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Transformational Projects are on the Horizon in Georgia

Article from the Georgia Municipal Association news www.gmanet.com   Cities statewide are uncovering innovative ways to not only transform underutilized areas of their downtowns, but also transform historic buildings to drive business and create a sense of “place.” Lawrenceville’s SouthLawn project, a $200 million mixed-use, urban-style development across 32-acres of …

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Deal to call for special legislative session

Gov. Nathan Deal today notified House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that he plans to call for a special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session is set to convene on Tuesday, Nov. 13.   “Georgia was severely impacted by Hurricane Michael and many …

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It was a successful weekend of the restoration of the Downtown Coke mural. Everyone was impressed with the group from the UGA art school. You have a professor, Joseph Norman whose main goal in life is to make a positive difference in the world through himself and his students. He …

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Bowman Council Meets This Evening

The Bowman City Council will hold its regular meeting this evening and is scheduled to hear a report from Mayor Mark Berryman on the city’s contract with the Bowman Public Library. Last month, the council voted to table a decision on renewing the annual library contract over a proposed $220 …

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Flu season begins..Hitting Children Hard

The statistics from the first week of the official flu season in Georgia are in and the group reporting the highest number of flu-like cases came from children under the age of 4. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 796 children aged 4 and under showed flu-like symptoms. …

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Downtown Coca-Cola mural set for restoration

By Linton Johnsonlinton@wsgcradio.com A downtown Elberton landmark will be receiving a long-awaited restoration. The large Coca-Cola mural that adorns the back side of the Stan’s Music World building seen by eastbound travelers on Church Street will be repainted beginning Friday as a project of the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd …

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Letter from Max Black submitted to wsgcradio.com On 4 October 2018, there were unsubstantiated and false statements made by Tom Allgood during a candidate interview on WSGC radio/WSGC Website and by Casey Freeman on 9 October 2018 during the BOC Candidate Forum hosted by WSGC and the Elberton Star. With …

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County finances off to slow start in FY 2019

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elbert County Finance Officer Phil Pitts reported to the Board of Commissioners Monday that the county is off to a slow start in fiscal year 2019 due to typically declining revenue and increased expenses this time of year. “This is your September report, and it’s not exactly …

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Early Voting Begins

Early voting for the 2018 general election will begin Today and continue through Nov. 2. All voters throughout Elbert County have the opportunity to vote early at the Registrar’s Office at 45 Forest Ave. in Elberton from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday, Oct. 27, …

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