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Congressman Doug Collins Refuses Pay Increase

February 20, 2013

Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) voted yes Friday on House Resolution 273, the complete elimination of the 2013 statuary pay adjustment for federal employees put in place by the Obama Administration. The resolution, Sponsored by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), will be a continuation of the Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2012. Rep. Collins…

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Major General Jim Butterworth on 214th Deployment

February 19, 2013

The 214th Artillery Division is set to depart for a nine to twelve month deployment in Afghanistan this coming weekend. Georgia National Guard Commander Major General Jim Butterworth certified the unit to be turned over to the United States Army last Wednesday to serve in Afghanistan. Despite the United States drawing back forces in the…

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First Function for Bowman’s New City Attorney

February 19, 2013

The Bowman City Council held a work session yesterday evening to run over agenda items prior to their regularly scheduled meeting coming up on February 25th. At the work session, the council got to hear from their new city attorney for the first time since parting ways with Attorney Doug Kidd. Andrea Grant went before…

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5 Year for Royston Woman Who Bilked Money Out of 68 Co-Workers

February 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Royston woman who was accused of bilking 68 co-workers out of their money will spend the next five years in prison. 41-year old April Constance Jennipher Arter has pled guilty to 25 counts of misdemeanor theft by deception and one felony count of theft by taking. Arter…

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Congressman Collins Praises Hometown of Gainesville

February 19, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA 9th) was back on the floor of the House of Representatives, this time he was praising his home town. A recent study ranked Gainesville as the top performing small city in Georgia in terms of job growth. Collins says that several different types of businesses are beginning to call Gainesville home.…

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Georgia DOT Performs Maintenance in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties

February 19, 2013

Along with maintenance plans in Elbert and surrounding counties, the Georgia Department of Transportation will be performing routine maintenance in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties. In Lincoln County, crews will complete roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way and will also carry out litter pick up along State Routes 79 and 43. In Wilkes County,…

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Great Turnout for 214th Send Off Ceremony

February 18, 2013
Great Turnout for 214th Send Off Ceremony

A magnificent send off ceremony for soldiers with the 214th Artillery Battalion, known as “Task Force Granite, on Friday. Well over a thousand people crammed into Elberton’s Downtown Square for the ceremony. Among those, State Representative Tom McCall (R-33), who presented the unit with a flag that had been flown over the state capital. He…

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FC School Board Votes to Keep School Open

February 18, 2013

The Franklin County School Board has voted not to pursue closing an elementary school as a cost saving measure next fiscal year. That decision came at their monthly meeting Monday, according to School Superintendent Dr. Ruth Odell. “The decision points were coming up as far as needing to do hearings, if they wanted to move…

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Oliver! Opens Next Weekend

February 18, 2013

Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is gearing up for their first production of the 2013 Theatre Season. The first production will be the well known musical, Oliver! The show is directed by Bob Paul. Elbert Theatre Director Toni King says this is a story that a lot of people should be familiar with. “Oliver…

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Abbevile City Police Chief Resigns

February 18, 2013

Abbeville Police Chief Neil Henderson has resigned amidst sexual harassment allegations. Henderson has served as the city’s police chief for nearly a decade before resigning late last week. Captain Skipper O’Bannon has assumed the role of Police Chief after the resignation of Henderson. According to the Index-Journal, a source said that city officials gave Henderson…

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