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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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ElbertonNET Expansion Project Nearly Complete

June 26, 2014

ElbertonNET is in the final stages of an expansion of its Internet service. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn says well over $500,000 has been invested into the project to provide service to roughly five hundred homes in the western part of Elbert County. Dunn specifies which areas ElbertonNET will be providing service for. “It would…

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Elbert Co. Commissioners to Hold Meeting to Approve Budget and Hold Work Session Afterwards

June 26, 2014

Later this afternoon, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners will adopt its Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The budget approval will take place at a called meeting held in the Board of Commissioners meeting room at the Elbert County Government Complex beginning at 5:00pm. Approving the budget resolution is the only item on the agenda for…

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Another Month in the Black for Elbert Memorial Hospital

June 26, 2014

The month of May was another month with a positive bottom line for Elbert Memorial Hospital. The financial report for May showed Elbert Memorial in the black by $28,000; however, fiscal year to date numbers still aren’t looking great, as the hospital is down $660,000 from July 1st, 2013 thru the end of May 2014.…

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Bowman City Council Holds Regular Meeting for June this Evening

June 26, 2014

After being pushed back from its usual meeting date, the Bowman City Council will convene this evening for their regular meeting. Originally scheduled for Monday of this week, the meeting was delayed due to Mayor Pete Gibbons attending a governmental conference out of town. It’s back to business as usual for the Bowman Council however,…

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