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Farewell to Mure-Cho Students

On Monday evening, the Sister City Committee, exchange students and Mayor Guest joined Consul General Shinozuka in bidding farewell to the four students and one chaperone from Mure. Five host families, including Brent and Abby Moon, Chad and Julia Brown , Jared and Janice Fleming , Bill and Kim Yeargin …

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$3,000 stolen in money card scam

Elberton Police are investigating a money card scam that resulted in the theft of $3,000 from the Save-A-Lot supermarket on Elbert Street last Thursday night. Police Sgt. Scott Marunich said the scam artists convinced the store’s night shift manager they were from the corporate office and directed the manager to …

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Madison County Man Dies in Wreck in Jackson County

A Madison County man has died on Monday in an accident in Jackson County. The victim was identified as Andrew J. Adams, 85,of  Danielsville, Adams died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy. 98 and Hwy. 441 at 6:59 p.m. Monday. His son, Andrew R. …

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4-Hers compete at State Level

Three Elbert County 4-Hers competed well this week at State 4-H Congress. Ethan Cone placed Second, competing in Performing Arts Piano. Lexie Partain competing in Performing Arts Vocal. Madison Brown placed First, competing in Outdoor Recreation Geocaching. Madison is now a Master 4-Her. We are proud of the excellent job …

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Do you Remember Government Cheese ?? Could it be coming back

If you’ve ever tasted what’s known as “government cheese,” you won’t soon forget it. Its flavor was described as somewhere between Velveeta and American cheese and smacked of humiliation or gratitude for the people who couldn’t afford not to eat it. Its color, an almost neon orange, was eye-catching. And …

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UPDATE MISSSING TEEN FOUND

 On Friday morning the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office  issued a BE ON THE LOOKOUT (BOLO) for a 14 year old Trinity Christianson. Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews reports to WSGC news that the teen has now been found.  Sheriff Andrews wanted to thank all the people involved in finding  Trinity …

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