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Changes Coming for Those Who Receive Federal Benefits

February 27, 2013
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Changes are about to take place very soon for those who receive benefits from the federal government. Walt Henderson is with the Department of the Treasury and explains the upcoming changes. “Anyone that currently receives a paper check for payments such as Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits, they have until March 1st to make that…

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Yet Another Scam Surfaces in Elbert County

February 26, 2013
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In what has been an extremely popular crime, especially as of late, yet another scam has surfaced in Elbert County. Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond explains what is going on with the latest scam. “Apparently a telephone solicitation is indicating that there is a fundraiser effort going on by the local fire department and…

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Elbert County JROTC Ethics Team Recognized

February 26, 2013
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Elbert County JROTC Ethics Team Recognized

The Elbert County JROTC’s Ethics Bowl team was recognized by the Elbert County Board of Education during their meeting last night. The team was coming off of a win in their respectful regional district, which has earned them a trip to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to compete in the national ethics…

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Bowman City Council Closes out 2006 SPLOST

February 26, 2013
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The Bowman City Council has officially closed out its 2006 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The task was accomplished last night during the council’s regular meeting. Funds had to be moved around to zero out the city’s account. Nearly fourteen thousand was moved over to the Water/Sewer department, just shy of sixteen thousand was…

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Congressman Doug Collins Visits Stephens County

February 26, 2013
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Congressman Doug Collins Visits Stephens County

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   U.S. Representative Doug Collins visits Stephens County. Collins made two stops in the area Friday as part of a district work week. One of those stops was Eaton Corporation to take a tour with other local officials of the facility that makes plumbing equipment for the aerospace industry.…

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Georgia DOT Announces Routine Work in Elbert, Lincoln, and Wilkes Counties

February 26, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation announces work taking place this week in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties. In Lincoln County, crews will continue to perform roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way, and litter pick up on State Route 79. In Wilkes County, roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way will continue as well…

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Elbert County Resident Victim of Craigslist Scam

February 25, 2013
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Recently an Elbert County resident was the victim of an infamous Craigslist scam. Investigator Darren Scarborough, with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, describes how the person was set up. “Was looking for a home health care position on Craigslist; was contacted by someone through Craigslist, and they sent this person a check, and they person…

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Elbert County 4-H BB Teams Have Great Showing

February 25, 2013
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The Elbert County 4-H BB Teams are coming off an impressive shooting display after a competition in Douglas, Georgia. Sixteen teams were at the competition, which was held at Indian Creek Middle School in Coffee County. Over one hundred different shooters made up the sixteen teams. BB Team Head Coach Dennis Bellew gives a quick…

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One More Show of Support for 214th as they Depart Tomorrow

February 25, 2013
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Tomorrow is the day that the 214th will depart Elberton to head down to Mississippi before heading to Afghanistan. The troops will leave the armory at 8:00am Tuesday morning, and will head down the four lane. Main Street Director Sissie Herring asks for one more strong show of support for our troops. “If we could…

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Oliver! Opens This Friday at Elbert Theatre

February 25, 2013
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Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is nearly prepared for their first production of the 2013 Theatre Season. The first production will be the well known musical, Oliver! The show is directed by Bob Paul. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says its one of those stories that a lot of people should be familiar with.…

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  • 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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