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Christmas Comes Early for Madison County Residents

December 10, 2012
Christmas Comes Early for Madison County Residents

On Friday, the Georgia Department of Transportation presented the people of Madison County with an early Christmas gift in the form of funds for county roads through the Local Maintenance and Improvements Grant (LMIG) program. On behalf of the State Transportation Board, Georgia DOT Staff presented a check for $543,713.92 to Madison County Commissioners as…

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An Interesting Way to Prevent Chickens from Getting Sick

December 10, 2012

With the flu season here, many people focus on how to prevent getting sick themselves, but Poultry Producer Andy Schneider says that poultry owners may not be aware of ways to prevent their animals from getting sick. Schneider says they really want to educate the small time chicken owner of ways to prevent disease. “I…

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Public Hearing and Regular Meeting for EC Commissioners Tonight

December 10, 2012

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold their final regular meeting of the 2012 calendar year later this evening. Prior to the meeting, the commissioners will hold a public hearing at 5:00pm. The purpose of the hearing is for the discussion of various zoning cases that have been brought before the Elbert County Planning…

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EC School Board Work Session Tonight

December 10, 2012

This evening the Elbert County Board of Education will hold a work session in anticipation of their regular monthly meeting coming up on next Monday. Three speakers are expected to give presentations this evening. They include Anne Grace from the Elbert County Library, Mary Ann Martin from Educational Resource Inc., and Pam Harris who is…

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Elbert County JROTC Fundraiser Winners Revealed

December 7, 2012

The winners are in for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s JROTC Raider Team fundraiser. The fundraiser is a raffle, in which there will be three winners. The grand prize is a fifty foot slab of granite, which is valued at $3,500 and is available in three different colors; it can be used in any…

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Washington-Wilkes Christmas Parade of Lights Set for Tomorrow

December 7, 2012

Tomorrow the City of Washington will hold its 2nd Annual Christmas Parade of Lights. Executive Director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Jenny Clarke says they are expecting an even bigger parade this year. “It is going to be even bigger this year than it was last year. Last year we had fifty floats, and…

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Annual “Toys for Tots” Program Underway

December 7, 2012

The Marine Corps is once again seeking “Toys for Tots” this holiday season. The annual holiday program to help collect toys for families and children in need during the Christmas season is underway. Don Alexander is the Toys for Tots coordinator for Stephens, Franklin, Hart, Elbert, Habersham, and White counties. He says the need is…

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2nd “Shop Washington-Wilkes” Day Slated for Tomorrow

December 7, 2012

The City of Washington is getting prepped for their second “Shop Washington-Wilkes” Day of the year, which will be held tomorrow, December 8th. Jenny Clarke, who is the Executive Director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce, said it is a mutually beneficial day for Washington merchants and residents as well. “It’s just a day that…

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Bowman City Council to Hold Work Session and Called Meeting

December 7, 2012

The City of Bowman will meet this evening for a work session, and following the work session the Bowman City council will hold a called meeting. The work session and called meeting will be held in the council chambers at Bowman City Hall beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting is open for the public to attend.

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Third Rabies Incident of the Year Reported in Elbert County

December 6, 2012

There has recently been a confirmed case of Rabies in a skunk in the Elbert County Area. The incident occurred on the outskirts of the city limits at a Rhodes Drive address. Elbert County Animal Control Director Jeff Simpson said the skunk was chasing and bit a man’s dog. “The skunk was chasing his dogs,…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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