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Elbert Memorial CEO Replacement Named

December 9, 2014
Elbert Memorial CEO Replacement Named

It’s been less than a month since Elbert Memorial Hospital CEO Jim Yarborough announced his retirement, and a replacement has already been named. Come January 5th, the effective date of Yarborough’s retirement, Brandon Clary will take the helm at Elbert Memorial Hospital. Clary is the new assistant vice president of affiliated services for AnMed Health…

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Elbert County Commissioners Approve Appointment of New County Clerk

December 9, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners yesterday evening approved the hiring of a new County Clerk. Mrs. Tamara Butler will take over county clerk duties upon the retirement of Mrs. Judy Vaughn which is effective on December 31st of this year. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas says a replacement needed to be named before Vaughn’s…

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Elberton Christmas Parade Winners Announced

December 9, 2014

The winners of the annual Elberton City Christmas parade have been revealed. This year’s parade was not held on the four-lane as in year’s past, but rather started at the Elbert Theatre and weaved its way through the city’s neighborhoods, disbanding just past Elberton’s downtown square. First place winner this year was the Madison/Elbert County…

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American Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations During Holidays

December 9, 2014

With the holiday season now in full swing, the American Red Cross is issuing a call for blood and platelet donations. Red Cross Spokesperson Kristin Stancil says that this is a time of the year when historically, the blood supply decreases, while demand remains the same. Stancil said, “Well during the Winter months starting in…

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Georgia Lawmaker Aims to Ban All Handheld Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel

December 8, 2014

Texting and driving has been banned in Georgia for several years, but now a Georgia lawmaker is looking to deal another big blow to distracted driving. State Representative Rahn Mayo has pre-filed House Bill 10 for the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly. Representative Mayo wants to go one step further on battling distracted…

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UGA Announces Agriculture Seminar Dates

December 8, 2014

From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what the New Year will hold for the state’s largest industry during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences organizes and hosts the annual seminar series, and nearly…

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Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade Drop Off Deadline this Week

December 8, 2014

As Wednesday approaches, so does the cut off to participate in the annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, which is a cause the City of Elberton is participating in. The city joins the Georgia Municipal Association in trying to bring the holiday season to patients at one of Georgia’s seven regional mental health hospitals. Elberton City Mayor…

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State Announces New Resource for Georgia Hunters

December 8, 2014

A new database from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources now provides invaluable information for deer hunters in the state. Several years ago, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division developed an internet database that would house biological deer data collected by biologists and technicians. Information that populates the database is collected from…

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Majority of Elbert County Pulls Back Out of “Abnormally Dry” Status

December 5, 2014

Elbert County is slowing pulling out of abnormally dry status on the US Drought Monitor Report. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, Elbert County has improved in the past few weeks. Previously, the entire county was classified as D-Zero, or abnormally dry, but now just the southern tip of the county meets that…

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Christmas Weekend in Full Swing for City of Elberton

December 5, 2014

The first leg of the City of Elberton and Elbert County Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas weekend is completed, and now the bulk of the activities begin. Main Street Manager Tiffany Mercer says the weekend long celebration began with the annual Elberton Christmas parade and Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the downtown square. She says everyone…

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