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Funeral Services Held on Sunday for Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Cruz Thomas

May 27, 2014

Franklin County Dispatchers relay the message that Franklin/Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven LaCruz Thomas has been laid to rest. “Dispatch to all units, 612 is 10-42, 612 has gone home…”, was the message from Franklin County Dispatch on Sunday. Hundreds of law enforcement officers from as far as away as South Georgia gathered in Franklin…

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Georgia DOT Announces Contractor for Repair Work on State Route 51 Sinkhole

May 27, 2014
Georgia DOT Announces Contractor for Repair Work on State Route 51 Sinkhole

Good news from the Georgia Department of Transportation as they announce that E.R. Snell Contractor of Snellville has begun work to repair the State Route 51 sinkhole at Lake Hartwell. This is a massive sinkhole requiring a massive repair. If the weather cooperates, we hope to have SR 51 back open to traffic by August…

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Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Still Reminding Citizens to be Alert to Tax Scam

May 27, 2014

With the tax filing deadline long in the rearview mirror, and a lot of tax return checks received, that is not deterring con artists who are peddling a familiar scam. According to Investigator Captain Darren Scarborough, two Elbert County residents, and possibly more, have received calls from people claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service.…

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Construction Related Lane Closures Back in Place this Morning

May 27, 2014

The Memorial Day Weekend is officially over and its back to work for contractors working with the Georgia Department of Transportation. Over the weekend, Georgia DOT suspended all construction related lane closures to make holiday travel for Georgians a little less stressful. Well, now those lane closures are back into effect as of 5:00am this…

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Investigation into 2010 Cold Case Murder Still Quite Active

May 26, 2014

The investigation into a 2010 cold case homicide by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is still very active. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has requested that criminal profilers with the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship (ICIAF) provide behavioral assistance in solving the murder of Todd Tumlin. Tumlin was found deceased on August 30th, 2010. The…

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Lane Closure Suspensions Still in Place by Georgia DOT

May 26, 2014

As the Memorial Day weekend begins to wind down, the Georgia Department of Transportation is keeping lane closures lifted for a little longer. On Friday at noon, all construction related lane closures were suspended and will remain so until 5:00am tomorrow. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says to be mindful of your surroundings while traveling,…

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Elbert County EMS Celebrates for National EMS Appreciation Week

May 26, 2014

Only a few days removed from this year’s National EMS Week, which last from May 18th thru May 24th. This year’s theme was “EMS: Dedicated for Life.” With that in mind, Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond says his department did employee spotlights and quotes from each employee about what the job meant to them…

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Georgia DNR Still Out in Force Today

May 26, 2014

Thousands of visitors and lake dwellers have been out on the waters of Lake Russell so far this weekend to celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season and that means an increased risk for boating accidents. Georgia DNR law enforcement officers will be out on the Georgia side this weekend making sure everyone has…

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Athens Regional CEO Resigns

May 26, 2014

A shake up at Athens Regional Medical Center. CEO James Thaw turned in his resignation Thursday, a resignation that comes in the wake of numerous doctors’ complaints about a new computer system. Over 12 doctors submitted a letter to Thaw last week, stating the electronic health records system, installed earlier this month at the hospital…

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Accidental Shooting Results in Death of a 15-Year-Old

May 23, 2014

A 15-year-old juvenile is dead after what seems to be an accidental shooting. As of this morning, there are still several unknowns about the incident, as the Madison County Sheriff’s Office continues to work the case. According to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jimmy Patton, the incident occurred on the Madison County side of the…

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