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Bowman City Hall Flooded


Flooding at Bowman City Hall has caused the temporary closure of the office. Insurance and contractors are estimating the building will be closed two months. Arrangements are being made to provide the city with a temporary trailer.

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This Weeks Police News


The Elberton Police Department has reported the following incidents and arrests over the past week: Officers responded to a call Feb. 3 at 1 South Public Square in reference to a damage to property report. According to the report the subject told officers a former boyfriend had slashed the tires …

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Brooks, Childs announce retirement from C of C


Elbert County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bill Daughtry notified the public that Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Brooks and Secretary Gwen Childs have submitted their resignations to be effective March 31, 2017. Daughtry said he received and accepted the resignations last week and informed chamber board of directors this morning. …

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Elberton Woman Dies in Athens Car Accident


A woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday evening on Hull Road in northwest Athens-Clarke County, according to information released Monday by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. Sharde Tarnisha Smith, 30, of Elberton, was driving a passenger car west on Hull Road at about 6:40 p.m. when the vehicle …

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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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