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Two Big Purchases Expected to be Approved this Evening by Elbert BOE

February 16, 2015

Two big action items will be on the agenda this evening for the Elbert County Board of Education. Those items are new uniforms for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School Marching Band and a new scoreboard for the Granite Bowl. Last week, Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell talked about the new uniforms and scoreboard.…

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Elberton Police Teams up with Eastside Neighborhood Watch for Public Meeting

February 16, 2015

The Elberton Police Department will help host a neighborhood watch meeting tomorrow evening. A community gathering will take place with the Elberton Police Department and Eastside Neighborhood Watch. That meeting will be held at the Blackwell Memorial Culture Center off of Campbell Street beginning gat 6:30pm. Elberton Police Captain Darrin Rucker, Eastside Watch Commander, encourages…

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Statewide Effort to Implement Local Alcoholic Ordinances Underway

February 16, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A statewide non-profit group is working to have new ordinances put in place in our local communities that would make it a crime for parents or any adult property or homeowner to serve alcohol to minors. It’s called the Social Host Ordinance. Carmen Westbrook is the Community Involvement…

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Bowman City Council Meets for Work Session Tonight

February 16, 2015

The City of Bowman will be holding a work session this evening. The purpose of the work session is for the Bowman City Council to discuss in detail items on the agenda for the city’s upcoming regular meeting. That work session will be held in the council chambers at Bowman City Hall beginning promptly at…

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Minimum Wage Increase Bill Gaining No Traction in Georgia Legislature

February 13, 2015

While it may not happen this session, there is a proposed bill in the Georgia Legislature to increase the state’s minimum wage by more than double of what it currently is now. Right now the state minimum wage is $5.15 an hour, while the federal minimum sits at $7.25 an hour. The proposed bill would…

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TJ and Friends Announce Another Fundraiser for March, Dinner and Auction

February 13, 2015

You’ve heard of one TJ and Friends fundraising event coming up in March, and there is another date to add to your calendar for that month and that is March 21st, a Saturday. The event is the annual TJ and Friends Dinner and Auction. It will be held at the Elberton Country Club on Saturday,…

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Solar Bill on to State Senate, One Step Closer to Approval

February 13, 2015

The state house is giving the a-okay for a bill that would make it much easier to install solar panels on your home or business. Billy Kirkland with Georgians for Solar Freedom says the bill will allow everyone the opportunity to get financing for the installation of solar panels, which right now cost a hefty…

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Sweetheart Stroll Winner to be Drawn Today

February 13, 2015

With Valentines Day coming up tomorrow, today the winner of the annual Sweetheart Stroll will be determined. The stroll is an annual promotion from Main Street Elberton to get people to shop local. There is still time to enter in a drawing to win a nice prize, and entering is simple. Just visit one of…

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Corporate Companies Recognized for Land Management Practices

February 13, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal recognized three corporate forest landowners on Wednesday for their stewardship and land management practices benefiting Georgia’s wildlife. CatchMark Timber Trust, Plum Creek and Georgia Power were honored by Gov. Deal as 2014 partners in the Forestry for Wildlife Partnership, a program administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.…

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Debris Management Plan Now in Place for Elbert County

February 12, 2015

Elbert County now has a plan in place in the event of a major natural disaster that threatens the county’s infrastructure. That would be a debris management plan, which involves having a stand-by contract in place for debris removal. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the county needed to have this in place. “So that…

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