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Corps of Engineers Continue to Work on Lowering Savannah River Basin Lakes

July 26, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hartwell Lake is gradually coming down to full pool and this week; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is stepping up its efforts to get it back down to normal levels. As of last week, the lake was about three feet above full at 662.9ft msl – down…

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“Grow Your Industry” Event a Week Away

July 26, 2013

The Joint Development Authority of Northeast Georgia is preparing to host its second “Grow Your Industry” event, which takes place exactly one week from today. Featured at the event is lots of information for companies to learn; such as learning about different loan options for companies with five hundred or fewer employees, acquiring details on…

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Daniel Graves Announced as Bob Hardy’s Replacement on EMH Authority Board

July 25, 2013

A replacement has been found to fill a vacant seat on the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority board. In executive session, the board announced the replacement for long time board member Bob Hardy. Daniel Graves, who is currently employed as Vice President of Elberton Federal Savings and Loan, is the man who will step in for…

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Tough Financial Month for Elbert Memorial Hospital

July 25, 2013

It was a tough month of June, financially speaking, for Elbert Memorial Hospital. Despite the hospital reducing expenses in the month of June compared to May, Elbert Memorial CFO Doug Faircloth, said revenues took a substantial drop. In May, revenue was in excess of one million dollars, but for June, revenues dropped to just over…

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Resurfacing Work Underway in Downtown Athens

July 25, 2013

Work is now underway on nearly five miles of resurfacing work taking place in Athens, Ga. Construction began last night on State Route 10/US Route 78 through downtown Athens, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The project consists of roughly five miles of milling, resurfacing, and shoulder rehabilitation on West…

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Missing Hart County Teen Found Alive and Well in Helen, GA

July 25, 2013
Missing Hart County Teen Found Alive and Well in Helen, GA

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hartwell teenager, missing since the end of June, has been found alive and well, but is now in big trouble. 16-year old Harold Wayne Ackerman was last seen at his Bowen Road home in Hartwell on June 26th. Ackerman has not had any contact with his family…

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Second Community Meeting Coming Up this Evening for EC School System

July 25, 2013

The day is here for the Elbert County School District to hold its second community meeting. The public meetings are apart of a process for the Elbert County School District to become a Charter System. The second meeting will take place at the same location the first one took place at, the Elbert County Middle…

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Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons Announces Intent to Run for Mayor

July 24, 2013

Qualifying for the November elections for the cities of Bowman and Elberton is well over a month away, but a candidate has already thrown his hat into the ring. Bowman City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Pete Gibbons announced yesterday his intent to run for the position of Bowman City Mayor. Gibbons said the last…

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Elbert County Native Shad Tuten Wins Augusta City Amateur Tournament

July 24, 2013

A big win down in Augusta, GA for a former Elbert County Comprehensive High School golf team member. 21-year-old Shad Tuten took the victory this past weekend at the Augusta City Amateur tournament, which was held at Forrest Hills Golf Course. Tuten finished tied for second in last year’s tournament, but was able to piece…

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Former EMH Authority Board Member Bob Hardy Honored During Yesterday’s Meeting

July 24, 2013

Updated 7/24/2013 10:58am A special recognition took place yesterday evening for a former member of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board. Elbert Memorial Board Chairman Jim Lloyd took a moment during last night’s meeting to recognize Bob Hardy for his many years of service on the hospital board. Hardy served on the board from 1985-2000,…

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