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Eight arrested on drug charges in Bowman


A wallet dropped in a public restroom resulted in a chain of events that led to the arrest of eight people and an active warrant on one other individual. Anthony Joseph Stair, 20, of 261 S. Broad St., was arrested on Jan. 26 and charged with possession of methamphetamine with …

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Elbert Memorial Has another Profitable Month


Earlier this week Kelly Cox reported Elbert Memorial Hospital turned a profit in December 2016, earning $129,000. Cox said the number compared with a profit of just $39,000 in December 2015. Cox said the increase can be directly attributed to the addition of the specialists, who are now performing surgeries …

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Update: Wreck on Calhoun Falls Hwy


The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Elbert County Emergency Services, Elbert County Fire Department and Georgia State Patrol have investigated a one-car accident which occurred on Calhoun Falls Highway near Rose Hill. According to GSP Athens Post Commander Scott Andrews, there were two passengers in the vehicle, James Griffin, 43, and …

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Elberton City council met on Monday night


Council members held a lengthy discussion on whether an alcohol license should be issued to Taste & See Barbeque located at 529 Almond St. In the end, council members voted 3-2 in favor of issuing the license with Councilmen Rick Prince and Joel Seymour voting against the measure. The discussion …

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Friday, January 6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will play at the Historic Elbert Theatre as scheduled. Showtime is 7 p.m. All varsity and junior varsity basketball games versus Banks County have been cancelled. A makeup date has not been scheduled. The ECCHS Stakeholders Area Wrestling Tournament has been postponed. A …

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Snow on the Way??


The big question on everyone’s mind today is “Will it or won’t it?” And, of course, we’re talking about snow. According to the latest predictions, the rain will start sometime around noon to 1 p.m. but the temperatures at that time will still be around 42 degrees. Once the rain …

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