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Operation Southern Shield Starts Soon

Georgia and South Carolina will join Florida, Alabama and Tennessee for a regional week long speed enforcement initiative on July 17-23. It’s called, “Operation Southern Shield.” According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, speeding is the cause of 30 percent of the traffic deaths in the United States each year. …

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Board Of Commissioners Meet Monday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will meet this afternoon at 5pm for a Public hearing and at 5:30pm for the Regular July Meeting. Items on their agenda include: Adoption of the Minutes of the Called Meeting on June 8, 2017 and June 29, 2017 and the Regular Meeting on June 12, 2017. A …

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Commissioners Work Session Thursday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners held a work session Thursday Afternoon at 5pm at the County Government Complex Daniel Graves, Chairman of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Board along with Hospital CEO Brandon Clary went before the Board to inform the commissioners of the current status of Elbert Memorial. Graves noted to …

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Storms Cause Damage Thursday

A strong storm that moved through Elbert County on Thursday afternoon had power lines down in the area of the Elbert County Primary School for a time on Hwy 17 South. Crews responded rapidly to the scene and the lines were moved an power restored.

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Arrest Made After Chase

On Tuesday, officers with the Comer Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a blue 2006 Honda Civic on Gholston Street in Comer. At that point Preston Dean Lunsford, 25 of Danielsville, fled and attempted to elude pursuing officers. At the Hwy 98 East / Hwy 172 (Paoli Junction) intersection, the …

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Commissioners To Meet Thursday

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session this Afternoon at 5pm at the County Government Complex Items on their agenda include Brandon Clary has requested to present updates to the Board regarding Elbert Memorial Hospital. A Request from the Elbert County Public Library to name two individuals to …

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Lincoln County Sheriff Passes Away

Lincoln County Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs has passed away. According to Lincoln County Coroner Paul Reviere, it appears that Sheriff Beggs suffered an apparent heart attack and his death is not considered suspicious. Sheriff Beggs was elected in 2012. Below is his obituary. — Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs, 58 of …

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Suspect Sought In Oglethorpe County

Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office investigators were, at last report, still searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run at a convenience store in Crawford. The driver caused damage to a gas pump at the Red Rabbit store. He was driving an extended cab Chevrolet pick-up truck, likely with damage to its …

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Gas Prices Fuel Discussion

Gas prices in the Elberton area seem to be on the minds of many people this week. As the July holiday travel period began over the weekend, WSGC fielded many questions as to why gasoline prices are somewhat higher here than in neighboring areas. According to the website gasbuddy.com,the Georgia State …

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Robbery Suspect Caught

According to Lt. Carissa McFaddin of the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, 44 year old Christi Diane Slade, of Rensselaer, New York has been arrested in connection with the bank robbery in Banks County. The Banks County Sheriff’s Office was contacted early Thursday morning after the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland had …

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