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Deputy Arrested

From Oglethorpe County Sheriff David Gabriel  A drug investigation has been ongoing for the last few weeks by the Comer Police Department. During that investigation there was a possible involvement of an Oglethorpe County Deputy. The investigation concluded and there was evidence of the deputy buying drugs while on duty …

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Police Seek Thursday Robbery Suspect

Deputies in Hart County are looking for a man they say robbed the Dad’s Restaurant and Gas Station just off of I-85 Thursday afternoon. The Hart County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old William James Wood (AKA BJ Wood) should be considered armed and dangerous and that he has connections to Commerce and Greenville, …

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Cattle Company Files Suit against Madison County

Smith Land and Cattle Company has filed suit against the Madison County government for not allowing a planned fertilizer facility on Hwy. 172. Jeff Smith and his brother, Stephen, want to operate a manure/litter drying facility on Hwy. 172. They were recently informed in a letter by county commission chairman …

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Hartwell Bank Robbers Caught in Florida

Authorities with the Daytona Beach Shores, Florida Police Department have arrested two men in the Daytona Beach Shores area in connection to the burglary that occurred at the Northeast Georgia Bank located inside the Quality Foods Supermarket in Hartwell in late June. One of those men is Dustin Clinton, the …

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Arrests Net Drugs, Weapons

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews and his deputies have arrested two individuals on Drug and firearms Charges. On July 10th in the evening hours an Elbert County Deputy Observed a suspicious vehicle off of the Hartwell Hwy at the Georgia Guidestones. Upon further investigation the Sherriff’s office deployed a k-9 …

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Tax Increases Coming To Franklin County

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners have announced their intention to increase the 2017 property taxes the County will levy by 14.41% percentage over the rollback millage rate for the incorporated districts of the county and by 4.43% percentage over the rollback millage rate for the unincorporated district of the …

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CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO HOLD WORKSHOP TODAY

Officials from the Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, will hold a workshop on proposed changes to the Savannah River Basin Drought Contingency Plan Today in North Augusta, South Carolina. The two-hour meeting, which begins at 2 p.m., will be held at the City of North Augusta Municipal Building, Palmetto Terrace, located …

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Results Of Monday Commissioners Meeting

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners met Monday afternoon at 5:30 for the regular July Meeting. The Board adopted the Minutes of the Called Meeting on June 8, 2017 and June 29, 2017 and the Regular Meeting on June 12, 2017. The Board approved a request from the Elbert County Library to name two …

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Operation Southern Shield Starts Soon

Georgia and South Carolina will join Florida, Alabama and Tennessee for a regional week long speed enforcement initiative on July 17-23. It’s called, “Operation Southern Shield.” According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, speeding is the cause of 30 percent of the traffic deaths in the United States each year. …

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Board Of Commissioners Meet Monday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will meet this afternoon at 5pm for a Public hearing and at 5:30pm for the Regular July Meeting. Items on their agenda include: Adoption of the Minutes of the Called Meeting on June 8, 2017 and June 29, 2017 and the Regular Meeting on June 12, 2017. A …

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