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Elbert County man sentenced for conspiring to sell methamphetamine while in prison

June 26, 2015

20 years in prison for an Elbert County man; his punishment for federal conspiracy charges: 49 year old David Benton was sentenced Thursday in US District Court in Athens, to 220 months in federal prison, for conspiring to sell methamphetamine from state prison. US Attorney Michael Moore says Benton recruited an accomplice while serving time in 2013 on…

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WSGC News for June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

A guilty plea in Hartwell for Sedrick Armone Rucker: jury selection was to start yesterday for the man accused of robbing 16 homes in Hart County. WLHR reports the burglaries spanned an eight week period back in 2013. In a December 2013 confession, Rucker admitted to at least seven burglaries in Elbert County, a confession…

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WSGC News for June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

Budget talk is on the agenda in Elbert County this afternoon: the first in a series of budget hearings, set for5PM at the Elbert County Government Complex in Elberton. County Administrator Bob Thomas, trying to cut a quarter of a million dollars from the Elbert County budget by July 1.  Thomas says he’s confident they can make…

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WSGC News for June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

The on-again, off-again trial of admitted Athens cop killer Jamie Hood will resume today in an Elbert County courtroom. On Friday, Athens DA Ken Mauldin, filed a notice of appeal to the State Supreme Court, against Judge Patrick Haggards decision to have the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office hand-deliver 200 summonses last week, when the poolof potential…

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Joe Marshall Ward

June 22, 2015

Mr. Joe Marshall Ward, age 71 of 3576 Ruckersville Rd., Elberton, Ga., went to tbe with the Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Rainey Hospice House. Born February 3, 1944 in Guyton, Ga., he was the son of the late Charles Herman Ward and Jennie Haley Ward. He was retired from Owens-Corning. Mr. Ward…

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WSGC News for June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

The monthly meeting of mayor and council for the city of Bowman is on tap for tonight: expect council to set the dates for coucil elecions in November. A first reading is also expected on the resolution for a pay raise for Bowman elected officials; a proposal Mayor Pete Gibbons says is to bring pay…

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USDA Set to Host Symposium in Royston in July

June 15, 2015

The City of Royston will be hosting the Northeast Georgia Economic Development Symposium next month. According to Royston Main Street Executive Director Candy Rhoades, this is the first such symposium of its kind in Northeast Georgia and will take place on Thursday, July 23 from 11a to 2p at the Royston Housing Authority. The symposium…

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Georgia DOT Warns of Summertime Construction Delays

June 15, 2015

Plan ahead, drive alert and watch for work zones. That’s the advice to motorists from theGeorgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) as an active summer construction season gets into full swing with projects beginning or underway throughout the state. If you’re headed down to Atlanta, G-DOT spokesperson Teri Pope said watch out for some major delays…

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Elbert Co. Board of Education Meets Tonight

June 15, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for its regular meeting for the month of June. Expected to be discussed this evening will be the school system’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Following that item, under the action item portion of this evening’s meeting, the school board will vote on the 2015-2016 meal price…

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WSGC Off Air Tuesday June 16

June 15, 2015

Here is a special programming note from WSGC. We will be off the air all day Tuesday in order for work to be completed to our transmitting tower near Fortsonia on River Road near the Washington Highway . WSGC Radio will return at 6 a.m.Wednesday June 17th. We apologize for this inconvenience to our listeners and advertisers.

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