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Livestock Thefts end in Arrests

An Investigation by Elbert County Sheriff’s Office along with Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Madison County Sheriff’s Office led to arrest of two subjects on numerous charges. Michael Taylor Maxwell, 24 of a Fork Creek Lane, Bowman, GA address is charged with 15 counts of Livestock …

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Police investigating thefts of two vehicles, other items

Elberton Police are investigating a number of recent thefts from residences in the city, including two reports of stolen automobiles. Between the evening of Sept. 17 and morning of Sept. 18, a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer valued at $6,000 was reported stolen from a Burke Street residence. On Wednesday, a 1998 …

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Bowman tables $220 increase in library contract

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Bowman City Council voted unanimously Monday to table a decision on renewing the city’s contract with the Bowman Public Library. At issue for council members was a lack of advance notice of a $220 increase in the annual contract from $5,400 to $5,620 – as illustrated …

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County Reduces Millage rate 2.323 Mills

In a called meeting Friday afternoon, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to set the millage rate for Elbert County down 2.323 mills from last year to the rollback rate of 11.125 mills. The Commission voted one half of a mill for economic development The Elbert County Board …

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State Route 72 East Closed for a week

State route 72 east of Elberton in the area od McWilliams Park and the Elks Club will be closed starting Monday September 24th and will remain closed all week Monday through Friday of next week. Emergency Services Director Chuck Almond told WSGC news that he along with all emergency service …

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Elbert County Sheriff’s office receives Recognition

 The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for thier efforts in Underage Alcohol Prevention by the Governors Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) at the 19th annual Governor’s Challenge Awards on September 19th 2018. The Elbert County Sheriff’s office  competed against law enforcement agencies across Georgia and were chosen by the …

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Elbert Memorial receives $750K Grant

The Georgia Department of Community Health’s State Office of Rural Health recently announced that Elbert Memorial Hospital will receive a $750,000 Phase IV Rural Health Stabilization Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Health. Elbert Memorial Hospital is one of four rural  hospitals in the state to receive this grant. …

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FCC approves Franklin County’s request for Atlanta TV channels

The Federal Communications Commission has acted upon Franklin County’s petition to be moved from the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville television market to the Atlanta market – The FCC granted cable and satellite operators the option to allow residents in Franklin County to receive the Atlanta channels, an action that would appear to be …

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