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Georgia DNR Names new Chief of Game Management

August 21, 2013
Georgia DNR Names new Chief of Game Management

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently named John W. Bowers as the new chief of the Game Management Section. He fills the position left vacant by Mark Whitney, who recently was promoted to assistant director of the agency. Bowers previously held the position of assistant chief of game management. As chief…

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EMH Generates Substantial Amount of Revenue for State and Local Economy

August 20, 2013

Elbert Memorial Hospital generates a substantial amount of revenue for the local and state economy. According to a report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association, Elbert Memorial generated $27.9 million in revenue for the Elbert County and Georgia economies for Fiscal Year 2011. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough explains some…

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GA Unemployment Rate Increases

August 20, 2013

Some more bad news in terms of jobs numbers for the state of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Labor announced late last week, that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8% in July. That rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised rate of 8.5% in June. Georgia Labor Commissioner…

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EC Board of Education Discusses Concussion Policy

August 20, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting for August last night. During the meeting Elbert County Superintendent Chuck Bell and the Board of Education members discussed the concussion policy and its impact to the school system. Superintendent Chuck Bell explains how this policy will keep the students that participate in all…

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Mack’s Funeral Home Officially Open for Business

August 20, 2013

Elberton’s newest funeral home is now officially open for business. Darrin Rucker, with Mack’s Funeral Home, says they have actually been open since last Tuesday. “It was a project that was put together last year. Finally everything came together. Mack’s Funeral Home Elberton Chapel was given a new establishment number from the secretary of state…

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EC Commision Set to Hold Second Public Information Meeting

August 20, 2013

The second meeting in a lengthy series of public information gatherings will be held this evening. Earlier this month, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners announced and revealed a schedule of eight public information meetings. The meetings are designed to inform residents of activities in their area and an opportunity to ask any questions about…

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Elbert County Man Facing Two Felony Charges After Strange Incident Wednesday Morning

August 19, 2013
Elbert County Man Facing Two Felony Charges After Strange Incident Wednesday Morning

An Elbert County man is facing a pair of felony charges after being arrested in the early morning hours on Wednesday. Officers with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 6:00am Wednesday morning from an Elbert County business about a suspicious person. When deputies arrived on scene they noticed a man asleep beside…

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Georgia Dept. of Education on School Nutrition

August 19, 2013

The new school year is still fresh in Elbert County and surrounding areas, and one thing that is a key part of school is school breakfast and lunch. New federal guidelines for school nutrition have been in place for a while now, and many schools are now beginning to conform to those new guidelines. Sarah…

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Auditions for Final Show of 2013 Theatre Season Set for This Week

August 19, 2013

Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is set to hold auditions for the final show of the 2013 Theatre Season, A Christmas Pudding. Those wishing to audition for this holiday themed play with music, should come prepared to read from the script and/or sing for Director Ray Stowers. Auditions will be held today at tomorrow…

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New Hunting Guide Available from Georgia DNR

August 19, 2013
New Hunting Guide Available from Georgia DNR

The 2013-2014 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings explains what information hunters can find in the guide this year. “We want to get people ready and get them this new information so they…

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