Blog Archives

Two Local State Representatives Form Water Caucus

February 22, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   State Representatives Alan Powell and Tom McCall have formed a caucus of State lawmakers they hope will force some changes in how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Savannah River water basin. The group met February 12th for the first time in Augusta to discuss goals…

Read more »

State Transportation Board Member Elected for 10th Congressional District

February 22, 2013

Athens real estate appraiser James Boswell was elected last week to a five-year term as the re-configured 10th Congressional District’s member of the State Transportation Board (STB). Mr. Boswell will succeed current Board Member Bobby Parham of Milledgeville who has served on the STB since 2009. Congressional redistricting effective this year resulted in a 10th…

Read more »

NE Georgia Medical Center Named Top 50 Hospital

February 22, 2013

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for 2013, according to research released earlier this week by Healthgrades. NGMC is the only hospital in Georgia named to the list. According to Healthgrades, to be recognized with this distinction, hospitals must have had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that were among…

Read more »

Midde School and High School Bands Hold Concert Tonight

February 21, 2013

Tonight the Elbert County Middle and High Schools will be holding their annual winter band concert. Band Booster President Darrin Rucker says there will be a special recognition this evening. “We will have a special presentation to the families and troops that will be going off to Afghanistan and we want to recognize them at…

Read more »

First Rabies Case of 2013 in Elbert County

February 21, 2013

Another rabid animal case has surfaced here in Elbert County. Elbert County Animal Control Officer Jeff Simpson said that the incident occurred in the Harmony Road/Anderson Highway area back on February 11th. “The skunk was trying to attack a family dog, and the owner had actually killed the skunk, which came back positive for rabies”,…

Read more »

Bowman Man Behind Bars After Allegedly Stealing Son’s Car

February 21, 2013

A Bowman man is behind bars after allegedly stealing his son’s vehicle. On Monday, Elbert County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident in the Nickville Road area. After arriving on scene, deputies spoke with Christopher Eaves, who stated that his vehicle had been stolen. He said that his father had taken the…

Read more »

GA’s Extended “Bed Tax” Impact on Elbert Memorial

February 21, 2013

Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal recently signed legislation into law that extends power to hospitals to levy a fee to help with Medicaid reimbursements. Also referred to as the “bed tax”, the program passed the Georgia General Assembly by a substantial margin. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough explains how the fee helps Elbert Memorial. “Basically it…

Read more »

Womanless Beauty Pageant Set for Early March

February 21, 2013

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Young Professionals Advisory Board will sponsor its 2nd Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant on Saturday, March 2, at the Elberton Elks Lodge. Foundation Member Donna Seymour said that last year’s pageant was a great event. “It was amazing, it turned out to be one the best attended fundraisers that…

Read more »

9th Congressional District Legislators Elect State Transportation Board Member

February 21, 2013
9th Congressional District Legislators Elect State Transportation Board Member

State Transportation Board Member Emily Dunn of Fannin County has been unanimously re-elected to a full five-year term by the state legislators of Georgia’s 9th Congressional District. Ms. Dunn, who chairs the Board’s Property Utilization Committee, was first elected to the STB in 2011 to fill the remainder of an un-expired term. Ms. Dunn, a…

Read more »

Elbert Memorial One Step Closer to Finalizing Affiliation Agreement

February 20, 2013

Elbert Memorial Hospital is one step closer to finalizing its affiliation agreement with the Anderson, South Carolina based AnMed Health System. Elbert Memorial Chief Executive Officer Jim Yarborough said that the Georgia State Attorney General signed off on the affiliation last week. “Last week we received approval from the Georgia’s Attorney General Office to move…

Read more »

Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
AEC v1.0.4