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Georgia DOT Resumes Maintenance Activities after MLK Holiday

January 20, 2015
Georgia DOT Resumes Maintenance Activities after MLK Holiday

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Work resumes today, after the state observed the Martin Luther King holiday, through Friday, January 23. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if weather permits. Lane closures are required for patching asphalt, a flagman or…

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Tax Season Officially Underway Today

January 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The 2015 tax season is officially underway. IRS spokesman Mark Green says if you have not yet received your W-2 form, just be patient and don’t try to file using your last pay stub from 2014. “We do encourage taxpayers to wait until they get their W-2’s,” Green…

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Time Winding Down to Utilize Heath Insurance Marketplace Navigator at Elbert Memorial

January 20, 2015

Only five weeks remain for open enrollment for health insurance through the Heath Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period ends on February 15th. If you do not enroll in a plan before the deadline; you can only enroll during a major life event such as birth, marriage, or death. Those who need assistance in enrolling…

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Bowman City Council Meets for Work Session Tonight

January 20, 2015

This evening the city council of Bowman gathers for its first official function of 2015. That gathering is for a work session, which is normally held on the third Monday of each month, but was pushed back a day due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The purpose of the work session…

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UGA Address Coming up Tomorrow

January 20, 2015

The President of the University of Georgia is set to present the 2015 State of the University address. UGA President Jere W. Morehead will deliver the State of the University address tomorrow afternoon in the UGA Chapel. That event will begin promptly at 3:30pm. The speech will be broadcast live on channel 15 of the…

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Possible Cigarette Tax Increase Gaining Support during 2015 Legislative Session

January 19, 2015

Support seems to be getting stronger in the Georgia General Assembly for a hike on the state’s cigarette tax. In the past, the issue was never able to gain any kind of real traction in the assembly. June Dean from the Southeast Region of the American Lung Association expects a tax increase to have an…

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Flu Shot Not Very Effective this Year

January 19, 2015

This year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty terrible job of protecting against the flu. That is according to the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In the report, early estimates of the seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness show that this year’s vaccine comes in at only 23 percent effective. The CDC has…

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First Week of February is Severe Weather Preparedness Week

January 19, 2015

Severe weather preparedness week is coming up in the first week of February and Elbert County EMA is urging Elbert County residents to use the week to get ready for severe weather. From tornadoes to lightning to floods, Elbert County is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters. Each day during Severe Weather Preparedness Week…

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Congressman Collins Reintroduces Legislation in US House

January 19, 2015
Congressman Collins Reintroduces Legislation in US House

Congressman Doug Collins introduces legislation in the US House of Representatives to help independent and community pharmacies. Late last week the Congressman re-introduced the Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) Transparency Act, or as it is known House Resolution 224. Collins said, “Local pharmacies in rural Northeast Georgia are the first place we turn when our loved…

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Flu is Widespread According to Center for Disease Control

January 16, 2015

Flu season is approaching its peak in Georgia and across the nation according to the Center for Disease Control. Melanie Griffin is a medical microbiologist and professor at Kennesaw State University, and says a new flu strain isn’t necessarily more deadly than common strains. “It doesn’t mean that that influenza strain is way more virulent…

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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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