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Elberton City Council Meets this Evening

December 1, 2014

It is the first day in December, and also the first Monday, which means that the regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and City Council takes place this evening. Not much is on the agenda for the final meeting of the calendar year for the council. The council is expected to hear from PJo Phelps…

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Lane Closures Put Back in Place after Thanksgiving Day Travel Period

December 1, 2014

The Thanksgiving travel period is now officially over. That means that the Georgia Department of Transportation has put lane closures that were previously suspended for the weekend back in to place. Lanes were closed again beginning at 10:00pm last night. Director Harris Blackwood of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says a lot of the…

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Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Back at Elbert Memorial this Week

December 1, 2014

Open enrollment for marketplace insurance through the Affordable Care Act is in full swing. On Wednesday, Elbert Memorial Hospital will host a certified navigator for the insurance marketplace to help people enroll to acquire health insurance. Whitney Griggs, a Certified Navigator with the Healthy Mothers and Babies Coalition, is who will be set up at…

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Blue Devils in Action Tonight in Round Three of GHSA Football Playoffs

November 28, 2014

Coming off a blowout win against Appling County this time last week, the Blue Devils hit the road for their toughest test of the playoffs. In the 3rd round of the GHSA State Football Playoffs, the Blue Devils will travel to take on powerhouse Calhoun. The Blue Devils defeated Appling County last Friday night with…

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Small Business Saturday Offers a Chance for Shoppers to Help the Local Economy

November 28, 2014

Kyle Jackson, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, says holiday shoppers can make a big difference in their communities by shopping at small businesses tomorrow. Shoppers are wising up to Small Business Saturday. Last year, shoppers spent $5.7 billion at locally-owned shops and restaurants on Small Business Saturday, according to a survey conducted by American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business.…

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Website Ranks Best Health Insurance Providers in SC

November 28, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has had a substantial impact on health insurance premiums across the nation. A recent ranking compiled by www.betterdoctor.com, showed which are the highest rated insurance companies in South Carolina. Although a critical part of any health insurance plan is gaining access to the best possible doctors, it’s usually near impossible for…

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Bowman City Council Aiming to Avoid Potential Penalties from Georgia EPD

November 26, 2014

The Bowman City Council is currently trying to get its former wastewater pond testing company, ER Solutions and Mr. Ricky Blevins, to get backlogged paper work submitted to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The City of Bowman’s new wastewater testing provider, Environmental Management Systems, discovered through talks with the Georgia EPD that the proper paperwork…

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Gas Prices Lowest in 5 Years at Thanksgiving Time

November 26, 2014

A much heavier flow of traffic is expected this year, due to many American finding some of the cheapest gas prices they have seen in almost five years. Gas prices nationally are averaging nearly half a dollar cheaper than this time last year. In Georgia, the average price for regular unleaded is $2.75; cheaper by…

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AAA’s Tow to Go Program Returns Again this Year

November 26, 2014

AAA’s Tow to Go service returns for the Thanksgiving Day weekend. According to an AAA survey, one in five consumers say they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking. Partnering with AAA again this year is Bud Light, who strongly encourages motorists to plan ahead if they will be out…

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First Road Paving Phase Completed in Bowman

November 26, 2014

During the Bowman City Council’s meeting on Monday, Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons informed those in attendance that Stratton and Sons Paving, Inc. had completed the city’s first phase of road improvements. The work had been delayed for quite some time said Gibbons, but the company had contractual obligations to fulfill before completing the city’s…

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