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Hunting allowed on Lake Hartwell This Season

Four recreation areas at Lake Hartwell will be open for archery and small game hunting during the 2017-18 hunting season. These areas include Paynes Creek Park, Hartwell Dam Quarry Area, New Prospect Park and Jenkins Ferry Park. Small game hunting is allowed in all areas listed above, but only after …

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Qualifying Ends for Municipal Elections

Election season will soon be upon us as Qualifying ended for Municipal Elections on Friday for the City of Elberton and Bowman. In Elberton, Mayor Larry Guest qualifies for re-election along with Mike Fernandez who will challenge Guest for the Mayor’s seat. In Ward 1 Carey Butler Qualified with no opposition. In …

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Qualifying continues in Elberton and Bowman

Qualifying for the upcoming Election in the City of Elberton and Bowman continues through Friday Afternoon. As of Wednesday afternoon in Elberton. Incumbent Elberton Mayor Larry Guest has qualified for Re-election with no opposition as of press time . Ward one Councilman Carey Butler has qualified with no opposition at this time. Councilman Joel …

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The Great American Eclipse, An Event in Elberton

The Great American Eclipse did not disappoint in the Elberton area. People from all over northeast Georgia and as far away as Canada showed up in various locations in Elbert County to see the “Totality” of the Great American Eclipse. After the event traffic jams were reported mainly on Hwy …

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The Great American Eclipse Today in Elberton

The Great America Eclipse will be seen over the United States today and Elberton will almost be in full visibility of the Eclipse. (Hartwell is in the path of totality) The Eclipse will start in the Elberton area at 1:08pm and will be at Maximum Eclipse at 2:39pm, The eclipse …

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More Drug Busts From The Sheriff’s Office

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Bowman resident on drug charges as the result of an investigation of an individual selling drugs. Johnny Teasley Byrum, 55, of 114 E. Church St. in Bowman was arrested on Aug. 16, 2017 and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects, …

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Watch Out For Counterfeit Eclipse Glasses

With the solar eclipse only a few days away, some local organizations and businesses have found themselves in possession of fake solar glasses. The Franklin County and Elbert County School system learned over the weekend that some of the glasses they have purchased for students were not compliant with the …

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Madison County Stops flow of Alcohol on River

Madison County commissioners are aiming to slow the flow of alcohol on the Broad River. Commissioners passed an ordinance 5-0, with that in mind, limiting the size of drink containers allowed by outfitters, companies that assist people in getting on the river to two liters or less. The Madison County commissioners are …

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