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VOL. 134 • NO. 41 • U.S.P.S. NO. 630-280

October 8, 2009

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Local restaurant robbed at gunpoint by Al Summers

A masked man had more on his mind than a takeout slab of ribs when he walked through the back door and into the Shane’s Rib Shack restaurant at Highland Crossing in East Ellijay about 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening, Oct. 4. He was demanding money while pointing a gun at two employees. The restaurant was virtually empty with the exception of a handful of staff cleaning up for the night. According to an East Ellijay police report, East Ellijay Police Sgt. Todd Gillespie was dispatched to the restaurant around 9:30 p.m., to respond to an armed robbery. Gillespie, along with East Ellijay Police officers Perry Branyon and Don Bailey learned that the masked gunman had entered the restaurant and demanded all of the cash in the restaurant’s safe. He then assaulted a cook and assistant restaurant manager Matthew Gary White several times before White gave the gunman over $4,000 in cash

and coins. East Ellijay Police Lt. Kenneth Cox, Gilmer County Sherriff’s Det. Rick Clayton and Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Special Agent Dustin Hamby arrived and began processing the scene for evidence and questioning the witnesses while Branyon and Bailey began searching the area for a person fitting the gunman’s description. During the course of the investigation and interrogation of White, his stories began to fall apart, and officers learned the identity of the gunman. A lookout was posted for Jason Allen Pharr, 26, of Blue Ridge. The law enforcement officials then connected White, 25, of Ellijay to the crime and named him as a co-conspirator. The next day, Monday, Oct. 5, Pharr was spotted in the Morganton community of Fannin County. Gillespie, Cox, Hamby and GBI Special Agent Matt Howard, with assistance from officers of the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Pharr without incidence during a traffic stop

in Blue Ridge. A search warrant was obtained, and items used during the commission of the robbery, including clothing, and a handgun, were discovered in Pharr’s home in Morganton. Also, items taken during the robbery, including currency and a cash box, were also discovered. White has been charged with armed robbery and making false statements. Pharr has been charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery and violation of parole. Additional charges are pending. East Ellijay Police Chief Greg Arp told the Times-Courier, “A debt of gratitude goes out to Lt. Cox, officer Gillespie, and Agent Hamby for their hard work and diligence in bringing this case to quick closing. They worked tirelessly around the clock to apprehend this violent perpetrator, and their efforts and sacrifices are greatly appreciated.” The capture of Pharr was made in less than 17 hours of the crime.

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Georgia Apple Festival, Apple Arts roll into town for the next two weekends by Al Summers

Literally tens of thousands of people will descend on Gilmer County over the next two weekends as the 38th Annual Georgia Apple Festival gets underway Saturday, Oct. 10, and continues Sunday, Oct. 11. The whole event reconvenes the next Saturday, Oct. 17, before coming to a conclusion Sunday, Oct. 18. The Dedicated Ellijay Merchants and Associates (DEMA) will be hosting the Ellijay Apple Arts in downtown Ellijay during both weekends. In addition to the festival, the first Saturday also plays host to the Apple Classic Auto Show that is held on the recreation fields near the Apple Festival. The second Saturday will

feature the annual Apple Festival Parade sponsored by DEMA. The parade is scheduled to begin around 10 a.m. Current Miss United States of America and former Apple Queen Erin Grizzle will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s parade. Historically, traffic has been the main topic of concern and frustration, and Ellijay Police Chief Larry Callahan said this year will be no different. “We always have traffic problems, but there is only so much we can do when we are trying to run thousands of cars through an area that is not much wider than it was when the horse and buggy were in use. Traffic comes off of four lanes and then is quickly narrowed to two,” he said. “We strive to keep the

impact on the local residents to a minimum while keeping our visitors moving,” the chief added. Callahan urges everyone who is not attending the festival to avoid the area around the festival grounds and intersections that lead directly to the festival grounds. “We are going to try and keep the traffic backups south of Hwy. 282.” The shuttle busses are the recommended mode of transportation to and from the festival grounds. The shuttle will run back and forth between the parking lots and the downtown area. Weather forecasts at the beginning of the week called for cooler temperatures and a slight chance of showers, but attendance is expected to be high.

Ellijay Lions set to begin collections for White Christmas Special to the Times-Courier Ellijay Lions Club

It’s that time of year again, when you will soon see many dedicated Ellijay Lions Club members in

their yellow vests and holding the white buckets, collecting money to buy Christmas gifts for the children of Gilmer County. This event is called White Christmas, and the goal is to provide

In this issue... National/State Roundup ......2A Editorial................................3A Religion/People................6–7A Obituaries.............................8A TV Guide ...............................9A Arrests................................11A Gilmer Living ........................1B Scouts Popcorn Sale ............3B Legals...............................4–9B

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children who might not otherwise have a Christmas, with presents to open. The Ellijay Lions Club is a service oriented group that strives to uphold the motto “We Serve.” Their many community projects are their way of giving back to our community. It is a civic service organization with a focus on youth and blindness. One of these services is the White Christmas which began 1997-98. In 2008, they received 978 applications and assisted 784 families. All of the contributions for White Christmas will go to provide presents for the children, so open your wallets and share the true meaning of Christmas with our children. Applications for recipients of White Christmas will be taken at the Lions Club building Wednesday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Applications will only be

available at the Lions Club Barn on South Main Street. Applications will be taken in house by Lions Club members. Applicants must bring Social Security numbers, a piece of photo identification and provide proof of month-

ly household expenses and incomes. The 2009 White Christmas program will not be able to provide any of the following items: bicycles of any kind, electronics (including but not limited to Ipods, Gameboys, Wii’s, CD

players, DVD players, cell phones, etc.) The age limit for 2009 is 15 years. Applicants are asked to provide accurate sizes for all clothing requests. Children receiving assistance must be full time residents at the address on the application.




Atlanta City Council issues plan to divert water from Etowah River

A plan to divert water from the Etowah River to the Chattahoochee Basin has been proposed by the Atlanta City Council. The council asked an industrial developer to sell a 10,000-acre tract in Dawson County to build a 2,000-acre reservoir. That water would be pumped from the Etowah and then sent to meet needs in north Fulton County and Atlanta. A vote on the plan has been delayed, however. Water war continues A federal judge has ruled against Georgia again in the ongoing water war with Alabama and Florida. The judge said an appeal by Georgia would just delay and complicate the water rights claims. The judge issued a stay in the case for three years to give the three states time to work out a sharing plan. During that time, the judge said Georgia could not increase withdrawals from Lake Lanier. Child murder ruling A Brunswick man has been found guilty of murder and child molestation in the death of a 6-year-old boy whose body was discovered wrapped in trash bags and dumped on a roadside. The 61-year-old man admitted to watching, along with his wife, as their adult son molested the boy and choked

him to death. The wife and son are awaiting trial. Hospital bed shortage The H1N1 (swine) flu could create a shortage of hospital beds in 15 states if 35 percent of Americans get sick from the flu. Hospitals in those states could be at full capacity or more. Another 12 states, including Georgia, also could have a bed shortage of more than 75 percent. Flu death reported. An elementary school student in Dalton has died from swine flu complication. The 7-year-old girl had no other medical conditions. Graduation rate up The graduation rate in Georgia high schools rose to nearly 80 percent last year. A new report said 78.9 percent, a 3 percent increase, from 2008. The rate has risen steadily since 2003 when it was at 63 percent. Gilmer High School’s graduation rate is at 88 percent. Child starving charges A Lovejoy couple has been charged after nearly starving their twin sons to death. Both have been charged with multiple counts of cruelty to children. The infant boys were so malnourished they could barely move and had bones jutting from their skin and likely suffered brain damage. Chicken plant closings Pilgrim’s Pride announced it is closing a processing plant in Athens, Ala. as part of its reorganizing plan to emerge from bankruptcy. Previously, the company announced plant closing in Douglas and Dalton.

