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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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EC School Board Begins Process to Adopt New Concussion Management Policy

July 11, 2013

The next school year in Elbert County will come with an increased focus on concussion awareness. Prior to the beginning of each season of any athletic activity, all parents or legal guardians will be provided with an information sheet informing them of the nature and risk of concussions and head injuries. Interim School Superintendent Chuck…

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Expect Increased Water Releases from Savannah River Basin Reservoirs

July 11, 2013

The last ten days in northeast Georgia has resulted in an extraordinary amount of excess rainfall; over six hundred percent above normal amounts in some areas. These conditions have resulted in extremely saturated soils, higher that normal inflows, and water levels occupying the flood storage capacity of all three Savannah River Basin reservoirs: Russell, Hartwell,…

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Rep. Doug Collins First Bill Another Set Closer to House Vote

July 11, 2013

Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) defends and passes his first bill at a subcommittee mark-up. Collins defended his first piece of sponsored legislation early Wednesday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act addresses the use of consent decrees and settlement agreements in lawsuits…

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