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City of Bowman Brings on New Wastewater Testing Provider

September 25, 2014

A called meeting held yesterday afternoon by the Bowman City Council leads to a new wastewater testing agreement. Environmental Management Services (EMS), the company now taking over wastewater testing for the city, previously was the city’s tester for about 20-30 years up until five years ago. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says the city started…

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Georgia Department of Labor Hosts Job Fair today at First Baptist Church ROC Building

September 25, 2014

You’ve been hearing about it non-stop just about over the last few days, and now the day has arrived when the Georgia Department of Labor hosts a job fair and career expo at the First Baptist Church. The department is hoping to get people in Elbert County back to work says Sarah Byrum, Business Services…

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AnMed Issues $100,000 Flier to Help Elbert Memorial

September 25, 2014

AnMed Health is stepping up to the plate once again by offering financial assistance to Elbert Memorial Hospital. Tuesday evening, the hospital authority board approved a $100,000 loan from AnMed for urgent cash flow support. The purpose of the loan is to keep the hospital going until tax revenue from Elbert County is able to…

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State Labor Department Trying to Figure Out Why Unemployment Rate Increased So Severely

September 25, 2014

As reported earlier this week, Georgia’s unemployment rate increase from July to August by four tenths of a percentage point to 8.1 percent. That despite nearly 25,000 new jobs and a nearly thirty percent decrease in the amount of new unemployment insurance claims. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler now says his office is running the…

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First Reading of a Resolution By the City of Bowman to Update Nuisance Ordinance

September 24, 2014

The City of Bowman is roughly one month away from adopting a new and improved nuisance ordinance. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council, the resolution for the approval of an updated nuisance ordnance was placed on first reading. Bowman Attorney Douglas Kidd mentioned some changes he made to the ordinance. “I subbed…

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Opportunity for the Unemployed Tomorrow at the First Baptist Church ROC Building

September 24, 2014

Tomorrow is the day that the Georgia Department of Labor is in Elberton to host a job fair. Sarah Byrum, Business Services Recruiter with the Georgia DOL, says about forty different companies and employers are registered to attend the event on Thursday. Companies such as Caterpillar, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Mollertech are all expected to attend…

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Gasoline Prices Remain Stable in Elbert County, Continue to Drop State and Nationwide

September 24, 2014

Motorists continue to enjoy a discount at the pump, as gas prices fall to their lowest point since February. Nationally, the price of gas fell 6 cents in the past week, marking a seven week decline in gasoline prices. Last week refineries switched from producing summer to winter-blend fuel explained AAA Spokesman Josh Carrasco. Winter-blend…

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Pinnacle Bank Re-Issues Securities on City of Bowman’s Accounts

September 24, 2014

There is some more good news out of Bowman, Georgia. The city of Bowman now has more money in its accounts with Pinnacle Bank than the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures. The FDIC insures up to $250,000. When that happens the bank takes out securities on those excess funds in the event of the…

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New Study Shows Species Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster than Pre-Human Times

September 24, 2014

University of Georgia ecologists John Gittleman and Patrick Stephens are contributors to a major new study that finds that species are going extinct today 1,000 times faster than during pre-human times—a rate an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. The study, which was led by Jurriaan M. de Vos of Brown University, appears…

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State Unemployment Increases to 8.1 Percent

September 23, 2014

Despite a decrease in unemployment insurance claims, the Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state’s unemployment rate increased yet again. The department revealed the unemployment rate for August at 8.1 percent, up from a revised July rate of 7.7 percent, and one tenth of a percentage point lower than August of last year (8.2…

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  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 3, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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