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Unconfirmed Elbert County Connection to South Carolina Man accused of Kidnapping and Possible Multiple Murders

Todd Christopher Kohlhepp

There are unconfirmed information that the South Carolina man suspected for Kidnapping and possible Multiple murders has an Elbert County Connection.. Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, 45, is in the Spartanburg Co. Detention Center charged with kidnapping. Unconfirmed reports say that Kohlhepp attended Samuel Elbert Academy in Elberton   According to Various reports …

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Trooper involved in Elbert County shooting identified


The Georgia State Patrol trooper who was involved in a fatal shooting this past Thursday evening was identified on Monday as Justin Larry Ray of Hart County. The 2009 graduate of Hart County High School was assigned to Georgia State Patrol Post 52 in Hartwell. He had been with the …

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Madison County shooting suspect nabbed in Elberton


    After receiving a report on Thursday evening from Madison County that a suspect wanted in connection to a shooting may be in the Elberton area, officers from the Elberton Police Department spotted and arrested Steve Michael Allen (aka Steven Michael Harper) of Hull at the “Tiger Mart” Citgo …

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Mark Berryman joins WSGC Radio Staff


Bowman resident and former Managing Editor of The Elberton Star Mark Berryman has joined the staff at WSGC Radio as a local news reporter. Mark will be covering municipal meetings and other news events in Elbert County, producing news copy to our website, wsgcradio.com and providing on-air reports as well …

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Mega Millions scam resurfaces, says FBI


Agents from the Atlanta Field Office of the FBI have distributed a warning to local law enforcement agencies warning citizens of a scam involving the Mega Millions lotttery, the FBI and the FDIC. Acting Agent in Charge George Crouch provided the following warning: “Recent reports to law enforcement indicate the …

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