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Everything Still on Track for New ER Service Provider to Take Over at EMH

March 27, 2014
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After over a decade of providing Emergency Room service at Elbert Memorial Hospital, EmCare’s contract with the hospital will be ending in just over a month. According to Elbert Memorial Hospital CEO Jim Yarborough, everything is still on track for Hospital MD Leaders take over the hospital’s emergency department. That transition will take place on…

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UGA Research Team Headed back to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site

March 27, 2014
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A team of researchers from the University of Georgia will be returning to the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil well. UGA Marine Scientist Mandy Joye was one of the first on scene back in 2010 documenting the impact of the massive spill on sea life and the environment. Joye is expecting that her team…

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Road Construction Resumes this Morning in Lavonia

March 27, 2014
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By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A major road resurfacing project in Lavonia is due to resume today and motorists should expect delays right through the weekend. According to Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Teri Pope, contractors will resume work on SR77 Extension this morning. “The contractor is trying to get finished with work…

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Georgia Hunters for the Hungry Program set to Return this Coming October

March 27, 2014
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Returning once again this year will be the Georgia Hunters for the Hungry program, once deer season opens in late October. Todd Holbrooke is the President and CEO of the Georgia Wildlife Federation, and says the program really helps out food banks across the state. “It’s real important, because protein or high quality meat products…

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Ward’s Candidacy for District 3 Board of Education Race Being Challenged by Incumbent Phelps

March 26, 2014
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Controversy is surrounding the upcoming race for District 3’s seat on the Elbert County Board of Education. At the end of candidate qualifying on March 7th at noon, only one candidate had qualified for that race and that was incumbent PJO Phelps. On Monday another candidate, Donald Wayne Ward, was added to the ballot due…

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More Steps Taken by Bowman Council Regarding Abandoned/Dilapidated Properties

March 26, 2014
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The ball could be rolling as soon as next month when it comes to dealing with abandoned or dilapidated properties in the city of Bowman. During the Bowman City Council’s regular meeting Monday, more discussion took place regarding the issue of abandoned properties. City Attorney Douglas Kidd explained that he has drafted a letter that…

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Yet Another Tough Financial Month for Elbert Memorial Hospital

March 26, 2014
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After an injection of over half a million dollars of meaningful use funds in Janurary, Elbert Memorial’s financial struggles continued in the month of February. According to February’s financial report, Elbert Memorial posted a net revenue loss of $318,000. Elbert Memorial Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers says a set back in the amount of patient…

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Another Competition for NE GA High School Students Announced by Congressman Collins

March 26, 2014
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Another competition for high school students has been announced in conjunction with the Congressional Art Competition, revealed late last week by Congressman Doug Collins. This year will mark the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academic Competition. Called the “House App Contest”, the new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Predicted Increase Heading into Spring

March 26, 2014
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Gas prices remain at their highest level since September, amid tightened ethanol supplies, geopolitical tension and typical spring factors. A shortage of ethanol in the southeast could put upward pressure on gas prices. Since gas in most areas typically contains a blend of as much as 10 percent ethanol, product outages are being averted by…

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Bowman Man Facing Drug Charges After Controlled Drug Buy Operation

March 25, 2014
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Bowman Man Facing Drug Charges After Controlled Drug Buy Operation

A controlled drug buy conducted on Friday, results in the arrest of a Bowman, GA man on drug related charges. An active drug investigation by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon, led to a controlled purchase of methamphetamine being conducted. Investigator Lt. Terry Reese says a suspect was apprehended as a result of…

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  • April 19, 2014Elbert County Methodist Food Pantry
  • April 19, 2014TJ & Friends Bass Tournament
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 am2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
  • April 20, 2014 10:00 amAnnual Easter Program
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