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Elbert Memorial Hospital to start ER renovations Monday

Beginning Monday, January 28, Elbert Memorial Hospital will be undergoing renovations in the Emergency Department, according to Hospital CEO Kerry Trapnell. “For a period of approximately seven days, all ER patients will be triaged and seen by an ER Physician in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) area while renovations are …

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Elbert wrestlers do well in state finals

Elbert County’s Mat Devils wrestling team traveled to the state finals in Macon on Saturday and came in as runner up state champions. Elbert County finishedas the GHSA Class AA State Duals falling 42-26 to Social Circle Jan. 19 in Macon Saturday afternoon.

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Event filled MLK weekend

It has been a weekend of celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King here in Elberton. On Saturday evening at the Historic Rock Gym the MLK Banquet was held with Featured Speaker Tiffany Hood Price as part of The MLK weekend . The MLK parade was held Sunday …

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Collin’s refuses pay during shutdown

Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville is one of five Georgia representatives who have asked to have their paychecks put on hold as the partial government shutdown continues. Collins wrote a letter to House of Representatives CEO Phil Kiko on Jan. 9 asking that his pay be withheld during “the current …

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Bowman Welcome Sign Unveiled

On Tuesday, the City of Bowman unveiled the first of its new welcome signs to be placed at each state highway entrance to town. Pictured on Highway 17 north of Bowman are (L-R) City Council members Wade Bridges and Tammy Dalton, Mayor Mark Berryman and Mayor Pro-Tem Carla Patten. The …

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Fritts steps down after successful run as Elbert football coach

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com Elbert County Head Football Coach Sid Fritts has announced his retirement, after leading the Blue Devils to their eighth state playoff appearance during his nine years here. Fritts, whose Blue Devil teams also won two region championships and reached the state quarterfinals three times, told WSGC …

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Commissioners start talks on sales tax for road improvements

By Linton Johnson linton@wsgcradio.com The Elbert County Board of Commissioners held a work session Thursday and began discussions on whether to put a special purpose local option sales tax for transportation projects, known as a T-SPLOST, before the voters in the form of a referendum as early as next year. County …

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