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Topped Out Millage Rate Would Have Had Little Impact on 2011 EC School System Cut Backs

September 19, 2012

Madison County resident and Georgia State Representative hopeful David Vogel addressed the Elbert County Board of Education during their regular monthly meeting on Monday. “It seems like the Christian thing for you to do would be to help spread that pain. You are not at the top of your millage rate”, said Vogel. “You could…

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TJ and Friends Raise Over $3000 During ‘Day of Praise’

September 19, 2012

Yet another great turnout for a TJ and Friends Foundation Event, which took place this past Saturday. The foundation held a Day of Praise at the Elbert County Fairgrounds where, according to Steve Higginbotham, about sixteen different groups from local churches in Elbert and surrounding counties participated. A steady crowd of three hundred plus was…

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Gas Prices Accross Nation Increase, Georgia’s Dips Slightly

September 19, 2012
Gas Prices Accross Nation Increase, Georgia’s Dips Slightly

Multiple factors pushed a barrel of oil to settle at its highest price since April. As a result, retail gas prices are expected to follow suit with an increase at the pump. A barrel of oil settled Friday at $99, which is $2.58 more than the week prior. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs…

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EC Commissioners to Adopt 2012 Millage Rate During Noon Meeting

September 19, 2012

Today at noon the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting to adopt the 2012 Millage Rate for the Incorporated and Unincorporated areas of Elbert County. The Unincorporated Millage Rate is expected to be approved at 9.914, and the Incorporated Millage Rate is expected to be set at 10.439. Also on the…

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National Hunting and Fishing Day Coming up on Sept. 22nd

September 19, 2012
National Hunting and Fishing Day Coming up on Sept. 22nd

Fun events, plenty of activities and celebrating the passion for the outdoors is just what you will find at one of the many FREE celebrations that will be held in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Events that will…

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State House Candidate Vogel tells Elbert County BOE Millage Hike a “Christian Imperative”

September 18, 2012

More talk about millage rates took place at yesterday evening’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting. Georgia State Representative hopeful David Vogel. “It seems like the Christian thing for you to do would be to help spread that pain. You are not at the top of your millage rate. You could save this school system…

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NAACP Continues to Support Former ECMS Principal Paul Garrett

September 18, 2012

The NAACP brought out the big guns in regards to the firing of former middle school principal Paul Garret during last night’s Elbert County Board of Education Meeting. As the Georgia State President of the NAACP Edward Dubose was in attendance, and spoke during the meeting. “I think I may not speak for everybody on…

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Speakers Support Re-Opening of Bowman Elementary During EC School Board Meeting

September 18, 2012
Speakers Support Re-Opening of Bowman Elementary During EC School Board Meeting

It was a busy night for the Elbert County Board of Education, during the board’s regular monthly meeting for the month of September. There were three speakers that spoke at this meeting, NAACP State President Edward Dubose, Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson, and David Vogel. The speaker with the strongest message was Mayor Johnson, who…

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Elbert County Development Authority Discuss Method of Bringing a New Building to Industrial Park

September 18, 2012

During yesterday’s Elbert County Development Authority meeting, the Development board discussed the possibility of clearing forty acres of land in the Industrial Park. The discussion of the clearing of that land led to a brief presentation from Dave Heydinger about how the authority could approach possibly erecting a new building in the Industrial Park. The…

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Hart County Commissioners Vote to Take Control of the Water and Sewer Authority

September 18, 2012

Hart County commissioner Joey Dorsey says the board’s decision to move control of the Water and Sewer Authority to the board of commissioners is not the end of the matter. Last Thursday, the board of commissioners held a brief called meeting at 5:30p to vote on whether to ask State Representative Alan Powell to introduce…

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