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Elberton Woman Arrested for Stolen Checks

An Elberton woman has been arrested after attempting to open an account with stolen checks. The woman would have probably gotten away with the crime with the exception that the checks reportedly belonged to the bank teller’s aunt. Hartwell police have arrested 20-year-old Lakendra Shantel Brown of Elberton. Hartwell officers …

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Bond Hearings Held Wednesday Afternoon

A first appearance and Bond hearing was held on Wednesday afternoon with the Honorable Judge Chris Phelps presiding over the hearing of charges against Justin Thomas Algood, Jake Brooks Algood and Megan Elizabeth Brown. Bond was set for Brown at $5,000 on the charge of possession of cocaine and $1,000 on the …

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Stalking Arrest Leads To Discovery Of Drugs

On Tuesday Morning, the Elbert County Sheriff Department arrested Justin Thomas Algood on a warrant for aggravated stalking. After the arrest a search warrant was executed at 1023 Sunset Drive in Elberton due to an investigation of illegal drugs being sold at the residence. Three Subjects have been arrested as a result of …

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Monday Industrial Accident Claims Life in Elbert County

An Early Monday morning industrial accident has claimed the life of an Elbert County man as the result of an incident at a local granite company. (10/23/17). According to a statement from Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond, the victim has been identified as 53 year old Thomas Mark Carrington of …

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GUILTY VERDICT In Watkins Trial

After almost a week of Superior Court, the murder trial of Michael Watkins who was accused of murdering Meredith Watkins concluded Thursday afternoon. The Honorable Judge Thomas Hodges, in a bench trial found Watkins guilty of felony involuntary manslaughter in the death of Meredith Watkins. Watkins was found not guilty on charges of malice murder, …

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Early Voting Numbers in City of Elberton Races

As of Wednesday afternoon 63 votes had been cast in early voting in the city of Elberton. On the Ballot is the Elberton Mayor’s race and the Ward 5 race. The polls are open for early voters from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at city hall in the city clerk’s office for Elberton voters …

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Madison County — NO FERTILIZER PLANT

The Madison County board of commissioners were unmoved by an appeal Oct. 10 by brothers Stephen and Jeff Smith who want to put a fertilizer drying facility at 1815 Hwy. 172. The Board voted 5-0 to uphold a previous denial to allow the operation in an intensive agriculture zone because …

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Hall Named Teacher of the Year

The Elbert County Board of Education has named Kelly Hall as Teacher of the year. A HUGE congratulations goes out to Kelly Hall on being named Elbert County School District’s Teacher of the Year! WSGC is proud of our friend and all the things she does to make sure her …

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Madison County Woman Drowns in Pond near Her Home

An elderly woman was found in a pond behind her home in Hull this past Friday. The investigation into the death has been ruled an accidental drowning. Jessie Mae James, 86, of Spratlin Mill Road, Hull, was found dead in a pond at her residence Friday around 5 p.m. Her body was sent to …

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Burglary Investigation Leads To Drug Arrests

On Tuesday at approximately 11:23 AM officers went to the Budget Inn, Elberton, investigating a Burglary that occurred October 9th at a residence on Montevideo Rd, Elberton. The Investigation resulted in two subjects being arrested on drug charges with one also arrested on Burglary charge. Jacob Thomas O’Dell Wilkins, 21 of …

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