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Unemployment Numbers for Georgia/Elbert County are Up

July 19, 2013

Not such good news for Georgia’s unemployment numbers, as the Georgia Department of Labor announced yesterday that Georgia’s unemployment rate increased to 8.6%; up from 8.3% in May. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler isn’t down about the latest numbers, and he points out some positive data from June. “If you look at all the different…

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Georgia DNR Unveils New Birthday Fishing/Hunting Bonus

July 19, 2013

Starting this month, Georgia residents who have a boat registered with the state can fish on the birthday and for two days after as part of their boat registration fee. Georgia DNR Marketing Manager Jennifer Hancock says the offer works the same as a three day hunting/fishing license. “Every registered boater in the state of…

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State Route 172 Travelers Can Continue to Expect Traffic Delays

July 19, 2013

Motorists who frequent State Route 172 can continue to expect traffic delays in the foreseeable future. Currently construction work is underway to add an additional two feet of width to the roadway, and while work is taking place, the road will be limited to one lane in some locations. The widening of the highway is…

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Bowman City Council Work Session Cancelled

July 19, 2013

No dice for the Bowman City Council yesterday evening. Originally expected to be held yesterday, was a work session for the council to discuss agenda items for their upcoming meeting on Monday. A call went out around 4:00pm followed by emails to members of the council and media, saying that the council’s work session had…

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Tips on How to Protect Your Home During a Hailstorm

July 19, 2013

The summer months in Georgia generally bring unpredictable rain showers and thunderstorms. A few of those storms can turn severe in the unstable conditions caused by the hot temperatures throughout the day, and in a lot of those severe storms is the possibility of hail. The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes is offering some tips…

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Consolidating Voting Precincts in Elbert County a Great Cost Saving Measure

July 18, 2013

With Franklin County discussing the possibility of consolidating voting precincts to save money, that idea is one that is gaining popularity in several counties across the state. Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell says precinct consolidation is indeed a great cost saving measure. “All over the state is looking for measures in cutting costs, and…

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Bowman City Council Hold Work Session this Evening

July 18, 2013

Coming up on Monday, the Bowman City Council will gather for their regular meeting for the month of July. But first, a work session is planned to take place later this evening to go over items on the agenda for the council’s upcoming meeting. Discussion is expected to continuation on the issue of the June…

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US Corps of Engineers Stepping Up Water Releases from NE GA Reservoirs

July 18, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Despite the two spillway releases last week and an increase in outflow over the weekend, Hartwell Lake is still over four feet above full pool. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell said earlier this week that the Corps has stepped up its program of outflow from…

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Food Price Inflation Forecasts Holding Steady

July 18, 2013

The United State Department of Agriculture has some good news to report on food price inflation forecasts. The latest inflation rates had dairy products between 2.5% to 3.5% after being originally predicted to be around 3.5% to 4.5%. Cereals and Baked Goods dropped a half a percentage point to 2% and 3% respectively. USDA Economist…

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2nd Community Meeting Coming up for EC School District

July 18, 2013

Exactly a week out before the Elbert County School District will hold its second community meeting. The public meetings are apart of a process for the Elbert County School District to become a Charter System. The second meeting will take place at the same location the first one took place at, the Elbert County Middle…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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