Local News

Bowman Murder Suspect Has First Hearing

At a hearing before Elbert County Chief Magistrate Judge Lanie Simmons on Friday afternoon at approximately 4pm, Bowman Murder suspect Gregory Robert Roberts was denied bond and charged with the following Crimes: Murder Malice Murder Felony Murder Aggravated Assault Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon Concealing Death of Another Earlier in the …

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More Charges Against Suspect in Bowman Murder Case

Gregory Robert Roberts was taken before a Judge in Anderson, South Carolina on Thursday October 5, 2017 at which time Mr. Roberts waived extradition back to Georgia. This morning Elbert County Sheriff’s Office transported Mr. Roberts to the Elbert County Detention Center at which time Elbert County Sheriff’s Office executed …

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ATV vs Car Accident on Hartwell Highway

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a wreck that involved a crash on the Hartwell Hwy (GA 77 North) and Flagstone Road where a all Polaris all terrain vehicle driven by Lewis Keith Peppers was traveling west on Flagstone road and a 2007 Ford F-150 Truck driven by Primo Maldano …

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Tractor versus Truck Accident in Madison County

A Truck and Tractor Accident has occured in Madison County off Holly Creek Road. Greg Osborne and Ricky Hix had just finished working on a food plot late in September off Holly Creek Church Road in Madison County. Osborne turned onto the roadway on his John Deere tractor and Hix …

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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests

On September 28th a traffic stop resulted in two subjects being arrested on drug charges. Investigation led to a search warrant also being executed at 2683 Lester Rd, Elberton, GA address. Christy Michele Scarborough, 40 years of age and Gregory Scott Floyd, 52 years of age; both of a Lester Rd., Elberton, Ga. address were …

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Candidates Meet.. Answer Questions in Political Forum

A Large crowd of citizens were on hand last night at the “Rock Gym” as Candidates for Mayor of Elberton, Mayor of Bowman and Elberton City Council Ward 5 had the opportunity to answer questions submitted to WSGC and The Elberton Star. Many questions were asked of each candidate, many …

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Fair Season Starts tonight in Madison County

Madison County’s 69th Annual Madison County Agricultural Fair will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Comer fairgrounds, sponsored by the Comer Lions Club. Gates open nightly at 6 p.m. and the James Gang will once again provide rides and games on the midway for the young and old …

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