National and state roundup Pilgrim’s Pride has a processing plant in downtown Ellijay. Record student count Chattahoochee Tech had a nearly 25 percent increase in students when the fall quarter began last week. Total fall enrollment was at 11,598, a 2,266 increase from last fall at Chattahoochee, North Metro and Appalachian technical colleges.

Rich lose billions The struggling U.S. economy is affecting even the richest. Warren Buffet, America’s second-richest, lost $10 billion from his personal balance sheet as shares of his Bershire Hathaway conglomerate fell 20 percent in 12 months. He’s only worth $40 billion today. Bill Gates, America’s richest man, also saw his portfolio drop $7 billion in the past year. America’s 10 richest lost a combined $39.2 billion in the past year, a 14 percent drop. Newborn snatched A newborn baby was taken from its Nashville home by a woman posing as an immigration agent. The mother was stabbed several times as she struggled with the kidnaper. She was not seriously injured but the baby is still missing.

Unemployment at 9.8 The unemployment rate in the U.S. rose to 9.8 percent in September, the highest it has been since June 1983. The Labor Department said the economy lost a net total of 263,000 jobs last month. Some experts claim the unemployment rate will climb above 10 percent by the end of the year. Some 15.1 million Americans are now out of work. Raccoon attack A 74-year-old woman suffered extensive cuts on her neck and legs after a pack of raccoons attacked her after she tried to scare them from her yard. Saturn deal dead The future of General Motors’ Saturn brand is probably over as an offer from auto magnate Roger Penske fell through last week. Penske could not find a manufacturer to build Saturn vehicles in the future and backed out of the deal. The proposed arrangement would have saved Saturn’s 350 dealership and 13,000 employees. Toyota recall After several accidents reported after floor mats jammed accelerator pedals, Toyota is recalling 3.8 million late model Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The recall came after 102 reports of jammed accelerators, including 13 crashes, five deaths and 17 injuries. The recall came to light after an off-duty

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California Highway Patrol officer crashed when the accelerator stuck in his vehicle and four people died in the accident. Goldfish dinner Police in Pasadena, Tex., have reported a Houstonarea woman fried her former common-law husband’s pet goldfish and ate some of them. When police arrived at the woman’s house she was sitting at a table with four fried goldfish on a plate. She said she had eaten three other fish, which were purchased in happier times between the couple. No charges were filed in the civil matter. No Afghan pullout President Obama said the U.S. will not abandon the war effort in Afghanistan, even after eight American soldiers were killed last weekend in a Taliban attack on a remote U.S. base. Defense Department officials have asked for an additional 40,000 troops to be sent to Afghanistan. Not a good move An Alabama woman has been charged with endangering a child after she was stopped when officers noticed a cardboard box on top of her minivan and a child inside the box. The woman said the box was too big to fit inside the van and the child was holding the box down. She said it was safe because the box was secured with a clothes hanger. The 13-yearold child was not injured. Letterman fesses up Late night TV host David Letterman has admitted to having affairs with several staffers after a CBS worker tried to extort $2 million from him to keep the affairs secret. Letterman admitted to the affair on his program last week. The worker was

arrested after leaving several notes and letters in Letterman’s car and office. Bankruptcies soar Consumer bankruptcies soared 41 percent in September to 124,790, the fourth-highest month since bankruptcy laws were changed in 2005. So far this year, there have been 1.05 million consumer bankruptcy filings.

Rio wins Olympics Despite President Obama’s effort, Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics. Obama’s hometown, Chicago, was the U.S. candidate but was eliminated in the first round of voting. Stewart back in chase Tony Stewart won the third race of NASCAR’s race to the championship at Kansas last Sunday, moving to within 67 points of leader Mark Martin. He beat Jeff Gordon and Greg Biffle to the finish line after taking only two tires on his last pit stop late in the race.. Florida still No. 1 The top four places in the college football polls are unchanged after last Saturday’s action. Florida is still No. 1, followed by Texas, Alabama and LSU. The Gators play at LSU this week, possibly without quarterback Tim Tebow, who is recovering from a concussion suffered two weeks ago. Georgia dropped out of the Top 25 for the first time since December 2006 after losing to LSU, 20-13, last week. Georgia Tech moved up to 22nd in the polls from No. 25. Compiled by Ryan R Rees

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Out on a Limb

Not going to the Apple

Festival this year? Think again. Are you one of the Ellijay locals who either flees town or goes into hiding as if a hurricane were about to hit when the Georgia Apple Festival is in town? If so, this is for you. Oh, you can try to deny it. “I was busy,” you’ll say. Or, “I forgot,” even. As if it weren’t the biggest event of the year for our county! Well, the past is the past, but there is something you can do this year to make up for it. Go to the Georgia Apple Festival! OK, we’re not going to sit here and say that the pleasures of the festival don’t come with some small sacrifices. There’s the traffic situation, of course. After all, little apple town is not set up to handle an influx of thousands of cars, on the roads, in the parking lots, in random fields or squeezed in wherever possible, as long as it’s within a rea-

sonable distance of the action. But festival organizers take great care to address this issue with

Support the Apple Festival, support your county! the convenient shuttle bus system. Just park and ride, people! You get a safe place to park downtown, meaning fewer cars on the road and it’s still easier than parking at the Atlanta airport or any major sporting event. “But there are so many people there,” you say. And thank goodness! The better the turnout, the better it is for our county. Show your support! Besides, a

little people-watching is good harmless fun — and what better occasion than when everyone’s doped up on fried apple pies, fried Twinkies and fried whothe-heck-cares? “OK, well, I’m just not that interested in apples. All right?” No! It’s not all right. The very fact that you’d say such a thing only shows how little you know about the Apple Festival. Apples may be the underlying theme, but we’re talking about one of the biggest ensembles of arts, crafts, music, dancing, and apple- and non-applerelated foods that you’re likely to find anywhere. So stop making excuses. Your county and your town need you to take part — now more than ever. Don’t wait for company to come into town and drag you over. Go to the festival this year. You’ll be glad you did.

