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Eastside Neighborhood Watch Teams up with Keep Elbert County Beautiful

May 27, 2015

Known for partnering up with the Elberton Police Department, the Eastside Neighborhood Watch is teaming up with another entity. Keep Elbert County Beautiful and the Eastside Watch will host a cleanup event, which will serve as the county’s participation in the Great American Cleanup. The Cleanup is a nationwide project sponsored by Keep America Beautiful…

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Investigation Continues in Banks County Incident

May 27, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Banks County authorities are continuing their investigation into how a 4-yr old child fell into a pool. According to Banks County Sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. Carrissa McFaddin, it happened Monday afternoon at home on Canter’s Run in Homer. McFaddin said it is not yet clear how the child…

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Gas Prices Continue to Increase After Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2015

AAA forecast that 33 Million Americans would drive 50 miles or more during the Memorial Day weekend. Those motorists saw the lowest gasoline prices for the holiday in up to five years. The national average and Georgia average were only 1-cent higher than that same timeframe in 2010. AAA’s Mark Jenkins says oil and gas…

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State Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged from March to April

May 26, 2015

Unemployment numbers for the month of April have been released, and the State of Georgia again saw no change in its unemployment rate. The rate for April held steady at 6.3 percent, again, unchanged from March. “Which gives us the 54 month in a row that our rate has either remained the same or has…

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Signature Fundraiser Coming up for TJ and Friends Foundation this Weekend

May 26, 2015

Another big fundraising event is coming up for the TJ and Friends Cancer Foundation. That would be one of the Foundation’s signature events; the spring motorcycle ride against cancer. This year, the Foundation is changing things up ever so slightly. “We are going to Clarkesville, a new place, Hawg Wild BBQ. They have hosted us…

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Bowman City Council Meets for Regular Meeting Tonight

May 26, 2015

Tonight the Bowman City Council will gather for their regular meeting for the month of April. Normally held on the 4th Monday of each month, the council decided to push back the meeting date one day due to the observance of Memorial Day. Tonight’s regular meeting of the council will take place at Bowman City…

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AAA: Only 1/3 of Boat Owners Have Boating Insurance

May 26, 2015

The latest Consumer Pulse survey conducted by AAA shows that only a minority of boat owners actually have boat insurance. Coming off one of the biggest boating holidays of the year, Memorial Day, AAA shows that one out of three boat owners have boating insurance. Garret Townsend is with AAA and says many boat owners…

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Chamber’s Monthly Winners Announced

May 26, 2015

The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly award winners have been announced. Each month the Community Pride Committee, which is part of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, selects two winners each month in two of three different categories. They are business, industrial, and entrepreneur. For May, the Committee selected a business and an entrepreneur…

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Two Arrested After Search Warrant Carried Out

May 25, 2015

A drug investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office results in the arrest of two. A lengthy investigation into illegal narcotic distribution led to a search warrant being carried out at a residence located off of Indian Hill Road. After carrying out the warrant, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office personnel located approximately five ounces of marijuana,…

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Investigation Continues into Weekend Shooting in Which No One Was Injuried

May 25, 2015

An active investigation continues today regarding a shooting off of Cummings Drive in Elbert County. Saturday evening, Elbert County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from Central Dispatch regarding possible shots fired at an address located off of Cummings Drive. Deputies responded and confirmed that shots had been fired at the residence once arriving on scene.…

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