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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

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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Northeast Georgia in Extreme Drought

Georgia’s ongoing drought – combined with above-average heat – is taking a toll on some crops in the state, authorities said. Crops feeling the effects of the brutal weather include peanuts, corn and hay. “It’s kind of a do-or-die situation right now for the (regions) that have not had rain,” …

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Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

During the annual “Back to School” sales tax holiday, Georgia shoppers will have an opportunity to purchase certain clothing items, computers and computer accessories tax-free. GDOT reminds everyone to exercise caution nonetheless as heavy holiday traffic is expected throughout the state especially in the areas of shopping malls and shopping …

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