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Tough Financial Month for Elbert Memorial Hospital

July 25, 2013
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It was a tough month of June, financially speaking, for Elbert Memorial Hospital. Despite the hospital reducing expenses in the month of June compared to May, Elbert Memorial CFO Doug Faircloth, said revenues took a substantial drop. In May, revenue was in excess of one million dollars, but for June, revenues dropped to just over…

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Resurfacing Work Underway in Downtown Athens

July 25, 2013
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Work is now underway on nearly five miles of resurfacing work taking place in Athens, Ga. Construction began last night on State Route 10/US Route 78 through downtown Athens, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation. The project consists of roughly five miles of milling, resurfacing, and shoulder rehabilitation on West…

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Missing Hart County Teen Found Alive and Well in Helen, GA

July 25, 2013
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Missing Hart County Teen Found Alive and Well in Helen, GA

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Hartwell teenager, missing since the end of June, has been found alive and well, but is now in big trouble. 16-year old Harold Wayne Ackerman was last seen at his Bowen Road home in Hartwell on June 26th. Ackerman has not had any contact with his family…

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Second Community Meeting Coming Up this Evening for EC School System

July 25, 2013
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The day is here for the Elbert County School District to hold its second community meeting. The public meetings are apart of a process for the Elbert County School District to become a Charter System. The second meeting will take place at the same location the first one took place at, the Elbert County Middle…

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Bowman City Councilman Pete Gibbons Announces Intent to Run for Mayor

July 24, 2013
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Qualifying for the November elections for the cities of Bowman and Elberton is well over a month away, but a candidate has already thrown his hat into the ring. Bowman City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Pete Gibbons announced yesterday his intent to run for the position of Bowman City Mayor. Gibbons said the last…

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Elbert County Native Shad Tuten Wins Augusta City Amateur Tournament

July 24, 2013
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A big win down in Augusta, GA for a former Elbert County Comprehensive High School golf team member. 21-year-old Shad Tuten took the victory this past weekend at the Augusta City Amateur tournament, which was held at Forrest Hills Golf Course. Tuten finished tied for second in last year’s tournament, but was able to piece…

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Former EMH Authority Board Member Bob Hardy Honored During Yesterday’s Meeting

July 24, 2013
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Updated 7/24/2013 10:58am A special recognition took place yesterday evening for a former member of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board. Elbert Memorial Board Chairman Jim Lloyd took a moment during last night’s meeting to recognize Bob Hardy for his many years of service on the hospital board. Hardy served on the board from 1985-2000,…

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Elbert Co. School Board Removes Interim Tag from Superintendent Chuck Bell

July 24, 2013
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At last night’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting Board Chairman Ben Baker asked the board for a motion to  approve Interim Superintendent Chuck Bell as Superintendent for a 2 year 7 month period. A motion to approve the decision was made to have a permanent superintendent in place for the start of the school…

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Pleasant Grove Recreation Division Granted Permission to Use Bowman Park Facilities

July 24, 2013
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A disc golf course coming to Bowman? Well, it’s a possibility. Jared Hightower with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church’s recreation branch went before the Bowman City Council Monday evening to request use the facilities located at Bowman City Park. Hightower mentioned that other user agreements had been obtained from other churches in the area, but that…

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Bowman City Council Moving Forward with Personnel Decisions

July 23, 2013
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A climatic end to yesterday evening’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council. Brought up at the end of the meeting was the issue of the vetoes made by Bowman Mayor Pamela Johnson nearly a month ago. Councilman Pete Gibbons said that no where in the city’s charter did it grant the mayor veto powers.…

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