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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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Elberton Council Gathers this Evening to Discuss Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

May 29, 2014

The first budget work session takes place later this evening for the Elberton City Council. During the session Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn is expected to present the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the city of Elberton. The council will then review the budget, and hold any discussion regarding any areas of concern. Following…

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Gas Prices Remain Stable Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2014

Gas prices remained relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend. Overall, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline during the Memorial Day holiday weekend was $3.66, 2 cents more than last year’s holiday average of $3.64. The holiday weekend average for gasoline in Georgia was…

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Man Found Deceased Just Outside of Elbert Memorial Hospital on Sunday

May 28, 2014

It was an unusual morning for staff at Elbert Memorial Hospital from this past Sunday. Elbert County EMS Director and Coroner Chuck Almond said around 6:00am that morning, that nursing staff noticed what appeared to be a suspicious vehicle near the hospital. “That was running and had its brake lights on, and as they approached…

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City of Bowman Expected to Continue Discussing Ways to Renovate City Owned Buildings

May 28, 2014

Plans to renovate buildings on the Bowman Square were discussed at the Bowman City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The city council is looking to repair two buildings on the square and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons describes how the city plans to utilize the properties. “Two separate uses for the building, one would be moving…

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Elbert Memorial in the Black Financially for the Month of April

May 28, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital has a bounce back month financially speaking, albeit a small one. Filling in for Interim Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers at the hospital’s authority meeting was AnMed Health’s Vice President of Finance Jerry Parrish. In the report given yesterday evening, Parrish reported that Elbert Memorial generated a profit of $51,000 for the…

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