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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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Elbert Co. School Board Removes Interim Tag from Superintendent Chuck Bell

July 24, 2013

At last night’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting Board Chairman Ben Baker asked the board for a motion to  approve Interim Superintendent Chuck Bell as Superintendent for a 2 year 7 month period. A motion to approve the decision was made to have a permanent superintendent in place for the start of the school…

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Pleasant Grove Recreation Division Granted Permission to Use Bowman Park Facilities

July 24, 2013

A disc golf course coming to Bowman? Well, it’s a possibility. Jared Hightower with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church’s recreation branch went before the Bowman City Council Monday evening to request use the facilities located at Bowman City Park. Hightower mentioned that other user agreements had been obtained from other churches in the area, but that…

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Bowman City Council Moving Forward with Personnel Decisions

July 23, 2013

A climatic end to yesterday evening’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council. Brought up at the end of the meeting was the issue of the vetoes made by Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson nearly a month ago. Councilman Pete Gibbons said that no where in the city’s charter did it grant the mayor veto powers.…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Continue Search for Elbert County Man Wanted on Felony Warrants

July 23, 2013

The search continues today for an Elbert County man wanted on a handful of felony charges. The incident occurred in the morning hours of Thursday at a Brewers Bridge road address, where a witness reported that 48-year-old Marlin Roberts was displaying some erratic behavior. According to Lt. Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office…

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South Carolina Teen Missing Since Sunday Night Found Safe and Sound

July 23, 2013

A South Carolina teen, missing on Lake Hartwell since Sunday night, has been found safe. Georgia DNR Law Enforcement officer Craig Fulgum said the boy, identified as Noah Day, age 15 of Piedmont, SC went missing Sunday night near Sadler Creek State Park on U.S. 29on the South Carolina side. “At approximately 8p last night,…

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Bowman Council Discuss Ways to Cut Down on Four Way Stop Money Collections

July 23, 2013

The City of Bowman is exploring ways to cut down on the amount of Four Way Stop money collection fundraising events. Councilman Pete Gibbons said during last night’s regular meeting, that he had been presented a petition from citizens and local business owners with the intent of reducing the frequency of fundraisers that set up…

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EC School Board Meets this Evening; Freshmen Orientation set for this Evening

July 23, 2013

A fairly routine meeting is expected this evening for the Elbert County Board of Education. Not many items are on the agenda for the school board’s regular meeting for July. Only two issues make up the Superintendent’s Report, and they include Out of County Tuition and the Facility Use Policy. The meeting will be held…

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Beaches at Russell Could take a while to Re-open

July 22, 2013

It could be a while before the beach area at Richard B. Russell State Park is re-opened to the public. Lake Russell is still maintaining flood stage at roughly 480ft msl, normal height for the lake is 475ft msl. Mark Millard with Russell State Park says that a majority of the beach area is currently…

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Collins votes in Favor to delay Obamacare Mandates

July 22, 2013

Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) continued his opposition to the Affordable Healthcare Act by voting in favor of both H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, and H.R. 2267, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act. Together, these bills postpone the individual and employer mandate portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act, also referred to as Obamacare.…

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