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Chamber To Sell Current Headquarters

At last weeks Elbert County Chamber of Commerce Board meeting it was decided unanimously that the Chamber would soon offer for sale the current headquarters due to needed repairs and condition of the building. Chamber Chairman Chris Kubas and past Chairman Bill Daughtry both recommended sale of the building. The …

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City Council Approves Budget

The Elberton Mayor and Council held the June Regular Meeting on Monday night at City Hall. The Council heard a report from the City Treasurer that indicated that the City has 41.5 Million dollars in net assets, at the end of April. The City operated at a profit of $36,503.78 …

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Cornell Pleads Guilty

Former Elbert County Sheriff’s Investigator, Chris Cornell was in Elbert County Superior Court Monday morning to enter a plea in his criminal court case. Cornell was charged with two counts of violation of the RICO Act and one count of violation of the oath of office. The violation of the …

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Sheriff’s Office Receives Grant

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office received law enforcement equipment from a federal grant. Sheriff Melvin Andrews stated the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office qualified for the grant after taken part in a multi- judicial “Sex Offender Round Up”. The task force was made up of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, State …

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Family loses home to fire Thursday

The Elbert County Fire Department battled a house fire on Bobby Brown Park Road Thursday. There were no injuries reported. Four Elbert County Stations, Longstreet, Petersburg, Fortsonia and Pearl Mill responded to the call.  The structure was the Home of is Kayla Barnett. The family lost almost everything due to …

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Search warrant nets drugs and weapons

CID Narcotics unit, Patrol Division, Probation and Alto K-9 units completed a joint search warrant on a residence on Wednesday which resulted in taking multiple weapons and drugs off the street, and seizure of drug funds. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to get these drug pushers behind …

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Counterfeit pills leads the GBI to issue alert

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a public safety alert regarding counterfeit pills. After a recent study by the GBI Crime Laboratory determined that imitation prescription pills contain deadly opioids, officials on Tuesday issued a public warning. Since January 2015, the crime lab has received 454 exhibits of counterfeit …

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Diamond Devils Headed to Savannah

Our Diamond Devils will play Jeff Davis in the championship games of the state baseball playoffs at: Grayson Stadium Home of the Savannah Bananas 1401 E. Victory Drive Savannah, GA 31404 Also, please be aware that shirts and shoes must be worn at all times in the stadium, outside food …

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Sheriff’s Office makes Drug Arrests

On May 4, 2017 Elbert County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted a Hart County Sheriff’s Office deputy in attempting to serve a warrant and TPO on subject at 2601 Bowman Hwy. that resulted in a search warrant for location being obtained. As result of search warrant being executed several subjects were …

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Restrictions on Poultry Ended

Officials say they have ended restrictions on poultry producers that were enacted after the first confirmation of avian influenza in commercial birds in Georgia. News outlets report state veterinarian Robert M. Cobb Jr. said in a news release that effective immediately, all poultry exhibitions, shows, sales, swaps and meets in …

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