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Elberton’s Chad Lunsford named head coach at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern ended its coaching search Monday and removed the interim tag on Elbert County’s Chad Lunsford, naming him the school’s permanent head football coach. Lunsford played at Elbert County High School for coach T. McFerrin. During Lunsford’s high school career, Elbert County made four straight appearances in the state playoffs and …

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ECCHS basketball teams open 2017-18 season Tuesday

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Prince Avenue Christian in their regular season opener Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Inferno. The Blue Devils and Lady Devils will also play Madison County at home Friday night and Hart County in Hartwell Saturday night. Marvin Denney of WSGC Sports says the …

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Sheriff Andrews offers tips for safe Black Friday travel

By Scott Smith scott@wsgcradio.com Black Friday shopping is underway, and the roads around Elberton and Northeast Georgia’s Stores and biggest shopping centers are likely to be full well into the weekend. With that in mind, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews has some tips to help people get to and from stores safely. …

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Rivalry weekend ahead for college football teams

by Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com  Georgia is still in the hunt for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but this week state bragging rights are on the line when the Bulldogs visit arch rival Georgia Tech Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets have had a disappointing regular season but would …

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Franklin County Murder Investigation

In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon by District Attorney Parks White it was reported that during the early afternoon hours of November 22, 2017, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, the Hart County Sheriff s Office. the Lavonia Police Department., the Georgia State Patrol , …

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County Administrator, Elberton Mayor clash on economic development funds

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com A high-level dispute has erupted between officials with the City of Elberton and Elbert County governments over a millage rate increase the county commissioners approved for economic development. In an open letter published Tuesday in the Elberton Star, County Administrator Bob Thomas called on Elberton Mayor Larry Guest …

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Blue Devils win JV Inferno Invitational

The Elbert County junior varsity wrestling team was victorious in the 8th annual JV Inferno Invitational Tuesday in the Inferno. First place individuals for the Blue Devils were Alberto Cervantes in the 106/113-pound category, Christian Lopez in the 120, Jaren Davis in the 132, Brice Noggle in the 160/170 and Mason Anderson …

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Elbert County NAACP Celebrates 38 years during Annual Banquet

The Elbert County Chapter of the NAACP celebrated with the 38th Annual Banquet at the Elberton Civic Center. Many local and State dignitaries and prominent citizens from all over the southeast were on hand to celebrate including the guest speaker Donikia S. Gray. Gray spoke eloquently about the challenges, need …

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Great Promise Partnership Gears up to Start in Elbert County

by Scott Smith scott@wsgcradio.com Great Promise Partnership held an informational meeting at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College on Wednesday afternoon with local political and business leaders to formally start the program for students in Elbert County. In Georgia, one in three high school students will not graduate—often due to …

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