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ECCHS Winter Awards Banquet Takes Place Next Week

March 4, 2015

The Elbert County Comprehensive High School winter sports awards banquet is now less than a week away. Tickets are still being sold for those who would like to attend to see the recognition of student athletes in sports including girls basketball, boys basketball, wrestling, varsity basketball cheerleading, and junior varsity cheerleading. As has been the…

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Sweet City Landfill Suit Goes Before Georgia Supreme Court

March 3, 2015

The Supreme Court of Georgia is expected to hear the case regarding the proposed Sweet City Landfill. It is a result of Elbert County appealing a ruling from the Elbert County Superior Court, which issued an order saying that the county’s solid waste ordinance violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The county’s attorneys…

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Elberton City Council Votes on Hiring New City Attorney

March 3, 2015

Tomorrow morning in Atlanta, Georgia current Elberton City Attorney Chris R. Phelps will be sworn in as Superior Court Judge. Phelps will succeed the Honorable John H. Bailey, who retired on January 1st of this year. With Phelps set to take over as Superior Court Judge, that leaves the City of Elberton without an attorney…

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City of Bowman Still Looking to Purchase Entire MedLink Building

March 3, 2015

The City of Bowman continues to engage in talks with Ty Cobb Healthcare Systems regarding the MedLink building inside of the Bowman City Limits. According to Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons, the city along with Ty Cobb own part of the building that MedLink occupies. The city began trying to acquire the building from Ty…

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Elbert Memorial CEO Talks Rural Healthcare with Elbert Commissioners at Retreat

March 3, 2015

Elbert Memorial’s bounce back month in January was very good news for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, who last year voted for a one mil increase to help fund charity care costs. New Elbert Memorial CEO Brandon Clary was in attendance Friday at the Board of Commissioners retreat to discuss the hospital. Starting off…

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Lavonia City Manager Announces Intent to Retire at the End of the Year

March 3, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The City of Lavonia will soon begin its search for a new City Manager. City Manager Gary Fesperman has announced he plans to retire at the end of the year. At their work session, city council members discussed how to proceed with the search. Fesperman handed out copies…

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Economic Development Continues to be a Top Focus for Elbert County

March 2, 2015

Economic development is an issue that has been of great concern to the Elbert County Board of Commissioners, and it was addressed again during Friday’s Commissioner Retreat. On hand to discuss economic development was Rusty Haygood from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and Executive Director of the Elbert County Development Authority Beth Eavenson. Jim…

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City of Bowman Trying to Find Who Damaged City Cemetery

March 2, 2015

The City of Bowman is on the lookout for whoever may have recently caused some property damage to the city’s cemetery. Bowman City Mayor Pete Gibbons said the city has received calls about the issue. “Kids or people on 4-wheelers that were riding through the cemetery, and we are working on a plan to try…

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GDOT Engineer Brent Cook Talks Transportation with Elbert Commissioners

March 2, 2015

Economic Development and Transportation go hand in hand, and transportation was another issue discussed during the Elbert County Board of Commissioner’s Retreat on Friday. Addressing the commissioners was Georgia DOT District One Engineer Brent Cook. Speaking to Cook, Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas expressed some frustration on behalf of the county regarding the four-lane process…

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St. Mary’s Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase Ty Cobb Medical Center

March 2, 2015

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   St. Mary’s Healthcare in Athens has taken the next step in its plan to acquire Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. Wednesday, St. Mary’s Health Care officials announced they have signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center from Ty Cobb Healthcare System, Inc. Terms of…

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