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No Decision Made to Overturn Bowman Mayor’s Vetoes

July 15, 2013

A called meeting on Friday in Bowman to discuss recent vetoes made by Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson yielded no results. Called to question during the meeting was the authority of Bowman’s mayor to veto decisions made by the city council. The 2003 version of the Bowman city charter had, at the time Mayor James Scarborough,…

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Soils Still Saturated, Could See Regular Summer Weather Soon

July 15, 2013

Miss the drought yet? Probably not, but excess rain fall in northeast Georgia has been a headache these last few weeks. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, Elbert County has received three to four inches of rainfall in the last week, and ten to fifteen inches in the last two weeks. Soils are…

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Franklin County Offers Prescription Discount Cards to Citizens

July 15, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County has signed up with a company to offer free prescription drug cards. The company is called Coast-to-Coast Prescription drug cards. Franklin County commissioner David Strickland said he learned of the free service at a recent ACCG meeting in Savannah. Strickland said the cards are free to…

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Evans Sentenced to Fifty Years After Being Found Guilty for Involvement in 2012 Shooting

July 12, 2013
Evans Sentenced to Fifty Years After Being Found Guilty for Involvement in 2012 Shooting

The man charged in the October 14th, 2012 shooting of an Elbert County man is going to prison for quite awhile. Yesterday, a two day trial of the State of Georgia vs. Tyson Danrail Evans came to a close. In the early morning hours on the day question, Evans allegedly shot an Elbert County man,…

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No Updates Yet in Search for Hart County Teen

July 12, 2013
No Updates Yet in Search for Hart County Teen

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Still no sign of a teenager missing from his home in Hart County for over two weeks. 16-year old Harold Wayne Ackerman was last seen at his Bowen Road home in Hartwell on June 26th. On Wednesday, Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Ackerman has not been in…

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Bowman City Council Calls for Special Meeting this Evening

July 12, 2013

A special called meeting takes place this evening at Bowman City Hall. Bowman City Councilmembers Gwen Bryant, Betty Jo Maxwell, Pauline Siegler, and Pete Gibbons have announced a called meeting of the Bowman City Council. The meeting is in regards to recent vetoes by Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson regarding three different personnel decisions that were…

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American Red Cross Puts Out Request for Emergency Donations

July 12, 2013

The American Red Cross in Northeast Georgia is putting out an emergency call for donations of blood and blood platelets. Nationwide, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected. American Red Cross spokesperson Kristen Stancil said this time of year is especially tough…

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16th Annual Mainstreet Car Show Takes Place Tomorrow

July 12, 2013

Mainstreet Elberton’s presentation of the 16th Annual Cruise- In and Classic Car Show is coming up this weekend. There will be no admission charged for the general public to attend the event. Those interested in entering the car show however, will have to pay a $20 entry fee and that fee will includes a t-shirt.…

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Construction on State Route 172 Resurfacing Project Underway

July 11, 2013

The first phase of the State Route 172 resurfacing project is now underway. Work began in Bowman on Monday with the construction of two feet wide shoulders on each side of the roadway. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says the addition of those shoulders will immensely improve the safety on SR 172. “Those paved shoulders…

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Spillways to Open More Frequently as Rain Continues to Come In

July 11, 2013
Spillways to Open More Frequently as Rain Continues to Come In

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to open the spillways at Hartwell Dam at regular intervals for the next several weeks until the lake is back down to full pool. This time last year, Hartwell Lake was almost 12 feet below normal. But Monday night, the heavy…

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  • October 30, 2014 6:00 pmHomecoming Parade
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