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EC Sheriff’s Office Working the Holiday Season to Keep Impaired Drivers Off the Road

June 28, 2013

At the state level Georgia DNR Officers and Georgia State Patrol Officers will be out and about making sure to crack down on impaired drivers. There is no exception to that mission on the local level across Elbert County, as deputies with the sheriff’s office will be out doing the same. “Well it’s the holiday…

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State Agencies Participating in Operation Dry Water this Weekend

June 28, 2013

As the Forth of July weekend is coming up, there is a big push this weekend to keep everyone safe on Georgia Lakes. Operation Drywater, a team effort between the Army Corps of Engineers and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will handout information at local boat ramps on boating safety. DNR Assistant Chief of…

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Skies to be Set Ablaze tonight at Russell State Park

June 28, 2013

The weekend gets started with a bang this evening as the 18th Annual Fireworks Show at Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton, Georgia is set to take place. The show is a presentation by the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks offers some pointers to help make the experience a good…

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Investigation Continues in June 18th Drowning Incident

June 27, 2013

Investigation still continues into a reported accidental drowning that occurred on June 18th. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, autopsy results received back from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta, GA indicate that 29-year-old Meredith Watkins of a Dempsey Brown Road address in Bowman, did indeed drown. At approximately 1:50am on…

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Zell Miller Honored on 20th Anniversary of HOPE Scholarship Program

June 27, 2013

Exactly twenty years ago this month, the Georgia Lottery funded HOPE Scholarship program began, which allows students to attend state colleges and universities tuition free. Created by then Governor Zell Miller, the program has distributed more than fourteen billion dollars in education funding, for college students and for the state’s Pre-K program. An emotional Miller…

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Identity Still Not Released for Deceased Person Found in Elbert County

June 27, 2013

The identity has still not yet been released of the deceased person that was discovered last Friday. During a welfare check on Friday, June 21st around 1:30pm at an Anderson Highway residence, deputies that arrived on scene found a person deceased inside of the home. According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, the autopsy that…

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Doug Collins Comments on His Support for Anti-Abortion Bill

June 27, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   U.S. Representative Doug Collins has voted in favor of a historical pro-life bill that would end abortions nation-wide after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Collins said the bill is similar to legislation Collins co-sponsored during his time in the Georgia General Assembly. Under the measure, the law would restrict almost all…

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Elbert Memorial Adds Four Named Endowments

June 27, 2013

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is coming off of some positive news from the end of May. During a celebration of the AnMed Health/Elbert Memorial Affiliation and Founder’s Society, four new named endowments for Elbert Memorial were announced. According to Foundation Director Nancy Seymour, that brings the total too twenty-four named endowments at Elbert Memorial…

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New Doctor Coming to Elbert County in August 2014

June 26, 2013

Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough announced a new doctor that will be coming on board next year. Doctor Matthew Jenkins is a family practice doctor, who will be joining the Medical Center group. Yarborough says that the agreements have already been signed. “He has signed the agreements so we have a written signed agreement, and…

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Georgia DNR Revamping Fishign Tackle Loaner Program

June 26, 2013

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is helping state park visitors when it comes to fishing at local state parks. The Fishing Tackle Loaner Program has been around since 1993, and has been spruced up for this summer. “This year we wanted to make contact with all of our state parks and…

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