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Elbert County EMS Approved for Ambulance Remount

September 10, 2014

The Elbert County Emergency Services Division is getting an overhaul to one of its ambulances. Approved Monday night at the regular meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners was a bid for a new chassis and remount of a patient compartment. Bids were opened at the commission’s work session on Thursday, and the low…

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Many Georgians Planning to Volunteer Tomorrow or this Weekend

September 10, 2014

Tomorrow marks thirteen years since the tragic events of September 11th. Hundreds or maybe even thousands of Georgians are planning to honor the victims of that day by volunteering tomorrow or on this weekend. Wendy Spenser is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National Community and Service, and she says the day of…

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Two County Departments to Receive New Trucks

September 10, 2014

Two different departments of Elbert County are getting new and much needed vehicles. The county’s facility maintenance department had requested for a new truck, because County Administrator Bob Thomas said the current truck is having mechanical issues. “The old truck they are using now is having transmission problems, and they really need a bigger truck…

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Georgia DOT Maintenance Activities Continue this Week in NE GA

September 10, 2014

Routine maintenance activities continue this week in Elbert and surrounding counties announces the Georgia Department of Transportation. In Elbert County, crews will clean the drainage pipes and structures that serve State Route 77 and State Route 17; that work requires a shoulder to be closed. In Franklin County, one crew will seal the cracks in…

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EMH Foundation Wine Tasting Brings in Over $8K for Charity Care

September 10, 2014

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Foundation raises over eight thousand dollars for charity care over the past weekend. The Foundation hosted a Wine Tasting with Habersham Wineries as well as a silent auction on Saturday at the Elberton Country Club. According to a press release from the Foundation, there were over 170 people in attendance and…

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Elbert Board of Commissioners Close Brad Dixon and Sand Hill Convenience Centers

September 9, 2014

From ten convenience centers to eight, as the Elbert County Board of Commissioners voted to close two convenience centers at their regular meeting on Monday. Extensive discussion on closing the Brad Dixon and Sand Hill convenience centers took place at the commissioners’ work session on last Thursday. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas said the closure…

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Elbert County Still Dry, but Falls Back Away from Moderate Drought Classification

September 9, 2014

Drought conditions across the state worsened again in the latest US Drought Monitor report. State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says South Georgia continues to take the brunt of the dryness, as D-2 drought status expanded in the area. “We have about 13.6 percent in D-1 of the state, and the rest of the state…

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Elbert Development Authority Seeking Input on Hosting Another Federal Contracting Information Session

September 9, 2014

A recent federal government contracting seminar hosted at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College was quite successful. Executive Director of the Elbert County Development Authority Beth Eavenson was on hand for the event and said 27 people attended the seminar. She said the guest speaker, Mr. Lloyd Atkins from the Small Business Development…

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Second and Final Day of Audtions for ‘Harvey’

September 9, 2014

The final day of auditions for the Elbert Theatre’s final show of 2014 takes place today for Encore Productions’ Harvey. Auditions will be drop-in format between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, just like yesterday. Those wishing to audition for this classic comedy should come prepared to read excerpts from the script for Director Bob Larson. Rehearsals will…

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County Representative Nominated to Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board

September 9, 2014

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners has nominated a person to take over a vacant spot on the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority representing Elbert County. That person is Max Black, who is an Elbert County resident and retired Navy Captain. Black will take over for Mrs. Sallie Hood, who submitted her resignation recently, saying she…

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Calendar

  • September 30, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • September 30, 2014 7:00 pmSpecial Music Service
  • October 1, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
  • October 2, 2014 5:00 pmElbert 12 County Fair.
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