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Bowman Man Still Behind Bars on Drug Charges

March 3, 2014
Bowman Man Still Behind Bars on Drug Charges

Another Bowman resident remains behind bars on drug charges today after being arrested towards the end of last week. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said a deputy on patrol in the area around Segars Street noticed a white male walking in the roadway. “Deputy got out with subject due to recent thefts and drug activity…

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Elbert County and Georgia Looking Peachy on the Drought Monitor

March 3, 2014

Unlike the state of California, Elbert County and the state of Georgia are doing great when it comes to dealing with drought conditions. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says conditions look great in Northeast Georgia and across the state as a whole. “As far as the county goes, Elbert County has about 2-4 inches…

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FHF Fundraising Event Coming up this Weekend

March 3, 2014

The Friends Helping Friends (FHF) club is shaking things up a bit when it comes to a pair of huge fundraisers coming up fairly soon. Over the previous two years, the FHF club held its Jam Fest and Taste of Elberton event in conjunction with the FHF pageant. That’s not the case this year, as…

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Georgia DOT Announces Routine Maintenance

March 3, 2014

Routine maintenance plans have been announced by the Georgia Department of Transportation for Elbert and surrounding counties. Crews in Elbert County will continue to service the driveways that intersect with State Route 17. In Hart County, a crew will patched damaged asphalt on the State Route 17 bypass and on State Route 98, another crew…

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New Miss ECMS Crowned

March 3, 2014

A new Miss Elbert County Middle School was crowned this past weekend. The annual Miss ECMS pageant was held at 7:00pm on Saturday, where several middle school girls competed in their respective age groups. Madison Brown won the 6th grade category, Anna Kubas took the 7th grade group, and Charcey Burden was selected as this…

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Elberton Council Meeting Tonight

March 3, 2014

We’re already into the month of March, and the Elberton City Council will hold their regular meeting for the month later this evening. In a fairly bare boned agenda, only one item is up for a potential vote this evening, and that is a resolution to accept a donation of 0.34 acres of property on…

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Elberton Police Chief Warns of IRS Related Scam Sweeping through Community

February 28, 2014

Tax season is in full bloom, and about this time of the year, scam artists are out in full force looking to take advantage of unsuspecting people. It seems that a new phone based scam is beginning to sweep through Elberton as reported by local citizens. “In reference to a person identifying themselves as law…

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Alleged Armed Robbery Remains Under Investigation

February 28, 2014

An investigation into a reported robbery continues today by the Criminal Investigations Division at the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Earlier this week at a Washington Highway home, a female victim, whose name has not been released, reported she had been robbed at gun point. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says she told deputies upon their…

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Two Bowman Residents Out on Bond after Being Arrested on Drug Charges

February 28, 2014
Two Bowman Residents Out on Bond after Being Arrested on Drug Charges

A traffic stop in Bowman, GA has a pair of Bellew Drive residents facing drug related charges. On Tuesday, a stop was conducted on East Church Street in Bowman. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the deputy who initiated the stop noticed the driver, 26-year-old Amanda Beth Jones, appeared to be showing the signs…

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Warming Up this Weekend, Then More Cold Air

February 28, 2014

After a brief bout with the cold, it seems this weekend is going to see more moderate temperatures, though it comes at the cost of getting some rain showers. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the neutral pattern we are in really lets you see the full spectrum of weather in Georgia. “Almost anything…

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