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Georgia Hunters for the Hungry Program set to Return this Coming October

March 27, 2014

Returning once again this year will be the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program, once deer season opens in late October. Todd Holbrooke is the President and CEO of the Georgia Wildlife Federation, and says the program really helps out food banks across the state. “It’s real important, because protein or high quality meat products…

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Ward’s Candidacy for District 3 Board of Education Race Being Challenged by Incumbent Phelps

March 26, 2014

Controversy is surrounding the upcoming race for District 3’s seat on the Elbert County Board of Education. At the end of candidate qualifying on March 7th at noon, only one candidate had qualified for that race and that was incumbent PJO Phelps. On Monday another candidate, Donald Wayne Ward, was added to the ballot due…

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More Steps Taken by Bowman Council Regarding Abandoned/Dilapidated Properties

March 26, 2014

The ball could be rolling as soon as next month when it comes to dealing with abandoned or dilapidated properties in the city of Bowman. During the Bowman City Council’s regular meeting Monday, more discussion took place regarding the issue of abandoned properties. City Attorney Douglas Kidd explained that he has drafted a letter that…

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Yet Another Tough Financial Month for Elbert Memorial Hospital

March 26, 2014

After an injection of over half a million dollars of meaningful use funds in Janurary, Elbert Memorial’s financial struggles continued in the month of February. According to February’s financial report, Elbert Memorial posted a net revenue loss of $318,000. Elbert Memorial Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers says a set back in the amount of patient…

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Another Competition for NE GA High School Students Announced by Congressman Collins

March 26, 2014

Another competition for high school students has been announced in conjunction with the Congressional Art Competition, revealed late last week by Congressman Doug Collins. This year will mark the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academic Competition. Called the “House App Contest”, the new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Predicted Increase Heading into Spring

March 26, 2014

Gas prices remain at their highest level since September, amid tightened ethanol supplies, geopolitical tension and typical spring factors. A shortage of ethanol in the southeast could put upward pressure on gas prices. Since gas in most areas typically contains a blend of as much as 10 percent ethanol, product outages are being averted by…

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Bowman Man Facing Drug Charges After Controlled Drug Buy Operation

March 25, 2014
Bowman Man Facing Drug Charges After Controlled Drug Buy Operation

A controlled drug buy conducted on Friday, results in the arrest of a Bowman, GA man on drug related charges. An active drug investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon, led to a controlled purchase of methamphetamine being conducted. Investigator Lt. Terry Reese says a suspect was apprehended as a result of…

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Newest Member to Bowman Council Sworn In Yesterday

March 25, 2014

The Bowman City Council is finally whole again, after its newest member was sworn in yesterday evening. Just prior to the council’s regular meeting, Scott Harpold, winner of the special election held on March 18th, was sworn in by Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons and those in attendance welcomed…

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Morgan County Man Facing Murder Charges in Death of 9-month-old Infant

March 25, 2014

By Adam Kirk, GNN News   Family-members say they can’t imagine a Morgan County man killed a baby boy. 21 year old Donald Justin Lee is facing murder charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 9 month old son, Brantley Farmer. Police say Lee called 911 over the weekend claiming the boy fell off the…

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Volunteer Day Coming Up for the City of Bowman

March 25, 2014

All hands on deck next Saturday in Bowman, which is the request from Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons. Coming up on Saturday, April 5th will be a volunteer day in Bowman, GA. Gibbons explains what exactly will be taking place on that particular Saturday. “We are asking anyone in the community that wants to help us…

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