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Blood Drive Scheduled for Monday at Elbert Memorial Hospital

October 10, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital is putting out a call for blood donors for an upcoming blood drive. Elbert Memorial is sponsoring a blood drive in collaboration with the AnMed Health Blood Center. Nancy Seymour, Director of Marketing and Public Relations with the hospital, says AnMed is Elbert Memorial’s blood supplier. “We are very proud to be…

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Month Winners Announced in Chamber Newsletter

October 10, 2014

The Community Pride Committee of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce has selected its monthly winners. Each month the group selects two businesses to receive a business, entrepreneur, or industry of the month award. For October, the committee selected a business and entrepreneur of the month. The business recipient selected by the committee was Franklin…

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Not Much Change in Where Elbert County Stands on Drought Monitor

October 9, 2014

A good chunk of the state of Georgia remains classified in some category of dryness in the latest US Drought Monitor report. Over 50% of the state now to be exact says State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey. The most severe dry areas continue to be in South and Southwest Georgia. Elbert County, as has…

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EC Board of Commissioners Push Back Work Session One Week

October 9, 2014

Originally scheduled for this evening was a work session for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, however, a scheduling conflict is causing the work session to be pushed back to next week. That conflict also pushes back the date for the Board of Commissioners regular meeting back a week as well. No agenda has been…

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Little Improvement Recorded for 2014 SAT Results

October 9, 2014

Data has been released regarding 2014 SAT results for high schools all across the state. According to the College Board, not much improvement was noticed on 2013’s SAT scores, saying Georgia high school seniors kept the status quo. However, there was some improvement noted in the amount of high school seniors that actually took the…

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9th Annual Jimmy Johnson Golf Tournament Raises Most Money Ever

October 9, 2014

The 9th Annual Jimmy Johnson golf tournament is in the books, and raised more money than ever before. The proceeds go towards the Jimmy Johnson endowment set up with the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation. Nancy Seymour, Director of Marketing and Public Relations with Elbert Memorial, says it was a very successful tournament in spite of…

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Franklin Commissioners Vote to Proceed on Jail Expansion

October 9, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two of four proposed jail pods for the Franklin County Detention Center could be under construction by spring of 2015. At their regular meeting, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to begin work on the design plan and cost of the project. The original plan called for…

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New Uses Being Explored for Elbert Theatre, Possiblity of 1st Run Movies Being Played

October 8, 2014

With the completion of the renovated Elberton Arts Center expected before the end of this year, the hope from the City of Elberton is that the Elbert Theatre becomes more flexible. One avenue being pursued is by the Elbert Theatre Foundation, who is trying to join a statewide booking of consortium of the Association of…

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Last Week Rains Delay Completion of SR 51 Sinkhole Repair

October 8, 2014

It looks like it is going to take an additional week of work to fully complete the repair work to the State Route 51 sinkhole in Hart County. Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says crews are in the process of building back up to the road level of SR 51. “As you build it up…

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Gasoline Prices Retreat Again After Being Stagnant Last Week

October 8, 2014

Maintenance season at refineries along the Gulf Coast caused gas prices to spike in the southeastern U.S. last week. Last week was a temporary setback in what should otherwise be a month of falling gas prices said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA. In October, refineries reduce output to conduct maintenance on their systems. They choose this…

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  • May 29, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • June 1, 2015 9:00 am3rd Annual Friends of Bekkah FHF VBS Summer Camp
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