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Food Price Inflation for 2013 Looks to be Higher Than Usual

November 28, 2012

The food price forecasts are out for the upcoming New Year, and the news isn’t exactly encouraging. The forecasts show that 2013 is on track for three to four percent inflation on all food, and on food here at home. USDA Economist Ricky Volpe said the increase in inflation is largely due in part to…

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Elbert Memorial Reports Better Financials Compared to Last Month

November 28, 2012

A better month financially for the Elbert Memorial Hospital, at least compared to the month of September. In September, Elbert Memorial experienced an operating loss of three hundred and one thousand dollars, but the deficit was cut by over half in the month of October; as the hospital reported an operating loss of one hundred…

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Gas Prices Expected to Resume Downward Trend

November 28, 2012

Although gas prices were forecast to fall before the Thanksgiving holiday, many residents in the Southeast saw prices jump upwards of 10 cents. Despite the recent hike in prices, retail gas prices are forecast to decrease into December. Now that tensions in the Mideast have eased, its likely retail gas prices will continue the downward…

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Zumbathon Fundraiser for Sydney to Take Place This Friday

November 27, 2012

The Elbert Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center is hosting another beneficiary Zumbathon event, this time it is for Sydney Vickery and her family. Kellyn Willis, a Zumba instructor with the Wellness Center said they will be able to accommodate anyone who wants to participate. “We will start off with a very high energy warm-up; we will…

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Elbert County L.O.S.T. Agreement Finalized

November 27, 2012

Elbert County’s Local Option Sales Tax Agreement, also known as LOST, has now officially been approved by all three of the county’s governing bodies. The City of Bowman made it official during their regular monthly meeting for the month of November yesterday evening. The council voted unanimously to officially approve the terms that were agreed…

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ECCHS Raider Recognized by EC School Board

November 27, 2012
ECCHS Raider Recognized by EC School Board

The Elbert County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting last night where they recognized the JROTC raider team for winning their 3rd state championship title and for coming out 6th in the Nation out of 73 schools. Reid Fuller, Commander for the raider team encourages his returning teammates to bring on a 4th…

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City of Bowman Christmas Parade and Bazaar Set for December 1st

November 27, 2012

The City of Bowman’s annual Christmas Parade and Bazaar is coming up on Saturday, December 1st. The Bowman Special Events Committee is accepting applications for baked goods, holiday gift, and arts and crafts vendors for the event. The committee is also accepting applications for those who want to participate in the parade. Bowman Special Events…

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Georgia DOT Enhancing 5-1-1Traffic Information System

November 27, 2012

NaviGAtor 511, Georgia’s traveler information system, has partnered with Waze to provide enhanced traffic information. Waze will provide enhanced traffic data to the current 511 system. NaviGAtor 511 is a sponsor-supported, free public service of the Georgia Department of Transportation that can be accessed at www.511ga.org or by phone by dialing 511 anywhere in Georgia.…

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Elberton Man Dead After One Vehicle Accident over Thanksgiving Holiday

November 26, 2012

Tragedy strikes Elbert County during the Thanksgiving holiday, as an Elberton resident lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on Friday night. Elbert County Coroner and Emergency Services Director Chuck Almond said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. “Kenneth Wayne House, 38, of a West Tate Street address here in Elberton, died…

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Georgia DOT Rolling Out Small Business Initiative

November 26, 2012

Beginning next year, the Georgia Department of Transportation will greatly enhance its efforts to encourage and assist small businesses in doing business with the Department and its consultants and contractors. In conjunction with a new federal initiative designed to foster increased nationwide small business participation in government contracting, Georgia DOT’s effort will promote opportunities for…

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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 29, 2014 6:00 pmFall Family Festival
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