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Very Tough Road Ahead Financially for Elbert Memorial

February 26, 2014

It was a good month financially for Elbert Memorial Hospital, on paper anyway. For the month of January Elbert Memorial had a net income of $385,000; according to Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers most of that was attributed to Elbert Memorial receiving its allotted amount of meaningful use funds for the electronic health records. Hospital…

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2014-2015 School Year Calendar Approved

February 26, 2014

The approval of an amendment to the 2013-2014 school calendar Monday night wasn’t the only calendar addressed by the Elbert County Board of Education. Also approved on Monday was the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. Elbert County Board of Education Chairman Ben Baker said the school board only approves a recommended calendar, and…

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February Elbert County School System Classified Employee of the Month Revealed

February 26, 2014

The new tradition of honoring a classified employee of the month continued at Monday’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting. Classified employee of the month was first started to honor those employees who aren’t teachers or administrators for their contributions to the Elbert County School District. Mrs. Debra Moore was on hand to present February’s…

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Bowman Council Approves 2014 Budget, Committee Appointments

February 26, 2014

The City of Bowman’s budget was finally adopted earlier this morning. Due to continued complications with getting the correct numbers together, the Bowman City Council was presented the first re-worked draft of the budget during Monday’s council meeting. With that being the case, a decision was made to hold a called meeting at a later…

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Despite Projected Increases, Gas Prices Drop a bit in Elbert County

February 26, 2014

Winter storms responsible for flight cancellations and hazardous roads over the past month and a half can also be blamed for the rise in gas prices. The freezing weather bolstered demand for heating fuels like natural gas and propane, which are derived from crude oil and used to heat homes in the northeastern United States.…

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Spring Break for EC Students Remains in Tact

February 25, 2014

Elbert County students will not be missing any of their spring break holiday. That decision coming out of last night’s Elbert County Board of Education meeting. As a result no student days that were missed due to inclement weather will be made up, but Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell says teachers, staff, and 12-month…

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Former Bowman Attorney Kidd Returns to City in Same Capacity

February 25, 2014

The City of Bowman’s former City Attorney is now working with the city again. During Monday’s Bowman City Council meeting, a motion was approved to hire Attorney Douglas Kidd as the city’s new legal council. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, only one bid was received for the job, and that was from Kidd.…

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Georgia DOT Continues Routine Maintenance Work this Week in Northeast Georgia

February 25, 2014

Routine maintenance activities continue today and throughout the week in Elbert and surrounding counties by crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation. In Elbert County, DOT crews will service the driveways that intersect with State Route 17, while another crew will restripe faded pavement markings on State Route 17 and State Route 72, a lane…

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Great Debut for Savannah River Productions in Elbert County

February 25, 2014

Savannah River Productions is looking for a bigger and better follow up weekend to their debut performance in Elbert County. The Stone Carvers, a musical by Kay Legg and Andrea Bradford, made its debut at the newly renovated Rock Gym this past weekend. Speaking on WSGC’s morning show yesterday, Andrea Bradford said it was a…

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GA DNR Supervisor of the Year Recognized

February 25, 2014
GA DNR Supervisor of the Year Recognized

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division recently selected Col. Eddie Henderson as the Law Enforcement 2013 Supervisor of the Year. Henderson currently serves as the Director of the DNR Law Enforcement Division where he oversees all aspects of the Division. He has been a part of DNR since 1982, most recently helping…

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  • November 30, 2014 11:30 am5th Sunday Educational program
  • November 30, 2014 6:00 pmMiles Pike Concert
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