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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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GA DNR Rolling Out SIP Permits in 2013

November 23, 2012

Beginning January 1, 2013, anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including those with a Georgia Lifetime Sportsman’s License and a Senior Lifetime License, who wants to fish in saltwater will need a FREE, annual Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit. The SIP permit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Georgia Department of Natural…

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Elberton Police Making Highways Safe Today

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving is here, and people will be out on the roadways traveling to their respective Thanksgiving gatherings. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh said his department will be out in force making sure the highways are safe for those traveling. “As we enter into the traditional season, we want everyone to have a good and safe…

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Great Turnout for Main Street Elberton’s Candlelight Shop Night

November 22, 2012
Great Turnout for Main Street Elberton’s Candlelight Shop Night

This past Tuesday Main Street Elberton hosted its annual Candlelight Shop Night on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Main Street Director Sissy Herring said the event went really well. “It was great, we had a big crowd, beautiful weather, and all of our merchants were open later than normal. This was Main Street’s last event of 2012,…

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Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Open Today for Thanksgiving Cooks

November 22, 2012

A staff of more than 50 experts on preparing a tasty golden Thanksgiving turkey is taking calls at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line’s six home economists answered about eleven-thousand phone calls when the service started in 1981. This year the Turkey Talk-Line experts are expecting to help more than one-million cooks this…

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GATE Program Now in Effect for Georgia Agriculture Producers

November 21, 2012

On November 16th, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, and Georgia House Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman Tom McCall; announced that the Georgia Department of Agriculture will now be taking applications for the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption program. The new program, known as GATE, was created by Georgia House…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 21, 2012

So that Georgians and those motorists passing through our state can easily arrive at their Thanksgiving holiday destinations, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstates and major state routes beginning today at noon, and extending until 9 p.m., Sunday, November 25. The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution nonetheless as…

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Better Business Bureau Has Advice for Those Seeking Seasonal Jobs

November 21, 2012

If you are looking for a seasonal job, now is the time to be hitting the pavement. Fred Elsberry with the Better Business Bureau says there are a number of things of keep in mind. “Get out there and apply early. Be sure to research these companies, and be sure that they are legitimate companies,…

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Elberton Police Investigators Still Seeking Help in Armed Robbery Case

November 21, 2012
Elberton Police Investigators Still Seeking Help in Armed Robbery Case

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department are still seeking the public’s help in identifying a person who committed an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store in Elberton. According to reports, the robbery happened around 10:00pm Thursday, November 15th, as employees were beginning to close the store for the night. Investigators believe the suspect is…

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