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One Week Away from Annual Twlight Stroll by the Granite Bowl Running Event

January 2, 2015

One of the biggest running events of the year is coming up one week in Elbert County. That event is the annual Twilight Stroll by the Granite Bowl. The stroll is hosted by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and features a one mile fun run, a 5K race, and a 10K race. Pre-registration for…

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New GSP Post Open in Lavonia

January 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   We welcome in 2015 and with that a new Georgia State Patrol post opens. The long awaited Post 52 in the Gateway II Industrial Park in Lavonia opened yesterday. GSP had been searching for a couple of years for a suitable location for the new post and Commander…

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Georgia DOT Puts Construction Lane Closures into Effect

January 2, 2015

It is a new year and construction work on Georgia’s interstates and major state routes is back underway, depending on the weather in some areas. In December, the Georgia Department of Transportation suspended construction lane closures for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Lane closures for construction are now back in effect as of 5:00am…

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Christmas Day Brawl Leads to Two Arrests

December 31, 2014

Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call to respond to a Herndon Circle address in reference to a fight in progress. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, deputies made contact with the person who made the call who stated that 55-year-old Gary Norris Fulbright came to their residence demanding they come outside.…

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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Wants No Drunk Drivers on the Roadways

December 31, 2014

Tonight we all welcome in a new calendar year in the form of 2015. Several people will be bringing in the new year at some type of celebration where alcoholic beverages will be readily available. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is encouraging everyone to not drink and drive. That message hits home here in…

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Georgia DOT Lifting Lane Closures for Final Travel Period of 2014

December 31, 2014

The last major travel day of the year has arrived and the Georgia Department of Transportation is doing its part to help keep traffic moving along. Georgia DOT is suspending all construction related lane closures for the New Year’s Day travel period. The lane closures suspensions for New Year’s went into effect at 5:00am and…

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67,000 Pickup Trucks Recalled by Fiat Chrysler

December 31, 2014

Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could allow the trucks to be started without the clutch being depressed. Chrysler said one death is associated with the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had opened an investigation into the trucks in May after receiving…

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Cheapest Christmas Gas Since The Great Recession in 2008

December 31, 2014

Motorists traveling for the year-end holidays saw the cheapest Christmas day gasoline since 2008, according to this week’s fuel price brief from AAA. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded on Christmas Day was $2.32 in Georgia. Low gas prices are helping consumers save more than $21 for a tank of gasoline compared…

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Elbert Development Authority Continues Moving Forward on GRAD Certification

December 30, 2014

The Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman are one step closer to beginning the process to achieve GRAD certification. That certification would be for a site located in the Elberton Industrial Park. GRAD stands for Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development. Authority Executive Director Beth Eavenson says having a GRAD certification would be a…

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City of Bowman Approves 2015 Budget

December 30, 2014

The City of Bowman has approved a new budget heading into 2015. At a called meeting earlier this month the Bowman City Council met to approved the city’s 2015 budget. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the council utilized the past few budgets the city approved and used projections to come up with this year’s…

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Calendar

  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 16, 2015 10:00 amParent/Teacher Conferences Scheduled
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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