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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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Body located by Dive Teams on Lake Hartwell

South Carolina authorities have confirmed divers and search teams on Tuesday morning located the body of a man who went under water but never resurfaced at Lake Hartwell.   The incident occurred at Singing Pines on Highway 29 in Starr at 8:46 p.m. Monday.   Family members said 24-year-old Juber …

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Elberton Man drowns at Calhoun Falls State Park

A 41-year-old Elberton man died from drowning on Sunday evening at Calhoun Falls State Park, according to a press release from the Abbeville County South Carolina Coroner’s Office. Juan Manual Pantoja Negrete of Elberton, Georgia, was reportedly swimming in the lake and his family stated he disappeared, Abbeville County Coroner …

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Log truck overturns on Bowman Highway; driver injured

A log truck overturned in a one-vehicle wreck at approximately 11:15 a.m. Monday on Bowman Highway north of Deep Creek Road. The truck’s driver, 60-year-old David Clark of Abbeville, S.C., was transported by Elbert County EMS to Elbert Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries and was in stable condition …

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Northeast Georgia showcased on National Television, “In Merrie’s Memory” to air Sunday on DIY Network’s Barnwood builders

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com and Scott Smith scott@wsgcradio.com   A log cabin constructed by Elberton businessman Joe Colvard will be featured this Sunday evening at 9pm on the DIY network entitled “In Merrie’s Memory”. The cast and production crew from the DIY Network’s popular “Barnwood Builders” show spent three days …

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Budget vote on agenda for commissioners’ called meeting

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting Monday to consider approval of an $11.7 million annual budget for fiscal year 2019, which began July 1. The county has been operating on a continuation of last year’s budget since that time. The commissioners will also consider proposals …

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