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Suspect Sought In Bank Robbery

Banks County officials are seeking the Public’s help locating a bank robbery suspect. “We have received a report of an armed robbery that just occurred at Northeast Georgia Bank Monday Morning involving a white female who is approximately 5-foot-4, petite build with blonde hair, possibly in her early to mid-30s …

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Dubose and Rowe Back In Georgia

The inmates accused of killing two corrections officers and sparking a massive manhunt will be in a Georgia courtroom Today. Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe are scheduled to appear at the Putnam County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. Today. The two are accused of killing corrections officers Christopher Monica and Curtis …

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BOE Approves Budget

The Elbert County Board of Education met on Monday night at the Education Offices Complex on Laurel Drive. Items on their agenda included a financial report from Ben Childs and a public hearing on the 2018 Budget. Childs reported that the Board of Education had, as of the end of …

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Weekend Drowning At Lake Hartwell

Authorities have confirmed that a Lavonia man has drowned in Lake Hartwell this past Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred after the man had fallen from a float. The Hart County Sheriff’s Office along with DNR and EMS responded to the scene around 5:30 Saturday afternoon, a dive team was also …

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Board Of Education to meet Monday

The Elbert County Board of Education meets tonight at 5:30 at the Education Offices Complex on Laurel Drive. Items on the agenda include a financial report from Ben Childs and a public hearing on the 2018 Budget. Action will be taken on the 2018 Budget and Personnel Recommendations and any …

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Fugitives Caught Near Nashville

Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday after they were held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said. Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were apprehended in the rural community of …

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Reward Increases for Escaped Inmates, Car Found

The Reward is up to $115,000.00 and the search continues for two prison escapees who are accused of shooting and killing two state corrections officers Tuesday in a Prison Transport Bus in Putnam County. Officials are looking into whether or not a truck reported stolen Tuesday night from a rock …

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Comer Police Make Drug Arrest Saturday

On Saturday night, June 10th Officers with the Comer Police Department conducted a sobriety safety road check point at Hwy 72 West Bypass and the Hwy 72 Spur. Gregory Chad Stewart of Winterville Ga, was found to be in possession of a quantity of Liquid Methamphetamine, a quantity of Crystal …

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Board of Commissioners Met Monday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners met on Monday evening for a Public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and a hearing on a request from New Hope Church at 1423 Brewers Bridge Road. After hearing comments on the issue the Board ended the public hearing and then went …

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