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Sheriff drops one Charge against Scarborough

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has received information that the entering Auto on Middleton Church Rd. where a 30-30 rifle was taken has been cleared.The owner has now stated that the gun has been located and not stolen. As a result the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has dismissed one charge …

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Three charged in recent thefts

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrests of three individuals in connection with a number of thefts reported in the county over the past two weeks. Jeremy Frank Scarborough, age 23, of a Suttles Road, Elberton, address was apprehended Wednesday and has been charged with five counts of …

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May unemployment rate remains unchanged

The May unemployment rate was unchanged from April, but businesses added jobs, according to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. Butler said Georgia’s jobless rate maintained at 3.8 percent. A year ago, Georgia’s unemployment rate sat at 4 percent. Nationally, the unemployment rate also held constant, staying at 3.6 percent in …

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New Sales Tax in effect as of July 1

The new one percent Special Local Option Sales tax that Elbert County voters approved in a referendum this past March 19th will take effect July 1st. That will bring the sales tax rate in Elbert County to eight percent total. The tax that begins July 1, 2019, has an expiration …

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School board approves HVAC, flooring projects

The Elbert County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to approve an amended contract for a heating and air replacement project at Elbert County Elementary School at a cost not to exceed $695,490. School District Facilities Director Jon Jarvis said state grants will cover $418,000 of that cost, leaving the …

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Broad River neighbors seek solutions to stop waste dumping

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Residents of Elbert, Lincoln, Wilkes and Oglethorpe Counties gathered at the Elbert County Library on Thursday evening to discuss ongoing concerns about pollution of the Broad River and surrounding areas on the southern end of Elbert County, which they say is a result of waste dumping …

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Lady Devils season ends in Rockmart

The Lady Devils succumbed to the sting of the Lady Yellow Jackets at the Bee Hive in Rockmart to the end season with a 63-55 loss. . The Lady Devils led 9-2 early in the first quarter only to have the physical Lady Yellow Jackets take the lead and never …

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