Young woman died as a result of domestic violence

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ELBERT COUNTY, Ga. – Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond has identified an individual who died as a result of domestic violence.

Ms. Destiny Autumn Huff, 21, of a Bowman Highway address was pronounced deceased by Coroner Almond 12-31-22 at 07:38.

According to Coroner Almond, the suspect believed to be responsible is in custody at this time.

Members of EMS, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, GSP, Hart County Sheriff, and Franklin County Sheriff responded.

The incident is being investigated by Elbert County Sheriff’s Office.

Her obituary reads:

Miss Destiny Autumn Huff, 21, of Bowman Highway, Bowman, passed away tragically on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at her residence.

Destiny worked in the pizza industry, but was most proud of being a stay-at-home mom. She loved her kids dearly and devoted herself to them. Destiny will be most remember for her heart of gold and stubborn attitude. Fortunately, she leaves behind a multitude of TikTok videos with her and her children that they can cherish forever.

Left to cherish her memories are her children: Harmony Berry (4) and Andrew Nicholas Berry, Jr. (2); parents: Shane Dale Huff of Monroe and Christy Janet Stowe Huff of Bowman; sister, Sabrina Stowe of Bowman; and grandparents: Keith and Penny Stowe of Elberton and Vickie Huff of Alabama. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Dilmus Huff.

A celebration of Destiny’s life will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 2 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Jamie Callaway officiating. The family will greet friends from 1:00-1:45p.m. prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to assist Destiny’s children, c/o Keith and Penny Stowe, 2255 Indian Hill Road, Elberton, GA 30635.

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office investigates the Guidestone incident

Community, Police & Government

As many of you are aware the Georgia Guidestones were damaged. The ELBERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT is NOT investigating the incident at the Georgia Guidestones. The Guidestones are in the jurisdiction of the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and they along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 706-283-2421.

GBI investigates explosion in Elbert County

Community, News, Press Release

Media: The GBI is releasing surveillance video from this morning’s explosion that destroyed the Georgia Guidestones.  The videos show the explosion and a car leaving the scene shortly after the explosion.  No one was injured.  For safety reasons, the structure has been completely demolished.

Earlier statement

GBI Investigates Explosion in Elbert County

Elbert County, GA (July 6, 2022) – The GBI and Elbert County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an explosion that destroyed the Georgia Guidestones near Elberton, GA.

The preliminary information indicates that unknown individuals detonated an explosive device at around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6th. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to discover the explosion destroyed a large portion of the structure. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to assist with the investigation. GBI EOD are on scene conducting their examination of the site.

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 283-2421 or the GBI Athens Office at (706) 552-2309. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.


Nelly Miles

Director – Office of Public & Governmental Affairs

Georgia Bureau of Investiation

Mobile: 470-210-9361


Please note that all media inquiries should be sent to [email protected].

Elbert Firefighters Awarded 2020 Assistance to Firefighers Grant

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Elbert firefighters awarded
Elbert firefighters awarded 2020 Assistance to Firefighers Grant.
We are pleased to announce that we have be awarded a 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $445,714.00. We began the application process in November of 2020. We are fortunate to have received this 95/5 grant. The money will be used to purchase new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA’s) and affiliated equipment. This is needed to bring the Department up to current NFPA Standards.
Over the last 15 years, we have been fortunate to receive a total of more than $1.6 million through this AFG award process.
Elbert firefighters awarded

County Leaders Support Medical Center Appeal

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Elbert County leaders support Medical Center appeal
Elbert County leaders support Medical Center's appeal

Elbert County Leaders meet in support of The Medical Center’s appeal.

Elbert County leaders meet for a second time with doctors of The Medical Center to continue to support their efforts of an appeal filed by The Medical Center to DPH after a 6 month suspension was handed down. This community supports The Medical Center and wants to get this resolved as quick as possible to stop the impedance of COVID-19 vaccines to this community.
Those in attendance were City of Elberton Mayor Larry Guest, City Manager Lanier Dunn, Elbert Chamber of Commerce Leslie Friedman, Bowman Mayor Roberta Rice, Elbert County Manager Bob Thomas, Elbert County Commissioner Chris Alexander, Elbert County School Superintendent Jon Jarvis, Elbert County Chairman Lee Vaughn, Dr. Dan McAvoy, Dr. Jonathan Poon, TMCE Administrator Brooke McDowell, Attorney Bill Daughtry, and Elbert County Emergency Management Chuck Almond and Beth Seymour. Senator Lee Anderson was also able to communicate via telephone.

The Medical Center of Elberton Scheduling Appointments for Covid Vaccine

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Elbert County leaders support Medical Center appeal
Elbert County Emergency Services posts announcement from The Medical Center of Elberton.
We are now accepting appointments for ages 65 and older for the COVID-19 vaccine. We do have a long wait list. We are working through that list to make sure that everybody who wants a vaccine gets a vaccine.
Patience is a virtue right now. We ask that you call us and get your name on the list. We will call you back with an appointment time.
You do not get to choose which vaccine you get – you will get either Pfizer or Moderna.
You MUST schedule an appointment. You cannot come in as a walk-in and get the vaccine. Please be prepared for the appointment to take 30 minutes.
If you are sick you cannot receive the vaccine.
If you need to reschedule please call us immediately because we do have many people waiting for the vaccine.
It is our full intention to vaccinate all of our established patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. As the next phase opens up we will make the public aware.

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