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Bowman City Council Aiming to Avoid Potential Penalties from Georgia EPD

November 26, 2014

The Bowman City Council is currently trying to get its former wastewater pond testing company, ER Solutions and Mr. Ricky Blevins, to get backlogged paper work submitted to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The City of Bowman’s new wastewater testing provider, Environmental Management Systems, discovered through talks with the Georgia EPD that the proper paperwork…

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Gas Prices Lowest in 5 Years at Thanksgiving Time

November 26, 2014

A much heavier flow of traffic is expected this year, due to many American finding some of the cheapest gas prices they have seen in almost five years. Gas prices nationally are averaging nearly half a dollar cheaper than this time last year. In Georgia, the average price for regular unleaded is $2.75; cheaper by…

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AAA’s Tow to Go Program Returns Again this Year

November 26, 2014

AAA’s Tow to Go service returns for the Thanksgiving Day weekend. According to an AAA survey, one in five consumers say they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking. Partnering with AAA again this year is Bud Light, who strongly encourages motorists to plan ahead if they will be out…

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First Road Paving Phase Completed in Bowman

November 26, 2014

During the Bowman City Council’s meeting on Monday, Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons informed those in attendance that Stratton and Sons Paving, Inc. had completed the city’s first phase of road improvements. The work had been delayed for quite some time said Gibbons, but the company had contractual obligations to fulfill before completing the city’s…

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Lane Closures Lifted by the Georgia Department of Transportation

November 26, 2014

Georgia DOT is doing its part to make the Thanksgiving travel period and shopping frenzy as construction related lane closures have been lifted. The Department of Transportation suspended construction-related lane closures on Interstates and major state routes at 5:00am this morning. As to make travel a bit less stressful and safer, those lane closures will…

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Bowman City Council to Try and Purchase Other Half of MedLink Building

November 25, 2014

The issue of the MedLink building in Bowman may soon reach its crescendo. The Bowman City Council, after coming out of executive session at their regular meeting on Monday night, decided to empower City Attorney Douglas Kidd to start negotiations with Ty Cobb Healthcare to take over the half of the building that they own.…

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Some Holiday Travel Advice from the Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

November 25, 2014

The Thanksgiving Day travel period is upon us and the Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is offering advice on how to travel safely. Director Harris Blackwood says his office has one big point of emphasis for this year. “That they need to be reaching down and buckling up that seatbelt”, said Blackwood.…

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Candlelight Shopping Takes Place this Evening on Downtown Square

November 25, 2014

The day has arrived for Main Street Elberton’s big holiday event. That event is the yearly edition of Candlelight Shopping on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Main Street Manger Tiffany Mercer says this evening; merchants will be open past their normal operating hours for shoppers to take advantage of great local deals. “Course all of the downtown…

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Monthly Winners Announced by Community Pride Committee

November 25, 2014

November’s Community Pride Committee award winners have been released by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Each month, the committee names a respective Business, Industry, or Entrepreneur of the Month winner. For November, the committee selected a Business and Industry as the winners. Business of the Month recipient for November was Swift Fire Protection, Inc.…

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UGA Receives $18.8 Million to Continue Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Research.

November 25, 2014

A group of scientists led by the University of Georgia’s Samantha Joye has received a new grant to continue its studies of natural oil seeps and to track the impacts of the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The project, known as ECOGIG-2 or “Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs…

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
  • November 30, 2014 6:00 pmMiles Pike Concert
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