 2014

Memorial Day traditionally marks the “unofficial start of summer”, which typically means more social gatherings where grilling and cooking out come into play. Marianne Gravely with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Hotline says it’s important to cook food to its proper temperature. She continues by pointing out the importance of having…

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Georgia DNR to Begin Accepting Quota Hunt Applications this Weekend

May 28, 2014

Beginning June 1, sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number…

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