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Coach Saban in Elberton this past Thursday

University of Alabama football head coach Nick Saban visits Shepherd Center and WSB studios in Atlanta on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Photo by Kevin Liles/kevindliles.com

Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban made a visit to the Granite Capital on Thursday along with his new defensive Coordinator Jeremy Pruitt to recruit Elbert County’s football standout Mecole Hardman Jr. Saban fresh off his National Championship victory was on a recruiting trip and landed at the Elbert County Airport. …

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Powerball has multiple winners


Powerball tickets sold in Atlanta and in Coffee County are million dollar winners, matching 5 of the 6 numbers in last night’s drawing. People who bought tickets in California, Florida, and Tennessee will share the record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.

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Dutchy Award Winners announced

Dutchy Winners 2015 (2)

Encore Productions and The Elbert Theatre Foundation hosted the Seventh Annual Dutchy Awards at the Elbert Theatre on Saturday, January 9 th . Outstanding volunteers during the 2015 season were recognized for all of their hard work, talent and skill. During the awards evening, audience members got to see a …

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Fitzpatrick to run for Collins Seat


Republican Roger Fitzpatrick says he is making another run for Congress. Fitzpatrick, from White County, ran in 2012 for the 9th District seat now held by Hall County Republican Doug Collins. He’s planning to be on the ballot for the GOP primary in May.

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Tide wins: Smart era to now Start at UGA

Alabama defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Kirby Smart talks about NCAA college football Sugar Bowl prep as Alabama's defensive representatives meet with the media, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in New Orleans. Alabama and Oklahoma face off in the Sugar Bowl, on Jan. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

The Kirby Smart era can begin in Athens: the former Georgia Bulldog football player can now focus full-time on his new job as head coach of the Bulldog football team. Smart coached his final game as the defensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide beat the Clemson Tigers …

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Alabama’s Mel Tucker named UGA Defensive Coordinator

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Mel Tucker, assistant head coach and defensive backs coach at the University of Alabama and former NFL defensive coordinator, has been named defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia according to an announcement Tuesday by UGA head coach Kirby Smart. Tucker joined the Crimson Tide staff in January, 2015, after …

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