Local News

Missing teen located and returned to parents

Investigator Darren Scarborough has reported the missing juvenile, Kylee Marie Webb, has been found. According to Scarborough, Webb was located approximately 12:30 p.m. riding in a pickup truck with her alleged boyfriend at the intersection of Highland Park and Sunnyside Drive. Webb has been returned safely to her parents and …

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Search underway for missing teen


The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating a missing Elbert County teen. Investigator Darren Scarborough of the ECSO stated the department is looking for 15-year-old Kylee Marie Webb. Webb is described as a white female, approximately 5’5” tall and weighing 112 pounds. She has …

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City prepares to demolish four more dilapidated buildings


City Manager Lanier Dunn told those gathered at Monday night’s meeting of the mayor and council for the city of Elberton that the city would soon begin demolition of four properties which had been declared dilapidated by the city Marshall’s office. According to Dunn, two of those properties were the …

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Bowman Mayor brings promising news from retreat


Bowman Mayor Betty Jo Maxwell had nothing but good things to say about a recent trip to Unicoi State Park for a Georgia Public Libraries officers meeting held recently. Not only did Maxwell praise the location, the accommodations and the food, she gave credit to the group for picking up …

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Local businesses receiving scam phone calls


At least two Elberton businesses have received phone calls claiming to be from Elberton Utilities seeking payments for electricity. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, two local businesses reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be Stacy Banks. According to the reports, Banks claimed to be from Elberton Utilities. Banks …

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Missing Person Alert


The Elbert County Sheriff’s office is looking for Qaderrick Kemond Henderson who is missing and was last seen on 11/17/16 Henderson is 5ft 8 inches tall a black male 17 years old weighing 130 lbs. If you have seen this individual please contact the Elbert County Sheriff’s office at 706-283-2421. …

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Four people arrested on drug charges


Investigator Terry Reese, along with deputies from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) arrested four individuals last Thursday as the result of an investigation into illegal drug activity in the county. Full details of the investigation have not been released due to the ongoing investigation, said Reese. Charges against those …

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Biltmore Estate: A Mansion Frozen in Time


What began in 1895 as an estate built by George Vanderbilt continues to be an amazing experience for visitors today. At its core, Biltmore Estate will always have the natural beauty of the mountains as well as the majestic house, three times the size of the Whitehouse, and a yard …

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