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City of Bowman Looking to Revist Repairing City Owned Buildings on Bowman Sqaure

May 6, 2014

Bowman City Mayor and the City Council are looking to revive talks about getting funding to repair two buildings on the Bowman Square. The city owns two buildings, 11 & 12 Public Square, which are quickly deteriorating. Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons says he has tried to get in contact with Burt Walker with the Department…

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UGA Receives $5 Million for Molecular Medicine

May 6, 2014

A gift of 5 million dollars to the University of Georgia’s Center for Molecular Medicine aims to help enhance to University’s research into human disease. The donation came on behalf of retired researcher and Anglican priest Dr. Clifton Crews. David Lee is the University’s Vice President for Research and he talks about the impact this…

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Local Road in Elbert County Closed for Remainder of Week

May 6, 2014

A road closure put in place by the Elbert County Road Department remains in effect for today. The area of Sanders Road from Plantation Road to Ridge Road has been closed to thru traffic where the road intersects with the creek. Repairs are needed in the area, which has led to the closure of the…

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Winners Announced in Annual Georgia DNR Birding Competition

May 6, 2014
Winners Announced in Annual Georgia DNR Birding Competition

Young birders set event records for bird species seen or heard, from warblers to woodpeckers, during the annual Youth Birding Competition Friday and Saturday. Twenty-four teams from primary to high school ages scoured the state for birds during the 24-hour contest held by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division. Eight teams counted more than 100 species.…

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Cornell Indicted on Formal Charges by District Attorney

May 5, 2014

Formal charges have been brought against former Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Christopher Michael Cornell. In a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, an arrest warrant was issued by a grand jury Thursday afternoon. In the warrant where two counts of Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and one count of…

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City of Bowman Looking to Give Much Needed Repair to Roads

May 5, 2014

The City of Bowman is aiming to begin the process to improve its roads within the city limits. During the council’s regular meeting last week, Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons says complaints about some of the city’s roads have been common. “We’ve had several people come to us about our roads and rightfully so. There are…

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Ward’s Disqualification Leaves All Local Races with No Opposition for May Primaries

May 5, 2014

A ruling in the challenge to candidacy for Donald Wayne Ward in the race for Elbert County Board of Education District Three makes the Republican Primary a one horse race. A hearing was held on Monday, April 28th to hear two different challenges to Ward’s candidacy. The first was on the grounds of qualifying on…

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First Week Early Voting Numbers Reported

May 5, 2014

Early voting numbers are in after the close of the first week of early voting in Elbert County for the May Primaries. According to Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward, at the close of week one of early voting at 5:00pm Friday, a total of 70 walk in early voters had cast ballots, which averages out to…

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Elbert City Council Takes Place This Evening

May 5, 2014

A pair of speakers and a handful of ordinances and resolutions headline the agenda for this evening’s regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and Council. The council will hear from the Reverend John Barnett who will speak with regard to the annual Granite City Cook-Off; followed by Ms. Marcia Rubensohn from the Georgia Municipal Association,…

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BREAKING: Formal Charges Filed Against Former ECSO Investigator Christopher Cornell

May 2, 2014

Formal charges have been brought against former Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Christopher Michael Cornell. In a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, an arrest warrant was issued by a grand jury Thursday afternoon. In the warrant were two counts of Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and one count of…

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