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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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Trout Fishing Opens in Georgia Tomorrow

March 29, 2013

Cold-water north Georgia streams are receiving plenty of trout stockings in time for the opening day of seasonal trout streams on tomorrow. In all, more than 1 million trout will be stocked by the end of this year, thanks to efforts by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish…

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County Commissioners Plan on Fighting Sweet City Landfill Lawsuit

March 28, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners intends to fight a recent lawsuit by Sweet City Landfill, LLC. According to County Attorney Bill Daughtry, the suit is requesting that the county’s landfill ordinance be declared unconstitutional, or that they be declared exempt from the ordinance because they claim to be a waste to energy facility. Daughtry…

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City of Elberton Figuring Out How to Approach Samuel Elbert Hotel Property

March 28, 2013

The Elberton City Council is exploring multiple options on how to approach the old Samuel Elbert Hotel located on the downtown square in Elberton. The city purchased the building nearly a year ago, and ever since the city has been trying to figure out how to handle the property. Currently there are a couple of…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
  • October 27, 2014 6:00 pmThe Southside Neighborhood Watch Meeting
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