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Times-Courier Your Hometown Newspaper Devoted To The Progress Of Gilmer County February 25, 2010

VOL. 135 • NO. 8 • U.S.P.S. NO. 630-280

Auto auction reopens after mishap by Al Summers

The mood at the Blue Ridge Auto Auction Tuesday night, Feb. 23, was somewhat subdued with talk often drifting to last week’s accident. Over 30 people were injured last Tuesday night, Feb. 16, when the accelerator stuck on an automobile that was about to be driven into the auction house. The car, a 1995 Volvo 960, struck around two dozen people as it came through the building and before it came to rest against a wall. At least seven people were seriously injured enough to be transported by air ambulance to trauma centers at large hospitals. Those with injuries requiring treatment were transported to North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay and Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge. A large majority of those attending Tuesday night said they felt “comfortable” and “safe” at the facility, agreeing that the Feb. 16 accident was an “unexpected accident” and a “very isolated

incident.” Owner Ronnie Chester and his wife, Jennifer, encouraged everyone to pray for those who were still injured, and they thanked those who helped after the accident. An emotional Ronnie Chester then thanked everyone for showing up Tuesday night. Jennifer Chester said the people in attendance were more like family than customers. Bidders and observers at the auction said the attendance was “down by about a quarter” for the Feb. 23 sale, but pointed to the cold temperatures as a reason why some people stayed away. Troopers from Georgia State Patrol Post 27 in Blue Ridge are investigating the accident with the assistance of troopers from the Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT). Insurance companies and an engineer from Volvo are also conducting investigations. The number of injured reported last Tuesday night at press deadline was 27, but that number rose to 30 after

Feathers ruffled over rezoning request by Ryan R Rees

Some feathers were ruffled during the Gilmer County Planning Commission meeting Feb. 18 but we know more chickens can be raised across the road after a rezoning request was discussed at great length, Brett Burnette, who owns land on both sides of Bodie Road near Roundtop Road, asked the board to rezone 86 acres from R-1 (Residential Low Density) to A-1 (Agricultural) to allow him to construct four new chicken houses on his property that is zoned A-1. He currently has seven houses on that land. Because of the proposed building location near Bodie Road, Burnette does not meet the necessary 300-foot setback from residential-zoned property for the new houses. Burnette bought the 86 acres in 2007 and has kept cattle on the property since 2008. Burnette said he assumed the property was

zoned for agricultural use because the land was being advertised as a horse farm when he purchased it. However, when he requested a permit to construct the new houses, he discovered the property was zoned R-1. Several citizens came forward to speak in favor of the zoning change but Michael and Margaret Parham, who live on adjacent property to Burnette, spoke against the change because of the negatives associated with chicken farms such as odors, noise and traffic congestion. Michael Parham said he wasn’t opposed to the new houses per se, but was more concerned about traffic congestion on Bodie Road, which is very narrow. Brian Johnson, who supported the rezoning, pointed out that delivery and harvesting trucks would enter the property from Roundtop Road and exit on Bodie to prevent congestion because trucks See Rezoning page 4A

In this issue... National/State Roundup ......2A Editorial................................3A Chairman’s Report................7A Obituaries.............................9A Religion/People ...........10–11A Restaurant Inspections.......12A TV Guide .............................13A Gilmer Living ........................1B Nature Hike..........................3B Car Couple ...........................4B

Legals...............................5–7B Sports...............................1–3C Focus on Education ..........4–5C Health & Fitness ............6–11C Extension News ..................12C Arrests................................13C Dixie Divas..........................14C Around Town .........................1D Movies/Calendar..................2D Classifieds........................4–8D

it was learned some people were transported to the hospital by private vehicle. The four people who were most seriously injured were: •Joseph Fain, age 71, of Ellijay; •David Gibson, age 31, of Hayesville, N.C.; •Fred Laney, age 76, of Murphy, N.C.; and •Raymond Satterfield, age 68, of Cohutta. Some of those at Tuesday night’s sale had high praise for Gilmer County’s emergency personnel. “They were here quickly and immediately separated the walking wounded from those who needed medical attention and those who had bad injuries. I was proud of them and the work they did.”

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Bobcats bring home sixth title

Pictured above are the Gilmer High School wrestlers, coaches and managers following the Traditional State Wrestling Tournament at the Gwinnett Arena, Feb. 20. The Bobcats captured the title for the schoolʼs sixth wrestling state championship since 2005. Full story, page 1C.

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Board of Assessors hears questions by Michael Andrews

When meeting Thursday, Feb. 18, the Gilmer County Tax Assessors Board of Directors heard its fair share of public comments from members of the reform group Citizens for Fair and Open Government after standard real property, personal property and manufactured home changes were approved. Group members Michael Mull and Dale Sparks, who have attended the last two board of assessors meetings, questioned board members about a variety of topics. In particular, the two inquired about the options available to taxpayers who disagree with an assessed property value and what power the board of equalization has to change appealed property assessment values in favor of the taxpayer. Sparks used his experience with the BOE as an example. “I had three independent appraisers come out and assess my property for less than the county’s assessed value, and within $20,000 of each other,” said Sparks. “But, when it came time for the BOE to make a decision, I was told that they could not change the value and could only decide whether or not the assessors office followed correct procedures or not.” Sparks then asked Masters, a former BOE member, whether in Master’s experience is the BOE’s primary objective to decide whether or not the assessors office is following procedure or if a taxpayer’s disputed value is, indeed, “out of whack?” Masters informed Sparks that the BOE does have the authority to approve a different value for a taxpayer’s property. “I know the people and I sat on the board down there for about 10 to 12 years. I know what that board can and cannot do,” said Masters. Both Mull and Sparks told

the board that not enough information is given to the taxpayer when they come to the office of assessors to dispute an assessed property value. “The best way to reach the taxpayer is to let them know their options when they walk through that door,” said Mull to Chief Appraiser Dawn Pruett. Mull argued that, in his opinion, that is not often done. Pruett defended her staff saying, “You can’t tell me you don’t think we provide good customer service! We have employees that will spend an hour or more with a taxpayer to find out what problems they have.” Both Pruett and assistant chief appraiser Stan King told Sparks and Mull that the best first step a taxpayer can take if they disagree with an assessed value is to file a real property return with the office. The taxpayer

should state what they consider fair market value of the property and why. This is actually the first step in the appeal process, Pruett and King continued. Mull and Sparks also criticized board members for “not making any changes” on real properties during some past meetings. “Y’all have started actually looking at things that you vote to approve,” said Mull in reference to changes made in meetings attended by members of the citizen’s group. Board member Jeff Williams spoke up and replied, “I have to take some issue with that. We get our packets (for meetings) a week ahead of time. We read them very thoroughly and, at some meetings, we do have a lot of questions about properties and issues concerning changes. You guys have only seen just a small portion of

what we do at meetings because you have just recently started coming to them,” Williams told Sparks and Mull. “Just because no changes are made (during some meetings) doesn’t mean that we haven’t studied the information or discussed it,” continued Williams. Williams and King also informed Mull and Sparks when a changed real property value causes values for similar properties in an area to be changed, for sake of uniformity, that changes will not usually take effect until the following year due to the lengthy cycle of returns that are reviewed and subsequent appeals that are heard by the BOE. “One of the major problems that causes a lot of people to complain is the availability of See Assessors page 4A

Heart Fund Show this Saturday

The 47th annual Heart Fund Show will take place this Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium. As with past shows, this yearʼs installment of music, comedy and a homemade dessert auction will continue in the goal of raising money for the American Heart Association. Music is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.; barbecue sandwich plates will be available starting at 4:30 p.m. Admission will be free. Above, from left, Larry Davis, Floyd Scott and Vic Davis open up last yearʼs show. See a full story on veteran Heart Fund Show picker Ralph Chancey in Gilmer Living section of this weekʼs paper. Photo by Michael Andrews




Federal probe to begin over safety issues with Toyota vehicles

Federal prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation into Toyota’s safety issues as reports of U.S. regulators looking the other way over safety claims. Another report says an internal Toyota document bragged about the company saving $100 million because of a reduced recall effort years ago. Toyota officials are expected to testify in Washington this week to address the claims. The company has recalled 8.5 million vehicles worldwide because of concerns about sudden acceleration, braking problems and power steering issues. A classaction suit has been filed in New York citing headlight problems on 2009-2010 Corolla models. ‘I do’, it’s a girl A Wisconsin couple had to rush their wedding plans when their expectant baby wouldn’t wait. The couple planned to wed Feb. 24 but the woman went into early labor a week early. The couple rushed to the hospital and were married in the hospital chapel. A baby girl arrived hours later. Housing ills ease Some economists claim the foreclosure crisis is finally coming to an end after the number of home-


owners falling behind on their loans fell for the first time in nearly three years. However, more than 15 percent of homeowners have missed at least one mortgage payment or are in foreclosure. And nearly a half of all delinquent borrowers are at least three months behind in their payments, up from the normal 20 percent rate. But officials cite the delinquency drop from 3.8 percent in the third quarter to 3.6 percent from October to December. Washington is broken Vice President Joe Biden said last week that “Washington right now is broken” and the country is in deep trouble unless it attacks growing federal deficits. Biden also said the Obama administration realizes there is unrest among the populace. “We understand why they’re angry … We get it,” he said in a national broadcast last week. Dog protects girl A 3-year-old girl missing overnight in freezing temperature in the mountains north of Phoenix was found safe the next morning. Authorities said the family dog probably helped protect her and keep her warm. Five-state housing aid President Barack Obama used a campaign stop for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to announce new funding for homeowners in five states hit the hardest by the housing crisis. Obama said he was

releasing $1.5 billion from the Troubled Asset Relieve Program to help local financing for homebuyers in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan, which have seen home prices decline more than 20 percent from their peak highs. Wrong visiting place A Florida woman was charged with driving under the influence after she showed up at the Flagler County jail and demanded a conjugal visit with an inmate. The woman had a visitation appointment but was turned away because she arrived late. The woman drove away but returned a short time later and was arrested. Also, the jail does not allow conjugal visits. Haig dead at 85 Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig died last Saturday of complications from an infection. He was 85. Haig, a four-star general, served as a top advisor to presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan. Cousin marriage ban A Maryland state legislator wants to ban marriages between first cousins to stop playing “genetic roulette” with their offspring. He said he wants to bring Maryland “into the enlightened world of other states such as West Virginia and Arkansas” that prohibit such unions. Twenty-four states now pro-

hibit marriage between first cousins. Burger King drugs A Jacksonville, Fla., Burger King employee has been arrested and charged after two sandwiches he made were found to have hydrocodone pills inside them. Two customers found blue pills in their sandwiches but did not swallow the pills. IRS rage death A man upset with the IRS, set fire to his home then got into a small airplane and flew it into a building housing about 190 IRS employees. The pilot was killed and another victim was found in the wreckage. Thirteen others were injured. Three killed by train Three girls were killed when struck by a train near Melbourne, Fla., when they were walking across a train bridge. A boy with the girls was not injured.

