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Bowman City Council Holds Regular Meeting Tonight

January 26, 2015

This evening the Bowman City Council will hold their first regular meeting of 2015. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, along with fellow Councilmembers, are hoping for new information on a potential grant to help repair two buildings that the city owns on the downtown square in Bowman. At the city’s work session last Tuesday, Gibbons…

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Royston Church Brings Special Needs Program to NE GA

January 26, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A church in Royston is beginning a new ministry aimed at a group of children that many times are overlooked. It is called the Champion’s Club. It is a special Sunday School class at Royston Baptist Church designed to reach children with special needs on Sunday mornings.  The…

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Changes to State Route 17 in Toccoa Begin Today

January 26, 2015

Georgia DOT announces work is progressing on relocating State Route 17 at the Railroad Crossing close to the Stephens/Franklin County Line. The work requires changes between Avalon and Martin beginning today for about 60 days if weather cooperates. Banks Street will be closed between Oil Mill Road and Hurricane Grove Road. The grade of Banks…

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Elbert County Board of Education Meets Tonight

January 26, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for its regular meeting for the month of January. Pushed back a week due to the Martin Luther King holiday, the board this evening is expected to recognize its classified employee of the month for the Elbert County School System. Following that, the board is expected…

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UGA Receives 1.2 Million Dollar Grant

January 26, 2015

A team of researchers in the University of Georgia College of Education is creating the next generation of science curriculum, using touch screens, digital animation and storyboards, thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The five-year, $1.2 million grant called SYSTEMS (Stimulating Young Scientists to Engage, Motivate and Synthesize) is funding development…

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Declines

January 23, 2015

The state of Georgia’s unemployment rate drops below 7 percent for the month of December. The Georgia Department of Labor announced on Thursday that the state’s seasonally adjusted rate fell from 7.2 percent in November to 6.9 percent in December. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says this December was particularly special compared to past Decembers.…

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Two Franklin Co. High School Seniors Dead after Tragic Accident

January 23, 2015

Special counselors will be on hand at Franklin County High School today to help students work through the tragic loss of two of their classmates. Wednesday afternoon, two high school seniors identified as 17-year old Timothy Hartman of Canon, and 17-year old Maleke Moon of Canon. Both were seniors at FCHS. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell…

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City of Bowman Talks Code Enforcement

January 23, 2015

The Bowman City Council is still discussing ways to better handle code enforcement in the city. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the city has been in talks back and forth with Elbert County about the issue. Gibbons said he recently talked with County Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon about code enforcement, and said he is…

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University of Georgia Prez’s “State of the University” Adress Follow Up

January 23, 2015

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead has big aspirations for UGA in 2015. Delivering his “State of the University” address on Wednesday, Morehead announced the continued freeze on parking and other fees. “I am pleased to announced that the University will extend the freeze on food services and parking rates for our students through the…

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Congressman Collins Re-introduces Newborn Care Improvement Act

January 23, 2015

On Wednesday, Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) re-introduced his Newborn Care Improvement Act, H.R. 423, to provide female veterans up to 14 days of newborn care at Veterans Administration facilities. “We’ve spoken often in the last several years of updating policies to care for the medical needs of this generation of veterans,” said the Congressman. “With…

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Calendar

  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 16, 2015 10:00 amParent/Teacher Conferences Scheduled
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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