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Suspect Identifed by Elberton Police in Fusion Burglaries

March 1, 2013
Suspect Identifed by Elberton Police in Fusion Burglaries

A suspect has finally been identified for the string of burglaries that took place at the Fusion Restaurant on Elberton’s downtown square. Yesterday, the Elberton Police department issues several warrants for the arrest of 23-year-old Shaquita Nicole Holland. The burglaries occurred in early and mid December of 2012. Investigators with the Elberton Police Department were…

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Tree Trimmer Scam Artist Identified by Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office

February 28, 2013
Tree Trimmer Scam Artist Identified by Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office

The tree trimmer scam artist that victimized two Elbert County residents may have finally been identified. The scammer has also apparently been hard at work in neighboring counties including Hart and Royston, as well as Anderson County in South Carolina. 49-year-old Jimmy Gerard Sherlock is believed to have been involved with up to three cases…

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“Birthday Tax” System Changes Over on Friday

February 28, 2013

Changes will be implemented tomorrow in regards to Georgia’s Ad Valorem Tax on Vehicles, also known as the birthday tax. The new system will apply to both new and used car purchases that are made after March 1st, 2013. Georgia Department of Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie gives an overview of the new tax system. “Both…

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Federal Benefits Changes Go Into Effect Tomorrow

February 28, 2013

A lot of changes take place tomorrow, including some for those who receive benefits from the federal government. Walt Henderson is with the Department of the Treasury and explains the upcoming changes. “Anyone that currently receives a paper check for payments such as Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits, they have until March 1st to make…

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Calhoun Falls Town Council

February 28, 2013

The town of Calhoun Falls has approved rate increases on water and sanitation services. According to Calhoun Falls Mayor Lee Garrett, the proposed ordinance will keep Calhoun Falls in line to receive any possible grants applied for in emergency situations, such as a water line busting or a water main needing to be replaced. Mayor…

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Hall County Fire Chief Relieved of Duty

February 28, 2013
Hall County Fire Chief Relieved of Duty

Hall County Government has terminated the employment of a former Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief after charges were filed against him regarding a domestic incident. Hall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to David McGehee’s residence on Dunagan Road on Feb. 7 in response to a 911 call made by McGehee’s stepson. The stepson reported an altercation…

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Elbert Memorial/AnMedHealth Affiliation Finalized

February 27, 2013
Elbert Memorial/AnMedHealth Affiliation Finalized

Finally, after several months of drawing up agreements and awaiting review from the Georgia Attorney General, the affiliation agreement between Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) and the South Carolina based AnMed Health is official. It will be a five year affiliation/management agreement, which gives AnMed Health management responsibility for the hospitals operations, while at the same…

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Three Days, Third Different Scam Reported in Elbert County

February 27, 2013

Unfortunately over the last couple of days there have been reports of scams in Elbert County. Well, the trend continues today as well, as the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has received information on another scam that has been reported. Criminal Investigator Lt. Carey Fewox said the scam involves someone claiming to be from Medicare. “Someone…

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Progress Being Made at Bowman City Park

February 27, 2013

Work continues out at the Bowman City Park, and Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons gave an update on some of the work that has been done during Monday’s city council meeting. Gibbons said that the Teens as Planners, a group based out of the Elbert County 4-H Office, should be putting some more work in…

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Gas Prices Highest Ever for Month of February

February 27, 2013

Although the Energy Information Administration forecasts 2013 gas prices would not surpass those of 2012, motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February, that’s according AAA South. February’s current national monthly average is $3.63, 8 cents more than last year’s monthly average of $3.55. Gas…

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  • September 23, 2014 6:00 pmElberton Idol / Jr Idol Auditions
  • September 25, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
  • September 27, 2014 4:00 pmSinging and Revival
  • September 28, 2014 1:00 pm10th Annual Norton Reunion
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