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State third in crisis The housing crisis is still alive and well in Georgia. The state ranks third in the nation for late mortgage payments as 14 out of every 100 mortgage holders are late in making a home payment. Georgia trails only

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Mississippi and Nevada. Sidewalk arrest A woman was arrested in Atlanta when she questioned why a police officer wanted her to “move along” while talking with three other women outside a business. The woman, 61, was handcuffed and taken to jail where she was held for nine hours. Social Security theft A College Park woman pled guilty last week to stealing nearly $54,000 in Social Security payments intended for her grandchildren. The woman claimed she was the representative payee for her grandchildren in 2002 and started receiving payments. However, in 2005, the children were taken from her care but she continued to receive the funds. Golf course bomb scare Eagle Watch Golf Course in Woodstock was evacuated last week when a golfer found what was believed to be a bomb on the golf course. A 21-year-old said he made the faux bomb, which had no explosives, to scare his father following an argument the night before. Married state heads? Carol Porter, wife of House Minority Leader DuBose Porter of Dublin, is considering a run for lieutenant governor. DuBose Porter, a Democrat, has announced he is running for governor. Carol Porter is general manager of the Courier Herald newspaper in Dublin. Unusual death sentence An Atlanta man who pled guilty in a fraudulent checkcashing scheme received more bad news last week. He was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. The man was handcuffed to his hospital bed and connected via a conference call as his sentence was being handed down by a federal judge. The man was given an 84-month sentence in the plot that netted an estimated $622,900 from stolen checks. He was part of an eight-man ring, including a postal worker who stole blank checks from the post office.

Cop killer arrested A Fairburn man was arrested after ambushing and killing a Chattahoochee Hills police officer with a high-powered rifle. The man said he didn’t want to go to jail after being arrested again for drunk driving. Zebra on the loose Downtown Atlanta traffic was brought to a standstill on the connector after a zebra escaped from a compound of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The zebra was spooked while exercising outside Philips Arena. The animal raced through Centennial Park and parts of downtown Atlanta before getting onto the busy highway during rush hour. Police were able to surround the zebra and he was taken away in a trailer. He was taken to the UGA veterinarian center and treated for hoof damage but pronounced fine to return to the circus.

‘Lucky’ Johnson wins Jimmie Johnson pitted at the right time and beat Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton to the finish line to win the NASCAR race at Fontana, Calif., last Sunday. Harvick took over the points lead after two races while Johnson, the reigning fourtime champion, vaulted to 10th after his 35th place finish at Daytona. U.S. skater wins gold Evan Lysacek became the first American man to win the men’s figure skating gold medal since 1988. He upset defending champion Evgeni Plushenko, who ended a three-year retirement to try and win back-toback gold medals. Ice dancing spell broken Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in that event last Monday. It was the first for Canada and only the third time since 1976 that a team other Russian had won the gold. Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie took silver. Compiled by Ryan R Rees

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Out on a Limb

School schedule change is a step in the right direction Our high school students are in for a big change next school year. The Board of Education has approved a move from the current block schedule to a sevenperiod daily schedule. The change is probably long overdue. For the past 10 years, Gilmer High students have attended only four classes daily in two, 90-day blocks. The classes were 90 minutes long and in today’s fast-paced world, keeping the students’ attention for that long was oftentimes difficult. Shorter classes will help improve the attention span and also allow teachers to become more familiar with the individual needs of their students. The block schedule put a lot of pressure on students and teachers because of mandated testing before the Christmas break. Under the new plan, testing will be conducted only at the end of the school year instead of twice a year. But perhaps the biggest advantage is that the students will be able to concentrate on their core class-

es such as math, English and science. Under the block schedule, some students had to wait until the next school year to complete a core class because they could only get into a class once a year. Although GHS has an

Seven-classes a day to replace block schedule impressive 88 percent graduation rate, some students were falling behind for a variety of reasons. As GHS Principal Erick Hofstetter told the board of education members recently, “education is a growing, fluid, evolving creature”. Hofstetter sees the change as a positive and a step in the right direction toward helping Gilmer students. He added that in today’s world, “standing still means drifting backward. If we don’t do something, we will stagnate”.

‘A little of this and that’

Our educators can’t afford to stagnate. They need to be expanding their teaching abilities and reaching students in new ways as our world changes. If our students can learn to be as proficient in multiplication tables as texting, that is a big step in the right direction. The new high school schedule is similar to the six-period schedule used in our middle schools. The seven-period schedule has been adopted by many other school districts in the state, all with positive results. The high school administration and teachers already are planning for the new schedule. Students began their first step with registration this week. The registration was all conducted online. Core classes were already in the schedule and students could select up to five elective classes in their order of preference to complete their schedule. It will be a brave new world for our students next year. But it will be a better world in the long run.

Tip of the hat to public safety Last week, Gilmer County public safety workers experienced a situation for which they train but hope they never see – an accident with many injuries. The incident at the Blue Ridge Auto Auction last Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, where the gas pedal stuck and a car careened out of control into a crowd of people, is the nightmare emergency workers hope never occurs. The scene was described by one eyewitness as “bodies everywhere.” Luckily, Gilmer’s emergency workers and law enforcement personnel had been trained for just such an incident, and they performed in stellar fashion. Even workers not on duty responded to the scene to offer assistance. The fact that these fine individuals handled the situation with competency and compassion is not news to this column or columnist. I have often said we have some of the finest individuals anywhere working right here to serve and protect us. A tip of the hat to all of our public safety workers for another fine performance. I am thankful for y’all.

Heart Fund Show Saturday The longest-running fundraiser for the

Letters to the Editor Someone lost a beautiful, purebred boxer last March in the Sisson Log Cabin development that straddles the GilmerFannin county line off Hwy. 515. We suspect she belonged to someone renting one of the cabins. She wore a nice collar but no identification. Her owners should have had her micro-chipped. I named her “Cheerleader“ because she leaps and jumps for the sheer joy of being alive, sometimes almost as though on a trampoline. She loves people, clearly had been well socialized. She is housebroken, or at least paper-trained, and needs to sleep inside since Boxers do not grow a winter coat. I did not have her spayed for several months, hoping her owner would contact

Ellijay and Gilmer County residents have reason to be very proud of the quick and professional response to the accident at the Blue Ridge Auto Auction last week. Sheriff Stacy Nicholson stayed in virtually constant contact with the news media while deputies worked the accident scene. Fire Chief Tony Pritchett and his men and women did a marvelous job transporting the injured to area hospitals and coordinating with air ambulance helicopters for the more seriously injured. I am most appreciative of these professionals who do such a superior job of serving and protecting our community. Jack Nunn Ellijay

Al Summers, News Editor American Heart Association, the Gilmer County Heart Fund Show, will hit town this Saturday evening, Feb. 27, at the Ellijay Elementary School auditorium. This year, the admission is free and a barbecue sandwich plate will be available for purchase beginning prior to show time. Come and experience some of the finest musical talent Gilmer County and the surrounding area has to offer while supporting a very worthy cause.

Family is important I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day, and the discussion turned to the importance of family. People naturally want to be cared about and be a part of a group that loves them. Family members fit that role perfectly. See Little on page 4A

Send letters to: E-mail: Mail: P.O. Box 1076, Ellijay, GA 30540. Fax: 706-635-7006. Letters must be under 300 words, signed, with a phone number. All letters will be edited. Due 5 p.m. Monday.

Lost boxer needs a home

Kudos for reaction to auto auction tragedy

the Gateway Lost & Found Pet listing service (706 258-ADOP). Now she is “fixed”, but will soon need her booster shots. It’s always possible that she was "lost on purpose" because she had a case of Demodex mange, and looked spotted like a leopard. That’s the form of mange that is not contagious, but takes weeks or months to get rid of. She was heartworm negative, and the heartworm preventative, Ivermectin, prescribed by a veterinarian, gradually allowed the hair to grow back to her beautiful golden fawn coat. Because this volunteer is fostering so many dogs, Cheerleader has slept in my heated breezeway, and not in my house with my cats. If not claimed, she needs to be adopted by a family with high-energy, older kids, or to adults with an active life

style. They need to be warned, though she has a compulsive need to pull stuffing out of dog beds and bedding! Please, please have all dogs and cats spayed before they reach six months of age unless they are show cats and dogs who are never outside or off a leash. I do understand that hunters will keep their good dogs up when in heat so they will only breed to the best hunting hounds or bird dogs. There is help out there when you cannot afford to spay or neuter. And I beg people to keep their rabies tags on their dogs – that’s the law in Georgia. Use a steel split ring (the shooks that the state sends out are useless) to attach the tag to their collar or harness. It’s useless to keep the tag in your desk See Letters page 4A

Sound Off!

with Erick Hofstetter How long have you lived in Gilmer County? We moved here in 2006 from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Who do you admire most? My mom and dad, they are just good people and my wife, Chrissa, I don’t know how she does it so well sometimes with kids, family and work. Favorite food? Crab, shrimp, scallops and a good steak.

If I won the lottery? I’d buy my wife the ring she always wanted, pay back my parents for raising me and buy myself a boat and fish in every ocean in the world. After making my family financially secure, I’d create a fund to give every Gilmer High student a college scholarship, if they graduated from high school.

What’s great about Ellijay? Overall, the peacefulness and tranquility of the people and the environment; there’s something very pure about it.

Favorite music?

Erick Hofstetter Principal - Gilmer High School Family - wife, Chrissa, children, Alexandria, Ariana and Erich

I enjoy most types of music depending on the mood but I generally start with club or house music, then classic rock and anything by U2. Hobbies? I like to travel and explore, play Wii with my kids and boating/deep sea fishing. What people don’t know about me. I was given the nickname “Wickett” when I was a kid and to this day, my childhood friends still call me by that name.


What does Ellijay need most? A stronger partnership and alignment of resources from all government agencies, private organizations and the business community to focus on opportunies for our students. I would like to be remembered for ... Being a family man — someone who gave an honest effort and a person who helped create and protect an environment that allows people to succeed.

Welcome to SOUND OFF!, a weekly column in which Gilmer citizens can speak out on almost any topic. Readers are invited to voice their opinions with a limit of 35 words per entry. Entries may be e-mailed to and will be subject to editing. Entries degrading specific names of individuals or businesses, with vulgar language or including other libelous or slanderous material will not be considered for publication.

The Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (CoLA) for 2010 was not passed. Congress wants to allow illegal immigrants to draw benefits from Social Security. What a shame and disgrace. Thank you for correcting about Target not being fully owned by French interests. The French Financial AXA owns 42,000,000 shares or slightly under 2 percent of the stock. They contribute corporately rather than letting individual stores decide who can and can’t collect outside. Now you know the rest of the story. Vote for SPLOST and your propery taxes won’t

increase! So, we have SPLOST and my property taxes went up nearly 50 percent. Did I miss something? Please news media! Who gives a flying @I/o?% what poor multi-billionaire Tiger Wood does, how about helping me find a job? Slow traffic in the left lane may be common on four lanes that have left exits from that lane. You can drive there as slow as you feel safe exiting, but signal as soon as possible. Did you know that if you are driving at the legal speed limit the only vehicle that can pass you legally is an emergency vehicle.



