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EMH Foundation’s Giving Campaign Exceeds Expectations

January 24, 2013

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 15th annual giving campaign has come to an end. The final tally shows that the giving campaign brought in just shy of $16,500 this year. Executive Director of the Foundation Nancy Seymour, details what the money will go towards. “The monies that we are going to use for those are…

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Food Prices Still on Higher Track Compared to Last Year

January 24, 2013

It seems that there is still very little relief to be found in the food price forecasts provided by the USDA. According to USDA Food Analyst Ricky Volpe, food at home prices are approximately 1.3 percent higher than this time last year, and that does not include inflation costs. He says that other major food…

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Bowman Work Session This Evening

January 24, 2013

The Bowman City Council will hold their work session later this evening in anticipation of their regular monthly meeting coming up on Monday. Originally the work session was scheduled for Monday of this week, but was moved in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The work session will begin this evening at 7:00pm,…

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Former Abbeville Co. Sheriff Goodwin Wants to be Remembered for Body of Work

January 23, 2013

Its five years probation for former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin, who pleaded guilty on a misconduct in office charge on Friday in Greenville, SC. The charge stemmed from an incident where Goodwin received cash “kickbacks” from county funds, and from using a South Carolina Department of Corrections inmate to do personal work for Goodwin…

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Successful 20th Anniversay of MLK Weekend for Elbert Co. MLK Committee

January 23, 2013

The Elbert County MLK Committee is thrilled after another successful MLK Weekend Celebration. MLK Committee President Mary Clark said it was a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Elbert County MLK Weekend. “The entire weekend was just magnificent, and it was our 20th year, and we expected it to be bigger and…

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Gas Prices Show Very Small Decline Since Last Week

January 23, 2013

Gasoline prices have started to drop again, albeit a slow decline. The latest numbers from AAA show the average price for regular unleaded is down about three cents in Georgia from last week, from $3.33 to $3.30. AAA predicted the decline to continue during the rest of the month, with a rise again headed toward…

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Georgia DOT Annoucnes Work in Elbert, Hart, and Madison Counties

January 23, 2013

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are back to work in Elbert, Hart, and Madison counties. Crews in Elbert County will be servicing intersecting driveways along State Routes 72 and 77. In Hart County, work will take place to clean and repair ditches along State Routes 51 and 8. Another crew will inspect drainage piping off…

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Former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin Pleads Guilty to Misconduct in Office Charges

January 22, 2013

Former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin pleaded guilty to misconduct in office during a hearing on Friday in Greenville, SC. Goodwin admitted to receiving cash “kickbacks” from county funds paid to a local auto shop from January 1998 until November 2011. He also admitted to using the services of a South Carolina Department of Corrections…

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Danny Bessinger Gets “Roasted” This Weekend

January 22, 2013

The TJ and Friends Foundation will be hosting their 4th Annual Roast at the end of this month. The person who is expected to take the heat this year, is WSGC’s Blue Devil Football Sideline Reporter, Danny Bessinger. Blake Thompson with the Foundation is one of the organizer’s of the event, and says events like…

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Franklin Co. Woman Faces 68 Counts of Theft by Deception

January 22, 2013
Franklin Co. Woman Faces 68 Counts of Theft by Deception

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County woman sits in the Hart County jail charged with 68 counts of misdemeanor theft by deception. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland says that 41-year-old Jennifer April Arter allegedly bilked money out of co-workers at her job in Royston. “She told coworkers her daughter had died in…

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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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