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City of Bowman Taking Action Regarding Speed Bump Issue on City Road

April 29, 2015

The City of Bowman has a course of action to try and deal with motorists avoiding a speed bump off of Herndon Circle. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said the reason the issue is being addressed is because a resident, whose yard is adjacent to the speed bump, is having motorists run off into his yard…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Upwards Trends

April 29, 2015

Something that hasn’t happened in over four months occurred this week; fuel prices jumped past $2.50 nationally for the first time in 127 days. The national average of $2.53 is eight cents higher than this time last week when the price was $2.45. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins said that motorists haven’t seen prices this high…

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New Potential Business in Bowman Withdraws Proposal to Open Recycling Company

April 28, 2015

The City of Bowman’s chances at landing a new business seem to have taken a hit. At the Bowman City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said a proposal from Jermie and Amy tank had been withdrawn regarding the potential opening of Bowman Recycling. “As of this afternoon they had called and…

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Athens Pair in Custody at Elbert County Detention Center on Drug Charges

April 28, 2015

A pair of Athens residents remains in custody in Elbert County on drug charges. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, two people identified as 32-year-old Candice Barbosa and 46-year-old Michael Schmidt were at a state probation appointment in Elberton when State Probation requested the assistance of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Upon responding to…

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Two NC Men Arrested in Connection to Sunday Armed Robbery

April 28, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two North Carolina men, charged with an armed robbery Sunday in Commerce, are now behind bars. The pair allegedly robbed the Valero Convenience store off Exit 147 about 1:00pm Sunday afternoon. Their arrests followed a short time later when Georgia State Patrol Troopers pulled over a yellow Ford…

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Friends Helping Friends Fun Field Day and Special Olympics Takes Place Friday

April 28, 2015

The 12th annual Elbert County Schools Fun Field Day takes place this Friday. McWilliams Park will be the venue for the event, which begins at 9:00am. The day begins with an opening ceremony for Special Olympics Track and Field Events followed by age group competitions, which will end with a presentation of ribbons for all…

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UGA Holds Candlelight Ceremony This Evening

April 28, 2015

A special candlelight memorial service will be held this evening for UGA faculty, staff, and students. Twenty-six University of Georgia faculty, staff and students who died since last April will be honored at the university’s annual candlelight memorial service at 7 p.m. in the University Chapel. All twenty-six names will be read, and members of…

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Board of Education Holds Called Meeting

April 28, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education is holding a called meeting this evening. It is a fairly bare bones agenda, which includes a personnel recommendation. Following that line item the school board will then open up for any new business to be presented. This evening’s called meeting will be held in the Board of Education…

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Friday Gas Leak Results in Evacuations, Residents Back at Home Now

April 27, 2015

Quite a few Elberton residents faced a bit of a scare this past Friday. The cause? A gas leak that occurred just after noon in the Williams Street and Almond Street area. Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond said central dispatch received a call about a possible gas leak in the previously mentioned area. He…

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Elberton Arts Center Pulling Out All the Stops

April 27, 2015

It is going to be a big weekend for the newly renovated Elberton Arts Center. Renovations are now finally completed on the project, which began towards the end of 2014. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King, in studio last Friday, says the building has undergone substantial changes. She said many may know the building as the…

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  • May 25, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 26, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 27, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 28, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
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