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State Unemployment Rate Declines in October

November 24, 2014

The unemployment rate in Georgia has declined again, down two-tenths of a percentage point from September to October. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the rate drop from 7.9 percent in September to 7.7 percent in October. October saw an increase of nearly 34,000 jobs says State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “Which, by the way,…

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UGA Graduation Rates at All Time High Levels

November 24, 2014

From start to finish, University of Georgia students are setting records for how quickly they are completing their bachelor’s degrees or entering professional programs. The six-year graduation rate has reached a record 84.6 percent, up from 83.2 percent a year ago. The five-year and four-year rates also reached record levels in 2014. Graduation rates are…

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Bowman Council Meeting Tonight

November 24, 2014

The Bowman City Council gathers this evening for its regular meeting for November. Animal control is an issue that is expected to be discussed in more detail this evening, as Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons will detail the results of a meeting with the county about what the city can do to better handle dogs…

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Elbert Theatre Prepares for Final Show of 2014 Encore Production Season

November 24, 2014

We are nearly two weeks away from the premiere of the final show of the 2014 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre. The show, titled Harvey by Mary Chase, is directed by Bob Larson. When Elwood P. Dowd, played by Bob Paul,  starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests…

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UGA Making Efforts to Reduce and Eliminate Sexual Assaults on Campus

November 21, 2014

Colleges nationwide are being asked to do more to control sexual assaults on campus. University of Georgia President Jere Morehead says the University is doing everything in its power to reduce and even eliminate sexual assaults. “One sexual assault on our campus is one too many. We remain committed to doing everything possible to reduce…

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Elbert County High School Student Nominated to Two U.S. Service Academies

November 21, 2014

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) has nominated fifteen Northeast Georgia students for admission to the U.S. Service Academies. Of the fifteen nominees, one Elbert County Comprehensive High School student made the list. ECCHS senior Dallas Yeargin was nominated by Congressman Collins for the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy. Congressman Collins said “Nominating these…

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Annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade is in Full Swing

November 21, 2014

The City of Elberton joins the Georgia Municipal Association in trying to bring the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals. Elberton City Mayor Larry Guest says this is a program that he can recall participating in for at least fifteen years, and says this particular effort does not…

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Franklin County Decides on New School Flexibility Plan

November 21, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   When students start class in the fall of 2015 in Franklin County, there will be a new school flexibility plan in place. At their last meeting earlier this month, the Franklin County School Board voted to go with the IE squared school system. About two years ago, the…

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City of Bowman Holding Art Show for Local Artists

November 21, 2014

It is a busy time of year across the county, as local municipalities are getting into the holiday spirit and are holding several events leading up to the holidays. The city of Bowman is no exception, as the Bowman Community Development Committee is preparing for an event scheduled for tomorrow. Thought that event is not…

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Elbert Memorial CEO Announces Retirement

November 20, 2014

Big news out of November’s regular meeting of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority board. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough was presented via video conference the Hospital Leader of the Year award from HomeTown Health. Yarborough was selected out of a pool of 70 rural hospital leaders in the southeast. However, that was not the big…

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