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Franklin County Man Pleads Guilty to Eight Counts of Burglary

September 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County man, charged in a string of burglaries over a two-year period, has pled guilty to all counts and now awaits sentencing. 21-year old Keibron Brock pled guilty in Franklin County Superior Court Tuesday morning to eight counts of burglary, one count of armed robbery, one…

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Resurfacing Work Begins this Weekend in Royston

September 26, 2013

Overnight resurfacing work is set to begin this weekend in Royston. According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation, the resurfacing of State Route 8/US 29 from Cobb Memorial Street in Royston to State Route 51 in downtown Hartwell will begin Sunday night, September 29th if weather permits. Clauses in the contract…

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Bowman Council Approves Rental Agreement

September 25, 2013

A proposal has been accepted by the Bowman City Council in regards to a proposed lease agreement. Moving forward during Monday night’s Bowman Council meeting, the city has come to terms with David and Marie McGarity on a rental agreement on a building owned by the city. The McGaritys plan on opening a variety store…

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Another Tough Month Financially for Elbert Memorial Hospital

September 25, 2013

Relief may soon be on the horizon for Elbert Memorial Hospital financially speaking, least that is the hope after another down month for revenue. Making his debut last night, new Interim Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers, said a lack of patients and a lack of in house surgeries has really had a substantial impact on…

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Information Still Being Sought for 2010 Death of Todd Lewis Tumlin

September 25, 2013

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Todd Lewis Tumlin. In 2010, a man was reported missing from a Pulliam Mill Road address, that man was identified as 37-year-old Todd Lewis Tumlin. According to a…

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Speeding Issues on Broad Street in Bowman See Temporary Relief

September 25, 2013

Temporary relief has been provided to residents of Broad Street in Bowman, GA in regards to concerns of speeding through the area. According to Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has put the speed tracking sign on the road, and for the moment that has helped with the speeding, but Mayor Johnson…

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Georgia DNR Offering Outdoor Women Classes

September 25, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering women interested in learning more about the outdoors, the opportunity to do so. Becoming an Outdoors Woman is the name of the program, which is a non-profit educational experience that offers hands on workshops to women of all ages and fitness levels. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings…

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Traffic Stop Results in Arrest of Two Elbert County Residents

September 24, 2013
Traffic Stop Results in Arrest of Two Elbert County Residents

A pair of Elbert County residents are facing drug charges after a traffic stop late Friday evening. According to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on Hartwell Highway after clocking a vehicle going 75mph in a 55mph zone. As a result of that stop, 25-year-old Willie…

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City of Bowman Holds Off on Making any Changes to Noise Ordinance

September 24, 2013

After hearing from a pair of citizens regarding the city’s noise ordinance, the city of Bowman is going to remain in a holding pattern regarding any possible change after last night’s regular meeting. Coming before the city council yesterday evening, Bowman resident Sonya Witcher says the noise from her neighbor has become more and more…

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MainStreet Elberton Announces First Pumpkin Festival

September 24, 2013

Main Street Elberton has announced a new event, set to take place before the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s annual fall festival. The event is a Pumpkin Festival, which as you guessed it, focuses almost exclusively on pumpkins. “We’ll have things like pumpkin pie eating contests, face painting, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, hay rides, and…

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