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Commissioners Approve Steel Decking for Winns Mill Road Bridge

October 23, 2014

The county’s longest wooden bridge is getting an overhaul. At the regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, a motion was approved to replace the bridge’s wooden driving surface with steel decking. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said it boiled down to saving money in the long run. “Our wooden bridges, we have…

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly from August to September

October 23, 2014

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped a bit in the month of September. The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state’s rate fell from 8.1 percent in August to 7.9 percent in September. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says September’s numbers were a mix of good and not so good news. “The state saw its unemployment…

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SpoofCard Scam Surfaces in Elbert County

October 23, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office wants to make the Elbert County community aware of a recently reported scam that has surfaced. According to the sheriff’s office, there is a caller using what is called SpoofCard which makes it appear the call is coming from the sheriff’s office, claiming to be Sheriff Melvin Andrews. SpoofCard is…

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State Route 51 Sinkhole Repair Aims to be Completed by Tomorrow

October 23, 2014

Weather has been on the Georgia Department of Transportation’s side this week as they are close to finishing repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole. The Georgia DOT announces that the repair work should be completed by tomorrow on the extensive repair project. Brent Cook, Georgia DOT District Engineer, says work has gone well. The…

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City of Bowman Holding Halloween Parade Tomorrow

October 23, 2014

Not many official Halloween functions are planned for the Halloween Weekend in Elbert County, but there is one this weekend in Bowman. The Bowman Community Development Committee is putting on a Halloween Parade on the square in Bowman, GA. The parade will be tomorrow evening at 6:00pm. There will be prizes and games at the…

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A Georgia Guidestones Mystery Has Been Solved

October 22, 2014

Earlier this year, a mysterious piece of granite was placed in a void left by the original removal of a piece of the original Guidestones. The piece that was inserted simply had the year “2014” along with some initials inscribed on it. Turns out it wasn’t an indication of an approaching apocalypse that was speculated…

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Elbert County Approves Addition of Keep Elbert County Beautiful to Fiscal Budget

October 22, 2014

Keep Elbert County Beautiful is now officially a part of the Elbert County FY 2015 budget. At their regular meeting on Monday, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved the addition of Keep Elbert County Beautiful to the county’s budget. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas breaks down the organizations budget. “What we have set up…

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TJ and Friends Ready to Host Annual Fall for Friends Motorcycle Ride

October 22, 2014

The TJ and Friends Foundation is preparing for one of its longest running fundraisers. That would be the annual Fall for Friends Motorcycle Ride. TJ and Friends Foundation President Henry Mattox says the foundation hosts two rides a year; one in the spring and this one in the fall. He says this year’s route will…

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Gas Prices Continue to Sharply Decrease

October 22, 2014

Some great news for those filling up at the gas pumps this week. Gas prices have decreased substantially over the last week; so much so that the state average decreased by fifteen cents from last week’s price. Josh Carrasco is with AAA and says oil production is at a thirty year high and that is…

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Augusta Soldier Being Sent to West Africa to Assist in Containing Ebola Virus

October 22, 2014

Soldiers from Georgia are being sent to West Africa to help officials working to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Associated Press reported that a group of soldiers from the Augusta area are the ones being deployed to the region. In a press release issued on Monday, Fort Gordon officials said that…

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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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