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Two Brothers Charged in July’s Bowman Double Homicide

September 21, 2012
Two Brothers Charged in July’s Bowman Double Homicide

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has issued two murder warrants in connection with a double homicide that occurred in Bowman, Georgia back on July 6th. Two brothers, Cesar Augusto Suarez and Diego Ernesto Suarez have been charged with murder in connection to the death of Joe Ballew and Lori Phillips. Elbert County Sheriff Barry Haston…

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Elbert County Airport Extension Project and Terminal Dedicated

September 21, 2012

On Thursday, September 21 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the newly extended Elbert County Airport. There was also a ceremony dedicating the terminal at the Airport to be named after Gena and Crayton Phelps. The Phelps family originally deeded the land for the construction of the Airport and a monument was unveiled in…

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2012 Northeast Georgia Job Fair to Be Held in Toccoa This Afternoon

September 21, 2012

The Georgia department of labor’s Toccoa Career Center is hosting the 2012 Northeast Georgia job fair and career expo today. The fair will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Currahee campus of North Georgia Technical College located on Highway 17 in Stephens County between Toccoa and martin. Toccoa career center manager Greg…

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City of Bowman Ready for Tomorrow’s Fall Festival

September 21, 2012

Tomorrow, one of the most anticipated local events will take place on the Town Square in Bowman, Georgia.   The event is one of the major fall festival events that take place in Elbert County. Bowman City Councilman and Special Events Coordinator Pete Gibbons talks about what is lined for this year’s festival. “We’ll have…

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Wellness Center’s 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run Tomorrow

September 21, 2012
Wellness Center’s 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run Tomorrow

Coming up tomorrow, the Elbert Memorial Hospital Wellness Center will be holding their 8th Annual One Mile Fun Run and 5K race. Lindsay McCurley, who is with the Wellness Center, says money is being raised to benefit the Wellness Center. “We hold this run every year”, said McCurley. “This is to raise funds for all…

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County Agrees on New L.O.S.T. Agreement

September 20, 2012

A new Local Option Sales Tax Agreement has been approved by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The agreement will be in place for ten years. Sixty-six percent of the revenue generated from the LOST will go to the county, twenty-nine percent goes to the city of Elberton, and five percent goes to Bowman. Elbert…

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Elbert County Airport Hosts Business After Hours This Evening

September 20, 2012

This evening the Elbert County Airport will host Business after Hours, where there will be a ribbon cutting and terminal dedication. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas details the work that has been put in out at the airfield. “We were fortunate enough to receive a grant of 1.3 million dollars to extend the runway by…

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Ground Breaks at Oakview Crossing Development in Hart County

September 20, 2012
Ground Breaks at Oakview Crossing Development in Hart County

Officials with AnMed Healthcare and Transitions Development Partners-Hartwell LLC braved a driving rain Tuesday to break ground on what will become a $40-million dollar mixed-use development on U.S. 29 in Hartwell. Called Oakview Crossing, AnMed Healthcare of Anderson, SC plans to build physicians offices as well as a diagnostic center in the development that will…

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2012 Millage Rates Officially Set

September 20, 2012

All of the 2012 Millage Rates are now official, as the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved the Elbert County Board of Education’s Mill Rate, as well as their own. The commissioners unanimously approved a 16.057 Millage Rate that was submitted by the Elbert County Board of Education. The school board agreed on that number…

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Topped Out Millage Rate Would Have Had Little Impact on 2011 EC School System Cut Backs

September 19, 2012

Madison County resident and Georgia State Representative hopeful David Vogel addressed the Elbert County Board of Education during their regular monthly meeting on Monday. “It seems like the Christian thing for you to do would be to help spread that pain. You are not at the top of your millage rate”, said Vogel. “You could…

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