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Elbert Memorial Prepared to Handle Potential Ebola Cases

October 30, 2014

Elbert Memorial Hospital is now prepped and ready to deal with any potential Ebola case. Chief Nursing Officer Dede Arnau says her staff received training last week on how to deal with someone showing symptoms of the virus. Elbert Memorial would be considered a “first receiver” in the event of an Ebola case. Arnau says…

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Granite City Fall Festival Takes Over Downtown Sqaure this Weekend

October 30, 2014

November arrives this weekend, and kicking off the new month will be the Annual Granite City Fall Festival. The event is a collaborative effort between the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce, Elberton Granite Association, and Main Street Elberton. Chamber President Phyllis Brooks says this year’s festival will features an expanded agriculture corner. “We’re going to…

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Accident on Interstate 85 Results in Death of a Truck Driver

October 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The body of the driver of a tractor trailer that overturned Wednesday morning on I-85 in Franklin County has been sent for autopsy. According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Richard Fleming, the truck was pulling a double trailer load when it suddenly left the road just before 6a.…

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UGA Announces Who Will Give Fall Commencement Address

October 30, 2014

Roger Hunter, a University of Georgia alumnus and associate director for programs at the NASA Ames Research Center, will deliver the university’s undergraduate Commencement address on Dec. 19 in Stegeman Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the graduate ceremony to follow at 2:30 p.m. In his current capacity, Hunter leads the center’s…

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Two in Custody, Third Sought in Lavonia Smash and Grab

October 30, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Two suspects are in custody in South Carolina allegedly involved in a smash and grab in Lavonia. According to Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle it happened about 1a Tuesday morning at the Hill’s Exxon on SR17. “Lavonia Police received a call of an alarm sounding at the Hill’s…

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Another Poor Financial Month for Elbert Memorial, Improvement on Last Month’s Numbers Though

October 29, 2014

September was not a great month financially for Elbert Memorial Hospital, although there was a slight improvement over last month’s numbers. According to Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough, the hospital posted a net loss of $162,000 in September, which was less than the $170,000 loss posted for August. So far in Fiscal Year 2015, which…

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Good Report Received for City of Bowman’s 2013 Audit

October 29, 2014

Good news for the City of Bowman when it comes to its 2013 financial data. The Bowman City Council at their regular meeting Monday received the 2013 audit report from the Hawkins and McNair firm. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the firm gave a good sounding report for the city. “It was a healthier…

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Midpoint of Final Week of Early Voting Begins Today

October 29, 2014

The halfway point of the final week of early voting is here. At the close of the polls on Tuesday, a total of 190 voters stopped by to cast their ballots, bringing the total amount of walk-in early voters to 1,268. Add in 155 received absentee ballots, and so far in the early voting period,…

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Bowman City Council Approves Updated Nuisance Ordinance

October 29, 2014

More news out of the City of Bowman, after several years the city’s nuisance ordinance has received a much needed revision. During their meeting on Monday, the Bowman Council held the second reading and approval of the city’s new nuisance ordinance. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons outlined what the new ordinance entails. “It will help…

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AAA: Gasoline Prices Continue to Plummet in Georgia

October 29, 2014

If you buy gas today, don’t be shocked to see prices fall soon after your purchase. That is how fast prices have been falling in Georgia according to AAA. Josh Carrasco with AAA says that the Thanksgiving travel season is shaping up to be pretty friendly on driver’s wallets this year. “We might see a…

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