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Shooting Death being investigated in Athens

The Athens-Clarke County Police is investigating a shooting that resulted death of a femal victim overnight.  In a release from the Athens-Clarke County Police: On June 17th 2018 at approximately 3:00 am, officers were dispatched to a residence off Airport Road in reference to a person shot. Upon their arrival, …

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Royston woman found dead in creek Identified by GBI

GBI,State and local officials in Franklin and Madison counties are seeking the public’s help with information regarding the death of a Royston woman. “Authorities have identified a body recovered from Hanna Creek in Royston on June 8 as Amber Brittany Hester,” said Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles on …

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OGLETHORPE SHERIFF SPEAKS TO PROTESTERS AT RALLY

Oglethorpe County Sheriff David Gabriel’s decision to hire fired Athens-Clarke County Police Officer Taylor Saulters was the focus of a protest last night in Oglethorpe County, about three dozen demonstrators were met by an even larger gathering of Oglethorpe County residents who support the Sheriff’s decision. Saulters was fired in …

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2018 Flag Day Celebration Saturday at Elks Lodge

Elbert County’s 2018 Flag Day Celebration will be held Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Elberton Elks Lodge off the Calhoun Falls Highway. The program will include: • An American Flag Display by Stovall Crane Service and Rod’s Sign & Neon Company; • Presentation of Scholarships to members of …

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Board of Education meets Monday

The Elbert County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. Action items on the agenda include consideration of the school district’s budget for fiscal year 2019, a contract for pest control services for the new school year, surplus property vehicles, a paving project at …

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Wanted Crawford woman turns self in to wrong jail

A 25-year-old Crawford woman tried turning herself in at the Clarke County Jail at around midnight Wednesday on a belief that a warrant for her arrest was in file in Athens, Athens-Clarke County police said. There was no such warrant, but police said a computer check revealed the woman had …

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Snake sightings on the rise this year

The number of snake sightings is on the rise partially due to the weather. The high accumulation of rain is causing some snakes to look for drier ground inside garages and sometimes homes according to researchers. Jason Clark of the Southeastern Reptile Rescue says snakes are beginning to move more …

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Friends helping Friends camp another success

The sixth annual Friends Helping Friends (FHF) VBS Camp hosted at Elberton Christian Church June 4-7th from 9 am until 2 pm each day was a huge success with over 100 participants ages 5 and up. Local churches, businesses and community volunteers worked together to provide an unforgettable week for …

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Elberton man arrested on drug and weapon charges

An Elberton man faces drug and weapon possession charges after his arrest Saturday by Elberton Police. Andy Scott Fleeman, age 51, of a North Oliver Street address was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a knife by a convicted felon, following an investigative stop by police officers after 10 …

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