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Ruling on Candidacy of Donald Wayne Ward for District 3’s Seat on EC School Board to Come Today

April 30, 2014

The second half of a decision on whether to allow or not allow Mr. Donald Wayne Ward to run in the District 3 Board of Education primary is expected to come at some point today. A hearing was held on Monday to hear two challenges, the first for allegedly missing the qualifying deadline, the other,…

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Three Face Drug Charges after Weekend Road Check

April 30, 2014

A weekend road check has three Elberton residents facing drug related charges. Friday night, a road check was conducted on Mineral Springs Road by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. The check led to the arrest of three people identified as 19-year-old Markel Thompson, 20-year-old Muntrez Carpenter both of a Statom Road address in Elberton, and…

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Bowman Council Approves Sending Out of Letters to Dilapidated Property Owners

April 30, 2014

The City of Bowman keeps the ball rolling when it comes to dealing with dilapidated properties within the city limits. During the Bowman City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, the council approved a motion to begin sending out letters notifying property owners about the condition of their properties. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons says the run…

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Governor Nathan Deal Attends Bill Signing in Hart County Last Week

April 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A bill that changes how boaters on Hartwell Lake are cited for violations is now law in Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal flew into Hartwell to sign HB777 at the Big Oaks Recreation Center last Wednesday. Under the new law, boaters found to be in violation of any boating…

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Gasoline Prices Increase, but Hold Stead in Elbert County this Week

April 30, 2014

Gasoline prices increased nationwide and in Georgia this week. Refinery production has increased dramatically and there is hope that supplies will begin to build across the region. At this point there still is uncertainty in the market because other parts of the country, such as the Northeast, have particularly low supplies and this could affect…

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Elberton Man Killed After being Hit by Vehicle on Sunday

April 29, 2014

An Elberton man is dead after being struck by an automobile over the weekend. It happened around 7:00pm Sunday evening says Elbert County EMS Director and Coroner Chuck Almond. Elbert County 911 received a call at 7:05pm on Sunday about a man being struck by a vehicle in the Harmony Road area says Almond. “Emergency…

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Severe Weather Could be a Factor Today

April 29, 2014

The brunt of the severe weather that ripped through parts of Arkansas, leaving 14 dead over the weekend, has arrived here in Northeast Georgia. This weather system is expected to bring a possibility of severe weather and some heavy rains as well. “We’re going to be getting anywhere from five to seven inches of rain.…

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Still No Final Ruling on Ward’s Candidacy Eligibility for School Board District 3’s Race

April 29, 2014

We’re halfway home in regards to a final decision regarding the candidacy of Donald Wayne Ward, who is running for the District 3 Seat on the Elbert County Board of Education. Held yesterday afternoon was a hearing to determine just that. Ward is running against Incumbent Pamela Jo Phelps in the May primary election. Ward’s…

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Same Song and Dance as Elbert Memorial Continues to Struggle Financially

April 29, 2014

Financial struggles continue to be the main focus of the Elbert Memorial Hospital. During yesterday evening’s Hospital Authority Board meeting, the financial report for March 2014 was presented, and the numbers were not very encouraging. Elbert Memorial posted a net income loss of $332,000; which is down substantially from the $185,000 gain that was seen…

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Early Voting for Elbert County Underway

April 29, 2014

Early voting for the May Primaries is underway in Elbert County. Early voting began yesterday, and will continue until May 16th at 5:00pm. As required by law, when there is a Federal or State election taking place, a Saturday vote must be held, and that date in Elbert County is on May 10th from 9:00am…

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