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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Declines

January 23, 2015

The state of Georgia’s unemployment rate drops below 7 percent for the month of December. The Georgia Department of Labor announced on Thursday that the state’s seasonally adjusted rate fell from 7.2 percent in November to 6.9 percent in December. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says this December was particularly special compared to past Decembers.…

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Two Franklin Co. High School Seniors Dead after Tragic Accident

January 23, 2015

Special counselors will be on hand at Franklin County High School today to help students work through the tragic loss of two of their classmates. Wednesday afternoon, two high school seniors identified as 17-year old Timothy Hartman of Canon, and 17-year old Maleke Moon of Canon. Both were seniors at FCHS. Georgia State Patrol Hartwell…

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City of Bowman Talks Code Enforcement

January 23, 2015

The Bowman City Council is still discussing ways to better handle code enforcement in the city. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the city has been in talks back and forth with Elbert County about the issue. Gibbons said he recently talked with County Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon about code enforcement, and said he is…

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University of Georgia Prez’s “State of the University” Adress Follow Up

January 23, 2015

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead has big aspirations for UGA in 2015. Delivering his “State of the University” address on Wednesday, Morehead announced the continued freeze on parking and other fees. “I am pleased to announced that the University will extend the freeze on food services and parking rates for our students through the…

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Congressman Collins Re-introduces Newborn Care Improvement Act

January 23, 2015

On Wednesday, Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) re-introduced his Newborn Care Improvement Act, H.R. 423, to provide female veterans up to 14 days of newborn care at Veterans Administration facilities. “We’ve spoken often in the last several years of updating policies to care for the medical needs of this generation of veterans,” said the Congressman. “With…

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Great Opening Weekend for First Run Movies at Elbert Theatre

January 22, 2015

First run movies have made their return to Elberton after this past weekend’s showing of Paddington at the Elbert Theatre. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said opening weekend went great. “It exceeded our expectations. We had not done a lot of advertising because this was new to us and we did not want to be…

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Calendar

  • January 26, 2015 6:00 pmNeighborhood Watch Meeting
  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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