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City of Bowman Awaiting Word on Grant to Revitalize Two Buildings on Downtown Square

January 21, 2015

The City of Bowman is still waiting to hear word on whether it has been pre-approved for a sizeable grant to help repair two buildings on the city’s downtown square. That information coming out of last night’s Bowman City Council work session. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the city still has not heard if…

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Toccoa Woman Killed After Being Struck by Train

January 21, 2015

Authorities have identified the woman killed when she was hit by a train on Friday night in Stephens County. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley has identified the victim as 36-year-old Olympia Fleming of East Whitman Street in Toccoa. The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. Friday. Shirley said Stephens County 911 contacted the Sheriff’s Office…

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Arson Investigation into Lexington Highway Home Fire Continues

January 21, 2015

There is still no new information regarding an active arson investigation that occurred towards the end of 2014 in Elbert County. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough says the investigation is progressing after a state arson investigator was called in earlier this month to try and help determine the cause of the fire. Elbert…

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Gas Prices Continue to Decline

January 21, 2015

AAA is reporting that gas prices fell another 9 cents from last week as the national average settles in at $2.05, moving closer to $2 a gallon. If it happens, this would be the first time the national average was under $2 in nearly six years with March 2009 being the last time it happened.…

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Jack Frost Jump is this Weekend

January 21, 2015

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is preparing for its annual Jack Frost Jump at Richard B. Russell Lake coming up this weekend. This is the fourth annual jump. According to the Foundation, proceeds from this year’s jump will go to the Elbert Memorial Hospital Charity Care program, which consists of assisting the uninsured, the poor,…

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Georgia DOT Resumes Maintenance Activities after MLK Holiday

January 20, 2015
Georgia DOT Resumes Maintenance Activities after MLK Holiday

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces routine maintenance activities planned for this week in Elbert and surrounding counties. Work resumes today, after the state observed the Martin Luther King holiday, through Friday, January 23. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. if weather permits. Lane closures are required for patching asphalt, a flagman or…

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Tax Season Officially Underway Today

January 20, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The 2015 tax season is officially underway. IRS spokesman Mark Green says if you have not yet received your W-2 form, just be patient and don’t try to file using your last pay stub from 2014. “We do encourage taxpayers to wait until they get their W-2’s,” Green…

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Time Winding Down to Utilize Heath Insurance Marketplace Navigator at Elbert Memorial

January 20, 2015

Only five weeks remain for open enrollment for health insurance through the Heath Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period ends on February 15th. If you do not enroll in a plan before the deadline; you can only enroll during a major life event such as birth, marriage, or death. Those who need assistance in enrolling…

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Bowman City Council Meets for Work Session Tonight

January 20, 2015

This evening the city council of Bowman gathers for its first official function of 2015. That gathering is for a work session, which is normally held on the third Monday of each month, but was pushed back a day due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The purpose of the work session…

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UGA Address Coming up Tomorrow

January 20, 2015

The President of the University of Georgia is set to present the 2015 State of the University address. UGA President Jere W. Morehead will deliver the State of the University address tomorrow afternoon in the UGA Chapel. That event will begin promptly at 3:30pm. The speech will be broadcast live on channel 15 of the…

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Calendar

  • January 29, 2015 7:00 pmThe Inspirations gospel concert
  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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