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Morgan County Man Facing Murder Charges in Death of 9-month-old Infant

March 25, 2014
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By Adam Kirk, GNN News   Family-members say they can’t imagine a Morgan County man killed a baby boy. 21 year old Donald Justin Lee is facing murder charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 9 month old son, Brantley Farmer. Police say Lee called 911 over the weekend claiming the boy fell off the…

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Volunteer Day Coming Up for the City of Bowman

March 25, 2014
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All hands on deck next Saturday in Bowman, which is the request from Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons. Coming up on Saturday, April 5th will be a volunteer day in Bowman, GA. Gibbons explains what exactly will be taking place on that particular Saturday. “We are asking anyone in the community that wants to help us…

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Recap of Chamber Awards Handed Out During Annual Meeting

March 25, 2014
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The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce is coming off its 90th Annual Meeting, Wine Reception, and Dinner. The event featured a silent auction, as well as guest speaker Terry Kay. Also handed out during the meeting were numerous awards. This year’s Award of Achievement was presented to Chester W. Webb; the Community Service Award winner…

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Congressman Doug Collins Announces First Leg of Competition for HS Students

March 25, 2014
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Congressman Doug Collins Announces First Leg of Competition for HS Students

Congressman Doug Collins has announced a competition for Northeast Georgia High School Students. The Congressional Art Competition is open to public, private, and home-educated high school students all across the 9th Congressional District. Guidelines for artwork include the fact that the art has to be original and in any of the following mediums: -          Paintings:…

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Couple of Big Decisions Coming Down the Pipe in Bowman Tonight

March 24, 2014
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Later this evening the Bowman City Council will gather for its regular meeting for the month of March. It’s a fairly cut and dry agenda with only two pressing issues set to come before council that may see action tonight. The first is the issue of abandoned properties and what avenue the city plans to…

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This Coming Weekend is the Debut of First Disc Golf Tourney in Elberton

March 24, 2014
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The final weekend of March will play host to a new type of tournament at McWilliams Park and Lake Richard B. Russell State Park. Disc Golf, a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in northeast Georgia, is becoming more and more popular in Elbert County. Coming up on this Saturday, March 29th will be the…

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Elbert County Kindergarten Registration Day Announced

March 24, 2014
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The Elbert County School System has announced its Kindergarten registration day for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents or legal guardians can register any child who will be five years old on or before September 1st, 2014, any child who is a resident in Elbert County. Now all current pre-k students are automatically enrolled, so there…

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Direct Deposit the Way to Go According to the IRS

March 24, 2014
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Georgians, as well as Americans across the United States, are hoping to get a little money from Uncle Sam this year as the tax deadline looms. Most of those people are getting it through direct deposit. Bill Brunson with the Internal Revenue Service says direct deposit is the fastest way to get a federal tax…

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Georgia DOT Crews Perform Routine Maintenance Activities

March 24, 2014
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Georgia DOT Crews Perform Routine Maintenance Activities

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are back at it again in Elbert and surrounding counties for some more routine maintenance activities. In Elbert County, more driveways will be serviced, including ones that intersect with State Route 17 and State Route 72 West. In Franklin County, cracks on Interstate 85 will be sealed, and a lane…

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Two Thefts, One Common Denominator

March 21, 2014
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Three Elberton men are facing a substantial list of felony theft charges. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a burglary was reported off of Jaudon Road on March 11th. During that burglary, Scarborough says a total of nine guns and one television were stolen from that residence. Further investigation by…

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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
  • April 27, 2014 2:30 pm2nd Choir Anniversary
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