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Changes to Elberton Solid Waste Collection Discussed at Planning Session

March 27, 2013
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Continuing the focus of becoming more efficient while reducing costs, the Public Works department gave a presentation on how to do those two things during the city of Elberton’s annual planning session. One area targeted was the residential solid waste curbside pick up service that the city offers. Currently the service operates four days a…

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Playground Equipment at Bowman Park Finally Complete

March 27, 2013
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With the completion of one project at the Bowman City Park, another can now begin. At least that is the intention of Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons, who reported during Monday’s council meeting that work on the new playground equipment had finally been completed. Gibbons said he was very appreciative of the help that the…

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Pump Prices Dip Slightly Nationwide and in Georgia

March 27, 2013
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As forecast by AAA, retail gas prices fell minimally last week for a nation-wide decrease of 2 cents a gallon. Motorists could see regional pump prices decrease another 3 to 5 cents before Easter. Varying economic news has kept oil prices relatively stable. The positive announcements about the U.S. jobless rate and supply reduction are…

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New Restuarant Opens Up in Elberton

March 26, 2013
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New Restuarant Opens Up in Elberton

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce welcomed in a new restaurant in Elbert County yesterday morning with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. JD’s Pizza, Wings, and BBQ opened their doors for the first time this past Thursday located right beside Bodyplex on the Calhoun Falls Highway. Hector Santiago is the owner of the restaurant and…

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Elberton Officials and Staff Discuss Financial Overview at Planning Session

March 26, 2013
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Money, money, money; probably one of the biggest issues focused on by city of Elberton officials and personnel during their annual planning session. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn presented the city’s financial overview and stated that revenue has been on par with what it has been over the last decade. He said that electricity use…

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Bowman City Council Goes Over Outline of FY 2014 Budget

March 26, 2013
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The Bowman City Council is getting a jump on preparing its FY 2014 budget. During last night’s council meeting, members of the Bowman City Council were presented an outline of the upcoming fiscal year budget. Before the budget can be finalized the city is waiting on general insurance bids from two different sources, once those…

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TJ and Friends Ride Against Cancer Bumped up

March 26, 2013
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As local fishermen are getting ready for the upcoming TJ and Friends Bass Fishing Tournament, local motorcycle enthusiasts should not be excluded from all of the fun. The TJ and Friends Foundation recently announced their plans to bump up the date for the foundation’s annual Ride against Cancer. Saturday, May 4th is the new date…

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Elberton City Officials Lay Out Their Expectations for Next Five Years

March 25, 2013
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The Elberton City Council along with several other city department heads and members met this past Saturday for the city’s annual planning session. At the beginning of the meeting, Elberton Mayor Larry Guest suggested that everyone go around the room and talk about what they wanted to see Elberton accomplish over the next five years.…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Prepping for Annual Bass Fishing Tourney

March 25, 2013
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The next few months are going to be extremely busy for the TJ and Friends Foundation, as they have a slew of events coming up as spring is just now kicking off. Late last week, members of the TJ and Friends Foundation dropped by our studios to talk about some of those events; Gary Purvis…

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Georgia DOT Performing Routine Maintenance in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

March 25, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation announces maintenance plans for this week in Elbert, Franklin, Hart, and Madison Counties. In Elbert County, crews will continue to fill in cracks in the asphalt on State Route 72, while another crew resumes replacing raised pavement markers on state routes throughout the county. Crews in Franklin County will repair…

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  • April 20, 2014 10:00 amAnnual Easter Program
  • 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
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