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Elberton City Council Meets for Regular Meeting Today

March 2, 2015

The Elberton Mayor and City Council meet this evening for their regular meeting for the month of March. The council is scheduled to hear from two different speakers this evening; Mrs. P Jo Phelps on behalf of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and Mrs. Mary Clark on behalf of the MLK Committee. Following the…

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First Ever Gang Case in Elbert County Sees First Suspect Sentenced

February 27, 2015

A case the first of its kind in Elbert County and possibly the entire Northern Judicial Circuit was concluded last Friday in Elbert County Superior Court. The unprecedented case in our area had gang ties going back to 2012, when a group from Hartwell, Georgia, identified as members of the Crosstown Pakistan Gang, had an…

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Changes Made to How EMH Employees Access Sick Days

February 27, 2015

A slight tweak to how employees at Elbert Memorial Hospital access their sick leave is moving forward after Tuesday evening’s Elbert Memorial Authority Board meeting. Elbert Memorial CEO Brandon Clary addressed the issue first thing during his report at the meeting. He said a memo was drawn up based on concerns he had heard from…

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Flu Season Beginning to Slow Down in Georgia

February 27, 2015

Some good news on the flu front, as state health officials say the current flue season seems to be slowing down. Audrie Kunkes is with the Georgia Department of Health. “It wasn’t as bad as what we saw in December and January, but people are still getting sick and going to the doctor”, explained Kunkes.…

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Don’t Miss Start of 2015 Encore Productions’ Performance Season at Elbert Theatre this Evening

February 27, 2015

Tonight is the night that Encore Productions and the Elbert Theatre kick-off the 2015 performance season. Featured tonight is the performance is titled The Mousetrap, which is penned by Agatha Christie. Directed by Bob Larson, the show stars Michael Blackston, Jodi Curry, Charlie Kidd, and many more. First performance of the show is set for…

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Closings and Delays for Thursday (2/26/2015)

February 26, 2015

Update 2/26/2015 7:33am   The following is a list of closings and/or delays for February 26th, 2015. Closings: Elbert County Schools Stephens County Schools Franklin County Schools Anderson County Schools Elbert County Transit   Delays: Elbert Memorial Hospital Wellness Center – Opening at 8:00am Great Beginnings Daycare – Open at 10:00am First Steps Day Care…

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Georgia DOT Wants Motorists to be Extremely Cautious in Winter Conditions

February 26, 2015

Winter weather is pelting Northeast Georgia and being especially hard on the mountain regions. With that being the case, the Georgia Department of Transportation is urging motorists out and about to use extreme caution. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says GDOT will be focusing on the major highways and Interstates first. “Our priority is to…

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Elbert Memorial Posts Positive Numbers for January

February 26, 2015

Elbert Memorial Hospital had a bounce back month in January. That news out of Tuesday evening’s regular meeting of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board. Elbert Memorial CFO Kelly Cox pointed out that January’s number of patient days, outpatient visits, and surgeries was down from December’s numbers. She also pointed out another big drop off…

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City of Bowman Accepting Bids on Waste Removal Services

February 26, 2015

The City of Bowman is now in the process of accepting bids for waste removal services. As it stands now, the city’s current contract with WastePro expires in April. WastePro disposes of the city’s trash, along with the residential homes in the city limits. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says they are accepting bids through…

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First Show of 2015 Encore Productions Season Debuts this Weekend

February 26, 2015

Encore Productions and the Elbert Theatre kick-off the 2015 performance season tomorrow evening. The first performance is titled The Mousetrap, which is penned by Agatha Christie. The show is directed by Bob Larson and stars Michael Blackston, Jodi Curry, Charlie Kidd, and many more. First performance of the show is set for 7:00pm tomorrow; with…

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