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Early voting for runoff nears halfway point

Nearly 300 Elbert County voters had cast ballots in the early voting period for the Georgia primary runoff elections through Monday, according to Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward. Including those who had voted in person and returned paper absentee ballots, there were a total of 200 voters in the Republican runoff …

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Congressman Doug Collins is expressing support for President Trump’s pick to replace retiring US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “In nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, President Trump has delivered a candidate whose thoughtful faithfulness to the Constitution will be an asset to our nation’s highest court. The …

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Police make two drug arrests

Elberton Police arrested two individuals on drug possession charges over the weekend. Billy Crossley Jr., age 35, of Lavonia was arrested early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Budget Inn on Elbert Street and was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule 4 narcotic, possession of …

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