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Bowman Council to discuss budget plans

The Bowman City Council will meet Monday at City Hall. Mayor Mark Berryman is scheduled to provide an update on a tentative budget for 2018, and council members will also consider a continuation of the 2017 budget. Other agenda items for the council’s consideration include gym recreational activities, a stop …

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Police Department schedules Neighborhood Watch Meetings

The Elberton Police Department will hold Neighborhood Watch Meetings in three locations next week. The South Side Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Monday at 6 p.m. at Elberton First Presbyterian Church on South McIntosh Street. The North Side Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Presbyterian …

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Lexington couple arrested for obtaining opioid pills through fraud

Two Oglethorpe County residents were arrested Tuesday for allegedly obtaining hundreds of doses of opioid medication through fraud. Carla Delores Brown, 44, and Jimmy Lewis Mattox, 55, both of Lexington, were each charged with 40 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, Athens-Clarke County police said. According to police, …

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Northern Circuit under consideration for fourth Superior Court judgeship

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com State officials are considering the Northern Judicial Circuit for a fourth Superior Court judgeship, according to recent correspondence between the Administrative Office of the Courts and the circuit’s Chief Judge Thomas L. Hodges III. Christopher Hansard, judicial services division director for the Administrative Office of the Courts, …

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Seven attorneys seeking appointment as Superior Court judge

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Seven of the 11 attorneys who were nominated to a soon-to-be vacated Superior Court judgeship in the Northern Judicial Circuit have filed their paperwork with the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission and are pursuing the appointment. Gov. Nathan Deal will appoint a new judge to succeed Chief …

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Athens Shooting Victim Identified

Athens-Clarke County Authorities are investigating the shooting death of an Athens woman on Sunday. Natania Jarrad, 30, was fatally shot early Sunday in her home off Airport Road, Authorities report. Athens Clarke officers were called to the residence at about 3 a.m., when the woman’s fiancé called 911 to report …

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School board approves $28.8 million budget for FY 2019

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to approve a $28.8 million budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1. The new budget reflects a 4.5 percent increase over the $27.6 million budget for the current fiscal year. Board Chairman Ben Baker said …

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