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School board approves HVAC, flooring projects

The Elbert County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to approve an amended contract for a heating and air replacement project at Elbert County Elementary School at a cost not to exceed $695,490. School District Facilities Director Jon Jarvis said state grants will cover $418,000 of that cost, leaving the …

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Broad River neighbors seek solutions to stop waste dumping

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Residents of Elbert, Lincoln, Wilkes and Oglethorpe Counties gathered at the Elbert County Library on Thursday evening to discuss ongoing concerns about pollution of the Broad River and surrounding areas on the southern end of Elbert County, which they say is a result of waste dumping …

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Lady Devils season ends in Rockmart

The Lady Devils succumbed to the sting of the Lady Yellow Jackets at the Bee Hive in Rockmart to the end season with a 63-55 loss. . The Lady Devils led 9-2 early in the first quarter only to have the physical Lady Yellow Jackets take the lead and never …

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Sheriff and officers continue to make multiple drug arrests

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the February 5 arrests of three individuals on drug possession charges. Officers arrested 29-year-old Bradley Lee Webb, 53-year-old Tracy Anne Fleming Smith and 50-year-old Janet H. Arceo after conducting a “knock and talk” investigation at their residence on the Washington Highway, according to …

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Police charge Bowman man with drug possession

Elberton Police have charged a Bowman resident with drug possession and other offenses following a February 3 traffic stop at the intersection of Elbert and Church Streets. Mark Darin Outz, age 48, was charged by officers with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, driving under the influence of drugs, …

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Devils Win in Region Play..Continue Today

On Thursday afternoon, the Lady Devils continued their role as spoiler in the 8AA region tournament, as they upset the second seeded Lady Leopards of Banks County 51-46. The victory moved the Lady Devils to the 8AA Region Championship game on Friday night at 7:00 PM in the Inferno, against …

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