Do you have gumption? In 1926, a young journalist for the Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine became homebound after a Whitney serious ankle Crouch injury. Cooped up wcrouch@ in her apart- ment on Peachtree Street in Midtown, she suffered from terrible boredom. To alleviate this situation, her husband started bringing home books from the public library. Over the next few weeks, she reportedly read four or five books a day. One afternoon, her husband came home with a Remington typewriter instead of the usual literary selection and told her that she had

devoured all of the historical books in the library. He went on to say, “if you want another book, why don’t you write your own?” Although hesitant at first, she took his advice and started writing — the last chapter. Accustomed to writing newspaper articles, she started with the ending and worked her way toward the beginning from there. For the next nine years, she continued to add to and correct her manuscript, which eventually contained nearly 70 chapters. Her project was still largely a secret, however. When visitors arrived, she hid the typewriter and folders of finished chapters under a towel. When a representative of Macmillan Publishers came to Atlanta in 1935, the shy

TIMES-COURIER • ELLIJAY, GEORGIA author denied that she had written a book. Later that night, however, she reconsidered and took the manuscript to the representative at his hotel. He had to buy a new suitcase to carry the towering stack of papers, which stood nearly as tall as its author. The book was published June 30, 1936. Still doubting the work’s merit, the author hoped she could sell at least 5,000 copies. To her surprise, it sold 176,000 copies in the first three weeks and today there are over 30 million copies in print. A number of titles were considered for the novel, including “Tote the Weary Load,” “Milestones” and “Ba! Ba! Black Sheep,” but history will always remember it as Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic, “Gone with the Wind.” I find this story to be very inspiring — not just because


it’s about one of my favorite novels, but because Mitchell took a discouraging situation and used it for good. After all, she started with a broken ankle, boredom and doubts, and instead of allowing selfpity to overwhelm her, she turned her situation into a powerful opportunity and rose to greatness. In a letter to a family friend, Mitchell described her accomplishment in this way, “In a weak moment, I have written a book.” That quote strikes a deep chord in my heart because it reminds me that every crisis, every failure, every “weak moment” represents an opportunity. Sometimes life’s most fulfilling ventures and

Filing a Taxpayer’s Return of Real Property is the first step in the appeal process in Georgia. The assessor’s office reviews the taxpayer’s statement of fair market value and either agrees with the value, or disagrees. The taxpayer will then receive an assessment notice which will state if a change has or has not been made to the assessment. Assessment notices are usually mailed in May of each year. If the property owner does not agree with the fair market value placed on their property, they have 45 days from the date of the assessment notice was mailed by the assessor’s office, to file an appeal of their assessment. If a change to the assessment is made, a 21-day notice will be mailed to the taxpayer. If no change is made, the Board of Assessors will forward the appeal to the Board of Equalization for a hearing, arbitration, or binding arbitration depending on what the taxpayer requested in their appeal. So, this is the time of year to review the fair market value of your property and file your Taxpayer Return before the April 1 deadline set by the state of Georgia. Please visit the assessor’s office in the Gilmer County Courthouse to file a return. The form can be printed from our Web site at but must be mailed to or filed in person with the assessor’s office. For further information you may contact our office at (706) 276-2742. Information provided on behalf of The Gilmer County Board of Assessors.

Blue Ridge Auto Auction We don’t have words to begin to thank everyone for the PRAYERS, phone calls, e-mails, support, everything! Where would we be without God at a time like this (we don’t even want to think about it). He is so good to us, as this could have been so much worse. Please, please continue to pray for all who were injured Tuesday night and for all who were here. We thank God for such wonderful EMA’s in Gilmer and Fannin counties, as well as the surrounding counties, Sheriff Stacy Nicholson and the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Dept., Ellijay and East Ellijay Police Depts., Tony Pritchett and the Ellijay Fire Dept., Georgia State Patrol, hospital emergency teams and the countless volunteers! They are truly a BLESSING from God! We are so BLESSED to have such a great family of employees and a great family of customers, who pulled together to help one another so much. We love them. They are AMAZING!

Patients, bystanders and those in command roles have all said the emergency workers and public safety personnel who responded to the accident at the Blue Ridge Auto Auction turned in a “stellar” performance Tuesday night, Feb. 16. Gilmer County Fire Chief Tony Pritchett told the TimesCourier when he arrived, “There were people on the ground everywhere.” Some people were stunned and others were seriously hurt. But, said Pritchett, “When our people got to the scene and a command post was set up, everything started to fall into place. We set up a triage area and got the wounded

who could walk off to one side. Paramedics immediately went to work evaluating the wounded and categorizing them by the severity of their wounds. Everything went just as it has been practiced.” Gilmer County personnel have at least two drills each year where mass casualties are involved. Leaders also take training courses from the National Incident Management Systems which help them in large scale accident scenes. The fire chief also praised those who were not on duty but who showed up to help. “We had at least 40 people, many of them volunteers, to show up to help. There were at least 30 on the scene, and others helped law enforcement with traffic and secur-

Rezoning would not be backed up on either road. Michael Wheeler, of the county extension agency, noted that poultry production has a value of $167 million to the county. The direct and indirect impact is $604 million when associated jobs and services

from 1A are accounted for. In conclusion, Burnette said, “I want to be a good neighbor. I’m just trying to help feed our country rather than rely on food from foreign countries.” In another request, the board approved a conditional use permit for hobby livestock

Assessors property changes on the (office of assessors) Web site,” said Mull in response.“You can click on the Web site and see a neighbor’s value has gone down and mine has not; he got an adjustment and I didn’t.

from 1A That’s where you get into some big controversy. That’s the kind of thing we run into with just about everybody who’s got a complaint and rightfully so,” said Mull. During her chief apprais-


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drawer so the dog won’t lose it – the dog gets lost instead. The tag is your dog’s ticket back home. There is almost no place to take unwanted cats. I get

dozens of these calls every spring. No matter how cute the kitten is, there aren’t enough homes for them. Everyone who loves cats already has several and they

HAIR CARE Thank you also to Starbucks for delivering coffee and donuts for the men who worked the scene on Wednesday. There have been so many who have stopped by, called, brought food, and offered so many wonderful acts of kindness. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful community to live in, with so many wonderful, praying people. Once again, we just ask that you continue to pray for those injured and their families. Ronnie & Jennifer Chester Blue Ridge Auto Auction, Inc.

despair or hopefully rise to the occasion? In trying circumstances, Mitchell focused her energies constructively, and the world continues to benefit from the result. Her classic story of survival and romance in the Old South has influenced generations of readers and film audiences. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of your situation, be intentional about how you use your time. Do not let painful and discouraging events prevent you from seeing valuable opportunities. Instead of dwelling on the heartaches of the past, have the courage to look to the future. “After all, tomorrow is another day.”

Gilmer emergency personnel turn in ‘stellar’ performance by Al Summers

A Taxpayer’s Return of Real Property is a statement of the fair market value by the owner of real property in Georgia. Fair market value is the amount a knowledgeable buyer would pay for the property and a willing seller would accept for the property at an arm’s-length, bona fide sale. O.C.G.A. 48-5-10 states that all property shall be returned for taxation. Returns are filed between Jan. 1 and Apr. 1 each year with the assessor’s office where the property is located. If a taxpayer filed a property tax return or paid taxes on their property the year before and does not file a return on their property for the current tax year, then they are considered to have filed a return on the same property at the same valuation as the year before.

our strongest qualities are born out of our most trying circumstances. Mitchell firmly believed in the importance of surviving and excelling in difficult situations. In fact, she once noted that if “Gone with the Wind” has a theme “it is that of survival … What qualities are in those who fight their way through triumphantly that are lacking in those who go under … ? I only know that the survivors used to call that quality ‘gumption.’ So I wrote about the people who had gumption and the people who didn’t.” How much gumption do you have? When your life seems to be falling apart, do you sink into

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ing landing areas for the helicopters.” Pritchett said there were eight pieces of equipment on the scene, including the county’s mass casualty trailer, which is capable of treating at least 100 patients at a time. In closing, the county’s top ranking firefighter said, “I would like to thank everyone who assisted during the incident. I appreciate the jobs everybody performed. It was a bad situation – one that we hope we do not see again.” Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson told the Times-Courier, “I am extremely proud of the whole public safety community. I do not think the incident could have been handled any better than it was. I am proud of our people.” use on land owned by Tammy Norton on Tear Drop Trail. Norton has two horses she keeps on her 2.49-acre lot. The land is zoned R-1, which allows only one large animal per acre. The board unanimously recommended both changes, which will now go to the board of commissioners for final approval. er’s comments, Pruett informed the board that the office plans to submit ads or articles for future editions of the Times-Courier that will explain who needs to file a property tax return, who can apply for certain exemptions and other matters of interest to taxpayers. can live to be 18 or 20 years old as inside pets. So offer to have your neighbors’ cats spayed if they can’t afford it, please. They need rabies vaccinations, too. For more information you may leave a message for Joan at 706-632-8511 from 9 a.m. up to 11 p.m. or after 3 p.m. Sundays. Joan Huddleston

Little from 3A Historically, statistics have shown that children who have a strong parent or parents who hold the family unit together are less likely to be in trouble with the law or turn to unacceptable activities. Family outings provide an alternative to situations where trouble is a possibility. There are always exceptions, but overall, a tight family unit dines together, travels together, makes decisions together and enjoys each other’s company. Plan to take your family, whether it be composed of two members or 12 members, out for a treat and some quality family time. After all, they will determine what happens to you in your later years!



Elliott celebrates second birthday Abbie Elliott turned 2 Feb. 24, 2010. She celebrated with an ‘Elmo’ party Feb. 20, 2010. She is the daughter of Bryan and Kristin Elliott.

Hensley celebrates first birthday

Her grandparents are David and Katie Elliott and Randy and Trish Dyer. Her great-grandparents are Robert and Oleeta Cochran.

Cooper Westin Hensley celebrated his first birthday Jan. 22, 2010, with a ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ party at White Columns Restaurant with family and friends. He is the son of Brian and Angela Hensley, of Ellijay. He has a big brother, Colby Newton. Grandparents are Sammy Dale, Tommy and Diane Scott, Donnie and Tricia Goodman, of Ellijay and S t a n H e n s l e y, o f Marietta.

