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Investigation Continues in June 18th Drowning Incident

June 27, 2013
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Investigation still continues into a reported accidental drowning that occurred on June 18th. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, autopsy results received back from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta, GA indicate that 29-year-old Meredith Watkins of a Dempsey Brown Road address in Bowman, did indeed drown. At approximately 1:50am on…

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Zell Miller Honored on 20th Anniversary of HOPE Scholarship Program

June 27, 2013
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Exactly twenty years ago this month, the Georgia Lottery funded HOPE Scholarship program began, which allows students to attend state colleges and universities tuition free. Created by then Governor Zell Miller, the program has distributed more than fourteen billion dollars in education funding, for college students and for the state’s Pre-K program. An emotional Miller…

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Identity Still Not Released for Deceased Person Found in Elbert County

June 27, 2013
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The identity has still not yet been released of the deceased person that was discovered last Friday. During a welfare check on Friday, June 21st around 1:30pm at an Anderson Highway residence, deputies that arrived on scene found a person deceased inside of the home. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the autopsy that…

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Doug Collins Comments on His Support for Anti-Abortion Bill

June 27, 2013
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   U.S. Representative Doug Collins has voted in favor of a historical pro-life bill that would end abortions nation-wide after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Collins said the bill is similar to legislation Collins co-sponsored during his time in the Georgia General Assembly. Under the measure, the law would restrict almost all…

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Elbert Memorial Adds Four Named Endowments

June 27, 2013
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The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is coming off of some positive news from the end of May. During a celebration of the AnMed Health/Elbert Memorial Affiliation and Founder’s Society, four new named endowments for Elbert Memorial were announced. According to Foundation Director Nancy Seymour, that brings the total too twenty-four named endowments at Elbert Memorial…

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New Doctor Coming to Elbert County in August 2014

June 26, 2013
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Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough announced a new doctor that will be coming on board next year. Doctor Matthew Jenkins is a family practice doctor, who will be joining the Medical Center group. Yarborough says that the agreements have already been signed. “He has signed the agreements so we have a written signed agreement, and…

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Georgia DNR Revamping Fishign Tackle Loaner Program

June 26, 2013
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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is helping state park visitors when it comes to fishing at local state parks. The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program has been around since 1993, and has been spruced up for this summer. “This year we wanted to make contact with all of our state parks and…

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Solid Financial News for Elbert Memorial Hospital

June 26, 2013
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Good news financially for the Elbert Memorial Hospital delivered during last night’s authority meeting. According to EMH Chief Financial Officer Doug Faircloth, the month of May was the second month in a row where the hospital generated positive revenue. “We wound up with an operating profit of forty thousand dollars, we had a little bit…

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Georgia DOT in Prime Road Construction Season

June 26, 2013
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With summer now officially underway; crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation are out in force across the state repairing and resurfacing roads. But the GDOT promises to be as non-disruptive as possible while making critical improvements to the state’s transportation system. GDOT spokesperson Teri Pope said those of us, who will be traveling around…

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USDA Promoting Cutting Back on Food Waste

June 26, 2013
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The United States Department of Agriculture is stepping up its efforts to help cut down on food waste in America. Elise Golan with the USDA, says that the tips to cutting down on waste are timeless, saying that that advice given back in the 1930’s still holds water in the present. “Buy it with thought,…

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  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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