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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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Georgia DNR Still Out in Force Today

May 26, 2014

Thousands of visitors and lake dwellers have been out on the waters of Lake Russell so far this weekend to celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season and that means an increased risk for boating accidents. Georgia DNR law enforcement officers will be out on the Georgia side this weekend making sure everyone has…

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Athens Regional CEO Resigns

May 26, 2014

A shake up at Athens Regional Medical Center. CEO James Thaw turned in his resignation Thursday, a resignation that comes in the wake of numerous doctors’ complaints about a new computer system. Over 12 doctors submitted a letter to Thaw last week, stating the electronic health records system, installed earlier this month at the hospital…

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Accidental Shooting Results in Death of a 15-Year-Old

May 23, 2014

A 15-year-old juvenile is dead after what seems to be an accidental shooting. As of this morning, there are still several unknowns about the incident, as the Madison County Sheriff’s Office continues to work the case. According to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jimmy Patton, the incident occurred on the Madison County side of the…

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More Details on Crash That Claimed the Life of a Bowman, GA Man

May 23, 2014

It has been a week full of tragedy in Elbert County, as another person is dead after a fatal motor vehicle accident. Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond says Elbert County 9-1-1 received a call on Wednesday, May 21st of a vehicle accident on the Bowman Highway near Faith Baptist Church. Upon arriving on scene,…

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Stephens County Post of GSP Investigating Death of Franklin Co. Deputy Cruz Thomas

May 23, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The investigation into the tragic death of Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy Cruz Thomas will continue, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 26-year old Thomas was killed Wednesday night on I-85 while in pursuit of a traffic violator. Thomas, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, lost control…

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Investigation Into Drowning of EC Teen at Lake Russell Closed

May 23, 2014

The investigation into the death of an Elbert County teen has been officially closed by all agencies involved. On Tuesday at 7:11pm, Elbert County 9-1-1 received a call about a possible drowning at Richard B. Russell Lake. According to Elbert County Medical Services Director Chuck Almond, the call stated that a person had jumped into…

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City of Bowman Begins to Receive Responses to Letters Sent to Dilapidated Property Owners

May 23, 2014

A project was discussed during the Bowman City Council work session earlier this week, to fix up abandoned properties around town in an effort to make the community a little safer. Certified letters were sent out to numerous property owners within the city limits. The people who have responded so far have been mostly understanding…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Construction Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2014

The Georgia Department of Transportation aims to make traveling this Memorial Day weekend a little less hectic. Beginning at noon today, all construction related lane closures will be suspended and will remain suspended until 5:00am Tuesday, May 27th. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says contract clauses allow closures to be lifted on high volume travel…

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