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EC Sheriff’s Office Continue Search for Elbert County Man Wanted on Felony Warrants

July 23, 2013
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The search continues today for an Elbert County man wanted on a handful of felony charges. The incident occurred in the morning hours of Thursday at a Brewers Bridge road address, where a witness reported that 48-year-old Marlin Roberts was displaying some erratic behavior. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office…

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South Carolina Teen Missing Since Sunday Night Found Safe and Sound

July 23, 2013
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A South Carolina teen, missing on Lake Hartwell since Sunday night, has been found safe. Georgia DNR Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum said the boy, identified as Noah Day, age 15 of Piedmont, SC went missing Sunday night near Sadler Creek State Park on U.S. 29on the South Carolina side. “At approximately 8p last night,…

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Bowman Council Discuss Ways to Cut Down on Four Way Stop Money Collections

July 23, 2013
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The City of Bowman is exploring ways to cut down on the amount of Four Way Stop money collection fundraising events. Councilman Pete Gibbons said during last night’s regular meeting, that he had been presented a petition from citizens and local business owners with the intent of reducing the frequency of fundraisers that set up…

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EC School Board Meets this Evening; Freshmen Orientation set for this Evening

July 23, 2013
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A fairly routine meeting is expected this evening for the Elbert County Board of Education. Not many items are on the agenda for the school board’s regular meeting for July. Only two issues make up the Superintendent’s Report, and they include Out of County Tuition and the Facility Use Policy. The meeting will be held…

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Beaches at Russell Could take a while to Re-open

July 22, 2013
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It could be a while before the beach area at Richard B. Russell State Park is re-opened to the public. Lake Russell is still maintaining flood stage at roughly 480ft msl, normal height for the lake is 475ft msl. Mark Millard with Russell State Park says that a majority of the beach area is currently…

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Collins votes in Favor to delay Obamacare Mandates

July 22, 2013
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Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) continued his opposition to the Affordable Healthcare Act by voting in favor of both H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, and H.R. 2267, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act. Together, these bills postpone the individual and employer mandate portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act, also referred to as Obamacare.…

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Bowman City Council will meet this Evening

July 22, 2013
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After a cancelled work session late last week, the Bowman City Council will meet this evening at long last. Discussion was expected to take place during a scheduled work session on Thursday between the council and mayor about the vetoes that were made during a called meeting last month that put off three personnel decisions…

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Elberton Sister City Program to hold Fundraiser on Saturday

July 22, 2013
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Coming up this Saturday is another fundraiser to help benefit the Elberton Sister City program. The group will hold their 2nd Burger for Bucks fundraising event to help raise funds for the program. Cost per bag will be six dollars, and included in the cost will be a Bubba Burger, chips, a drink, and a…

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Unemployment Numbers for Georgia/Elbert County are Up

July 19, 2013
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Not such good news for Georgia’s unemployment numbers, as the Georgia Department of Labor announced yesterday that Georgia’s unemployment rate increased to 8.6%; up from 8.3% in May. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler isn’t down about the latest numbers, and he points out some positive data from June. “If you look at all the different…

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Georgia DNR Unveils New Birthday Fishing/Hunting Bonus

July 19, 2013
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Starting this month, Georgia residents who have a boat registered with the state can fish on the birthday and for two days after as part of their boat registration fee. Georgia DNR Marketing Manager Jennifer Hancock says the offer works the same as a three day hunting/fishing license. “Every registered boater in the state of…

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