The story of a fed bear We have a cabin in mountains; how many times have you heard someone say that to another.These cabins are not homes, they are addresses, fades, 'keeping up with the ones'," look at us we have made it!" After they arrive here, they complain about the lack of "fine dining" and a bunch of other things that does not have anything to do with this letter, but gives you a mind set. Now they are here.... These people feed the bears, because they want to show the bears off to their visitors. Show everyone their cabin, and how they can have a mountain cabin and a house in Florida, and we are really something. Now the story begins.... She came up here from Florida and bought a cabin in a subdivision. She began feeding the bears, a mother with cubs and they were so cute and she impressed her visitors. The cubs only knew that food came from people and they became adult bears, but never learned to feed themselves from the wild, they only knew that the source of food was people. Now the female cub became a mother with three cubs. She did not know how to feed herself from the wild. She was starving and the only thing she knew how to do was to go to people for food to feed her and her cubs. Now the Florida lady was still feeding the bears, but she was going back to Florida and leaving the fed bear with three cubs to find food without the Florida lady. Now comes the local people that live near the subdivision full time. They do not feed the wildlife. The people that live here full


‘What the Apple Festival really means to Gilmer County’ What is known today as the Georgia Apple Festival has come a long way over the past 36 years. Originally held on the town square featuring local crafters and farm products, the Georgia Apple Festival is now big business. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend the event over the next two weekends and they will dine on food from an international food court and purchase items from over 300 vendors. That is a far cry from 1972. The Apple Festival has been in jeopardy a couple of times since 1972, the latest time being three years ago. Around the middle of September 2004, the remnants of Hurricane Ivan passed through Gilmer County, and the grounds where the Apple Festival is held, the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, was under nearly six feet of water. The buildings had a layer of mud and silt on their floors. Some equipment was ruined. Walls and insulation had to be replaced. Rest rooms had to be repaired. As has always been the case, the Ellijay Lions pulled together all of their resources and put the place in shape to be able to hold the festival. Even people who were not

members of the club offered their help during the cleanup process because of the good the Lions Club does for the community. The Lions were able to save an estimated $20,000 by doing the work themselves. This is money that will be able to go back into the community. The Apple Festival provides the Lions Club with most of its charity money for the year. That money goes to purchase elementary school students eye examinations and glasses when their parents can’t afford them. The same is true for someone who has fallen on bad times or a senior citizen who needs a new eyeglass prescription and cannot quite afford one. The money helps make the holidays bright and beautiful that would otherwise be dark and dreary for a number of Gilmer County children and families. The Gilmer County Library gets to purchase more books with large print. In a day where budget cuts rule, school organizations receive annual donations from the club. The Ellijay Lions Club sponsors the Gilmer High School STAR Student and STAR Teacher with monetary awards. The club also sponsors academic scholarships

Letters to the Editor time and understand that each of the creatures, both man and animal, most feed themselves, know that handouts are not the way to teach personal responsibility to people or animals. Back to the story... The mother bear cannot feed her cubs, so begins raiding the small chicken houses and gardens of the people who live around the subdivision full time. The Florida lady, after the game warden warns her about feeding the bears, goes back to Florida and leaves the full time residences with a raiding bear that is causing personal property damage and is a danger to the people. The story continues... The bear is now a nuisance bear and the Florida lady has left the job of destroying this innocent creature to the full time residences.There is no alternative, the bear cannot feed her cubs and will continue to raid until she is killed. This is not just one bear dead, but four. When the inevitable happens, the folks from away will say "look at those rednecks, killing those animals". This is the end of the story. This is really not a story; it is true and Florida lady you know who you are. A fed bear is a dead bear. Lois Stevens, Blue Ridge Free day in the parks Despite recent rainy weather, thousands of Georgians gath-

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for high school seniors. In keeping with their goal of focusing on the sight impaired, the club makes annual donations to the Georgia Camp for the Blind, the Georgia Lighthouse for the Blind and the Emory Eye Bank. Other donations go to local chapters of the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society, just to name a couple. Each November, the Lions also sponsor one of the largest and most impressive Veteran’s Day celebrations in the state of Georgia. Yes, the Georgia Apple Festival promotes Gilmer County and its tourism industry, but for a number of people here, it means a whole lot more. Thank you for your attendance and support of the Georgia Apple Festival and the many worthy projects it supports throughout the year.

ered at state parks and historic sites to enjoy “Free Day in the Parks,” a celebration of National Public Lands Day and our way to say “thanks” to all the people who have supported our parks during this financially challenging year. Our corporate sponsors, The Coca-Cola Company and Verizon Wireless, deserve special appreciation for helping underwrite the costs of the free day. Our staff and volunteers provided programs such as fishing rodeos, storytelling and guided hikes to help our visitors have a great visit. And, our Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites hosted volunteer service projects like building trails, landscaping projects, invasive plant removal and river clean-ups as a way to show our guests how they can help support state parks and historic sites. Every day, we hear from citizens who want to know how they can protect Georgia’s most precious places. Joining the nonprofit Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites is one of the most effective ways to show support. Church groups, scouts and corporations help by hosting volunteer workdays. Even the simple act of visiting your local state park or historic site helps. I encourage all Georgians to get outdoors and explore our beautiful state. After all, our state parks and historic sites belong to everyone, and your support will ensure they are here for generations to come. Becky Kelley, Director, Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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History lessons “Fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is the foundation of Manself, and this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe.” I just finished reading John Steinbeck’s The Grapes ofWrath, the story of an Oklahoma farm family forced to travel west, to the promised land of California, during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s. Given our current economic situation I thought there might be some interesting comparisons or lessons to be learned. Of course, our nation today is only technically in a recession — and popularly in a recovery.I just don’t buy it. Call me a pessimist, but the near total financial collapse, the economic crisis that pushed our country to the edge, was spurred on by something. Despite the hype and the patting of backs in its wake, I fail to see what’s changed. The glut of current foreclo-

sures is enough to clog the market for years. Homebuyer tax credits are ending. Unemployment is still rising. Two million people will run out of their unemployment benefits by the end of the year. Despite the stimulus bills (full of fat) and the incentives (sponsored by special interests) — despite the tax credits and the clever programs and the repetition of the word “recovery” — we still have terrible debt. We still lack transparency. So, no. I don’t know why we’re on a better track today than we were a year ago. I say those who say otherwise are either naive, delusional or lying.Call me a pessimist.But just because you’re a pessimist doesn’t mean you’re wrong. John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath in 1938. His commentary on the rise of the U.S. banking system is downright prescient. (“The bank — the monster has to have profits all the time. When the monster

stops growing, it dies. It can’t stay one size. The bank is something else than men. Men made it, but they can’t control it.”) But his insights into the clash between the common man and the elite, on the Haves and the Have-Nots and the need to maintain control, present some enduring lessons. As the masses of migrants streamed into California, the landowners, those powerful few, become nervous. The migrants were hungry — hungry for work, for food, for land. The men of property, the men of power, had never seen such hunger, had never wanted for anything that couldn’t be theirs, and they were terrified for their property. The great owners knew they could lose all that they had in an upheaval. They also knew this: “When property [and property is power] accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. When a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need.” And the

owners directed every effort at repression.They had to keep the masses down. The owners’ weapons to ward off an uprising were maliciously simple. First, keep the people apart. Make them fight each other. Make them hate and fear and suspect each other. Do not let the “I’s” become “we’s” — do all that you can to make them scream and squabble over petty silly things — and you can hang on to your power. Second, never allow possession to feel too much like ownership. If a man thinks he owns something — if he thinks he has too much of a say in his future,or his children’s future — he might fight for that right. And if he fights, he will win, for it means more to him than to the owners. The owners are soft and fed. Slow with complacency, fat and lazy with privilege.The men, the people, are hard and angry. Perhaps the owners remember from history how easy it is to overpower,to mutinize,against a

