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Grants used to purchase ambulance equipment

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Elbert County Emergency Services’ (EMS) six ambulances will soon be updated to provide what Director Chuck Almond said will be the “highest of pre-level hospital care around” after the Elbert Count

CARES money coming

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Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman will be receiving more than $1 million in CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act funding from the federal government, according to Georgia Gov.

Jarvis says graduation still on

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Elbert County Comprehensive High School’s graduation is scheduled to finally take place July 17 at 8 p.m. in the Granite Bowl after being tentatively rescheduled due to the coronavirus.

DHP’s free COVID-19 testing ends this week

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Patrick Reilly of the Northeast Health District of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) said his staff is going to be moving his mobile testing unit to another location in the district’s 1

A fitting tribute to Tyshon Dye

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On a hot June morning with a brilliant blue sky beaming down on Lincoln Heights Cemetery, it is so easy to see all the little details of Tyshon Dye’s monument.

‘Grant’ or ‘loan?’

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Although Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) has brought in almost $6.9 million in “advances, grants and loans”since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, CEO Kerry Trapnell told the EMH Authority last

Commission approves 2020-2021 budget

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The Elbert County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved an almost $22 million budget at a called meeting June 25 in front of a crowd of concerned members of the Elbert Memorial Hospital (EMH) commu