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Street Pleads Guilty in Elbert Superior Court

Monday before Elbert Superior Court Judge R. Chris Phelps Dakota Scott Street pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit murder, concealing the death of another and possession of firearm during the commission of a crime in the death of Otha Perrin Judge Phelps sentenced to Street to 45 …

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Team Georgia’s first World Series game Monday at 2 p.m

Elbert County’s Team Georgia All-Stars will play their first game in the Junior League Baseball World Series on Monday at 2 p.m. in Taylor, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. Team Georgia, the Southeast Regional champion, drew a first-round bye in the tournament and will meet the winner of Sunday’s game …

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Commissioners asked for go-ahead on spec building plans

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County Board of Commissioners held a work session Thursday and heard a request from Development Authority Executive Director Rusty Warner to move forward with the planning process for development of a speculative building to be located on a 17.6-acre site in the industrial park on …

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Two drivers injured in collision

The drivers of two vehicles involved in a near head-on collision Thursday morning on the Calhoun Falls Highway were transported to healthcare facilities for treatment of their injuries. Conner Johnson, 23, of a Valley View Court, Elberton, address was treated at the scene and airlifted to the trauma center at …

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Man injured in vehicle fire

A 66-year-old Elbert County man suffered burns to his upper body Tuesday afternoon when his car accidentally caught fire outside his residence. James Allen of a Jones Ferry Road address was making a mechanical repair to his car’s fuel pump at approximately 5:30 p.m. When he started the engine, it …

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Elberton Council considering new downtown parking restrictions

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elberton City Council met Monday and heard first reading of a new parking ordinance for Elberton’s Central Business District. The proposal would replace the city’s current parking code for the downtown area defined as the Public Square, Oliver Street between Church Street and Elbert Street/College Avenue …

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Farewell to Mure-Cho Students

On Monday evening, the Sister City Committee, exchange students and Mayor Guest joined Consul General Shinozuka in bidding farewell to the four students and one chaperone from Mure. Five host families, including Brent and Abby Moon, Chad and Julia Brown , Jared and Janice Fleming , Bill and Kim Yeargin …

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$3,000 stolen in money card scam

Elberton Police are investigating a money card scam that resulted in the theft of $3,000 from the Save-A-Lot supermarket on Elbert Street last Thursday night. Police Sgt. Scott Marunich said the scam artists convinced the store’s night shift manager they were from the corporate office and directed the manager to …

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