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Arrest made in Pinnacle Bank Robbery

  In a press release issued by Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh Early on Friday afternoon the Elberton Police Department secured warrants for 35 year old Shannon Michelle Rush of Elberton for the crimes of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm …

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Driver injured when loaded log truck overturns

The Hartwell Highway was closed for several hours in both directions between the Centerville community and the Georgia Guidestones after a three-vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon at around 2:15 p.m., involving a fully loaded log truck that overturned. Also involved were an SUV hauling a pontoon and a dump truck. The …

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$11.7 million county budget proposed

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elbert County’s proposed annual budget for fiscal year 2019 was presented Thursday during a called meeting of the Board of Commissioners. Totaling $11,667,100, the proposal reflects a 3.9 percent increase over the current year’s budget of $11,224,134. County Administrator Bob Thomas said a number of factors …

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EMH reports $2.1 million in rural tax credit funds

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority, CEO Kerry Trapnell reported the hospital has now received more than $2.1 million so far this year from the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit program. Trapnell said there is still uncertainty as to whether Elbert Memorial will receive all or a …

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Development Authority OKs reduced budget plan

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Members of the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman voted Wednesday to approve a $140,240 annual budget for fiscal year 2019. Board Chairman Jason Smith said the new budget reflects a nearly $21,000 reduction in expenses from the current year’s budget. The largest item in …

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Armed Robbery Tuesday at Pinnacle Bank

The Elberton Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a subject who committed an Armed Robbery on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 4:38pm at the Pinnacle Bank Towne Branch in Elberton. A white female wearing sunglasses, a pink sweater, and blue jeans walked in to the Pinnacle Bank on College …

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