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New B.U.I. Law Signed into Law by Governor Deal

April 25, 2013
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It is now state law for children 13 years old and under to wear life jackets when riding in an open, moving boat. In a ceremonial signing Tuesday on Lake Lanier, Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 136. The bill was passed this legislative session in response to the deaths of two boys, Kyle Glover…

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Bowman Big Iron Crank-Up Extremely Successful Despite Troubles Early

April 25, 2013
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Another successful Big Iron Crank-Up is in the books for the city of Bowman’s special events committee. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons said the event went as well as it could have. “I want to thank everyone that helped out. Our city workers did a very good job making the city look good, and…

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Representative Doug Collins Named Vice Chair on House Sub Committee

April 25, 2013
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Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) has been named as the Vice Chair on the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) appointed Collins to the Vice Chair position, highlighting his military commitment and time deployed in Iraq as a member of the United States…

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Radiology Department Changes at Elbert Memorial Hospital

April 24, 2013
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Positive changes continue to take place at Elbert Memorial Hospital ever since the AnMed Affiliation was finalized. The most recent changes came at the hospital’s radiology department, where a change was made in who handles the Diagnostic Radiology Professional Service to an independent group based out of Anderson, South Carolina. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough…

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State Route 368 Resurfacing to Begin This Week

April 24, 2013
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The resurfacing of State Route 368 in Elbert County is expected to start this week, if the weather permits. Once work begins, it is going to move pretty quickly, as contractor E.R. Snell out of Snellville, Georgia is expecting to finish the entire project in roughly two months. The project will begin with removing damaged…

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EC Commission Approves Purchase of Two Used Cruisers from Georgia State Patrol

April 24, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are moving forward with the purchase of two used vehicles for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department. During a called meeting earlier this week, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews went before the commission to request two more used cruisers, which would be purchased from the Georgia State Patrol. When asked…

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Georgia DOT Performing Routine Maintenance in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

April 24, 2013
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With resurfacing work getting ready to get started in Elbert County, the Georgia Department of Transportation will also be performing some routine maintenance in our area. In Elbert County, a crew is going to be trimming the vegetation alongside State Route 79. In Hart and Madison Counties, vegetation will be trimmed in the rights of…

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Gas Prices Continue to do Opposite of What Was Expected

April 24, 2013
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Gas prices continue to fall through mid-April. Pump prices did the exact opposite of what was forecast at the start of the year. Instead of reaching a peak price, gas prices dropped about forty cents less than they were this time last year. Oil prices also decreased last week after U.S. stocks fell on reports…

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Two Men Still At Large After Bowman Chase

April 23, 2013
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Two men are still at large after a chase in Bowman ended in a crash. An Elbert County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a Chevrolet Truck with a Four-Wheeler in the back that matched a BOLO from the Hartwell Police Department for a stolen vehicle. The deputy tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspects…

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EC Commission Holds Off Once Again on Purchasing Tractor

April 23, 2013
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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are once again holding off on purchasing a new tractor for use by the county road department. During a special called meeting yesterday to discuss the matter, only three of the five commissioners were present during the meeting. The commission decided to move forward with opening the eight bids…

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