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Congressman Collins Introduces Legislation Aimed at Improving Maternity Care for Vets

September 19, 2014
Congressman Collins Introduces Legislation Aimed at Improving Maternity Care for Vets

Congressman Doug Collins this week introduced legislation improving care for the newborn babies of mothers who receive healthcare through the VA. Congressman Collins said, “A new mother under VA care has given selflessly to her country. She deserves her country’s full support as she gives selflessly to her newborn child, especially if her child requires…

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Doctor Offers Advice to Prevent the Spreading of Viruses

September 19, 2014

With the “Enterovirus” spreading, but not yet confirmed in Georgia parents are worried about their children catching the virus at school. Doctor Emma Raizman says keeping things clean can help decrease the risk of your child catching the virus. “Infection control measures really do help reduce that, so things like washing hands and washing down…

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Commissioner of Dept. of Community Health Visits Elberton to Tour Elbert Memorial

September 18, 2014
Commissioner of Dept. of Community Health Visits Elberton to Tour Elbert Memorial

Commissioner Clyde Reese with the Department of Community Health was in Elberton on Tuesday to visit and tour Elbert Memorial Hospital. In addition to his tour of the hospital, a presentation was held to talk about the challenges that Elbert Memorial faces. Prior to that presentation beginning, Elbert County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tommy Lyon…

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Elbert Arts Center Renovation Expected to be Completed by the End of the Year

September 18, 2014

The City of Elberton is drawing near to the completion of a renovation of the Elberton Arts Center. The center, located behind the Elbert Theatre, was acquired by the city at the same time the theatre was according to City Manager Lanier Dunn, which was between 1989/1990. Previously, the building had been primarily used for…

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City of Bowman Hoping for Road Repairs to Be Completed Soon

September 18, 2014

Work should begin soon on a laundry list of road repairs for the city of Bowman. That update coming Monday night at the Bowman City Council’s work session from Bowman Mayor Pete Gibbons. The contractor the city approved for the work, Stratton and Sons Inc., should be able to complete the work soon said Gibbons.…

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Two Escapees from the Franklin County Detention Center are Back Behind Bars

September 18, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The men escaped about 3:30p Tuesday afternoon. According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, law enforcement from several jurisdictions joined in the search, including the Lavonia Police Department, as well as canine units from Lee Arrandale State Prison, and officers with the Stephens County Sheriiff’s office. One of the men…

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EC Commissioners to Hold Called Meeting this Evening

September 18, 2014

A called meeting by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for later today. The Commission is expected to discuss and approve some proposed new fees for Emergency Medical Service ambulance services. After that item, the commissioners will step aside for an executive session to discuss litigation. The called meeting will be held in…

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Dewy Rose Man Facing Charges after Fleeing from Early Thursday AM Traffic Stop

September 17, 2014

An early morning traffic stop that occurred on Thursday has a Dewy Rose man facing several felony charges. In the early morning hours, around 2:00am, Thursday, September 11th, a deputy with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office clocked a vehicle doing 71mph in a 55mph zone. A traffic stop was initiated, and during the stop Elbert…

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City of Bowman Ready to Begin Approval Process of Nuisance Ordinance

September 17, 2014

The City of Bowman is moving closer and closer to approving a new nuisance ordinance. At the Bowman Council’s work session on Monday, Bowman City Attorney Douglas Kidd said he presented an example ordinance to the council in July for them to study. “I told you I would look it over, and see if you…

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Gasoline Prices Drop in Georgia, Hold Steady in Elbert County

September 17, 2014

Gasoline prices in Georgia keep getting lower and lower. Mark Jenkins with AAA South says there is a ton of oil on the market right now, which can be attributed to the shale boom. “The shale boom, which has boosted oil production in the United States by 64 percent over the last five years”, said…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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