Local News

Elberton Man Killed in Quarry Accident

An Elberton man was killed Thursday while working in a granite quarry in Oglethorpe County  The Oglethorpe County Coroners office said Matthew Kantala of Elbert County died after a fall and a 16,000 pound piece of granite then fell on him. The accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. at the Blue …

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Former Sheriff Passes Away

In a report on Oglethorpe County Sheriff David Gabriel’s Facebook Page it is reported that former Sheriff Mike Smith has died. Mike Smith, who lost his reelection bid last November, has died. The man who served three terms as Sheriff in Oglethorpe County is said to have been in failing …

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Commissioners Call Thursday Meeting

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting this afternoon at 4 pm at the County Government Complex. Items on their agenda include and executive Session for possible land acquisition and then an open discussion and approval of the possible land acquisition. The Board of Commissioners will then hear …

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Mayor Guest Requests Notification from Development Authority

During last week’s meeting of the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman, city of Elberton Mayor Larry Guest notified the Authority that if the County Commission Chairman or Board of Commissioners or the City of Bowman is notified of any economic development project, the City of Elberton should …

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Bowman Mayor Files Harassment Complaint

Bowman Mayor Betty Jo Maxwell has filed an official Harassment Complaint with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office against Bowman Councilman Clay Rooker. Around 5:02 PM on Tuesday afternoon a deputy was dispatched to Bowman City Hall to investigate the complaint in reference to a threat made against Mayor Maxwell by Councilman Clay Rooker. …

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Comer Police Make More Drug Busts

Along with the assistance of the Danielsville Police Department,  Comer Police have arrested Norman Glenn Goodrich, 47, and Mitchell David Brooks, 39, both of Comer, were arrested after Comer police officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Brooks at his Hill Street home. Brooks, who was at his job at …

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EC Team wins District

The EC 11-12 Baseball team defeated Oglethorpe County 12-2 Friday Night to win the Georgia District 6 Championship in Augusta. Elbert County will now advance to the Georgia State Baseball Tournament that will begin on July 22 in Peachtree City, Georgia

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Deputy Arrested

From Oglethorpe County Sheriff David Gabriel  A drug investigation has been ongoing for the last few weeks by the Comer Police Department. During that investigation there was a possible involvement of an Oglethorpe County Deputy. The investigation concluded and there was evidence of the deputy buying drugs while on duty …

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Police Seek Thursday Robbery Suspect

Deputies in Hart County are looking for a man they say robbed the Dad’s Restaurant and Gas Station just off of I-85 Thursday afternoon. The Hart County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old William James Wood (AKA BJ Wood) should be considered armed and dangerous and that he has connections to Commerce and Greenville, …

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Cattle Company Files Suit against Madison County

Smith Land and Cattle Company has filed suit against the Madison County government for not allowing a planned fertilizer facility on Hwy. 172. Jeff Smith and his brother, Stephen, want to operate a manure/litter drying facility on Hwy. 172. They were recently informed in a letter by county commission chairman …

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