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Elbert Memorial Faces Medicare Readmission Penalties

August 12, 2013

Seventy-three hospitals in the state of Georgia are facing fines from Medicare for excessive readmissions of patients within thirty days of discharge. Elbert Memorial Hospital is one of those seventy-three, and CEO Jim Yarborough says a majority of readmissions are out of the hospital’s control. “There’s often cases where the hospital has no control, and…

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First of Three Blood Drives Kick Off Today

August 12, 2013

Along with today being the first day of school in Elbert County, it is also the day that the first of three separate bloods drives will be held. American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Janet Jarrett says the summer months are the most difficult time for them to maintain a healthy blood supply, and she says…

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Back to School for Elbert County

August 12, 2013

The day has finally arrived that many Elbert County students have dreaded, but its back to school time as the first day of school is upon us. Elbert County Comprehensive High School students will be welcomed back with a freshly renovated building, on the inside at least. Some work will continue on the school’s roof…

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EC School Board to Hold Work Session this Evening

August 12, 2013

With millage rates being a popular topic as of late, the Elbert County Board of Education will discuss their respective rate later this evening. The board will hear input on what to set the Fiscal Year 2014 millage rate at. Also expected to be discussed this evening is Phase Two of the Elbert County Comprehensive…

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Elbert County Classified Now as Split Class 4/9 Fire Rating

August 9, 2013

Moving on down; that is the case for the Elbert County Fire System, as they drop their Insurance Service Office rating. In this case lower is better, as Elbert County goes from a split class of 5/9 to a split class of 4/9. That drop equates to roughly a sixty to eighty dollar a year…

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Suspect Identified in Franklin County Armed Robbery Incident

August 9, 2013
Suspect Identified in Franklin County Armed Robbery Incident

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Franklin County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in locating one of two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery last week in the Gumlog Community outside of Lavonia. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Wednesday they now know the name of the suspect.…

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American Red Cross Plans Three Blood Drives for Elbert Co. in August

August 9, 2013

The American Red Cross is once again heading back to Elbert County hoping for blood donations. American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Manager Janet Jarrett says the summer months are a tough time to maintain a healthy blood supply. She says this summer has not been an exception. “About twenty to twenty-five percent of our state’s…

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Sales Tax Holiday for Georgia Begins Today

August 9, 2013

Good news for Georgia shoppers as the state is holding its 2nd Sales Tax holiday. Not everything is tax free, but a variety of items from clothing to computers to school supplies are listed as tax exempt. Georgia Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnite’s department heads up the Sales Tax Holiday, and explains that there are some…

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Elbert Co. Commissioners Discuss Millage Increase for Economic Development

August 9, 2013

The tax digest for Elbert County has been finished, and now the Elbert County Board of Commissioners is getting ready to advertise a new millage rate. Elbert County Commission Chair Tommy Lyon lays out what he wants to see done. “Two ideas have been thrown out. One is ¾ of a mil, which would be…

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Elberton Police and Sheriff’s Deputies Ready to Help with Back to School Traffic

August 8, 2013

Patience is a virtue; that’s a phrase that many Elbert County parents and high school students should keep in mind come Monday morning. Traffic on the first few days of the new school year is always kind of crazy, but the Elberton Police Department, along with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Department, are going to do…

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