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Gas Prices Continue to Decline

January 21, 2015

AAA is reporting that gas prices fell another 9 cents from last week as the national average settles in at $2.05, moving closer to $2 a gallon. If it happens, this would be the first time the national average was under $2 in nearly six years with March 2009 being the last time it happened.…

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Jack Frost Jump is this Weekend

January 21, 2015

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is preparing for its annual Jack Frost Jump at Richard B. Russell Lake coming up this weekend. This is the fourth annual jump. According to the Foundation, proceeds from this year’s jump will go to the Elbert Memorial Hospital Charity Care program, which consists of assisting the uninsured, the poor,…

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Georgia DOT Resumes Maintenance Activities after MLK Holiday

January 20, 2015
Georgia DOT Resumes Maintenance Activities after MLK Holiday

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Work resumes today, after the state observed the Martin Luther King holiday, through Friday, January 23. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if weather permits. Lane closures are required for patching asphalt, a flagman or…

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Tax Season Officially Underway Today

January 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The 2015 tax season is officially underway. IRS spokesman Mark Green says if you have not yet received your W-2 form, just be patient and don’t try to file using your last pay stub from 2014. “We do encourage taxpayers to wait until they get their W-2’s,” Green…

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Time Winding Down to Utilize Heath Insurance Marketplace Navigator at Elbert Memorial

January 20, 2015

Only five weeks remain for open enrollment for health insurance through the Heath Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period ends on February 15th. If you do not enroll in a plan before the deadline; you can only enroll during a major life event such as birth, marriage, or death. Those who need assistance in enrolling…

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Bowman City Council Meets for Work Session Tonight

January 20, 2015

This evening the city council of Bowman gathers for its first official function of 2015. That gathering is for a work session, which is normally held on the third Monday of each month, but was pushed back a day due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The purpose of the work session…

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UGA Address Coming up Tomorrow

January 20, 2015

The President of the University of Georgia is set to present the 2015 State of the University address. UGA President Jere W. Morehead will deliver the State of the University address tomorrow afternoon in the UGA Chapel. That event will begin promptly at 3:30pm. The speech will be broadcast live on channel 15 of the…

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Possible Cigarette Tax Increase Gaining Support during 2015 Legislative Session

January 19, 2015

Support seems to be getting stronger in the Georgia General Assembly for a hike on the state’s cigarette tax. In the past, the issue was never able to gain any kind of real traction in the assembly. June Dean from the Southeast Region of the American Lung Association expects a tax increase to have an…

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Flu Shot Not Very Effective this Year

January 19, 2015

This year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty terrible job of protecting against the flu. That is according to the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In the report, early estimates of the seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness show that this year’s vaccine comes in at only 23 percent effective. The CDC has…

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First Week of February is Severe Weather Preparedness Week

January 19, 2015

Severe weather preparedness week is coming up in the first week of February and Elbert County EMA is urging Elbert County residents to use the week to get ready for severe weather. From tornadoes to lightning to floods, Elbert County is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters. Each day during Severe Weather Preparedness Week…

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Calendar

  • February 27, 2015Deadline to sponsor a Friends Helping Friends Club pageant contestant
  • February 28, 2015 10:00 amWomen Empowerment Conference
  • March 1, 2015 3:00 pm12th Pastoral Anniversary
  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
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