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Stephens County Sheriff’s Office asks the Public to be on the Lookout

March 11, 2013

By Charlie Bauder, WNEG Radio, Toccoa   The Stephens County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout following an increase in burglaries recently. Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley says that during the last several weeks, his office has seen an increase in burglaries and thefts from residences, mainly in the southern…

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EC Commission and School Board Hold Meetings This Evening

March 11, 2013

Two local governing entities will hold meetings at 5:30pm this evening in Elbert County. The Elbert County Board of Commissioners will be holding their regular meeting for the month of March. The commission will vote on the approval of a request by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce for a one thousand dollar tourism expenditure…

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Pictures of Damage Caused by Tuesday’s Storms

March 8, 2013
Pictures of Damage Caused by Tuesday’s Storms

The following photographs were sent to WSGC Radio courtesy of Scott Maurnich with the Elberton Police Department.                

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Lavonia Woman Indicted for Murder of Her Infant Child

March 8, 2013

A Lavonia woman has been indicted on three counts of murder in the death of her two-month old infant son. Court documents released this week say 21-year old Cheyenne Nicole Burtch was indicted on two counts of felony murder and one count of malice murder in the death of Curtis Dean Burtch III, age two…

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Drought Conditions Still Improving in Elbert County

March 8, 2013

Elbert County received another dousing of rain recently, and while it wasn’t a whole lot, it certainly helped in terms of improving drought conditions in the county. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says that the outlook over the last ninety days shows positive news. “On the departure for normal it’s still showing four to…

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Sequester Impact Not Yet Known for EC School System

March 8, 2013

Continuing the focus on areas that have been or are going to be impacted by the sequester cuts; the Elbert County School System could very well be one of those entities affected. Elbert County School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham says that the school receives federal funding in several different areas. “We have a number of budgets…

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Georgia DOT Announces Opening of Newly Constructed Bridge

March 8, 2013

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces that the new bridge on Plantation Road over Coldwater Creek in Elbert County will open today. The bridge is expected to open to traffic by 2:00pm this afternoon. Back on August 27th, 2012 the bridge was closed to traffic. Originally scheduled to have been re-opened by the end of…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Hosts Turkey Shoot This Weekend

March 8, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation will hold another turkey shoot, which will take place this Saturday. Those wanting to participate are asked to bring their own shotgun, .22 rifle, or pistol. Only shotgun shells for 12 gauge and 20 gauge will be provided. There will also be a concession stand at the event that will…

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary on Sequester Impact on Rural Development

March 8, 2013

With the sequester cuts in effect after the March 1st deadline passed with no deal in place, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack details some of the effects the cuts will have on rural development programs. While speaking at a House Agriculture Committee Hearing, Vilsack says they are going to do their best to get the job…

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Two South Carolinians Arrested on Drug Charges by ECSO

March 7, 2013
Two South Carolinians Arrested on Drug Charges by ECSO

Two individuals from South Carolina have been arrested on drug related charges by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. 25-year-old Cameron Alan Lollis of Anderson and 35-year-old Winona Lee Boles of Starr, SC were arrested Saturday evening at the One Stop convenience store located off of the Calhoun Falls Highway. Originally arrested on possession of methamphetamine…

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