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Georgia DNR to Begin Accepting Quota Hunt Applications this Weekend

May 28, 2014

Beginning June 1, sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other state-managed property where a limited number…

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Called Meeting Scheduled for Today by Elbert County Commissioners

May 28, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is holding a called meeting later today. It is a very short agenda, where the only item on the agenda is the review and approval of the Elbert County Employee Health Plan for the 2015 Fiscal Year. Following that lone item, the commission will ask for any public comments,…

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Bowman City Council Meets This Evening after Taking Memorial Day Off

May 27, 2014

Due to the Memorial Day Weekend, the Bowman City Council will gather this evening for their regular meeting for the month of May. A possibility tonight is for the council to decide an official course of action when it comes to handling two buildings located on the Bowman Square. Both buildings are slowly falling into…

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Funeral Services Held on Sunday for Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Cruz Thomas

May 27, 2014

Franklin County Dispatchers relay the message that Franklin/Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas has been laid to rest. “Dispatch to all units, 612 is 10-42, 612 has gone home…”, was the message from Franklin County Dispatch on Sunday. Hundreds of law enforcement officers from as far as away as South Georgia gathered in Franklin…

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Georgia DOT Announces Contractor for Repair Work on State Route 51 Sinkhole

May 27, 2014
Georgia DOT Announces Contractor for Repair Work on State Route 51 Sinkhole

Good news from the Georgia Department of Transportation as they announce that E.R. Snell Contractor of Snellville has begun work to repair the State Route 51 sinkhole at Lake Hartwell. This is a massive sinkhole requiring a massive repair. If the weather cooperates, we hope to have SR 51 back open to traffic by August…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Still Reminding Citizens to be Alert to Tax Scam

May 27, 2014

With the tax filing deadline long in the rearview mirror, and a lot of tax return checks received, that is not deterring con artists who are peddling a familiar scam. According to Investigator Captain Darren Scarborough, two Elbert County residents, and possibly more, have received calls from people claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service.…

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Construction Related Lane Closures Back in Place this Morning

May 27, 2014

The Memorial Day Weekend is officially over and its back to work for contractors working with the Georgia Department of Transportation. Over the weekend, Georgia DOT suspended all construction related lane closures to make holiday travel for Georgians a little less stressful. Well, now those lane closures are back into effect as of 5:00am this…

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Investigation into 2010 Cold Case Murder Still Quite Active

May 26, 2014

The investigation into a 2010 cold case homicide by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is still very active. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has requested that criminal profilers with the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship (ICIAF) provide behavioral assistance in solving the murder of Todd Tumlin. Tumlin was found deceased on August 30th, 2010. The…

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Lane Closure Suspensions Still in Place by Georgia DOT

May 26, 2014

As the Memorial Day weekend begins to wind down, the Georgia Department of Transportation is keeping lane closures lifted for a little longer. On Friday at noon, all construction related lane closures were suspended and will remain so until 5:00am tomorrow. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says to be mindful of your surroundings while traveling,…

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Elbert County EMS Celebrates for National EMS Appreciation Week

May 26, 2014

Only a few days removed from this year’s National EMS Week, which last from May 18th thru May 24th. This year’s theme was “EMS: Dedicated for Life.” With that in mind, Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond says his department did employee spotlights and quotes from each employee about what the job meant to them…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 1:00 pmChristmas Open House
  • November 23, 2014 3:00 pmChurch Anniversary
  • November 23, 2014 6:30 pmCommunity Praise Service
  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
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