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City of Royston Decides NOT to Close Four Railroad Crossings

May 29, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Royston is saying, “no” to a demand by Hartwell Railroad officials to close four railroad crossings through the center of Royston. All four crossings run through the center of town along SR 17. At a called meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Royston City Council and Mayor…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Clean-Up Still on for Tomorrow

May 29, 2015

Keep Elbert County Beautiful and the Eastside Neighborhood Watch will host a cleanup event beginning tomorrow morning. This event will serve as Elbert County’s participation in the Great American Cleanup. The Cleanup is a nationwide project sponsored by Keep America Beautiful Inc. The organizations will meet at the Blackwell Cultural Center on Mill Street at…

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UGA Names Associate VP for Undergrad Admissions

May 29, 2015
UGA Names Associate VP for Undergrad Admissions

Patrick Winter, Senior Associate Director in undergraduate admissions at the University of Georgia, has been named associate vice president for undergraduate admissions and enrollment management. As associate vice president for admissions and enrollment management, Winter will serve as the chief enrollment officer and work closely with key units and programs within the Office of the…

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Preliminary Building Ordinance Presented by Bowman City Attorney

May 28, 2015

Bowman is poised to adopt a revised building ordinance within the next few months. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council, City Attorney Douglas Kidd gave an update on work being done to revise the city’s dated building ordinance. He said a committee has been looking at the issue, and decided to go…

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Investigation into Weekend Shooting Stagnating Due to Lack of Cooperation

May 28, 2015

A lack of cooperation with investigators is delaying an investigation into a weekend shooting that occurred this past week. Late Saturday afternoon into early Saturday evening, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a call from central dispatch about shots fired at a Cummings Drive residence. Cummings Drive is located off of the Washington Highway, located…

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City of Bowman Adds New Zero Turn Lawnmower to Assets

May 28, 2015

Bowman Public Works personnel are set to receive a new lawnmower for city related maintenance activities. The purchase of a new lawnmower for the city has been a topic of discussion since last month’s Bowman City Council meeting. Back in April, the council had narrowed down the field to two different mowers from two different…

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New Life Jacket Station Available on Lake Hartwell

May 28, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Next time you go boating on Lake Hartwell and find yourself short a life jacket or two, no worries. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division has installed a life jacket lending station at the Tugaloo Mega Ramp in Tugaloo State Park in Lavonia. DNR Law…

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UGA Athletic Association Set to Contribute $1 Million to Experiential Learning

May 28, 2015

The University of Georgia Athletic Association will establish a $1 million endowment to support the university’s new experiential learning initiative. The association’s board of directors approved the contribution during its spring meeting. The $1 million gift to establish the endowment for experiential learning will bring the athletic association’s total contribution to the university’s academic enterprise…

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Bowman City Council Begins Process to Increase Pay to Elected Officials

May 27, 2015

It’s another step closer to a raise, at least for the City Council of Bowman anyway. At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council, the first step towards a pay increase for members of the council and city mayor was taken. That step was the adoption of a resolution authorizing the council to be…

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Charges Revealed in Indian Hill Road Drug Bust

May 27, 2015

Charges have been formally filed against two people arrested in connection to a search warrant carried out at an Indian Hill Road address. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Lt. Terry Reese describes what they located after carrying out the search warrant last Thursday. “During that search we located approximately 5 ½ ounces of marijuana, digital…

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