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More Debate in Calhoun Falls on Blue Hole Project

January 30, 2013
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The town of Calhoun Falls lands some new park related equipment for the town’s Blue Hole Project. The green light was given to the town to acquire numerous items from Mountain View State Park, which is being closed down. Some of the items that the town is receiving include granite picnic tables, wooden prep tables,…

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Gas Prices Increase Slightly Again

January 30, 2013
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Oil prices increased last week on optimism that both European and U.S. economies are improving and will result in higher fuel demand. Although the cost of oil has been on the rise since January 1, retail gas prices have remained relatively stable. So far, gas prices have not surpassed year-ago levels; however, the cost for…

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Elbert County/Franklin County Basketball Games Pushed Back Another Week

January 30, 2013
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Another postponement to the much anticipated Elbert County and Franklin County basketball match up. After inclement weather forced a cancellation of the game on the 25th of January, the game was originally pushed back to Saturday, February 2nd. Well, another change in plans, as the make up date has been moved to next Saturday, which…

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Bowman City Council Assigns Committee Chairs

January 30, 2013
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The Bowman City Council re-appointed committee chairs for numerous positions during the council’s regular monthly meeting. Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson stated that Councilman Ben Rice will head the Finance Committee, Councilwoman Betty Jo Maxwell will lead the Historic Preservation Committee, and Councilwoman Pauline Seigler was assigned as the Cemetery Committee chair. Also, Councilwoman Gwyn…

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9th Congressional District Rep. Doug Collins Kicks off Work Week in Elberton

January 29, 2013
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9th Congressional District Rep. Doug Collins Kicks off Work Week in Elberton

United States Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia’s 9th Congressional District stopped in Elberton yesterday afternoon for the first day of his first full district work week. During his visit Collins met with local community leaders, and took time to visit a few of Elberton’s local businesses. Collins discussed several major issues that have surfaced in…

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Elbert County Juvenile Arrested for Burglary Attempt

January 29, 2013
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An Elbert County juvenile is in custody after a botched burglary attempt at a Bowman convenience store. According to Lt. Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a 9-1-1 call was received just after 2:00am on Monday morning. He says when deputies arrived on scene; the suspect was apprehended in the cooler of the…

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GBI and Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Infant Death

January 29, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are assisting the Franklin County Sheriff’s office in looking into the death of a two-month old baby. It happened early last week, according to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas. Thomas said his deputies and EMS responded to call at a home…

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New Scam Reported in Elbert County

January 29, 2013
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A couple of Elbert County residents were the victims of a scam that has surfaced in the county. According to reports from the Elberton Police Department and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a white male supposedly in his 50’s, has been posing as a tree removal subcontractor. The man convinced both victims to come out…

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Bowman City Council Bringing on New City Attorney

January 29, 2013
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The City of Bowman is moving in a new direction in regards to its legal representation. In a decision last night, the council decided to relieve Attorney Doug Kidd of his responsibilities to the city. The recommendation came from Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson, who made the suggestion that the council bring on Attorney Andrea…

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Georgia U.S. Senator Announces Retirement

January 29, 2013
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United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-G.A.) will retire in 2014 rather than seek a third term. Speaking at the University of Georgia in his first public address since the announcement of his retirement, Chambliss spoke of frustration about the lack of effort to find common ground. “Here we were headed off this fiscal cliff that…

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