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Sheriff’s Office Receives Grant

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office received law enforcement equipment from a federal grant. Sheriff Melvin Andrews stated the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office qualified for the grant after taken part in a multi- judicial “Sex Offender Round Up”. The task force was made up of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, State …

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Family loses home to fire Thursday

The Elbert County Fire Department battled a house fire on Bobby Brown Park Road Thursday. There were no injuries reported. Four Elbert County Stations, Longstreet, Petersburg, Fortsonia and Pearl Mill responded to the call.  The structure was the Home of is Kayla Barnett. The family lost almost everything due to …

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Search warrant nets drugs and weapons

CID Narcotics unit, Patrol Division, Probation and Alto K-9 units completed a joint search warrant on a residence on Wednesday which resulted in taking multiple weapons and drugs off the street, and seizure of drug funds. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to get these drug pushers behind …

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Counterfeit pills leads the GBI to issue alert

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a public safety alert regarding counterfeit pills. After a recent study by the GBI Crime Laboratory determined that imitation prescription pills contain deadly opioids, officials on Tuesday issued a public warning. Since January 2015, the crime lab has received 454 exhibits of counterfeit …

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Diamond Devils Headed to Savannah

Our Diamond Devils will play Jeff Davis in the championship games of the state baseball playoffs at: Grayson Stadium Home of the Savannah Bananas 1401 E. Victory Drive Savannah, GA 31404 Also, please be aware that shirts and shoes must be worn at all times in the stadium, outside food …

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Sheriff’s Office makes Drug Arrests

On May 4, 2017 Elbert County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted a Hart County Sheriff’s Office deputy in attempting to serve a warrant and TPO on subject at 2601 Bowman Hwy. that resulted in a search warrant for location being obtained. As result of search warrant being executed several subjects were …

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Restrictions on Poultry Ended

Officials say they have ended restrictions on poultry producers that were enacted after the first confirmation of avian influenza in commercial birds in Georgia. News outlets report state veterinarian Robert M. Cobb Jr. said in a news release that effective immediately, all poultry exhibitions, shows, sales, swaps and meets in …

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Spring Festival in Bowman Saturday

Mayor Betty Joe Maxwell invites everyone to Bowman’s Spring Festival Starting tonight and begining with Bingo and Street Dancing at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Bingo begins tonight at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Bowman Community Center. Food and baked goods will be available For more information call …

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Beware of GA. Power Scam

Georgia Power is issuing a renewed warning for customers of criminal “scam artists” attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone. Scam artists are known to pose as Georgia Power employees, asking customers to provide credit card information or purchase a pre-paid debit card and provide the …

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Fatal Wreck on Hwy 77 North

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident involving a sheriffs patrol car on hwy 77 @ approx 6pm Saturday evening. The Elbert County Corner’s office has identified the victim as Heather Payton, 31,who died in the crash on Saturday afternoon. Payton is listed as having an Elberton Address.

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