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Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Elberton Man Facing Drug Charges

January 15, 2014
Early Sunday Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Elberton Man Facing Drug Charges

Another traffic stop lands an Elberton man behind bars on drug possession charges. Around 1:00am Sunday morning, a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of Granite Avenue at Sonny Side Drive. Further investigation during the stop led to the arrest of 32-year-old Phillip Brett Howe of a Tusten Street home…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office set to Receive Two New Patrol Cruisers

January 15, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners also approved a purchase of at least one, potentially two new patrol cars for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, six of the department’s current cruisers have well over two hundred thousand miles on the odometer. The vehicles of choice are a pair…

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Elbert County Receives Visit from Commissioner of GA Dept. of Economic Development

January 15, 2014

Elbert County’s Economic Development Authority is feeling good after a visit last week from Chris Carr. Carr is the Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and was recently in Elbert County as part of a fly over tour of various areas across the state of Georgia. Carr, who took office in November, held…

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Camera System Upgrades Approved for Elbert County Detention Center

January 15, 2014

A much needed renovation is on the way for the Elbert County Detention Center’s surveillance system. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the current system is almost doing more harm than good at this point. “Part of the cameras do not work, and they are such poor quality that it is hard to identify people”,…

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Gas Prices Hold Fairly Steady from this Past Week

January 15, 2014

Pump prices will likely remain stable for the remainder of the month as multiple factors place equal pressure on oil prices. Poor job data and lackluster fuel demand place downward pressure on crude prices, while a weak dollar and increased oil imports in China keep prices elevated. December’s payrolls rose at the slowest pace since…

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Elbert County Man Dead after Weekend Four-Wheeler Accident

January 14, 2014

Saturday’s terrible weather may have had a role to play in a fatal accident that occurred Saturday night. According to Elbert County Coroner and EMS Director Chuck Almond, the Elbert County 9-1-1 Center received a call about an overturned ATV 4-wheeler on Brown’s Bridge Road in the Bowman, GA area. Upon arriving on scene, Almond…

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Heavy Weekend Rains Cause Headaches for County’s Road Department

January 14, 2014
Heavy Weekend Rains Cause Headaches for County’s Road Department

A slew of flood watches, flood warning, severe thunderstorm warnings, and a few tornado watches hit the air waves and was sent out to smart phones this past Saturday. Torrential rains impacted Elbert County early Saturday morning and afternoon. One area hit particularly hard were several of the county’s roads. According to Elbert County Administrator…

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Elbert Co. Commission Adopts Resolution Supporting Hartwell Railroad Company

January 14, 2014

Slowly but surely progress is being made by the Hartwell Railroad Company in their quest to construct an interchange between themselves and CSX Transportation Inc. The Hartwell Railroad begins at an interchange with a Norfolk Southern line in Toccoa, GA and currently ends in Elbert County. The group is hoping to construct an additional 1,400…

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Elbert County MLK Committee Prepares for Weekend Long Celebration

January 14, 2014

It’s been twenty-one years since the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee in Elbert County formed the Martin Luther King weekend celebration. Martin Luther King Committee Chairperson Mary Clark says it’s taken some time, but the event has received more and more support through the years. “It wasn’t what it should have been initially, but things…

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214th Field Artillery Welcomed Home this past Saturday

January 13, 2014
214th Field Artillery Welcomed Home this past Saturday

Gloomy skies, wind gusts, and torrential downpours could not damper the spirits of family members of the 1st/214th Field Artillery Division this past Saturday. Why not you may wonder? Well soldiers with the 214th returned home to their families Saturday morning after being deployed for 319 days, with a majority of that time spent in…

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