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‘Good Morning America’ Anchor to Deliver UGA Spring Commencement

March 27, 2015

The University of Georgia graduates in the spring will be addressed by Amy Robach. The “Good Morning America” anchor will give undergraduates one final charge on May 8th before the University of Georgia sends its newest alumni off with a fireworks farewell. The spring commencement ceremony will begin at 7:00pm and will be held at…

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Four Arrested on Pedestrian Under the Influence Charges in Bowman

March 26, 2015
Four Arrested on Pedestrian Under the Influence Charges in Bowman

A complaint from a concerned citizen in Bowman leads to the arrest of four people. According to a news release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were approached while sitting at the Bowman Fire Department by a city resident regarding four boys who were walking down Highway 172 allegedly smoking marijuana. After receiving the…

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Work Progressing on New Building and Mobile Home Ordinances in Bowman

March 26, 2015

Tweaks are actively being made to mobile home and building ordinances in Bowman, GA. At their regular meeting on Monday, the Bowman City Council heard from City Attorney Douglas Kidd, who said he was still putting together full ordinances regarding mobile homes and other buildings. Kidd presented the council with a partial ordinance at the…

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4th Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant Raises Just Over $20,000

March 26, 2015
4th Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant Raises Just Over $20,000

Another local group exceeds the $20,000 mark raised towards a great cause. Earlier this week you may have heard TJ and Friends Foundation Vice President Darren Scarborough talking about the success of their recent Dinner and Auction event, and you may have also heard him mention another group, Friends Helping Friends, who had a great…

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City of Bowman Aims to Launch New Website Within a Couple of Months

March 26, 2015

The City of Bowman is one step closer to launching a new website for its residents and prospective visitors. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the city has been approved by the government organization that regulates the usage of .gov website names, for its new internet domain name of www.cityofbowmanga.gov. When it comes to what…

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New AAA Study Shows Distractions Play Role in About 60 Percent of Teen Crashes

March 26, 2015

Distractions are four times more prevalent in teen crashes than previously reported. That is according to a new, extremely comprehensive study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study examined nearly 1,700 crashes between 2006 and 2013, and these all involved teen drivers. “What they found is that distractions played a huge part…

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Elbert Co. Man on DUI Drug Charges

March 25, 2015
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Elbert Co. Man on DUI Drug Charges

An Elbert County man is in some serious trouble after being charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Late last week, according to a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy working a transport detail noticed a red Chevrolet pick up truck allegedly driving on the roadway erratically. That deputy also…

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New Cemetery Ordinance in the Works for City of Bowman

March 25, 2015

The City of Bowman is looking to be more aggressive towards potential vandals at the city’s cemetery. At Monday’s regular meeting the council placed on first ready a new cemetery ordinance that outlines more specific violations at the city’s cemetery that can result in fines and other penalties. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons read an…

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Gasoline Prices Hold Steady Across the Nation, Drop Across Southeastern US

March 25, 2015
Gasoline Prices Hold Steady Across the Nation, Drop Across Southeastern US

Gasoline prices across the United States remained stable from last week’s price points. Prices actually dropped across the Southeast, most notably here in Georgia where the average price dropped by five cents. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins notes that gas production is especially high this time and year, and is outpacing demand; resulting in gas prices…

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Bowman Re-Appoints Development Authority Representative

March 25, 2015

It seems it will be another term served for Bowman’s Development Authority Representative. The Bowman Council, at their regular meeting on Monday night, also approved the re-appointment of Betty Yetzina to the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman. The vote to appoint Yetzina passed unanimously. Yetzina will serve as the city’s representative on…

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