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Elbert County Man dies in an accident Monday evening

An Elbert County man has died from injuries sustained in an accident at the intersection of the Athens highway and the Mineral Springs Road. According to Emergency Services director Chuck Almond, the call came in at 10:54 pm on Monday evening in which a vehicle failed to stop at the …

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Sheriff Hosts Governors Office of Hwy Safety

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews hosted the Governor’s Office of Hwy Safety along with other law enforcement agencies this past Friday evening for a meal and training at the VFW Post 5456 in Elberton. After the meal and training portion of the evening teams from Barrow County, the Winder Police …

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Wreck Investigated Driver not found at scene

The Elbert County Sheriff’s office is investigating an overturned vehicle in the vicinity of the Athens Hwy and Sweet City on Sunday morning. When deputies arrived on the scene no one was at the accident site. Deputies report indications are that the accident happened in the overnight hours of Saturday …

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Car crashes, lands on parked car at Wal-Mart

A two-car accident occurred at Wal-Mart in Elberton on Sunday afternoon. According to reports from Elbert County emergency services one person was injured in the accident when one of the vehicles crossed the median between Wal-Mart and Elbert Street landing on top of a parked vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking …

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Lake House Tavern in Hartwell destroyed by fire Saturday

A fire has claimed another Hart County restaurant. The Lake House Tavern burned on Saturday morning according to Hart County fire officials. The Hart County Fire Department responded to the fire around 10 a.m on Saturday to the restaurant, located on Rock Springs Road. The restaurant had only been open …

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A Sunday Read

By Scott Smith “The Prince of Tides” by Pat Conroy If you feel the need to be taken back to the low country of South Carolina mixed with the bustling noise of New York City, a must-read is Pat Conroy’s “The Prince of Tides.” On a lazy Sunday afternoon, this …

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Sheriff Andrews urges caution this holiday weekend

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews is reminding motorists to practice safe driving habits as they travel throughout the state this Labor Day weekend. Andrews reports his officers will be on patrol in full force for the Labor Day holiday travel period this weekend, “They will focus their attention on speeders, …

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Jennings found guilty of murder in grandfather’s death

An Elbert County Superior Court jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about 90 minutes Monday before convicting Savanna Marie Jennings in the January 2018 shooting death of her 86-year-old grandfather. The verdict was announced at approximately 4:30 p.m. At the request of both defense and prosecuting attorneys, …

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Scott Smith: Remembering Nate Hirsch

A lot of people familiar with Georgia Southern University and the Georgia Southern Eagles will recognize the name, Nate Hirsch. Nate was the longtime play by play announcer for Georgia Southern sports. I was a youngster and remember fondly running the Georgia Southern football games on WSGC in the fall …

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