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soft man if you are fierce and hungry and armed — and money is spent for spies to catch the murmurings of revolt, to destroy the seeds of ownership, to tax and mandate and control. The migrants saw a land of promise, but they could not farm it. They saw piles of food, but they could not eat it. And the owners took the grapes, the grapes of wrath, and destroyed them for their own interests, destroyed them while the people starved. Today, the players are different but the division is the same. Today,we see a powerful few and we feel frightened and powerless. We see a land once rich and

fertile crumbling and collapsing under the weight of waste. We see the fruits of our labors being choked by corruption and greed. We hunger for honesty, for prudence, for effective leadership. We are angry about the waste that threatens our children’s livelihoods. We are angry about the lies and the irresponsibility. We are angry that the elite go by a different set of rules. We are angry because we know that the quality of owning, of controlling, freezes you forever into “I,” and cuts you off forever from the “we” — we the people — and because the answers probably don’t exist.For how can a person without power know the ache of authority? Today, our anger is there, planted just below the surface. Dormant in the people, but not dead. It is up to the elements now.We will wait to see what the economic climate will be. Will the seeds of our anger fester and ferment and grow into the grapes of our wrath?




Battle of the Bands set for Saturday, Oct. 24 Special to the Times-Courier Gilmer County Family Connection

The 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands Against Drugs and Alcohol will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ellijay Lions Club Pavilion. The event, which kicks-off Red Ribbon week’s anti-drug and

alcohol message, is co-sponsored by the Gilmer County Sheriff ’s Department and Gilmer County Family Connection. Bands will be competing in two different categories: Youth (21 and under), and Adult (over 21). For each category, the first prize is $500 plus a 30-minute segment on

ETC3, second prize is $300, and third prize is $150. About 10 bands have registered so far, and we are still registering bands for the event. If you have a band and are interested in competing, please contact Merle Howell-Naylor or Lynn Perry at Gilmer County Family Connection at 706-

Kids Coat Swap going on this month by Al Summers

The Cherry Log Christian Church is holding a Kids’ Coat Swap during the month of October. Collection will take place during the month with the actual swap day being Saturday, Oct. 31. Parents are asked the collect their child’s outgrown coat or jacket from last year and donate it to a child who has grown into that size. The parent can then select a

coat that will fit his or her child this year. It is a coat swap. Organizers are asking that coats be clean and in good condition. There is no cost for a coat, but there is no guarantee that a size one might need will be available. Children must be present to try on coats and there is a limit of one coat per child. The swaps are made on a first come - first served basis. Collection points are Cold-

well Banker Realty offices at 274 W. Main St., Blue Ridge or 329 River St. in Ellijay, or Cherry Log Christian Church at 1149 Cherry Log St. off Hwy. 515 North. Coats will be taken now through Saturday, Oct. 24, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The coat swap will take place at Cherry Log Christian Church from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 31. For more information, call 706-632-1048.

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This Thursday, October 8th the Ellijay SEBA Chapter will feature a special performance by

“Blue Ridge Grass” for our KICKOFF CELEBRATION beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Local organizations will be on hand to educate the community about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and provide resources available to help those affected. Guests can find information about drug recovery, mental health, domestic violence and

other issues that affect wellbeing. If you have a dance team or are an organization that would like to set up a booth for information distribution, contact Gilmer County Family Connection at the above number.

Small business forum – Part 1 by Lee Jennings, CFCA, CPA When starting a small business it is critical to select the right form. There are three basic forms of business entities: Sole Proprietorship Partnership (General or Limited Partnership) Corporation (Regular C, Personal Service, Subchapter S and LLCs) The selection of the business entity form you choose requires a careful review of many complicated tax and legal issues. These issues should be discussed with an attorney and tax advisor so that the specific circumstances surrounding your particular situation are reviewed in detail before you invest your money in a new business! For most small businesses, the choice of the specific form of business entity requires a comparison and evaluation of the personal liability exposure and tax treatment afforded the business owners by each form of business. The following sections provide an overview of the most pertinent legal and tax issues faced by the majority of new small business owners. Selecting the legal form of your business: sole proprietorship

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A sole proprietorship is a business owned by one person. It is the simplest type of business entity to form and maintain. The establishment of a sole proprietorship generally requires only a local business license and the registration of its trade name. The major disadvantage of a sole proprietorship is that the business owner is personally liable for any and all debts of the business. A sole proprietor is not an employee of the business. Money withdrawn from the business by the owner is not a tax-deductible payroll expense and therefore owner payments (“draw”) are made without withholding payroll taxes. In addition, unemployment taxes are not paid on the amounts of money paid to the business owner. In lieu of paying tax withholdings based upon the owner’s draw, quarterly selfemployment taxes for Social Security are paid on the first $106,800 of net business income. An additional 2.9 percent Medicare tax is also charged on all net business income. One-half of these amounts are tax deductible by the self-employed. Selfemployment taxes are paid by the sole proprietor in conjunction with the quarterly estimated income taxes on

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Federal Form 1040-ES. All business gains and losses from a sole proprietorship are reported on the business owner’s Federal income tax return Form 1040 Schedule C and Georgia income tax return Form 500. These income tax returns are due on April 15 but a four-month time extension is automatically granted by filing Federal Form 4868. This extension only pertains on the tax return filing due date - all taxes must be paid according to the estimated tax payment rules and time schedules. Quarterly estimated income taxes are filed on Federal Form 1040-ES and Georgia Form 500-ES. Estimated tax payments are due on April 15, June 15, Sept. 15 and Jan. 15. Estimated taxes may be paid in an amount equal to the lesser of 100 percent of last year’s tax liability or 90 percent of the current year’s tax liability (110 percent if taxpayer’s prior year AGI was over $150,000 / $75,000 MFS). Underpayment of estimated taxes results in the assessment of tax penalties and interest. All income derived from the business of a sole proprietor is taxed at personal tax rates. Next week we will discuss partnerships and corporations. Lee Jennings is managing partner of RL Jennings & Company in Ellijay

Meet our artists in the gallery. Join us at 9 a.m. every morning (except Sunday) for espresso, cappucino, gourmet coffee & our favorite fresh pastries by Kathy Wilson. It’s a fun place! UPCOMING CLASSES

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Ellijay SEBA Chapter meets every 2nd Thursday of the month

Ellijay Bluegrass/Old Gospel Pickin’ is every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. - ??? As always everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your acoustic instruments and join in. Admission is FREE! The Ellijay Senior Center is located behind the old library in downtown Ellijay.

