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Early Voting ends with a strong turnout on final day

Friday was the final day of early voting for Georgia’s primary runoff elections. In Early voting on Friday the numbers were Democratic votes 26, Republican 74 in office voting and paper ballots were Democratic votes 19 and Republican 49. Total Early voting final numbers were Democratic votes 183, Republican 501 …

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Early voting for runoff ends today

Today is the final day of early voting for Georgia’s primary runoff elections from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registrar’s Office on Forest Avenue in Elberton. Election Day is Tuesday, July 24, with polls open countywide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward said that …

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Elbert Junior League wins State… Headed to Florida

Congratulations to the Elbert County Junior League team as they claim the Georgia Junior League State Championship Thursday Night . Bartow won the first game tonight to force a second game and Elbert County won the second game. Elbert County will now advance to the Southeast Regional Tournament in Fort …

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Missing Teens Body recovered; Apparent Vehicle accident

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reporting an update in the missing person’s investigation into the disappearance of  Julie Moiser. In the release the GBI stated : “We are sad to report that Julie Ann Mosier has been been recovered at the Intersection of Parhamtown Road and US Highway 172 …

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Lauren Watson appointed to Superior Court judgeship

Lauren A. Watson, a resident of Madison County, was appointed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal as the new Superior Court judge for the Northern Judicial Circuit, succeeding retiring Chief Judge Thomas L. Hodges III of Elberton. The governor selected Watson over two other finalists recommended by the Judicial Nominating Commission, …

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Watkins Pleaded Guilty in Elbert Superior Court

Michael Watkins was back in Elbert Superior Court today and pleaded Guilty to the charge of aggravated sexual battery. The Honorable Judge Thomas L. Hodges  sentenced Watkins to 10 years to be served in prison, probation for life and Watkins is required to register as a sexual offender. In  a …

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