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City of Elberton Adopts FY 2014 Budget

June 18, 2013

The Elberton City Council now officially has their Fiscal Year 2014 budget adopted. During a called meeting yesterday afternoon, the council held one more public hearing to receive any comment on the budget, and similar to the council’s first hearing, there were no written or oral comments to be made. City Manager Lanier Dunn prepared…

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EC School Board Holds Regular Meeting this Evening

June 18, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education will meet this evening for its regular meeting for the month of June. Expected to be voted on is the issue of Out of County Tuition, as well as an amendment to the school calendar for the 2013/2014 school year. The meeting will be held in the board of…

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Man Loses Life in Motorcycle Accident Over Weekend

June 17, 2013

Tragedy over Fathers’ Day weekend in Elbert County as a man lost his life in a motorcycle accident. It happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, just before 3:00am. 49-year-old Calvin Fortson of a Wilcox Heights address was traveling on State Route 77 North when the accident happened. According to Elbert County Coroner Chuck…

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Murder – Suicide the Ruling in Toccoa

June 17, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   Authorities are declaring the deaths of two individuals in Toccoa last week as a murder-suicide. Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell says that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner notified the Stephens County Coroner’s office Wednesday of the ruling involving the deaths of 51-year-old Ernest Farren Mitchell and…

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Bowman Education Center Begins Registration for Fall Classes

June 17, 2013

Today registration begins for fall classes at the new branch of the Mountain Education Center in Bowman, Georgia. The education center is housed in the building formally known as Bowman Elementary school. George Counter is the spokesperson for the program, and says that this type of learning center allows students to work at their own…

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Elberton City Council Readies to Adopt FY 2014 Budget

June 17, 2013

Originally scheduled for this evening at 5:30pm, the Elberton City Council is moving up the time on its second and final public hearing on the city’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget. The new time for the hearing will be 1:00pm in the council chambers at Elberton City Hall during a called meeting. The purpose of the…

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Bowman City Council Bumps Up Regular Meeting to this Evening

June 17, 2013

The Bowman City Council is moving the date up on its regular meeting. Taking place this evening, the council will plan on holding both its work session and regular meeting. Reason for the bump up in the date is that Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson will be out of town attending the GMA Conference during…

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Parking for the Park Cruise-In Follows Family Fun Day Event

June 14, 2013

Originally set for the month of April, Bowman’s Parking for the Park Cruise-In Car Show will finally take place tomorrow afternoon. Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons explains that this car show is vital in raising funds for the Bowman City Park. “This is an important event for us in Bowman, as all proceeds go…

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Bowman Branch of Mountain Education Center Readies for Fall Classes

June 14, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Mountain Education Center of North Georgia is opening a new learning center in Bowman for teens that have dropped out of high school. Begun in 2001, the Mountain Education Center is a charter school system with 15 locations in North Georgia – including one in Toccoa. George…

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Final Two Defendants Plead in Stephens Co. Home Invasion Case

June 14, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The final two defendants in a Stephens County home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the alleged intruders have entered pleas. 20-year-old Qym Dashun Johnson of Canon and 16-year-old Daniel Lee Holmes of an unknown address entered the pleas in Stephens County Superior Court earlier…

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