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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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Oglethorpe deputies investigating deaths of 16 dogs

The Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of 16 dogs found Aug. 11 at a home where the dog owner had been evicted. The bodies were transported recently to the University of Georgia for necropsies, but Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Tyndell said Friday that the results of those tests …

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Retirement reception honors Judge Hodges

The Northern Judicial Circuit Bar Association hosted a reception in honor of recently retired Superior Court Chief Judge Thomas L. Hodges III on Saturday at the Elberton Rock Gym. The Northern Circuit’s three current Superior Court judges joined Judge Hodges for the occasion: (L-R) New Chief Judge Jeffery S. Malcom, …

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