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UGA Announces Agriculture Seminar Dates

December 8, 2014

From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what the New Year will hold for the state’s largest industry during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences organizes and hosts the annual seminar series, and nearly…

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Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade Drop Off Deadline this Week

December 8, 2014

As Wednesday approaches, so does the cut off to participate in the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, which is a cause the City of Elberton is participating in. The city joins the Georgia Municipal Association in trying to bring the holiday season to patients at one of Georgia’s seven regional mental health hospitals. Elberton City Mayor…

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State Announces New Resource for Georgia Hunters

December 8, 2014

A new database from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources now provides invaluable information for deer hunters in the state. Several years ago, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division developed an internet database that would house biological deer data collected by biologists and technicians. Information that populates the database is collected from…

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Majority of Elbert County Pulls Back Out of “Abnormally Dry” Status

December 5, 2014

Elbert County is slowing pulling out of abnormally dry status on the US Drought Monitor Report. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, Elbert County has improved in the past few weeks. Previously, the entire county was classified as D-Zero, or abnormally dry, but now just the southern tip of the county meets that…

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Christmas Weekend in Full Swing for City of Elberton

December 5, 2014

The first leg of the City of Elberton and Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas weekend is completed, and now the bulk of the activities begin. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says the weekend long celebration began with the annual Elberton Christmas parade and Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the downtown square. She says everyone…

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School System Transporation Department’s First Drop Off for Toy Drive is Today

December 5, 2014

The first drop off date for the Elbert County School Transportation Department’s toy drive is today. Today, between 10:00am and 12:00pm, the department will be set up in the old Claude Ray Ford dealership parking lot located beside LaFagota. Those who are unable to make the drop off times today will have three more chances…

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Franklin County Now Trys to Figure Out to Come up with Next Bond Payment for Ty Cobb Regional

December 5, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Now that Franklin County has come through with the $315,000 bond payment to keep Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center afloat, the attention now turns to where the next payments will come from if the hospital isn’t sold soon. At their work session last week, the Board of Commissioners…

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Bowman City Parade Coming Up on Saturday

December 5, 2014

This weekend is chalk full of Christmas parades and various Christmas events, and the City of Bowman is not to be left out. The city will hold its annual Christmas parade beginning at 2:00pm this Saturday, December 6th. Bowman Community Development Committee Chairperson and City Councilwoman Rachel Felice said this year’s parade will be themed.…

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A New Look Christmas Parade Takes Place in Elberton Tonight

December 4, 2014

The annual Elberton Christmas parade takes place this evening in the midst of downtown. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer, speaking on WSGC’s morning show yesterday, says the Chamber of Commerce and City of Elberton are collaborating on the parade this year. “So it’s a little new, this is the first year that the Chamber and…

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Craft Beer Breweries Hoping for Regulatory Law Changes in Upcoming General Assembly Session

December 4, 2014

A petition drive is underway by the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. The purpose of the petition is to try and update the laws regulating their operations in the 2015 Georgia legislature. Nancy Palmer, Guild Director, explains what exactly they are looking to have updated. “We’re asking that breweries be able to sale beer on premise,…

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