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Collins Amendment To Enforce Immigration Laws Unamiously Approved

June 2, 2014

Thursday night on the floor of the United States Representatives, Congressman Doug Collins offered an amendment to House Resolution 4660, the 2015 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill. The Collins Amendment prohibits federal funds appropriated through House Resolution 4660 from being used to assist state and local entities whose laws and policies contradict or obstruct…

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876th Engineeering Company Holds Departure Ceremony

June 2, 2014

The last Georgia National Guard unit scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan gets a send-off. The departure ceremony for the 876th engineering company took place Thursday at the Georgia Baptist conference center in Toccoa. The unit, based out of the Toccoa National Guard armory, is headed to Afghanistan for a nine-month overseas deployment. Numerous state and…

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Economic Development Director Reacts to Millage Rate Vote

May 30, 2014

Reaction from Elbert County’s Economic Development Director on a special referendum voted down by the citizens of Elbert County. The referendum was for a proposed three-quarter mill increase to the county’s millage rate for the purpose of constructing a speculative building and for other economic development avenues. Citizens of Elbert County were not in favor…

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EC Wrestling Camp Kicks Off Summer Camp Series from ECCHS

May 30, 2014

A series of youth camps are coming up that are being hosted by various Elbert County Comprehensive High School athletic programs. The first of which begins on June 3rd, and that is a wrestling camp that will feature instruction from Head Wrestling Coach Shane Anderson, Eli West, and the rest of the ECCHS Wrestling Team.…

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Progress Being Made on Old Stephens Co. Property

May 30, 2014

Headway continues to be made at the old Stephens School Property located off of Tate Street. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, the asbestos is in the process of being removed from the building. Thomas says that the process should take roughly two weeks to be completed. Once that is complete, Thomas says a…

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Local Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

May 30, 2014

It was good news for Georgia when the latest job report was released showing that the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from March to April, holding steady at an even 7 percent. Now, the county by county unemployment numbers have been released by the Georgia Department of Labor. Elbert County, following the state’s trend, turned…

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Georgia Department of Natural Resources Begin Apllications for Qota Hunts

May 30, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will begin to accept online applications for state quota hunts beginning this weekend. According to the Georgia DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, a quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number of hunters are allowed. These hunts provide a…

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More Details on Last Week’s Fatal Accidential Shooting of a 15-Year-Old

May 29, 2014

The investigation into an accidental shooting that occurred last Thursday on May 22nd is still on-going. According to Lt. Jimmy Patton with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, a father and son were putting their boat into the Broad River on the Madison County side of the broad river just off of Highway 72 near the…

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Bowman Council Continues to Make Headway on Abandoned/Dilapidate Properties

May 29, 2014

Updates on the plans to make the city of Bowman safer by fixing up abandoned properties were discussed at the Bowman City Council meeting on Tuesday evening. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons explained the goals for the project are making the process as easy as possible for the property owners, as well as making the…

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Georgia Lakes Busy on the Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2014

Georgia lakes were busy as expected over the long Memorial Day weekend. That comes as no surprise to Melissa Cummings with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. “Typically our first big weekend of the summer each year, so we certainly expected it every year, and this past weekend was no exception”, explained Cummings. She says…

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