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Former Abbeville Co. Sheriff Goodwin Wants to be Remembered for Body of Work

January 23, 2013
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Its five years probation for former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin, who pleaded guilty on a misconduct in office charge on Friday in Greenville, SC. The charge stemmed from an incident where Goodwin received cash “kickbacks” from county funds, and from using a South Carolina Department of Corrections inmate to do personal work for Goodwin…

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Successful 20th Anniversay of MLK Weekend for Elbert Co. MLK Committee

January 23, 2013
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The Elbert County MLK Committee is thrilled after another successful MLK Weekend Celebration. MLK Committee President Mary Clark said it was a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Elbert County MLK Weekend. “The entire weekend was just magnificent, and it was our 20th year, and we expected it to be bigger and…

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Gas Prices Show Very Small Decline Since Last Week

January 23, 2013
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Gasoline prices have started to drop again, albeit a slow decline. The latest numbers from AAA show the average price for regular unleaded is down about three cents in Georgia from last week, from $3.33 to $3.30. AAA predicted the decline to continue during the rest of the month, with a rise again headed toward…

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Georgia DOT Annoucnes Work in Elbert, Hart, and Madison Counties

January 23, 2013
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Georgia Department of Transportation crews are back to work in Elbert, Hart, and Madison counties. Crews in Elbert County will be servicing intersecting driveways along State Routes 72 and 77. In Hart County, work will take place to clean and repair ditches along State Routes 51 and 8. Another crew will inspect drainage piping off…

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Former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin Pleads Guilty to Misconduct in Office Charges

January 22, 2013
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Former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin pleaded guilty to misconduct in office during a hearing on Friday in Greenville, SC. Goodwin admitted to receiving cash “kickbacks” from county funds paid to a local auto shop from January 1998 until November 2011. He also admitted to using the services of a South Carolina Department of Corrections…

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Danny Bessinger Gets “Roasted” This Weekend

January 22, 2013
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The TJ and Friends Foundation will be hosting their 4th Annual Roast at the end of this month. The person who is expected to take the heat this year, is WSGC’s Blue Devil Football Sideline Reporter, Danny Bessinger. Blake Thompson with the Foundation is one of the organizer’s of the event, and says events like…

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Franklin Co. Woman Faces 68 Counts of Theft by Deception

January 22, 2013
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Franklin Co. Woman Faces 68 Counts of Theft by Deception

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County woman sits in the Hart County jail charged with 68 counts of misdemeanor theft by deception. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland says that 41-year-old Jennifer April Arter allegedly bilked money out of co-workers at her job in Royston. “She told coworkers her daughter had died in…

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Georgia DOT Continues Work in Lincoln and Wilkes County

January 22, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that work will resume today in Lincoln and Wilkes Counties. In Lincoln County, roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way and litter pick up are scheduled along State Routes 79, 43, and 47. In Wilkes County, GDOT Crews will continue roadway shoulder maintenance to reclaim right of way…

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Main Route to Gatlinburg, TN “Wiped” Out

January 22, 2013
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Main Route to Gatlinburg, TN “Wiped” Out

A landslide possibly triggered by heavy rains last week has severed the main route across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and it could be a while before that section of U.S. 441 reopens, said Park Officials. Park officials estimated the slide to involve a 300-foot section of road extending 1,000 feet down slope and…

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NE GA Dodges Winter Storm Bullet

January 18, 2013
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So the big snow didn’t come to north Georgia last night. Forecasters say the moisture squeezed out just in time to miss the freezing temperatures. The only trouble overnight was the occasional patch of black ice. Teri Pope with the Georgia DOT has no complaints. “It has been a mild winter by the fact we…

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  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
  • April 20, 2014 10:00 amAnnual Easter Program
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