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Gas Prices Up Slightly in Georgia and Elbert County

August 29, 2013
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Retail gas prices are expected to remain below last year’s holiday average of $3.83 nationally, when close to 33 million Americans traveled during Labor Day weekend. This year, more than 34 million people are forecast to travel as the national average for gas is about 30 cents less than last year. Gas prices have steadily…

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Georgia DNR Prepares for One Final Crowded Weekend on Georgia Lakes

August 28, 2013
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The upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to bring people to the water to celebrate for one more warm weather hurrah. So far this year there have been 68 boating incidents, 8 boating fatalities, and 22 total drownings on Georgia waters. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings hopes lake goers will keep those numbers in…

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EC School Board Expected to Adopt FY 2014 Millage Rate Tomorrow Evening

August 28, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Education is expected to adopt its Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate tomorrow evening. At 5:30pm the Board of Education is expected to adopt a millage rate of 16.722, which is a higher rate than last year. School Board CFO Ben Childs explained earlier this month, that despite the increased millage…

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Elbert Memorial Hospital Working on Agreement to Bring Back Sleep Lab Studies

August 28, 2013
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The Elbert Memorial Hospital is closing in on an agreement to once again offer sleep lab services. Recently the previous sleep lab vendor terminated the agreement due to some internal issues. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough said this has opened the door for AnMed Health to provide that service. Yarborough says an agreement with AnMed…

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Congressman Doug Collins at Athens Technical College Today

August 28, 2013
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Representative Doug Collins will host three different 9th District job creation and workforce development events over the course of today. Collins announced on August 19th, that he will spend part of his August District Work Period touring Ninth District technical colleges. Of the three different college tours, Collins will be on campus at the Athens…

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Election Qualifying for Cities of Elberton and Bowman Continues Today

August 28, 2013
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In Elberton, three council seats (Ward 1, Ward 4, and Ward 5) and the Mayor’s seat are up for election. As of yesterday, only Ward 5 incumbent Joel Seymour and Incumbent Mayor Larry Guest have qualified for the positions that they currently hold. Qualifying in the city of Elberton begins at 8:30am and ends at…

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One Final Public Hearing Left for EC Commission Before Adoption of FY 2014 Millage Rate

August 28, 2013
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Taking place tomorrow will be the third and final public hearing for a potential one mil increase to Elbert County’s millage rate. The proposed unincorporated millage rate would be set at 11.411 which will be an increase of 9.61% over the rollback rate, which would have been 10.411. The proposed incorporated millage rate will be…

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Elbert County Man Facing Several Drug Charges After Probation Search

August 27, 2013
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Elbert County Man Facing Several Drug Charges After Probation Search

An Elbert County man is facing several drug charges after a State Probation search at his residence. The search happened in the early morning hours on Saturday, when State Probation officers arrived at a Jaudon Road address. Elbert County Sheriff Deputy Jorge Hernandez arrived on scene to assist with the search. “They informed me that…

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Bowman Council Moving Forward with Hiring New Utility Worker

August 27, 2013
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A decision has finally been made on how to deal with the issue of a vacant utility employee for the City of Bowman. Initially the council had hired Tyler Wade to fill the position, but that decision was one of the three vetoed by Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson back in June. With the issue being…

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Final American Red Cross Blood Drive Coming up Later Today in Elbert County

August 27, 2013
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Final American Red Cross Blood Drive Coming up Later Today in Elbert County

Today the final planned blood drive, hosted by the American Red Cross, takes place in Elbert County According to American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Janet Jarrett, the Red Cross faced a blood supply shortage earlier this summer. “This summer we did run into a shortage, and we are still climbing our way out of that,…

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  • 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
  • April 27, 2014 2:30 pm2nd Choir Anniversary
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