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BREAKING: Ward Disqualified as Candidate for Elbert Board of Education District Three Seat

May 1, 2014

A ruling has finally come in the nepotism challenge to candidacy for Donald Wayne Ward in the race for Elbert County Board of Education District Three. The challenge was on the grounds that it is prohibited by law that Ward’s being the spouse of a sibling (Polly Ward) of a current board member (Ben Baker)…

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New Emergency Department Provider Takes Over Today at Elbert Memorial

May 1, 2014

It’s a new day, a new month, and it’s the first day of a new emergency department staff at Elbert Memorial Hospital. Beginning today, a new professional physician services group will begin serving in Elbert Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department. HospitalMD will provide emergency medicine in the ER as well as fulfill hospitalist duties. With this…

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Big Meth Bust in Franklin County

May 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County man sits behind bars charged with trafficking meth. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said on Friday, deputies arrested Chad Jacobs, age unknown, in the Gumlog area. Jacobs allegedly had over a ½ pound of Methamphetamine in his possession with a street value of approximately $8,000.00.…

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Still No Ruling on the Eligibility of Ward’s Candidacy in BOE D3 Primary Race

May 1, 2014

Still no ruling on the case of one local candidate running for the Republican nod in the May Primary Election. A decision regarding the candidacy status of Mr. Donald Wayne Ward was initially expected to be handed down yesterday, but at the close of the Elbert County Probate Office, no ruling had been made. Clarke…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Prepare for Annual Banquet and Auction

May 1, 2014

Despite horrible weather nearly two weeks ago, the TJ and Friends Foundation is coming off a fairly successful bass fishing tournament, and are now preparing for the organization’s next event. Slated for Saturday, May 10th, the TJ and Friends Foundation will hold their annual Banquet and Auction. TJ and Friends President Henry Mattox mentions that…

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East Jackson High School Evacutated Yesterday

May 1, 2014

Yesterday was quite a stressful day for students at East Jackson Comprehensive High School. Classiccitytoday.com reported Wednesday, that a threatening note was found on a bathroom wall at the high school. The finding of that message led school officials to evacuate students into the school’s football stadium. Local authorities swept the building for explosives, but…

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Local Church Accepting Donations for Arkansas Storm Victims

April 30, 2014

Faith Baptist Church located at 2827 Bowman Highway will be accepting disaster relief donations for the people in Arkansas affected by the recent tornadoes.  Items will be accepted today only from 10 am – 6:30 pm at Faith Baptist Church.   Items Needed: New Blankets Bottled Water Small Snacks (Packages) Flash Lights – Batteries Diapers…

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Ruling on Candidacy of Donald Wayne Ward for District 3′s Seat on EC School Board to Come Today

April 30, 2014

The second half of a decision on whether to allow or not allow Mr. Donald Wayne Ward to run in the District 3 Board of Education primary is expected to come at some point today. A hearing was held on Monday to hear two challenges, the first for allegedly missing the qualifying deadline, the other,…

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Three Face Drug Charges after Weekend Road Check

April 30, 2014

A weekend road check has three Elberton residents facing drug related charges. Friday night, a road check was conducted on Mineral Springs Road by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. The check led to the arrest of three people identified as 19-year-old Markel Thompson, 20-year-old Muntrez Carpenter both of a Statom Road address in Elberton, and…

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Bowman Council Approves Sending Out of Letters to Dilapidated Property Owners

April 30, 2014

The City of Bowman keeps the ball rolling when it comes to dealing with dilapidated properties within the city limits. During the Bowman City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, the council approved a motion to begin sending out letters notifying property owners about the condition of their properties. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons says the run…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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