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Hart County Board of Commissioners Working on Whitworth Labor Issue

January 28, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Whitworth Detention Center is transitioning from an all male detention center to an all female prison. The transition began this week. Hart County Administrator Jon Caime said Wednesday, the cost to the county to replace the male prison workers with full-time employees would be about $350,000. “The net…

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9th Congressional District Representative Collins in Elbert County

January 28, 2013

Georgia’s 9th Congressional District Congressman Doug Collins begins his first full district work week today in Elbert County. His work week will last until February 1st, and during that time Congressman Collins will participate in local community meetings, small business roundtables, and will visit numerous businesses in the 9th District. In Elbert County, the congressman…

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Pair of Local Meetings in Elbert County Tonight

January 28, 2013

Two local meetings are scheduled to take place this evening in Elbert County. The Elbert County Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting beginning at 5:30pm in the board of education meeting room located off of Laurel Drive. Then, later in the evening, the Bowman City Council will hold their regular monthly meeting…

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School Closings – Friday

January 25, 2013

UPDATED 1:08pm 1/25/2013 There are a few school closings in our area. The Franklin, Hart, and Stephens County school systems have announced that they will not operate today. Also just announced, Elbert County Schools will be closing early at 2:00pm. Madison County has also announced they will be closing schools early. Madison County Elementary will…

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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Elbert County Until 11:00pm

January 25, 2013

Issued at: 10:52 am EST on January 25, 2013, expires at: 11:00 PM EST on January 25, 2013 Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect until 11 PM EST this evening. The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain, which is in effect until 11 PM EST this…

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Local School Sporting Events Cancelled for This Evening

January 25, 2013

The Elbert County High School wrestling match against Franklin County in the Inferno that was scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. No word yet on when the match will be rescheduled.   Also, in basketball related news. The Elbert County Blue Devil Basketball match up against Franklin County in Carnesville, GA that was scheduled…

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Georgia DOT Urges Caution on Northeast Georgia Roads, Bridges

January 25, 2013

UPDATED 11:20am 1/25/2013 Original forecasts from yesterday afternoon had northeast Georgia receiving some potentially icy weather in the early morning hours; that has now changed. The updated weather forecasts show that Elbert and surrounding counties are expected to receive a small amount of precipitation. Georgia DOT Spokeswoman Teri Pope said if you are traveling anywhere…

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ElbertonNET Expanding Service Area Yet Again

January 25, 2013

ElbertonNET is starting off 2013 strong with upgraded internet service for customers, as well as a couple of expansion projects. The new internet technology was put in place just after Thanksgiving, and it is now having the effect of lowering prices on the lower tiers of internet speed offered by ElbertonNET. The plan moving forward,…

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Michelin Announces Starr, SC Plant Expansion Project

January 25, 2013

UPDATED 11:15am 1/25/2013 Michelin North America announced yesterday a $200 million major expansion of its Starr, S.C., manufacturing plant. The company expects the investment to create more than 100 new jobs. The news is the latest in a string of major manufacturing commitments made by Michelin in the past 21 months. Together, these projects represent…

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City of Bowman to Receive Help from County on City Park

January 25, 2013

The city of Bowman and Elbert County are working together on the Bowman City Park. Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons said that the kids working out at the park under the TAP program were able to receive a $250 grant through the University of Georgia. He said that the group is already looking at applying…

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