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Georgia DOT Crews Back to Work in NE GA for Routine Maintenance

July 28, 2014
Georgia DOT Crews Back to Work in NE GA for Routine Maintenance

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the return of routine maintenance activities in Elbert and surrounding counties this week. Elbert – A crew will trim vegetation growing alongside SR 77 and SR 72. This work requires the shoulders to be closed. Another crew will restripe faded pavement markings at the SR 17 and SR 72…

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Bowman City Council Holds Regular Meeting Tonight

July 28, 2014

The Bowman City Council meets this evening for their regular meeting for the month of July. It is a fairly light agenda, as the council only has a handful of items to discuss. The one action item this evening is the likely approval is a supplemental contract for the gas portfolio IV project between the…

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Concerned Citizens of Bowman Ask for Council Support for Holiday Events

July 25, 2014

The Concerned Citizens of Bowman group is asking for support from the Bowman City Council with an upcoming pair of events. Speaking to the Bowman City Council earlier this week representing the group was Mary Clark, who said the group will be holding its third annual Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need in the Bowman…

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Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith Resigns

July 25, 2014

Northern Judicial District Attorney Parks White said that Smith tendered his resignation on Wednesday. “Smith’s last day is September 30th, but he will remain on medical leave until then,” White said Thursday morning. “He has also agreed not to perform any further court functions and will not pursue any other public office.” A state hearing originally…

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Final Weekend of Second Encore Production Show at the Elbert Theatre

July 25, 2014

The final weekend of Who’s on First? at the Elbert Theatre begins later this evening. Directed by David Bennett, Who’s on First? is the second Encore Production of the 2014 Elbert Theatre season. For those who may have missed opening weekend, Bennett helps paint a slight picture of what audiences can expect on the final…

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Still No Clear Cut Winner in Republican Race for State School Superintendent

July 25, 2014

It’s Friday and the republican candidate for State School Superintendent is still yet to be determined. With all 159 counties in the state reporting their respective results, it is still too close to call in the republican race for State School Superintendent. Currently, Richard Woods leads by a mere 725 votes over Michael Buck. Woods…

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Underground Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

July 24, 2014
Underground Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

A search warrant executed by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has two people facing manufacturing marijuana charges. According to Investigator Terry Reese with the sheriff’s office the search was conducted at a residence located off of Plantation Road. Reese, who was one of the investigators at the scene, said something was noticed in plain view…

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Elbert Memorial Receives a New Designation

July 24, 2014

After a string of negative news regarding Elbert Memorial Hospital’s financial situation, focus shifts to some positive news regarding the hospital. Elbert Memorial, as of July 9th, has been approved for a Medicare Sole Community Hospital designation. That approve comes after a consultant, funded and provided for by AnMed Health, stated that Elbert Memorial would…

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New LB Berryman Building in Bowman Receives Special Dedication Ceremony

July 24, 2014

After fire claimed the old Bow-Mart building in Bowman, renovation work has been completed on the structure, which was capped off with a special dedication ceremony. Held yesterday, the ceremony featured State Senator Bill Jackson, Congressman Doug Collins’ Field Representative William Koklay, along with Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons and members of the Bowman City…

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Local Citizen Offers Reward for Info Leading to Stolen Tractor

July 24, 2014

A reward is being offered for a tractor that was stolen off of Paul Motes Road in Elbert County. According to the victim, who asked not to be named, a 2006 John Deere tractor 512 model with a front loader and a canopy was stolen sometime between the week of June 22nd and July 6th.…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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