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Three Fundraisers in One Coming Up for the Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation

April 2, 2015

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation is planning to hold a fun filled fundraiser spread out over the city of Elberton. On Saturday, April 25th the event kicks off with a Corn Hole tournament, benefiting the EMH Foundation’s Donna Lee Blackmon Seymour Endowment, which will be held at 11:00am that morning at the Elberton Elks Lodge.…

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Local Organization Looking to Utilize Potential of Bowman City Park

April 1, 2015

The dream could be real for a busy Bowman park this summer. A local not for profit group, called The Dream, is seeking permission from the city of Bowman to use its facilities at the city park. Speaking to the Bowman City Council at their regular meeting last month, PJ Smith, with the organization, said…

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Georgia DOT Still Doing Work in Northeast Georgia after Winter Storms

April 1, 2015
Georgia DOT Still Doing Work in Northeast Georgia after Winter Storms

As the warm weather tries to make up its mind if it wants to stick around or not, the Georgia Department of Transportation is still cleaning up from some late winter storms that hit Northeast Georgia. In Elbert County we only saw a couple of days of significant ice accumulation, which resulted in several downed…

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Gas Drops in Elbert County, State as a Whole Sees Increase

April 1, 2015
Gas Drops in Elbert County, State as a Whole Sees Increase

Some fighting between two big oil producing countries caused the price of oil to spike briefly last week. That is the word from AAA, who said that gasoline prices in Georgia weren’t really affected by the conflict, but did says prices to our neighbor in the south, Florida, rose by 10 cents. AAA attributed the…

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Franklin Co. Women Exposed to Rabies

April 1, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   A Franklin County woman is undergoing treatment after being attacked recently by a rabid cat. According to Franklin County Environmental Health Director Louis Korff, it happened earlier this month at a farm in the Carnesville area. According to Korff the cat had been a family pet. Korff said…

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Georgia Hits Big Population Milestone

April 1, 2015

The state of Georgia reaches a big milestone. The United States Census Bureau says Georgia’s population topped 10 million people this year. Census Spokesman Ben Bolender points to a combination of factors. “That was in large part due to domestic migration and international migration”, said Bolender. He says this is a significant thresh hold that…

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Annual Doctors’ Day Luncheon Held at Elbert Memorial Hospital

March 31, 2015
Annual Doctors’ Day Luncheon Held at Elbert Memorial Hospital

Several doctors and their families gathered at Elbert Memorial Hospital for an annual event. The yearly edition of the Doctor’s Day Luncheon was held Monday afternoon in the Ruff Conference Room at the hospital. Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation Chairman-Elect Paul Rainer said the event is held to show appreciation to the doctors of Elbert Memorial.…

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Local Business Reports New Scam that Surfaces in Elberton

March 31, 2015

A new type of scam has been reported for the first time in the City of Elberton. Early last week, Elberton Police received information about a possible scam from a local business in the city. The person reported they had received a call from a man claiming to be selling advertisements for Elberton Net with…

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UGA Extension Looking for Stink Bug Survey Participants

March 31, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   They are weird looking little creatures and Northeast Georgia is being invaded by them. You may have wondered what that stinky, little brown square bug is that has suddenly turned up in your house. Well it’s a Stink Bug, and now the University of Georgia Extension Service wants…

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IRS Cautions Taxpayers About Scammers as Filing Deadline Approaches

March 31, 2015

The tax filing deadline looms in about two weeks, and the Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers about scammers. Scammers pretending to be IRS agents are targeting taxpayers per usual this filing season. IRS Spokesman Bill Brunson says it is best not to take a phone call from anyone claiming you owe the government money.…

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