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Elbert Memorial Authority Board Presents Preliminary Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Numbers

July 23, 2014

The preliminary fiscal year 2014 financial numbers were presented yesterday evening at the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority Board meeting. It was a mixed bag that showed a decrease in the patient census, but also showed a decrease of expenses. Elbert Memorial’s patient census, or the number of patients in the hospital, decreased by nearly 20…

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Former ECSO Investigator Cornell Pleads Not Guilty in July 9th Arraignment

July 23, 2014

Cornell was charged with two counts of Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and one count of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer in an arrest warrant issued on May 1st by an Elbert County Grand Jury. At the time of the arrest, Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Athens GBI…

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Election Results for State Elections, Republican School Superintendent To Close to Call

July 23, 2014

Last night the results came in for a number of races across the state of Georgia in the primary run off elections. There were no local races featured in Elbert County during the run offs. However, the stage is now set for November’s Senate race for Senator Saxby Chambliss’ seat, and that will be between…

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Slight Changes to be Made to Policy Regarding Graduation Participation

July 23, 2014

An update to regulations regarding participation in high school graduation was discussed at the Elbert County Board of Education work session on Monday evening. The new requirements are not a change in the current policies, but instead a new regulation that will be connected to the ones currently enforced. Requirements for Elbert County students to…

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Gasoline Prices Continue Decline Nationwide, Statewide, and Countywide

July 23, 2014

News that a Malaysian Airliner was shot down has put upward pressure on the price of oil. Oil rose on concerns that violence could spread in response to the crash said AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins. Gas prices are currently falling more than a half cent a day, but geopolitical tension could slow the rate of…

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Elbert County Board of Education Still on Track for Charter System Application

July 22, 2014

A status update on the Charter System application was given at the Elbert County Board of Education Work Session on Monday Evening. According to Elbert County School Superintendent Chuck Bell, they have met all of the requirements that were set on a timeline presented in 2013. Of course this is not including the final submission…

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  • July 25, 2014 7:00 pmProphetic Women's Conference
  • July 26, 2014 11:00 amProphetic Women's Conference
  • July 27, 2014 11:30 amHomecoming Service
  • July 28, 2014 7:30 pmAntioch Baptist Church Annual Revival
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