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Elberton’s First Ever Christmas Weekend of Activities Begins Tomorrow Evening

December 3, 2014

The City of Elberton has in store for its citizens a big Christmas weekend, which kicks off tomorrow evening. The annual Christmas parade will begin at 6:30pm. “It has a new route this year. It will not be on the four-lane, but it will end downtown with the tree lighting ceremony, so please come if…

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Gasoline Prices Continue to Decline, Expected to Continue Through Holidays

December 3, 2014

Motorists here in the Southern United States may be getting an early Christmas present. That present would be in the form of two dollar retail gasoline prices. The national average price of retail gasoline has fallen for 69 consecutive days, which is the longest streak since 2008; the streak of declines in Georgia is up…

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AnMed Health Announces New CEO Set to Take Over on January 1st

December 3, 2014

The AnMed Health Board of Trustees has selected the health group’s next Chief Executive Officer. The Board unanimously voted to name William T. Manson III as the health system’s next CEO. Manson will succeed current CEO John A. Miller Jr., who has served the organization since 1973 and became its chief executive in 1998. Manson…

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Insurance Marketplace Navigator at Elbert Memorial Today

December 3, 2014

Today, Elbert Memorial Hospital will host Whitney Griggs, a Certified Navigator with the Healthy Mothers and Babies Coalition, who is licensed to help people enroll in the health insurance marketplace. Griggs says that is insurance that was developed by the Affordable Care Act legislation. “It’s designed for people that are uninsured or underinsured and couldn’t…

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Sewer System Improvements Could be on the Way Soon for City of Elberton

December 2, 2014

The City of Elberton is looking to try and secure grant funding for some needed sewage system improvements. At last night’s meeting of the Elberton Mayor and City Council, a resolution to adopt the 2014 sewerage system improvements study was approved, which authorizes an application to the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) for funding. Elberton…

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More Charges on the Way for Man Who Killed Three in Drunk Driving Incident from Last Weekend

December 2, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   More charges could be leveled against the driver who plowed head on into a family vehicle Friday, killing a couple and their 5-year old daughter. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Monday, Marco Hernandez remains hospitalized from injuries he received from the wreck. The incident occurred around 3:30p…

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17 Killed Across the State During Thanksgiving Travel Period

December 2, 2014

The preliminary numbers are in from the Thanksgiving travel holiday from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. According to Director Harris Blackwood, there were a total of 17 fatalities reported across the state during the 102 hour travel period which began at 6:00pm Wednesday and concluded at midnight on Sunday. Blackwood said one of the…

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City of Bowman Achieves Firewise Community Status

December 2, 2014

The City of Bowman is the first community in Elbert County to achieve Firewise status. The Firewise Communities Initiative, a program by the Georgia Forestry Commission, focuses on communities reducing the amount of fuel for a potential wildfire to consume while burning. Mark Wiles with the commission was on hand at the city’s regular meeting…

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Opening Weekend Coming up for Last Show at Elbert Theatre in 2014

December 2, 2014

Opening weekend is quickly approaching for the final show of the 2014 Encore Productions season at the Elbert Theatre. The show, titled Harvey by Mary Chase, is directed by Bob Larson. Starring actors in the show are Bob Paul, Peggy Saponari, and Kimberly Dennis. Performance dates are December 5th and 6th at 7:30pm and December 7th…

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City of Bowman Wants Bigger Involvement with Animal Control

December 1, 2014

Animal control is another issue the City of Bowman is looking to become more involved in. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, in mid November, had a meeting with County Code Enforcement Officer Patrick Hopp and Animal Control Officer Jeff Simpson about what the city could do to bring code enforcement back to the city. “We’ve…

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