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Friends Helping Friends Club Enjoys Traditional Braves Game

April 20, 2015
Friends Helping Friends Club Enjoys Traditional Braves Game

A yearly Friends Helping Friends tradition added another year to the tally this past week. The Atlanta Braves organization donated 130 tickets to last Wednesday’s Braves/Marlins game for the Friends Helping Friends Club. Special needs students, FHF members, and chaperones were among those who attend the game. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said it was…

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Hart County Commissioners Hold Off on Paying Assistant DA for Traffic Court

April 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Commissioners have tabled a request by Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White to reimburse one of his assistant DA’s for their work serving as the prosecutor in traffic court. Last Tuesday, Commissioners balked at an invoice presented by White for $2,700 – money White said…

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Bowman City Council Holds Work Session this Evening

April 20, 2015

The City Council of Bowman will hold a work session this evening. Work sessions are informal gatherings where the city council can discuss upcoming items on the agenda for their regular meeting coming up on the following Monday. Up for discussion this evening will the purchase of a new lawn mower for the city, and…

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Small Business Programs Coming Up this Week for EC Business Owners to Utilize

April 20, 2015

The Elbert County Development Authority is encouraging local business owners in Elbert County to take advantage of a series of special webinars and workshops that are scheduled in the near future. Hosted by the Small Business Association, the first of three different events is coming up this Tuesday evening. On Tuesday, between the hours of…

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Spring Sports Awards Banquet Date Announced

April 20, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School has announced the scheduled date for the spring sports awards banquet. That date is Tuesday, May 5th at the usual venue, the First Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Center. The banquet begins at 6:15pm that evening. Sports to be recognized at the banquet include track, tennis, golf, baseball, soccer, riflery,…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Holds Active Shooter Response Training

April 17, 2015
Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Holds Active Shooter Response Training

Those in the area of Ruckersville Road may have noticed a sizable amount of law enforcement vehicles near the old Beaverdam Elementary school building. The reason, active shooter response training for local law enforcement officers. Investigator Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office talked about what the point of the training was. “Is…

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State Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged from Last Month

April 17, 2015

State unemployment numbers are out, and Georgia’s unemployment figures remain unchanged from last month. The Georgia Department of Labor announced yesterday afternoon that the season adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, the same as February. The rate was 7.3 percent this time last year. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler did mention that the…

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Hart County Commission Approves Moratorium on New Chicken Houses

April 17, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Commissioners are considering a plan to establish setback rules for poultry houses. At their regular meeting Tuesday evening, Hart County Administrator Jon Caime said the number of permits for poultry farms is increasing in Hart County and that is becoming a problem. Caime said Hart County…

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Bowman Big Iron-Crank Up Cranks Up Tomorrow Morning

April 17, 2015

Tomorrow morning one of the bigger events of the year for the City of Bowman will be held. That would be the Bowman Big Iron Crank-Up, now in its 26th year of existence. The Crank-Up acts as a spring festival and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says there will be lots to do tomorrow. “We’ll…

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Chamber’s Monthly Award Winners Revealed

April 17, 2015

Monthly awards have been released by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Each month the Community Pride Committee of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce selects two monthly award winners in two of three different categories. Business of the Month, Industry of the Month, or Entrepreneur of the Month. For April, the committee selected A-1…

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