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Zumbathon Fundraiser for Sydney to Take Place This Friday

November 27, 2012

The Elbert Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center is hosting another beneficiary Zumbathon event, this time it is for Sydney Vickery and her family. Kellyn Willis, a Zumba instructor with the Wellness Center said they will be able to accommodate anyone who wants to participate. “We will start off with a very high energy warm-up; we will…

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Elbert County L.O.S.T. Agreement Finalized

November 27, 2012

Elbert County’s Local Option Sales Tax Agreement, also known as LOST, has now officially been approved by all three of the county’s governing bodies. The City of Bowman made it official during their regular monthly meeting for the month of November yesterday evening. The council voted unanimously to officially approve the terms that were agreed…

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City of Bowman Christmas Parade and Bazaar Set for December 1st

November 27, 2012

The City of Bowman’s annual Christmas Parade and Bazaar is coming up on Saturday, December 1st. The Bowman Special Events Committee is accepting applications for baked goods, holiday gift, and arts and crafts vendors for the event. The committee is also accepting applications for those who want to participate in the parade. Bowman Special Events…

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Georgia DOT Enhancing 5-1-1Traffic Information System

November 27, 2012

NaviGAtor 511, Georgia’s traveler information system, has partnered with Waze to provide enhanced traffic information. Waze will provide enhanced traffic data to the current 511 system. NaviGAtor 511 is a sponsor-supported, free public service of the Georgia Department of Transportation that can be accessed at www.511ga.org or by phone by dialing 511 anywhere in Georgia.…

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Elberton Man Dead After One Vehicle Accident over Thanksgiving Holiday

November 26, 2012

Tragedy strikes Elbert County during the Thanksgiving holiday, as an Elberton resident lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on Friday night. Elbert County Coroner and Emergency Services Director Chuck Almond said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. “Kenneth Wayne House, 38, of a West Tate Street address here in Elberton, died…

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Georgia DOT Rolling Out Small Business Initiative

November 26, 2012

Beginning next year, the Georgia Department of Transportation will greatly enhance its efforts to encourage and assist small businesses in doing business with the Department and its consultants and contractors. In conjunction with a new federal initiative designed to foster increased nationwide small business participation in government contracting, Georgia DOT’s effort will promote opportunities for…

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Bowman and Board of Education Scheduled to Hold Regular Meetings Tonight

November 26, 2012

This evening, two local governing bodies will hold their respective November monthly meetings. At 5:30pm the Elbert County Board of Education will be meeting in the Board of Education Meeting Room at their location off of Laurel Drive. During the meeting, Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham is expected to give a special recognition. Then,…

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More Georgia DOT Work Scheduled for Wilkes County

November 26, 2012
More Georgia DOT Work Scheduled for Wilkes County

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a slew of work that is scheduled to take place this week along state routes in Wilkes County. On State Route 47 cracks in the highway will be sealed between mile markers seven and eight. Guardrail maintenance is also scheduled to take place along State Routes 10 and 44.…

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Shop Local on Black Friday

November 23, 2012

Today is Black Friday; which is the biggest retail shopping day in the United States of America. Many people generally head out of town to head to the big time retail stores for the Black Friday deals they offer, but Elberton Main Street Director Sissy Herring says that people should head by their local merchants…

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Season Hiring at Highest Level in Five Years

November 23, 2012

Retailers are expected to add as many as 625,000 temporary workers, up from 607,000 workers last year. Wal-Mart and Amazon both expect to hire about 50,000 additional employees nationwide. Kohl’s will add 52,700 workers, a 10% increase over last year. Shippers are also adding to the seasonal workforce. UPS plans to hire 55,000 seasonal workers…

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  • August 27, 2014 8:30 amFederal Gov Contracting Seminar
  • August 27, 2014 7:00 pmREVIVAL SERVICES
  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
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