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Final Weekend of Second Encore Production Show at the Elbert Theatre

July 25, 2014

The final weekend of Who’s on First? at the Elbert Theatre begins later this evening. Directed by David Bennett, Who’s on First? is the second Encore Production of the 2014 Elbert Theatre season. For those who may have missed opening weekend, Bennett helps paint a slight picture of what audiences can expect on the final…

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Still No Clear Cut Winner in Republican Race for State School Superintendent

July 25, 2014

It’s Friday and the republican candidate for State School Superintendent is still yet to be determined. With all 159 counties in the state reporting their respective results, it is still too close to call in the republican race for State School Superintendent. Currently, Richard Woods leads by a mere 725 votes over Michael Buck. Woods…

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Underground Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

July 24, 2014
Underground Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

A search warrant executed by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has two people facing manufacturing marijuana charges. According to Investigator Terry Reese with the sheriff’s office the search was conducted at a residence located off of Plantation Road. Reese, who was one of the investigators at the scene, said something was noticed in plain view…

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Elbert Memorial Receives a New Designation

July 24, 2014

After a string of negative news regarding Elbert Memorial Hospital’s financial situation, focus shifts to some positive news regarding the hospital. Elbert Memorial, as of July 9th, has been approved for a Medicare Sole Community Hospital designation. That approve comes after a consultant, funded and provided for by AnMed Health, stated that Elbert Memorial would…

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New LB Berryman Building in Bowman Receives Special Dedication Ceremony

July 24, 2014

After fire claimed the old Bow-Mart building in Bowman, renovation work has been completed on the structure, which was capped off with a special dedication ceremony. Held yesterday, the ceremony featured State Senator Bill Jackson, Congressman Doug Collins’ Field Representative William Koklay, along with Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons and members of the Bowman City…

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Local Citizen Offers Reward for Info Leading to Stolen Tractor

July 24, 2014

A reward is being offered for a tractor that was stolen off of Paul Motes Road in Elbert County. According to the victim, who asked not to be named, a 2006 John Deere tractor 512 model with a front loader and a canopy was stolen sometime between the week of June 22nd and July 6th.…

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New Doctor Coming to the Elberton Medical Center in August

July 24, 2014

The first Monday in August will feature a new doctor coming to Elberton. Doctor Matthew Jenkins will begin practicing medicine at the Medical Center of Elberton on August 4th. Speaking on WSGC’s morning show earlier this week, Dr. Jenkins talked about what led him to become a doctor. “Pretty much my whole life I always…

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Elbert Memorial Authority Board Presents Preliminary Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Numbers

July 23, 2014

The preliminary fiscal year 2014 financial numbers were presented yesterday evening at the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board meeting. It was a mixed bag that showed a decrease in the patient census, but also showed a decrease of expenses. Elbert Memorial’s patient census, or the number of patients in the hospital, decreased by nearly 20…

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Former ECSO Investigator Cornell Pleads Not Guilty in July 9th Arraignment

July 23, 2014

Cornell was charged with two counts of Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and one count of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer in an arrest warrant issued on May 1st by an Elbert County Grand Jury. At the time of the arrest, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Athens GBI…

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Election Results for State Elections, Republican School Superintendent To Close to Call

July 23, 2014

Last night the results came in for a number of races across the state of Georgia in the primary run off elections. There were no local races featured in Elbert County during the run offs. However, the stage is now set for November’s Senate race for Senator Saxby Chambliss’ seat, and that will be between…

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