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Dutchy Award Winners announced

Dutchy Winners 2015 (2)

Encore Productions and The Elbert Theatre Foundation hosted the Seventh Annual Dutchy Awards at the Elbert Theatre on Saturday, January 9 th . Outstanding volunteers during the 2015 season were recognized for all of their hard work, talent and skill. During the awards evening, audience members got to see a …

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Fitzpatrick to run for Collins Seat


Republican Roger Fitzpatrick says he is making another run for Congress. Fitzpatrick, from White County, ran in 2012 for the 9th District seat now held by Hall County Republican Doug Collins. He’s planning to be on the ballot for the GOP primary in May.

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Tide wins: Smart era to now Start at UGA

Alabama defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Kirby Smart talks about NCAA college football Sugar Bowl prep as Alabama's defensive representatives meet with the media, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in New Orleans. Alabama and Oklahoma face off in the Sugar Bowl, on Jan. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

The Kirby Smart era can begin in Athens: the former Georgia Bulldog football player can now focus full-time on his new job as head coach of the Bulldog football team. Smart coached his final game as the defensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide beat the Clemson Tigers …

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Alabama’s Mel Tucker named UGA Defensive Coordinator

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Mel Tucker, assistant head coach and defensive backs coach at the University of Alabama and former NFL defensive coordinator, has been named defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia according to an announcement Tuesday by UGA head coach Kirby Smart. Tucker joined the Crimson Tide staff in January, 2015, after …

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Corps of Engineers Keep a Close Eye on Area Lakes

hartwell lake overfull

The Corps of Engineers is keeping a close eye on Lake Lanier and other area lakes like Lake Hartwell and Thurmond, as more rain is in the forecast: no releases of water yet, but the Corps says that could happen later this week. Lanier is already above full pool and …

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Flood Watch for Elbert County Extended through Friday


The flood watch issued for Elberton and northeast Georgia has now been extended through Friday evening. Flood waters threaten to break a dam in Oconee County Georgia. Residents of the Briar Lake subdivision off Highway 316 in Oconee County are being urged to leave their homes or risk being stuck …

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Reward offered for information on Stolen Vehicles in Royston

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Tri-County Chevrolet in Royston is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of two stolen vehicles. Royston Police along with Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to locate a 1956 Black and Chrome Chevy Belair and a 2015 Orange Dodge Challenger with a black racing stripe. …

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