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Memorial Day 2015 Projected to be Busiest Travel Period in Over a Decade

May 12, 2015

It may be the biggest start to the summer travel and vacation season in over a decade. According to AAA, 2015 will mark the highest projected travel forecast since 2005. AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins, with the Auto Club group, said that is remarkable. “Travel numbers are going to be very impressive this year”, said Jenkins.…

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64th Annual National Day of Prayer Headlined by Local Ceremony

May 11, 2015

Another successful National Day of Prayer event in Elberton. Pastor Bill Jones of the Celebration Outreach Center welcomed those in attendance and those listening via radio Thursday to a special ceremony on Elberton’s Downtown Square. Pastor Jones along with community leaders and government officials led the community in prayer focusing on seven different areas during…

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Terms for Sale of Ty Cobb Regional Announced at Public Hearing

May 11, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   St. Mary’s Healthcare is getting Ty Cobb Regional basically for a song. St. Mary’s will pay $12.95 million for Ty Cobb Regional – far less than the $39 million in bonds still owed by the hospital. At a public hearing Thursday night, which was one of the last…

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School Uniforms to be Discussed at EC School Board Work Session

May 11, 2015

The Elbert County Board of Education gathers this evening for a work session. Work sessions are informal meetings held prior to the school boards regular meeting the following week. On the agenda this evening is some discussion on the Elbert County School System’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. Following that financial discussion, Elbert County School Superintendent…

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Huge Meth Bust Made in Atlanta

May 11, 2015

An enormous meth bust out of Atlanta. Late last week, Drug Enforcement Administration officers executed a state authorized search warrant at 1931 Compton Drive in Atlanta. Investigators expected to come across a methamphetamine conversion laboratory, which they did, along with over 50 kilograms of methamphetamine. Though that wasn’t all. “Also seized at the residence were…

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Elbert Commissioners Hold May Regular Meeting this Evening

May 11, 2015

A busy evening is set before the Elbert County Board of Commissioners today. The Commission gathers for its regular meeting for the month of May. On the agenda are several items up for approval including a contract with Whitworth Women’s Facility for a FY 16 Work Detail agreement, the renewal of another contract with Republic…

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Great News for City and County Fire Departments

May 8, 2015

The City of Elberton’s fire department cracks the list as one of the top departments in the nation. Earlier this week, at the regular meeting of the Elberton Mayor and City Council, City Manager Lanier Dunn said the results of an evaluation by the Insurance Services Office were received via letter last week. That letter…

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Emergency Room Visits Increasing at a High Rate

May 8, 2015

A big crack in the United States healthcare system is causing hospital emergency rooms to get a bit crowded. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has seen a spike in visits since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Dr. Dareah Long-Gillespie of the Emory University Medical Center says wait times to see a…

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Survey Shows More Prioritize Mom Over Day on Respective Holidays

May 8, 2015

Mother’s Day weekend begins today, and a new survey shows that moms win again. When adult children were asked if Mother’s Day and Father’s Day fell on the day, and they could only spend the holiday with one of them, who would they choose? An overwhelming 3 in 4, roughly 78 percent, would choose to…

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UGA Researcher Develops Bird Flu Vaccine from Virus Commonly Found in Dogs

May 8, 2015
UGA Researcher Develops Bird Flu Vaccine from Virus Commonly Found in Dogs

A virus commonly found in canines helps develop a bird flu vaccine. Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a virus commonly found in dogs as the foundation for a new vaccine against H7N9 influenza, more commonly known as bird flu. H7N9 is one of several influenza virus strains that circulate in bird populations,…

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  • May 25, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 26, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 27, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
  • May 28, 2015 7:30 pmMartin Grove Baptist Church Annual Revival
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