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Auto theft, shoplifting under police investigation

Elberton Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle reported stolen from a residential address on Springdale Road. According to the police report, a 2007 Infiniti G35 valued at $7,000 was taken from the residence between April 26 and June 9. Officers are seeking two suspects in the case, according …

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Fraud charges result from $2,375 in credit card transactions

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrest of a Bowman resident on fraud charges related to credit card purchases and cash-back transactions. Ashley Nicole Walker, age 30, faces 36 counts of financial transaction card fraud, in addition to probation violation charges, according to the sheriff’s report. Walker is …

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Matthews International Announces Acquisition of Star Granite & Bronze

Matthews International Corporation has acquired Star Granite & Bronze, based in Elberton, for $41.2 million, subject to a working capital adjustment and potential contingent consideration adjustment based on future performance, according to a press release issued by Matthews International on Thursday. Star, a family-owned business, is a well-respected manufacturer and distributor …

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Two cases of TB confirmed in Hart County

Georgia Public Health officials have confirmed two cases of active tuberculosis (TB) in Hart County. Dave Palmer, public information officer for Georgia Public Health District 2 in Gainesville, told WSGC News that both patients are being treated for the disease and are responding satisfactorily to the medication. Palmer said other …

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City of Bowman zoning goes into effect February 2nd

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Zoning will soon be the law of the land in the city limits of Bowman. A unanimous vote by the Bowman City Council in favor of final adoption of the city’s new zoning ordinance Tuesday sets the stage for the new land use law to take effect this Friday. …

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GUN FOUND AT MADISON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

Madison County High school officials received a tip that a student may be in possession of a firearm on school grounds on Wednesday. School resource officers, and high school personnel, confronted this student and conducted a search. A handgun was found in this student’s possession. The student was interviewed, and was …

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Jennings Bond Denied in Superior Court on Wednesday

In a Bond hearing held on Wednesday morning in Elbert Superior Court Judge Michael E. Hancock denied bond for 19 year old Savannah Jennings. Jennings is charged with murder, felony murder, malice murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault and concealing the death of another. The …

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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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