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Congressman Collins travels the State this month

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U.S. Congressman Doug Collins is touring the 9th District this month visiting small business owners who are developing their own Internet provider services. Last week, Collins was in Royston talking to the owners of Paladin Wireless. For most customers in our area, Windstream is the only wireless service available and …

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Lake Levels continue to Fall


Despite the storms we’ve had over the past week, Lakes Hartwell and Thurmond remain in Drought Trigger Level One. The U.S. Corps of Engineers Savannah District office says the lake levels at both lakes remain well below full pool. As of Monday, Lake Hartwell’s lake level stood at 656.21 feet …

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Dot get funds to improve Bridges


Three northeast bridges will be getting much-needed repairs beginning this fall thanks to a new program from the Georgia Department of Transportation.  Late last week, G-DOT announced the program, called Bridge Bundles and listed the specific bridges in our area that will be repaired. They include, the Bridge on Carpenter …

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Wages up in Q2


If your pay check is slightly bigger these days, you’re not the only one. The wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers rose at a steady pace in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year, as income signs of slight acceleration. The labor department …

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July Almost Driest Month on Record


from Online Athens Elberton, Athens amd Northeast Georgia narrowly missed setting a record for having the driest July on record as drought deepened across the Southeast — but only because of a chance thunderstorm. On July 31, the last day of the month, an isolated storm dumped more than inch …

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Schools open Wednesday

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Elbert County’s school system will be back in session Aug. 3. All schools in the system will open Monday, Aug. 1 from 4 until 7 p.m. and classes will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 3. All schools (Blackwell Early Learning Center, Elbert County Primary School, Elbert County Elementary School, Elbert County …

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