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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Elbert County man sentenced for conspiring to sell methamphetamine while in prison

June 26, 2015

20 years in prison for an Elbert County man; his punishment for federal conspiracy charges: 49 year old David Benton was sentenced Thursday in US District Court in Athens, to 220 months in federal prison, for conspiring to sell methamphetamine from state prison. US Attorney Michael Moore says Benton recruited an accomplice while serving time in 2013 on…

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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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WSGC News for June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

A guilty plea in Hartwell for Sedrick Armone Rucker: jury selection was to start yesterday for the man accused of robbing 16 homes in Hart County. WLHR reports the burglaries spanned an eight week period back in 2013. In a December 2013 confession, Rucker admitted to at least seven burglaries in Elbert County, a confession…

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WSGC News for June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015

Budget talk is on the agenda in Elbert County this afternoon: the first in a series of budget hearings, set for5PM at the Elbert County Government Complex in Elberton. County Administrator Bob Thomas, trying to cut a quarter of a million dollars from the Elbert County budget by July 1.  Thomas says he’s confident they can make…

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WSGC News for June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

The on-again, off-again trial of admitted Athens cop killer Jamie Hood will resume today in an Elbert County courtroom. On Friday, Athens DA Ken Mauldin, filed a notice of appeal to the State Supreme Court, against Judge Patrick Haggards decision to have the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office hand-deliver 200 summonses last week, when the poolof potential…

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WSGC News for June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

The monthly meeting of mayor and council for the city of Bowman is on tap for tonight: expect council to set the dates for coucil elecions in November. A first reading is also expected on the resolution for a pay raise for Bowman elected officials; a proposal Mayor Pete Gibbons says is to bring pay…

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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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