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by Mark Chastain The recent flooding in north Atlanta has caused me to reflect on Gilmer

County’s near perfect climate and topography. Due to the steeper stream channels and topography, most heavy rain events move through quickly without major flooding. I’ve also appreciated the fact that we’re usually a few degrees cooler than Atlanta. Besides being more comfortable in the summer, this usually results in several picturesque snow events during the winter months. In the spring it is always comforting to know that tornadoes usually “fizzle” before they reach our

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2009 mountain region. Gilmer County is truly blessed! Construction is finished on two new hangars at the airport. These hangars are state of the art and very nice. We are currently evaluating two proposals by potential Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) who would operate the facility in a leaseholder manner. The county would benefit from rent on the facility as well as ad valorem tax on all airplanes that will be based here. As space at other airports has been filled with larger jets, a big market has grown for somewhere to keep propeller planes. I’m confident that an

NAMI Georgia observes Mental Illness Awareness Week NAMI Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is October 4-10, designated by Congress to promote public education about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Others included post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder. About 60 million Americans experience mental health problems in any given year. One in 17 lives with the most serious conditions. “Mental illnesses are medical illnesses,” said Jean Smilie affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “That is the starting point for understanding, as well as treatment and recovery.” “Mental Illness does not discriminate. No one is immune.” “The U.S. Surgeon General has noted that stigma is a

major barrier to people seeking help when they need it. That’s why education is important.” “Even if friends simply rent a DVD of the movie of The Soloist, watch it together and then take time to discuss what they know or don’t know about mental illness that’s the kind of dialogue that can help.” On average, people with serious mental illness live 25 years less than the rest of the population. One reason is that less than a third of adults and less than half of children with a diagnosed illness receive treatment. Half of all lifetime cases begin by age 14. Long delays occur, as much as a decade, between the onset of symptoms and getting help. “Treatment works if you can get it,” said Smilie “We need to remove stigma and offer help in local communities. That’s a challenge that requires action. Education must precede

Paddy O’Rourke part 19 by Patti B. Pruitt and Davis Burdette One day long ago, there was a leprechaun named Ryan Bluemalley of County Cork, Ireland. He was a pretty normal leprechaun, except for one thing. He hated the color green. Now that was not a good thing, as all leprechauns for thousands of years had always worn green hats and jackets. In fact, it was practically an unwritten law that leprechauns had followed, and nobody had ever thought to wear any other color hat or jacket. As Ryan was waking up one day, he thought that today was the day. He would wear his favorite color, blue. He had focused on blue all night long, and decided to change all his favorite things to blue. It was part of his name, after all, so it made perfect sense to him. He quickly dressed in his

new blue hat and jacket, with blue plaid britches, ate blue blueberry muffins and even noticed that his cocoa was blue. How cool! This was indeed going to be a great day! When he went outside, he noticed that all his flowers were blue, leaves and all. Why even his house had somehow turned blue, with a blue roof and blue shutters. That may be taking things a bit too far, he thought to himself. Odd that his thoughts of blue had been strong enough to turn all these things blue, without the use of his magic. As he looked around, he saw his blue bicycle, his blue garden tools and finally his blue vegetables! Goodness, he thought, I do love blue, but sure and begorra, not this much! What have I done? He looked up, saw that the sky was still blue, as it should be, but that there was now a

action.” “That’s what MIAW is about. It means taking a step forward to strengthen our community.” For more information about mental illness, visit In October, PBS stations across the country will begin to air Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness, an exceptional program that challenges the mental health care system. For more information, including local broadcast dates, visit The Gilmer/Fannin/ Pickens NAMI support group for families of those with mental illness and connection, a support group for those living with mental illness, meet the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at Ellijay First United Methodist Church. All are welcome. There is no charge and meetings are confidential. For further information call 706636-4527. blue rainbow in the sky. It was of course, his own rainbow, but no longer full of glorious, beautiful colors. Ryan immediately thought of his pot of gold, so he flew up and over to the end of his blue rainbow. And there it was. His own blue pot of blue gold! “Oh, no! What use is a pot of blue gold? Tis me pot of gold, gold that I need,” he cried. Ryan was beside himself. What have I done, he thought to himself. As he wiped his tears, he told himself that from now on he would never again complain about the color green. He realized that colors were just the way they should be, and right was right, and blue rainbows and gold were wrong. He lay down on the soft blue grass and went to sleep. When he opened his eyes, he was back in his bed. It had all been a dream. He jumped up and checked out his clothes and house, and found everything just the color that it should be. Whew!

Family of Autism: You Are Not Alone!

KIDSTUFF AROUND THE WORLD announces the formation of a Parent Support Group If you are the parent of a child with autism, you are invited to a free dinner and organizational meeting for a Parent Support Group for Gilmer and Fannin counties. WHEN? Thursday, October 15, 6:30 p.m. WHERE? First Baptist Church, Ellijay 164 Dalton Street WHY? Working together to help our children and families to enjoy fuller lives COST? Nothing, the meal and the evening are free. Call for reservations: 706-635-5611

arrangement can be made that is good for the taxpayers and the general community as well. Real estate and construction activity continue to increase in Gilmer County. August and September combined was the strongest two-month period in over a year, with 11 new residential permits issued in August and eight in September. Realtors and builders are telling me that they are seeing a modest increase in interest. Our road inventory project is progressing nicely. With 478 county roads on our books, it is imperative to know exactly which roads are county main-

tained and which ones are not. It is of obvious importance for our road department personnel to know how wide the right of ways are when working on slopes, trees, and culverts. It is also helpful for attorneys and title examiners to know what the county records indicate for county roads that join property they are working on. Starting in January, we compiled county road records from three different locations that span over 30 years. We currently have over 60 county roads completely mapped and inventoried, and are completing between six and 10 additional roads each week.


As always, feel free to contact me by e-mail at or by calling the Commissioner’s Office at 706-635-4361. Comments can be left on 706-5152320.




