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EMH reports $2.1 million in rural tax credit funds

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority, CEO Kerry Trapnell reported the hospital has now received more than $2.1 million so far this year from the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit program. Trapnell said there is still uncertainty as to whether Elbert Memorial will receive all or a …

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Development Authority OKs reduced budget plan

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Members of the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman voted Wednesday to approve a $140,240 annual budget for fiscal year 2019. Board Chairman Jason Smith said the new budget reflects a nearly $21,000 reduction in expenses from the current year’s budget. The largest item in …

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Armed Robbery Tuesday at Pinnacle Bank

The Elberton Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a subject who committed an Armed Robbery on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 4:38pm at the Pinnacle Bank Towne Branch in Elberton. A white female wearing sunglasses, a pink sweater, and blue jeans walked in to the Pinnacle Bank on College …

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Police charge five with cocaine possession; three others arrested in separate incidents

Elberton Police arrested five individuals on drug-related charges Saturday following an early-morning traffic stop on Elbert Street. Arrested were 29-year-old Eric Washington Jr. of Elberton, 23-year-old Chante Tyann Hardy of Atlanta, 25-year-old Ciera Monique Howard of Atlanta, 35-year-old Dominique Stephen Talley of College Park and 28-year-old Ashley Michelle Randolph of …

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Hospital Authority meets This afternoon

The Elbert Memorial Hospital Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. Authority members are scheduled to hear a positive report on the success of the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit, from which Elbert Memorial has already received more than $1 million since January. The board will also begin discussions …

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Georgia’s ‘hands free law’ goes into effect in one week

For several weeks, traffic enforcement agencies across Georgia have been trying to educate the public about the state’s “Hands Free Law,” which bans the use of hand-held phones and other electronic devices by motor vehicle drivers. It is now one week until the law becomes effective. The Governor’s Office of …

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