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City of Bowman Expected to Continue Discussing Ways to Renovate City Owned Buildings

May 28, 2014

Plans to renovate buildings on the Bowman Square were discussed at the Bowman City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The city council is looking to repair two buildings on the square and Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons describes how the city plans to utilize the properties. “Two separate uses for the building, one would be moving…

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Elbert Memorial in the Black Financially for the Month of April

May 28, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital has a bounce back month financially speaking, albeit a small one. Filling in for Interim Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers at the hospital’s authority meeting was AnMed Health’s Vice President of Finance Jerry Parrish. In the report given yesterday evening, Parrish reported that Elbert Memorial generated a profit of $51,000 for the…

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Voter Registration Deadline for November Elections Established

May 28, 2014

Elbert County voters have until October 6th to register to vote to make their voices heard in the upcoming local November elections. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward says that leaves voters plenty of time to register. “So please call us or come by, you can go online. In fact Georgia was one of…

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USDA Providing Some Summertime Food Safety Tips

May 28, 2014

Memorial Day traditionally marks the “unofficial start of summer”, which typically means more social gatherings where grilling and cooking out come into play. Marianne Gravely with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Hotline says it’s important to cook food to its proper temperature. She continues by pointing out the importance of having…

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Georgia DNR to Begin Accepting Quota Hunt Applications this Weekend

May 28, 2014

Beginning June 1, sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number…

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Called Meeting Scheduled for Today by Elbert County Commissioners

May 28, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is holding a called meeting later today. It is a very short agenda, where the only item on the agenda is the review and approval of the Elbert County Employee Health Plan for the 2015 Fiscal Year. Following that lone item, the commission will ask for any public comments,…

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Bowman City Council Meets This Evening after Taking Memorial Day Off

May 27, 2014

Due to the Memorial Day Weekend, the Bowman City Council will gather this evening for their regular meeting for the month of May. A possibility tonight is for the council to decide an official course of action when it comes to handling two buildings located on the Bowman Square. Both buildings are slowly falling into…

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Funeral Services Held on Sunday for Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Cruz Thomas

May 27, 2014

Franklin County Dispatchers relay the message that Franklin/Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas has been laid to rest. “Dispatch to all units, 612 is 10-42, 612 has gone home…”, was the message from Franklin County Dispatch on Sunday. Hundreds of law enforcement officers from as far as away as South Georgia gathered in Franklin…

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Georgia DOT Announces Contractor for Repair Work on State Route 51 Sinkhole

May 27, 2014
Georgia DOT Announces Contractor for Repair Work on State Route 51 Sinkhole

Good news from the Georgia Department of Transportation as they announce that E.R. Snell Contractor of Snellville has begun work to repair the State Route 51 sinkhole at Lake Hartwell. This is a massive sinkhole requiring a massive repair. If the weather cooperates, we hope to have SR 51 back open to traffic by August…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Still Reminding Citizens to be Alert to Tax Scam

May 27, 2014

With the tax filing deadline long in the rearview mirror, and a lot of tax return checks received, that is not deterring con artists who are peddling a familiar scam. According to Investigator Captain Darren Scarborough, two Elbert County residents, and possibly more, have received calls from people claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service.…

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