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Bowman Council Discuss Ways to Cut Down on Four Way Stop Money Collections

July 23, 2013

The City of Bowman is exploring ways to cut down on the amount of Four Way Stop money collection fundraising events. Councilman Pete Gibbons said during last night’s regular meeting, that he had been presented a petition from citizens and local business owners with the intent of reducing the frequency of fundraisers that set up…

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EC School Board Meets this Evening; Freshmen Orientation set for this Evening

July 23, 2013

A fairly routine meeting is expected this evening for the Elbert County Board of Education. Not many items are on the agenda for the school board’s regular meeting for July. Only two issues make up the Superintendent’s Report, and they include Out of County Tuition and the Facility Use Policy. The meeting will be held…

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Beaches at Russell Could take a while to Re-open

July 22, 2013

It could be a while before the beach area at Richard B. Russell State Park is re-opened to the public. Lake Russell is still maintaining flood stage at roughly 480ft msl, normal height for the lake is 475ft msl. Mark Millard with Russell State Park says that a majority of the beach area is currently…

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Collins votes in Favor to delay Obamacare Mandates

July 22, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) continued his opposition to the Affordable Healthcare Act by voting in favor of both H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, and H.R. 2267, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act. Together, these bills postpone the individual and employer mandate portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act, also referred to as Obamacare.…

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Bowman City Council will meet this Evening

July 22, 2013

After a cancelled work session late last week, the Bowman City Council will meet this evening at long last. Discussion was expected to take place during a scheduled work session on Thursday between the council and mayor about the vetoes that were made during a called meeting last month that put off three personnel decisions…

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Elberton Sister City Program to hold Fundraiser on Saturday

July 22, 2013

Coming up this Saturday is another fundraiser to help benefit the Elberton Sister City program. The group will hold their 2nd Burger for Bucks fundraising event to help raise funds for the program. Cost per bag will be six dollars, and included in the cost will be a Bubba Burger, chips, a drink, and a…

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Unemployment Numbers for Georgia/Elbert County are Up

July 19, 2013

Not such good news for Georgia’s unemployment numbers, as the Georgia Department of Labor announced yesterday that Georgia’s unemployment rate increased to 8.6%; up from 8.3% in May. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler isn’t down about the latest numbers, and he points out some positive data from June. “If you look at all the different…

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Georgia DNR Unveils New Birthday Fishing/Hunting Bonus

July 19, 2013

Starting this month, Georgia residents who have a boat registered with the state can fish on the birthday and for two days after as part of their boat registration fee. Georgia DNR Marketing Manager Jennifer Hancock says the offer works the same as a three day hunting/fishing license. “Every registered boater in the state of…

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State Route 172 Travelers Can Continue to Expect Traffic Delays

July 19, 2013

Motorists who frequent State Route 172 can continue to expect traffic delays in the foreseeable future. Currently construction work is underway to add an additional two feet of width to the roadway, and while work is taking place, the road will be limited to one lane in some locations. The widening of the highway is…

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Bowman City Council Work Session Cancelled

July 19, 2013

No dice for the Bowman City Council yesterday evening. Originally expected to be held yesterday, was a work session for the council to discuss agenda items for their upcoming meeting on Monday. A call went out around 4:00pm followed by emails to members of the council and media, saying that the council’s work session had…

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Calendar

  • 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 13, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove Hunt
  • September 14, 2014 3:00 pm4th Year Anniversary for Pastor
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