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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Elbert Co. Man on DUI Drug Charges

March 25, 2015
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Elbert Co. Man on DUI Drug Charges

An Elbert County man is in some serious trouble after being charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Late last week, according to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy working a transport detail noticed a red Chevrolet pick up truck allegedly driving on the roadway erratically. That deputy also…

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New Cemetery Ordinance in the Works for City of Bowman

March 25, 2015

The City of Bowman is looking to be more aggressive towards potential vandals at the city’s cemetery. At Monday’s regular meeting the council placed on first ready a new cemetery ordinance that outlines more specific violations at the city’s cemetery that can result in fines and other penalties. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons read an…

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Gasoline Prices Hold Steady Across the Nation, Drop Across Southeastern US

March 25, 2015
Gasoline Prices Hold Steady Across the Nation, Drop Across Southeastern US

Gasoline prices across the United States remained stable from last week’s price points. Prices actually dropped across the Southeast, most notably here in Georgia where the average price dropped by five cents. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins notes that gas production is especially high this time and year, and is outpacing demand; resulting in gas prices…

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Bowman Re-Appoints Development Authority Representative

March 25, 2015

It seems it will be another term served for Bowman’s Development Authority Representative. The Bowman Council, at their regular meeting on Monday night, also approved the re-appointment of Betty Yetzina to the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman. The vote to appoint Yetzina passed unanimously. Yetzina will serve as the city’s representative on…

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Franklin County School System Wins Accreditation for Another Five Years

March 25, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   That was the conclusion of the externalreview team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation or SACs. The group gave internal school review team leaders an overview of their findings last Wednesday during a special called meeting of the Franklin County School Board. Dr. Kathy Spencer…

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Narcotics Investigation Results in Arrest of Elberton Man on Felony Drug Charges

March 24, 2015
Narcotics Investigation Results in Arrest of Elberton Man on Felony Drug Charges

An Elberton man is facing felony drug charges after being arrested as a result of an Elbert County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigation. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office investigator Lt. Terry Reese says the investigation culminated in the arrest of 51-year-old Bobby Allen on March 19th, after the sheriff’s office received a call stating that Allen would…

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Elbert Development Authority Approves Timber Removal Agreement

March 24, 2015

The Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman will enter into an agreement with a wood company to help clear some timber from a parcel in the Elberton Industrial Park. At a called meeting Monday morning, the Authority approved an amended agreement with Canal Wood, LLC based out of Washington, GA. The agreement was…

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City of Bowman and WastePro Agree to Terms on New Waste Services Contract

March 24, 2015

The City of Bowman has renewed a contract for waste disposal services. At their regular meeting Monday night, the Bowman City Council approved unanimously to enter into another agreement with WastePro regarding trash pick up for its residents. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons said the city received two bids, with the other coming from Tony’s Sanitation…

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TJ and Friends Hold Best Auction Yet

March 24, 2015

It was perhaps the best dinner and auction event for the TJ and Friends Foundation yet over this past weekend. TJ and Friends Vice-President Darren Scarborough says there was a great turnout from foundation members from the Elbert, Hart, and Madison county areas. He says roughly 250 people were in attendance this past Saturday at…

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Last Chance to Sign Up for Falcons’ Heads Up Clinic in Elberton

March 24, 2015

A small amount of time remains to sign up for a Heads Up clinic and information session. Hosted by the Atlanta Falcons organization, the clinic and parent informational session will take place in the Granite Bowl this evening. The first of two sessions will begin at 6:00pm this evening and is for children between the…

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