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Bowman City Council Agrees on Limb Pick-Up Service Policy Outlines

December 18, 2012

The Bowman City Council is moving forward with establishing a new limb pick up service policy for its residents. The policy outlines are as follows: No limb can be larger than three inches in diameter. Maximum of twelve feet in length. Limbs commercially cut are to be disposed of at the company’s discretion. A minimum…

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Board of Education District 1 Representative Anderson Honored for Service

December 18, 2012

The Elbert County Board of Education held their monthly meeting and a very Special Recognition took place for BOE member Jason Anderson. Anderson served for the Board from January 2009 to December 2012 and was presented a plaque for his time and effort as he served for the Board. Superintendent Rick Higginbotham expresses his appreciation…

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Calhoun Falls Town Council Discuss Financials

December 18, 2012

Calhoun Falls City Council met on Monday, December 17th. Business on the agenda included the Tax Anticipation Note Ordinance #2012-04. Margaret McGee said the purpose of the loan was to hold the city over until tax money comes in during January. McGee also said that First Citizens Bank had agreed to buy the note. The…

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Gas Prices Set to Decline as Holiday Travel Season Approaches

December 18, 2012

Motorists get the gift of falling gas prices right before the holiday travel season begins on December 22. Pump prices are forecast to decrease even more as millions prepare to take their holiday road trip. According to Avery Ash, AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs, several factors have contributed to the decline in gasoline prices over…

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Elberton Branch of Carlisle Coatings Closing at the End of the Year

December 17, 2012

The Elberton manufacturing branch of Carlisle Coatings is closing down shop at the end of the year. With the bleak economic outlook, it seems that plans have been in the works for a few months about the plant’s closing, but the knowledge has finally gone public. The silver lining of the plant’s closing, is that…

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Elbert County Working on Solutions for Potential Prison Labor Shortage

December 17, 2012

The Elbert County Commission is working on ways to overcome an upcoming labor shortage, which is due to the Whitworth Detention Center in Hartwell switching to an all female prison population. Currently the county receives a ten man crew four times a week to conduct whatever labor is needed. According to County Administrator Bob Thomas,…

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Several Local Meetings Taking Place this Evening

December 17, 2012

A slew of local governmental meetings are set to take place this evening as the Christmas and New Year’s holidays approach. At 5:30pm, the Elbert County Board of Education will hold their final meeting of the calendar year. A vote in regards to the Mountain Education Center is expected to be taken. The board will…

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3rd Annual Christmas Toy Celebration Scheduled for This Friday

December 17, 2012

Coming up this Friday, the 3rd Annual Christmas Toy Celebration will be taking place in Elberton. It is a toy distribution event, sponsored by the Concerned Men of Elbert County, to help benefit young girls and boys between the ages of two and ten. In order to receive a toy, the child must be accompanied…

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New Ambulance on the Way for Elbert County EMS

December 14, 2012

The Elbert County EMS Department is set to add a new ambulance to their fleet in 2013. The Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase during their regular monthly meeting earlier in the week. The cost of the ambulance will be around $122,000. SPLOST money will cover the cost of the purchase. Commission Chair…

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EC JROTC Program Receives Positive Feedback After Yearly Inspection

December 14, 2012
EC JROTC Program Receives Positive Feedback After Yearly Inspection

One week removed from the Elbert County JROTC’s annual IG Inspection, the feed back from the inspectors has been outstanding. Each year JROTC leaders and cadets undergo inspection to determine how well the program is doing. COL Paul Infortune was the ranking inspector this year, and said the cadet staff’s program briefing was excellent. “Its…

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  • 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 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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