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City of Bowman Ready to Roll Out New Billing and Accounting Software

September 3, 2014

The City of Bowman is expecting to roll out a new billing system within the next couple of months. Approved in July was a bid from United Systems Technology, Inc. for new billing software, as well as a new website, which was reported yesterday. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the new billing system will…

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Busy Labor Day Weekend for Georgia DNR Law Enforcement

September 3, 2014

After a busy Labor Day weekend working boating incidents and drownings on waterways across the state, Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division Rangers will be shifting their focus to the thousands of hunters who will be hitting the woods this hunting season. The Labor Day weekend was unfortunately busier than Division officials had hoped, with the…

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Final Georgia DOT STIP Public Meeting Scheduled for Tomorrow

September 3, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation is hosting its final public meeting and hearing in Northeast Georgia for the Draft FY 2015 – 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says rural counties have their projects planned for them over the next several years due to a lack of resources. “For counties…

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Two Injured on Lake Hartwell Over Labor Day Weekend

September 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two people were injured on Lake Hartwell on the Georgia side over the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Officer Craig Fulghum, it happened Sunday in Hartwell. Fulghum said two boats collided near the Hartwell Marina. Debris from the accident caused two people to…

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Elbert County EMA Participating in National Preparedness Month

September 3, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month and Elbert County EMA, along with the Georgia Emergency Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign encourage all Elbert County residents to take time to prepare for emergencies. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign, National Preparedness Month was founded after 9/11 to increase awareness and encourage action for…

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Armed Robbery Suspect Now in Custody

September 2, 2014
Armed Robbery Suspect Now in Custody

An Elbert County man wanted in connection to a weekend armed robbery is behind bars. Elberton Police Investigator Scott Maurnich says the Elberton Police Department responded to a call of an armed robbery just after 5:00pm on Saturday at Elberton Pharmacy. “Upon responding and reviewing the video, we observed a single male subject come into…

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Elbert County Commission Votes to Increase Millage Rate for Elbert Memorial Hospital

September 2, 2014

On Friday, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved their Fiscal Year 2015 millage rate during a called meeting. The initial rate of 10.428 mills for both the incorporated and unincorporated was determined based off of the 2014 tax digest. During the called meeting, a motion was made by Commissioner Horace Harper to approve a…

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City of Bowman Preparing for Launch of New Website

September 2, 2014

United Systems Technology Inc. continues work on re-launching the City of Bowman’s website. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons and his council at July’s regular meeting approved a bid from USTI for new billing software, which also included a new and improved website. Gibbons says they have already begun submitting potential domain names to see what…

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Job Readiness Event Scheduled for Elbert County

September 2, 2014

The First Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center will be hosting a job readiness event in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor. The readiness event will focus on several different areas such as Dressing for Success, How to Create a Value Based Resume, Interviewing Skills, Effective Employment Applications, Job Searching after 40, and Career Expo…

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UGA Breaks Ground on New Science Center

September 2, 2014

Responding to an acute need for modern classrooms to accommodate the University of Georgia’s undergraduate science courses, the Georgia General Assembly approved funding of the school’s new Science Learning Center. The new center is slated to open in 2016, University President Jere Morehead says the old classrooms, constructed in the 1960’s, no longer meet the…

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  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 3, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 12:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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