Local News

Three charged in shooting death of 86-year-old

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrests of three individuals who have been charged in connection with the shooting death of an 86-year-old Elbert County man. William David Peterson, 19, of an Athens address and Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, of a Pearl Mill Road address in Elbert County …

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Three held in homicide death of elderly Elbert County man

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the Elbert County Coroner’s Office and the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office are continuing their investigation into the death by homicide of an 86-year-old Elbert County man whose body was recovered from a farm pond Monday. Sheriff’s officers said Otha Perrin had been reported missing Sunday from his …

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Local pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

Elberton Police are investigating an armed robbery that was reported Sunday afternoon at Elberton Pharmacy on Elbert Street.  Sgt. Scott Marunich said police are seeking a white female suspect who walked into the pharmacy at 1:40 p.m. and asked pharmacist Charles Thomas what brand of oxycodone the store carries. Thomas went to retrieve …

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Runners brave cold weather for Twilight Stroll

The 15th Annual Twilight Stroll by the Granite Bowl Fun Run, 5K and 10.1K Race Friday night, sponsored by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, was a great success despite frigid temperatures throughout the evening. The event attracted runners from Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. In the 10.1K race, John Coleman of …

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Sheriff’s Department Makes Weekend Drug Busts

On 1-4-2018 Deputies executed a Search Warrant located a 29 Reese Street after a month long narcotics investigation. The following Subjects where arrested and charged with the following. Paula Armstrong: Sale of Methamphetamine x2, Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Distribute, Possession Of …

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County Commissioners to meet Monday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda is a request for the county government to accept responsibility for handling the payroll for the executive director of the local Development Authority. This has previously been handled by the City of Elberton. The commissioners will …

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“Travelers” Scam could be back in Elbert County

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office was alerted on 1/3/2018 that the Irish Traveler’s could be back in Elbert County attempting to scam again. The Scams that they are known for are painting driveways, and/ or painting barns where they will use very little paint and a lot of thinner. Other …

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Police investigating burglary, thefts

Elberton Police are investigating a burglary reported to have taken place Wednesday at McDonough Street residence. A Fender guitar was reported stolen from a storage garage at the home. Police are also investigating a reported Tuesday morning theft of a pistol and ammunition with a total value of $150 from a vehicle parked at …

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