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BREAKING: Elbert Commissioners Approve One Mill Increase to County’s Millage Rate

August 29, 2014

At a called meeting at noon on Friday, the Elbert County Board of Commissioners approved their Fiscal Year 2015 millage rate. The initial rate of 10.428 mills for both the incorporated and unincorporated was determined based off of the 2014 tax digest. During the called meeting, a motion was made by Commissioner Horace Harper to…

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New Policy Goes into Effect at Elbert Memorial Regarding Income Garnishment to Collect Bad Debt

August 28, 2014

One possible solution to collecting bad debt at Elbert Memorial Hospital will soon be implemented. That measure is income garnishments. Patient Financial Services Director Jessica Clark said Tuesday that a new policy has been put together that would begin the process of garnishing income sources on accounts that owe five hundred dollars or more. That…

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Construction Related Lane Closures to be Lifted During Labor Day Weekend

August 28, 2014

Here’s some good news for travelers during the Labor Day holiday. The Georgia Department of Transportation announces all scheduled and ongoing construction and maintenance lane closures in Northeast Georgia will be suspended for the Labor Day long weekend, beginning at noon on Friday, August 29, and extending through to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2,…

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No Indictment Yet for Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith

August 28, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hart County Grand Jury did not return any indictment last week against former Hart County Probate Judge Bob Smith. According to Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, he did not present his case against Smith to the grand jury, but only made them aware that the…

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Slow Start to New Fiscal Year for Elbert Memorial

August 28, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital is off to a slow start as the new fiscal year begins for the hospital. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough delivered the financial report during Tuesday’s hospital authority meeting, and said July was not a good month for the hospital. For the month, there were only 44 admissions and all services across…

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Special Meeting Takes Place this Evening at Rock Gym

August 28, 2014

A special meeting is coming up later this evening that involves all of Elbert County’s elected officials. The gathering is a joint workshop, which will be hosted by the Elbert County Board of Commissioners. The commission is inviting members of the Elbert County Board of Education, Elberton City Council, and Bowman City Council. No votes…

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Elberton Police Investigators Seek Info on Sunday Armed Robbery

August 27, 2014

The Elberton Police Department is currently seeking information on an armed robbery incident that occurred on Sunday. Investigator John Curlee says the robbery happened around 12:30pm Sunday afternoon in the area of Lake Forest Drive just off of South Oliver Street. He says the victim, whose name is not being released, had just returned home…

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Three Arrested on Meth Trafficking Charges

August 27, 2014

An early morning traffic stop on Tuesday in the Thirteen Forks Road area leads to the arrest of three on meth trafficking charges. In a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, it states the stop occurred at Thirteen Forks Road and Floyd Road. Sheriff Melvin Andrews says the traffic stop was conducted due…

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Bowman Council Trying to Determine Who Owns MedLink Building

August 27, 2014

The City of Bowman is trying to get to the bottom of the issue surrounding who owns the Medlink building located within the city’s limits. Bowman Attorney Douglas Kidd originally had a meeting scheduled with Ty Cobb Healthcare Chief Operations Officer Matt McRee, but due to a misunderstanding McRee never made that meeting, which was…

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Elbert County Approaching Moderate Drought Status

August 27, 2014

As the summer gets ready to wind down, the state of Georgia is getting dryer and dryer heading into the cooler months. The latest US Drought Monitor report shows about 3 percent of the state in D-2 classification, which means severe drought. Most of that area is in south and southwest Georgia, according to State…

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Calendar

  • September 3, 2014 7:00 amUniform Fundraiser
  • September 6, 2014 6:30 pmElbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Wine Tasting with Habersham Winery and Silent Auction
  • September 7, 2014 10:00 amLazarus Unwound Concert
  • September 11, 2014 7:00 pmSunny Acres Neighborhood Watch
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