Local News

Man loses end of nose in knife attack; woman arrested

Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has announced the arrest of an Elberton woman in connection with a knife attack reported to authorities just before 9 o’clock Monday morning. Tanesha Ardister, age 26, of a Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Elberton, address, faces one felony charge of aggravated assault, according to …

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Investigation of fatal residential fire completed

The cause of death of an Elberton woman who died in a residential fire Friday on Roosevelt Street has been listed as accidental smoke inhalation, according to Elbert County Emergency Services Director Chuck Almond. The body of 53-year-old Connie Jean Coleman was taken to the state crime lab in Atlanta …

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Ribbon Cutting at Athens Technical College

by Scott Smith scott@wsgcradio.com Athens Technical College officially opened its new Mobile Welding Lab on Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at the Elbert County Campus. The Mobile Welding Lab, included as part of a $500,000 grant, features an eight station lab where participants can receive training for Technical Certificates of Credit …

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Transformational Projects are on the Horizon in Georgia

Article from the Georgia Municipal Association news www.gmanet.com   Cities statewide are uncovering innovative ways to not only transform underutilized areas of their downtowns, but also transform historic buildings to drive business and create a sense of “place.” Lawrenceville’s SouthLawn project, a $200 million mixed-use, urban-style development across 32-acres of …

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Deal to call for special legislative session

Gov. Nathan Deal today notified House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that he plans to call for a special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The special session is set to convene on Tuesday, Nov. 13.   “Georgia was severely impacted by Hurricane Michael and many …

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It was a successful weekend of the restoration of the Downtown Coke mural. Everyone was impressed with the group from the UGA art school. You have a professor, Joseph Norman whose main goal in life is to make a positive difference in the world through himself and his students. He …

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Bowman Council Meets This Evening

The Bowman City Council will hold its regular meeting this evening and is scheduled to hear a report from Mayor Mark Berryman on the city’s contract with the Bowman Public Library. Last month, the council voted to table a decision on renewing the annual library contract over a proposed $220 …

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Flu season begins..Hitting Children Hard

The statistics from the first week of the official flu season in Georgia are in and the group reporting the highest number of flu-like cases came from children under the age of 4. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 796 children aged 4 and under showed flu-like symptoms. …

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