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Bomb Threat In Jackson County School Yesterday

May 2, 2014

A second bomb threat in as many days at another Jackson County school yesterday. According to Classiccitytoday.com, students were instructed to evacuate Maysville Elementary school yesterday afternoon after yet another bomb threat was discovered on a restroom wall. The Jackson County School System released a statement saying, “While the statement was written in what looks…

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The 53rd Annual National Day Prayer = Success

May 2, 2014

The 53rd Annual National Day of Prayer and ceremony were held yesterday on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Emceeing the event this year was Gary Purvis with the First Baptist Church of Elberton. Opening the ceremony portion of yesterday’s event, which began at noon, Purvis mentioned how great of a blessing it was that local leaders could…

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Franklin Couty Commissioners Reach Agreement On Jail Expanison

May 2, 2014

Franklin County Commissioners reach an agreement on how to fund the proposed jail expansion. At their work session Tuesday evening, the board heard from county manager John Phillips. Noting that there was about $800,000 dollars already set aside for a jail expansion from a previous SPLOST, Phillips recommended a multi-phase approach. Phillips also recommended putting…

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Sleep Lab Services return to Elbert Memorial

May 2, 2014

Lost in the news of new ER Service Provider HospitalMD taking over yesterday was the announcement of the return of sleep lab services to Elbert Memorial. The AnMed Health Sleep Center at Elbert Memorial Hospital has begun to accept patients by physician referral, which started yesterday. The sleep center includes two EMH rooms outfitted for…

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BREAKING: Ward Disqualified as Candidate for Elbert Board of Education District Three Seat

May 1, 2014

A ruling has finally come in the nepotism challenge to candidacy for Donald Wayne Ward in the race for Elbert County Board of Education District Three. The challenge was on the grounds that it is prohibited by law that Ward’s being the spouse of a sibling (Polly Ward) of a current board member (Ben Baker)…

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New Emergency Department Provider Takes Over Today at Elbert Memorial

May 1, 2014

It’s a new day, a new month, and it’s the first day of a new emergency department staff at Elbert Memorial Hospital. Beginning today, a new professional physician services group will begin serving in Elbert Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department. HospitalMD will provide emergency medicine in the ER as well as fulfill hospitalist duties. With this…

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Big Meth Bust in Franklin County

May 1, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County man sits behind bars charged with trafficking meth. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said on Friday, deputies arrested Chad Jacobs, age unknown, in the Gumlog area. Jacobs allegedly had over a ½ pound of Methamphetamine in his possession with a street value of approximately $8,000.00.…

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Still No Ruling on the Eligibility of Ward’s Candidacy in BOE D3 Primary Race

May 1, 2014

Still no ruling on the case of one local candidate running for the Republican nod in the May Primary Election. A decision regarding the candidacy status of Mr. Donald Wayne Ward was initially expected to be handed down yesterday, but at the close of the Elbert County Probate Office, no ruling had been made. Clarke…

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TJ and Friends Foundation Prepare for Annual Banquet and Auction

May 1, 2014

Despite horrible weather nearly two weeks ago, the TJ and Friends Foundation is coming off a fairly successful bass fishing tournament, and are now preparing for the organization’s next event. Slated for Saturday, May 10th, the TJ and Friends Foundation will hold their annual Banquet and Auction. TJ and Friends President Henry Mattox mentions that…

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East Jackson High School Evacutated Yesterday

May 1, 2014

Yesterday was quite a stressful day for students at East Jackson Comprehensive High School. Classiccitytoday.com reported Wednesday, that a threatening note was found on a bathroom wall at the high school. The finding of that message led school officials to evacuate students into the school’s football stadium. Local authorities swept the building for explosives, but…

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
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