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EC Commission Holds Off Once Again on Purchasing Tractor

April 23, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are once again holding off on purchasing a new tractor for use by the county road department. During a special called meeting yesterday to discuss the matter, only three of the five commissioners were present during the meeting. The commission decided to move forward with opening the eight bids…

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City of Bowman Closes in on Finalizing Downtown Development Plan

April 23, 2013

The Bowman City Council is one step closer to finalizing its Downtown Redevelopment Plan after last night’s regular meeting. A decision had to be made last night on whether or not the plan should include sidewalk repairs for the entire square, or just for repairs in a particular section of the square. Bowman City Councilman…

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Elberton Square to Host First Ever FAD Fest on Saturday

April 23, 2013

The first ever FAD Fest is coming to Elberton’s Downtown Square this Saturday, April 27th. This weekend is already shaping up to be chalk full of events just like this past weekend. FAD (Fine Arts Department) Fest is presented by the Elbert County School District, and Main Street Director Sissie Herring says it’s a showcase…

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New County Economic Executive Director Appointed to JDANEG

April 23, 2013

Elbert County has a new representative on the Joint Development Authority of Northeast Georgia. Former Economic Director Anna Grant Jones was the county’s representative, but with her recent resignation, that left a vacant space on that authority. With the hiring of Beth Evanson, who began work as Elbert County’s new Economic Director yesterday, that gave…

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Three Individuals Pulled off CSX Train

April 22, 2013

A tale of three people hopping a train to head out east ended quite not how they would have hoped late last week. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Greg Bryson explains how the group was found. “One of the lieutenants saw the train from college Avenue and saw the three subjects riding on top…

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50/50 Raffle Fundraiser Coming up for EC True Blue Boosters

April 22, 2013

The spring sports season is just now beginning to wind down for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School, but the True Blue Booster club is already looking to start raising money for next year. A 50/50 raffle is planned for this weekend at the Elberton Elks Lodge on Saturday, April 27th at 7:00pm. Elberton Main…

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USDA Encourages Everyone to Shop Locally

April 22, 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture announces that shopping locally for produce has multiple benefits; not just economically, but can also be healthier. Elaine Lidholm, with the Virginia Department of Agriculture, says that locally grown food is in its own category. “You may be buying something at noon that was picked at seven that morning…

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Called Meeting Takes Place Today for Elbert County Board of Commissioners

April 22, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will have a special called meeting this evening to discuss a few county purchases and projects On the agenda for the called meeting is the discussion and approval of a bid for tractor and bush hog for the road department to be paid for with Airport Grant Funds. Also…

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Bowman City Council Holds Public Hearing and Regular Meeting Tonight

April 22, 2013

The Bowman City Council will meet this evening at Bowman City Hall. On the docket this evening is a public hearing for the FY 2014 Budget proposed by the Bowman City Council to hear any of the public’s opinions or concerns. The public hearing will begin at 6:30pm in the council chambers at Bowman City…

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Road Work Begins on GA 10 Loop in Athens, and in Franklin County Today

April 22, 2013

Lane closures will continue beginning today for the next two weeks on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens at Peter and Olympic Streets for installation of drainage pipes, as per an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The lane closures are planned weekdays from 9:00am till 4:00pm on the northbound lane of the…

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