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Early Voting Numbers in City of Elberton Races

As of Wednesday afternoon 63 votes had been cast in early voting in the city of Elberton. On the Ballot is the Elberton Mayor’s race and the Ward 5 race. The polls are open for early voters from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at city hall in the city clerk’s office for Elberton voters …

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Madison County — NO FERTILIZER PLANT

The Madison County board of commissioners were unmoved by an appeal Oct. 10 by brothers Stephen and Jeff Smith who want to put a fertilizer drying facility at 1815 Hwy. 172. The Board voted 5-0 to uphold a previous denial to allow the operation in an intensive agriculture zone because …

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Hall Named Teacher of the Year

The Elbert County Board of Education has named Kelly Hall as Teacher of the year. A HUGE congratulations goes out to Kelly Hall on being named Elbert County School District’s Teacher of the Year! WSGC is proud of our friend and all the things she does to make sure her …

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Madison County Woman Drowns in Pond near Her Home

An elderly woman was found in a pond behind her home in Hull this past Friday. The investigation into the death has been ruled an accidental drowning. Jessie Mae James, 86, of Spratlin Mill Road, Hull, was found dead in a pond at her residence Friday around 5 p.m. Her body was sent to …

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Burglary Investigation Leads To Drug Arrests

On Tuesday at approximately 11:23 AM officers went to the Budget Inn, Elberton, investigating a Burglary that occurred October 9th at a residence on Montevideo Rd, Elberton. The Investigation resulted in two subjects being arrested on drug charges with one also arrested on Burglary charge. Jacob Thomas O’Dell Wilkins, 21 of …

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Court Date Set For Man Who Shot At Lavonia Cops

A court date has been set for November 6th, in the shooting of two Lavonia Officers. It’s been 10 months since 22-year-old Khari Anthony Dashaun Gordon of Greenville, South Carolina allegedly shot two Lavonia police officers during a traffic stop at Zaxby’s on Jones Street and fled the scene. Hours …

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Car Accident Kills Banks County Man

A Banks County man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday evening in Madison County. The Victim was identified as Emanuel Baker, 59, who died in a wreck on Hwy. 174 at 9:49 p.m. Oct. 6. According to county coroner Julie Phillips, Baker’s 1993 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck left the roadway …

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Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest

On October 06, 2017 approxametley 11:12 pm, HRS Deputies on Patrol observed a vehicle at the Guide Stones off the Hartwell Hwy with no tag. An investigation led to the driver being arrested on felony charges. Amanda Joanne Sloterbeck, 42, was arrested on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug …

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Lady Devils Softball Head to State Playoffs

Elbert County Lady Devils softball team will be traveling to Rockmart High School (#1 seed from Region 7AA) on Wednesday, 10/11/17 for the first round of state playoffs. Game times are as follows: Wednesday (10/11) 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM / Thursday(10/12) “if necessary” game 5:00 PM. For all the EC fans out there that plan to make …

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Fire Monday Morning on Deep Creek Road

4 stations from Elbert County Volunteer Fire Departments, Elbert County EMS, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Hart EMC responded to a structure fire on Deep Creek Road Monday morning. No injuries were reported in the fire and the investigation continues. Stations 5,3,7,6 responded to the incident

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