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Progress Being Made at Bowman City Park

February 27, 2013

Work continues out at the Bowman City Park, and Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons gave an update on some of the work that has been done during Monday’s city council meeting. Gibbons said that the Teens as Planners, a group based out of the Elbert County 4-H Office, should be putting some more work in…

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Gas Prices Highest Ever for Month of February

February 27, 2013

Although the Energy Information Administration forecasts 2013 gas prices would not surpass those of 2012, motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February, that’s according AAA South. February’s current national monthly average is $3.63, 8 cents more than last year’s monthly average of $3.55. Gas…

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Changes Coming for Those Who Receive Federal Benefits

February 27, 2013

Changes are about to take place very soon for those who receive benefits from the federal government. Walt Henderson is with the Department of the Treasury and explains the upcoming changes. “Anyone that currently receives a paper check for payments such as Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits, they have until March 1st to make that…

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Yet Another Scam Surfaces in Elbert County

February 26, 2013

In what has been an extremely popular crime, especially as of late, yet another scam has surfaced in Elbert County. Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond explains what is going on with the latest scam. “Apparently a telephone solicitation is indicating that there is a fundraiser effort going on by the local fire department and…

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Elbert County JROTC Ethics Team Recognized

February 26, 2013
Elbert County JROTC Ethics Team Recognized

The Elbert County JROTC’s Ethics Bowl team was recognized by the Elbert County Board of Education during their meeting last night. The team was coming off of a win in their respectful regional district, which has earned them a trip to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to compete in the national ethics…

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Bowman City Council Closes out 2006 SPLOST

February 26, 2013

The Bowman City Council has officially closed out its 2006 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The task was accomplished last night during the council’s regular meeting. Funds had to be moved around to zero out the city’s account. Nearly fourteen thousand was moved over to the Water/Sewer department, just shy of sixteen thousand was…

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Congressman Doug Collins Visits Stephens County

February 26, 2013
Congressman Doug Collins Visits Stephens County

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   U.S. Representative Doug Collins visits Stephens County. Collins made two stops in the area Friday as part of a district work week. One of those stops was Eaton Corporation to take a tour with other local officials of the facility that makes plumbing equipment for the aerospace industry.…

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Georgia DOT Announces Routine Work in Elbert, Lincoln, and Wilkes Counties

February 26, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces work taking place this week in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties. In Lincoln County, crews will continue to perform roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way, and litter pick up on State Route 79. In Wilkes County, roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way will continue as well…

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Elbert County Resident Victim of Craigslist Scam

February 25, 2013

Recently an Elbert County resident was the victim of an infamous Craigslist scam. Investigator Darren Scarborough, with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, describes how the person was set up. “Was looking for a home health care position on Craigslist; was contacted by someone through Craigslist, and they sent this person a check, and they person…

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Elbert County 4-H BB Teams Have Great Showing

February 25, 2013

The Elbert County 4-H BB Teams are coming off an impressive shooting display after a competition in Douglas, Georgia. Sixteen teams were at the competition, which was held at Indian Creek Middle School in Coffee County. Over one hundred different shooters made up the sixteen teams. BB Team Head Coach Dennis Bellew gives a quick…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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