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Georgia DOT Work Wraps up Today for the Week in Elbert and Surrounding Counties

February 15, 2013

Georgia DOT crews wrap up some routine maintenance in Elbert and surrounding counties today. In Elbert County, crews will finish up filling in cracks in the asphalt on State Route 72. In Hart County, ditch restoration work should conclude for the week along State Route 51. Finally, in Madison County, hand sweeping of the intersections…

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Elbert County Man Arrested on Theft by Deception Charges

February 14, 2013

An Elbert County man has been arrested on burglary and theft by deception charges. The thefts all occurred at a home off of Calhoun Fall Highway from the end of January towards the early days of February. Arrested was Shannon Higginbotham, who had been pawning several stolen items according to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews.…

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City of Elberton to Begin Improvements at Hickory Drive Park

February 14, 2013

The City of Elberton is planning to revitalize a once heavily used recreation area off of Hickory Drive. Work began out at the park back in the middle part of January. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said that some parts of the park have begun to fall into disrepair. “A lot of the infrastructure around…

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Salute the Troops Parade Takes Place Tomorrow in Elberton

February 14, 2013

Soldiers from the 1/214th Artillery Division located in Elbert County will be honored with a parade tomorrow. The parade starts at 1:00pm in the Granite Bowl. The route will be the annual ECCHS Homecoming parade route, which heads up Church Street, turns onto Tusten Street, and then finishes on Heard Street to the Elberton Square.…

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Info on Goodwin Case to Remain Under Lock and Key

February 14, 2013

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office is keeping the information on former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin behind closed doors. The reason, according to spokesman Mark Powell, is that state law prohibits the release of evidence which was presented to the state grand jury. Goodwin was sentenced to five years of probation, one hundred hours…

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Collins Set to Visit Toccoa Next Week

February 14, 2013

Representative Doug Collins (R-GA 9th), will be back in the northeast Georgia area during the later part of next week. He will be back in the area as part of his second district work week since being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Collins has two stops planned in Toccoa, GA. First thing on…

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Three Elbert County Residents Arrested after Search Turns up Crystal Meth

February 13, 2013
Three Elbert County Residents Arrested after Search Turns up Crystal Meth

Elbert County Investigators were called to a Washington Highway residence by State Parole Officers, who were carrying out a warrant on an Elbert County man. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, a search on February 7th led to three arrests. “A quantity of crystal meth, scales, and prescription pills were located”, said Sheriff Andrews.…

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Two Tourism Expenditures Approved by EC Commissioners.

February 13, 2013

In what was a busy night for the Elbert County Commission, the board also approved two monetary requests to Main Street Elberton, and to the Jim Ree Museum. Jimmy White, President of the Jim Ree Museum, went before the board to request $2,500 to help finance the museum’s upcoming spring festival celebration. While before the…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Set to Purchase Three Used Cruisers

February 13, 2013

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has been approved to purchase three used police cruisers. The vehicles are being provided by the Georgia State Patrol. The sheriff’s office is purchasing a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria, 2007 Dodge Charger, and a 2008 Dodge Charger. Colors of the cruisers are silver and black, so the sheriff’s office does…

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Lavonia Police Department Receives $10K Grant

February 13, 2013

The Lavonia Police Department is receiving a $10,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Police Chief Bruce Carlisle was informed of the award last this week. “We received that grant because of all of our participation in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety initiatives,” Carlisle said. This is the third time the Lavonia…

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