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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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Elberton City Council Meets for Regular Meeting Today

March 2, 2015

The Elberton Mayor and City Council meet this evening for their regular meeting for the month of March. The council is scheduled to hear from two different speakers this evening; Mrs. P Jo Phelps on behalf of the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce and Mrs. Mary Clark on behalf of the MLK Committee. Following the…

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First Ever Gang Case in Elbert County Sees First Suspect Sentenced

February 27, 2015

A case the first of its kind in Elbert County and possibly the entire Northern Judicial Circuit was concluded last Friday in Elbert County Superior Court. The unprecedented case in our area had gang ties going back to 2012, when a group from Hartwell, Georgia, identified as members of the Crosstown Pakistan Gang, had an…

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  • March 10, 2015 6:15 pmECCHS winter sports awards banquet
  • March 20, 2015 9:00 amSpeech and Hearing Screenings
  • May 23, 2015 8:00 amElbert County JROTC "Elbert Mud Run"
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