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Year In Review- Part 2- Day 3

December 27, 2013

Tragedy struck Elbert County in the later part of the year, as two young men lost their lives in tragic automobile accidents in the month of October. On Wednesday, October 9th, 24-year-old Harley Kane Thomason was heading back to Elbert County along state route 172, and was rear ended by a Chevy pickup truck, while…

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Year In Review- Part 3 -Day 3

December 27, 2013

Into more recent events now in our final segment, as a brutal armed robbery landed an Athens man in a local hospital. The robbery happened in Athens’ east side near Cedar Shoals Drive, where three armed men forced their way into the man’s home. There were two victims of the robbery, a male and a…

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Year In Review- Part 1 Day 2

December 26, 2013

Towards the middle part of the year, local country artist Clay Page and his band won the chance to be apart of Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation Tour. Page and his band took first place at a battle of the bands competition hosted by WSSL 100; the top prize was for an opportunity to play…

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Year In Review- Part 2 Day 2

December 26, 2013

Covering the class of 2013’s graduation ceremony last segment was great and all, but time for some love to be shown to the class of 2012, who set the highest graduation rate in the history of the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Elbert County registered an 88.46% graduation rate for 2012, which was roughly 11…

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Year In Review- Part 3 Day 2

December 26, 2013

The end of June was a bit of a shocker for the Elbert County School system, as former School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham announced his resignation and retirement at a called meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education on June 28th. “It’s been my pleasure to serve this community and students for the previous 31…

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Year In Review-Part 1

December 23, 2013

Only a few days are left in 2013, and that means it is time for the annual WSGC year in review, where the WSGC news department recaps all of the major stories and issues from Elbert and surrounding counties…. In Elbert County 2013 saw the beginning of a new administration at the Elbert County Sheriff’s…

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Year In Review-Part 2

December 23, 2013

We are still focused on the month of January, as local law enforcement had their hands full with a con artist or scammer both inside of the Elberton city limits and out in the county. A white male, later identified by Anderson County, SC authorities as 49-year-old Jimmy Gerard Sherlock, would claim to be a…

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Year In Review- Part 3

December 23, 2013

Back in March the Elbert County School System announced plans to move forward with renovations at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School, the first major work that had been done on the school since it opened its doors back in 1976. The last ESPLOST voted on by Elbert County, approved roughly 7.45 million dollars in…

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Georgia Unemployment Drops Below Eight Percent for First Time Since November 2008

December 20, 2013

Some fantastic news for this time of year for the state of Georgia, as the latest unemployment numbers have been released. Announced yesterday was the lowest unemployment rate for Georgia since November 2008. For the month of November, Georgia’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent, the rate is down four-tenths of a percentage point from…

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Elbert County Closing Out 2013 on a Dryer Note

December 20, 2013

Despite some recent rains in Elbert County, it seems we are going to end the year on a bit of a dry spell. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, roughly half of the state is posting drought grade zero (abnormally dry conditions). However, he says that the rest of the state is currently…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 13, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove Hunt
  • September 14, 2014 3:00 pm4th Year Anniversary for Pastor
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