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Beaches at Russell Could take a while to Re-open

July 22, 2013
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It could be a while before the beach area at Richard B. Russell State Park is re-opened to the public. Lake Russell is still maintaining flood stage at roughly 480ft msl, normal height for the lake is 475ft msl. Mark Millard with Russell State Park says that a majority of the beach area is currently…

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Collins votes in Favor to delay Obamacare Mandates

July 22, 2013
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Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) continued his opposition to the Affordable Healthcare Act by voting in favor of both H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, and H.R. 2267, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act. Together, these bills postpone the individual and employer mandate portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act, also referred to as Obamacare.…

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Bowman City Council will meet this Evening

July 22, 2013
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After a cancelled work session late last week, the Bowman City Council will meet this evening at long last. Discussion was expected to take place during a scheduled work session on Thursday between the council and mayor about the vetoes that were made during a called meeting last month that put off three personnel decisions…

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Elberton Sister City Program to hold Fundraiser on Saturday

July 22, 2013
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Coming up this Saturday is another fundraiser to help benefit the Elberton Sister City program. The group will hold their 2nd Burger for Bucks fundraising event to help raise funds for the program. Cost per bag will be six dollars, and included in the cost will be a Bubba Burger, chips, a drink, and a…

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Unemployment Numbers for Georgia/Elbert County are Up

July 19, 2013
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Not such good news for Georgia’s unemployment numbers, as the Georgia Department of Labor announced yesterday that Georgia’s unemployment rate increased to 8.6%; up from 8.3% in May. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler isn’t down about the latest numbers, and he points out some positive data from June. “If you look at all the different…

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Georgia DNR Unveils New Birthday Fishing/Hunting Bonus

July 19, 2013
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Starting this month, Georgia residents who have a boat registered with the state can fish on the birthday and for two days after as part of their boat registration fee. Georgia DNR Marketing Manager Jennifer Hancock says the offer works the same as a three day hunting/fishing license. “Every registered boater in the state of…

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State Route 172 Travelers Can Continue to Expect Traffic Delays

July 19, 2013
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Motorists who frequent State Route 172 can continue to expect traffic delays in the foreseeable future. Currently construction work is underway to add an additional two feet of width to the roadway, and while work is taking place, the road will be limited to one lane in some locations. The widening of the highway is…

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Bowman City Council Work Session Cancelled

July 19, 2013
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No dice for the Bowman City Council yesterday evening. Originally expected to be held yesterday, was a work session for the council to discuss agenda items for their upcoming meeting on Monday. A call went out around 4:00pm followed by emails to members of the council and media, saying that the council’s work session had…

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Tips on How to Protect Your Home During a Hailstorm

July 19, 2013
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The summer months in Georgia generally bring unpredictable rain showers and thunderstorms. A few of those storms can turn severe in the unstable conditions caused by the hot temperatures throughout the day, and in a lot of those severe storms is the possibility of hail. The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes is offering some tips…

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Consolidating Voting Precincts in Elbert County a Great Cost Saving Measure

July 18, 2013
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With Franklin County discussing the possibility of consolidating voting precincts to save money, that idea is one that is gaining popularity in several counties across the state. Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell says precinct consolidation is indeed a great cost saving measure. “All over the state is looking for measures in cutting costs, and…

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  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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