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UGA Receives Funds to Develop Early Warning System for Disease

November 17, 2014

UGA scientists receive $3 million NIH grant to develop infectious disease outbreak warning system John Drake, an associate professor in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, will use a five-year, $3.18 million grant to develop an early warning system that could help public health officials prepare for—and possibly prevent—infectious disease outbreaks. Funded by…

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Elbert County Development Authority to Look Into Getting Liability Insurance

November 14, 2014

The Elbert County Development Authority is uninsured, but probably for not too much longer. At their monthly meeting yesterday, the Authority received an update from Executive Director Beth Eavenson. She says the Authority does not currently have any Directors and Officers Liability Insurance. “So, if for some reason somebody wants to file a lawsuit against…

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City of Bowman Holding Another Volunteer Day Tomorrow

November 14, 2014

The City of Bowman is holding another community volunteer day this weekend. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons says this time around, the volunteer day is more for decorating purposes as the city prepares for its annual Christmas Parade. “This volunteer day will be more for decorating for Christmas and getting ready for the Christmas parade…

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Ty Cobb Regional Facing Severe Financial Issues

November 14, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Just two years after its grand opening, Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia is in a financial crisis so severe they cannot make their next bond payment, which is due December 1st. It now falls to the County to make those payments. In a joint press release…

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Cops on Top Fundraiser for TJ and Friends Tomorrow Morning

November 14, 2014

Tomorrow morning a collaborative effort by the TJ and Friends Foundation and Dunkin Donuts will result in a fundraiser the first of its kind. Dunkin Donuts will host the foundation, along with several members of local law enforcement for a “Cops on Top” fundraiser. Each law enforcement officer will remain on the roof of Dunkin…

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12 Days of Christmas Cash Giveaway Begins Today, Leads up to Candlelight Shopping

November 14, 2014

Two weeks from now the long running Candlelight Shopping event returns to the downtown square in Elberton. Main Street Manger Tiffany Mercer says merchants are open later that day and that an extremely successful promotion is making its return this year. “Course all of the downtown merchants will have extended hours that day, so take…

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County Commissioners Taking Hard Look at Taking Over Bobby Brown State Park

November 13, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners is strongly considering the possibility of leasing Bobby Brown State Park. The earliest that the county could lease the 660 acre park would be July 1st, 2015 as the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ lease on the park expires in June 2015. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the…

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Two People Facing Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent Charges

November 13, 2014

An Elberton man is behind bars facing drug charges. The arrest came as a result of a search warrant being executed at a residence located on Oglesby Boulevard on Friday, November 7th. During the search, a quantity of crack cocaine was located according to Investigator Terry Reese with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting the…

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City of Elberton Participating in Annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade

November 13, 2014

The holiday season is on the horizon, and that means it’s that time of year again for the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. For 55 years now, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia’s seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals through the motorcade. Elberton City Mayor Larry…

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Franklin County Names Finalist for County Manager Position

November 13, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Franklin County has named a finalist for the job of County Manager. After coming out of an executive session Monday, county commission chair Thomas Bridges announced the Board’s choice for sole finalist. “The person we have chosen for the sole candidate for the County Manager position is Elizabeth…

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
  • November 30, 2014 6:00 pmMiles Pike Concert
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