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Tough Decisions Coming Up for Elbert Memorial Hospital

March 31, 2014

It’s no secret that Elbert Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, and some tough decisions are on the horizon for the hospital. That was the sentiment from Hospital Authority Chairman Jim Lloyd at the authority board’s meeting last week. In attendance at that meeting was Elbert County Commission Chair Tommy Lyon, who was asked by Lloyd…

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Hearing on District 3 Board of Education Candidacy set for Thursday

March 31, 2014

Controversy surrounds the upcoming race for District 3’s seat on the Elbert County Board of Education, as a hearing is coming up this week regarding the legitimacy of one of the candidates running in the election. Mrs. PJO Phelps says Mr. Donald Wayne Ward’s candidacy is being challenged on two different grounds, the first is…

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Keep Elbert County Beautiful Clean-Up Event Coming up Next Weekend

March 31, 2014

In just a tad over two weeks, the Keep Elbert County Beautiful (KECB) branch will participate in the “The Great American Cleanup”. The goal during the clean up will be to pick all litter up at all of the county’s public boat ramps that are not located in the State Parks. All interested people, civic…

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Voter Registration Deadline for May Primaries Just Over Three Weeks Away

March 31, 2014

It is the final day in March, which means that the deadline to register to be able to vote in the upcoming May primary is quickly approaching. Election Day for the May primary is set for May 20th. The voter registration deadline to be able to vote in the primary is just over three weeks…

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Bridge Milestone in Toccoa Today

March 31, 2014

It’s milestone Monday in Toccoa, Georgia today. The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a project milestone is scheduled for today, which is assuming the weather cooperates. The first six pre-stressed concrete bridge beams that will become the new SR 17 Bridge over Eastanollee Creek will be set. Each bridge beam is custom made like a…

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Congressman Collins Questions IRS Commissioner

March 28, 2014
Congressman Collins Questions IRS Commissioner

The US House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee continue to examine the Internal Revenue Service’s response to the targeting scandal. On Wednesday, Congressman Doug Collins questioned IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during a hearing. That hearing was Mr. Koskinen’s first appearance before the Oversight Committee, which has been leading the investigation into the scandal…

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Bowman’s Big Iron Crank Up Slated for April 19th

March 28, 2014

It’s been over a week since spring officially started, and with the arrival of spring soon follows one of the city of Bowman’s biggest events. That event is the annual Big Iron Crank-Up, which is an enormous festival that takes place at two separate locations in the city of Bowman; the downtown square and the…

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Disc Golf Tourney in Elberton Makes Debut Tomorrow

March 28, 2014

The first day of the Inaugural Granite Capital Classic is tomorrow. Disc Golf is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity in northeast Georgia, is becoming more and more popular in Elbert County. The tournament will span two days at two different courses, on the first day two rounds will be played at Lake Russell…

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Still A Way to Go on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Comprehensive Study

March 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is six months in to the second phase of a comprehensive study on to how better to manage the waters of the Savannah River and its reservoirs during times of drought. According to Russell Wicke, Corps spokesman at the U.S. Army Corps…

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Everything Still on Track for New ER Service Provider to Take Over at EMH

March 27, 2014

After over a decade of providing Emergency Room service at Elbert Memorial Hospital, EmCare’s contract with the hospital will be ending in just over a month. According to Elbert Memorial Hospital CEO Jim Yarborough, everything is still on track for Hospital MD Leaders take over the hospital’s emergency department. That transition will take place on…

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