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Man charged with solicitation of sodomy against a minor

A 67-year-old Elbert County man was arrested last week by Elberton Police on a felony charge of solicitation of sodomy against a minor. Bobby Melvin Pollock of a Bowman Highway address was booked into the Elbert County Detention Center at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to jail records. He was additionally …

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School board eyes millage rate rollback for FY 2019

By Linton Johnsonlinton@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County School District’s lowest tax millage rate in at least five years is now under consideration by the Board of Education, following the release of the new tax digest for fiscal year 2019. During a called meeting Tuesday, board members were in agreement with a …

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Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of 2015 landfill suit

The Court of Appeals of Georgia affirmed its previous dismissal of a 2015 lawsuit filed by Sweet City Landfill LLC against the Elbert County government in an opinion issued Tuesday. In a statement released Wednesday, Elbert County Attorney Bill Daughtry explained that in 2015 the Board of Commissioners amended the …

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Police investigate explosive found in back yard of home

What appears to be an old military artillery shell was discovered in the back yard of a Lake Forest Drive residence on Sunday afternoon. After receiving a call from the homeowner, Elberton Police officers arrived on the scene and confirmed the shell, which had “Scovill Model 1807 M” etched on …

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Pair charged with heroin possession

Sheriff Melvin Andrews announced the arrests of two Elbert County residents on charges of heroin possession Tuesday when deputies attempted to serve an outstanding warrant on Hoot Owl Road. The subject of the warrant, 26-year-old Garrett Maxwell Scoggins of Dewy Rose, was charged with possession of heroin, possession and use …

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McCall named Vice President for Economic Development

ATHENS, GA – Dr. Andrea D. Daniel, President of Athens Technical College has named Al McCall, Vice President for Economic Development. Mr. McCall currently serves as Director of the Elbert County Campus and will continue to oversee that campus, as well as, serve as the College’s Vice President for Economic …

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Man charged with public indecency at McWilliams Park

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrest of a 23-year-old Elbert County man on public indecency and other charges following an incident last Friday at McWilliams Park.Juwan Vontravious Allen of a Calhoun Falls Highway address was charged with public indecency after allegedly exposing himself to a woman on …

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Algood sentenced to 20 years for drug possession

A 28-year-old Elberton man received a 20-year sentence on drug possession charges Friday in Elbert County Superior Court. Justin Thomas Algood will serve four years in prison and the remaining 16 years on probation. Judge Lauren A. Watson handed down the sentence after Algood pleaded guilty to three counts of …

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Superintendent presents ‘State of the Schools’ report to BOE

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County Board of Education met Monday and heard the annual “State of the Schools” report from Superintendent Chuck Bell during the opening month of the 2018-19 academic year. Bell said that with 246 certified educators and 203 classified employees, the school district is Elbert County’s …

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