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Georgia DOT Performing Routine Maintenance in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

April 2, 2013

It’s starting to feel a lot more like spring, and the Georgia Department of Transportation is taking full advantage of the nicer weather by continuing routine maintenance in Elbert and surrounding counties. In Elbert County crews will continue to fill cracks in the asphalt along State Route 72, while at the same time, another crew…

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Second Confirmed Rabies Case in Elbert County

April 1, 2013

Another case of rabies has been officially confirmed in Elbert County recently. The most recent incident occurred on March 22nd in the Nickville Road/Dewy Rose area, which makes this the second reported incident where rabies was confirmed in Elbert County. Elbert County Animal Control Officer Jeffery Simpson gives some details on the most recent case.…

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Royston Man Turns Self In on Counterfeit Money Charges

April 1, 2013
Royston Man Turns Self In on Counterfeit Money Charges

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Secret Service is taking over the investigation into the arrest of a Royston man charged with printing counterfeit money. After a month long investigation, Royston Police Chief Donnie Boleman said an arrest came towards the end of March. Boleman said it began in early March with a…

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City of Bowman Getting Ready for Big Iron Crank Up

April 1, 2013

The city of Bowman is gearing up for its annual Big Iron Crank-Up spring festival. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th and will take place on Bowman’s downtown square and at the Bowman City Park. According to Bowman Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons, applications for food, arts and crafts, and yard sale…

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Georgia DNR Boating Officer of the Year Recognized

April 1, 2013
Georgia DNR Boating Officer of the Year Recognized

Search and rescue, boating safety enforcement, and boating safety education are just some of the responsibilities of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division boating officers. Cpl. Shawn Elmore recently was selected as the 2012 Georgia Boating Officer of the Year for his outstanding performance as a boating safety officer. Some boating safety-related…

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Low Key Meeting Expected for Elberton City Council This Evening

April 1, 2013

It should be all quiet on the Elberton front this evening during the Elberton City Council’s monthly meeting for the month of April. As the current agenda stands, there are no speakers scheduled to address the council, and there are no ordinances or resolutions on the agenda to be discussed or approved. However, the meeting…

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EC Commissioners Approve Resolution for Community Block Grant Application

March 29, 2013

A resolution has been approved by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners to move forward with submitting an application for a Community Development Block Grant. It’s a federal grant that is being applied for through the state run Department of Community Affairs. The targeted area is the Porter Drive Community, and the application is for…

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ElbertonNET Looking to Expand Service Once Again

March 29, 2013

ElbertonNET is already looking to begin another expansion project, after coming off recent projects in the Fortsonia and Hartwell Highway/Plantation Road areas. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn explains why the utility is looking to expand again so quickly. “There are groups at the Georgia legislature that want to stop cities and counties from constructing their…

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City of Bowman Adds Eight Picnic Tables to Park

March 29, 2013

Even more progress has been made at the Bowman City Park since the latest edition of some band new playground equipment. Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons said that the city had been trying to track down some picnic tables for the park, and that they were able to find a really good deal. “Tried to…

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Maryland Man Leads Lavonia Police on Crazy Chase

March 29, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Maryland man is out on bond after leading Lavonia Police on a chase over the weekend. It happened about 3a.m. Saturday morning, when officers attempted to pull over a white Mustang for a routine traffic stop at the McDonald’s on Jones St., according to Lavonia Police Chief…

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  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
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