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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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Devils host basketball scrimmage Thursday

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com  The Elbert County boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will host Calhoun Falls Charter School in a preseason scrimmage Thursday starting at 6 p.m. at the Inferno. It will be the one and only warmup for the Blue Devils and Lady Devils before they open the regular season November 28 at home …

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