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Three Arrested After Chase Led ECSO Into Hart and Madison Counties

May 9, 2014

A Tuesday night vehicle chase lands three people in jail on drug related charges. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says a deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop in Bowman, GA. Officers on patrol attempted traffic stop on West Hendrix street, Bowman Georgia at which time the vehicle failed to stop, fleeing officer, chase led…

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Georgia DOT Crews Continue To Work On A Plan To Repair Sinkhole

May 9, 2014

Georgia DOT crews continue to work on a plan to repair the major sinkhole that opened up under SR51/Reed Creek Highway this week. The sinkhole, near Boat Road, is approximately 20 feet deep, 15 feet long and 8 feet wide and takes up the entire northbound lane. Under the pavement is a 10-foot high galvanized…

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Early Voting Scheduled For Tomorrow Saturday

May 9, 2014

We are approaching the final week of early voting in Elbert County, which follows after tomorrow’s special Saturday early voting day. At the close of early voting on Wednesday, a total of 117 people had cast in person early votes, which averages out to roughly 17 people per day. Early voting hours tomorrow will be…

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Big Time Drug Bust in Martin GA

May 9, 2014

A Martin man faces drug and other charges after authorities arrested him at his home last week. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says it started last week when authorities received information about a delivery about to take place to a Martin residence. On Tuesday April 29th, the NCIS team and the Stephens County sherrifs office …

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Congressmen Collins Votes and Speaks in Favor of House Resolution 574

May 9, 2014

The United States House of Representatives hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Wednesday evening Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) and the majority of his colleagues voted to hold Lois Lerner, former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations, in contempt of Congress for her refusal to cooperate with congressional investigations into IRS targeting practices. Speaking on the…

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Sinkhole Developed on State Route 51 in Hart County

May 8, 2014

Georgia DOT crews are still assessing the damage caused by a sinkhole that developed on State Route 51 in Hart County around 11:00am Tuesday morning. According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, the hole, which measures at least 20-ft deep, 15-ft long and 8-ft wide, was discovered this morning by a motorist. Cleveland said what…

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Succesful Annual FHF Annual Fun Field Day

May 8, 2014

Another successful Annual Fun Field Day for Friends Helping Friends is in the books. Friends Helping Friends held their Annual Fun Field Day this past Friday May 2nd. Chrystal Thomas Friends Helping Friends Sponsor, says how everything went. “We had the fire truck there, and we had a lot of water games for the kids…

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Franklin BOC Delays Decision on Jail Funding Until After FY15 Budget Approval

May 8, 2014

Franklin County Commissioners have put off a decision on how to fund a proposed jail expansion until after a detailed budget review. So far, three funding plans have been put on the table. The plan put forth by County Manager John Phillips at last week’s work session, would involve using the $800,000 accrued from the…

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Early Voting Still Going on in Elbert County

May 8, 2014

Eight days remain in Elbert County to vote early for the May primary elections. In the primaries, there are no contested local races after the disqualification of Mr. Wayne Ward for the Elbert County Board of Education District Three seat republican race. However, one local issue on the ballot is the proposed three quarter mill…

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Ward Reacts to Ruling

May 7, 2014

Former candidate for the Republican nod for the Elbert County Board of Education District Three seat reacts to the ruling handed down in court last week. In the ruling, Clarke County Probate Judge Susan Tate ruled that the challenges to Mr. Donald Wayne Ward’s candidacy on the grounds of nepotism were valid, which resulted in…

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