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Franklin County Probate Judge Eddie Fowler Indicted

September 27, 2012

Franklin County Probate Judge Eddie Fowler has been indicted by a grand jury on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. The indictment claims that on August 16th, Fowler “intentionally made physical contact with the intimate parts of the body” of a female county employee named in the indictment, without her consent. Before the grand jury…

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New Traffic Operations Manager for Georgia DOT’s District 1

September 27, 2012
New Traffic Operations Manager for Georgia DOT’s District 1

Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer, Bayne Smith is proud to announce that Steve Kelly has been promoted as a DOT District Traffic Operations Manager for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia that comprise District One, some of which include Elbert, Madison, Hart, and Franklin Counties. Kelly began his career with DOT in 2001. Kelly’s new…

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AnMed Still Focussed on Elbert Memorial Affiliation

September 26, 2012

More information out of last night’s Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority meeting in regards to the affiliation process between Elbert Memorial and AnMed Health. A letter of intent for the two entities to affiliate was signed during July’s authority meeting. Garrick Chidester, who is with AnMed Health, was in attendance to reassure the board that he…

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Rabid Bat Found in Franklin County

September 26, 2012

Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff is warning people to stay away from injured wild animals – after a rabid bat turned up in a woman’s yard recently. It happened last Thursday at a home in the Sandy Cross community. Korff said the woman discovered a large brown bat on the ground in her…

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5th Annual TJ and Friends Fall Ride Against Cancer Just Over Two Weeks Out

September 26, 2012

In just over two weeks the TJ and Friends Foundation will be holding their 5th Annual Fall Ride against Cancer. Steve Higginbotham, who is with the TJ and Friends Foundation, says things are going to be a bit different this year. “We are going to do something different this year. We are going to wind…

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Gas Prices Predicted to Steadily Decline Until End of Year

September 26, 2012

Bearish news hit the market last week and caused oil prices to settle below $93 for the first time since August 10. This is also the first time in twelve weeks that motorists will see more significant price drops at the pump. U.S. inventories of crude oil spiked by 8.5 million barrels last week and…

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Madison County Woman Faces up to Fifteen Years in Prison

September 25, 2012

In Madison County, a Comer woman faces up to 15 years in prison for running a personal care home without a license after one of her residents was found dead in August. Comer police Chief Dennis Bell said he called for the GBI’s help after going to the personal care home at 326 West Pine…

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Registar’s Office Focusing on Voter Registration for November Elections

September 25, 2012

The Elbert County Registrar’s Office is gearing up for the 2012 November General Elections. “In looking at the election process, the number one thing we are working on is our registration. I really encourage the public to check and make sure they are registered and to make sure their voter information is up to date”,…

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“Stolen” Vehicle Leads to an Elbert County Man Facing False Information Charges

September 25, 2012

A scene reminiscent of the 2000 film Dude Where’s My Car, as an Elbert County man faces warrants for reporting false information in regards to a stolen vehicle. According to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle was reported stolen from a Calhoun Falls Highway Address on Saturday morning. When, in fact, the vehicle had…

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Narcotics Anonymous Allowed to Use Bowman City Library for Meetings

September 25, 2012

The Bowman Narcotics Anonymous group has a new place to hold their meetings after last night’s city council meeting. Curtis Veal, who runs most of the meetings, came before the council last night asking for a new place for their group to meet. For the last eight and a half years the group has met…

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