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Thoughts... for everyday living by Pastor Victor Morgan St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

“If it were a crime to be a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” was a question that began circulating in church publications forty or so years ago. Where it originated I don’t know; it may have come about as a result of the fear so rampant in the Cold War era. As an example of that fear, I remember, as a very young man in Sunday school, being asked: What would you do if you arrived at church and found the doors boarded up as they had in many places in the Soviet Union? Would you be true to Christ and the Faith, or would you compromise to get along? And, I suspect, stemming from the scenario of KGB men roaming the streets of America, came — consciously or unconsciously — the question with which I opened this column. Wherever it came from it has a solid biblical basis. Even a cursory reading of the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament will show that arrest, interrogation and imprisonment were very much a part of what it meant to be a follower of Jesus Christ in those early days of the church. And,

RIDGEWAY BA PTIST CHURC H * Rev. Dwight Scott, Pastor 11 Mi. Hwy. 282 West * Sunday School - 10 a.m. - 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays; * Worship - 11 a.m. - 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays * Conf. Sat. Night before the 2nd. Sun.-6 p.m.

whether we like to think about it or not, the same dangers confront Christians in many places today, especially in militantly Islamic countries. Peter’s answer to the authorities — “We ought to obey God rather than man” — is something those living in these countries are called upon to say frequently ... often at a great price. Where we live the situation is different. It is not against the law to be a Christian — at least at the moment, though things could change in the future, there are no guarantees — but we are likewise confronted daily with pressures to compromise our faith, to deny Jesus, to go along so that we might get along. With that in mind, perhaps we should take seriously this question — “If it were a crime to be a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” — and ask it of ourselves. You have been picked out of a police line-up as possibly being a Christian. Answer “guilty” or “not guilty” to the following charges: • Continuously using the name of Jesus Christ and trying to get others to follow him. • Worshipping in a Christian church every Sunday and inviting others to come

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!

Everyone Welcome!

Rev. Sammy Adams, Pastor

St. Luke’s Church


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

The Rev. Victor H. Morgan, Rector

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

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

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Avery Teague August 25, 1901 — October 7, 1983 Inez, Mike, Shannon, Chase and Christian

Cartecay Baptist Church Come as you are ... leave better

along as well. • Openly reading and studying the Bible. • Modelling Christian principles in business, social and home life. • Declaring that Christians must help others: you have worked in the trenches of human need, you have prayed for the sick, you have opened your pocketbook to those in need, both inside and outside the church. I think we would have to say: “Lord Jesus, convict me on every count.” Almighty and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jesus Full Gospel Church The Jesus Full Gospel Church, located 6 miles out Big Creek Rd., will have a special service Sunday, Oct. 11, at 10:45. Evangelist Polly Armstrong, of Tallahassee, Fla., will be the guest speaker. Pastor Sharon Patterson and church welcomes all.

Minute with the Bible Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever. For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off; the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever. — Psalm 37:27-29 Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters. — Isaiah 55:1

Christian Fellowship for Singles The inaugural meeting of the Christian Fellowship for Singles group will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., in Thomason Hall (ground floor) of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Blue Ridge. The church is located at

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..........................................................11:30 AM FELLOWSHIP TIME ........................................................11:00 AM BIBLE STUDY .................................................................10:00 AM WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY .....................CALL FOR INFORMATION Pastor: Rev. Carol S. Wade • 706-374-5912 • Come Home to Faith!

Rev. Davis Lacey, Pastor

Sunday: Sunday School (All age groups)...................................9:45 a.m. Worship Service.......................................11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Study.......................................6:30 p.m.

A Southern Baptist Fellowship

118 Riverwood Rd., Ellijay 706-635-1090 52 East, to Roy Rd. 1 1⁄2 miles to church sign

Roses are Red Your Eyes are Blue

Card of Thanks The family of Jay Stover would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our friends and family for their love and support during his illness and passing. Thank you for all of your phone calls, prayers, visits, flowers, and cards. Thank you to the Reverends Larry Stover, Wendell Stover, Billy Nealey and Daniel Hyatt for the comforting words at the service. Thank you to pallbearers Jerry DeBoard, Ernie Stover, Hoke Aaron, Franklin Holden, Ed Stover, Jr., Eugene Anderson, and Jerry Lee Mullinax. Special thanks to New Liberty Church for bringing food to the home. Thank you also to the members of the Gilmer County Ambulance Service and to the staff at the Bernhardt Funeral Home for your kind service. We appreciate all of you and your prayers so much, and may God bless you all.

The Stover Family

Charles & Betty Sims

Happy Birthday Coach Ralston!

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will celebrate their 63rd Wedding Anniversary Tuesday, October 13.

They were united in marriage October 13, 1946 in Conyers, Ga. They have one daughter, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They currently reside at 140 Oak Street in East Ellijay, Ga.

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Stephen Germano Former Ellijay resident and 2002 Apple Queen, Cara Lindsey Iacano was married June 7 to Nicholas Stephen Germano on the island of Put-n-Bay. The couple reside in Northfield, Ohio.

the corner of Ewing and Jones St., across from the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club Fairground. New single members are welcome. For more information call 706-455-6392.

Revival Fire Ministries Revival Fire Ministries welcomes you to their new location in Talking Rock, 4645 Hwy 136 W. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 11 a.m. Evening service is at 7 p.m., and Tuesday nights service is at 7:30 p.m.

Pleasant Gap Baptist Church Pleasant Gap Baptist Church will have conference Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Brondy Davis is pastor.

Cartecay United Methodist Church Cartecay United Methodist Church, located off Hwy. 52 East on Roy Rd., will have a chicken barbecue Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a craft sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tails Creek Baptist Church The Rev. Billy Dotson will preach Sunday, Oct. 11, at 11

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)

a.m. at Tails Creek Baptist Church. Special singing will be the Clear Creek Choir. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Sammy Adams is pastor.

New Hope Baptist Church New Hope Baptist Church will feature special singers, the Joymasters, from Canton Sunday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Steve Jones is pastor.

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Pleasant Valley Baptist Church will have conference Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday school is Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. Worship service is at 11 a.m.

Flat Creek Baptist Church Flat Creek Baptist Church will have conference Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. Worship service will be Sunday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. Come worship with us. Everyone is welcome. The Rev. Tommy Sanford is pastor.

First United Methodist Church 75 McCutchen Street Gil McGinnis, Pastor

Sunday School

10:00 am

Worship Service

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Wed. Night Dinner

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To our friend Tom, Just a word to let you know that we are keeping you in our prayers. We hope and pray that you are well, and want you to know you are missed. Stay strong and close to God. We love you, Cliff, Ray, Harold, J.R., Tommy and Wade God’s blessings, there are no big or small, just blessings to us all.




Casey, Shaw wed

Emma Katherine Bramlett

Bramlett celebrates first birthday Mr. and Mrs. John Shaw Leon and Brenda Casey, The groom’s attendants of Ellijay, announce the were Norm Bumbieris, marriage of their daugh- best man and David ter, Elizabeth Casey to Wright, groomsman. John Shaw, of Buford. Catie and Cocoa, the The couple were united bride’s toy poodles, were in marriage June 28, 2009, the ring bearers. during a unique ceremony The ceremony was officiat the Lanier Islands ated by Cherie Maddox. Resort in Buford. The reception was held The bride’s attendants at Lanier Islands Resort were Crystal Burch, Legacy Lodge. matron of honor and After the honeymoon in Christine Wright, brides- Maui, Hawaii, the couple maid. resides in Buford.

Minute with the Bible Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. — Psalm 37:1-2

Little Baptist Church

➮ 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. Corey Rich

Gates Chapel United Methodist Church

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

Sunday School . Worship Service .

