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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Tomorrow

October 25, 2013

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national, tribal, and community partners are holding a seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26th. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas says prescription drugs left in medicine cabinets can create a public health and safety concern because they are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse,…

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Don’t Forget Rotary Hot Dog Dinner Fundraiser this Evening

October 25, 2013

Don’t forget that this evening the annual Elberton Rotary Club Tailgate Party will take place in anticipation of the Elbert County vs. Hart County football game. The tailgate party features hot dog dinners that will be available for purchase. Included in the meal are two hotdogs, baked beans, chili, coleslaw, chips, a drink, and a…

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Elbert Memorial Welcomes Dr. Allison Venturella Next Week

October 25, 2013

A free educational luncheon is planned to welcome Dr. Allison Venturella from Carolina OB-GYM, who will be opening up a practice in Elberton. Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Nancy Seymour says Dr. Venturella will begin to see patients next week. “She’ll be seeing patients beginning Wednesday, October 30th. She’ll be here on Wednesday from…

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EMH Authority Board Positions Approved

October 25, 2013

Two expiring terms have officially been filled on the Elbert Memorial Hospital’s authority board. Taking over Don Fortson’s expiring six year term will be Scott Wilson. The other expiring six year term will be served by Daniel Graves, who takes over for Mr. Bob Hardy, who stepped down earlier this year. Also, the officers for…

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Elbert Memorial Seeking Medical Service Agreements with AnMed Health

October 24, 2013

The Elbert Memorial Hospital is looking to incorporate more medical services from AnMed Health. One proposal is for AnMed to provide anesthesia services. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough said AnMed offered a very competitive proposal compared to what the hospital currently has in place, which is a flat monthly fee for services. “They also give…

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Annual Rotary Hot Dog Dinner Slated for Tomorrow Evening

October 24, 2013

The annual Elberton Rotary Club Tailgate Party will be held this Friday evening in anticipation of the Elbert County vs. Hart County football game. Sue Cone, with the Elberton Rotary Club, explains why the event is held before each rivalry game. “People can come by before they go to the game and pick up their…

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Hart Co. Sheriff Seeks Publics Help to Stop Spree of Burglaries

October 24, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hart County authorities are asking for the public’s help to find and arrest the suspect or suspects responsible for a string of burglaries over the past two weeks. The five burglaries took place from October 8th through October 19th in all parts of the county, according to Hart…

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1st Annual Pumpkin Festival Today on Elberton’s Downtown Square

October 24, 2013

The day of the 1st Annual Pumpkin Festival, set to take place on the downtown square in Elberton has finally arrived. Director of Community Affairs for the City of Elberton Tiffany Gibbons says this particular event is a new one for Elberton. “This is the first year we are doing this; they have had similar…

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Arrest Made in Connection with September 6th Stabbing Death of an Elberton Man

October 23, 2013
Arrest Made in Connection with September 6th Stabbing Death of an Elberton Man

An arrest has been made in connection with the September 6th stabbing death of an Elberton man. On September 6th, a 911 call was received around 4:30pm from 1048 Porter Drive about a possible stabbing death. Upon arriving on scene officers discovered that Rodney L. McDuffie of the home has been murdered, the cause of…

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All but One Phase Two Project Approved by EC School Board

October 23, 2013

The Elbert County School Board is moving forward with all phases of the Phase Two renovation project at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School, say for one project. That project is a new field house at the high school. Originally the construction of a new field house had a cost allowance of roughly 1.4 million…

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