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I am happy to announce that I will be writing an article once a month to answer some general real estate questions that Gilmer residences may have. If you have any question that you would like to see answered in an article please contact me at or at 706-276-1122. With tax season just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to do an article on extended home tax credit. Don’t forget to take advantage of your Extended Home Buyer Tax Credit. Congress has passed new legislation and increased limits to help homeowners in these challenging economic times. According to the IRS and the National Association of Realtors, these credits can be as high as $8,000. It also expands the credit to give up to $6,500 credit to current or long-term homeowners who will be purchasing a home between Nov. 7, 2009 and until April 30, 2010. If you have a written binding contract in effect on or before April 30, 2010, you will have until June 30, 2010, to close. However, you must stay in the home for three years to avoid repaying the tax credit. If the home is sold during that time, you will have to pay it back in full at the sale. Who is considered a first time homebuyer? As the IRS states, it is anyone who hasn’t owned a primary residence for the past three years prior to the purchase date of the new principle residence for which the tax-payer is claim-

Kim Dobson ing the credit, or a first time homeowner including his or her spouse, if married. What are the income limits? Singles earning up to $125,000 and couples filing jointly with earning up to $225,000 are within the limits for a full credit. However, it decreases as the income approaches the maximum limits $145,000 single and $245,000 for couples. Any earnings over that are not eligible. Which situations disqualifies a taxpayer from claiming the credit? The IRS says that the tax credit may not be claimed if these situations exist:

• Taxpayer is a nonresident alien;. • Taxpayer purchases a home located outside the United States; •Taxpayer sells the home or it stops being the taxpayer’s principal residence in the year the taxpayer purchased the home; • Taxpayer receives the home, or any portion of the home, as a gift or as an inheritance; and • Taxpayer exceeds the income limits. If you are in the military, or hold certain federal jobs outside the United States you will have an additional year to purchase a principle residence in the U.S. and still quality for the credit. What do I do if I purchased a home in 2009? • Claim your credit on your 2009 tax return if you purchased a home before December 31, 2009. How do I receive the credit if I purchased a home in 2010? You may apply the credit to you 2009 tax return; File an amended 2009


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return, or; Apply the credit to your 2010 return. The maximum credit used to be $7,500 ($3,750 if married filling separately). According to the IRS, if you purchased a home in 2009, filed for the tax credit on your 2008 return and did not use February 2009 revision of Form 54505, you may now be able to claim the additional $500 on an amended 2008 tax return. New restrictions after Nov. 6, 2009. Dependents are not eligible to claim the credit; No credit is available if the purchase price of a home is more than$800,000; and A purchaser must be at least 18 years of age on the date of purchase. The facts above came from the National Board of Realtors and the IRS Web site. For more information on the Extended Home Buyer Tax Credit contact the IRS or visit their Web site at or visit the National Association of Realtors website at

Malory Tia Gignilliat and David C. Moskovitz Ted and Linda Gignilliat, of Ellijay, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Malory Tia to David C.

Moskovitz, son of Micky and Ruth Moskovitz, of Ellijay. The wedding will be held May 1 in Ellijay.

Cowan, Henderson wed Paula Cowan and Jon Henderson were united in marriage Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. in Stratford Inn. Attending the ceremony were her children, Paul Yankowski and Briana

Yankowski and his children, Paul Henderson and Jon Henderson. Minister Dan Craig of Cherokee officiated. The couple will reside in Ellijay.

Minute with the Bible Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your

neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? — Matthew 7:1-4






Commission chairman’s report by Mark Chastain Obviously the accident at the Auto Auction last Tuesday was a tragedy that attracted a lot of media attention. I was on the scene only minutes after our first crews arrived and then went to the highway to help coordinate the helicopter transfers. After seeing the injured scattered across the floor, I consider it a miracle that no lives were lost. The conduct of everyone involved, especially the Fire-Rescue staff and the 911 dispatchers, was very professional. The people of Gilmer County have public servants that they can be very proud of. I personally received high compliments from Georgia State Patrol and various news agencies. I would also like to thank Fannin County for sending two ambulances

Mark Chastain and several first responders, all who were there very quickly and were very helpful. While I certainly hope that nothing like this ever happens again, we can be confident that our emergency professionals are very capable of keeping their cool and doing a great job. The bad weather last Monday morning caused us

to postpone the all-day closure of Boardtown Road at the Kell’s Creek Bridge. Our plan was to close the road in order to replace a culvert at Old Flat Branch Road and use the old road to build up the new road location. I had picked that day because it was a school holiday. We did take advantage of the planned closure to replace the culvert. Our “plan B” is to gradually build up the new road and transition the traffic over one lane at a time without a full closure. I hope we’re able to do that this week, because we’ll be moving to Roy Road to replace the failed bridge next week. Current projections are to have Roy Road reopened March 8. I’ll keep you posted as to progress. I’ve had a few people ask me what we should look for

in a Commission Chairman, and request that I place my thoughts in this column. Obviously we should look for honesty and integrity as basic requirements. But beyond those prerequisites, I think that a Chairman should have a good business background, experience in managing a lot of people and strong communication skills. It is imperative to be able to assess a situation and make quick decisions. Some decisions allow and require more time, but indecision multiplies into inefficiency in a hurry around here. Communication skills are imperative. In this day and time, the ability to communicate effectively through e-mails and the use of a Blackberry or PDA is absolutely necessary in order to stay on top of what is coming your way. As I’ve said before, I welcome any perspective candidates to come by the office. I’ll be

glad to give anyone a good insight into the office. For the week of February 14 through February 20, Gilmer County Fire-Rescue responded to one structure fire, 46 emergency medical (ambulance) calls, two brush fires, six motor vehicle acci-

dents and one multiple casualty incident. As always, feel free to contact me by e-mail at or by calling the Board of Commissioner’s office at 706-635-4361. Comments can be left on 706-515-2320.

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Photography students work to be on display North Georgia Technical College The graduating students of NGTC’s Commercial Photography program will exhibit their work in the Clarkesville Campus Visual Technology Building atrium March 16-23, 2010. Beginning with an open reception on Tuesday, March 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the public is invited to view a sampling of the collective portfolios completed by each of five students. “This is our biggest graduating class so far,” noted NGTC Instructor Jim Loring. “The emphasis in our program is to let the students dip their toe into a lot of different specialties: photojournalism to portraiture to fashion to advertising and commercial work. What you are going to see in the display is a great diversity of work; each student has a different strength.” Graduating student Victoria Timblin loved the hands-

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Jenna Hughes sets up for the NGTC Graduate Photography Show set for March 16-23, 2010. on approach and the experience she had as an intern with a professional photographer. “It’s really great to learn in a photographer’s studio because it helps you feel more comfortable in your own skin. Before, I had felt awkward in front of a client when I started moving things around, but I learned it really is normal.”

Several of the students are completing their diploma in commercial photography and plan on returning to acquire the recently accredited Associates of Applied Sciences degree. Graduating students include Jenna Hughes, of Ellijay, Jackelyn Patton, of Jefferson, Jenny Gant, of Young Harris, Blake Rogers,

of Cleveland, Stevi Clack, of Dacula, Colleen McCreary, of Marietta, Tommy Camp, of Dunwoody and Victoria Timblin, of Augusta. Hughes is the daughter of Ken Hughes and Kathy and Tom Overvold. Her successful internship with Centerstate in Atlanta has her planning for a career in concert photography. “I made some excellent friends here,” she said. “It’s great to see their quality work all over the campus,” says NGTC President Steve Dougherty, referring to the pictures displayed in nearly every building. “We often use the students’ works in our advertising as well.” The exhibit will be accessible during school operating hours from March 16 through March 23 in the Visual Tech building on the Clarkesville Campus. For more information on the Graduate Show or the programs of study in photography, contact 706-754-7883.

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President Mary Jones of the Gilmer County Genealogical Society, Inc. presents Gilmer County Probate Court Judge Anita Mullins a certificate of appreciation for her longtime support of the society. Judge Mullins understands the need to preserve historical documents in Gilmer County. Along with our special workshops this year we are planning a field trip to the Bell Research Center in Cumming in June. More information will be available at a later date. Betty Riddle announced new books for the “Family Research Center” at the Gilmer County Library. These books are Directory of Scots banished to the American Plantation 1650-1775, Index to Marriages Hall County, Ga., 1819-1900, Marriages of Dawson County, The Heritage of Winston County, Ala. and the Dalton Family Genealogy.

Farm Bureau supports Peanut Butter for Haiti Gilmer County Farm Bureau Gilmer County Farm Bureau recently joined with Georgia Farm Bureau in the Peanut Butter for Haiti project, which is delivering peanut butter and peanut products to the citizens of Haiti affected by the January earthquake. The total donation will purchase 17,777 pounds of peanut butter that equal 248,888 servings. As of Feb. 8, the project had shipped six truckloads or about 204,000 pounds of peanut butter to the Caribbean nation. Relief organizations including Operation Blessing, Food for the Poor, Feed the Children and Catholic Relief Services are distributing the peanut butter in Haiti. Georgia Farm Bureau contributed $5,090 of the donation and asked its 158 county offices to join it in supporting the cause. The organization’s county offices responded by donating a total of $10,910. “We’re really excited to be part of this effort to help the people of Haiti recover,” Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said. “We

appreciate all of the donations that our county Farm Bureaus contributed. Each donated dollar buys about one pound of peanut butter, which equals 14 servings. Their generosity shows that farmers are truly committed to feeding the world.” Early County 2055, a nonprofit organization based in Blakely, Ga., initiated Peanut Butter for Haiti. The project expanded as numerous peanut organizations including the Georgia Peanut Commission, the National Peanut Buying Points Association, Birdsong Peanuts and Golden Peanut Company offered their sup-

port. The J.M. Smucker Company and John B. Sanfilippo & Sons have donated peanut butter to the project, and cash donations are being used to buy peanut butter at cost from Tara Foods and ConAgra. Donations will be accepted through the end of March, which is National Peanut Month. Taxdeductible contributions may be sent to Early County 2055, Peanut Butter for Haiti, P.O. Box 725, Blakely, GA 39823. Checks should be made payable to Early County 2055 and designated Peanut Butter for Haiti. Founded in 1937, Georgia

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Phyllis George by Loran Smith Don’t know if you remember that summer night in August of 1971 — the year of hot pants and waterbeds, the Pentagon papers, Alan Shepard stroking the first lunar golf shot — when Bert Parks sang to Phyllis George, Miss Texas, as she walked down the runway in Atlantic City. Naturally, Phyllis remembers, even though she was

chagrined, owing to honestto-goodness exuberance and the humility of the moment, when her crown fell off and she had to pick it up and shrug her shoulders to an adoring audience in attendance and on national television. She likes to tell that story since there is a message: you should never take yourself too seriously. “There she is, Miss America,” Bert sang, as he always did, the most overwhelming

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moment in her life. “Nothing,” she says, “could ever top that.” Not even when she became the first female network sportscaster of note and subsequently a fixture on CBS’s Morning Show. She became the First Lady of Kentucky, married to John Y. Brown, also the onetime kingpin of Kentucky Fried Chicken. That was a heady time in her life, too, although there are, shall we say, some bittersweet memories. The highlight of those years came when she gave birth to her children, Lincoln and Pamela, the latter a news anchor in Washington, D. C., following in her mother’s footsteps. While time changes us all, and we must deal with the aging process, I have to say that Phyllis George is as pretty as ever. Spend time with her and you become aware why CBS was moved to reorganize and restructure The NFL Today. A network doesn’t foolishly gamble on a program, showcasing the first woman to excel in what was prior to 1975 the exclusive domain of mostly good old boys. Jocks who had played the game. What the hell is a woman doing in the locker room? She doesn’t know anything about sports. She never played the game. That is what they all said, but Bob Wussler, CBS’s then president, had a sense that the timing was right. The ratings confirmed his clairvoyance. Where is Phyllis George today? Living in a comfortable Athens neighborhood with her longtime friend Marianne Rogers. Phyllis, divorced with grown children, still has boundless energy and can’t sit around with little to do. A motivational speaker, she is considering book opportunities

and a return to television. She’s ready to work again. Maybe I am an aging softie, but that generous smile of hers will melt you away. I’d hire her, but not only because of stunning good looks — although that certainly is an enhancement — there’s substance, too. Early on in her pioneer sportscasting career, she was sent to interview the towering center for the Boston Celtics, Dave Cowens, who had a penchant for making interviewers uncomfortable. He opened up with Phyllis and viewers were taken aback. One week she is interviewing bachelor Joe Namath, something of a sex symbol at the time, and the next she is engaged in an on-air session with Roger Staubach, who blurted out, “I like sex as much as Joe Namath, I just prefer it with one person (his wife, Marianne).” Phyllis still blushes when she recalls that interview. The point is that the first big-time female network sportscaster not only had an overwhelming smile and personality but also an intellectual depth that moved her upward. It wasn’t long before the CBS switchboard was lighting up. “Hey, she’s OK. She knows her stuff,” they were saying. After our lengthy conversation for a sports radio show, she said without prompting, “I just love Athens. The people are so wonderful. The community reminds me of my hometown of Denton, Texas. Now, that Five and Ten Restaurant in Five Points! Well, it is as good as what you would find in New York.” What greater endorsement could you have than for Miss America to brag on your community?

