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Congressman Doug Collins at Athens Technical College Today

August 28, 2013

Representative Doug Collins will host three different 9th District job creation and workforce development events over the course of today. Collins announced on August 19th, that he will spend part of his August District Work Period touring Ninth District technical colleges. Of the three different college tours, Collins will be on campus at the Athens…

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Election Qualifying for Cities of Elberton and Bowman Continues Today

August 28, 2013

In Elberton, three council seats (Ward 1, Ward 4, and Ward 5) and the Mayor’s seat are up for election. As of yesterday, only Ward 5 incumbent Joel Seymour and Incumbent Mayor Larry Guest have qualified for the positions that they currently hold. Qualifying in the city of Elberton begins at 8:30am and ends at…

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One Final Public Hearing Left for EC Commission Before Adoption of FY 2014 Millage Rate

August 28, 2013

Taking place tomorrow will be the third and final public hearing for a potential one mil increase to Elbert County’s millage rate. The proposed unincorporated millage rate would be set at 11.411 which will be an increase of 9.61% over the rollback rate, which would have been 10.411. The proposed incorporated millage rate will be…

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Elbert County Man Facing Several Drug Charges After Probation Search

August 27, 2013
Elbert County Man Facing Several Drug Charges After Probation Search

An Elbert County man is facing several drug charges after a State Probation search at his residence. The search happened in the early morning hours on Saturday, when State Probation officers arrived at a Jaudon Road address. Elbert County Sheriff Deputy Jorge Hernandez arrived on scene to assist with the search. “They informed me that…

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Bowman Council Moving Forward with Hiring New Utility Worker

August 27, 2013

A decision has finally been made on how to deal with the issue of a vacant utility employee for the City of Bowman. Initially the council had hired Tyler Wade to fill the position, but that decision was one of the three vetoed by Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson back in June. With the issue being…

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Final American Red Cross Blood Drive Coming up Later Today in Elbert County

August 27, 2013
Final American Red Cross Blood Drive Coming up Later Today in Elbert County

Today the final planned blood drive, hosted by the American Red Cross, takes place in Elbert County According to American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Janet Jarrett, the Red Cross faced a blood supply shortage earlier this summer. “This summer we did run into a shortage, and we are still climbing our way out of that,…

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Owens Sentenced in Lavonia Murder of an Elderly Man

August 27, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Marian Owens, the woman convicted of stabbing and beating an elderly Lavonia man to death in his home two years ago, will spend the rest of her life in prison with no hope of parole. The 40-year old Owens was sentenced by Franklin County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey…

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Teasley Mill Road in Bowman, GA to be Resurfaced and Widenend

August 27, 2013

At long last, the Bowman City Council finally received bids in regards to the paving and widening of Teasley Mill Road. According to Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson, two bids were received for the project and Mayor Johnson suggested that the city go with the low bid of $53,814.50 from Allied Paving Contractors Inc. “That would…

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County’s 3rd Public Information Meeting Takes Place in Rock Branch

August 27, 2013

Continuing the trend of the last couple of weeks, the third public information meeting, hosted by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners is coming up later today. In early August the Elbert County Commissioners announced their intent to hold several public information meetings to inform county residents about activities in their respective districts, and to…

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Stolen Motorcycle and Four Wheeler Recovered from Bowman Area

August 26, 2013
Stolen Motorcycle and Four Wheeler Recovered from Bowman Area

An Elbert County man is facing a felony theft by taking charge after being found in possession of two stolen recreational vehicles. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a motorcycle and four wheeler were reported stolen from Bowman, GA around August 18th. He says they received information Thursday on the…

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