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State Unemployment Increases to 8.1 Percent

September 23, 2014

Despite a decrease in unemployment insurance claims, the Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state’s unemployment rate increased yet again. The department revealed the unemployment rate for August at 8.1 percent, up from a revised July rate of 7.7 percent, and one tenth of a percentage point lower than August of last year (8.2…

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Three Weeks from the Start of Early Voting, Voter Registration Deadline October 6th

September 23, 2014

Early voting for the November general elections begins in three weeks on October 13th. Those who still have not registered to vote in Elbert County still have time to do so says Chief Registrar for Elbert County Charlotte Ward. “So please call us or come by, or you can go online”, said Ward. “Just go…

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Hart County Food Process Expanding Operations and Adding Jobs

September 23, 2014

On Wednesday, Lake Foods LLC, announced its plan to expand operations and hire another 250 workers within the next three to five years. Lake Foods spokesperson Stan Hayman said since first opening in February, the company has installed its second processing line, hired an additional 35 associates and started second shift operations. The significant demand…

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Prostate Screenings Offered at Elbert Memorial Hospital Today

September 23, 2014

Prostate screenings are being offered at Elbert Memorial Hospital today. The hospital will offer prostate-specific antigen screening from 1:00pm until 3:00pm this afternoon. The screenings are being offered in observance of Prostate Health Month. The cost of the test is $20 (they ask for cash only payment), and you can register at the hospital’s admissions…

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Last Week of National Preparedness Month

September 23, 2014

It is the final week of National Preparedness Month, and Elbert County EMA is partaking in the last focus week of the month. September was designated as National Preparedness Month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign. Each week has focused on a different aspect of being prepared, and for the final…

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Blue Devils vs. Laney Recap

September 22, 2014

The Elbert County Blue Devils traveled to Augusta, GA Friday September 19th, and came away with a win over the Laney High School Wildcats. The Blue Devils would get the ball first in the game but be forced to punt; however, the Devil’s defense, which played phenomenally, would force a fumble and recovered in the…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • September 25, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
  • September 27, 2014 4:00 pmSinging and Revival
  • September 28, 2014 1:00 pm10th Annual Norton Reunion
  • September 28, 2014 3:00 pmMens Day Program
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