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Loran Smith: Savannah Georgia

Georgia’s oldest city has many redeeming features, from refreshing marshes and picturesque barrier islands to the mighty Atlantic and a river fabled in books, poetry, and song. The city has long had a residual relationship with the University of Georgia by being the habitat of the nation’s most famous mascot, …

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Georgia Judge found Dead at his home

A Georgia Court of Appeals judge was found dead behind his Albany home on Saturday morning, Albany authorities have stated. Judge Stephen Goss, 60, was found dead from a single gunshot wound when Albany police arrived at the home on Greenwood Drive just after 8 a.m on Saturday. His body …

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Defense rests in Jennings murder trial

Elbert County Superior Court jurors heard a full day of testimony from defense witnesses Friday in the murder trial of Savanna Marie Jennings, who is charged in the January 2018 shooting death of her 86-year-old grandfather. Jennings took the stand in her own defense during the trial on Friday. Late …

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Qualifying period closes in City of Elberton Elections

The qualifying period for the upcoming city council elections ended Friday afternoon at 4:30 for the Ward 2 and 3 seats on the Elberton City Council. As of Thursday afternoon, Terry Burton has qualified earlier this week for Ward 2 along with Everett Worley who qualified mid-day Friday as well …

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Sheriff drops one Charge against Scarborough

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has received information that the entering Auto on Middleton Church Rd. where a 30-30 rifle was taken has been cleared.The owner has now stated that the gun has been located and not stolen. As a result the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has dismissed one charge …

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Three charged in recent thefts

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrests of three individuals in connection with a number of thefts reported in the county over the past two weeks. Jeremy Frank Scarborough, age 23, of a Suttles Road, Elberton, address was apprehended Wednesday and has been charged with five counts of …

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May unemployment rate remains unchanged

The May unemployment rate was unchanged from April, but businesses added jobs, according to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. Butler said Georgia’s jobless rate maintained at 3.8 percent. A year ago, Georgia’s unemployment rate sat at 4 percent. Nationally, the unemployment rate also held constant, staying at 3.6 percent in …

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