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Elbert County Schools on a 2-Hour Delay this Morning

January 30, 2014

With safety being the primary concern of Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, all Elbert County schools and the Board of Education Office will implement a two-hour delay this morning. With delayed start, there will be a two-hour delay in the morning start time for students with a normal dismissal time in the afternoon. Morning…

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Gas Prices Remain Stable, Expected to Increase as February Arrives

January 30, 2014

Gas prices remain stable for another week as January comes to a close. Both the national average and Southeast gas prices are below last year’s cost for a gallon of gas. U.S. inventories of crude oil rose for the first time last week after seven straight weeks of decreases, according to the Energy Information Administration.…

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Several Raises Handed Out for Bowman City Employees

January 30, 2014

The Bowman City Council approved several personnel decisions, including pay raises for some current employees. Deborah Walker was hired to be the new Bowman City Clerk at a rate of eleven dollars an hour; additionally Angie Pullen was hired on as the Assistant City Clerk at a rate of nine dollars an hour. Both those…

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Praise and Preparedness Orientation Meeting Scheduled for Local Churches

January 30, 2014

Faith-based organizations play an integral role in local readiness and recovery efforts. In order to support these efforts, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security is introducing a new initiative, Praise & Preparedness. Praise & Preparedness provides congregations with the resources needed to prepare before disaster strikes. By acting on the simple message to ‘prepare, plan…

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Progress Continuing to be Made on Bowmart Building

January 30, 2014

Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons gave another update on the condition of the Bowmart building, which is owned by the city, during the council’s regular meeting on Monday night. He said after talking with Steve Macon, who is with Parker Young Construction, that work is expected to be completed on the building within sixty days.…

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UGA Ballroom Group at Elbert Theatre this Weekend

January 30, 2014

The UGA Ballroom Dance Group makes their return to the Elbert Theatre this weekend. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says fans of dancing shows will really enjoy this performance. “If you like Dancing with the Stars, you will love this show”, said King. “They do everything from tango to foxtrot, pretty much everything you hear…

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State and County Roads Extremely Dangerous this Morning

January 29, 2014
State and County Roads Extremely Dangerous this Morning

With the winter precipitation at a halt in Elbert and surrounding counties, that doesn’t mean that it’s safe to carry on with normal activities. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope says the best course of action for today is to stay put. “We want you to know that there are still very hazardous conditions…

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Reminder: Schools in Elbert County Closed Today

January 29, 2014

The official word is in, and that word is that Elbert County Schools are closed for today. According to Elbert County School Superintendent, due to the wintry weather Elbert County has been hit with, all schools in the county and all school related activities will be cancelled. Bell also said the closure applies to the…

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Cold and Icy Right Now, Warming Up Before the Weekend Though

January 29, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Our top story continues to be the winter storm that pushed through Northeast and much of Georgia on Tuesday. The storm left us with icy conditions on the roads and that sparked numerous accidents in numerous counties in Northeast Georgia Tuesday afternoon and evening. And with temperatures dipping…

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Bowman City Council Extends 2013 Budget Through February

January 29, 2014

It seems that the city of Bowman is holding off on adopting a new budget for 2014. That news out of Monday night’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said the delay is due to not really getting to look at the previously read budget put together by former Bowman…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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