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Fritts steps down after successful run as Elbert football coach

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elbert County Head Football Coach Sid Fritts has announced his retirement, after leading the Blue Devils to their eighth state playoff appearance during his nine years here. Fritts, whose Blue Devil teams also won two region championships and reached the state quarterfinals three times, told WSGC …

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Commissioners start talks on sales tax for road improvements

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County Board of Commissioners held a work session Thursday and began discussions on whether to put a special purpose local option sales tax for transportation projects, known as a T-SPLOST, before the voters in the form of a referendum as early as next year. County …

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Man loses end of nose in knife attack; woman arrested

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrest of an Elberton woman in connection with a knife attack reported to authorities just before 9 o’clock Monday morning. Tanesha Ardister, age 26, of a Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Elberton, address, faces one felony charge of aggravated assault, according to …

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Investigation of fatal residential fire completed

The cause of death of an Elberton woman who died in a residential fire Friday on Roosevelt Street has been listed as accidental smoke inhalation, according to Elbert County Emergency Services Director Chuck Almond. The body of 53-year-old Connie Jean Coleman was taken to the state crime lab in Atlanta …

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Ribbon Cutting at Athens Technical College

by Scott Smith scott@wsgcradio.com Athens Technical College officially opened its new Mobile Welding Lab on Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at the Elbert County Campus. The Mobile Welding Lab, included as part of a $500,000 grant, features an eight station lab where participants can receive training for Technical Certificates of Credit …

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Transformational Projects are on the Horizon in Georgia

Article from the Georgia Municipal Association news www.gmanet.com   Cities statewide are uncovering innovative ways to not only transform underutilized areas of their downtowns, but also transform historic buildings to drive business and create a sense of “place.” Lawrenceville’s SouthLawn project, a $200 million mixed-use, urban-style development across 32-acres of …

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Deal to call for special legislative session

Gov. Nathan Deal today notified House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that he plans to call for a special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session is set to convene on Tuesday, Nov. 13.   “Georgia was severely impacted by Hurricane Michael and many …

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