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Turkey Hunting Season Begins Tomorrow in Georgia

March 21, 2014

Springtime hunters are eagerly awaiting tomorrow as it is the opening of turkey hunting season in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division expects that the 2014 season should be a good one. Georgia’s current turkey population is estimated to be right around 335,000 birds and turkey hunters in Georgia are privileged…

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Abandoned Properties Look to be Finally Addressed by Bowman City Council

March 20, 2014

It appears that enough is enough and the city of Bowman is going to begin to address the issue of abandoned properties. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, several complaints have been received regarding unkempt properties that have abandoned structures on them. Gibbons says the city is now going to actively begin to tackle…

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Four Arrested in Lavonia During Drug Trafficking Sting

March 20, 2014

Lavonia Police have broken up a major drug trafficking operation with the arrest of four people. Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said the arrests came late last week after neighbor complaints of drug activity. “On Friday, March 14, Lavonia Police executed a search warrant at #8 Second Street,” Carlisle said. “The location had been the site…

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EC Sheriff Assures Bowman Officials that Speeding Laws Will be Enforced

March 20, 2014

Speeding concerns in the city of Bowman may be put at a bit of an ease going forward. That from Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons during the Bowman City Council’s work session on Monday. Gibbons said himself, along with Councilman Calvin Bridges had a meeting with Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews about the concern of motorists…

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Georgia DOT Finally Increases Speed Limit on SR10 Loop in Athens

March 20, 2014

After the weather caused a bit of a delay, the speed limit is now 65 miles per hour on the State Route 10 Loop in Athens from east of North Avenue to the Clarke/Oconee County Line making the speed limit consistent along the entire corridor. Bayne Smith, Georgia DOT District Engineer explained that the 10…

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26th Annual Kids Fishing Derby Coming up in April

March 20, 2014

Time to get the rod and reels ready, as the annual kid’s fishing derby is coming up in just over a month. It will be the 26th year of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Savannah District will be holding the event, and as in year’s past, it will take place on Richard B. Russell…

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Two Elberton Men Face Charges in Connection to Weekend Shooting

March 19, 2014
Two Elberton Men Face Charges in Connection to Weekend Shooting

Updated 3/19/2014 9:53am   Two Elberton men are facing charges in connection to a shooting that occurred late Saturday night. An investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation have led to the arrest of 33-year-old Justin Patrick Picard of a College Avenue residence and 26-year-old Kevin Edward Thomas of a…

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Bowman Special Election Results

March 19, 2014

The special election in the City of Bowman is now officially over, and a winner has been announced. Up for grabs during the special election was an opportunity to finish out the remainder of former Councilwoman Pauline Siegler’s seat, who resigned her position at the end of 2013 due to health issues. Running in the…

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North Carolina Man Wanted on Kidnap and Rape Charges Arrested in Lavonia

March 19, 2014
North Carolina Man Wanted on Kidnap and Rape Charges Arrested in Lavonia

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A North Carolina man, wanted for the kidnap and rape of a 12-year old girl, is on his way to Montgomery County after being arrested Sunday in Franklin County. Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle says the suspect, identified as Kenneth Michael Outen Jr. of Montgomery County, NC was arrested…

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners Holding Off on Sub-Division Ordinance

March 19, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners are taking a slow and steady approach when it comes to dealing with putting together a new sub-division ordinance. Originally discussed during the commission’s March work session, the ordinance was set to come to a vote during March’s regular meeting of the commission. However, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas…

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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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