Local News

Great Promise Partnership Gears up to Start in Elbert County

by Scott Smith scott@wsgcradio.com Great Promise Partnership held an informational meeting at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College on Wednesday afternoon with local political and business leaders to formally start the program for students in Elbert County. In Georgia, one in three high school students will not graduate—often due to …

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Devils host basketball scrimmage Thursday

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com  The Elbert County boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will host Calhoun Falls Charter School in a preseason scrimmage Thursday starting at 6 p.m. at the Inferno. It will be the one and only warmup for the Blue Devils and Lady Devils before they open the regular season November 28 at home …

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Elberton Native Honored Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 List

The National PTA is proud to announce that President Otha Thornton and Elbert County Native and candidate for State School Superintendant has been named to EBONY magazine’s Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. Thornton will be featured in the December/January issue of EBONY, which will hit newsstands …

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Citizens Ask Commissioners for Road Help

by Scott Smith scott@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County Board of Commissioners met Monday night and held a Public Hearing regarding the proposed road closing on a portion of Teasley Road at Cold water Road. The Commissioners then moved into their regular November meeting at 5;30 pm. Items on the agenda included, Adoption of …

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AnMed Health’s decision on EMH agreement expected soon

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com AnMed Health has a deadline of December 31 to decide whether to extend its affiliation agreement with Elbert Memorial Hospital, but local Hospital Authority Chairman Daniel Graves expects a decision to be announced much sooner, perhaps at the authority’s next board meeting on November 28. Graves said that while AnMed …

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