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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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Voter Registration Deadline for November Elections Established

May 28, 2014

Elbert County voters have until October 6th to register to vote to make their voices heard in the upcoming local November elections. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward says that leaves voters plenty of time to register. “So please call us or come by, you can go online. In fact Georgia was one of…

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USDA Providing Some Summertime Food Safety Tips

May 28, 2014

Memorial Day traditionally marks the “unofficial start of summer”, which typically means more social gatherings where grilling and cooking out come into play. Marianne Gravely with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Hotline says it’s important to cook food to its proper temperature. She continues by pointing out the importance of having…

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Georgia DNR to Begin Accepting Quota Hunt Applications this Weekend

May 28, 2014

Beginning June 1, sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number…

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Called Meeting Scheduled for Today by Elbert County Commissioners

May 28, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is holding a called meeting later today. It is a very short agenda, where the only item on the agenda is the review and approval of the Elbert County Employee Health Plan for the 2015 Fiscal Year. Following that lone item, the commission will ask for any public comments,…

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Bowman City Council Meets This Evening after Taking Memorial Day Off

May 27, 2014

Due to the Memorial Day Weekend, the Bowman City Council will gather this evening for their regular meeting for the month of May. A possibility tonight is for the council to decide an official course of action when it comes to handling two buildings located on the Bowman Square. Both buildings are slowly falling into…

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Calendar

  • January 29, 2015 7:00 pmThe Inspirations gospel concert
  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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