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Speeding Looks to be an Issue for Newly Elected Bowman Council to Handle

November 27, 2013

Speeding in the city of Bowman continues to be a major concern consistently presented to the Bowman city council. Newly elected councilmember Calvin Wade Bridges was on hand at Monday’s regular meeting of the council, and brought forward the concerns he has received from Bowman residents about speeding. He said while campaigning, that speeding was…

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Georgia DOT Lane Closure Suspensions Go Into Effect at Noon Today

November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving travelers in Georgia can plan on smooth sailing again this year, as the Georgia Department of Transportation announced plans to suspend all construction related lane closures for the Thanksgiving Day travel period. According to Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith, there are roughly three thousand accidents on Georgia roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period.…

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Retail Gas Prices Jump as Thanksgiving Travel Period Arrives

November 27, 2013

Motorists face an unwelcome spike in gas prices right before one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Southeast fuel prices rose last week after Gulf Coast supplies tightened. Refineries in Louisiana and Texas that supply the Gulf Coast are in the midst of production problems that cut output capacity. The maintenance issues are…

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Fireworks Fly at First Bowman Council Meeting Since November 5th Election

November 26, 2013

It was a rather intense Bowman City Council meeting yesterday evening, despite a fairly light agenda. It was the council’s first meeting since the November 5th election. When an update of the annual Bowman Christmas Parade and Bazaar concluded, Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson questioned Mayor Elect Pete Gibbons about the financials relating to the fall…

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Three Arrested by Elberton PD Over the Weekend

November 26, 2013

Not one, not two, but three arrests over the weekend by the Elberton Police Department after a traffic stop on late Friday night/early Saturday morning. According to Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh, Sergeant Michael Davis conducted a traffic stop, which after further investigation led to the arrests of two men; 30-year-old Travis Evans and 19-year-old…

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Candlelight Shopping this Evening on the Downtown Square in Elberton

November 26, 2013

A gloomy weather forecast is the story today as Main Street Elberton prepares for its annual Candlelight Shopping event on the downtown square. Despite the outlook, Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says the event will be great for the family. “Got Santa Claus coming out and the kids can…

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Don’t Forget about Fortsonia Blood Drive Today

November 26, 2013

The American Red Cross is in Elbert County today looking to increase their blood supply numbers. Taking place today will be the Fortsonia Community Blood Drive at 2130 Doctor George Ward Road. American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Manager Janet Jarrett says the donating process takes between forty-five minutes to an hour for most people. “Most…

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Final Show of the 2013 Elbert Theatre Season set for Early December

November 26, 2013

The final show of the 2013 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre is right around the corner. Capping off the season will be the show A Christmas Pudding, which is being directed by Ray Stowers. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King explains what theatre goers can expect with the final show of the 2013 season.…

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Only a Couple of Days Left for Main Street’s “12 Days of Christmas Cash”

November 25, 2013

Only a couple of days remain to participate in Main Street Elberton’s 12 Days of Christmas Cash contest. Local shoppers will have a chance at winning five hundred dollars cash by shopping local this holiday season. Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons explains why Main Street Elberton decided to host…

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Georgia DOT Announces Lane Closures Suspensions for Thanksgiving Holidays

November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving travelers in Georgia can rest easy again this year, as the Georgia Department of Transportation announced plans to suspend all construction related lane closures for the Thanksgiving Day travel period. According to Georgia DOT District Engineer Bayne Smith, there about three thousand accidents on Georgia roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period; on average more…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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