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“Grow Your Industry” Event Postponed

August 1, 2013

All stop on the upcoming Grow Your Industry event hosted by the Joint Development Authority of Northeast Georgia. Originally scheduled to take place tomorrow morning, the event is being postponed until further notice. The purpose of the event was to provide businesses and manufacturers with vital information to help them expand in their respective fields.…

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City of Royston Set to Hold Reginal Seminar on Economic Opportunity Zones

August 1, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Royston and the Downtown Development Authority are hosting a morning seminar next week for businesses to learn how to take advantage of the Department of Community Affair’s Economic Opportunity Zone Status. This past spring, Royston received the status from the State, which offers tax incentives…

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Elbert and Surrounding Counties See Unemployment Numbers Increase

July 31, 2013
Elbert and Surrounding Counties See Unemployment Numbers Increase

A year ago today, Elbert County’s unemployment rate sat at 12.1%, things have improved only very slightly since that time. The recently released county by county unemployment numbers show that Elbert County’s June 2013 unemployment rate was 11.5%, which is an increase from May’s rate of 11.3%. Elbert County wasn’t alone when it came to…

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Slight Drop in Gas Prices Not Expected to Last Very Long

July 31, 2013

Gas price averages dipped slightly from last week across the Southeast, but that doesn’t mean the downward trend will continue, according to AAA South. The same factors, such as tensions in Egypt, supply drops, and inclement weather continue to place upward pressure on oil prices. Relating to the price dip, China’s recent cut in manufacturing…

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Open Registration Continues Today and Tomorrow at Mountain Education Center in Bowman

July 31, 2013

Open registration continues at the new opened Mountain Education Center in Bowman, Georgia. The school is announcing that anyone between the age of fifteen and twenty-one that would like to work towards getting your high school diploma, that you can do so at no cost. Final day for open registration is Thursday, August 1st; and…

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Georgia DNR Continues to Investigate Massive Fish Kill North of Augusta

July 31, 2013

A mass fish kill has occurred about nine miles north of Augusta, GA near an area referred to as Betty’s Branch, a tributary of the Savannah River. The initial report from over the weekend indicated that just over five thousand fish were dead, but that number jumped up to between ten and twelve thousand yesterday.…

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Hart Co. Moving Forward with Receiving Off-System Road Grant

July 31, 2013

Hart County will be able to continue working on road improvements thanks to a grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation. At their regular meeting last week, Hart County Administrator Jon Caime told the Board that the county is eligible to receive an Off-Sytem Safety Road Improvement Grant in the amount of $250,000. The money,…

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Two Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery by Franklin Co. Authorities

July 30, 2013
Two Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery by Franklin Co. Authorities

This vehicle was used in a armed robbery at a residence in the Gumlog Community of Franklin County around 4:06pm today. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says no one was hurt but a rifle was discharged by one of the suspects. He said authorities are searching for two suspects. Suspect#1 is described as a black…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Looking Into a Handfull of Thefts Reported Over the Weekend

July 30, 2013

It was a fairly calm weekend in Elbert County, with the only exception being a handful of thefts that were reported. A total of three thefts are being looked into by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, all three of which were reported to have occurred on Friday. One victim reported that a bicycle had been…

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Elberton Sister City Group Coming Off Another Great Fundraising Event

July 30, 2013

Back to back successful fundraisers for the Elberton Sister City program after this past weekend. Elberton Sister City Chairman Tom Evans said the Burger for Bucks fundraiser went really well, as it was held in conjunction with another event. “We had a really good turnout, especially since that same day they had a fitness festival…

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  • 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 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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