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Blood Drive Tomorrow in Fortsonia

November 25, 2013

The American Red Cross will be back in Elbert County tomorrow afternoon looking to bolster their blood supply numbers. Taking place tomorrow will be the Fortsonia Community Blood Drive at 2130 Doctor George Ward Road. Those who plan on donating must be healthy, be at least seventeen years old or sixteen with parental consent, and…

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Field House Plans at ECCHS Finally Approved by EC School Board

November 22, 2013

At long last the final portion of the Phase Two renovation project at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School has been green lit. Phase Two work to the front of the building actually began last week, but at that time the Elbert County Board of Education had not signed off on the blueprints for a…

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Bowman Christmas Parade and Christmas Bazaar Scheduled for December 7th

November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving is not quite here yet, but planning is already well underway on one of Elbert County’s three different Christmas parades. The city of Bowman will hold their annual Christmas parade on December 7th, and will also be holding their 3rd edition of the Bowman Christmas Bazaar. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons says it’s…

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Georgia Hunters Looking Forward to the Start of Duck Hunting Season Tomorrow

November 22, 2013

The day that Georgia duck hunters have eagerly been waiting for is nearly here, and that is the opening of duck hunting season in Georgia. State Waterfowl Biologist for the Georgia DNR Greg Balkcom explains what licenses and permits Georgia duck hunters will need this season. “You need your normal hunting license, but in addition…

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State Unemployment Down from 8.7% in August to 8.1% in October

November 22, 2013
State Unemployment Down from 8.7% in August to 8.1% in October

After what feels like an eternity, the Georgia Department of Labor has finally released updated unemployment statistics. The last official report was released in September about the month of Augusts’ unemployment data, which came in at 8.7%. According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, the partial government shutdown was the sole reason for the delay…

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Reminder, Keep Elbert County Beautiful Recycling “Happy Hour” Coming Up Tomorrow

November 22, 2013

The Keep Elbert County Beautiful chapter of the Keep America Beautiful organization holds their first official function tomorrow morning. The event is a recycling “happy hour”, which will help county residents dispose of items that are usually difficult to recycle. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas goes into detail about what items will be accepted. “Batteries,…

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Athens Man Bound, Beaten, and Burned in Armed Robbery

November 21, 2013

A scary scene yesterday in Athens’ east side, as an armed robbery leaves an Athens man in a local hospital. According to Hilda Sorrow with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, three armed men forced their way into a home on Highland Park Drive near Cedar Shoals Drive demanding money from those inside. She says the…

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Still No Cause for Fire in Downtown Hartwell Tuesday Night

November 21, 2013
Still No Cause for Fire in Downtown Hartwell Tuesday Night

The investigation into what caused a building fire at Enigma Customs in Hartwell, Georgia continues today. Located just off of the Hartwell Square, the fire began roughly around 7:30pm Tuesday night. After working through the night, Hartwell Fire crews spent a majority of Wednesday morning make sure all hot spots were extinguished. Hartwell Fire Chief…

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Elbert County Woman Arrested after Late Night Traffic Stop

November 21, 2013
Elbert County Woman Arrested after Late Night Traffic Stop

A traffic stop on Tuesday lands an Elbert County woman behind bars on possession charges. The traffic stop occurred around 11:00pm Tuesday night off of Jones Ferry Road, about a half a mile from State Route 72. According to the incident summary reports, the driver was found to be in possession of a Schedule III…

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Operation Christmas Child Collections Continue this Week

November 21, 2013

National Collection Week for the Samaritan’s Purse continues today, where they will accept shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and many other items. Southeast Regional Manager Rhonda Anderson talks about the items to include and not include in the shoeboxes. “You can’t put any liquids, perishables, any toys that mimic war toys so no guns,…

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