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More Positive Feedback on Bowman’s Two Buildings on Square

June 30, 2014

Plans to move forward with the project to renovate two buildings on the Bowman Public Square were discussed at the Bowman City Council Regular Meeting on Thursday evening. The current aim of the project is to relocate the Bowman Public Library into one of these buildings and to potentially use the other site for a…

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Franklin Co. Commissioners Propose Mobile Home Decals be Required

June 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   People living in certain types of mobile homes in Franklin County might soon have to buy decals to display to prove they’ve paid their taxes. At their work session this week, the Board of Commissioners heard from Franklin County Tax Commissioner Bobby Martin who explained an ongoing problem…

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Georgia DOT Crews Back to Work Just Prior to Fourth of July Weekend

June 30, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Most activities will only require shoulder or median lane closures. Elbert – A crew will trim vegetation growing alongside SR 77 Spur and SR 72. This work requires the shoulders to be closed. Franklin – A crew…

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Elbert Co. Commissioners Have Sit Down with EMH Authority Board Members

June 27, 2014

Talks continue between the Elbert County Board of Commissioners and the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority. A $677,000 annual funding request is the primary topic of those conversations, which continued yesterday evening at a work session held by the Elbert County commissioners. County Administrator Bob Thomas asked the members of the hospital authority that were present…

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City of Bowman Awarded $40,000 Gateway Grant from Georgia DOT

June 27, 2014

It was revealed at the Bowman City Council Regular meeting yesterday evening that Bowman is one of the few cities selected that will be receiving the Gateway Grant. The grant is in the amount of $40,000 and is given out by the Georgia Department of Transportation for the purpose of beautifying state highways. Bowman City…

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Elbert County BOE Approve FY 15 Budget

June 27, 2014

The General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 was discussed at the Elbert County Board of Education public hearing yesterday evening. A few members of the general public were present as Chief Financial Officer Ben Childs reviewed the General Fund Budget. “Our budget is balanced at $24,066,049 with no furlough days next year, and we…

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Undercover Investigation in Hartwell Leads to the Arrest of a Hartwell Man.

June 27, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   It happened Wednesday morning at an apartment on Leard St. in the Hart County Housing Authority. Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis said his department’s SWAT team, along with agents from the Piedmont Northern M.A.N.S. Unit executed a search warrant at the home of 34-year old George Sentel Montgomery.…

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Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Participating in Operation Dry Water this Weekend

June 27, 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is preparing for the Independence Day Weekend beginning today with Operation Dry Water. Georgia DNR Public Affairs Officer Mark McKinnon explains the goal of Operation Dry Water. “It is a nationwide effort to curb boating under the influence”, said McKinnon. “So there will be law enforcement…

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19th Annual Chamber Fireworks Show Happens Today

June 27, 2014

Later tonight a slew of people will gather at Richard B. Russell State Park for the 19th Annual Fireworks Over Lake Russell 4th of July Celebration. The annual event is hosted by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored this year by Massoud Besharat/Imex International and the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. Gates…

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Repairs on State Route 51 Continue to be Delayed by Utility Relocations

June 27, 2014

Repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole have come to somewhat of a halt. The delay, according to Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope, is due to utility relocations. “We expect the relocations to finish by mid-July,” Pope said. “Our contractor, E.R. Snell is planning on remobilizing to the site the week of July 14th to…

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  • July 30, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • July 31, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • August 1, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • August 3, 2014 11:00 amHomecoming Service
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