Local News

Drug Suspect could now be in Toccoa

Earlier this week The Royston Police Department issued BOLO or lookout for Kedesha Israel who has been handing off fake prescriptions in the local area. Investigator Chris Shehee of the Royston PD says Israel passed off 5 fake prescriptions at a Royston pharmacy. Kadisha Israel who has an address out …

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Royston Police seek your help

The Royston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a Suspect. Investigator Chris Shehee of the Royston PD says they are looking for a woman who hasbeen handing off fake prescriptions in the area… “We are looking for a young black female by the name of Kadisha …

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Hart County, GBI search for Missing Person

Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland in a news release says authorities are searching in area in Hart County related to a missing person from October of 2016. The Hart County Sheriff’s office, Monday, along with the GBI and the Chamblee Police department, executed a search warrant on a 218 acre property …

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Gas Still High after effects of IRMA

Gasoline availability is improving following Hurricane Irma, but prices averaged a three year high. AAA said in their weekly fuel price report that while a steady stream of ships are delivering gas to Florida’s ports, normalizing supply levels for the Southeast, and gas prices are moving slightly, lower, prices last …

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Fugitive Captured in Royston from South Carolina

The Royston Police Department in cooperation with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a wanted fugitive on Friday after receiving a tip from a citizen. Jerry Lee Spence, 18, was apprehended and taken to the Franklin County Jail. A warrant had been issued for Spence by the Anderson County, South Carolina Sheriff’s …

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Thursday Council Meeting Results (Video Included)

The Elberton City Council Met thursday afternoon at 5:30 in Council Chambers at City Hall. Items on the Agenda included Presentation of the Financial Report The City of Elberton General fund showed assets of $40,311.691 with a total increase of $15,117.74 in Positive Cash for the Month of July. The City also has investment …

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City Council To Meet Thursday Evening

The Elberton City Council will meet this afternoon (9-14) at 5:30 in Council Chambers at City Hall. Items on the Agenda include: Presentation of the Financial Report Gary Jones of the Elberton Star Newspaper to speak to Council with regard to the county-wide digital radio system and rationale for closing off newspaper’s …

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WSGC, Star To Host Election Forum

The Elberton Star and WSGC Radio will sponsor a city election forum Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Historic Rock Gym. The event, which will be carried live on WSGC, will begin at 6 p.m.  There are two city races in Elberton. Incumbent Mayor Larry Guest will run against qualifier Mike Fernandez and in Ward 5 incumbent …

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Area Closings And Delays For 9-12

Elbert County Schools Closed Today Athens Technical College (All Campuses) Closed The office of Elberton Utilites and ElbertonNET will be closed on Today, Sept. 12, to regular business as we focus on the restoration of services and power. We will re-open on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. for business as usual. If you need …

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