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Commissioners considering major energy upgrades for county buildings

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County Board of Commissioners met for a work session Thursday and heard a proposal for upgrading county buildings with energy improvements, with the project being funded by guaranteed energy cost savings resulting from the improvements. County Administrator Bob Thomas presented the basics of the plan, …

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INMATE WHO ESCAPED IN OGLETHORPE CO CAPTURED

Oglethorpe County deputies have captured Reginald Franklin Jr. A lookout was posted earlier this week for Franklin who was, at the time before his capture was last seen wearing a white tank top, white shorts and one blue/white Nike shoe He was reported to have one handcuff still on his …

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Sheriff Charges Two with meth possession

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrests of two Bowman residents on drug possession charges. Kevin William Cassidy, age 31, and Kimberly Dawn Sorrow, age 23, were each charged with possession of methamphetamine after their arrests Saturday afternoon.

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Georgia troopers stop over 100 first day of hands-free law

State troopers made over a hundred stops enforcing Georgia’s new hands-free driving law Sunday, the first day the law was in effect. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tracey Watson told the media the Georgia State Patrol issued 34 citations and 98 warnings across the state. Under the “Hands-Free Georgia Act,” …

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