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Wanted Crawford woman turns self in to wrong jail

A 25-year-old Crawford woman tried turning herself in at the Clarke County Jail at around midnight Wednesday on a belief that a warrant for her arrest was in file in Athens, Athens-Clarke County police said. There was no such warrant, but police said a computer check revealed the woman had …

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Snake sightings on the rise this year

The number of snake sightings is on the rise partially due to the weather. The high accumulation of rain is causing some snakes to look for drier ground inside garages and sometimes homes according to researchers. Jason Clark of the Southeastern Reptile Rescue says snakes are beginning to move more …

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Friends helping Friends camp another success

The sixth annual Friends Helping Friends (FHF) VBS Camp hosted at Elberton Christian Church June 4-7th from 9 am until 2 pm each day was a huge success with over 100 participants ages 5 and up. Local churches, businesses and community volunteers worked together to provide an unforgettable week for …

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Elberton man arrested on drug and weapon charges

An Elberton man faces drug and weapon possession charges after his arrest Saturday by Elberton Police. Andy Scott Fleeman, age 51, of a North Oliver Street address was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a knife by a convicted felon, following an investigative stop by police officers after 10 …

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Auto theft, shoplifting under police investigation

Elberton Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle reported stolen from a residential address on Springdale Road. According to the police report, a 2007 Infiniti G35 valued at $7,000 was taken from the residence between April 26 and June 9. Officers are seeking two suspects in the case, according …

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Fraud charges result from $2,375 in credit card transactions

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrest of a Bowman resident on fraud charges related to credit card purchases and cash-back transactions. Ashley Nicole Walker, age 30, faces 36 counts of financial transaction card fraud, in addition to probation violation charges, according to the sheriff’s report. Walker is …

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Matthews International Announces Acquisition of Star Granite & Bronze

Matthews International Corporation has acquired Star Granite & Bronze, based in Elberton, for $41.2 million, subject to a working capital adjustment and potential contingent consideration adjustment based on future performance, according to a press release issued by Matthews International on Thursday. Star, a family-owned business, is a well-respected manufacturer and distributor …

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