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Bowman and Board of Education Scheduled to Hold Regular Meetings Tonight

November 26, 2012

This evening, two local governing bodies will hold their respective November monthly meetings. At 5:30pm the Elbert County Board of Education will be meeting in the Board of Education Meeting Room at their location off of Laurel Drive. During the meeting, Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham is expected to give a special recognition. Then,…

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More Georgia DOT Work Scheduled for Wilkes County

November 26, 2012
More Georgia DOT Work Scheduled for Wilkes County

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a slew of work that is scheduled to take place this week along state routes in Wilkes County. On State Route 47 cracks in the highway will be sealed between mile markers seven and eight. Guardrail maintenance is also scheduled to take place along State Routes 10 and 44.…

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Shop Local on Black Friday

November 23, 2012

Today is Black Friday; which is the biggest retail shopping day in the United States of America. Many people generally head out of town to head to the big time retail stores for the Black Friday deals they offer, but Elberton Main Street Director Sissy Herring says that people should head by their local merchants…

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Season Hiring at Highest Level in Five Years

November 23, 2012

Retailers are expected to add as many as 625,000 temporary workers, up from 607,000 workers last year. Wal-Mart and Amazon both expect to hire about 50,000 additional employees nationwide. Kohl’s will add 52,700 workers, a 10% increase over last year. Shippers are also adding to the seasonal workforce. UPS plans to hire 55,000 seasonal workers…

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GA DNR Rolling Out SIP Permits in 2013

November 23, 2012

Beginning January 1, 2013, anyone with a valid Georgia fishing license, including those with a Georgia Lifetime Sportsman’s License and a Senior Lifetime License, who wants to fish in saltwater will need a FREE, annual Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit. The SIP permit is part of a comprehensive effort by the Georgia Department of Natural…

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Elberton Police Making Highways Safe Today

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving is here, and people will be out on the roadways traveling to their respective Thanksgiving gatherings. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh said his department will be out in force making sure the highways are safe for those traveling. “As we enter into the traditional season, we want everyone to have a good and safe…

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Great Turnout for Main Street Elberton’s Candlelight Shop Night

November 22, 2012
Great Turnout for Main Street Elberton’s Candlelight Shop Night

This past Tuesday Main Street Elberton hosted its annual Candlelight Shop Night on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Main Street Director Sissy Herring said the event went really well. “It was great, we had a big crowd, beautiful weather, and all of our merchants were open later than normal. This was Main Street’s last event of 2012,…

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Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Open Today for Thanksgiving Cooks

November 22, 2012

A staff of more than 50 experts on preparing a tasty golden Thanksgiving turkey is taking calls at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line’s six home economists answered about eleven-thousand phone calls when the service started in 1981. This year the Turkey Talk-Line experts are expecting to help more than one-million cooks this…

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FHF Fall Tennis Tournament Coming Up Soon

November 22, 2012

Friends Helping Friends, a club at Elbert County High School that assists students with special needs will be sponsoring a Fall Tennis Tournament. FHF sponsor Sandy Adams tells us how this idea of a fundraiser came up. “Kaylee Kirby, who is a FHF member, she asked me if I would be interested in allowing her…

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GATE Program Now in Effect for Georgia Agriculture Producers

November 21, 2012

On November 16th, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, and Georgia House Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman Tom McCall; announced that the Georgia Department of Agriculture will now be taking applications for the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption program. The new program, known as GATE, was created by Georgia House…

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Calendar

  • September 30, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • September 30, 2014 7:00 pmSpecial Music Service
  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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