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Restrictions on Poultry Ended


Officials say they have ended restrictions on poultry producers that were enacted after the first confirmation of avian influenza in commercial birds in Georgia. News outlets report state veterinarian Robert M. Cobb Jr. said in a news release that effective immediately, all poultry exhibitions, shows, sales, swaps and meets in …

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Spring Festival in Bowman Saturday


Mayor Betty Joe Maxwell invites everyone to Bowman’s Spring Festival Starting tonight and begining with Bingo and Street Dancing at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Bingo begins tonight at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Bowman Community Center. Food and baked goods will be available For more information call …

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Beware of GA. Power Scam


Georgia Power is issuing a renewed warning for customers of criminal “scam artists” attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone. Scam artists are known to pose as Georgia Power employees, asking customers to provide credit card information or purchase a pre-paid debit card and provide the …

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Fatal Wreck on Hwy 77 North


The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident involving a sheriffs patrol car on hwy 77 @ approx 6pm Saturday evening. The Elbert County Corner’s office has identified the victim as Heather Payton, 31,who died in the crash on Saturday afternoon. Payton is listed as having an Elberton Address.

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Lavender pitches no-hitter against Rabun County


Elbert County Blue Devil Daniel Lavender pitched a no-hitter against a tough Rabun County team on Tuesday evening. Lavender walked two batters and hit one batsman in the 6-0 win. Lavender also recorded nine strikeouts in the seven inning complete game win. The game could have been much closer if …

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Elbert landfill rumors spread to neighboring counties

While rumors about the possibility of a regional landfill in Elbert County have already been rampant here, those rumors have crossed county borders now, alarming residents of neighboring Madison County. Carlton resident Chip Chandler spoke at a recent meeting of the Madison County Board of Commissioners, asking the board to …

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Charges Upgraded to Murder in Athens Blanton Case


Charges for David Blanton have been upgraded to include murder after the weekend death of his father Michael: the 31 year-old suspect is accused in last week’s shooting of the 62 year-old Athens businessman, who was gunned down in his home in Oconee County last Thursday and died two days …

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Elbert County takes two from Patriots


The Elbert County Diamond Devils continued their winning ways on Friday night by taking both games of a double-header against the Oglethorpe County Patriots. Elbert County topped Oglethorpe 4-1 in the first game and doubled their scoring in the nightcap, winning 8-1. The night belonged to Bryce Bowen, a senior …

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