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Georgia Chamber CEO on Big Topics for Georgia in 2015

February 9, 2015

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has a lot to be positive about early on in 2015. Chris Clark, Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce talks about some big issues affecting Georgia, which include transportation, jobs, and the Savannah Port project. Clark talks about a recently proposed bill on transportation that is being…

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American Pickers Coming to Georgia in March, Looking for Places to ‘Pick’

February 9, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Mike and Frank from the TV show American Pickers are coming to Georgia and they are looking for places to…well, pick. If you are one of those people who have a stash of stuff you’ve been accumulating for years…maybe a garage, shed or barn just crammed with things…

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EC School Board Holds Work Session

February 9, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education meets this evening for a work session. The school board is expected to receive a presentation from Dr. Howard Hendley regarding school system flexibility options. Also expected to be discussed this evening are new uniforms for the Elbert County Comprehensive High School band and the Granite Bowl scoreboard. The…

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County Government Saving Money on Lower Gas Prices

February 6, 2015

Gas prices are back on the rebound it seems after nearly four straight months of declines. Despite that bounce back in prices, Elbert County is still saving a pretty penny when it makes its fuel purchases according to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas. The price of diesel has not been affected too much by the…

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Severe Weather Preparedness week Concludes Today

February 6, 2015

Despite the end of the week drawing near, Elbert County EMA still wants citizens to be prepared for severe weather as the more volatile spring weather arrives in the next couple of months. The week has focused on a number of things that include family preparedness, thunderstorm safety, tornado safety, lightning safety, and now with…

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Sweetheart Stroll Downtown Promotion Begins Today

February 6, 2015

Valentines Day is right around the corner and Main Street Elberton is holding a special promotion to get people to shop local. Beginning today and lasting until Friday, February 13th is the annual Sweetheart Stroll. Shoppers can shop at one of the many participating stores and will receive a ticket when they complete their purchase.…

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Tax Advocate Available Through IRS

February 6, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   People having trouble resolving issues with the Internal Revenue Service now have another resource they can turn to for help. It’s called the Taxpayer Advocate Service – an independent organization within the IRS. According to Kenneth Hopson, Atlanta Campus Taxpayer Advocate, their job is to ensure that every…

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University of Georgia Set to Dedicate New Veterinary Medical Center

February 6, 2015

The University of Georgia will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. to dedicate the College of Veterinary Medicine’s new Veterinary Medical Center, which includes an education building and a state-of-the-art teaching hospital for large and small animals. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Parking will be available in the Carlton…

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1st Hazard Mitigation Planning Session Out of the Way

February 5, 2015

The first of a long series of Hazard Mitigation planning session is in the books for Elbert County.   On Tuesday, several representatives from various agencies within Elbert County were on hand for the session.   Elbert County EMS and EMA Director Chuck Almond explained what the purpose of the gatherings are for.   “We…

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Elbert Commissioners Still Exploring Options with Sweet City Bridge

February 5, 2015

The Elbert County government is still exploring its options when it comes to the closed Sweet City Road Bridge over Dove’s Creek.   Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says the county wants to try and keep the bridge open, but says the main issue with that right now is the cost of potential repairs.  …

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Calendar

  • February 27, 2015Deadline to sponsor a Friends Helping Friends Club pageant contestant
  • February 28, 2015 10:00 amWomen Empowerment Conference
  • March 1, 2015 3:00 pm12th Pastoral Anniversary
  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
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