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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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Ruling From Judge Tate Disqualifies Wayne Ward from Running in BOE D3 Seat Primary

May 2, 2014

In a three page ruling handed down yesterday, Clarke County Probate Judge Susan Tate sided with the campaign of Incumbent P-Jo Phelps. Her challenger, Mr. Donald Wayne Ward, was running for the Republican nod in the May Primary for the District Three Seat on the Elbert County Board of Education. In her ruling, Judge Tate…

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First Week of Early Voting Drawing To A Close

May 2, 2014

The first week of early voting in Elbert County is drawing to a close. Early voting began Monday, and will continue until May 16th. Those wishing to early vote can do so at the Elbert County Registrar’s Office located at the Elbert County Government Complex between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm until the deadline.…

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Bomb Threat In Jackson County School Yesterday

May 2, 2014

A second bomb threat in as many days at another Jackson County school yesterday. According to Classiccitytoday.com, students were instructed to evacuate Maysville Elementary school yesterday afternoon after yet another bomb threat was discovered on a restroom wall. The Jackson County School System released a statement saying, “While the statement was written in what looks…

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The 53rd Annual National Day Prayer = Success

May 2, 2014

The 53rd Annual National Day of Prayer and ceremony were held yesterday on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Emceeing the event this year was Gary Purvis with the First Baptist Church of Elberton. Opening the ceremony portion of yesterday’s event, which began at noon, Purvis mentioned how great of a blessing it was that local leaders could…

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Franklin Couty Commissioners Reach Agreement On Jail Expanison

May 2, 2014

Franklin County Commissioners reach an agreement on how to fund the proposed jail expansion. At their work session Tuesday evening, the board heard from county manager John Phillips. Noting that there was about $800,000 dollars already set aside for a jail expansion from a previous SPLOST, Phillips recommended a multi-phase approach. Phillips also recommended putting…

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