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Bowman City Council to Discuss Potential Pay Raise in May

April 29, 2015

A pay raise for the Mayor of Bowman and the city council members could be a real possibility. No action was taken regarding a potential pay increase yesterday evening, but a brief discussion on the topic did take place. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said Bowman officials get paid substantially less than surrounding municipalities similar in…

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TJ and Friends Golf Tournament set for Saturday AM Start at Elberton Country Club

April 29, 2015

The annual TJ and Friends Golf Tournament will be held this weekend right here in Elberton. Coming up on Saturday the two-man Texas Lauderdale formatted tournament will be held at the Elberton Country Club. TJ and Friends Vice-President Darren Scarborough explains how exactly the format works. “You play your best shot off the tee and…

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City of Bowman Taking Action Regarding Speed Bump Issue on City Road

April 29, 2015

The City of Bowman has a course of action to try and deal with motorists avoiding a speed bump off of Herndon Circle. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said the reason the issue is being addressed is because a resident, whose yard is adjacent to the speed bump, is having motorists run off into his yard…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Upwards Trends

April 29, 2015

Something that hasn’t happened in over four months occurred this week; fuel prices jumped past $2.50 nationally for the first time in 127 days. The national average of $2.53 is eight cents higher than this time last week when the price was $2.45. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins said that motorists haven’t seen prices this high…

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New Potential Business in Bowman Withdraws Proposal to Open Recycling Company

April 28, 2015

The City of Bowman’s chances at landing a new business seem to have taken a hit. At the Bowman City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said a proposal from Jermie and Amy tank had been withdrawn regarding the potential opening of Bowman Recycling. “As of this afternoon they had called and…

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Athens Pair in Custody at Elbert County Detention Center on Drug Charges

April 28, 2015

A pair of Athens residents remains in custody in Elbert County on drug charges. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, two people identified as 32-year-old Candice Barbosa and 46-year-old Michael Schmidt were at a state probation appointment in Elberton when State Probation requested the assistance of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Upon responding to…

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Two NC Men Arrested in Connection to Sunday Armed Robbery

April 28, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two North Carolina men, charged with an armed robbery Sunday in Commerce, are now behind bars. The pair allegedly robbed the Valero Convenience store off Exit 147 about 1:00pm Sunday afternoon. Their arrests followed a short time later when Georgia State Patrol Troopers pulled over a yellow Ford…

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Friends Helping Friends Fun Field Day and Special Olympics Takes Place Friday

April 28, 2015

The 12th annual Elbert County Schools Fun Field Day takes place this Friday. McWilliams Park will be the venue for the event, which begins at 9:00am. The day begins with an opening ceremony for Special Olympics Track and Field Events followed by age group competitions, which will end with a presentation of ribbons for all…

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UGA Holds Candlelight Ceremony This Evening

April 28, 2015

A special candlelight memorial service will be held this evening for UGA faculty, staff, and students. Twenty-six University of Georgia faculty, staff and students who died since last April will be honored at the university’s annual candlelight memorial service at 7 p.m. in the University Chapel. All twenty-six names will be read, and members of…

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Board of Education Holds Called Meeting

April 28, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education is holding a called meeting this evening. It is a fairly bare bones agenda, which includes a personnel recommendation. Following that line item the school board will then open up for any new business to be presented. This evening’s called meeting will be held in the Board of Education…

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