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Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Participating in Operation Dry Water this Weekend

June 27, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is preparing for the Independence Day Weekend beginning today with Operation Dry Water. Georgia DNR Public Affairs Officer Mark McKinnon explains the goal of Operation Dry Water. “It is a nationwide effort to curb boating under the influence”, said McKinnon. “So there will be law enforcement…

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19th Annual Chamber Fireworks Show Happens Today

June 27, 2014

Later tonight a slew of people will gather at Richard B. Russell State Park for the 19th Annual Fireworks Over Lake Russell 4th of July Celebration. The annual event is hosted by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored this year by Massoud Besharat/Imex International and the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Gates…

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Repairs on State Route 51 Continue to be Delayed by Utility Relocations

June 27, 2014

Repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole have come to somewhat of a halt. The delay, according to Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope, is due to utility relocations. “We expect the relocations to finish by mid-July,” Pope said. “Our contractor, E.R. Snell is planning on remobilizing to the site the week of July 14th to…

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ElbertonNET Expansion Project Nearly Complete

June 26, 2014

ElbertonNET is in the final stages of an expansion of its Internet service. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn says well over $500,000 has been invested into the project to provide service to roughly five hundred homes in the western part of Elbert County. Dunn specifies which areas ElbertonNET will be providing service for. “It would…

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Elbert Co. Commissioners to Hold Meeting to Approve Budget and Hold Work Session Afterwards

June 26, 2014

Later this afternoon, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will adopt its Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The budget approval will take place at a called meeting held in the Board of Commissioners meeting room at the Elbert County Government Complex beginning at 5:00pm. Approving the budget resolution is the only item on the agenda for…

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Another Month in the Black for Elbert Memorial Hospital

June 26, 2014

The month of May was another month with a positive bottom line for Elbert Memorial Hospital. The financial report for May showed Elbert Memorial in the black by $28,000; however, fiscal year to date numbers still aren’t looking great, as the hospital is down $660,000 from July 1st, 2013 thru the end of May 2014.…

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Bowman City Council Holds Regular Meeting for June this Evening

June 26, 2014

After being pushed back from its usual meeting date, the Bowman City Council will convene this evening for their regular meeting. Originally scheduled for Monday of this week, the meeting was delayed due to Mayor Pete Gibbons attending a governmental conference out of town. It’s back to business as usual for the Bowman Council however,…

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Georgia Dept. of Driver Services Pushing Online Services

June 26, 2014

A new law goes into effect next week allowing you to print out a document online and use it as a temporary Georgia drivers license. The purpose of the law is to give drivers something while they wait for their permanent one to arrive in the mail. Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Michael says…

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Elbert County Board of Education to Approve FY 2015 Budget this Evening

June 26, 2014

Another governmental agency will be adopting their respective budget this evening. That would be the Elbert County Board of Education. Prior to a called meeting, the school board will hold a public hearing, beginning at 5:30pm, to receive any comments or concerns about the school system’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. Following that called meeting the…

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Arrest Made of Bowman Man in Connection to Entering Auto Case in Bowman

June 25, 2014

An arrest has been made in connection to an entering auto case in Bowman. Captain Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says the auto break in occurred between June 10th and 11th in Bowman. Further investigation after the incident led to the arrest of 17-year-old Anthony Joseph Stair, who Scarborough said confessed to…

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  • February 28, 2015 10:00 amWomen Empowerment Conference
  • March 1, 2015 3:00 pm12th Pastoral Anniversary
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