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Northern Circuit under consideration for fourth Superior Court judgeship

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com State officials are considering the Northern Judicial Circuit for a fourth Superior Court judgeship, according to recent correspondence between the Administrative Office of the Courts and the circuit’s Chief Judge Thomas L. Hodges III. Christopher Hansard, judicial services division director for the Administrative Office of the Courts, …

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School board approves $28.8 million budget for FY 2019

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to approve a $28.8 million budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins July 1. The new budget reflects a 4.5 percent increase over the $27.6 million budget for the current fiscal year. Board Chairman Ben Baker said …

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Seven attorneys seeking appointment as Superior Court judge

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Seven of the 11 attorneys who were nominated to a soon-to-be vacated Superior Court judgeship in the Northern Judicial Circuit have filed their paperwork with the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission and are pursuing the appointment. Gov. Nathan Deal will appoint a new judge to succeed Chief …

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Police arrest three on drug charges

            A 35-year-old Elberton woman was arrested on multiple drug charges following an arrest made last Monday around midnight in the parking lot of Elbert Memorial Hospital. Erin Lee Libby, of a Mineral Springs Road address, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a …

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Athens Shooting Victim Identified

Athens-Clarke County Authorities are investigating the shooting death of an Athens woman on Sunday. Natania Jarrad, 30, was fatally shot early Sunday in her home off Airport Road, Authorities report. Athens Clarke officers were called to the residence at about 3 a.m., when the woman’s fiancé called 911 to report …

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Another Rabies Case confirmed in the Area

A domestic cat from Gumlog Creek Road, Franklin County was recently submitted to the Franklin County Health Department to test for rabies and found to be positive. In addition to the tan, white, and gray cat that tested positive for rabies, residents should be on the lookout for a gray-and-black-striped …

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Shooting Death being investigated in Athens

The Athens-Clarke County Police is investigating a shooting that resulted death of a femal victim overnight.  In a release from the Athens-Clarke County Police: On June 17th 2018 at approximately 3:00 am, officers were dispatched to a residence off Airport Road in reference to a person shot. Upon their arrival, …

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Royston woman found dead in creek Identified by GBI

GBI,State and local officials in Franklin and Madison counties are seeking the public’s help with information regarding the death of a Royston woman. “Authorities have identified a body recovered from Hanna Creek in Royston on June 8 as Amber Brittany Hester,” said Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles on …

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