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Third confirmed case in Elbert County

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Elbert County now stands at three. Brooke McDowell, practice administrator of the Medical Center of Elberton, announced Tuesday morning that she was notified of a positive test result around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The patient, an Elbert County resident, underwent the test …

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Rep. Doug Collins Secures 200,000 Doses of Hydroxychloroquine for Georgia

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today announced Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the largest U.S.-based generics manufacturers, has donated 200,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate to Georgia’s Department of Public Health for potential use in treating hospitalized COVID—19 patients. “On behalf of the people of Georgia, I want to thank Amneal Pharmaceuticals …

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Elbert schools closing next week due to Coronavirus

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell announced to the Board of Education Friday morning that schools will be closed for one week starting Monday. The closing could be extended beyond next week if necessary as dictated by fluid developments related to the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, pandemic. …

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Hospital CEO: we’re prepared for coronavirus response

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Executive Committee of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority held a called meeting Thursday morning to discuss the hospital’s and the community’s readiness to respond to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak. In an opening statement, Hospital CEO Kerry Trapnell said EMH is ready to take care …

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Sheriff’s Office makes arrests in burglary, auto theft

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrests of two teenagers on felony theft charges in connection with the Friday night burglary of a Harmony Road residence. Jonathan Linares, age 18, of a North Oliver Street, Elberton, address and Donell Wilkins, age 17, of a Grady Cleveland Road, Elberton, …

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Huff found guilty on Seven Felonies

An Elbert County jury has found Jonathan Otaris Huff guilty on 3 counts of Aggravated Assault, 3 counts of having a firearm in the commission of a felony, and 1 count of the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Huff was represented by Attorney Conner Magill of the …

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Hearing held Friday in Jennings Sentencing

A hearing was held in the sentencing phase of Savanna Jennings murder conviction in Elbert Superior Court on Friday afternoon. The State called witnesses to testify as to the impact that the death of Otha Perrin had on the family and the community. No witnesses were called by the defense …

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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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