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City of Bowman Unhappy With New Library Agreement

March 19, 2015

The City of Bowman will keep its library services going after begrudgingly approving a proposed budget from the Elbert County Library. Initially, Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said that Anne Grace with the Elbert County Library and the Elbert County Library Board were requesting funding from Bowman in the amount of $500 a month. Up…

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Still Time to Register for Atlanta Falcons’ Heads Up Clinic

March 19, 2015

Coming up early next week the Atlanta Falcons organization will be in town holding a special event. The organization will host a Heads Up Clinic and Parent Informational Session. On Tuesday, March 24th in the famed Granite Bowl the Falcons organization will host two informational sessions. The first begins at 6:00pm that evening and is…

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First Confirmed Report of New Spider Species in North America

March 19, 2015

If you are afraid of spiders, here is some bad news, as UGA scientists confirm the first North American record of the East Asian Joro Spider. When a man named Wesley Huffmaster spotted a big, brightly colored and boldly patterned spider near his home in Colbert last fall, he knew it was unusual. Analysis of…

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Gasoline Prices Nationally and Statewide Drop, Rise in Elbert Co.

March 19, 2015

Gas prices fell for the eleventh consecutive day, according to AAA’s latest fuel price report. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is nearly 3 cents cheaper than a week ago, but 18 cents more expensive than last month. Still, Sunday’s average price of $2.41 is $1.29 less than the peak price last…

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Winns Mill Road Bridge Remains Closed by County

March 18, 2015

The Winns Mill Road bridge will not be re-opened today. The bridge was closed earlier this week on Monday for some much needed repairs, which consisted of replacing the bridge’s surface with steel grates. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas had said the county hoped to re-open the bridge by today, but now says the bridge…

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Limited Amount of Tickets Left for TJ and Friends Dinner and Banquet

March 18, 2015

One fundraiser down, another one left to go for the month of March for the TJ and Friends Foundation. Coming up on Saturday is the TJ and Friends Annual Dinner and Auction, which will be hosted at the Elberton Country Club on Saturday, March 21st. TJ and Friends Vice-President Mike Webb says the event will…

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Classified Employees and Elbert School Board Recognized Monday Evening

March 18, 2015

For the second time in as many months, multiple employees were recognized at the Elbert County Board of Education’s regular meeting for the honor of Classified Employee of the Month. This month’s award was presented by Transportation Director Mark Cartlidge, who named Bus Driver Jackie Rhodes and Bus Monitor Ashley Thompson. He said the pair…

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North Carolina Man Strikes Franklin Co. Deputy’s Cruiser

March 18, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   An Asheville, North Carolina man is charged with causing a wreck Sunday involving a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy. It happened Sunday afternoon on I-85NB near mile marker 164. According to the Georgia State Patrol incident report, Franklin County Sheriff’s Major Johnny Bannister had stopped his patrol vehicle, a…

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Friends of Bobby Brown Park Meeting Scheduled for Tomorrow

March 18, 2015

The Elbert County Parks and Recreation Department will hold its first Friends of Bobby Brown Park meeting tomorrow. In anticipation of Elbert County taking over Bobby Brown Park, at this point sometime in April, the Parks and Recreation Department will hold a meeting to garner interest in a Bobby Brown Friends group. That meeting will…

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Lavonia Man Arrested for Possessing Stolen Vehicle

March 17, 2015

A Lavonia man remains behind bars at the Elbert County Detention Center following a weekend arrest. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough says Georgia DNR Law Enforcement came across a Honda CRV stuck on a piece of private property in the early morning hours on Saturday. He says that’s when deputies with the Elbert…

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