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AnMed Issues $100,000 Flier to Help Elbert Memorial

September 25, 2014

AnMed Health is stepping up to the plate once again by offering financial assistance to Elbert Memorial Hospital. Tuesday evening, the hospital authority board approved a $100,000 loan from AnMed for urgent cash flow support. The purpose of the loan is to keep the hospital going until tax revenue from Elbert County is able to…

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State Labor Department Trying to Figure Out Why Unemployment Rate Increased So Severely

September 25, 2014

As reported earlier this week, Georgia’s unemployment rate increase from July to August by four tenths of a percentage point to 8.1 percent. That despite nearly 25,000 new jobs and a nearly thirty percent decrease in the amount of new unemployment insurance claims. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler now says his office is running the…

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First Reading of a Resolution By the City of Bowman to Update Nuisance Ordinance

September 24, 2014

The City of Bowman is roughly one month away from adopting a new and improved nuisance ordinance. At Monday’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council, the resolution for the approval of an updated nuisance ordnance was placed on first reading. Bowman Attorney Douglas Kidd mentioned some changes he made to the ordinance. “I subbed…

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Opportunity for the Unemployed Tomorrow at the First Baptist Church ROC Building

September 24, 2014

Tomorrow is the day that the Georgia Department of Labor is in Elberton to host a job fair. Sarah Byrum, Business Services Recruiter with the Georgia DOL, says about forty different companies and employers are registered to attend the event on Thursday. Companies such as Caterpillar, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Mollertech are all expected to attend…

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Gasoline Prices Remain Stable in Elbert County, Continue to Drop State and Nationwide

September 24, 2014

Motorists continue to enjoy a discount at the pump, as gas prices fall to their lowest point since February. Nationally, the price of gas fell 6 cents in the past week, marking a seven week decline in gasoline prices. Last week refineries switched from producing summer to winter-blend fuel explained AAA Spokesman Josh Carrasco. Winter-blend…

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Pinnacle Bank Re-Issues Securities on City of Bowman’s Accounts

September 24, 2014

There is some more good news out of Bowman, Georgia. The city of Bowman now has more money in its accounts with Pinnacle Bank than the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insures. The FDIC insures up to $250,000. When that happens the bank takes out securities on those excess funds in the event of the…

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New Study Shows Species Going Extinct 1,000 Times Faster than Pre-Human Times

September 24, 2014

University of Georgia ecologists John Gittleman and Patrick Stephens are contributors to a major new study that finds that species are going extinct today 1,000 times faster than during pre-human times—a rate an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. The study, which was led by Jurriaan M. de Vos of Brown University, appears…

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State Unemployment Increases to 8.1 Percent

September 23, 2014

Despite a decrease in unemployment insurance claims, the Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state’s unemployment rate increased yet again. The department revealed the unemployment rate for August at 8.1 percent, up from a revised July rate of 7.7 percent, and one tenth of a percentage point lower than August of last year (8.2…

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Three Weeks from the Start of Early Voting, Voter Registration Deadline October 6th

September 23, 2014

Early voting for the November general elections begins in three weeks on October 13th. Those who still have not registered to vote in Elbert County still have time to do so says Chief Registrar for Elbert County Charlotte Ward. “So please call us or come by, or you can go online”, said Ward. “Just go…

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Hart County Food Process Expanding Operations and Adding Jobs

September 23, 2014

On Wednesday, Lake Foods LLC, announced its plan to expand operations and hire another 250 workers within the next three to five years. Lake Foods spokesperson Stan Hayman said since first opening in February, the company has installed its second processing line, hired an additional 35 associates and started second shift operations. The significant demand…

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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 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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