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Bowman Mayor brings promising news from retreat


Bowman Mayor Betty Jo Maxwell had nothing but good things to say about a recent trip to Unicoi State Park for a Georgia Public Libraries officers meeting held recently. Not only did Maxwell praise the location, the accommodations and the food, she gave credit to the group for picking up …

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Local businesses receiving scam phone calls


At least two Elberton businesses have received phone calls claiming to be from Elberton Utilities seeking payments for electricity. On Wednesday, Nov. 23, two local businesses reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be Stacy Banks. According to the reports, Banks claimed to be from Elberton Utilities. Banks …

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Missing Person Alert


The Elbert County Sheriff’s office is looking for Qaderrick Kemond Henderson who is missing and was last seen on 11/17/16 Henderson is 5ft 8 inches tall a black male 17 years old weighing 130 lbs. If you have seen this individual please contact the Elbert County Sheriff’s office at 706-283-2421. …

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Elbert County man dies in single car accident


A 24-year-old Dewy Rose man is dead after being involved in a single car accident this past Sunday afternoon. Joshua Dean Audet, of Dewy Rose, was killed as the result of a single-car accident which occurred on Saddler Road. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, Audet was traveling north on …

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Four people arrested on drug charges


Investigator Terry Reese, along with deputies from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) arrested four individuals last Thursday as the result of an investigation into illegal drug activity in the county. Full details of the investigation have not been released due to the ongoing investigation, said Reese. Charges against those …

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Biltmore Estate: A Mansion Frozen in Time


What began in 1895 as an estate built by George Vanderbilt continues to be an amazing experience for visitors today. At its core, Biltmore Estate will always have the natural beauty of the mountains as well as the majestic house, three times the size of the Whitehouse, and a yard …

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Elbert County Board of Commissioners meet (Audio Here)


While he did not give very many details during the open portion of the called meeting last night, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas did at least reveal to those gathered that a company was still interested in coming to Elbert County. Thomas would not say who the company was, how …

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