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Additional Charges Filed Against Third Person in September 28th Manhunt Incident

October 24, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has issued additional warrants for more charges on one of the people arrested during a manhunt that occurred on September 28th. 24-year-old Blair Leroy of Starr, SC is now facing two felony charges relating to the events that resulted in a burned body being located in the back of the…

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Early Voting Continues in Elbert County

October 24, 2014

Early voting in Elbert County has been running for nearly ten days now, and turnout has been picking up. As of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Elbert County Registrar’s Office, there have been 582 walk in early voters and 123 mailed in absentee ballots, which results in a grand total of 705 early votes thus…

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WSGC Hosting Political Forum on Monday

October 24, 2014

Coming up on Monday will be a political forum for local candidates running for election this fall. WSGC radio will host the candidates from all three races for seats on the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The forum will be hosted at the Elberton Civic Center and will start at 6:00pm lasting until roughly 8:00pm.…

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Northeast Georgia CASA Announces 3rd Annual Superhero 5K Fundraiser

October 24, 2014

The Northeast Georgia CASA group is preparing for its third annual Superhero 5K and 1 mile fun run fundraising event. CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, helps provide training to those who speak on behalf of children says Executive Director Melissa Mitchell. “They are making sure that children in foster care have their needs met…

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TJ and Friends Fall for Friends Ride Coming up Tomorrow

October 24, 2014

Tomorrow the TJ and Friends Foundation hosts one of its longest running fundraisers. That would be the annual Fall for Friends Motorcycle Ride. TJ and Friends Foundation President Henry Mattox says the foundation hosts two rides a year; one in the spring and this one in the fall. He says this year’s route will go…

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Commissioners Approve Steel Decking for Winns Mill Road Bridge

October 23, 2014

The county’s longest wooden bridge is getting an overhaul. At the regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, a motion was approved to replace the bridge’s wooden driving surface with steel decking. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said it boiled down to saving money in the long run. “Our wooden bridges, we have…

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Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly from August to September

October 23, 2014

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped a bit in the month of September. The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state’s rate fell from 8.1 percent in August to 7.9 percent in September. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says September’s numbers were a mix of good and not so good news. “The state saw its unemployment…

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SpoofCard Scam Surfaces in Elbert County

October 23, 2014

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office wants to make the Elbert County community aware of a recently reported scam that has surfaced. According to the sheriff’s office, there is a caller using what is called SpoofCard which makes it appear the call is coming from the sheriff’s office, claiming to be Sheriff Melvin Andrews. SpoofCard is…

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State Route 51 Sinkhole Repair Aims to be Completed by Tomorrow

October 23, 2014

Weather has been on the Georgia Department of Transportation’s side this week as they are close to finishing repairs on the State Route 51 sinkhole. The Georgia DOT announces that the repair work should be completed by tomorrow on the extensive repair project. Brent Cook, Georgia DOT District Engineer, says work has gone well. The…

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City of Bowman Holding Halloween Parade Tomorrow

October 23, 2014

Not many official Halloween functions are planned for the Halloween Weekend in Elbert County, but there is one this weekend in Bowman. The Bowman Community Development Committee is putting on a Halloween Parade on the square in Bowman, GA. The parade will be tomorrow evening at 6:00pm. There will be prizes and games at the…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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