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Tickets Available Now for Friday’s Playoff Game

The Elbert County Blue Devils will host the Coosa High School Eagles in the first round of state Class AA playoffs Friday night in the Granite Bowl. Gates will open at 6 p.m., and kickoff time is 7:30. According to Athletic Coordinator Cristal Akin, True Blue reserved parking will be honored, but all tickets …

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Increase in chicken houses good for Elberton utilities

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com A recent increase in chicken house construction in Elbert County is expected to result in more revenue for the City of Elberton’s public utility system. City Manager Lanier Dunn reported to the Elberton City Council on Monday that two poultry farms have been added in the last two …

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Decision Day for Voters in Elberton and Bowman

By: Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Today is Election Day, with voters the cities of Elberton and Bowman going to the polls to decide who will be their mayor for the next two years and for a contested city council post in Elberton’s Ward 5. In Elberton, incumbent Mayor Larry Guest is …

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Poultry Truck Accident on Hwy 368

At approximately 8:53 am Thursday morning a poultry transport truck affiliated with Columbia Farms / House of Raeford Farms overturned on highway 368 in Elbert County. The driver was transported to Elbert Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The investigation continues by the Georgia State Patrol.  At the time of the accident …

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Elberton Woman Arrested for Stolen Checks

An Elberton woman has been arrested after attempting to open an account with stolen checks. The woman would have probably gotten away with the crime with the exception that the checks reportedly belonged to the bank teller’s aunt. Hartwell police have arrested 20-year-old Lakendra Shantel Brown of Elberton. Hartwell officers …

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Bond Hearings Held Wednesday Afternoon

A first appearance and Bond hearing was held on Wednesday afternoon with the Honorable Judge Chris Phelps presiding over the hearing of charges against Justin Thomas Algood, Jake Brooks Algood and Megan Elizabeth Brown. Bond was set for Brown at $5,000 on the charge of possession of cocaine and $1,000 on the …

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Stalking Arrest Leads To Discovery Of Drugs

On Tuesday Morning, the Elbert County Sheriff Department arrested Justin Thomas Algood on a warrant for aggravated stalking. After the arrest a search warrant was executed at 1023 Sunset Drive in Elberton due to an investigation of illegal drugs being sold at the residence. Three Subjects have been arrested as a result of …

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Monday Industrial Accident Claims Life in Elbert County

An Early Monday morning industrial accident has claimed the life of an Elbert County man as the result of an incident at a local granite company. (10/23/17). According to a statement from Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond, the victim has been identified as 53 year old Thomas Mark Carrington of …

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GUILTY VERDICT In Watkins Trial

After almost a week of Superior Court, the murder trial of Michael Watkins who was accused of murdering Meredith Watkins concluded Thursday afternoon. The Honorable Judge Thomas Hodges, in a bench trial found Watkins guilty of felony involuntary manslaughter in the death of Meredith Watkins. Watkins was found not guilty on charges of malice murder, …

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