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Terms for Sale of Ty Cobb Regional Announced at Public Hearing

May 11, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   St. Mary’s Healthcare is getting Ty Cobb Regional basically for a song. St. Mary’s will pay $12.95 million for Ty Cobb Regional – far less than the $39 million in bonds still owed by the hospital. At a public hearing Thursday night, which was one of the last…

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School Uniforms to be Discussed at EC School Board Work Session

May 11, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for a work session. Work sessions are informal meetings held prior to the school boards regular meeting the following week. On the agenda this evening is some discussion on the Elbert County School System’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. Following that financial discussion, Elbert County School Superintendent…

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Huge Meth Bust Made in Atlanta

May 11, 2015

An enormous meth bust out of Atlanta. Late last week, Drug Enforcement Administration officers executed a state authorized search warrant at 1931 Compton Drive in Atlanta. Investigators expected to come across a methamphetamine conversion laboratory, which they did, along with over 50 kilograms of methamphetamine. Though that wasn’t all. “Also seized at the residence were…

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Elbert Commissioners Hold May Regular Meeting this Evening

May 11, 2015

A busy evening is set before the Elbert County Board of Commissioners today. The Commission gathers for its regular meeting for the month of May. On the agenda are several items up for approval including a contract with Whitworth Women’s Facility for a FY 16 Work Detail agreement, the renewal of another contract with Republic…

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Great News for City and County Fire Departments

May 8, 2015

The City of Elberton’s fire department cracks the list as one of the top departments in the nation. Earlier this week, at the regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and City Council, City Manager Lanier Dunn said the results of an evaluation by the Insurance Services Office were received via letter last week. That letter…

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Emergency Room Visits Increasing at a High Rate

May 8, 2015

A big crack in the United States healthcare system is causing hospital emergency rooms to get a bit crowded. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has seen a spike in visits since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Dr. Dareah Long-Gillespie of the Emory University Medical Center says wait times to see a…

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Survey Shows More Prioritize Mom Over Day on Respective Holidays

May 8, 2015

Mother’s Day weekend begins today, and a new survey shows that moms win again. When adult children were asked if Mother’s Day and Father’s Day fell on the day, and they could only spend the holiday with one of them, who would they choose? An overwhelming 3 in 4, roughly 78 percent, would choose to…

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UGA Researcher Develops Bird Flu Vaccine from Virus Commonly Found in Dogs

May 8, 2015
UGA Researcher Develops Bird Flu Vaccine from Virus Commonly Found in Dogs

A virus commonly found in canines helps develop a bird flu vaccine. Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a virus commonly found in dogs as the foundation for a new vaccine against H7N9 influenza, more commonly known as bird flu. H7N9 is one of several influenza virus strains that circulate in bird populations,…

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12th Annual FHF Fun Field Day Goes Off Without a Hitch

May 7, 2015

Another Friends Helping Friends Club event is in the books, and a successful one at that. Last Friday, the FHF Club hosted its 12th annual Fun Field Day and Special Olympics event at McWilliams Park. FHF Founding Sponsor Sandy Adams said it was an excellent day for an amazing event. “It was just an incredible…

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Board of Commissioners Hold Work Session Later this Evening

May 7, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners gathers this evening per usual for a work session. There, the Commission will discuss items on the agenda for its regular meeting coming up on Monday. Main areas of discussion this evening should center on the county employee health insurance plan for fiscal year 2016. Also, the Commission will…

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