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Dad’s Robbery Suspect Caught

According to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, 37 year old William James Wood, also known as BJ Woods, of Fair Play, South Carolina, was arrested and booked into the Gaston County, NC, Jail Saturday morning for possessing a stolen vehicle and stolen license plates after being arrested by the Belmont, NC, Police …

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Tractor Trailer Wrecks On GA 17

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews says there were no injuries reported in a tractor trailer accident that happened last evening near the Dollar General on Bowman Hwy (GA 17). A tractor-trailer overturned in the area. Cleanup continued on Thursday Morning.   |  

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Hospital Asks For 3 Mills of Tax

After discussing the financial situation with Elbert Memorial Hospital to the County Board of Commissioners earlier last month and hearing that report from Daniel Graves Board Authority Chairman. The Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority will seek 3 mills of tax relief from Elbert County. The Hospital Board voted unanimously to ask …

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Fireworks At Bowman Council Meeting (with video)

The Bowman City Council met on Monday night to a packed room of people in attendance to witness the what could be,at a minimum called a “dysfunctional meeting”. The Council followed the published agenda approving and or receiving reports from the various City departments: Approval of minutes from previous meetings with the …

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Sunday Storm Not A Tornado

A strong storm that moved through the Goss area of Elbert County late Sunday afternoon was not a tornado. Elbert County Emergency Management Agency Director Chuck Almond spoke with Tony Sturey from the Greenville-Spartanburg Weather Service. A determination was made after review of reports, photos and weather radar that the …

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Elberton Man Killed in Quarry Accident

An Elberton man was killed Thursday while working in a granite quarry in Oglethorpe County  The Oglethorpe County Coroners office said Matthew Kantala of Elbert County died after a fall and a 16,000 pound piece of granite then fell on him. The accident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. at the Blue …

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Former Sheriff Passes Away

In a report on Oglethorpe County Sheriff David Gabriel’s Facebook Page it is reported that former Sheriff Mike Smith has died. Mike Smith, who lost his reelection bid last November, has died. The man who served three terms as Sheriff in Oglethorpe County is said to have been in failing …

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Commissioners Call Thursday Meeting

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting this afternoon at 4 pm at the County Government Complex. Items on their agenda include and executive Session for possible land acquisition and then an open discussion and approval of the possible land acquisition. The Board of Commissioners will then hear …

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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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