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Elbert County Hangs in There and Staves Off Drought Status Once Again

April 10, 2014

Heavy rains in Elbert County and across the state help our area stave off drought classification of any kind. While not in dire need of rainfall, Elbert County, according to State Climatologist Bill Murphey, was beginning to lean towards the dryer side of things before the early part of this week. Murphey says the storm…

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Georgia Doesn’t Fair to Well in New Report Detailing Election Performance in 2012

April 10, 2014

Earlier this week the Pew Charitable Trusts released the latest Election Performance Index. The report compares election administration performance between 2008 and 2012 across all states and the District of Columbia. In the report, Georgia’s performance declined more than any other state. David Becker, Director of the Pew Charitable Trust’s Election Initiatives, explains why. “They…

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Pre-K Registration for 2014/2015 School Year Closes Tomorrow

April 10, 2014

Elbert County Pre-K registration is wind down for the upcoming 2014/2015 school year. Pre-K registration will conclude at the P.J. Blackwell Learning Center on Friday, April 11th. Parents or Legal Guardians will need to call the center to schedule an appointment to register their child. A child must be four years old on or before…

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Congressman Collins Follows Up on “ATL Blaze” Operation

April 10, 2014
Congressman Collins Follows Up on “ATL Blaze” Operation

Collins addresses sting operation “ATL Blaze” with Attorney General Holder On Tuesday Congressman Doug Collins (GA-09) revisited the issue of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ storefront operation in Atlanta, ATL Blaze, when Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee. Attorney General Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee for…

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UGA Names New VP for Development and Alumni Relations

April 10, 2014

Kelly Kerner, who has been senior vice president for development and alumni relations and secretary of the college at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, has been named Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia. The appointment was announced by UGA President Jere W. Morehead on Tuesday. Kerner’s appointment is effective…

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Rocky Hamm

April 9, 2014

Rocky Hamm 50, of Elberton, GA passed April 5, 2014. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Love in Action Christian Outreach Center, Elberton, GA. Burial, at Evergreen Cemetery of Elberton.  Mr. Hamm will be place in the church Saturday, at 1 p.m., until hour of service. Survivors include his mother: Eva Turman…

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Bobby Joe Eades

April 9, 2014

Mr. Bobby Joe Eades age 54, of Hartwell, GA, passed April 4, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be later announced by Mack’s Funeral Home, Hartwell Chapel. 706-376-7566.

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Third Annual Friends Helping Friends Beauty Pageant Proves to be Most Successful

April 9, 2014

In advertisements here at WSGC radio, we asked to help make this year’s Friends Helping Friends Beauty Pageant and Auction the biggest yet, and that goal seems to have been accomplished. Over the weekend, the third annual Friends Helping Friends Beauty Pageant was held at the Elbert County Middle School Auditorium. FHF Club Advisor Crystal…

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Caterpillar to Hold Information Sessions at EC Campus of Athens Tech

April 9, 2014

Caterpillar will be holding an information session at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College next week. Information session participants will have an opportunity to meet Caterpillar employees who work in quality, fabrications, and the assembly department. Representatives from Athens Technical College will be available to discuss the various programs of study offered by…

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Several Arrests Made this Weekend by Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

April 9, 2014

A busy weekend for the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office as several license check points and traffic stops lead to numerous arrests.   On Friday, 50-year-old Debra White of a Cromer Road address was arrested on charges of Failure to Maintain Lane, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Possession of Open Alcohol Container. Also arrested…

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