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Largest FHF Fundraising Event to be Held Saturday Evening

March 20, 2015

Tomorrow evening the Elbert County Friends Helping Friends Club will hold its largest fundraising event of the year. The 4th Annual Beauty Pageant and Silent Auction, scheduled for 5:00pm Saturday evening at the Middle School Auditorium, is expected to bring in approximately 85% of FHF’s annual contributions. FHF is encouraging everyone to show their support…

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GA Chamber President on House Bill 170

March 20, 2015

House Bill 170, aka the Transportation Funding Act, has made its way to the Georgia Senate and the President of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce weighs in on the bill. Chamber President Chris Clark says the bill could make its way into a conference committee early next week, and he says you can expect some…

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TJ and Friends Dinner Coming Up on Saturday

March 20, 2015

The final fundraising event of March is coming up later tomorrow evening for the TJ and Friends Foundation. On Saturday is the TJ and Friends Annual Dinner and Auction, which will be hosted at the Elberton Country Club. TJ and Friends Vice-President Mike Webb says the event boasts an excellent dinner menu. Once everyone has…

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Veteran Job Fair Coming Up Later Next Week in Toccoa

March 20, 2015

Veterans looking for work will want to take advantage of an upcoming job fair and career expo in Toccoa. The job fair takes place next Thursday, March 26th from 9:00am to noon at the Mitchell Allen Meeting Room behind the Train Depot in Toccoa. Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor, staff members from the…

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Georgia DOT Launches New Website

March 20, 2015

Relevant. Professional. User-Friendly. Those are the words the Georgia Department of Transportation are using to describe their new website, which launched earlier this week on Monday. Users of the Georgia DOT website will experience something new – a redesigned, clear and concise website that is easy to navigate not only on computers, but also on…

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City of Bowman Unhappy With New Library Agreement

March 19, 2015

The City of Bowman will keep its library services going after begrudgingly approving a proposed budget from the Elbert County Library. Initially, Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said that Anne Grace with the Elbert County Library and the Elbert County Library Board were requesting funding from Bowman in the amount of $500 a month. Up…

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Still Time to Register for Atlanta Falcons’ Heads Up Clinic

March 19, 2015

Coming up early next week the Atlanta Falcons organization will be in town holding a special event. The organization will host a Heads Up Clinic and Parent Informational Session. On Tuesday, March 24th in the famed Granite Bowl the Falcons organization will host two informational sessions. The first begins at 6:00pm that evening and is…

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First Confirmed Report of New Spider Species in North America

March 19, 2015

If you are afraid of spiders, here is some bad news, as UGA scientists confirm the first North American record of the East Asian Joro Spider. When a man named Wesley Huffmaster spotted a big, brightly colored and boldly patterned spider near his home in Colbert last fall, he knew it was unusual. Analysis of…

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Gasoline Prices Nationally and Statewide Drop, Rise in Elbert Co.

March 19, 2015

Gas prices fell for the eleventh consecutive day, according to AAA’s latest fuel price report. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is nearly 3 cents cheaper than a week ago, but 18 cents more expensive than last month. Still, Sunday’s average price of $2.41 is $1.29 less than the peak price last…

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Winns Mill Road Bridge Remains Closed by County

March 18, 2015

The Winns Mill Road bridge will not be re-opened today. The bridge was closed earlier this week on Monday for some much needed repairs, which consisted of replacing the bridge’s surface with steel grates. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas had said the county hoped to re-open the bridge by today, but now says the bridge…

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