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Calhoun Falls Town Council

February 28, 2013
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The town of Calhoun Falls has approved rate increases on water and sanitation services. According to Calhoun Falls Mayor Lee Garrett, the proposed ordinance will keep Calhoun Falls in line to receive any possible grants applied for in emergency situations, such as a water line busting or a water main needing to be replaced. Mayor…

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Hall County Fire Chief Relieved of Duty

February 28, 2013
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Hall County Fire Chief Relieved of Duty

Hall County Government has terminated the employment of a former Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief after charges were filed against him regarding a domestic incident. Hall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to David McGehee’s residence on Dunagan Road on Feb. 7 in response to a 911 call made by McGehee’s stepson. The stepson reported an altercation…

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Elbert Memorial/AnMedHealth Affiliation Finalized

February 27, 2013
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Elbert Memorial/AnMedHealth Affiliation Finalized

Finally, after several months of drawing up agreements and awaiting review from the Georgia Attorney General, the affiliation agreement between Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) and the South Carolina based AnMed Health is official. It will be a five year affiliation/management agreement, which gives AnMed Health management responsibility for the hospitals operations, while at the same…

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Three Days, Third Different Scam Reported in Elbert County

February 27, 2013
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Unfortunately over the last couple of days there have been reports of scams in Elbert County. Well, the trend continues today as well, as the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has received information on another scam that has been reported. Criminal Investigator Lt. Carey Fewox said the scam involves someone claiming to be from Medicare. “Someone…

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Progress Being Made at Bowman City Park

February 27, 2013
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Work continues out at the Bowman City Park, and Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons gave an update on some of the work that has been done during Monday’s city council meeting. Gibbons said that the Teens as Planners, a group based out of the Elbert County 4-H Office, should be putting some more work in…

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Gas Prices Highest Ever for Month of February

February 27, 2013
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Although the Energy Information Administration forecasts 2013 gas prices would not surpass those of 2012, motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February, that’s according AAA South. February’s current national monthly average is $3.63, 8 cents more than last year’s monthly average of $3.55. Gas…

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Changes Coming for Those Who Receive Federal Benefits

February 27, 2013
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Changes are about to take place very soon for those who receive benefits from the federal government. Walt Henderson is with the Department of the Treasury and explains the upcoming changes. “Anyone that currently receives a paper check for payments such as Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits, they have until March 1st to make that…

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Yet Another Scam Surfaces in Elbert County

February 26, 2013
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In what has been an extremely popular crime, especially as of late, yet another scam has surfaced in Elbert County. Elbert County EMS Director Chuck Almond explains what is going on with the latest scam. “Apparently a telephone solicitation is indicating that there is a fundraiser effort going on by the local fire department and…

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Elbert County JROTC Ethics Team Recognized

February 26, 2013
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Elbert County JROTC Ethics Team Recognized

The Elbert County JROTC’s Ethics Bowl team was recognized by the Elbert County Board of Education during their meeting last night. The team was coming off of a win in their respectful regional district, which has earned them a trip to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to compete in the national ethics…

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Bowman City Council Closes out 2006 SPLOST

February 26, 2013
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The Bowman City Council has officially closed out its 2006 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The task was accomplished last night during the council’s regular meeting. Funds had to be moved around to zero out the city’s account. Nearly fourteen thousand was moved over to the Water/Sewer department, just shy of sixteen thousand was…

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  • April 18, 2014Transfer Station Closed
  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
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