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WSGC News for July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

One final hearing on the 2016 Elbert County budget, this afternoon at the County Government Complex in Elberton. Elbert County commissioners will vote on the $10.9 million Elbert County spending plan, in a called meeting following the 5:30 public hearing. The Elbert County Board of Education Monday passed its budget for the fiscal year that…

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WSGC News for June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

The Georgia Supreme Court hands a win to Elbert County Government in its long running legal battle with a group of landfill developers. The high court struck down a lower court ruling that would have forced the commissioners to issue a landfill permit, even though, no commission action was taken on the application for the…

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WSGC News for June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education holds today a public hearing on the Fiscal 2016 budget.  Immediately following the hearing, the board will gavel a special called meeting to order to approve the FY 2016 spending plan.  The public hearing begins at 5:30, at the school system central office on Laurel Drive. Friday testimony turned…

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WSGC News for June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

Thursday morning opening statements gave way to afternoon testimony in the Jamie Hood trial in Clarke County Superior Court: jurors heard from Joudon Brooks, the man Hood allegedly kidnapped in the hours before Hood’s encounter with Officer Tony Howard, an encounter, prosecutors say led to his shooting, and the fatal shooting of police officer Buddy…

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Mrs. Jolyn Hunt Abbott

June 25, 2015

Mrs. Jolyn Hunt Abbott, 74, a native of Elberton, Georgia, died in the Palm Springs Memorial Hospital in Hialeah, FL, on June 10, 2015, after an extended illness. Mrs. Abbott was the oldest daughter of the late Joel and Billie Hunt.  She attended the Elbert County schools, was an honor student and a beauty pageant…

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Mr. Paul Durrell Vickery, Jr.

June 22, 2015

Mr. Paul Durrell Vickery, Jr., 81, of Ruckersville Road, Elberton, husband of 53 years to Christine Hutchison Vickery, finished his course in faith on Monday, June 22, 2015, at Pruitt Health at Spring Valley. Mr. Vickery was born in Elbert County on March 12, 1934, to the late Paul D., Sr. and Mamie Adams Vickery.…

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WSGC News for June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

It appears that Jamie Hood and the DA’s office prosecuting Hood’s death penalty trial for the Buddy Christian killing agree that manhunt back in 2011 that extended into Elbert County may have tainted the jury pool.  According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Assistant DA David Lock filed a motion that stated the search for Hood was…

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Mrs. Patricia Lee Wilder Barnes

June 18, 2015

Mrs. Patricia Lee Wilder Barnes, 79, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Barnes was born in Greenwood, South Carolina to the late Thomas Lester and Mattie Belle Brachett Wilder. She was the precious bride of Mr. Otis Barnes, and celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, June…

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WSGC News for June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

Law enforcement in Oglethorpe County are looking for two missing teenage girls: Sheriff Mike Smith posted an alert on Facebook Wednesday. Stephanie Weathers is a white female that is 16 years old. She is 5’7’ tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes. Taleigh Barnes is a bi-racial female that is…

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Marquita Latrice’ Turman

June 16, 2015

Marquita Latrice’ Turman age 31, of Elberton, Georgia passed June 15, 2015. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Mack’s Funeral Home, Elberton Chapel. (706)283-4566

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