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Bowman’s First Phase of Road Repairs Expected to be Completed Soon

September 29, 2014

Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons explains that the areas included in the list for phase one are the most critical need areas in the city regarding road conditions. He says there are no specific areas of focus for phase one other than just fixing up the worst spots first. “You know we just kind of…

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Georgia Ranks 13th Nationwide in Road Conditions

September 29, 2014

Georgia is among America’s best when it comes to the condition of its roads. That information according to a new study by the Reason Foundation. Professor David Harkin with the foundation says the study shows the number of deaths on Georgia roads has declined quite a bit. “Georgia is one of those states that has…

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BREAKING: Manhunt Now Over for Male Suspect Who Set Fire to Two Vehicles

September 28, 2014

*Updated 9/28/2014 9:05pm*   The search is now over for a man who was on the run from law enforcement officials in Elbert County. The man, described only as a shirtless white male with tattoos, was taken into custody at approximately 8:30pm Sunday evening. Another suspect, a female, was also arrested as a result of…

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Two Persons of Interest Emerge in Connection to Lake Forest Armed Robbery

September 26, 2014
Two Persons of Interest Emerge in Connection to Lake Forest Armed Robbery

Investigators with the Elberton Police Department now have two suspects in connection to an August armed robbery incident that happened on Lake Forest Drive. Elberton Police Investigator John Curlee said the victim was approached while sitting in their vehicle in the home’s driveway on August 24th. “The victim was approached by an African-American female asking…

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Hartwell City Council Signs Off on Deal to Sell Catechee Golf Club

September 26, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In a called meeting last week, the Hartwell City Council met to go over the terms of that sale, according to City Manager David Aldrich. Aldrich said research on whether to sell the land has been going on for some time. “There’s been discussions going on for months…

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Graffiti Vandalism Cases Close to Being Solved

September 26, 2014

A couple of vandalism cases in the City of Elberton may be close to being solved with an arrest. Investigator John Curlee says investigators have a strong lead on who may have been responsible for a vandalism that occurred near Sutton Park in late March/early April. He details what kind of vandalism occurred during that…

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Final Weekend of Performances for Encore Productions’ Bye Bye Birdie at Elbert Theatre

September 26, 2014

Encore Production’s third show of the 2014 season hosted at the Elbert Theatre concludes this weekend. Bye Bye Birdie is an upbeat musical show penned by Michael Stewart, with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. The production is directed by Michael and Kayla Blackston and boasts a cast of over thirty-six people.…

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Elberton Rotary Club Hot Dog Supper set for this Evening

September 26, 2014

For the last several years, just prior to kick-off of the Elbert County/Hart County High School football game, the Elberton Rotary Club has held this fundraiser. Each hot dog plate costs only six dollars and comes with two hotdogs, baked beans, chili, coleslaw, chips, drink, and a cookie. Robert Chandler, with the Rotary Club, explains…

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First Event of Bowman Fall Festival Begins this Evening

September 26, 2014

The City of Bowman’s precursor event to its annual Fall Festival begins this evening. This year’s festival gets an early start tonight with Bingo at the Bowman Community Center beginning at 7:00pm lasting until 10:00pm. Following bingo tonight, the rest of the festivities begin around 8:00am tomorrow morning. Two different locations will host this year’s…

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Another Tough Financial Month for Elbert Memorial Hospital

September 25, 2014

Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough delivered the August financial report at the hospital authority board’s meeting. In August, the hospital posted a net revenue loss of $170,000. Bad debt for the month was reported at $283,000 which was higher than August of 2013’s bad debt number of $235,000. So far in Fiscal Year 2015, the…

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Calendar

  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 3, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 12:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmPine Ridge Boys
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