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Salvation Army in Full Holiday Mode

November 29, 2012
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Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now it is that time of year when the Salvation Army kicks into full holiday mode As many know, the Salvation Army provides holiday assistance to those families who meet the criteria each year, which includes providing gifts and canned food goods in some cases. Donna Christian, Director of…

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Elbert Memorial’s “Renovate a Room” Campaign Complete

November 29, 2012
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After over four years of hard work, the Elbert Memorial Hospital’s “Renovate a Room” campaign is finally complete. Construction on the final four rooms began in late September, and was completed on November 13th. Executive Director of the Foundation Nancy Seymour said it’s a dream that has come to fruition. “It feels great! This is…

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Mayor’s Motorcade Accepting Gifts for 2012 Program

November 29, 2012
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The City of Elberton is asking the community to help make Christmas dreams come true for underprivileged individuals in Georgia. The program is the annual Mayor’s Christmas Motorcade, which Elberton Mayor Larry Guest said has been around since the 1950’s. “All of this began in 1951 with then Governor Ernest Vandiver’s wife, and this was…

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EMH and AnMed Health Closing in on Affiliation Agreement

November 28, 2012
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Elbert Memorial Hospital is in the home stretch of the affiliation process with AnMed Health, which is based out of Anderson, South Carolina. During yesterday evening’s Hospital Authority meeting, Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough said that attorneys on both sides have come to terms on a deal they feel is favorable to both AnMed and…

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Final Show for 2012 Season at Elbert Theatre Opens Friday

November 28, 2012
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Final Show for 2012 Season at Elbert Theatre Opens Friday

Opening night for Encore Productions’ final show of the year is this Friday. The show is a comedy called The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is set in the 1930’s and is based on real-life celebrities of that time period. The play is directed by Toni King. The story follows cranky radio personality Sheridan…

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Food Price Inflation for 2013 Looks to be Higher Than Usual

November 28, 2012
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The food price forecasts are out for the upcoming New Year, and the news isn’t exactly encouraging. The forecasts show that 2013 is on track for three to four percent inflation on all food, and on food here at home. USDA Economist Ricky Volpe said the increase in inflation is largely due in part to…

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Elbert Memorial Reports Better Financials Compared to Last Month

November 28, 2012
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A better month financially for the Elbert Memorial Hospital, at least compared to the month of September. In September, Elbert Memorial experienced an operating loss of three hundred and one thousand dollars, but the deficit was cut by over half in the month of October; as the hospital reported an operating loss of one hundred…

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Gas Prices Expected to Resume Downward Trend

November 28, 2012
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Although gas prices were forecast to fall before the Thanksgiving holiday, many residents in the Southeast saw prices jump upwards of 10 cents. Despite the recent hike in prices, retail gas prices are forecast to decrease into December. Now that tensions in the Mideast have eased, its likely retail gas prices will continue the downward…

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Zumbathon Fundraiser for Sydney to Take Place This Friday

November 27, 2012
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The Elbert Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center is hosting another beneficiary Zumbathon event, this time it is for Sydney Vickery and her family. Kellyn Willis, a Zumba instructor with the Wellness Center said they will be able to accommodate anyone who wants to participate. “We will start off with a very high energy warm-up; we will…

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Elbert County L.O.S.T. Agreement Finalized

November 27, 2012
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Elbert County’s Local Option Sales Tax Agreement, also known as LOST, has now officially been approved by all three of the county’s governing bodies. The City of Bowman made it official during their regular monthly meeting for the month of November yesterday evening. The council voted unanimously to officially approve the terms that were agreed…

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  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
  • April 20, 2014 10:00 amAnnual Easter Program
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