Local News

Mayor Guest Requests Notification from Development Authority

During last week’s meeting of the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman, city of Elberton Mayor Larry Guest notified the Authority that if the County Commission Chairman or Board of Commissioners or the City of Bowman is notified of any economic development project, the City of Elberton should …

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Bowman Mayor Files Harassment Complaint

Bowman Mayor Betty Jo Maxwell has filed an official Harassment Complaint with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office against Bowman Councilman Clay Rooker. Around 5:02 PM on Tuesday afternoon a deputy was dispatched to Bowman City Hall to investigate the complaint in reference to a threat made against Mayor Maxwell by Councilman Clay Rooker. …

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Comer Police Make More Drug Busts

Along with the assistance of the Danielsville Police Department,  Comer Police have arrested Norman Glenn Goodrich, 47, and Mitchell David Brooks, 39, both of Comer, were arrested after Comer police officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Brooks at his Hill Street home. Brooks, who was at his job at …

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EC Team wins District

The EC 11-12 Baseball team defeated Oglethorpe County 12-2 Friday Night to win the Georgia District 6 Championship in Augusta. Elbert County will now advance to the Georgia State Baseball Tournament that will begin on July 22 in Peachtree City, Georgia

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Deputy Arrested

From Oglethorpe County Sheriff David Gabriel  A drug investigation has been ongoing for the last few weeks by the Comer Police Department. During that investigation there was a possible involvement of an Oglethorpe County Deputy. The investigation concluded and there was evidence of the deputy buying drugs while on duty …

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Police Seek Thursday Robbery Suspect

Deputies in Hart County are looking for a man they say robbed the Dad’s Restaurant and Gas Station just off of I-85 Thursday afternoon. The Hart County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old William James Wood (AKA BJ Wood) should be considered armed and dangerous and that he has connections to Commerce and Greenville, …

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Cattle Company Files Suit against Madison County

Smith Land and Cattle Company has filed suit against the Madison County government for not allowing a planned fertilizer facility on Hwy. 172. Jeff Smith and his brother, Stephen, want to operate a manure/litter drying facility on Hwy. 172. They were recently informed in a letter by county commission chairman …

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Hartwell Bank Robbers Caught in Florida

Authorities with the Daytona Beach Shores, Florida Police Department have arrested two men in the Daytona Beach Shores area in connection to the burglary that occurred at the Northeast Georgia Bank located inside the Quality Foods Supermarket in Hartwell in late June. One of those men is Dustin Clinton, the …

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Arrests Net Drugs, Weapons

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews and his deputies have arrested two individuals on Drug and firearms Charges. On July 10th in the evening hours an Elbert County Deputy Observed a suspicious vehicle off of the Hartwell Hwy at the Georgia Guidestones. Upon further investigation the Sherriff’s office deployed a k-9 …

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Tax Increases Coming To Franklin County

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners have announced their intention to increase the 2017 property taxes the County will levy by 14.41% percentage over the rollback millage rate for the incorporated districts of the county and by 4.43% percentage over the rollback millage rate for the unincorporated district of the …

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