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Easter Events On Tap for this Weekend

April 18, 2014

This weekend is a busy one for Elbert County with several events taking place. Main Street Elberton and Firehouse Church are collaborating if you will, as both are hosting events tomorrow as apart of the Easter weekend celebration. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Mercer says the downtown square in Elberton will feature…

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Big Iron Crank Up Festivities Begin this Evening in Bowman

April 18, 2014

It is the quarter century mark for Bowman’s Big Iron Crank Up, as the first leg of festivities begins this evening at the Bowman Community Center. In its 25th rendition, the Big Iron Crank up begins with bingo this evening at the community center starting at 6:30pm, and will carry over to the main event…

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Utility Costs Getting Better for Elbet Co. School District

April 17, 2014

It seems now that the coldest of months are behind us that the Elbert County School District is saving a bit more money. During the Elbert County School Board’s March work session, Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs said the district had already used 64 percent of its utility budget. Speaking on March’s utilities used, Childs…

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NSA Director Speaks at the University of Georgia

April 17, 2014
NSA Director Speaks at the University of Georgia

National Security Director James Clapper defends the NSA’s intelligence gathering in an address given at the University of Georgia. Clapper, on Monday, said the intelligence community hasn’t done a good job of communicating with Americans about how and why it gathers intelligence information. He says a healthy balance between protection and liberty needs to be…

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Georgia DOT Cracking Down on Political Signs in Their Rights of Way

April 17, 2014
Georgia DOT Cracking Down on Political Signs in Their Rights of Way

The Georgia Department of Transportation is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rights of way. Signs that are found on rights of way will be removed by Georgia DOT maintenance crews. Georgia law stipulates that the Department is required to maintain a safe roadway for the traveling public, which includes the…

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Still Not to Late to Schedule Appointment to Donate Blood at City Hall

April 17, 2014

Later today the AnMed Health bloodmobile will be at Elberton City Hall on looking for potential blood donors. Similar to the American Red Cross, who was at Elberton First United Methodist Church on Monday, AnMed is looking to increase blood supply numbers to a healthier level after winter storms in January and February put a…

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Elbert County Commission Holds Work Session this Evening

April 17, 2014

Later than usual, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold their work session for April later this evening. Up for discussion during the work session is a proposal from the City of Elberton to purchase the Stephens School property on Tate Street with the understanding that asbestos abatement and demolition of the facility be…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Attends Training Conference

April 16, 2014

A Governor’s Office of Highway Safety grant provides a key educational opportunity for Elbert County’s Chief Deputy. April 8th thru April 10th Elbert County Chief Deputy Major Greg Bryson attended the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association 2014 Command Staff Training Conference. More than one hundred and sixty sheriffs, chief deputies, and top-level command officers participated in the…

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Main Street Elberton and Firehouse Church Host Big Easter Weekend Event

April 16, 2014

Easter is this Sunday, and Main Street Elberton and Firehouse Church are each hosting events this Saturday for Easter weekend. Assistant Director of Community Affairs for Elberton Tiffany Mercer explains what is on tap this weekend. “The Easter Bunny will be on the square, all of the stores will be open downtown and a big…

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New Legislation Signed into Law Reduces Cost for Wildlife License Plates

April 16, 2014
New Legislation Signed into Law Reduces Cost for Wildlife License Plates

Georgia’s five wildlife license plates will soon cost less and provide more support for conserving Georgia wildlife, from bald eagles to bobwhite quail. Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 881 into law on Monday at Jekyll Island. The legislation rolls back the cost of buying or renewing a wildlife plate to $25 and dedicates more…

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