10 AM 11 AM

* 11 am Worship Service Broadcast over WLJA FM-101.1

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

EBENEZER Baptist Church

Worship Service............. 9:45 a.m. Sunday School.............. 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Mark McClendon

706-276-2069 Cartecay United Methodist Church Hwy 52E at Roy Rd.

Emma Katherine Bramlett turned 1 year old Oct. 2, 2009. She celebrated with a ‘polka dot’ party with family and friends. She is the daughter of Justin and Laura Bramlett. She has one big sister, Grace. She is the granddaughter of Van and Karen Powell and Jerry and Amy Bramlett, all of Ellijay. She is the great-granddaughter of Winnie Reece and Opal Powell, both of Ellijay, and Audley Mullins, of Calhoun.

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!

Sunlight Baptist Church REV. CURTIS EASLEY, PASTOR Sunday School.....................10 a.m. Worship Service..................11 a.m. Thursday night Prayer Services...............................7 p.m. Conference (First Sunday After Worship)

Everyone Welcome to Attend! Sunlight Road, Ellijay


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

Pastor: The Rev. Harden Hopper

Rev. Emmett Burgess, Pastor


Phone: 706-635-8778 • E-mail:

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

Hwy. 52 East 10 miles

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

East Ellijay Baptist Church “To Be & To Train Spiritual Champions”

Guest Speaker 11 a.m. Service • October 11

Ted Baehr

Author: Culture-Wise Family

Visitors welcome. Come as you are.



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!

Our Bridal Registry

“Sharing the Adventure of Life in Christ”


Steve Fields, Pastor • Eric Colson, Student Minister 672 Yukon Road • East Ellijay • (706) 635-4390

Melissa Hensley & Dustin Long

75 McCutchen Street, Ellijay Phone: 635-2555 Web address: Rev. Gil McGinnis, Pastor SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 8:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Early Service

Wedding: October 24 b

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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 CHRIST’S CHURCH UNITED BROOKSONG 276 Monticello Rd., Ellijay


CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE GLESIA FAMILIAR ENCUENTRO CON DIOS Dalton St., Ellijay 706-635-7285 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 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 Prayer Line 706-636-5990 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 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 4260 Yukon Rd., Ellijay 706-635-3301 LATTER-DAY SAINTS CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS Dogwood Dr., Ellijay 706-276-1224 LUTHERAN HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 443 Pleasant Grove Rd., Ellijay


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 THE UNIVERSITY OF SPIRITUAL AWAKENING 706-635-7720 PRESBYTERIAN 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 7629 Hwy. 52 West, Ellijay 706-276-2069 OAK HILL UNITED METHODIST 4500 Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay 706-635-8778 e-mail: UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST MOUNTAIN LIGHT UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST 207 Dalton St., Ellijay


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


Hometown Florist

357 Dalton St. Ellijay............(706) 635-4554 Fax..........................................(706) 635-4559 Obituary Information.....(706) 635-8888

254 S. Main St., Ellijay


Chastain & Associates, P.C. L AND SURVEYING & PLANNING

Proudly Serving The North Georgia Region Since 1995



MOSLEY T RACTOR & SUPPLY 2315 Whitestone Road Whitestone, GA

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


Compliments of

Ellijay Telephone Company

Spivey’s Body Shop David Spivey — Owner MAJOR FRAME REPAIRS INSURANCE CLAIMS WELCOME 155 Sailors Dr. • 706-635-2811


CROSS ROAD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP P.O. Box 1348 East Ellijay, GA 30539 706-636-2926

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

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


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

GOOD SAMARITAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Randall T. Mattox, Pastor Mass Times: Mon. & Wed. 9 a.m. Tues. & Fri. 6 p.m.

Confessions: Saturday 4 p.m. or by appt. Monday–Saturday 10–5 Sunday 1–5



   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

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

We meet in the gymnasium at Oakland Elementary School.

Sabado Vigilia 7 p.m. Domingo 1 p.m.

(reservations required)


Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Misa en Espanol

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

Come and worship with us! All are welcome!


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

Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Traditional Service

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


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

4500 Hwy. 52 East

Rev. Peggy Puckett, Pastor

New Early Sunday Service 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. • Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6:30 p.m. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study, Children’s Ministry & Teen Elevate

First United Methodist Church

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 706-273-6034 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

55 Church Street Ellijay, GA 30540 706-636-2772 Our spiritual home in the mountains

Cherry Log Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 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:



Emuel Benjamin Burgess


Chapel Church Cemetery. Condolences can be made at Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Francis Roshau

Miss Nancy Jane Duvall

Mr. Ralph Francis Roshau, of Ellijay, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. He was born in Killdeer, N.D., Sept. 17, 1942, and moved to Georgia in 1964. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from U.S. Department of Agriculture Poultry and Egg Grading Division in 1994 and was subsequently self-employed as a construction inspector for several local banks. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ellijay. He is preceded in death by father and mother Frank and Anna Roshau, of Killdeer, N.D. He is survived by wife of 43 years, Jeanette Crisler Roshau; son and daughter-inlaw, Matt and Sueann Roshau, of Talking Rock; daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Scott Barnes, of Ellijay; brothers and sistersin-law, George and Glinda Roshau, of Gainesville, Frank and Mimee Roshau Jr., of Killdeer, N.D., Lenard Roshau, of Dickinson, N.D.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Katherine and Leonard Leingang, of Mandan, N.D., Amelia and Orville Woodward, of Peoria, Ariz., Anna

Miss Nancy Jane Duvall, 60, of Ellijay, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. She was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Pickens County to the late Charlie and Verna Parks Duvall. She was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. She is survived by sisters, Eulene Caylor, of Jasper and Oneeda Dean, of Talking Rock. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at 4 p.m., from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Wallace Parks officiating. Music was by Bill McVey. Pallbearers were Ned Hillhouse, Jim Dean, Dan Towery, Tim Dean, Travis Jarrett and Norma Black. Interment was in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. Condolences can be made at Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mantley A. McClure Jr. Mr. Mantley A. McClure Jr., 76, of Cartersville, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. He was born Jan. 7, 1933, in Gilmer County to the late Mantley Alvin McClure Sr. and the late Velma Ann Smith McClure. He was a retired supervisor from Lewis Carpet and was a member of Siloam Baptist Church in Dahlonega. He is preceded in death by first wife, Evelyn Martin McClure; twin brother, Mantley Augustus McClure; brothers, Frank McClure, C.A. McClure; sister, Vera Hunt; and brother-in-law, Larry Tanner. He is survived by wife of 29 years, Faye McClure; children and spouses, Mavis and Larry Allen, Cheryl Lynn and Harold Wood, Velma “Bambo” and Brian Fuller; stepchildren, Jimmy Freeze, Angela Deck, Paula Freeze, Melinda Woody; sisters and brothersin-law, Estelle and Clayton Reece, Gladys and Dorsey Gibson, Helen Reece, Carolyn Parker and Bennie Tanner; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Agnes McClure; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Service and at 2 p.m. in Siloam Baptist Church in Dahlonega with the Rev. James Bennett and the Rev. Mack Evans officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeremy Atkins, Ned Hulsey, Lanny Allen, Brian Fuller, Mantley Tyler Hensley, Brian Jennings, Preston Wood and Stevie Tanner. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Allen, Harold Wood and Joshua Vinall. Condolences can be made at www.jennings

