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Death Investigation by GBI Turns Into a Homicide Investigation, Names of Suspects Arrested Released

October 2, 2014

The names of the two suspects arrested after a Sunday man hunt have finally been released by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. 26-year-old Jonathan Reid Cann of Iva, SC and 23-year-old Chelsea Brook Clay of Edgefield, SC were arrested at approximately 8:30pm on Sunday after a multiple hour long manhunt. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews…

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Elbert County Keeps the Status Quo on the Drought Monitor

October 2, 2014

The state is now 50/50 when it comes to being classified as being considered in drought status. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the dryness is really prominent in South Georgia. “Especially across Southwest Georgia, which is where we have our D-2 located, which is severe drought classification”, said Murphey. “That is only about…

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Over Two Hundred Attend Georgia DOL Job Fair Last Week

October 2, 2014

This time last week the Georgia Department of Labor was in Elberton hosting a job fair. Sarah Byrum, Business Services Recruiter for the GDOL, says the event saw a great turnout from both employers and job seekers. “We had a nice 45 employers and resources in attendance from various industries, and I think our final…

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Elberton Rotary Club Does Ice Bucket Fundraiser for Local ALS Patients

October 2, 2014

After the recent trend of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Elberton Rotary Club decided to hop on towards the end of the craze and participate. Following Tuesday’s weekly Rotary Club meeting, club members took to the parking lot of the Elberton Civic Center to participate in the ice bucket challenge fundraiser. Rotary Member Nancy…

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Smoking Ban Now in Place for University System of Georgia

October 2, 2014

Bad news for smokers attending college, as a new smoking ban affecting colleges officially went into effect yesterday. The ban applies to all campuses that are in the University System of Georgia. Affected are not just smokers, but users of any type of tobacco product which applies to all 31 institutions in the University System.…

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GBI in Elberton for Fourth Straight Day Investigating Sunday’s Discovery of a Body in a Trunk

October 1, 2014

Updated 10/1/2014 10:50am   Still awaiting the official release of the names of the suspects involved with an incident that resulted in a body being located inside the trunk of a burned vehicle. There is still no new information on Sunday’s lengthy manhunt, which has turned into a death investigation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation…

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  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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