Kathy Stephens celebrates 60th birthday

Kathy Stephens celebrated her 60th birthday at The Alley bowling lanes Saturday, Feb. 20. She scored five strikes in a row. Around 60 friends and family were invited to attend and were invited to bowl at least one game and many accepted. Stephens is a member of the “Holy Rollers,” a group of girls from the Ellijay First United Methodist Church. They have met every Monday for the last six months just for fun and fellowship. All guests were asked to donate to the Ellijay Community Food Pantry in lieu of gifts. She has been teaching at Mountain View Elementary for seven years and was Teacher of the Year in 2004-05. Contributed photo

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Mel Gibson stars in ‘Edge of Darkness’ Warner Bros. Pictures presents a new film release, “Edge of Darkness.” The thriller film incorporates politics and big business creating a dangerous turn of

events for Thomas Craven (Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson), a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Dept. Craven, a single dad, is drawn into a mission of finding out the details behind his 24-year-

Clarence E. ‘Andy’ Anderson

MMr. Clarence E. “Andy” Anderson, 86, of Blue Ridge, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Heritage Health Care in Blue Ridge. He was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Gilmer County to the late William Wesley and Carrie Brown Anderson. He worked in the family business of Andy’s Jewelers in Blue Ridge and Ellijay. He was a member of Blue Ridge Lodge #67 F & AM, Royal Arch of Ellijay, Jewelers of America and Georgia Retail Jewelers Association as a past president. He was a member of Blue Ridge First Baptist Church and was Sunday school superintendent for seven years. He served his country in World War II in the United States Navy and was part of the Occupation Forces in Japan after World War II. He is survived by wife of 60 years, Betty Thomas

Anderson; sons, Jeffrey Scott Anderson, of Blue Ridge, Thomas Keith Anderson, of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Jim Goss, of Duluth; brothers, Robert Anderson, of Covington, Floyd Anderson, of Ellijay; sisters, Frances A. McClure, of Dalton, Marie A. Dews, of Suwanee; grandchildren, Josh Anderson, Drew Anderson, David Anderson, Wesley Anderson and Ali Anderson. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 at 2 p.m., from the Akins Chapel with Dr. Charlie Howell officiating. Eulogies were by Dale Dyer and Jim Goss. Music was by Dr. William Thomas III. Mr. Anderson’s nephews served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Don Hall, Glenn Nicholson, Dale Dyer, Bruce Nance, Garlin Davis, John Ashe and Sammy Patterson. Interment was in the Chastain Memorial Park. Donations can be made to the Fannin County Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 1883, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Condolences can be made at www.akinsfuneral Akins Funeral home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.

George Robert Gambill

Mr. George Robert Gambill, 59, of Ellijay, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. He was born July 6, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a retired master carpenter for Dewey-Noller Construction in Boca Grande, Fla. He is preceded in death by father, Robert Eugene Gambill. He is survived by wife of 39 years, Fran Gambill; daughters, Dawn Gambill, of Tampa, Fla., Sally Conaway,

of Bardstown, Ky., Brenda Waters, of Alma; sons, George Gambill, of Beverly, Mass; mother, Ann Gambill, of New Jersey; brother, Robert Gambill, of Maryland; sisters, Barbie Gambill, Suzy Campbell, both of New Jersey; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 at 3 p.m., from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Rubin Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Mr. George R. Gambill. Condolences can be made at Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

old daughter’s death. Emma (Serbian-born actress Bojana Novakovic) had recently come home to Boston to see her father. It appeared to be more than a casual visit. She wanted to discuss something of great importance with him. Emma never got to divulge what was on her mind. She was murdered on the steps of her father’s home, which leads everyone to assume that Craven was the intended target. The distraught father is determined to solve the crime and soon comes to the conclusion that he may not have been the one the killer was after. His investigation delves deeper into Emma’s secret life and what may have led to her demise. Craven discovers corporate cover-ups, government conspiracy and murder. He also learns of a shadowy government operative named Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone, “Beowulf”) who was sent to clean up the evidence. As a cop, Craven has always played by the rules, but this is one time when the homicide detective will have to go after justice on his own terms. Craven’s search for the truth leads him down a pathway of emotional discovery and redemption. “Craven is very pedestrian,” observes Gibson, “just a guy who’s getting by, day to day. He hasn’t been the greatest father but he provided. His journey now is a war of attrition; everything that happens wears away at who he is. The stress, the traumatic experience of losing a child like that, has him just a little unhinged and walking around most of the time in a state of near breakdown. He is close-right at the edge--but he can’t let it crack too much

because he’s got a job to do.” “Edge of Darkness” will be on the big screen starting January 29. The film is rated R by the MPAA for strong bloody violence and language. From the producers of “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?,” FOX has picked up a new quiz show called “Our Little Genius.” The show highlights real child geniuses giving them a chance to put their incredible knowledge to the test and win life-changing money for their families. “Our Little Genius” premiered Wednesday, Jan. 13, after “American Idol.” The new kid’s quiz show made its time period premiere Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 9-10 p.m. on FOX. Actor and comedian Kevin Pollak hosts “Our Little Genius.” Pollak started his career as a stand-up comedian but may be best known from co-starring in films like “A Few Good Men,” “The Usual Suspects,” “The Whole Nine Yards” and “Casino.” The talented performer also hosts an award-winning talk show online at With “American Idol” in a new season, Randy Jackson is enjoying guest judges on the show like Mary J. Blige, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Chenoweth and Victoria Beckham. Jackson thinks Atlanta was a standout city during the contestant auditions. Jackson said when it comes to performances, “I’m looking for the big three. The big three to me is you have to have undeniable talent. You have to have something that makes you unique and you have to have some star persona.” Starting its eighth season this January with a two-

same once you get on the set. Obviously the work and value system are a different work culture, slightly different, but otherwise it’s the same, because show business all over the world is the same …” He also said the scale of budgeting is much larger here in the west in Hollywood films where more money is spent on every episode or feature film, and obviously the returns are much, much bigger. The actor told me that he is currently working on two productions in India with plans to start on other projects in the near future.

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group 25. Big man on campus 26. More abject 28. Old world, new 29. Father 32. A.K.A. Tao 33. Attack on all sides 35. Alias 36. Take in solid food 37. Elk or moose genus 39. Grab or snatch 40. Romanian monetary unit 41. Worn to Mecca 43. Autonomic nervous system 44. Cards for

1. Exclamation of approval 2. Not new 3. Dagger 4. Cowboy City 5. Continuous portion of a circle 6. Hill (Celtic) 7. A mined metalbearing mineral 8. Records walking steps 9. Fallow deer 10. Acid radical 11. N.J. university Seton ___ 14. Cascade Range Indian tribe 15. A small amount

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by Alice Chapman Newgen

night four-hour premiere recently was the hit show “24.” Anil Kapoor (“Slumdog Millionaire”) took time to talk with the media about his role as Omar Hassan in the season opener. He also gave us a little insight concerning his marriage and personal relationships on the show’s upcoming episodes. According to Kapoor, Hassan is actually a standup guy, but with some grey areas like a lot of people. Kapoor, who has a busy film career in India, compared the differences of working there versus here in the west. “I think it’s the


Thoughts... for everyday living




Holts celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Scarecrows in a cucumber field by Caleb Land, Director Gilmer Christian Learning Center

“For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” – Jeremiah 2:13 Every now and then I wake up to the fact that I am looking for help, for hope, for satisfaction in things that just aren’t satisfying. The drift doesn’t come intentionally, as if I wake up one day and decide to eat only spiritual junk food, but it is a slow, gradual dropping of the guard. Maybe it’s the daily grind that gets us. Maybe it is a tragedy that shakes us to our core and makes us grasp for answers in the dark. Maybe it is a small compromise, nothing major, which gradually takes us so far off course that we don’t even know the way back. Whatever the reason, it is a lonely and desperate feeling when we realize that we have forsaken God. It’s a problem that the

people of Israel were quite familiar with, and by the time God sent the prophet Jeremiah, he wasn’t playing around anymore. The prophet pleaded and railed against the sin, idolatry and complacency of his people, but in their stubbornness, they refused to repent and turn back to God. The reality is, far too frequently than we’d like to admit, we do the same thing. I’d love to use modern psychobabble to explain away my sin. I could blame my parents, the rough hand I’ve been dealt in life, my biological propensity toward some behavior or my need to love myself, but, what it all boils down to is sin. We all have reasons for sinning, but reasons don’t translate into excuses. There is no excuse for valuing anything else above God. There is no excuse for letting our guard down when we are at war. Humans love building their own “gods.” In the ancient world they were shiny and expensive and looked like bulls and snakes. In our world they are shiny and expensive

St. Luke’s Church


7 Ewing Street • Blue Ridge •(across from f airgrounds)

Sunday Services 8:15 a.m. / 10 a.m. Christian Education 9 a.m. Tues. 10 a.m. Bible Study • Wed. 6 p.m. Bible Study

➮ Sunday School...............................10 a.m. ➮ Worship Service............................11 a.m. each Sunday, except the fifth Sunday ➮ Conference Sat. before 3rd Sunday, at 7 p.m. Corbin Hill Rd. Everyone Welcome! Pastor: Rev. Jamie Kerr

CrossRoads Baptist Church Hwy. 282 West

Rev. Eddie Kerr, Pastor

Worship Services 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays 11:00 am Every 4th Sunday Night 6:00 pm 3rd Sat. Night Conference 7:00 pm Sunday School 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays at 10:00 am Everyone is Welcome!

