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Another Solid Financial Month for Elbert Memorial Hospital

March 27, 2015

It was another good month financially for Elbert Memorial Hospital. That was the information presented at the monthly meeting of the EMH Authority Board. According to the hospital’s operating statement for February, prior to any non-operating income, the hospital generated a profit of roughly $64,000 for the month. Elbert Memorial CEO Brandon Clary pointed out…

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New Hartwell GSP Post 52 Hosts Open House

March 27, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Hundreds gathered last Friday to celebrate the official opening of the new Hartwell Georgia State Patrol Post. Post 52 opened in early January, but the actual ribbon cutting and open house took place on Friday afternoon. Local and state officials, including Governor Nathan Deal and State Representative Alan…

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Athens Tech’s Elbert Campus Welcomes Latest Addition

March 27, 2015
Athens Tech’s Elbert Campus Welcomes Latest Addition

Athens Technical College officially commemorated its newest addition to the Elbert County Campus. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon at the Williford Building. The ceremony was for the addition of the Athens Technical College Economic Development Training Center, which now houses the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman. At the ceremony…

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Trout Fishing Season Opens Up this Weekend in Georgia

March 27, 2015

Anglers in Georgia will want to get out their gear and head out for a day of fishing this weekend. That’s when the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division opens the 2015 Trout Season. John Lee Thompson is the Trout Stocking Coordinator for the DNR. Thompson said they are already stocking Georgia streams with…

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‘Good Morning America’ Anchor to Deliver UGA Spring Commencement

March 27, 2015

The University of Georgia graduates in the spring will be addressed by Amy Robach. The “Good Morning America” anchor will give undergraduates one final charge on May 8th before the University of Georgia sends its newest alumni off with a fireworks farewell. The spring commencement ceremony will begin at 7:00pm and will be held at…

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Four Arrested on Pedestrian Under the Influence Charges in Bowman

March 26, 2015
Four Arrested on Pedestrian Under the Influence Charges in Bowman

A complaint from a concerned citizen in Bowman leads to the arrest of four people. According to a news release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were approached while sitting at the Bowman Fire Department by a city resident regarding four boys who were walking down Highway 172 allegedly smoking marijuana. After receiving the…

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Work Progressing on New Building and Mobile Home Ordinances in Bowman

March 26, 2015

Tweaks are actively being made to mobile home and building ordinances in Bowman, GA. At their regular meeting on Monday, the Bowman City Council heard from City Attorney Douglas Kidd, who said he was still putting together full ordinances regarding mobile homes and other buildings. Kidd presented the council with a partial ordinance at the…

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4th Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant Raises Just Over $20,000

March 26, 2015
4th Annual Friends Helping Friends Pageant Raises Just Over $20,000

Another local group exceeds the $20,000 mark raised towards a great cause. Earlier this week you may have heard TJ and Friends Foundation Vice President Darren Scarborough talking about the success of their recent Dinner and Auction event, and you may have also heard him mention another group, Friends Helping Friends, who had a great…

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City of Bowman Aims to Launch New Website Within a Couple of Months

March 26, 2015

The City of Bowman is one step closer to launching a new website for its residents and prospective visitors. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the city has been approved by the government organization that regulates the usage of .gov website names, for its new internet domain name of www.cityofbowmanga.gov. When it comes to what…

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New AAA Study Shows Distractions Play Role in About 60 Percent of Teen Crashes

March 26, 2015

Distractions are four times more prevalent in teen crashes than previously reported. That is according to a new, extremely comprehensive study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study examined nearly 1,700 crashes between 2006 and 2013, and these all involved teen drivers. “What they found is that distractions played a huge part…

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