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Deer Quota Hunt Deadline set for September 1st

August 22, 2013
Deer Quota Hunt Deadline set for September 1st

Summer is beginning to wind down, and the deadline to apply for a Georgia DNR Deer quota hunt is quickly approaching. Georgia DNR Spokesperson Melissa Cummings describes what exactly a quota hunt entails. “It allows a pre-determined number of hunters that can participate on that particular hunt, so it limits the number of people with…

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Congressman Collins Announces Veterans’ Benefit Fair

August 22, 2013

Georgia’s freshman representative and Air Force Chaplain holds event to assist Northeast Georgia veterans. Congressman Doug Collins has announced the first ever Northeast Georgia Veterans’ Benefits Fair, which is scheduled to take place early next week. When talking about the event, Collins said quote “This inaugural event is a great opportunity for veterans in our…

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New Changes in Place at the Elberton Police Department

August 21, 2013

New changes are now in effect at the Elberton Police Department. Elberton Police Chief Mark Welsh explains the type of change that is taking place. “The department is going to be organized into a more streamlined and efficient command structure”, said Chief Welsh. “We are going to take a fairly wide and flat structure and…

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First Two Public Hearings for County’s Millage Increase Scheduled for Today

August 21, 2013

The first of two public hearings concerning the Elbert County Board of Commissioners intent to increase the millage rate takes place later this morning. The proposed one mil increase is intended to help fund economic development, as well as to give the county employees a pay increase, which is something that has not happened in…

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly, Hold Steady in Elbert County

August 21, 2013

Retail gas prices fell from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year. AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash said that even though prices fell slightly, violence in the Middle East, primarily Egypt, will keep upward pressure on fuel prices. “Violence in Egypt, Lybia, and Syria continue to be the…

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Ty Cobb Healthcare Plans to put Behavioral Health Unit in Royston

August 21, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Ty Cobb Healthcare has announced plans for what was Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston. Ty Cobb CEO Greg Hearn told the Royston City Council and Mayor David Jordan Ty Cobb Healthcare plans put a behavioral health unit there that would create 50-60 new jobs. “As you know, we’ve…

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Georgia DNR Names new Chief of Game Management

August 21, 2013
Georgia DNR Names new Chief of Game Management

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division recently named John W. Bowers as the new chief of the Game Management Section. He fills the position left vacant by Mark Whitney, who recently was promoted to assistant director of the agency. Bowers previously held the position of assistant chief of game management. As chief…

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EMH Generates Substantial Amount of Revenue for State and Local Economy

August 20, 2013

Elbert Memorial Hospital generates a substantial amount of revenue for the local and state economy. According to a report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association, Elbert Memorial generated $27.9 million in revenue for the Elbert County and Georgia economies for Fiscal Year 2011. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough explains some…

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GA Unemployment Rate Increases

August 20, 2013

Some more bad news in terms of jobs numbers for the state of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Labor announced late last week, that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8% in July. That rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised rate of 8.5% in June. Georgia Labor Commissioner…

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EC Board of Education Discusses Concussion Policy

August 20, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting for August last night. During the meeting Elbert County Superintendent Chuck Bell and the Board of Education members discussed the concussion policy and its impact to the school system. Superintendent Chuck Bell explains how this policy will keep the students that participate in all…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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