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ECCHS Marching Band Closes Out Its Competition Season With Strong Performance

October 25, 2012

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School Blue Devil Marching Band ended their competition season on an extremely high note, no puns intended. This past Saturday the band participated in the Lake Hartwell Marching Festival, where nearly thirty marching bands competed against one another. Elbert County finished extremely strong, placing 2nd Place Overall in their respective…

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Athens Woman Reported Missing, Found in Commerce

October 25, 2012

An Athens woman, 34 year old Rodessa Bolton, who was reported missing by her father from Elberton, Georgia on Monday, October 22nd, has been found in Commerce, Georgia. According to reports from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, the woman’s father, Mr. Ronald Bolton, felt that his daughter had stopped taking her medication, and that she…

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Amber Alert Child ID Cards Availalbe Friday Afternoon at Pinnacle Bank

October 25, 2012
Amber Alert Child ID Cards Availalbe Friday Afternoon at Pinnacle Bank

Herb Hicks from the Hartwell Rotary Club presented the Rotary Amber Alert Child ID Program on Tuesday during the regular Elberton Rotary Club meeting at the Civic Center. The program provides parents, grandparents, or guardians with child ID cards for law enforcement to use in time of abduction. The Amber Alert system was started in…

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Georgia DOT Hosts Open House for S.T.I.P.

October 25, 2012

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, known as the STIP, is Georgia’s four-year transportation and capital improvements program. The STIP is a listing of federally-funded transportation projects within the state that are anticipated to be funded during fiscal years 2013 through 2016. The STIP is developed in coordination with the citizens of Georgia, interested stakeholders, and…

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Bowman Man Arrested on Drug Related Charges During Traffic Stop

October 24, 2012
Bowman Man Arrested on Drug Related Charges During Traffic Stop

A Bowman man was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 20th, on drug related charges. In a press release from Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston, he said that a deputy stopped a suspicious vehicle on Hendricks Street in Bowman. According to the deputy, the driver appeared to be under the influence and…

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Gas Prices Continue Decline in Georgia and in Elbert County

October 24, 2012
Gas Prices Continue Decline in Georgia and in Elbert County

Retail gas prices moved lower last week and are expected to continue their decline this week as well. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash, the price should decline until the end of the year. “AAA expects that gas prices will continue to drop leading up to election day and will move even…

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Tough Month Financially for Elbert Memorial / Affiliation Process Progressing

October 24, 2012
Tough Month Financially for Elbert Memorial / Affiliation Process Progressing

There was some not so great financial news out of last night’s Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority meeting. The numbers showed that the hospital had a significant decrease in Gross Patient Revenues, which helped lead to an operating loss of three hundred and one thousand dollars for the month of September, despite a 3.5% decrease in…

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Calhoun Falls City Council Meeting Pushed Back to Later Date

October 24, 2012

For last night’s Calhoun Falls City Council meeting, a lot was expected to take place, including a call for resignation of Councilman Keith Ashley from Councilman Charlie Tillman. Unfortunately the meeting never actually took place yesterday evening. Originally the plans called for the council to meet at 6:00pm, but only two council members were present…

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BREAKING: Human Skeletal Remains Discovered in Hart County

October 23, 2012

According to a report from the Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland reports that in the late evening hours of October 22nd, human skeletal remains were discovered in Hart County. A possible ID has been obtained, but not yet confirmed. Hart County Investigators and Georgia Bureau of Investigations are conducting an investigation…

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Bowman City Council Approves Temporary Natural Gas Usage Rate Increase

October 23, 2012

During last night’s Bowman City Council meeting for the month of October, the council discussed the possibility of raising the city’s natural gas rates to help make up for lost revenue in the gas department. Councilman Ben Rice said that the gas department can not be sustained by the city’s general fund. “In the month…

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