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Search for Man Wanted on Manufacturing Meth Charges Comes to an End

October 31, 2013

The hunt is finally over for a suspect who fled the scene of a traffic stop earlier this month on foot. 46-year-old Randall Parham of Vanna, GA was arrested yesterday afternoon at a Quill Road address in Bowman, GA by officers with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and State Probation officers. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin…

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Halloween Origins and Safety Advice for this Evening

October 31, 2013

Many know what today is, but for those living under a rock, Halloween has arrived, much to the anticipation of young trick or treaters in Elbert County. Ann Effland, a Historical Expert with the United States Department of Agriculture, explains the name “Halloween” originates from a church holiday. “It’s also been called All Hallows Day,…

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City of Lavonia to Vote on Liquor by the Drink

October 31, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Voters in Lavonia have no city council seats to decide on because both seats up for re-election are uncontested. However voters there will have one referendum to consider on whether to allow local restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. In August, the Lavonia City Council voted to put the…

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Athens Area Motorists Can Expect Delays

October 31, 2013

Those frequenting the Athens area that use the State Route 10/US 78 bridges over the Apalachee River at the Walton/Oconee County line can expect some delays over the next week or so. If the weather cooperates, beginning today bridge beams will be delivered to the site weekdays through Tuesday, November 5th. According to a press…

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Annual Granite City Fall Festival Just a Few Days Away

October 30, 2013

Only a handful of days remain on the calendar before the annual Granite City Fall Festival takes place this weekend. Elbert County Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Brooks says the annual event is a collaborative effort. “This is a co-sponsored event; it’s not only the chamber that helps put this on. Main Street Elberton and…

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Bowman Council Hears Suggestions on How to Handle Animal Control

October 30, 2013

A new approach may be on the way for how the City of Bowman handles animal control. Currently the city does not have an assigned animal control officer, but does utilize Elbert County’s animal control office to handle any animal incidents. According to Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson, the city is looking at having an animal…

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Bond Set for the Three People Arrested in Franklin County Growhouse Bust

October 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Bond has been set for three people charged over the weekend with operating a marijuana grow house in Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said late last Friday, deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute in a vehicle traveling down the highway. Dispatchers gave deputies…

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Rehoboth Road Set to be Resurfaced in the Near Future

October 30, 2013

A fresh resurfacing of Rehoboth Road near Bowman will be happening in the near future. According to Bowman City Councilman Ben Rice, initially the county was advertising the resurfacing of the road up to the Bowman City limits. Rice said it didn’t seem right that the resurfacing stop at the city limits. “As far as…

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Gas Prices Drop Statewide, but Hold Steady in Elbert County

October 30, 2013

After gas prices jumped on the announcement of the government reopen, bearish fundamentals pushed them back down. U.S. inventories rose 5.25 million barrels last week to 381 million barrels, the most since June, according to the Energy Information Administration. Current production is up about 6 percent as well. Talks to suspend sanctions against Iran may…

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Bowman Council Approves Employee Pay Bump

October 29, 2013

After a relatively heated debate, City of Bowman employee Jason Rucker will receive a pay bump. Closing out yesterday evening’s Bowman City Council meeting was the item regarding a raise for Mr. Rucker, who has been employed by the City of Bowman for roughly three years in total. Rucker previously made $8.50/hour, and Mayor Pamela…

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