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NE Ga police blotter includes arrest of Elbert Co jail guard

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an off-duty jail guard: 29 year-old Willgwenda McIntosh is accused of firing gunshots in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Elberton. No injuries were reported. McIntosh faces counts that include aggravated assault. The GBI is reporting the arrest...
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Modern Upgrades in Elbert County

In addition to updating the 1970s-era Elbert County Comprehensive High School, the district wanted to remedy security concerns generated by its dual, unmonitored front entrances, while still providing a more modern aesthetic to the front of the building. The solution entails a two-story addition at the front of the school...
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Gambrel-Roof Barn, Comer

I photographed this in 2015 and can’t recall where in Comer it was located. Gambrel-roof barns are not very common in Georgia, and the number of doors is a bit unusual. I’ll update when I learn more.

Georgia Guidestones Rebuild Debated as Monument Remnants Donated to Museum

The remnants of the now-destroyed Georgia Guidestones have been donated to a local granite museum where they may someday be put on display for the public, though the possibility that the monument itself could be rebuilt remains uncertain. According to a local media report, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to give the massive pile of rubble to the Elberton Granite Association (EGA), which has a museum devoted to the rock that can be found in abundance in the area. The controversial monument was infamously felled earlier this summer by a still-unidentified bomber who blew up one of its pillars.

Elbert Co Commissioners: Georgia Guidestones will not be rebuilt

The Georgia Guidestones remains broken and crumbled following last month’s bombing, and now Elbert County Commissioners say they will not be rebuilt. What’s left will be donated to the Elberton Granite Association. The search for the bomber continues. Some conservationists say they would donate resources and time to...

12 sentenced in drug conspiracies run out of S.C. prisons

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Twelve defendants in major drug conspiracies run out of South Carolina prisons have pleaded guilty and been sentenced to additional prison time, according to authorities. The cases are part of the “Prison Empire” and “Graceland” conspiracies indicted by the state grand jury.

Pigskin Preview: Abbeville Panthers

ABBEVILLE, S.C. — More often than not overthe past decade, the Abbeville Panthers begin the season with the title "defending state champions." But not this year. After beginning the season 12-0 last fall, the 2020 2A champions were upset by Gray Collegiate in the third round of the playoffs, ending their quest for a repeat.

What's next for McDuffie County animal shelter?

Just over two weeks ago, the McDuffie County Animal Shelter closed its doors for what was meant to be a short renovation project. Now, the future of the shelter is unclear, but the need for services has not gone away. Today, the shelter stands empty following the retirement of one...

‘Kennel crazy’

Will Abbeville County animal shelter have to start euthanizing animals?. So said Greater Abbeville Humane Society president Ann Davis Wednesday in reference to the situation at the Abbeville County Animal Shelter. “Overcrowding at the shelter is getting so serious that difficult decisions may have to be made,” she said. “They...

Local briefs include more dynamite blasting on Athens’ east side

The dynamite blasting that began earlier this week is scheduled to resume this afternoon on Athens’ east side, with the rock blasting that is part of a road project along Lexington Road is set for 3 o’clock. It will take place on Lexington near Gaines School Road. More blasting is scheduled for Friday and City Hall says the work could continue into next week.

TFS earns split at Hart County

The Lady Indians played their second tri-match of the opening week, this time on the road against host school Hart County and Elbert County. After a three-set loss to Hart after taking a 1-0 lead, TFS rebounded with a convincing win over Elbert County to get back in the win column.