635-2473 (Gilmer) 632-8245 (Fannin)

Tails Creek Baptist Church 2ND, 4TH & 5TH SUNDAY • Tails Creek Church Road, Ellijay Sunday School at 10 AM & Worship Service at 11 AM. Conference Sat. Night before 4th Sunday 7 PM Dinner 2nd Sunday EVERYONE Is WELCOME To ATTEND! Rev. Sammy Adams, Pastor

Clear Creek Baptist Church

Services are held on the 1st & 4th Sundays each month at 11 a.m.Sunday School at 10 a.m. each Sunday except 5th.Conference is Saturday night before 1st Sunday at 7:30. Rev.Billy Dotson,Pastor 187 Bible Baptist Church, Ellijay


   Sunday School 10:00 a.m.  Worship Service 11 a.m. each Sunday, except 5th Sunday  Conference Saturday before 4th Sunday at 7:30 p.m.  Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

Everyone Welcome! • Big Creek Road, Ellijay

Located on Hwy 52, West Pastor: Rev. Steve Jones

Sunday School . Worship Service . Sunday Evening .

10 AM 11 AM 6 PM

* 11 am Worship Service Broadcast over WLJA FM-101.1

Conference each Saturday evening before second Sunday, 6 p.m.

Sunlight Baptist Church REV. CURTIS EASLEY, PASTOR Sunday School..........10 a.m. Worship Service.......11 a.m. Everyone Welcome to Attend ! Sunlight Road, Ellijay

The Rev. James and Betty Jo Holt The Rev. James and Betty churches. He is curJo Holt recently celebrated rently serving as pastor of their 50th wedding Calvary Way Baptist anniversary. The couple Church in Ellijay. He also began their romance as celebrated 50 years in the high school sweethearts ministry in January. Betty and married Jan. 2, 1960. Jo was a longtime educator Both completed college and in the Gilmer County the Rev. Holt completed his School System and also seminary degree before taught in the Gwinnett moving back to the Ellijay County School System area. He was pastor of First where she retired. The couBaptist Church in Ellijay le still resides in Ellijay for 27 years and has contin- and both are actively ued his ministry at other involved in the community.

The Rev. Victor H. Morgan, Rector

A traditional Anglican Church declaring the whole counsel of God’s Word.

Little Baptist Church

and look like money, cars, physical “enhancements,” technological gadgets, etc. In either case they are what Jeremiah calls “scarecrows in a cucumber field (Jer.10:5).” Cheap imitations of God we stick up to chase away our doubts and fears. The problem is we look up and realize there are snakes in the garden in spite of our best efforts. “But,” Jeremiah tells us, “the Lord is the true God; he is the living God and the everlasting King. At his wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure his indignation (Jer.10:10).” God tells us through Isaiah that, though he is patient with us, he will not allow his name to be profaned. He will not give his glory to another (Isaiah 48:9-11). When we value anything above God we profane his name and bring ourselves nothing but misery. As Christians we know this (or at least we should) but too often we forget that we are soldiers at war, not vacationers on a camping trip. As Paul told Timothy, “No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since

his aim is to please the one who enlisted Him (2 Tim. 2:4).” That means we have to be disciplined, daily putting on the full armor of God and putting off sin. As the Puritan John Owen put it, we have to be killing sin or it will be killing us. But it’s not like this is bad news, which brings us back to those cisterns from Jeremiah 2. The cisterns we dig (the idols we build and depend on, our “scarecrows in the cucumber field”) can hold no water. They are empty wells which produce barren trees. They leave us empty and unfulfilled. Jesus is the cistern of living water. When we kill our sin and put on Christ we live a life of meaning and purpose and find that glorifying God in our lives is the most satisfying way to live. “And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price (Revelation 22:17).” Drink deep at the fountain of Jesus and you will understand what Pastor John Piper means when he says, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” And satisfied you will be.

MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Chris Chastain, PASTOR Located on Yukon Road •Sunday School-10:00 a.m. •Morning Worship-11:00 a.m. (except 5th Sunday)

Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church

Sundays at GAHA in Ellijay 217 Dalton Street Fellowship - 10 a.m. Service - 10:30 a.m. Dress: Casual

A Welcoming Congregation With Open Hearts And Minds

Come as you are ... leave better. Rev. Davis Lacey, Pastor

Sunday: Sunday School (All age groups)..............................9:45 a.m. Worship Service .....................................11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study.........................................6:30 p.m. TEAMKID “High energy discipleship training.” For grades 1-6 .......... Every Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

A Southern Baptist Fellowship

118 Riverwood Rd., Ellijay 706-635-1090 52 East to Roy Rd., 11⁄2 miles to church sign.



52 East, E. Ellijay, Ga.

Pastor: Edward Ledford Services each Sunday Wed. night Bible Study

10 a.m. 7 p.m.

Sunday 7 a.m. Radio Broadcast 101.1 FM

Come as you are!


Rev. Peggy Puckett, Pastor Phone: 706-635-8778 • E-mail:

Sunday Worship Service: .....9:30 AM Fellowship: .........................10:30 AM Sunday School: ...................11:00 AM

Visitors welcome. Come as you are.

Pleasant Gap Baptist Church

Pleasant Gap Baptist Church will have worship service Sunday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. Lunch will be served immediately after service. Everyone is invited to attend. The Rev. Brondy Davis is pastor.

Crossroads Baptist Church

Crossroads Baptist Church will have regular fourth Sunday evening service Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. Special singers will be the Clayton Family. The church is located 6.5 miles

Northcutt Baptist Church Sunday School....................................................................10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service..................................................11:00 a.m. Rev. John Greenwald, Pastor

For Information: (706) 633-5036 Come Join a Fun and Loving People Praising an Awesome God!

Faith Presbyterian Church, USA

527 Forge Mill Road, Blue Ridge (at Seventh-day Adventist Church)

SUNDAY WORSHIP.........................................................10:30 AM FELLOWSHIP TIME ........................................................10:15 AM BIBLE STUDY ...................................................................9:15 AM WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY .....................CALL FOR INFORMATION Pastor: Rev. Carol S. Wade • 706-374-5912 • Come Home to Faith!

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out Hwy. 282 West on Crossroads Church Rd. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Eddie Kerr is pastor.

Episcopal Church Women to hold sale

The Episcopal Church Women of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will hold a clothing and book sale Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Thomason Hall (basement of the church). Funds raised will assist families or individuals in need. St. Luke’s is located at 7 Ewing St, across from the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club Fairgrounds and Community Center. For information, call the church office 706-632-8245.

Old Faith Baptist Church

Old Faith Baptist Church will begin spring

revival Sunday, Feb. 28, and will run through Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. each night. The Rev. Joey Phillips and the Rev. Dwight Scott will assist the pastor, the Rev. Anthony Sanford.

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church will have worship service Sunday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Edwin Land is pastor.

Flat Creek Baptist Church

Flat Creek Baptist Church will have worship service Sunday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Come worship with us. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Tommy Sanford is pastor.

Lordy, Lordy Cindy Sanford’s 40! Happy Birthday! Love always, Your family 2/27/1970 Family and friends, you are invited to celebrate Mary Withrow’s 90th Birthday. Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 - 4 p.m. United Community Bank Community Room

Come by and say hello and best wishes.


Dupree, Thibodeau wed


Minute with the Bible Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? — Matthew 7:1-4

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Kelly Marks & Brian Laurens Mr. and Mrs. Cortney Shaun Thibodeau Layla Rene announces the The groom is the son of marriage of her parents Joseph and Marsha ThiCortney Shaun Thibodeau bodeau, of Dalton. and Allie Rene Dupree. The bride is the daughter They were united in mar- of Jimmy Dupree, of Jasper riage Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 and Jamie Long, of Ellijay. at 3 p.m., in Ellijay. They will reside in Ellijay.

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Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.


Pastor: The Rev. Harden Hopper


Monday–Saturday 10–5 Sunday 1–5


Oct. 27, 1946 - Feb. 23, 2008 We love and miss you, Mom & Family

75 McCutchen Street, Ellijay Phone: 635-2555 Web address: Rev. Gil McGinnis, Pastor SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 10:00 a.m.

Early Service Sunday School For children, youth and adults

11:00 a.m.

Traditional Service

Wednesday Night Program “Circuit 515” Catered fellowship dinner begins at 5:15 p.m.


1374 Old Tails Creek Rd. 706-635-2401 Thurs. & Fri. 11 - 5:30 Sat. 11 - 2

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Activities for children and youth, adult Bible Study and choir rehearsal. Join in the fun. Everyone is welcome!


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CHRISTIAN PLEASANT HILL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 36 Camp Dobbs Rd., Jasper 770-735-3057 MOUNTAIN HOMES CHRISTIAN CHURCH 540 S. Church St., Ellijay 706-253-9877 CHRISTʼS CHURCH UNITED BROOKSONG 276 Monticello Rd., Ellijay


CHURCH OF CHRIST BOARDTOWN CHURCH OF CHRIST Boardtown Rd., Ellijay 706-635-5425 ELLIJAY CHURCH OF CHRIST 351 N. Main St., Ellijay 706-635-2950 PISGAH CHURCH OF CHRIST 9871 Big Creek Rd., Ellijay 706-635-3434

Thomas “Bookie” Cagle

First United Methodist Church



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8:45 a.m.

BAPTIST APPALACHIAN BAPTIST Hwy. 515 S, Morganton 706-374-5096 BEREAN BAPTIST Hwy. 382, Ellijay 706-636-3628 BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 57 Bible Baptist Rd., Ellijay 706-635-7545 CALVARY WAY BAPTIST Hwy. 52 West, Ellijay 706-635-5357 CARTECAY BAPTIST Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay 706-635-1090 CORNERSTONE BAPTIST Cherry Log 706-276-4668 DOVERS CHAPEL Dovers Chapel Road, Ellijay 706-276-2539 EAST ELLIJAY BAPTIST 672 Yukon Rd., East Ellijay 706-635-4390 EBENEZER BAPTIST Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay 706-635-3377 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 26 Dalton St., Ellijay 706-635-5611 FLAT BRANCH BAPTIST RT. 4, Ellijay 706-695-4866 GRACE BAPTIST Legion Rd., Ellijay 706-635-2441 LIBERTY BAPTIST 49 Talona Rd., Ellijay MOUNTAINTOWN BAPTIST Hwy. 52 West, Ellijay 706-276-4870 NEW HOPE BAPTIST Hwy. 52 W., Ellijay 706-276-2593 or 706-276-2513 NORTHCUTT BAPTIST Ellijay 706-635-3095 OLD FAITH BAPTIST Tails Creek Rd., Ellijay 706-253-5682 PLEASANT GAP BAPTIST Hwy. 282, Ellijay 706-698-6500 PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST Hwy. 282 West, Ellijay 706-635-7504 PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST Pleasant Hill Road, Ellijay 706-635-3003 RIDGEWAY BAPTIST 407 Ridgeway Church Rd. 706-635-2897 TAILS CREEK BAPTIST Tails Creek Church Rd., Ellijay TALKING ROCK FIRST BAPTIST Hwy. 136, Talking Rock 706-276-7619 TURNIPTOWN BAPTIST Turniptown Road, Ellijay 706-635-3611 WHITESTONE BAPTIST Whitestone Road, Whitestone 706-276-4593 ZION HILL BAPTIST Ellijay 706-635-7795


This is the beginning of a new day. I have been given this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good.

