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Warming Up this Weekend, Then More Cold Air

February 28, 2014

After a brief bout with the cold, it seems this weekend is going to see more moderate temperatures, though it comes at the cost of getting some rain showers. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the neutral pattern we are in really lets you see the full spectrum of weather in Georgia. “Almost anything…

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Last Weekend of ‘The Stone Cutters’ at the Old Rock Gym

February 28, 2014

After a great opening weekend, Savannah River Productions is looking for a bigger and better crowd later this evening for their second weekend of performing in Elbert County. The Stone Carvers, a musical by Kay Legg and Andrea Bradford, made its debut at the newly renovated Rock Gym last week, and will again be the…

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Pre-K Registration Gets Started Soon in Elbert County

February 28, 2014

Though there is still a good bit of time left in the current school year, Pre-K registration will be underway soon in Elbert County. Pre-K registration will be held at the P.J. Blackwell Learning Center during the month of March through Friday, April 11, 2014. Parents/Legal Guardians will need to call the center to schedule…

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New Emergency Room Service Provider Set to Take Over at Elbert Memorial

February 27, 2014

Dramatic changes are coming to the Emergency Department at Elbert Memorial Hospital. That information coming out of Tuesday night’s Hospital Authority meeting. New emergency room staff will be taking over towards the end of April, according to Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough. Hospital MD Leaders will be the new ER physician contracted service provider, who…

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Called Meeting Wednesday Moring, Results in Passing of Bowman’s 2014 Budget

February 27, 2014

An approval of the City of Bowman’s 2014 budget was finally made yesterday morning. A big part of the delay to get the budget approved was attributed to continued complications with getting the correct numbers together, as the previous draft was using 2012’s financial data instead of 2013’s. The Bowman Council had only received the…

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Possibility of a Rural Clinic Discussed by Elbert Memorial Authority Board

February 27, 2014

After a recent study conducted by Elbert Memorial Hospital and AnMed Health determined the hospital was not quite suited for critical access status, the hospital is seeking ways to better serve the community. After meeting with consultants with the state of Georgia about three weeks ago, the primary purpose of which was to discuss options…

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First Week of Early Voting Nearly at a Conclusion

February 27, 2014

Running in the special election is former Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson, and Scott Harpold; the winner will take the place of Councilwoman Pauline Siegler who stepped down at the end of 2013 due to health issues. Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell is the Election Superintendent for the special election, and says all voters…

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Over a Million Dollars Claimed through Georgia DOT’s New Collection Initiative

February 27, 2014

After only six months, a Georgia Department of Transportation initiative to better manage and recover claims for damages to State property from vehicle crashes is far exceeding expectations. The result almost certainly will be the successful collection each year of millions more dollars owed to the State. Every year, some 12,000 vehicle crashes on Georgia…

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Very Tough Road Ahead Financially for Elbert Memorial

February 26, 2014

It was a good month financially for Elbert Memorial Hospital, on paper anyway. For the month of January Elbert Memorial had a net income of $385,000; according to Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers most of that was attributed to Elbert Memorial receiving its allotted amount of meaningful use funds for the electronic health records. Hospital…

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2014-2015 School Year Calendar Approved

February 26, 2014

The approval of an amendment to the 2013-2014 school calendar Monday night wasn’t the only calendar addressed by the Elbert County Board of Education. Also approved on Monday was the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. Elbert County Board of Education Chairman Ben Baker said the school board only approves a recommended calendar, and…

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