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Burglary Reported at Elbert County Granite Shed

January 4, 2013

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred at a local business. The owner of the business, located off of West Tate Street, reported that miscellaneous parts from an automatic machine along with miscellaneous granite shed equipment had been taken from the business. Damage to the machinery, according to the owner, would…

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Elbert County Man in Custody After Triple Shooting

January 3, 2013

An Elbert County man who was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred at a home located on Middleton Church Road is hospitalized, after his manhunt ended in his suicide attempt. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office first received a call of a shooting incident involving three white female victims, whose names have yet to…

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Anderson, SC Man Wanted for Ramming Hart Co. Sheriff Arrested

January 3, 2013
Anderson, SC Man Wanted for Ramming Hart Co. Sheriff Arrested

Authorities in Anderson County have captured a suspect involved in a high speed chase in Hart County on Christmas Day. 29-year old Michael David Brandon Chastain was arrested over the weekend by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies. According to Anderson County Sheriff’s Information Officer Chad McBride, Chastain was picked up at a convenience store on Shockley…

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Colbert Man Arrested After Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

January 3, 2013
Colbert Man Arrested After Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

A Colbert, Georgia man is behind bars after trying to elude deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. The man, identified as 29 year old Patrick Tyrone Thomas, was arrested after he fled from an Elbert County Sheriff’s Deputy who tried to initiate a traffic stop. The chase began on Mineral Springs Road, a foot…

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2012, A Solid Year for Main Street Elberton

January 3, 2013

The year 2012 was a good one for Main Street Elberton, and a key contributing factor was the extremely successful Summer Concert Series says Elberton Main Street Director Sissie Herring. “The summer concert series, which we had a great run with; we had a great car show again this year, and probably one of the…

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No Reported DUIs in Elbert County During New Year Holiday

January 3, 2013

Don’t drink and drive; a message that Elbert County seemed to take to heart during the New Year Holiday time period. According to reports from both the Elberton Police Department and the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, there were no reported incidents of Driving under the Influence occurring in Elbert County, the city of Bowman or…

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Georgia Representatives Split Along Party Lines

January 3, 2013

The Georgia congressional delegation split along party lines Tuesday night when the House of Representatives voted on the fiscal cliff bill. All of the Republicans voted against it, while all of the Democrats who were present voted for it. Representative John Lewis, an Atlanta Democrat, whose wife died earlier this week, did not vote. The…

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Two Homes Catch Fire in Elbert County

January 2, 2013

In the wake of the holiday season, which normally brings cheerfulness and joy, saw two homes in Elbert County catch fire on Sunday, December 30th. The first incident occurred in the area of Harmony Road, where a double wide mobile home caught fire. Elbert County Fire Chief Rick Mewborne said that the fire originated in…

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Retail Gas Prices Increase Slightly as 2012 Ends

January 2, 2013

Retail gas prices climbed as 2012 came to an end. A resolution to avoid the fiscal cliff has been implemented, and now motorists are likely to see pump prices increase for an extended period of time as the positive news is sure to create economic optimism in the market. The national average price of regular…

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Lavonia Train Depot Restoration Complete

January 2, 2013
Lavonia Train Depot Restoration Complete

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The restoration of the historic Lavonia train depot is now complete and hundreds gathered Saturday to a get a look at the future and the past. A special open house sponsored by the Lavonia Women’s Club and the Downtown Development Authority was held Saturday afternoon so the public…

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