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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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