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Hartwell, GA Man Brings in the New Year with Felony Drug Charges

January 3, 2014
Hartwell, GA Man Brings in the New Year with Felony Drug Charges

Not the best way to ring in the New Year for a Hart County man arrested in Elbert County on drug charges. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, just after midnight on December 31st, deputies with his office conducted a traffic stop on North Broad Street in Bowman, GA. Andrews said the man arrested…

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Bowman Financial Accounts Officially Changed Over to New Administration

January 3, 2014

The Bowman City Council was the first governing body in Elbert County to hold an official meeting, but it was all fairly routine. Yesterday morning’s called meeting was held to take care of a few issues that come with a new administration. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, the council had to meet before…

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Georgia DOT Battling Ice in Upper Northeast Georgia

January 3, 2014

Updated 1/3/2014 7:17am   While Elbert County didn’t experience any wintry weather last night, that doesn’t mean other areas of the state were as lucky. Currently this morning, the Georgia Department of Transportation is urging motorists heading to the Georgia Mountains or those who live in those areas, to stay off the roadways. The problem…

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Upper Savannah River Basin at Flood Stage Levels

January 3, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Heavy rainfall last month has put the Upper Savannah River Basin at flood stage. Now the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to bring down the lake level at Thurmond. Corps of Engineers spokesperson Russell Wicke said in December the Savannah River Basin received above-average rainfall…

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Changes Made Relating to Bowman Special Election

January 3, 2014

A change has been made to some of the dates relating to the upcoming special election in Bowman fill out the remainder of Councilwoman Pauline Siegler’s term. Qualifying for that election will take place on January 28th and 29th from 8:30am until 4:00pm and on January 30th from 8:30am until noon. Early voting begins on…

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Three Remain Behind Bars in Drug Arrests Made Just Before Christmas

January 2, 2014

A bevy of arrests just prior to Christmas Day in Elbert County results in three people facing some serious drug charges. On December 20th, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says his office received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the Dewy Rose, GA area. According to Andrews, after further investigation of the vehicle an…

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Bond Denied for Bowman Man Charged in Shooting of Hart County Man during Alleged Illegal Hunting Incident

January 2, 2014

Bond has been denied for the suspect charged in an alleged illegal hunting incident in Hart County, which resulted in a man being shot. 28-year-old Henry Harris of Bowman, GA has been charged with Felony Aggravated Assault, Tampering with Evidence, Misdemeanor Obstruction, Felony Misuse of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of…

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Georgia Juevenile Justice Reformation Beginning this Week

January 2, 2014

After seven years of work, juvenile justice reform goes into effect this week in Georgia, and advocates say that’s when the real work begins to help troubled youth. Executive Director of the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Sharon Hill says the new code eliminates inconsistencies with federal law and provides a greater level…

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More Charges Expected for Comer, GA Man

January 2, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Madison County, more charges are expected for a Comer man charged with kidnapping and possession of explosives and drugs. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell said 30-year old Antonio Meadows allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend from her home in Athens on December 21st and was holding her at his home…

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Bowman City Council Hold Called Meeting this Morning

January 2, 2014

It didn’t take long for newly elected Bowman city Mayor Pete Gibbons to head up his first meeting. Later this morning, the Bowman City Council will hold a called meeting. It’s a fairly short agenda for Mayor Pete Gibbons’ debut in his new governmental capacity as only two items are up for discussion, and those…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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