Local News

Local pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

Elberton Police are investigating an armed robbery that was reported Sunday afternoon at Elberton Pharmacy on Elbert Street.  Sgt. Scott Marunich said police are seeking a white female suspect who walked into the pharmacy at 1:40 p.m. and asked pharmacist Charles Thomas what brand of oxycodone the store carries. Thomas went to retrieve …

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Runners brave cold weather for Twilight Stroll

The 15th Annual Twilight Stroll by the Granite Bowl Fun Run, 5K and 10.1K Race Friday night, sponsored by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, was a great success despite frigid temperatures throughout the evening. The event attracted runners from Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. In the 10.1K race, John Coleman of …

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Sheriff’s Department Makes Weekend Drug Busts

On 1-4-2018 Deputies executed a Search Warrant located a 29 Reese Street after a month long narcotics investigation. The following Subjects where arrested and charged with the following. Paula Armstrong: Sale of Methamphetamine x2, Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Distribute, Possession Of …

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County Commissioners to meet Monday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda is a request for the county government to accept responsibility for handling the payroll for the executive director of the local Development Authority. This has previously been handled by the City of Elberton. The commissioners will …

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“Travelers” Scam could be back in Elbert County

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office was alerted on 1/3/2018 that the Irish Traveler’s could be back in Elbert County attempting to scam again. The Scams that they are known for are painting driveways, and/ or painting barns where they will use very little paint and a lot of thinner. Other …

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Police investigating burglary, thefts

Elberton Police are investigating a burglary reported to have taken place Wednesday at McDonough Street residence. A Fender guitar was reported stolen from a storage garage at the home. Police are also investigating a reported Tuesday morning theft of a pistol and ammunition with a total value of $150 from a vehicle parked at …

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Mayor Guest previews Elberton’s plans for 2018

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elberton Mayor Larry Guest will be sworn in to his fourth term when the city council meets Monday. In an interview with WSGC News, Guest said the city enters 2018 ready to hit the ground running on a number of projects. “We’re going to be looking at …

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Police investigate theft of gun from hotel room

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elberton Police are investigating a reported theft of a gun from a guest room Tuesday night at the Days Inn on Elbert Street. According to the police report, a hotel guest left his room for approximately 45 minutes and upon returning at 10:30 p.m., his gun, …

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County making progress on new fire stations

Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said Wednesday the county is making good progress toward construction of two new volunteer fire stations.  The upgraded Centerville Fire Station on the old Centerville School site on the Hartwell Highway and Deep Creek Fire Station on Nickville Road will each have three bays for …

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Police investigating kidnapping/armed robbery of Elberton teen

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elberton Police are seeking two suspects in the kidnapping and armed robbery of a local teenager reported to have occurred early Tuesday morning. Eighteen-year-old Kyle Austin Stewart of Elberton told police he was walking along North Oliver Street in the vicinity of the railroad crossing around 12:30 a.m. when an …

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