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Tuesday Search Warrant Lands Two in Jail on Distribution Charges

June 11, 2015

A Tuesday search warrants lands a pair of Elbert County residents behind bars facing a list of drug charges. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Lt. Terry Reese says a week long drug investigation culminated in a search warrant being carried out at a Jones Ferry Road home. During the warrant, Reese says they came across…

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McWilliams Set to Hold Disc Golf Tourney this Weekend

June 11, 2015

A special one day disc golf tournament is coming up this weekend in Elbert County. Scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 14th, the tournament will be held at McWilliams Park. Helping organize the tournament is Jim Corder, and he says the tournament is to help give some exposure to the course. “Just too kind…

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Woman Facing Drug Charges after Weekend Seatbelt Violation

June 11, 2015

A routine seat belt violation results in felony drug charges for a Bowman woman. On Saturday, a deputy on patrol in the Floyd Road and Pulliam Mill Road area noticed a gray Ford Contour at the intersection of the roadways and noticed that the front passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. According to a press…

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GDOT Warning of Big Transport Coming Through Athens Area this Evening

June 11, 2015

A massive turbine rotor is set to be moved later tonight, and is expected to come through the Athens area. The 285 ton, which equates to 571,000 pounds, turbine will begin its trek to Rome, GA at 8:00pm this evening, and is expected to arrive at its destination around 2:00am. The turbine will travel on…

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Weekend License Check Lands Man in Jail on List of Drug Charges

June 10, 2015

A license check over the weekend lands an Elberton man in jail facing some serious drug charges. Just after 10:00pm Friday night, a license and safety check point was set up on Pulliam Mill Road when a white Montero Sport vehicle pulled up to the checkpoint. According to a press release from the Elbert County…

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Georgia Ag Commissioner Concerned About Gas Pump Scams

June 10, 2015

Scams, apparently not just relegated to the internet and phone calls. That after the Georgia Agriculture Commissioner has his staff checking for gas pump scams. Ag Commissioners Gary Black is beefing up efforts to track down illegal card skimmers on gas pumps that can steal consumer information. He says they are concerned about importers putting…

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New Batch of Lethal Injection Drugs Doesn’t Clump

June 10, 2015

A specially-crafted batch of lethal injection drugs did not create clumps like those discovered in the compounded pentobarbital that caused the state of call off the scheduled execution of Kelly Gissendaner back in March. That is according to state prison officials who conducted a test of the recent concoction. Gissendaner is from Barrow County, and…

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Gas Prices Expected to Decline this Month According to AAA

June 10, 2015

Gas prices are still varying in price increases, but relief is in site says AAA in their weekly fuel gauge report. Gas prices are still creeping up in some parts of the southeastern United States, but motorists are forecast to pay the lowest summer gas prices since 2009. In comparison to this same date last…

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One Arrest Made in Connection to Local Burglary

June 9, 2015

One arrest has been made and another is expected in regards to a burglary reported last week in Elbert County. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Darren Scarborough says deputies received a call Thursday afternoon in reference to a reported burglary of a cabin on Greg Shoals Road. Upon their arrival on scene, Scarborough said deputies…

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GBI Investigating Shooting that Occurred at a GSP Post in Gainesville

June 9, 2015

A man is in the hospital after starting a firefight with two troopers at a Gainesville State Patrol Post. The shooting occurred at GSP Post 6 in North Hall off of Cleveland Highway. A GSP Spokesperson said the shooter arrived at the post at roughly 8:00am Monday morning, and after arriving, aimed a large caliber…

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