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A multi-county, high-speed chase during which a man carjacked and crashed several vehicles through the morning rush hour ended March 12 with the suspect's arrest in northern Douglas County. Ryan Stone, 28, is suspected of eluding authorities for almost two hours... more
At the March 3 county Republican caucuses, Commissioner Robert Rowland was selected as one of two delegates from Precinct No. 2 and will attend both the county and state assemblies. Rowland, who is supporting Secretary of State Scott Gessler in his … more
With Alex Beltz’s end-of-February exit as county attorney and newly hired county attorney Wade Gateley’s first day on the job set for March 10, the county went through a week-long interval without an official legal representative. In his … more
Two Elizabeth High School wrestlers grappled their way to top-five finishes at the state wrestling championships. Tyler Erzen, who wrestled at 106 pounds, placed fifth and Gav Houston, who competed in the 120-pound division, placed third. more
The second half of the legislative session will be best summed up by an overused 1990s catch phrase. “Show me the money.” While lawmakers spent quite a bit of time working on flood legislation during the first half of the session, the real … more
A Senate committee on March 5 rejected a bill that sought to impose legal penalties in cases where employees try to cheat on company-mandated drug tests. The Republican-sponsored effort had previously passed the House, but Democrats on the … more
Ride-sharing service companies will be subject to state regulations — but not to as strict a standard as are traditional taxi services — under a bill that passed the Senate on March 10. Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft … more
County residents have long complained about spotty cell phone reception, especially when passing through some of the more remote areas of Elbert County. But the gaps in coverage are slowly disappearing as the county's Community and Development … more
Low-income families who struggle to pay for child care could get some relief, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that cleared its first legislative hurdle on March 5. But Republicans on the House Finance Committee called the effort a “Band Aid” … more
This year's election season officially kicked off with more of a whimper than a bang. Republicans and Democrats gathered at more than two dozen locations in the county on the evening of March 3 for caucuses in each of the Elbert's 15 … more
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