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Police investigating burglary, thefts

Elberton Police are investigating a burglary reported to have taken place Wednesday at McDonough Street residence. A Fender guitar was reported stolen from a storage garage at the home. Police are also investigating a reported Tuesday morning theft of a pistol and ammunition with a total value of $150 from a vehicle parked at …

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Mayor Guest previews Elberton’s plans for 2018

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elberton Mayor Larry Guest will be sworn in to his fourth term when the city council meets Monday. In an interview with WSGC News, Guest said the city enters 2018 ready to hit the ground running on a number of projects. “We’re going to be looking at …

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Police investigate theft of gun from hotel room

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elberton Police are investigating a reported theft of a gun from a guest room Tuesday night at the Days Inn on Elbert Street. According to the police report, a hotel guest left his room for approximately 45 minutes and upon returning at 10:30 p.m., his gun, …

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County making progress on new fire stations

Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said Wednesday the county is making good progress toward construction of two new volunteer fire stations.  The upgraded Centerville Fire Station on the old Centerville School site on the Hartwell Highway and Deep Creek Fire Station on Nickville Road will each have three bays for …

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Police investigating kidnapping/armed robbery of Elberton teen

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elberton Police are seeking two suspects in the kidnapping and armed robbery of a local teenager reported to have occurred early Tuesday morning. Eighteen-year-old Kyle Austin Stewart of Elberton told police he was walking along North Oliver Street in the vicinity of the railroad crossing around 12:30 a.m. when an …

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Burglaries, break-ins, trespass incidents under investigation

In the midst of the holiday season, Elberton and Elbert County residents might want to take extra caution against any “grinches” seeking to steal Christmas. Elberton Police are investigating reports of a number of burglaries, auto break-ins and trespassing at residences within the city limits in recent days. According to police reports, …

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Man charged with indecent exposure in city park

Elberton Police arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with a complaint of public indecency reported Monday evening at Sutton Park on Brookwood Circle.  Kevin Tyrone Brittain faces charges of public drunkenness and indecent exposure after police received a complaint at approximately 6:30 p.m. Brittain was picked up by police officers on Lake Forest Drive …

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Economic developer to seek funds for spec building plans

Elbert County Economic Developer Rusty Warner said Thursday he plans to ask the county’s Board of Commissioners to approve funding that would begin the process toward possible construction of a speculative industrial building. “I’m going to go to the county and request funds to go out and start getting plans for what …

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Senate committee brings rural healthcare study to Elberton

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Members of the Georgia Senate Rural Study Committee held a public meeting Tuesday at the Elberton Civic Center, which turned out to be a wide-ranging discussion on the future of rural healthcare. Sen. David Lucas (D-Macon), who chairs the study committee, said he wanted one of …

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