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Elbert Parks and Rec to Hopefully Receive New Truck

November 16, 2012

During Monday’s Elbert County Commissioner meeting, the county approved a motion to submit a bid to the Elbert County Housing Authority for a used pick up truck they were selling. County Administrator Bob Thomas said the used truck would go to the parks and recreation department. “They have one of the oldest pick up trucks…

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges at Checkpoint

November 15, 2012
Two Arrested on Drug Charges at Checkpoint

Two individuals were arrested Friday evening during a license checkpoint at the intersection of Highway 368 and Harmony Road. In a press release from the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies observed a small sedan approaching from the eastbound lane. As the vehicle arrived, it traveled across the centerline before stopping at the checkpoint. Deputies made…

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AnMed Health Speaks at Elberton Rotary Club Meeting

November 15, 2012

Members of AnMed Health, which is based out of Anderson, South Carolina, were the featured guests during the regular meeting of the Elberton Rotary Club on Tuesday. Garrick Chidester, who is AnMed’s VP of Network Operation and Business Development, was the keynote speaker during the meeting. Chidester talked about how AnMed is trying to grow,…

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Friends Helping Friends Basketball Game to be Held Tomorrow Morning

November 15, 2012

Friends Helping Friends will be having their annual Student vs. Coaches basketball game on Friday November 16th. This basketball game will be held to raise money for an Honorary Senior officer Sydney Vickery; she has helped organize multiple trips and helped in many ways with Friends Helping Friends. Sydney was diagnosed in July with encephalitis…

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Eight Employees File Suit Against Hartwell Tenneco Plant

November 15, 2012

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Attorneys for eight employees have filed a personal injury lawsuit against Tenneco, Inc., Hart County’s largest employer. In the suit filed late Tuesday afternoon, the workers claim Tenneco failed to adequately protect them from the chemical hexavalent chromium, according to their attorney, Drew Hill. “Our clients are alleging…

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Candlelight Shop Night in Elberton Set for Tuesday

November 15, 2012

Less than a week from now, Main Street Elberton will present its annual Candlelight Shop Night on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Main Street Director Sissy Herring said that they will be doing something a bit different this year. “We have some unique things this year. We are combining Mrs. Betty Jo’s Christmas Event, where her kids…

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Elbert Memorial Wins Hosptial of the Year

November 14, 2012
Elbert Memorial Wins Hosptial of the Year

HomeTown Health, LLC recently recognized Elbert Memorial Hospital as “Hospital of the Year” at its 2012 Annual Conference. Elbert Memorial beat out a total of fifty-five rural hospital members from the states of Georgia and Florida. Elbert Memorial CEO Jim Yarborough said he was proud of the Elbert Memorial team’s hard work in winning this…

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Elbert Commissioners Table Project List for More Discussion

November 14, 2012

Discussion will continue between the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, on which roads will be targeted for improvements, which will be paid for with funds from the 2013 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant. Elbert County is set, after matching costs are included, to receive $593,571 from the Georgia Department of Transportation, but County Administrator Bob…

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Athens Free to Breathe 5K Raises $47,000

November 14, 2012
Athens Free to Breathe 5K Raises $47,000

This past Saturday, the Athens branch of the Free to Breathe Organization held their 5th Annual One Mile and 5K Race at Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia. Tiffany Hudak, who founded the event, said that the race featured over four hundred runners, and that they raised approximately $47,000. Hudak said the only thing left…

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Bonuses Coming to County Employees

November 14, 2012

A bonus is in the works for all those who are employed by the Elbert County Government. County Commission Chairman Tommy Lyon explains how the county is able to provide the bonuses. “Basically what has taken place, when we did the airport expansion; we did a lot of in-kind service. Through our own department we…

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