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Sheriff’s Office makes arrests in burglary, auto theft

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrests of two teenagers on felony theft charges in connection with the Friday night burglary of a Harmony Road residence. Jonathan Linares, age 18, of a North Oliver Street, Elberton, address and Donell Wilkins, age 17, of a Grady Cleveland Road, Elberton, …

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Huff found guilty on Seven Felonies

An Elbert County jury has found Jonathan Otaris Huff guilty on 3 counts of Aggravated Assault, 3 counts of having a firearm in the commission of a felony, and 1 count of the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Huff was represented by Attorney Conner Magill of the …

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Hearing held Friday in Jennings Sentencing

A hearing was held in the sentencing phase of Savanna Jennings murder conviction in Elbert Superior Court on Friday afternoon. The State called witnesses to testify as to the impact that the death of Otha Perrin had on the family and the community. No witnesses were called by the defense …

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Elbert County Man dies in an accident Monday evening

An Elbert County man has died from injuries sustained in an accident at the intersection of the Athens highway and the Mineral Springs Road. According to Emergency Services director Chuck Almond, the call came in at 10:54 pm on Monday evening in which a vehicle failed to stop at the …

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Sheriff Hosts Governors Office of Hwy Safety

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews hosted the Governor’s Office of Hwy Safety along with other law enforcement agencies this past Friday evening for a meal and training at the VFW Post 5456 in Elberton. After the meal and training portion of the evening teams from Barrow County, the Winder Police …

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Wreck Investigated Driver not found at scene

The Elbert County Sheriff’s office is investigating an overturned vehicle in the vicinity of the Athens Hwy and Sweet City on Sunday morning. When deputies arrived on the scene no one was at the accident site. Deputies report indications are that the accident happened in the overnight hours of Saturday …

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Car crashes, lands on parked car at Wal-Mart

A two-car accident occurred at Wal-Mart in Elberton on Sunday afternoon. According to reports from Elbert County emergency services one person was injured in the accident when one of the vehicles crossed the median between Wal-Mart and Elbert Street landing on top of a parked vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking …

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Lake House Tavern in Hartwell destroyed by fire Saturday

A fire has claimed another Hart County restaurant. The Lake House Tavern burned on Saturday morning according to Hart County fire officials. The Hart County Fire Department responded to the fire around 10 a.m on Saturday to the restaurant, located on Rock Springs Road. The restaurant had only been open …

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A Sunday Read

By Scott Smith “The Prince of Tides” by Pat Conroy If you feel the need to be taken back to the low country of South Carolina mixed with the bustling noise of New York City, a must-read is Pat Conroy’s “The Prince of Tides.” On a lazy Sunday afternoon, this …

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Sheriff Andrews urges caution this holiday weekend

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews is reminding motorists to practice safe driving habits as they travel throughout the state this Labor Day weekend. Andrews reports his officers will be on patrol in full force for the Labor Day holiday travel period this weekend, “They will focus their attention on speeders, …

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