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Royston Woman Facing Manufacturing Methamphetamine Charges

October 16, 2013

An arrest over the Columbus Day weekend lands a Royston woman behind bars on drug charges. The first incident, which resulted in the arrest of 43-year-old Sharon Roberts of Royston, came after a search conducted during a traffic stop located a quantity of Meth Oil in the vehicle. Roberts was transported to the Elbert County…

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Seventh Confirmed Case of Rabies in Elbert County

October 16, 2013

Another confirmed case of Rabies in Elbert County, making this the seventh confirmed case in 2013. The most recent incident occurred in the Hartwell Highway area in Elberton, where a skunk that fought with a dog tested positive for the Rabies virus. According to a press release from the Elbert County Health Department, the incident…

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Traffic Stop Leads to the Arrest of Two Elberton Residents on Drug Charges

October 16, 2013

Another traffic stop, this time during the evening hours on Saturday, results in the arrests of two Elberton residents. After initiating a traffic stop on 32-year-old Racheal Evans’ vehicle, a search by deputies found a large quantity of Marijuana inside of the vehicle. Also in the vehicle was 25-year-old Derrell Bowman. Both were arrested after…

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Georgia State Parks Barely Impacted by Government Shutdown

October 16, 2013

The government shutdown continues, and while many national parks are closed, the shutdown is hardly impacting state parks here in Georgia. Kim Hatcher with Georgia State Parks says since the parks are operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, that they remain open for business. “All of our sites are still open; we are…

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Single Vehicle Accident on State Route 368 Claims the Life of an Elberton Man

October 15, 2013

A traffic accident that occurred in the early morning hours on Monday, results in the death of an Elbert County man. According to Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond, a truck driver traveling on State Route 368 noticed an overturned vehicle on the side of the road and reported the accident. Responding to the scene were…

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Bowman City Council Approves Mural Design

October 15, 2013
Bowman City Council Approves Mural Design

A little more flair is coming to the Bowman City Park, that news after a called meeting last night by the Bowman City Council. The purpose of the called meeting was to approve a mural painting on the wall of the restroom building facing the playground. According to Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons, the Teens…

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Fundraiser Being Held for Elbert County Fire Fighter this Weekend

October 15, 2013

A fundraiser is coming up for Elbert County Fire Fighter Justin Hobbs. The purpose of the fundraiser is to help the Hobbs family with the medical costs incurred from their daughter’s time spent in the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, GA. A trailer will be raffled off and a hot dog bag lunch will be held…

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Elberton VFW Post 5456 Holds Meeting Tonight for Surrounding Area Vets

October 15, 2013

An important meeting is coming up this evening for Elbert County war veterans. A presentation from Douglas Hastings, the Director of the Vets to Washington Project, will provide information for veterans wanting go on a trip to see the war memorials in Washington, DC. Elbert County veteran Pat Roberts recently went on one of the…

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EC Commission Holds Regular Meeting this Evening

October 15, 2013

Not meeting last night due to the county observing Columbus Day, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners gather this evening for their October regular meeting. On the agenda for the meeting is Mart Clamp, who will provide additional information to the commission on his request to lease the Georgia Guidestones from the county. Also expected…

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Early Voting Starts Today

October 14, 2013

In person early voting starts today in Elbert County for the municipal elections taking place in the cities of Bowman and Elberton Early voting will be held at each of the respective city halls beginning this morning at 8:30am and lasting until 4:30pm each day until Friday November 1st. In Bowman, city hall is closed…

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