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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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Mr. Danny Augusta “Dan” Hunt, Sr.

Mr. Danny Augusta “Dan” Hunt, Sr. 70, of Hartwell Highway, Elberton, husband of 49 years to Jean Davis Hunt, finished his course in faith on Monday, June 11, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Hunt was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on July 16, 1947, son of the late William Riley Hunt, …

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Bowman City Council elects Patten as mayor pro tem

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Bowman City Council met Wednesday for the first time since the election and installation of new Mayor Mark Berryman. The council’s first action during the called meeting was to unanimously elect council member Carla Patten to serve as the city’s mayor pro tem. Following a closed session …

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Clary hints at hospital needing more support

CEO Brandon  Clary told Commission  Chairman Tommy Lyon as well as members of the hospital authority that Jefferson County had just authorized three mils of property tax to support their local hospital. Clary said the county was already giving $100,000 per month to the hospital to keep it operational. Clary …

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Brooks, Childs announce retirement from C of C

Elbert County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bill Daughtry notified the public that Chamber of Commerce President Phyllis Brooks and Secretary Gwen Childs have submitted their resignations to be effective March 31, 2017. Daughtry said he received and accepted the resignations last week and informed chamber board of directors this morning. …

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