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No Go for Bowman Work Session

April 16, 2013

Nothing to report from the Bowman City Council’s work session, which was supposed to take place yesterday evening. The work session was cancelled just after 4:00pm. However, there is a public hearing scheduled for next Monday just prior to the regular meeting of the council on the public’s concerns or opinions on the city’s proposed…

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FEAR Milita Members Indicted in Liberty County, Two with Indirect EC Connection

April 15, 2013

Several members of the group Forever Enduring Always Ready, known as FEAR, were indicted early last week in Liberty County. Two of those men has an indirect connection with Elbert County. Randall Dearman reached a plea deal on Tuesday, April 9th with prosecutors in Liberty County. He was indicted for violating the Street Gang Terrorism…

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TJ and Friends Bass Fishing Tourney Set for Saturday at Lake Russell

April 15, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation is about to kick it into overdrive beginning this weekend, as they have a slew of events coming up as spring has now fully arrived. Gary Purvis talked about the upcoming TJ and Friends Annual Bass Fishing Tournament set to take place on Richard B. Russell Lake at the Elbert…

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Expect Lane Closures on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens

April 15, 2013

Lane closures will continue for the next two weeks on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens at Peter and Olympic Streets for installation of drainage pipes, as per an announcement from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The lane closures are planned weekdays from 9:00am till 4:00pm on the northbound lane of the outer loop…

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Bowman’s Big Iron Crank Up Coming up This Weekend

April 15, 2013

The city of Bowman is getting ready for its annual Big Iron Crank-Up spring festival. The Crank-Up is set for this 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, there are limited applications available for food vendors, but…

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Two Local Meetings Scheduled for Today in Elbert County

April 15, 2013

Two local meetings will take place later this evening in Elbert County.   At 5:30pm, the Elbert County Board of Education is expected to hold its regular meeting for the month of April. It will take place in the Board of Education Meeting Room at their location off of Laurel Drive, across from Elbert Memorial…

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Elbert Man Faces 42 Counts of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

April 12, 2013
Elbert Man Faces 42 Counts of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

An Elbert County man is behind bars after two search warrants were carried out by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, around 7:00pm the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants at two homes off of Gin Branch Road in Elberton, Georgia. During the search of the homes, a total of forty-two firearms…

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EC Chamber Welcomes New Member with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

April 12, 2013
EC Chamber Welcomes New Member with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed its newest member yesterday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new business called “This and That” Thrift Store, which is located at 366 South Oliver Street, opened its doors back on March 30th. Owners of the store, Dwight and Cecilia Swaim are new residents to Elbert…

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Development Authority Approves Hire of New Executive Director

April 12, 2013

The Development Authority of Elberton, Elbert County, and Bowman have made a decision on a hire to fill the vacant Executive Director position. Yesterday morning, during their monthly meeting, the Authority voted unanimously in favor of the recommendation to hire Beth Evanson as the new Executive Director of the Development Authority of Elberton, Elbert County,…

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ECCHS Junior Dessen Bolton Chosen to Participate in ARC/ORNL Summer Program

April 12, 2013
ECCHS Junior Dessen Bolton Chosen to Participate in ARC/ORNL Summer Program

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School announced that junior Dessen Bolton has been selected to participate in the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) / Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) 2013 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute. This two-week residential hands-on learning opportunity will be July 6-19, 2013, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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