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Yet Another Tough Financial Month for Elbert Memorial Hospital

March 26, 2014
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After an injection of over half a million dollars of meaningful use funds in Janurary, Elbert Memorial’s financial struggles continued in the month of February. According to February’s financial report, Elbert Memorial posted a net revenue loss of $318,000. Elbert Memorial Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers says a set back in the amount of patient…

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Another Competition for NE GA High School Students Announced by Congressman Collins

March 26, 2014
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Another competition for high school students has been announced in conjunction with the Congressional Art Competition, revealed late last week by Congressman Doug Collins. This year will mark the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academic Competition. Called the “House App Contest”, the new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Predicted Increase Heading into Spring

March 26, 2014
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Gas prices remain at their highest level since September, amid tightened ethanol supplies, geopolitical tension and typical spring factors. A shortage of ethanol in the southeast could put upward pressure on gas prices. Since gas in most areas typically contains a blend of as much as 10 percent ethanol, product outages are being averted by…

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Bowman Man Facing Drug Charges After Controlled Drug Buy Operation

March 25, 2014
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Bowman Man Facing Drug Charges After Controlled Drug Buy Operation

A controlled drug buy conducted on Friday, results in the arrest of a Bowman, GA man on drug related charges. An active drug investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon, led to a controlled purchase of methamphetamine being conducted. Investigator Lt. Terry Reese says a suspect was apprehended as a result of…

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Newest Member to Bowman Council Sworn In Yesterday

March 25, 2014
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The Bowman City Council is finally whole again, after its newest member was sworn in yesterday evening. Just prior to the council’s regular meeting, Scott Harpold, winner of the special election held on March 18th, was sworn in by Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons and those in attendance welcomed…

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Morgan County Man Facing Murder Charges in Death of 9-month-old Infant

March 25, 2014
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By Adam Kirk, GNN News   Family-members say they can’t imagine a Morgan County man killed a baby boy. 21 year old Donald Justin Lee is facing murder charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 9 month old son, Brantley Farmer. Police say Lee called 911 over the weekend claiming the boy fell off the…

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Volunteer Day Coming Up for the City of Bowman

March 25, 2014
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All hands on deck next Saturday in Bowman, which is the request from Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons. Coming up on Saturday, April 5th will be a volunteer day in Bowman, GA. Gibbons explains what exactly will be taking place on that particular Saturday. “We are asking anyone in the community that wants to help us…

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Recap of Chamber Awards Handed Out During Annual Meeting

March 25, 2014
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The Elbert County Chamber of Commerce is coming off its 90th Annual Meeting, Wine Reception, and Dinner. The event featured a silent auction, as well as guest speaker Terry Kay. Also handed out during the meeting were numerous awards. This year’s Award of Achievement was presented to Chester W. Webb; the Community Service Award winner…

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Congressman Doug Collins Announces First Leg of Competition for HS Students

March 25, 2014
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Congressman Doug Collins Announces First Leg of Competition for HS Students

Congressman Doug Collins has announced a competition for Northeast Georgia High School Students. The Congressional Art Competition is open to public, private, and home-educated high school students all across the 9th Congressional District. Guidelines for artwork include the fact that the art has to be original and in any of the following mediums: -          Paintings:…

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Couple of Big Decisions Coming Down the Pipe in Bowman Tonight

March 24, 2014
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Later this evening the Bowman City Council will gather for its regular meeting for the month of March. It’s a fairly cut and dry agenda with only two pressing issues set to come before council that may see action tonight. The first is the issue of abandoned properties and what avenue the city plans to…

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  • April 23, 2014FHF Braves Game Trip
  • April 26, 2014 8:00 am26th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby
  • April 26, 2014 9:00 amAnnual Cause for Paws 5K Obstacle Run
  • April 27, 2014St. Mary's CME Church 146 Church Anniversary
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