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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…

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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”,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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City of Bowman Working to Achieve L.M.I.G. Funding

February 20, 2013

Chris Quigly and Sara Shots went before the Bowman City Council during Monday’s work session to give an update on the city’s approval process for the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program, also known as L.M.I.G. For the city of Bowman, the grant would be for forty thousand dollars over the next three years. Quigly…

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Gas Prices Surpass Year Ago Levels

February 20, 2013

Retail gas prices recently surpassed year-ago levels and motorists are now paying more for a gallon of gas than they did in 2012. Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline is 13 cents more than this time last year. According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash, the price increase…

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2013 Star Student for ECCHS Named

February 20, 2013

Rosemary Schatz has been named 2013 PAGE STAR Student for Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Schatz, the daughter of Sara and Jack Schatz of Bowman, selected Dr. Edna Eberhardt, as her STAR teacher. The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, in its 55th year, is sponsored by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE)…

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