What I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place whatever I have traded for it. I pledge to myself that it shall be:

CHURCH OF GOD CORINTH CHURCH OF GOD 731 Old Whitestone Rd., East Talking Rock Mt. Zion Worship Center 186 Fred Craddick Dr, Cherry Log





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INDEPENDENT EMMANUEL FULL GOSPEL 515 South, Ellijay 706-635-6713 MISSIONARIES FOR CHRIST Mission Hill Road, Ellijay 706-635-2594 OAK HILL INDEPENDENT Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay 706-635-2959 THE CHURCH OF TZADDI 435 Northcutt, Ellijay 706-276-1730 or 706-276-3508 THE REFUGE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Ellijay 706-635-5234 UNITED CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay 706-636-4673 INTER-DENOMINATIONAL FRESH FIRE WORSHIP CENTER 55 Riverwood Road, Ellijay 706-698-FIRE HIS HOUSE 2267 Roundtop Rd., Ellijay 706-276-4775



FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 527 Forge Mill Road, Blue Ridge 706-374-5912 (At the Seventh Day Adventist Church)

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Now meeting at Josephine Edwards Christian School 706-635-4479 UNITED METHODIST CARTECAY UNITED METHODIST 7629 Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay 706-276-7400 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ELLIJAY McCutchen St., Ellijay 706-635-2555 GATES CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST Gates Chapel Rd., Ellijay 706-276-2069 NINE MILE UNITED METHODIST 9525 Chatsworth Hwy., Ellijay 706-635-6463 OAK HILL UNITED METHODIST 4500 Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay 706-635-8778 e-mail: UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST MOUNTAIN LIGHT UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST 207 Dalton St., Ellijay

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9155 Hwy 52 East (next to BJ Reece Apple House)

Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m.


Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. We meet in the gymnasium at Oakland Elementary School.

Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies Welcoming others to 'The Cross Road' in the Grace and Truth of Jesus.

EBENEZER Baptist Church

Church Service first, third & fifth Sundays 11:00 a.m. ✪ Sunday School - each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. ✪ Choir PracticeWed. before first & third Sun. beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by prayer meeting at 8:00 p.m. ✪ Conference-third Sat. night each month at 7:45

Rev. Emmett Burgess, Pastor Hwy. 52 East 10 miles

First United Methodist Church 75 McCutchen Street Gil McGinnis, Pastor

10:00 am

Sunday School Worship Service

8:45 & 11 am

Wed. Youth Choir

5:00 pm

Wed. Night Dinner

5:15 pm

Wed. Worship

6:15 pm

Wed. Adult Choir

6:30 pm

Wed. Small Groups

6:30-7:30 pm

Cherry Log Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

GOOD SAMARITAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Randall T. Mattox, Pastor Mass Times: Mon. & Wed. 9 a.m. Tues. & Fri. 6 p.m. Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol Sabado Vigilia 7 p.m. Domingo 1 p.m.

Gain, not loss.

Confessions: Saturday 4 p.m. or by appt.

Success, not failure.

55 Church Street Ellijay, GA 30540 706-636-2772

Good, not evil.


UNITY CHURCH UNITY CHURCH OF THE MOUNTAINS 627 Gainesville Hwy., Blairsville 706-781-3393




NON-DENOMINATIONAL ABUNDANT GRACE MINISTRY 479 N. Main St., Ellijay 706-635-4943 COCHRAN UNITED METHODIST Corbin Hill Road, Ellijay HARVEST MISSIONARY Ellijay JESUS FULL GOSPEL CHURCH Big Creek Road, Ellijay 706-635-5156 LIVING WATERS FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER 3875 Tails Creek Rd., Ellijay 706-635-HOPE NEW BEGINNINGS FAMILY CHURCH Hwy. 515 South, Ellijay 706-636-2200 PROMISE LAND MINISTRIES/ Church of the Narrow Way 573 Weeks Rd., Ellijay 706-635-3107 THE ROCK CHRISTIAN CENTER 3500 Talking Rock Rd., Talking Rock 706-6363091


Ellijay Telephone Company


EPISCOPAL (Anglican) ST. LUKEʼS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 7 Ewing St., Blue Ridge 706-632-8245

254 S. Main St., Ellijay

P.O. Box 1348 East Ellijay, GA 30539 706-636-2926

EPISCOPAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 202 Grifffith Rd., Jasper 770-893-4525

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288 N. Main Street • Ellijay • 706-276-7528


Our spiritual home in the mountains

Resolve To Love Agree To Differ Unite To Serve Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 Worship 10:55

Pastor: Dr. J. David Griffin Pastor Emeritus: Dr. Fred B. Craddock Hwy. 1149 Cherry Log Street • Betwen milepost 19 and 20 off Hwy 515.

Cherry Log, GA 30522

(706) 632-1048 E-mail:




Restaurant inspections posted for Dec. 18-Feb. 8 by Andrea Wheeler District Environmental Health

Beginning Dec. 1, 2007, the Georgia Department of Human Resources adopted new food service regulations and scoring criteria for inspection reports. The inspection report is broken into two major sections – Risk Factors which are listed on the upper portion of the report, and Good Retail Practices, which are listed on the lower section of the report. The new regulations strongly emphasize risk factors for food-borne illness such as employee hygiene and behaviors, food protection, food handling and food preparation. In addition, importantly noted on the inspection report are good retail practices. Good retail practices are preventative measures to control the introduction of harmful disease causing agents, chemicals and physical objects into the food. The new scoring system is much different than it has been in the past. The new inspection report has a letter grade (A, B, C, or U) and a numerical grade (1-100). Like a school grading system, 90-100 = A; 80-89 = B; 70-79 = C; and below 70 = U (unsatisfactory). The inspection reports are required to be posted within 15 feet of the front door and at eye level so customers may read them easily. In addition, customers may request the addendum in order to read the details of the inspection report. The new reports better reflect the “health” of an establishment. This is another move in the direction on improving the protection of the public health.

Georgia rules require that all restaurants be inspected twice a year. In Gilmer County health inspectors inspect them three times per year or more often if needed. Restaurants are required to post the most recent inspection report. So, next time you visit your favorite restaurant, look for their report. Restaurants inspected during the months of Dec. 18- Feb. 8 are as follows: •12/18/09 Col. Pooles Barbecue – 96 •Observed a can of foam sealant stored on top of ice machine. Store all chemicals in an approved area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens and singleserve or single-use articles. •12/18/09 Herbalife North Main St. – 87 •ServSafe - food safety manager not provided by required date. Comply by February 2010 (gave list of classes). Hand towels paper only must be provided at rest room. No paper towels or hand soap provided at kitchen hand sink. provide supplies at labeled hand sink. Bleach not available for proper wash, rinse and sanitize (50 ppm bleach). Provide for sinks and for sanitizing buckets (100 ppm). Last inspection report not posted by front door. Post as required. •1/14/10 El Burrito To Go – 93 Unapproved employee drink containers as 20 ounce bottles on bottom shelf of dry storage area. All employee drinks must be in a disposable cup with lid and a disposable straw and stored in a manner that would not cross contaminate food or food-related items. Properly label salt and spice containers and clean and


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•1/5/10 White Columns Restaurant – 86 Observed hamburger meat, ham and eggs out of temperature in the floor cooler. Items discarded at time of inspection. Keep PHF at <41 degrees or > 135 degrees. Observed container of chili out of date in floor cooler. Chili discarded at time of inspection. Discard all food held for consumption at 41 degrees or less, after the seven-day discard ate. Observed floor freezer with a bad seal and the door not fitting and closing correctly. Repair the door and seal on the floor freezer. •1/26/10 Clear Creek Middle School – 100 •1/26/10 Ellijay Elementary – 96 Temperature not uniform on teacher salad bar. I suggested using less food product, possibly the insulated frozen containers and/or covering the existing containers with aluminum foil and only leaving a little food product exposed to the air. It would be a strong recommendation for the school to purchase a mechanical/electrical salad bar to ensure that temperature fluctuation is not a problem. Brooms and mops stored directly on floor in utility room. utilize wall hangers for mops and brooms to prevent any potential insect harborage. •1/26/10 El Rey – 91 Observed tomatoes, sour cream and cheese out of temperature in cold holding prep table. All items discarded at time of inspection. Keep PHF < 41 degrees or > 135 degrees. •1/27/10 Herbalife Nutrition Club Energia – 100 •1/2710 Wolf Creek Canyon Barbecue – 91 Observed pickles in cooler not covered. Keep all food covered to prevent cross contamination. Sanitizing solution chemicals in auto dishwasher too low. Check dishwasher to bring sanitizer to a proper solution, 50100 PPM. Observed chemical items stored above three-compartment sink. Store all chemical products in proper area. Observed only one trash container in rest room with no lid. Provide trash container with a lid. •1/28/10 Gilmer High School – 100 •2/1/10 Tin Loong Restaurant – 79 Soap and paper towels missing from bar sink. Provide. Bowls used for woks for mixing not properly sanitized after use. Several bowls were sitting and had food debris in them. Wash, rinse and sanitize after each use, especially when mixing raw meat products. Dis-

cussed rotation and prevention of contamination with mixing bowls. Broth and egg drop soup held at 90 degrees on steam table at wok in kitchen. Cook forgot to discard food product after turning off steam table. Corrected on site. Food discarded. Wiping cloths on counters (many of them throughout kitchen). Discussed that they must be stored in sanitizer buckets. Upon inspection no one was wearing gloves, then within minutes everyone had gloves on. Do not over use gloves. They are only required when handling ready-to-eat or prepared foods. •2/1/10 Shane’s Rib Shack – 96 No thermometer in prep cooler. Provide thermometer in all coolers. Observed pans not dried properly stored on storage racks. Air dry all pots and pans before storage. •2/3/10 Domino’s Pizza – 99 Observed employee jacket stored on top of single service items. Store employee clothing and other possessions in proper area. Corrected at time of inspection. •2/4/10 Wah-Loon Chinese Restaurant – 65 Owner has taken the test but not yet certified. A certified food safety manager had to have been provided by Dec. 10, 2009. Please provide. Cook witnessed to handle ready-to-eat food (broccoli with bare hands. All food in the form of ready-toeat or ready-to-serve, such as produce, must be handled with gloved hands, tongs, utensils, etc. Honey dew melon on cold bar at 47-50 degrees. All items on salad/fruit bar must be held at 41 degrees or less. Fried chicken for sweet and sour chicken held at 123 degrees. Egg rolls held at 103 degrees. Fried chicken wings held at 105 degrees on buffet. All hot foods must be maintained hot at 135 degrees or higher. Datemarking is not consistent. Many items dated but exceed the seven-day discard time. Must date mark any cut product or mixed food product that is potentially hazardous. Seven-day discard time from date marked. Unidentified food additives. Ensure label on all additives for the purposes of cooking and mixing. Wiping cloths stored on counters. All wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer buckets. A produce sink is not provided for the washing of produce. Cutting boards need to be sanded and stored away from contamination that they are receiving from the dishwasher area. All food contact surfaces must be maintained, smooth and easily cleanable. Garbage/refuse area behind facility is in need of a deep cleaning. Barrels of grease with standing

