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North Carolina Man Wanted on Kidnap and Rape Charges Arrested in Lavonia

March 19, 2014
North Carolina Man Wanted on Kidnap and Rape Charges Arrested in Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A North Carolina man, wanted for the kidnap and rape of a 12-year old girl, is on his way to Montgomery County after being arrested Sunday in Franklin County. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle says the suspect, identified as Kenneth Michael Outen Jr. of Montgomery County, NC was arrested…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Holding Off on Sub-Division Ordinance

March 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are taking a slow and steady approach when it comes to dealing with putting together a new sub-division ordinance. Originally discussed during the commission’s March work session, the ordinance was set to come to a vote during March’s regular meeting of the commission. However, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas…

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Gasoline Prices Hold Steady in Elbert County From Last Week

March 19, 2014

Motorists across the country are paying more for gasoline than they have in nearly six months, according to the latest fuel price report from AAA South. In September, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded peaked at $3.59. Sunday, the average price was $3.52. Typical spring factors are to blame for the…

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Investigation Into Weekend Shooting Continues Today

March 18, 2014

Elbert County and GBI Investigators out of Athens, GA continue to investigate a shooting incident that occurred on Saturday in Elbert County. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, around 10:41pm Saturday, central dispatch received a call that a shooting had occurred at a Whiteside Drive residence in Elberton. The victim,…

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Elbert County Board of Education Approves Sale of Mill Street Property

March 18, 2014

A few loose ends still have to be taken care of, but the Elbert County Board of Education has approved a bid to sell the Hawes Center property located on 390 Mill Street. Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell said the deed to the building will be transferred over to the Granite City Life Skills…

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Elberton Man Behind Bars After Leading EC Deputies on Lengthy Escapade

March 18, 2014
Elberton Man Behind Bars After Leading EC Deputies on Lengthy Escapade

You can try, but it’s hard to outrun law enforcement, as an Elbert County man remains in custody after a leading Elbert County Sheriff’s deputies on a lengthy car chase this weekend. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said a deputy was out making routine checks at Pyramid Petrol off Athens Highway, when he noticed a…

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Its Election Day in Bowman, as Two Candidates Square Off for One Vacant Council Seat

March 18, 2014

Its Election Day, well in the city of Bowman anyway, as two candidates are vying to fill a vacant seat on the Bowman City Council. It’s a special election to fill the seat left unattended by former Councilwoman Pauline Siegler, who resigned at the end of 2013 due to health issues. Running for the privilege…

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First Encore Production of 2014 has Great Opening Weekend

March 18, 2014

It was a great opening weekend for Encore Productions’ first show of the 2014 theatre season. That from Barefoot in the Park’s Director Richard Campbell, who said opening weekend could not have gone much better. “We had a great audience for all three shows, and it was clear that the dinner theatre was an outstanding…

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Congressman Collins Welcomes Passage of Legislation to Solve Executive Overreach

March 18, 2014
Congressman Collins Welcomes Passage of Legislation to Solve Executive Overreach

Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) on Thursday welcomed the passage of two important bills that respond to what Collins called a serious problem brought to light by President Obama’s administration: executive overreach. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 4138, the ENFORCE (Executive Needs to Faithfully Observe and Respect Congressional Enactments of the Law) the Law Act,…

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Elbert County Government Expected to Skim by on FY 2014 Budget

March 17, 2014

Only a handful of months remain in the Elbert County Government’s fiscal year 2014 budget, and as it stands now, the county is in decent financial shape. According to Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas, the county is 3.6% under budget as of March 10th. The end of the county’s fiscal year is on June 30th,…

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