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Gas Prices Surpass Year Ago Levels

February 20, 2013

Retail gas prices recently surpassed year-ago levels and motorists are now paying more for a gallon of gas than they did in 2012. Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline is 13 cents more than this time last year. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash, the price increase…

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2013 Star Student for ECCHS Named

February 20, 2013

Rosemary Schatz has been named 2013 PAGE STAR Student for Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Schatz, the daughter of Sara and Jack Schatz of Bowman, selected Dr. Edna Eberhardt, as her STAR teacher. The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, in its 55th year, is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE)…

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City of Bowman Waits for DCA to Close Out Grant

February 20, 2013

The city of Bowman is closer to closing out on expected grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Mayor Pamela Johnson said it’s vital for the grant to be closed out soon. “We’re trying to close it out because the grant is in the amount of $50,000 and the city has a loan in…

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Congressman Doug Collins Refuses Pay Increase

February 20, 2013

Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) voted yes Friday on House Resolution 273, the complete elimination of the 2013 statuary pay adjustment for federal employees put in place by the Obama Administration. The resolution, Sponsored by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), will be a continuation of the Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2012. Rep. Collins…

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Major General Jim Butterworth on 214th Deployment

February 19, 2013

The 214th Artillery Division is set to depart for a nine to twelve month deployment in Afghanistan this coming weekend. Georgia National Guard Commander Major General Jim Butterworth certified the unit to be turned over to the United States Army last Wednesday to serve in Afghanistan. Despite the United States drawing back forces in the…

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First Function for Bowman’s New City Attorney

February 19, 2013

The Bowman City Council held a work session yesterday evening to run over agenda items prior to their regularly scheduled meeting coming up on February 25th. At the work session, the council got to hear from their new city attorney for the first time since parting ways with Attorney Doug Kidd. Andrea Grant went before…

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5 Year for Royston Woman Who Bilked Money Out of 68 Co-Workers

February 19, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Royston woman who was accused of bilking 68 co-workers out of their money will spend the next five years in prison. 41-year old April Constance Jennipher Arter has pled guilty to 25 counts of misdemeanor theft by deception and one felony count of theft by taking. Arter…

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Congressman Collins Praises Hometown of Gainesville

February 19, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA 9th) was back on the floor of the House of Representatives, this time he was praising his home town. A recent study ranked Gainesville as the top performing small city in Georgia in terms of job growth. Collins says that several different types of businesses are beginning to call Gainesville home.…

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Georgia DOT Performs Maintenance in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties

February 19, 2013

Along with maintenance plans in Elbert and surrounding counties, the Georgia Department of Transportation will be performing routine maintenance in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties. In Lincoln County, crews will complete roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way and will also carry out litter pick up along State Routes 79 and 43. In Wilkes County,…

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Great Turnout for 214th Send Off Ceremony

February 18, 2013
Great Turnout for 214th Send Off Ceremony

A magnificent send off ceremony for soldiers with the 214th Artillery Battalion, known as “Task Force Granite, on Friday. Well over a thousand people crammed into Elberton’s Downtown Square for the ceremony. Among those, State Representative Tom McCall (R-33), who presented the unit with a flag that had been flown over the state capital. He…

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