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Elbert County EMA to Test Tornado Sirens this Morning

February 7, 2014

Don’t panic this morning if you happen to hear tornado sirens blaring later on. According to Elbert County EMA Director Chuck Almond, the county will be conducting a test of the tornado warning system. The test was originally supposed to take place on Wednesday, but due to rainy weather and a few rumbles of thunder,…

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American Red Cross on Preventing Home Fires

February 6, 2014

There have been an alarming amount of fire related fatalities in Georgia in the early part of 2014, that news from the American Red Cross. According to Ruben Brown, with the American Red Cross, there have been a total of fifteen fire related fatalities in Central, South, and Southwest Georgia in January alone. In an…

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Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Hits $2 Million Mark in Assets

February 6, 2014

Great news revealed by the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation, as the foundation has reached a milestone in funds received. According to Nancy Seymour, Executive Director of the Foundation, they have reached 2 million dollars in assets since its founding. During the Foundation’s annual Giving Campaign, nearly $44,000 was raised. “With that the foundation approved the…

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Millage Increase Expected to be Discussed Again at EC Commission’s Work Session

February 6, 2014

The second Monday of the month is approaching, which means the Elbert County Board of Commissioners are preparing for their regular meeting for the month of February. That preparation begins this evening as the commission will hold a work session to discuss agenda items for that upcoming meeting. On the agenda this evening, is the…

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Newest EMH Authority Board Members Sworn In

February 6, 2014
Newest EMH Authority Board Members Sworn In

The two newest members of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority board are now official. During the authority’s January meeting, which was pushed back to this past Tuesday due to inclement weather, board members Daniel Graves and Scott Wilson were sworn in. Reading the oath to the pair was Authority Chairman Jim Lloyd. “Do solemnly swear…

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Elbert County 4-H Storage Building Raffle Winner Named

February 6, 2014

A winner has been named for the Elbert County 4-H Program’s lengthy raffle fundraiser. Starting just a bit before the Granite City Fall Festival last year, tickets had been on sale for the raffle up until January 31st. The prize this year was the same as last year, a mini storage building donated by Terry…

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After a Tough December Elbert Memorial Aims to Bounce Back Financially in January

February 5, 2014

It’s not as bad as it appears when it comes to the financial information relating to Elbert Memorial Hospital. In December 2012 the hospital had revenue of roughly 3.79 million, but in December 2013 that revenue declined sharply to nearly 2.71 million. Elbert Memorial Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers explains why there was such a…

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Local Church and City of Elberton Discussing Ownership of Property in Lincoln Heights

February 5, 2014

The City of Elberton and the Church of Christ located off of Campbell Street are at ends over a piece of property located in the Lincoln Heights Cemetery. Scott Glaze, representing the church, spoke to the Elberton City Council Monday evening about a .8 acre plot of land in the cemetery, where in the past,…

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More Snow? Its a Distinct Possibility

February 5, 2014

Last week’s winter storm that blew through Elbert County is still fresh on the minds of its residents; it seems there is another possibility for winter precipitation in northeast Georgia. According to State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey, a handful of weather models are indicating a possibility of snow again on Sunday. “Still that is…

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Attorney John Clark Asks City to Investigate More Affordable Housing

February 5, 2014

Affordable housing is an issue that has been consistently brought to attention at now, back to back Elberton City Council meetings. Attorney John Clark spoke to the council Monday evening about the City of Elberton working with the Elberton Housing Authority to try and provide more affordable housing. He said providing more easily affordable housing…

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Granite Country Weather

Calendar

  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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