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City of Bowman Aims to Adopt 2014 Budget Tonight

February 24, 2014

A 2014 budget may be approved this evening by the Bowman City Council. The council gathers tonight for their regular meeting, and one of the big items on the agenda this evening is the potential adoption of the city’s 2014 budget. During the council’s work session last Monday, the council still had not received a…

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Decision to Make Up Missed School Days up to Local Districts

February 21, 2014

The decision will now fall on the Elbert County Board of Education whether or not to make up missed school days due to last week’s winter storm. A total of four days of school were missed due to inclement weather last week, and now the board will have to determine when or if to start…

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Fourth Coldest Start of a Year on Record for Elbert County

February 21, 2014

Well its been a very spring like week in northeast Georgia, but its going to cool off again fairly soon. “It looks like we got another cold shot, pretty good intrusion of the polar jet coming down around the middle to end of next week”, says State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey. “Its not going…

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Love, ETC Show Date Moved to Sunday

February 21, 2014

The make up date for the read-only production Love, ETC at the Elbert Theatre is set for this Sunday. The production has been described as a variety show with an underlying romantic theme. Read-only shows are not too common at the Elbert Theatre, but Theatre Director Toni King explains what exactly you can expect. “It…

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Franklin Co. Considering Outsourcing Substitute Teacher Program

February 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   At a recent work session, the board heard from a representative of Kelly Staffing Services. Courtney Hollman gave the board an overview of Kelly’s Educational Staffing service. Hollman said Kelly Services manages the entire substitute teacher program from hiring to benefits to payroll, beginning with an intensive screening process. “We…

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Rock Gym set to Host First Dinner and Show Event Later this Evening

February 21, 2014

The newly renovated Rock Gym makes its debut as a host to musical theatre later this evening. The Stone Carvers, a Savannah River Production, premieres this evening. The musical tells the story of stone workers and how they came from their native countries of Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and Spain to settle in America. One interesting…

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Reminder: Concord UMC Food Distribution Event to be Held Saturday Morning

February 21, 2014

For those who may have missed the announcement, the make up date for Concord United Methodist Church’s monthly food distribution event has been set. Originally scheduled for February 15th, inclement weather that week caused food delivery trucks to be unable to deliver food due to dangerous road conditions. Despite the delay, the food distribution event…

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Finishing Touches Being put on Old Rock Gym

February 20, 2014

The finishing touches on the Rock Gym located behind the Granite Bowl are being added this week. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas numerous problems with the previous contractor who performed a majority of work with the initial renovation, eventually caused the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to move forward and finish the rest…

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Few Changes Coming to FHF’s Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton Fundraiser

February 20, 2014

The Friends Helping Friends (FHF) club is shaking things up a bit when it comes to a pair of huge fundraisers coming up fairly soon. Over the previous two years, the FHF club held its Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton event in conjunction with the FHF pageant. That’s not the case this year, as…

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Hart County Man Arrested in Connection with Three Large Burglaries

February 20, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the arrest came Monday night after a stolen car and two other items were recovered. Cleveland said the car was found in Franklin County where the suspect had allegedly taken it to be repainted. “We got a early model Cutlass, the kind they like…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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