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Bowman City Council Holds Work Session this Evening

April 20, 2015

The City Council of Bowman will hold a work session this evening. Work sessions are informal gatherings where the city council can discuss upcoming items on the agenda for their regular meeting coming up on the following Monday. Up for discussion this evening will the purchase of a new lawn mower for the city, and…

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Small Business Programs Coming Up this Week for EC Business Owners to Utilize

April 20, 2015

The Elbert County Development Authority is encouraging local business owners in Elbert County to take advantage of a series of special webinars and workshops that are scheduled in the near future. Hosted by the Small Business Association, the first of three different events is coming up this Tuesday evening. On Tuesday, between the hours of…

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Spring Sports Awards Banquet Date Announced

April 20, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School has announced the scheduled date for the spring sports awards banquet. That date is Tuesday, May 5th at the usual venue, the First Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Center. The banquet begins at 6:15pm that evening. Sports to be recognized at the banquet include track, tennis, golf, baseball, soccer, riflery,…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Holds Active Shooter Response Training

April 17, 2015
Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Holds Active Shooter Response Training

Those in the area of Ruckersville Road may have noticed a sizable amount of law enforcement vehicles near the old Beaverdam Elementary school building. The reason, active shooter response training for local law enforcement officers. Investigator Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office talked about what the point of the training was. “Is…

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State Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged from Last Month

April 17, 2015

State unemployment numbers are out, and Georgia’s unemployment figures remain unchanged from last month. The Georgia Department of Labor announced yesterday afternoon that the season adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, the same as February. The rate was 7.3 percent this time last year. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler did mention that the…

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Hart County Commission Approves Moratorium on New Chicken Houses

April 17, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County Commissioners are considering a plan to establish setback rules for poultry houses. At their regular meeting Tuesday evening, Hart County Administrator Jon Caime said the number of permits for poultry farms is increasing in Hart County and that is becoming a problem. Caime said Hart County…

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Bowman Big Iron-Crank Up Cranks Up Tomorrow Morning

April 17, 2015

Tomorrow morning one of the bigger events of the year for the City of Bowman will be held. That would be the Bowman Big Iron Crank-Up, now in its 26th year of existence. The Crank-Up acts as a spring festival and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says there will be lots to do tomorrow. “We’ll…

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Chamber’s Monthly Award Winners Revealed

April 17, 2015

Monthly awards have been released by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Each month the Community Pride Committee of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce selects two monthly award winners in two of three different categories. Business of the Month, Industry of the Month, or Entrepreneur of the Month. For April, the committee selected A-1…

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Additional Arrests Still Possible in Lottery Ticket Theft Case

April 16, 2015

Updated 4/17/2015 11:29am   Additional arrests could still be forthcoming in a case the Elberton Police Department’s investigation division is still working on. Last week on WSGC, it was reported that one arrest had been made in connection to a case involving the alleged theft of lottery tickets from the local JP Marathon gas station.…

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EC Chamber’s Funding Request for 20th Annual Fireworks over Lake Russell Granted

April 16, 2015

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce is already working on 20th Annual Fireworks over Lake Richard B. Russell fireworks show. More progress was made towards the event by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approving a $2,500 request from the Chamber to help with expenses for the fireworks show out at the park. Elbert County…

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Calendar

  • May 9, 2015 9:00 amBake Sale
  • May 16, 2015 8:00 amCalhoun Falls Town Yard Sale
  • May 16, 2015 10:00 amHealthy Living Wellness Day Event
  • May 17, 2015 3:00 pmAnnually women's day program
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