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USDA Set to Host Symposium in Royston in July

June 15, 2015

The City of Royston will be hosting the Northeast Georgia Economic Development Symposium next month. According to Royston Main Street Executive Director Candy Rhoades, this is the first such symposium of its kind in Northeast Georgia and will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 11a to 2p at the Royston Housing Authority. The symposium…

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Georgia DOT Warns of Summertime Construction Delays

June 15, 2015

Plan ahead, drive alert and watch for work zones. That’s the advice to motorists from theGeorgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) as an active summer construction season gets into full swing with projects beginning or underway throughout the state. If you’re headed down to Atlanta, G-DOT spokesperson Teri Pope said watch out for some major delays…

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Elbert Co. Board of Education Meets Tonight

June 15, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for its regular meeting for the month of June. Expected to be discussed this evening will be the school system’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Following that item, under the action item portion of this evening’s meeting, the school board will vote on the 2015-2016 meal price…

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Tuesday Search Warrant Lands Two in Jail on Distribution Charges

June 11, 2015

A Tuesday search warrants lands a pair of Elbert County residents behind bars facing a list of drug charges. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Lt. Terry Reese says a week long drug investigation culminated in a search warrant being carried out at a Jones Ferry Road home. During the warrant, Reese says they came across…

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McWilliams Set to Hold Disc Golf Tourney this Weekend

June 11, 2015

A special one day disc golf tournament is coming up this weekend in Elbert County. Scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 14th, the tournament will be held at McWilliams Park. Helping organize the tournament is Jim Corder, and he says the tournament is to help give some exposure to the course. “Just too kind…

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Woman Facing Drug Charges after Weekend Seatbelt Violation

June 11, 2015

A routine seat belt violation results in felony drug charges for a Bowman woman. On Saturday, a deputy on patrol in the Floyd Road and Pulliam Mill Road area noticed a gray Ford Contour at the intersection of the roadways and noticed that the front passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. According to a press…

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GDOT Warning of Big Transport Coming Through Athens Area this Evening

June 11, 2015

A massive turbine rotor is set to be moved later tonight, and is expected to come through the Athens area. The 285 ton, which equates to 571,000 pounds, turbine will begin its trek to Rome, GA at 8:00pm this evening, and is expected to arrive at its destination around 2:00am. The turbine will travel on…

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Weekend License Check Lands Man in Jail on List of Drug Charges

June 10, 2015

A license check over the weekend lands an Elberton man in jail facing some serious drug charges. Just after 10:00pm Friday night, a license and safety check point was set up on Pulliam Mill Road when a white Montero Sport vehicle pulled up to the checkpoint. According to a press release from the Elbert County…

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Georgia Ag Commissioner Concerned About Gas Pump Scams

June 10, 2015

Scams, apparently not just relegated to the internet and phone calls. That after the Georgia Agriculture Commissioner has his staff checking for gas pump scams. Ag Commissioners Gary Black is beefing up efforts to track down illegal card skimmers on gas pumps that can steal consumer information. He says they are concerned about importers putting…

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New Batch of Lethal Injection Drugs Doesn’t Clump

June 10, 2015

A specially-crafted batch of lethal injection drugs did not create clumps like those discovered in the compounded pentobarbital that caused the state of call off the scheduled execution of Kelly Gissendaner back in March. That is according to state prison officials who conducted a test of the recent concoction. Gissendaner is from Barrow County, and…

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