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Early voting for runoff ends today

Today is the final day of early voting for Georgia’s primary runoff elections from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registrar’s Office on Forest Avenue in Elberton. Election Day is Tuesday, July 24, with polls open countywide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward said that …

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Elbert Junior League wins State… Headed to Florida

Congratulations to the Elbert County Junior League team as they claim the Georgia Junior League State Championship Thursday Night . Bartow won the first game tonight to force a second game and Elbert County won the second game. Elbert County will now advance to the Southeast Regional Tournament in Fort …

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Missing Teens Body recovered; Apparent Vehicle accident

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reporting an update in the missing person’s investigation into the disappearance of  Julie Moiser. In the release the GBI stated : “We are sad to report that Julie Ann Mosier has been been recovered at the Intersection of Parhamtown Road and US Highway 172 …

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Lauren Watson appointed to Superior Court judgeship

Lauren A. Watson, a resident of Madison County, was appointed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal as the new Superior Court judge for the Northern Judicial Circuit, succeeding retiring Chief Judge Thomas L. Hodges III of Elberton. The governor selected Watson over two other finalists recommended by the Judicial Nominating Commission, …

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Watkins Pleaded Guilty in Elbert Superior Court

Michael Watkins was back in Elbert Superior Court today and pleaded Guilty to the charge of aggravated sexual battery. The Honorable Judge Thomas L. Hodges  sentenced Watkins to 10 years to be served in prison, probation for life and Watkins is required to register as a sexual offender. In  a …

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Body located by Dive Teams on Lake Hartwell

South Carolina authorities have confirmed divers and search teams on Tuesday morning located the body of a man who went under water but never resurfaced at Lake Hartwell.   The incident occurred at Singing Pines on Highway 29 in Starr at 8:46 p.m. Monday.   Family members said 24-year-old Juber …

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Elberton Man drowns at Calhoun Falls State Park

A 41-year-old Elberton man died from drowning on Sunday evening at Calhoun Falls State Park, according to a press release from the Abbeville County South Carolina Coroner’s Office. Juan Manual Pantoja Negrete of Elberton, Georgia, was reportedly swimming in the lake and his family stated he disappeared, Abbeville County Coroner …

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