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Savannah River Basin Caucus Meeting this Morning in Hart County

September 18, 2013

The Bi-State Savannah River Basin Caucus Meeting, which takes place in Hart County, is coming up later today. Some big names are expected to be present, as Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will be in attendance during the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is for the joint signing of…

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Gas Prices Down Continue September Descent

September 18, 2013

The price of oil is retreating as the United States and Russia met to discuss convincing Syria to surrender its chemical weapons. Gas prices continued their usual September decent. Demand is declining and many refineries are switching to the cheaper winter-blend gasoline. The summer-blend is more expensive, because it contains additives to help it burn…

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Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division Head is Leading Another Organization

September 18, 2013

The director of Georgia’s Wildlife Resources Division is helping lead the organization that represents fish and wildlife agencies across North America. Dan Forster was named president of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies during the association’s annual meeting in Portland last week. Forster, a Georgia native, has served as Wildlife Resources Division director for…

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GA and SC Governors to be in Attendance at Bi-State Savannah River Basin Caucus

September 17, 2013

Georgia Legislators are set to Host the Bi-State Savannah River Basin Caucus Meeting on Wednesday in Hart County. The big guns are being brought out for the event, as Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will be in attendance during the meeting. The gathering leads up to the joint signing of…

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Job Fair Taking Place today at First Baptist Church of Elberton

September 17, 2013

Looking for work? Well today might be the day when your luck comes about. The First Baptist Church of Elberton will be holding a job fair today for Elbert County residents. Lead Pastor of the Church Raymond Scott says they are expecting between fifteen and thirty employers present at the fair. “Companies such as caterpillar…

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Dexter Allen Cleans House at 6th Annual Granite City Cook-Off

September 17, 2013
Dexter Allen Cleans House at 6th Annual Granite City Cook-Off

Another successful Granite City Cook-Off is in the books for the Elberton Ministerial Alliance. Elberton Community Affairs Director Tiffany Gibbons says everything, even down to the weather, turned out great. “Turned out to be a great day, the weather was in our favor, we had twelve grills entered”, said Gibbons. “The downtown square was filled…

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Phase One of ECCHS Renovations Officially Complete

September 17, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting yesterday evening. During the meeting, Parrish Construction Group Executive Director Jim Fallon explained how the renovations in phase 1 are going. “Phase one is 100% complete”, said Fallon. “The entire scope work and punch list has been completed. The roof is finished and the…

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Bowman Council Holds Off on Rental Agreement

September 17, 2013

Holding off until Monday; that is the decision from the Bowman City Council regarding a potential rental of one of the city’s property. According to Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson, a business owner from the Royston area, David McGarity, has expressed interest in opening up a shop in the Bowman area. She says he approached her…

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Development Authority Looking to Rebrand Elbert County

September 16, 2013

The Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman have approved the process of creating a new identity for Elbert County’s industrial offerings. It’s all apart of a new marketing plan that would create a new image for Elbert County, as well as create a robust website to use to better advertise Elbert County to…

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Evans Spoils Homecoming for Elbert County

September 16, 2013

A shocker in the Granite Bowl this Friday, as the Knights of Evans spoiled homecoming for the Elbert County Blue Devils. After splitting their first road games against Buford and Cedar Shoals, Elbert County looked to build some momentum heading into region play with a win over Evans on Homecoming in the Granite Bowl. Things…

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