Blog Archives

Bowman City Council Moving Forward with Personnel Decisions

July 23, 2013

A climatic end to yesterday evening’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council. Brought up at the end of the meeting was the issue of the vetoes made by Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson nearly a month ago. Councilman Pete Gibbons said that no where in the city’s charter did it grant the mayor veto powers.…

Read more »

EC Sheriff’s Office Continue Search for Elbert County Man Wanted on Felony Warrants

July 23, 2013

The search continues today for an Elbert County man wanted on a handful of felony charges. The incident occurred in the morning hours of Thursday at a Brewers Bridge road address, where a witness reported that 48-year-old Marlin Roberts was displaying some erratic behavior. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office…

Read more »

South Carolina Teen Missing Since Sunday Night Found Safe and Sound

July 23, 2013

A South Carolina teen, missing on Lake Hartwell since Sunday night, has been found safe. Georgia DNR Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum said the boy, identified as Noah Day, age 15 of Piedmont, SC went missing Sunday night near Sadler Creek State Park on U.S. 29on the South Carolina side. “At approximately 8p last night,…

Read more »

Bowman Council Discuss Ways to Cut Down on Four Way Stop Money Collections

July 23, 2013

The City of Bowman is exploring ways to cut down on the amount of Four Way Stop money collection fundraising events. Councilman Pete Gibbons said during last night’s regular meeting, that he had been presented a petition from citizens and local business owners with the intent of reducing the frequency of fundraisers that set up…

Read more »

EC School Board Meets this Evening; Freshmen Orientation set for this Evening

July 23, 2013

A fairly routine meeting is expected this evening for the Elbert County Board of Education. Not many items are on the agenda for the school board’s regular meeting for July. Only two issues make up the Superintendent’s Report, and they include Out of County Tuition and the Facility Use Policy. The meeting will be held…

Read more »

Beaches at Russell Could take a while to Re-open

July 22, 2013

It could be a while before the beach area at Richard B. Russell State Park is re-opened to the public. Lake Russell is still maintaining flood stage at roughly 480ft msl, normal height for the lake is 475ft msl. Mark Millard with Russell State Park says that a majority of the beach area is currently…

Read more »

Collins votes in Favor to delay Obamacare Mandates

July 22, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) continued his opposition to the Affordable Healthcare Act by voting in favor of both H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, and H.R. 2267, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act. Together, these bills postpone the individual and employer mandate portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act, also referred to as Obamacare.…

Read more »

Bowman City Council will meet this Evening

July 22, 2013

After a cancelled work session late last week, the Bowman City Council will meet this evening at long last. Discussion was expected to take place during a scheduled work session on Thursday between the council and mayor about the vetoes that were made during a called meeting last month that put off three personnel decisions…

Read more »

Elberton Sister City Program to hold Fundraiser on Saturday

July 22, 2013

Coming up this Saturday is another fundraiser to help benefit the Elberton Sister City program. The group will hold their 2nd Burger for Bucks fundraising event to help raise funds for the program. Cost per bag will be six dollars, and included in the cost will be a Bubba Burger, chips, a drink, and a…

Read more »

Unemployment Numbers for Georgia/Elbert County are Up

July 19, 2013

Not such good news for Georgia’s unemployment numbers, as the Georgia Department of Labor announced yesterday that Georgia’s unemployment rate increased to 8.6%; up from 8.3% in May. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler isn’t down about the latest numbers, and he points out some positive data from June. “If you look at all the different…

Read more »

Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
  • November 23, 2014 3:00 pmChurch Anniversary
  • November 23, 2014 6:30 pmCommunity Praise Service
  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
AEC v1.0.4