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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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After Lull in Scam Activity, Another Rears its Ugly Head Yesterday

April 19, 2013

Well it didn’t take long for yet another scam to surface in Elbert County. The latest incident occurred yesterday, when an Elbert County resident received a call from someone claiming to be from publisher’s clearing house. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough goes into more detail about the case. “The call stated that the…

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Main Artery to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Reopens

April 19, 2013
Main Artery to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Reopens

Good news for Elbert County residents who frequent the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, Tennessee areas. Newfound Gap Road, better referred to as US 441, reopened earlier this week exactly one month ahead of schedule. The road closed back in January after a massive landslide took out a large section of the road. The news of the reopening…

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A Fitting Night Cap for Elbert County with the Friends Helping Friends Pageant

April 19, 2013

The 2nd Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant will cap off a packed day of events in Elbert County on Saturday. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said its one of those events that really tugs on the heartstrings. “Last year everybody was so happy that they went, it’s just absolutely a blessing to see the kids…

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Fishermen to Swarm Lake Russell Tomorrow for TJ and Friends Fishing Tourney

April 19, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation begin a series of spring and summertime fundraisers this Saturday. The TJ and Friends Annual Bass Fishing Tournament is set to take place on Richard B. Russell Lake at the Elbert County Boat Ramp. Gary Purvis, with the TJ and Friends Foundation says it is a great tournament for first…

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Bowman Big Iron Crank Up Gets Underway Tomorrow

April 19, 2013

The city of Bowman’s Big Iron Crank-Up spring festival takes place this Saturday, April 20th and will be held on Bowman’s downtown square and at the Bowman City Park. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons says there may be a few minor tweaks at this year’s crank up. “There wont be any major changes because…

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Elbert County’s Drought Situation Continues to See Improvement

April 18, 2013

The rainfall received in Elbert and surrounding counties yesterday and late last week, continued to help our area’s battle with the drought. The county has received roughly two inches of beneficial rain over the last seven days, and State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the rain has had an impact on the drought monitor.…

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Class Size Waiver Resolution Passed by EC Board of Education

April 18, 2013

Coming up in the 2013-2014 school year in Elbert County, students can probably expect to see slightly larger classes. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham explains that this is a recommendation from the State Board of Education. “As a result of the financial difficulty the state of Georgia is having in funding QBE, they are…

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