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Three Remain Behind Bars in Drug Arrests Made Just Before Christmas

January 2, 2014

A bevy of arrests just prior to Christmas Day in Elbert County results in three people facing some serious drug charges. On December 20th, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says his office received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the Dewy Rose, GA area. According to Andrews, after further investigation of the vehicle an…

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Bond Denied for Bowman Man Charged in Shooting of Hart County Man during Alleged Illegal Hunting Incident

January 2, 2014

Bond has been denied for the suspect charged in an alleged illegal hunting incident in Hart County, which resulted in a man being shot. 28-year-old Henry Harris of Bowman, GA has been charged with Felony Aggravated Assault, Tampering with Evidence, Misdemeanor Obstruction, Felony Misuse of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of…

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Georgia Juevenile Justice Reformation Beginning this Week

January 2, 2014

After seven years of work, juvenile justice reform goes into effect this week in Georgia, and advocates say that’s when the real work begins to help troubled youth. Executive Director of the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Sharon Hill says the new code eliminates inconsistencies with federal law and provides a greater level…

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More Charges Expected for Comer, GA Man

January 2, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   In Madison County, more charges are expected for a Comer man charged with kidnapping and possession of explosives and drugs. Comer Police Chief Dennis Bell said 30-year old Antonio Meadows allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend from her home in Athens on December 21st and was holding her at his home…

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Bowman City Council Hold Called Meeting this Morning

January 2, 2014

It didn’t take long for newly elected Bowman city Mayor Pete Gibbons to head up his first meeting. Later this morning, the Bowman City Council will hold a called meeting. It’s a fairly short agenda for Mayor Pete Gibbons’ debut in his new governmental capacity as only two items are up for discussion, and those…

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Elected Bowman Officials Sworn in Yesterday

December 31, 2013

Its official, come January 1st newly elected officials will take their respective seats, which they won back in November. Three Bowman officials were sworn in yesterday afternoon at the Elbert County Probate Court offices by Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell. First to be sworn in yesterday was newly elected Mayor Pete Gibbons. “And that…

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USDA Looking to Help Cut Back on Food Waste in 2014

December 31, 2013

The United States Department Agriculture is hoping many people will add preventing food waste to their 2014 new year’s resolutions. According to Danielle Nirenberg, President of Food Tank, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted annually. She offers some tips on curbing food waste heading into 2014. “Not buying too much at the grocery store,…

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Hart County Man’s First Court Appearance Yesterday in Alleged Illegal Deer Hunting Incident

December 31, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County man had his first court appearance yesterday afternoon, facing multiple charges in connection with a shooting while allegedly hunting deer illegally. It happened Thursday evening on some property off Elrod Ferry Road near U.S. 29 North/Anderson Highway. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said the victim,…

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Gas Prices Set to Increase Heading into the New Year

December 31, 2013

Multiple factors pushed the price for a barrel of oil to more than $100 last week. As a result, retail gas prices will likely move higher this week and into the New Year. Oil prices jumped to $100 for the first time in two months after a government report showed supplies for oil, gasoline, and…

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Successful Holiday Event for Elbert County 4-H

December 30, 2013

The Elbert County Cooperative Extension is coming off a successful Christmas event. On December 12th and 19th, the Elbert County 4-H program accepted donations from Elbert County residents at the Casey Jackson Used Cars dealership. The event was held in conjunction with the program’s storage building raffle, and the goal was to “fill the building”…

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  • July 31, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • August 1, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • August 3, 2014 11:00 amHomecoming Service
  • August 6, 2014 7:30 pmAnnual Revival
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