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Georgia DOT Continues Maintenance Activities this Week in NE GA

November 4, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is in the midst of routine maintenance activities this week in Elbert and surrounding counties.   Elbert – A crew will seal the cracks in the driving surface of SR 77. A lane closure is required as this work occurs. Franklin – A crew will repair the rutting that has…

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PINKOUT In the Granite Bowl Friday Evening

November 4, 2014

For the second year now, the final home game of the Elbert County Blue Devils football 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 on Friday, November 7th. Shirts for the event are still available for those who…

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Election Day is Tomorrow

November 3, 2014

Early voting is in the rear view mirror as we near Election Day in Elbert County. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward encourages those who received absentee ballots to have them back in by 7:00pm on Tuesday. “We remind those folks that those have to be in our office by 7:00pm Tuesday night, if…

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Issue of Who Owns What in Regards to Medlink Building in Bowman Resolved

November 3, 2014

The issue on who owns what regarding to the Medlink facility in Bowman, GA has been cleared up. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said in a recent meeting with personnel from Ty Cobb Healthcare, they stated that the City of Bowman does indeed own the original building. Gibbons said that Ty Cobb Healthcare added on…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Holding Another Recycling “Happy Hour”

November 3, 2014

Back by popular demand is another recycling “happy hour” event. Hosted by the Keep Elbert County Beautiful organization, the event is in conjunction with America Recycles Day. On Saturday, Elbert County residents will be able to get rid of some of those hard to recycle items. The event begins at 8:00am and will last until…

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Elberton City Council Meets this Evening

November 3, 2014

It’s the first Monday in November, which means the Elberton Mayor and City Council will hold their regular meeting for the month later today. Prefacing the regular meeting will be a public hearing, following that, the council will jump straight into its agenda for the regular meeting. That agenda leads to the anticipation of a…

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City of Bowman Approves Hiring of Assistant City Clerk at Called Meeting

October 31, 2014

The Bowman City Council held a called meeting yesterday evening. The purpose of the called meeting was to officially approve the hiring of a new Assistant City Clerk. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons after the meeting said the council decided to hire Teresa Ariola. According to Gibbons, the city received roughly 15 applications for the…

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Last Day to Vote Early for the November General Elections

October 31, 2014

The final day of the final week of early voting is today. As of Wednesday, where a total of 165 voters cast early votes, which brings the total amount of walk-in early voters to 1,441. Additionally, nine more absentee ballots were received, which brings that total to 164, resulting in a grand total of 1,605…

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Annual Granite City Fall Festival Takes Over Downtown Sqaure Tomorrow Morning

October 31, 2014

It’s Halloween, which also means this year that is Fall Festival Eve, as the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce prepares for tomorrow’s annual Granite City Fall Festival. Joining the Chamber of Commerce in hosting the event is the Elberton Granite Association as well as Main Street Elberton. One of the highlights of this year’s festival…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Holding Fundraising Event at Granite City Fall Festival

October 31, 2014

The TJ and Friends Foundation will hold another fundraising event tomorrow. During the annual Granite City Fall Festival, the Foundation will be holding a special fundraising event. TJ and Friends President Henry Mattox said this latest fundraiser was kind of a last minute thing. “Was contacted by a gentleman here a few weeks ago, and…

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