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Elbert School Board Approves Purchase of New Scoreboard for Granite Bowl

March 17, 2015
Elbert School Board Approves Purchase of New Scoreboard for Granite Bowl

The Elbert County School Board is going the local route when it comes to replacing the scoreboard in the famed Granite Bowl. At their regular meeting last night, the board approved a bid from Skeeter’s Designs, located in Dewy Rose, GA, to replace the current scoreboard in use at the Granite Bowl. Elbert County School…

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Elberton City Council Opens Elbert Hotel Rehabilitation Project Up for Bid

March 17, 2015

One more step forward for the city of Elberton when it comes to the Elberton Hotel project. Yesterday evening during a called meeting, the Mayor and Council met to discuss letting the Elberton Hotel rehabilitation project out for bid to interested general contractors. Elberton City Councilman Joel Seymour said the council should be considering this…

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AAA and Bud Light Roll Out Tow to Go for Saint Patty’s Day

March 17, 2015

AAA is partnering up with Bud Light again for another round of the Tow To Go program. St. Patrick’s Day has ended in tragedy for many Americans over the past few years. Between 2009 and 2013, 276 lives were lost on this holiday due to drunk-driving crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.…

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Bridge Work on Winns Mill Road Continues Today

March 17, 2015

The Elbert County Road Department will close Winns Mill Road, located in the Bowman, GA area, again today. The road was initially closed to yesterday at 8:00am and re-opened around 5:00pm for repairs to the bridge located on the road. Today, the bridge will again be closed between the same hours, and is expected to…

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Decision Regarding New Scoreboard in the Granite Bowl Expected this Evening

March 16, 2015

This evening a decision is expected to be made by the Elbert County Board of Education regarding a new scoreboard for the Granite Bowl. The decision could have been made at the school board’s regular meeting in February, but the board decided to allow another specialist to bid on the project, which resulted in the…

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Elberton Council to Decide this Evening on Whether or Not to Move Forward on Elbert Hotel Project

March 16, 2015

A decision could be made this evening regarding the Samuel Elbert Hotel located on the downtown square in Elberton. A special called meeting is scheduled for the Elberton Mayor and City Council to discuss the project. The primary focus will be whether or not to release the Elbert Hotel project out to bid for interested…

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Franklin County STAR Student Honored at Franklin Co. Chamber Event

March 16, 2015

The honor students of the Franklin County High School Class of 2015 are honored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s STAR Student along with 41 honors students and their parents were recognized by the Chamber and treated to a breakfast Friday morning at the Swails Center in Franklin Springs. The 2015 STAR student…

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Lower Gas Prices Expected to Lead to Increase in Auto Sales in 2015

March 16, 2015

AAA is forecasting that lower gas prices in 2015 are expected to provide a boost to new auto sales. Compared to last year, auto sales rose 14 percent in January and five percent in February, due in part to lower gas prices. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is expected to be $2.33 in…

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City of Elberton to Conduct Water System Flush Over the Weekend

March 13, 2015

If you live in the city of Elberton and notice some discolored water over the weekend, do not be alarmed. The Water Division of Elberton Utilities will perform a system-wide flush of its water mains this weekend beginning tomorrow morning and lasting until Sunday afternoon. According to the city, the operation is necessary to meet…

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Special Opportunity Coming Up for Mobile Imparied Youth

March 13, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources announces a special youth turkey season for private land hunters. That special event will take place this weekend, just ahead of the regular start date for the statewide turkey season. For the second year in Georgia, youth and mobility-impaired hunters will have a chance to turkey hunt the weekend…

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