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GA Unemployment Down, Awaiting on County by County Unemployment Breakdown

September 30, 2013
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A decrease in Georgia’s unemployment numbers, albeit a small one, but a decrease nonetheless. The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.7 percent in August, down from July’s mark of 8.8 percent. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says it seems the private sector is finally beginning to show…

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EC School System Partners with EC Emergency Services System

September 30, 2013
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In a joint effort, the Elbert County Emergency Services System is partnering with the Elbert County School System to notify parents of emergency and non-emergency issues that would affect school operations. The notification system is utilized to help the school system expedite important messages and in order to do this, information must be updated annually.…

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Voter Registration Deadline Looming

September 30, 2013
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Almost a week now before the registration deadline for Bowman and Elberton residents interested in voting in the upcoming municipal elections. The deadline is October 7th by 5:00pm, and Elbert County Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward explains how you can register to vote. “You are welcome to walk in to the registrar’s office, if you want…

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Survey Shows Good Results in Terms of Spending on GA Wildlife

September 30, 2013
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Despite the rough economy, spending by Georgians on outdoor recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching increased since the last comprehensive survey was conducted back in 2006. The average amount of hunter expenditures increased by nearly one thousand dollars per participant wit the average number of days spent hunting up thirty-five percent. However,…

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Blue Devils Look to Start of Region Play on a Positive Note

September 27, 2013
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A full two weeks has passed since the Elbert County Blue Devils last took the field, and this evening, the team is looking forward to shaking off a rough loss on the 13th to Evans. In that game the Blue Devils held a 31-10 lead at one point, but due to several Elbert County turnovers…

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Elberton Native Named to Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014

September 27, 2013
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The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Honors Court has selected eight new members for the state’s athletic Hall of Fame. Among those eight, is Elberton native Chester Webb. Webb played basketball at Elbert County High School where he was named to the All-State Team. He received a full scholarship to play at Georgia Southern University,…

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Bowman Fall Festival Takes Place Tomorrow

September 27, 2013
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The fall season is officially underway, and there are several fall festivals taking place this weekend across north Georgia, one of those is the annual Bowman Fall Festival. Getting started promptly at 9:00am Saturday morning, Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons says they have a great entertainment lineup in store for this year’s festival. “Headlining…

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Emmanuel College Accepted Into NCAA’s Division 2

September 27, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Emmanuel College’s Athletic Department is entering a new chapter in its history. College president Michael Stewart announced the college’s athletic department is now approved as a provisional member of the National College Athletic Association Division 2. Emmanuel will become part of the Conference Carolinas, which is made up of…

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Gas Prices Continue Decent Nationwide, Statewide, and Countywide

September 27, 2013
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Pump prices continue their usual September decent as demand weakens and supplies increase. Despite the decline, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded remains well above $3.00 for the 1,007th day in a row. The streak of $3.00 gas prices in Georgia currently stands at 962 days. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory…

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Cutting Costs Still the Focus for Elbert Memorial Hospital

September 26, 2013
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In the wake of another tough month financially speaking for Elbert Memorial Hospital, expense cutting efforts are beginning to get into full swing. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough says the hospital’s different department heads have stepped up in a big way when it comes to cutting costs. “I will tell you our department heads did…

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  • April 23, 2014FHF Braves Game Trip
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
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