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Called Meeting Wednesday Moring, Results in Passing of Bowman’s 2014 Budget

February 27, 2014

An approval of the City of Bowman’s 2014 budget was finally made yesterday morning. A big part of the delay to get the budget approved was attributed to continued complications with getting the correct numbers together, as the previous draft was using 2012’s financial data instead of 2013’s. The Bowman Council had only received the…

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Possibility of a Rural Clinic Discussed by Elbert Memorial Authority Board

February 27, 2014

After a recent study conducted by Elbert Memorial Hospital and AnMed Health determined the hospital was not quite suited for critical access status, the hospital is seeking ways to better serve the community. After meeting with consultants with the state of Georgia about three weeks ago, the primary purpose of which was to discuss options…

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First Week of Early Voting Nearly at a Conclusion

February 27, 2014

Running in the special election is former Bowman City Mayor Pamela Johnson, and Scott Harpold; the winner will take the place of Councilwoman Pauline Siegler who stepped down at the end of 2013 due to health issues. Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell is the Election Superintendent for the special election, and says all voters…

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Over a Million Dollars Claimed through Georgia DOT’s New Collection Initiative

February 27, 2014

After only six months, a Georgia Department of Transportation initiative to better manage and recover claims for damages to State property from vehicle crashes is far exceeding expectations. The result almost certainly will be the successful collection each year of millions more dollars owed to the State. Every year, some 12,000 vehicle crashes on Georgia…

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Very Tough Road Ahead Financially for Elbert Memorial

February 26, 2014

It was a good month financially for Elbert Memorial Hospital, on paper anyway. For the month of January Elbert Memorial had a net income of $385,000; according to Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers most of that was attributed to Elbert Memorial receiving its allotted amount of meaningful use funds for the electronic health records. Hospital…

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2014-2015 School Year Calendar Approved

February 26, 2014

The approval of an amendment to the 2013-2014 school calendar Monday night wasn’t the only calendar addressed by the Elbert County Board of Education. Also approved on Monday was the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. Elbert County Board of Education Chairman Ben Baker said the school board only approves a recommended calendar, and…

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February Elbert County School System Classified Employee of the Month Revealed

February 26, 2014

The new tradition of honoring a classified employee of the month continued at Monday’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting. Classified employee of the month was first started to honor those employees who aren’t teachers or administrators for their contributions to the Elbert County School District. Mrs. Debra Moore was on hand to present February’s…

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Bowman Council Approves 2014 Budget, Committee Appointments

February 26, 2014

The City of Bowman’s budget was finally adopted earlier this morning. Due to continued complications with getting the correct numbers together, the Bowman City Council was presented the first re-worked draft of the budget during Monday’s council meeting. With that being the case, a decision was made to hold a called meeting at a later…

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Despite Projected Increases, Gas Prices Drop a bit in Elbert County

February 26, 2014

Winter storms responsible for flight cancellations and hazardous roads over the past month and a half can also be blamed for the rise in gas prices. The freezing weather bolstered demand for heating fuels like natural gas and propane, which are derived from crude oil and used to heat homes in the northeastern United States.…

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Spring Break for EC Students Remains in Tact

February 25, 2014

Elbert County students will not be missing any of their spring break holiday. That decision coming out of last night’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting. As a result no student days that were missed due to inclement weather will be made up, but Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says teachers, staff, and 12-month…

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Calendar

  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale
  • September 20, 2014 11:00 amWestside Neighborhood Watch
  • September 20, 2014 2:00 pmU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dove hunts
  • September 20, 2014 5:00 pmGospel Program
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