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Elberton Police make felony drug arrest

A 40-year-old Elberton man faces felony drug charges after he was arrested Sunday by Elberton Police outside the Salvation Army building on North McIntosh Street. Tony Lewis Hunt of a Hartwell Highway address is charged with possession of Schedule II drugs. The arrest was made just after 6:30 p.m., according to the police report.

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Comer Bank Robbed on Monday afternoon

A Bank Robbery occurred at the Comer branch of First Citizens Bank (36 Hwy 72 East) the Athens Hwy at around 1:38 pm on Monday afternoon.  Anyone with information on the robbery please contact the Comer Police Department at 706-783-0077.  The Suspect is described as an apparent black female between 20 and …

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City Council Meeting Held Monday

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elberton City Council voted Monday to impose the minimum penalty against four local businesses recently cited for violating the city’s alcoholic beverage ordinance. JJ&B Foodmart No. 1 LLC; JP Elberton; V&M Lounge, Barbershop & More; and Circle K Stores Inc. will each pay a total …

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Body Found in Lake Hartwell Identified

A press release from the Hart County Sheriff’s Office says the body found floating in Lake Hartwell on Nov. 27 has been identified. According to the release, the victim is 23-year-old Alex Dunne of Athens. The release also states Dunn is a drowning victim and the department still maintains no …

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Sheriff increases rewards for leads in unsolved homicides

Elbert County Sheriff’s Department has announced the rewards for information leading to arrests in two unsolved homicide cases have been increased to $3,000 each. The sheriff’s office is seeking leads in the 2006 death of Anne Outz, who went missing from inside the Elberton city limits on June 2, 2006. Her …

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