water on top of them. Food items being directly thrown away in dumpster without first being placed in a closed/sealed garbage bag. Unwanted items, pallets, wallboard must be discarded to prevent insect harborage. Floors, walls, ceilings in poor condition in much of the kitchen. Door between kitchen and walk-in-cooler section is not adequate. Door is constructed of unapproved materials. All finishes on floors, walls and ceilings must be smooth, maintained, nonabsorbent and light in color. Much maintenance is needed in facility to ensure that all surfaces are cleanable and not absorbent. •2/5/10 La Mexicana Mobile Unit– 96 See base of operation inspection. •2/5/10 La Mexicana (store only) – 75 Employee drinks not stored in approved containers. All employee drinks must be in a disposable cup with a disposable lid and a disposable straw. Also, do not store drinks on a food contact surface. Store away from areas that might become contaminated in the event of a spill. Employee not properly washing dishes. You must use your threecompartment sink and wash in the first compartment, rinse in the second compartment and sanitize using bleach in the third compartment. Then allow dishes to air dry. Do not manually dry dishes or stack them wet. Chicken on counter at prep station being cooled prior to placement in the refrigerator. Do not cool on the countertop. Food product was at 109 degrees. You can cool to 135 degrees, then place uncovered in an area that food will not become contaminated from overhead potential contamination. After cooling to 41 degrees or below, product must be covered. Don’t forget to date-label. Not consistently date-labeling food products in upright cooler. Salsa in pot, sauces, soup, cheese intended for prep table, milk, were not date labeled. All potentially hazardous products must be datelabeled the date they are opened and consistently thrown out if not used within seven days. Spices by grill not easily identified. Sugar by prep station cooler in an unlabeled container. Ensure all bulk product/additives/spices, etc., have proper label identifying their contents. Using grocery bags to store raw product in chest freezer. Must use food grade bags for food storage. Ventilation hood in need of cleaning. •2/8/10 Tin Loong Restaurant – 96 Two chemical bottles containing a purple liquid not labeled. Keep all chemical bottles labeled.


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keep covered at grill area. •1/14/10 The Pink Pig – 100 •1/14/10 Gilmer Senior Center – 97 Observed wet wiping cloths on top of counter. Provide a proper concentration of sanitizer solution for inuse wiping cloths. Observed carton of bottled water stored in the floor in storage room. Store all food products 6 inches above the floor to protect from contamination. •4/9/10 Okinawa Steak and Sushi Restaurant – 87 Employee peeling vegetable without wearing gloves, upon entry into the establishment. Even though the product is part of a stirfrying process, the food product is still considered ready-to-eat prior to stir-frying and gloves must be worn when slicing/preparing. Corrected on site. Two employee drinks on counters that are not in the required disposable cup, with disposable lid and disposable straw. Corrected on site. Also do not store employee drinks on food contact counters. Corrected on site. •1/15/10 Ellijay Primary School – 100 •1/21/10 Burger King – 100 •1/21/10 Gilmer Middle School – 100 •1/22/10 Gilmer Prek/Headstart – 96 Improper employee drinking cup. All employee drinks must be in a disposable cup with disposable lid and disposable straw. Also, in this case, the drink was stored on ice machine. Store employee drinks in a designated area so if spilled the contents will not cross contaminate food products or food-related items. •1/22/10 Mountain View Elementary – 100 •1/22/10 Mr. P’s– 99 Observed food residue on can opener. Clean can opener after each use. Observed accumulation of dust in the icemaker. Check inside of icemaker daily to prevent any possible contamination of ice. •1/22/10 Oakland Elementary – 99 Observed residue on a panel inside of the icemaker. Check icemaker daily and clean panel.


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Channel 2 Action News ABC World ET (N) Blades of Glory aaa (‘07) Will Ferrell, 20/20 (N) Sports Zone (:35) at 6pm News Jon Heder. rsx Friday Nightline North Georgia NOW ETC3 Sports ETC3 Sports ETC 3 Today Special News CBS Evening The Insider Inside Ghost Whisperer Medium Numb3rs CBS Atlanta Late Show News (N) Edition (N) “’Till Death Do Us Start” “You Give Me Fever” ab “Seven Men Out” ab News af FOX5 News at 6:00 Access TMZ af (N) 41st NAACP Image Awards af FOX5 News at 10:00pmFox 5 News TMZ af (N) Hollywd (N) Edge Friends af The Office Seinfeld af Seinfeld af Family Guy Family Guy Diary of a Mad Black Woman ac (‘05) Kimberly Elise, I Think I ab ab ab Shemar Moore. rsx Love aac The Dr. Oz Show af Wheel of Jeopardy! WWE Smackdown! 11Alive Extra af (N) Friends af Raymond Fortune (N) (N) News at 10 af News NBC Nightly News Olympic XXI Winter Olympics “Men’s Short Track; Women’s Short Track; Women’s Alpine Skiing; News News Zone Four Man Bobsled” from Vancouver, British Columbia no~ Special Report The FOX Report The O’Reilly Factor (N) Hannity (N) On the Record (N) The O’Reilly Factor SportsCenter NBA Basketball Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks z{| NBA Basketball Los Angeles Clippers vs Phoenix Suns z{| Law & Order ab Bones ab Bones ab The Longest Yard aac (‘05) Adam Sandler, Chris Rock. Replacemnt On Deck On Deck On Deck On Deck Wizards (N) On Deck (N) Phineas Phineas Wizards Hannah Phineas On Deck Grey’s Anatomy ab Grey’s Anatomy ab Grey’s Anatomy ab Project Runway ab Project Runway ab Models Will ab All Family All Family Sanford Sanford Griffith Griffith Baby Boom aa (‘87) Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis. pqv Reunion 8 Rules 8 Rules Home Videos af Home Videos af Home Videos af Home Videos af The 700 Club Holmes on Homes Hunters Hunters Property Property Hunters Bang Hunters Hunters Unsellable First Place Cash Cab Cash Cab Dirty Jobs ab Dirty Jobs ab American Loggers American Loggers (N) Dirty Jobs ab Patton 360 af Gangland ab Gangland ab WWII in HD ab WWII in HD ab Gangland ab CSI: Crime Scene UFC: Silva vs. Irvin no} Best of Pride Fighting (N)1000 Ways 1000 Ways NCIS ab NCIS “Family” ab NCIS “Ex-File” ab Final Destination 2 aac (‘03) Ali Larter. not The Skeleton Key aac Crosswrds Crosswrds Three Sons Three Sons Happy Days Happy Days Fam. Ties Fam. Ties Early Edition af Wretched Wretched Ocean’s Twelve aac (‘04) George Clooney. Forrest Gump aaac (‘94) Tom Hanks, Sally Field. rsx Forrest Gump aaac 7th Heaven “Liar, Liar” 7th Heaven Flower Girl (‘09) Kieren Hutchison. pqw Touched by an Angel Gold Girl Gold Girl Sybil (‘08) Jessica Lange, Tammy Blanchard. Pick-A-Flick Pick-A-Flick (5:30) Taps aac (‘81) George C. Scott, (:07) Speed aaa (‘94) Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper. not (:37) Speed aaa (‘94) Keanu Reeves, Timothy Hutton. pqv Dennis Hopper. not The Incredible Journey aaa (‘63) nou Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus aac The Money Pit ac (‘86) Tom Hanks. pqv (:20) Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure aac (‘85) Broken Arrow aa (‘96) John Travolta, (:50) The House Bunny aa (‘08) Anna Faris, Con Air Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily. pqv Christian Slater. not Colin Hanks. rsx aac (‘97) (:20) Rain aac (‘08) Marion Bethel, Renel Brown. (:55) The Reader aaac (‘08) Kate Winslet, Diary of a Diary of a Strikeforce Challengers pqw Ralph Fiennes. not Call Girl Call Girl z{| (5:15) Coraline aaac Real Sports with Big Love Ricky Life&Times Real Time with Real Time with (‘09) pqv Bryant Gumbel “Blood Atonement” Gervais (N) ofTim(N) Bill Maher (N) Bill Maher Fool’s Gold Planes, Trains and Automobiles Doomsday aac (‘08) Emma Cleasby, I Love You, Man aaa (‘09) Chatterley aa (‘08) aaa (‘87) Steve Martin. not Rhona Mitra. not Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones. not aa (‘82)

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Boy Scouts from Troop 402 complete Eagle Board of Review

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Joseph Gudger (left), Michael Sheahan (center) and Harrison R. Smith, all of Ellijay, recently completed their Eagle Board of Review and are now Eagle Scouts. Gudger, used as his Eagle Service Project, built a foot bridge on the walking trail at Gilmer High School. He raised $250 for the cost from donations from interested individuals. Fellow Scouts and a few adults helped him with his project. He is 18 years old and has completed hiking the Applachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. He is the son of Joe and Tammy Gudger. Smith used as his service project the layout of a playground for special needs children at Ellijay Primary School. This project cost $6,613.25 and took 143 hours to complete. He is the son of Kimberly Smith. Sheahan chose as his Eagle Service Project to landscape around the Bread N Bowl, formerly Seventh Day Adventist Church. The project took six months to complete and cost $376. He is the son of Michael and Linda Sheahan.

Gilmer Community Food Pantry partners with Walmart, Feeding America Gilmer Community Food Pantry Gilmer Community Food Pantry is proud to announce that they have entered into a Food Recovery Program with Walmart and Feeding America. Walmart has joined nationwide with Feeding American to donate their surplus food to local Food Banks and Food Pantries throughout the nation in a joint effort to stop hunger. As a result of this partnership our local

Walmart store has begun donating surplus food to the Pantry for distribution. This partnership could not have come at a better time as demand for food is up 30 percent over the previous year and growing. This will also allow the Pantry to provide items to our customers that we could not afford otherwise. The volunteers at the Food Pantry and Walmart employees are working hard to make this a huge success. This program is similar to

what has been done through Food Lion for some time and we must also thank them for their continued support. Another source of donated food comes to us from the Mormon Church and their Bishop’s Pantry in Atlanta via the local branch. A portion of these donated items are shared with the Bread ‘n Bowl Ministry as we are all working toward one goal of stopping hunger in Gilmer County. If you are in need of help visit us on Wednesdays from

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we distribute food to those in need. The Food Pantry is located at 1298 Old Highway 5 North in Ellijay. If you are interested in volunteering,

donating, or need additional information contact us at 706-273-FOOD (3663). Our mailing address is P. O. Box 1982, Ellijay, GA 30540, or your can contact us through

our Web site Hunger is the number one solvable social issue in the country and we can all make a difference for those in need.

Berry College’s fall 2009 dean’s list Berry College Rachel Leslie, senior, BS, biology, daughter of James and Barbara Leslie, of Ellijay and George Talbot, sophomore, BM, music educa-

tion, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Talbot, of Ellijay were named to Berry College’s fall 2009 dean’s list, according to Dr. Katherine M. Whatley, Berry College provost.

The dean’s list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.

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