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Do you Remember Government Cheese ?? Could it be coming back

If you’ve ever tasted what’s known as “government cheese,” you won’t soon forget it. Its flavor was described as somewhere between Velveeta and American cheese and smacked of humiliation or gratitude for the people who couldn’t afford not to eat it. Its color, an almost neon orange, was eye-catching. And …

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UPDATE MISSSING TEEN FOUND

 On Friday morning the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office  issued a BE ON THE LOOKOUT (BOLO) for a 14 year old Trinity Christianson. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews reports to WSGC news that the teen has now been found.  Sheriff Andrews wanted to thank all the people involved in finding  Trinity …

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Hungry-Man dinner product recalled due to salmonella risk

A frozen meal from the brand Hungry-Man has been recalled due to salmonella concerns, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). On Friday, FSIS issued a public health alert regarding concerns of products being contaminated with salmonella in whey powder that’s been recalled by …

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Mure-Cho Students return home with Visitors

Elbert County sister city students returned home Wednesday evening with their sister city friends from Mure-Cho Japan. The Mure-Cho students will spend the next week with host families in Elberton. Elberton’s sister city program is one of the longest running in the country with 35 years of exchange with Mure-Cho …

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Georgia governor’s matchup sets a battle for the middle

With the Georgia governor’s race now set, the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes a question of which candidate can move beyond their partisan bases to capture the electoral middle in this emerging battleground state. Kemp, a two-term secretary of state backed by President Donald Trump, …

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Madison Co. teen dies in skateboarding accident

A Madison County teen was killed in a skateboarding accident in Hall County Friday, July 20. According to information released from the Gainesville Post of the Georgia State Patrol, Jayden Candler Fields, 15,of Danielsville, died when he was struck by a 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup truck traveling south on Harmony …

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