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Weak to Moderate El Nino Could Bring a Wet and Cold Winter to Georgia

November 10, 2014

It is funny to imagine that what is happening in the Pacific Ocean can impact what kind of winter we have here in northeast Georgia, but that is the case. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says everything is on track for a potential weak to moderate strength El Nino, which means warmer water temperatures…

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Board of Commissioners to Discuss Bobby Brown State Park again this Evening

November 10, 2014

The Board of Commissioners, who are quite busy this evening is also expected to continue to discuss the possibility of taking over Bobby Brown State Park in some capacity. At the Commission’s work session on Thursday, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said he would like the county to pursue a sublease from the Georgia Department…

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Private Non-Profit Organization Holding Appointments for Elderly for Energy Assistance

November 10, 2014

A low income home energy assistance program is now accepting appointments. The group is called Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. The energy assistance program is for elderly population 65 and older, and must be totally homebound. Appointments will be given out the entire month of November or until any funds have been exhausted. The number for…

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Georgia DOT in Town Performing Routine Maintenance this Week

November 10, 2014
Georgia DOT in Town Performing Routine Maintenance this Week

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties if weather permits. Crews will work Monday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 12 through Friday, November 14. No work will occur on Veteran’s Day. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if weather permits.   Elbert…

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Elbert County’s Unemployment Rate Drops from August to September

November 7, 2014

Local unemployment numbers have been released, and it shows some good news in Elbert County. In August, Elbert County saw an unemployment rate of 8.9 percent and when the September numbers were released, the rate decreased by eight tenths of a percentage point to 8.1 percent. This is the second consecutive month that the county’s…

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Mid-term Election Turnout in Elbert County Falls Well Short of 2010 Numbers

November 7, 2014

The Tuesday elections are in the process of being finalized, and now the Georgia Secretary of State’s office is talking about voter turnout for the 2014 mid-term elections. Statewide turnout for the election came up just short of 50 percent says Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State. “Which is a little bit lower than 2010…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Recycling Happy Hour to be Hosted at Elberton Recycling Center

November 7, 2014

Back by popular demand beginning tomorrow morning is another recycling “happy hour” event. Hosted by the Keep Elbert County Beautiful organization, which consists of a group of volunteers headed up by a paid executive director, says Board of Directors Member Bill Hood. “The Board of Commissioners established it, and really our goal is through education…

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Granite Bowl Pinkout is this Evening

November 7, 2014

The final home game of the Elbert County Blue Devils football regular season will be pinked out. The Pinkout will take place on Senior Night, when the Blue Devils take on Oconee County in the Granite Bowl later this evening. This is the second consecutive year that a Pinkout has been organized for the final…

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Georgia Falls in the Middle of the Pack on American Education Report Card

November 7, 2014

The 19th edition of the Report Card on American Education has been released and the state of Georgia is going home with a C+. The report card is a comprehensive overview of the educational achievement levels that focuses on performance and gains for low-income students. Where does Georgia’s C+ ranking stand? Well we are in…

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One More Quick Rundown of the Local Election Results in Elbert County

November 6, 2014

For those who may have missed Tuesday’s Election Day results for the local races taking place in Elbert County, we revisit those results for a quick moment today. In District Two’s Commission Seat race between Lee Vaughn (R) and Perry Rhodes (D) saw Vaughn pull out the win for the seat. Vaughn collected 816 votes,…

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