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Elbert County Will Takeover Bobby Brown State Park

January 30, 2015

Come the beginning of March Bobby Brown State Park will be run by a different organization. The now former state park will be operated by the Elbert County government beginning on March 1st, which is the target date the Elbert County Board of Commissioners are hoping the camp grounds will be opened. According to Commission…

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Elbert County STAR Student and Teacher Announced

January 30, 2015

Anna Elizabeth Hammond, a high school senior, has been named 2015 PAGE STAR Student for Elbert County Comprehensive High School. The announcement was made by PJo Phelps, Chairman of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, which is the local sponsor of the Elbert County STAR program. Hammond, the daughter of Janice and Henry Hammond selected…

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Hart County Authorities Concerned About Number of Deaths Over Last Few Months

January 30, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Local law enforcement officials are warning motorists, especially young people, to take extra care when driving. Since Thanksgiving, Hart County alone has seen nine deaths related to traffic accidents, according to Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland, and in most of those cases, the drivers have been in their…

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GEMA on How State is Better Prepared for Winter Weather

January 30, 2015

Earlier this week, Wednesday to be exact, marked the one year anniversary of the ice storm that swept through Atlanta, trapping thousands of drivers on the highways. But the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) says the state is much better prepared now. GEMA’s Ken Davis says it is not a perfect system, and talks about…

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UGA Progressing on New Rabies Virus Treatment

January 30, 2015

Successfully treating rabies can be a race against the clock. Those who suffer a bite from a rabid animal have a brief window of time to seek medical help before the virus takes root in the central nervous system, at which point the disease is almost invariably fatal. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia…

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Elbert Memorial Considering Handling Self-Pay Patients in House Once More

January 29, 2015

A lump sum of property tax income helps Elbert Memorial minimize financial loss for the month of December. Elbert Memorial Chief Financial Officer Kelly Cox noted that revenues in December 2014 declined by nearly $400,000 from December 2013 in the financial report presented at the Elbert County Hospital Authority meeting on Tuesday. Cox also pointed…

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Sheriff’s Office Receives $10,000 Grant from Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

January 29, 2015

Not to be out done by the Lavonia and Royston Police Departments, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has also landed a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. That grant, just like Lavonia’s and Royston’s, was in the amount of $10,000 to go towards the purchasing of equipment to improve traffic safety. Marc Fleming…

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ECCHS JROTC Mud Run Approved by EC School Board

January 29, 2015

The Elbert County JROTC Program gets approval to host a fundraising event the first of its kind by a local organization in Elbert County. That event is a mud run scheduled to take place later this year in May. At the Elbert County School Board’s work session earlier this month, Senior Army Instructor Major Ed…

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Hartwell Native Honored by France for WWII Service

January 29, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hartwell man and World War II veteran was honored by the French Government for his service in helping liberate France from the Nazis. 91-year old Arthur Mohor was among twelve veterans and three Northeast Georgians who were in Atlanta Tuesday to receive the National Order of the…

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EC Commissioners Hold Called Meeting at Noon Today

January 29, 2015

A called meeting is scheduled today for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The purpose of that meeting is to discuss and approve the sub-lease agreement with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for Bobby Brown State Park. Once approved, that means the county will be set to take over the park by March 1st.…

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Calendar

  • February 8, 2015 11:15 amBlack History Fellowship
  • February 14, 2015 11:00 amAnnual Camp Harmony CHICKEN BAR-B-Q
  • February 16, 2015 10:00 amParent/Teacher Conferences Scheduled
  • February 24, 2015 6:00 pmNortheast GA Soybean Production Meeting
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