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Arrest Made Nearly Four Months After Warrants Taken Out

August 26, 2013
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Arrest Made Nearly Four Months After Warrants Taken Out

After nearly four months, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the case of a stolen 2000 year model Kawasaki motorcycle. In April of this year, warrants were taken out for the arrest of 42-year-old Jerry Kent Willis of a Floyd Road address, but according to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, Willis…

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American Red Cross Holding Third and Final Blood Drive in EC Tomorrow

August 26, 2013
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The third and final blood drive planned for the month of August in Elbert County takes place tomorrow. The American Red Cross is back in town looking to bolster their blood supply numbers after a summer shortage. “This summer we did run into a shortage, and we are still climbing our way out of that,…

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Bowman City Council to Meet this Evening

August 26, 2013
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Today being the fourth Monday of the month, that means the Bowman City Council will be meeting later this evening. This will be the first time the council has met since its July regular meeting when the issue of the three vetoes made by Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson was questioned by the council. Location for…

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Two Elbert Residents Arrested After Execution of a Probation Warrant

August 23, 2013
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An Elbert County couple remains behind bars this morning after being arrested earlier this week on drug related charges. According to Investigator Darren Scarborough with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, a probation warrant was being served for 28-year-old Joseph Eric Carey at a West Hendricks Street Address. Scarborough says that Carey was found hiding at…

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Elbert County Administrator Comments on Highway 17 Inclusion into Freight Corridor

August 23, 2013
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The pipe dream of having State Route 17 become a four lane highway from I-85 to I-20 is one step closer to reality. Recently, the Georgia State Board of Transportation voted to adopt Georgia’s official Freight Corridor Network. Five of the included roads are in the northeast Georgia area, with State Route 17 being included…

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Last Day for Auditions for Final Show of Elbert Theatre Coming Up Tomorrow

August 23, 2013
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Encore Productions at the Elbert Theatre is set to hold its final day of auditions for the final show of the 2013 Theatre Season, A Christmas Pudding beginning tomorrow morning. Those wishing to audition for this holiday themed play with music, should come prepared to read from the script and/or sing for Director Ray Stowers.…

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Gainesville Man Facing Charges in Stephens and Franklin County After High Speed Chase

August 23, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A disgruntled former employee at a Toccoa car dealership finds himself in jail facing multiple charges after a high-speed chase late Tuesday night that ended in Lavonia. It happened about 11p Tuesday night and according to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, and began with an alleged auto theft…

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Collins Set to Tour Athens Tech and Hold Job Roundtable

August 23, 2013
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Representative Doug Collins is set to host three different 9th District job creation and workforce development events. Collins announced that he will spend part of his August District Work Period touring Ninth District technical colleges. During these tours Collins will host roundtable discussion on job creation and workforce development with school leadership, students, and industries…

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One More Public Hearing Left for County Commission

August 22, 2013
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Two down, and one to go for public hearings relating to the county’s advertisement of a millage rate increase. During the first hearing, County Commission Chair Tommy Lyon continued to focus on the importance of keeping the younger people working in Elbert County. “We don’t like to have to do it this way, but we…

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Blue Devil Coach Sid Fritts on School System’s New Concussion Policy

August 22, 2013
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With a new concussion policy in place, after being adopted by the Elbert County Board of Education earlier this week, the Elbert County Blue Devil football program is ready to handle the new policy. Elbert County Blue Devil Head Coach and Athletic Director Sid Fritts said it’s something they are not taking lightly. “We take…

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  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
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