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City of Bowman to Receive Help from County on City Park

January 25, 2013

The city of Bowman and Elbert County are working together on the Bowman City Park. Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons said that the kids working out at the park under the TAP program were able to receive a $250 grant through the University of Georgia. He said that the group is already looking at applying…

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TJ and Friends Roast Slated for Tomorrow Evening

January 25, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation will be hosting their 4th Annual Roast tomorrow evening. The roastee this year will be Danny Bessinger. According to Blake Thompson, who is one of the organizers of the roast, events like this have allowed the foundation to donate over $300,000 to local cancer patients. The roast will be held…

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ElbertonNET Programming Additions

January 24, 2013

The transition at ElbertonNET is going smoothly after the utility provider added a few more channels to its TV service. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said it’s been about a month since the new channels were added. “We have added new high definition channels”, said Dunn, “We added MTV, CMT, VH1, Comedy Central, Spike, and…

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Man Accused in July Bowman Double Homicide, Transferred to Clark County Jail

January 24, 2013

An Athens man accused of three murders in two counties, two of which occurred in Elbert County, has been causing problems in jail. Cesar Augusto Suarez Jr., 27, had been in the custody of the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office since his arrest, the agency recently decided to house Cesar and his brother Diego in other…

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EMH Foundation’s Giving Campaign Exceeds Expectations

January 24, 2013

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 15th annual giving campaign has come to an end. The final tally shows that the giving campaign brought in just shy of $16,500 this year. Executive Director of the Foundation Nancy Seymour, details what the money will go towards. “The monies that we are going to use for those are…

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Food Prices Still on Higher Track Compared to Last Year

January 24, 2013

It seems that there is still very little relief to be found in the food price forecasts provided by the USDA. According to USDA Food Analyst Ricky Volpe, food at home prices are approximately 1.3 percent higher than this time last year, and that does not include inflation costs. He says that other major food…

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Bowman Work Session This Evening

January 24, 2013

The Bowman City Council will hold their work session later this evening in anticipation of their regular monthly meeting coming up on Monday. Originally the work session was scheduled for Monday of this week, but was moved in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The work session will begin this evening at 7:00pm,…

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Former Abbeville Co. Sheriff Goodwin Wants to be Remembered for Body of Work

January 23, 2013

Its five years probation for former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin, who pleaded guilty on a misconduct in office charge on Friday in Greenville, SC. The charge stemmed from an incident where Goodwin received cash “kickbacks” from county funds, and from using a South Carolina Department of Corrections inmate to do personal work for Goodwin…

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Successful 20th Anniversay of MLK Weekend for Elbert Co. MLK Committee

January 23, 2013

The Elbert County MLK Committee is thrilled after another successful MLK Weekend Celebration. MLK Committee President Mary Clark said it was a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Elbert County MLK Weekend. “The entire weekend was just magnificent, and it was our 20th year, and we expected it to be bigger and…

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Gas Prices Show Very Small Decline Since Last Week

January 23, 2013

Gasoline prices have started to drop again, albeit a slow decline. The latest numbers from AAA show the average price for regular unleaded is down about three cents in Georgia from last week, from $3.33 to $3.30. AAA predicted the decline to continue during the rest of the month, with a rise again headed toward…

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