Jennings Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Edwin Fowler Mr. Edwn Fowler, 67, of Ellijay, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. He is survived by son, Sammy Fowler, of Ellijay; daughter, Carrie Fowler, of Jasper; brothers, Ruel Fowler, Charles Fowler, L.C. Fowler, Roy Fowler, all of Ellijay; sister, Lethel Weaver, of Ellijay; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at 2 p.m., from the Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Hollifield and the Rev. Russell Burt officiating. Interment will be in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will meet with friends Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and request no food be brought to the funeral home. Condolences can be made at Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Larry Lassiter Mr. William Larry Lassiter, 61, of Powder Springs, formerly of Ellijay, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He is survived by wife of 36 years, Donna Lassiter; sons, Todd Lassiter, Clint Lassiter and their wives Estee and

Gary & Patty Headley 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, Country and Gospel Musical Shows to fit your Audience and Special Occasion

(863) 581-1210

Ellijay’s Home Center

Happy Hour Daily 4:30–7:30 p.m. Let our new professional bartender Nick, personalize your favorite cocktail.

Saturdays: Slow Roasted Prime Rib King cut $14.95 • Queen cut $ 12.95 Includes baked potato and a house salad.

Open Every Sunday 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Bring your church bulletin & we will donate $1 to your church.

Featuring our new Rib Special: Full Rack $17.95 • Half Rack $10.95 Pulled Pork Platter $7.95. Includes baked beans, homemade slaw and bread. Already receiving raves from our customers.


Book Your Holiday Parties Now! (706) 635-2671 3036 Yukon Road Ellijay, GA

Yukon Rd.

Lunch Hours: Tuesday– Sunday, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Dinner Hours: Tuesday– Saturday, 4:30–10 p.m. GUARANTEED FAST SERVICE!


Merle Norman Burger King 515

As always all our entrees are made in house using only the freshest ingredients and served with our personalized, friendly service. In the Wal-Mart Plaza, across from Lowe’s, Ellijay


Reservations Recommended Friday & Saturday Nights

Tue. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Home Center

Keep Them Healthy! ANIMAL HEALTH PRODUCTS Wormers Vaccines Medications

Ellijay’s Home Center


Mon. - Sat. 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (formerly Builders Choice)

420 Industrial Blvd. • Ellijay 706-635-8004 Home Center

Well Drinks Half Price • Selected Draft Beer Always $1 Wings & a Draft $5.95

Piano Music Friday & Saturday Nights! Bar Open All Day Saturdays for College Football! Design your own menu for business or civic group.

Home Center


Home Center

Home Center

Come see us hand-toss our secret recipe pizza dough, baked in an authentic wood oven and voted the very best in town.

Mrs. Hazel Dickerson, 71, of Ellijay, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Marion and Douglas Ferrell, of Jasper. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Chad Kelly officiating. Interment will be in the Yukon Cemetery. The family will receive friends until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences can be made at Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Complete dinner includes a seafood or meat pasta dish, house salad, and foccacia.

Mrs. Hazel Dickerson

Home Center

Early Bird Specials, $8.95, 4:30–6 p.m. Tuesday– Thursday,

Andrea; brother, Buddy; and sister, Nancy. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps and served his country in the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart. H e was employed by Lockheed Martin Company in Marietta for the past 30 years. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna with Dr. Gil Watson officiating. Interment was in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” charity. Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna was in charge of arrangements.


Home Center

Mr. Emuel Benjamin Burgess, 76, of Chatsworth, formerly of Ellijay, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. He was born May 7, 1933, in Gilmer County to the late Glenn Burgess and Mattie Davis Burgess. He worked in the food service industry and was a member of the Banks Chapel Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by sister, Meleanies DeFoor and brother, Cecil Burgess. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Kelley Burgess, of Ellijay; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Ricky Elrod, of Chatsworth; brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Emmett and Rosa Lee Burgess, of Ellijay; sister and brother-in-law, Leoma and Frank Quarles, of Ellijay; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Emmett Burgess, the Rev. Billy Dotson and the Rev. John Bagley officiating. Music was by Kayla Young, Ethan Smith and the Rev. Emmett and Rosa Lee Burgess. Pallbearers were Mark Bailey, Terry Smith, Terry Payne, Billy Davis, Donnie Burgess and Bobby DeFoor. Honorary pallbearers were Ruel DeFoor, Ronnie Burgess and Mike Quarles. Interment was in the Dovers

Marie and Jim Hoff, of Bismarck, N.D.; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the Gideon’s International Ellijay Camp, P.O. Box 1704, Ellijay, GA 30540. A private family graveside service was held. Condolences can be left a Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




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College Post Game Entertainment Tonight College Football “Regional Coverage - Teams TBA” z{| Sports Zone Footbl z{| (HD) (N) Saturday ETC 3 Focus on Hans Cooks Those Who Served Partin Heart of North Let’s Get ETC3 This Comedy X-It Special Excellence the South Family the Home Georgia Crafty Week Shop (3:30) College Football UGA Dawg Show: College Football Florida Gators at Louisiana State Fighting Tigers from CBS Atlanta Cold Case “Teams TBA” z{| (HD) Postgame Tiger Stadium z{| (HD) News ab (HD) FOX5 News at 6:00 Access Hollywood af Cops af Cops af America’s Most Wanted: FOX5 News at 10:00pmTALKSHOW with (N) America Fights Back (N) Spike Feresten ab (5:00) 2009 MLB Playoffs “Teams TBA” z{| 2009 MLB Playoffs “Teams TBA” z{|

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Wheel of Jeopardy! WWE Smackdown! (HD) 11Alive That ‘70s Friends af Raymond Fortune (N) (N) (HD) News at 10 Show af af News NBC Nightly News Extra af (N) Law & Order “Great Dateline NBC (N) The Jay Leno Show ab News Tonight News Satan” ab (N) (HD) (N) (HD) Show (N) Special Report The FOX Report The O’Reilly Factor (N) Hannity (N) On the Record (N) The O’Reilly Factor SportsCenter (HD) NFL Live College Football Live College Football Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Nevada Wolf Pack z{| (HD) Numb3rs ab (HD) CSI: NY ab (HD) CSI: NY ab (HD) Hitch aac (‘05) Will Smith. rsx (HD) Fun with Dick & Jane Wizards Wizards Wizards Wizards Wizards (N) On Deck Phineas Phineas Wizards Hannah Phineas So Raven Grey’s Anatomy ab Sherri (N) Rita Rocks Project Runway ab DietTribe af (N) Project Runway ab Models Will ab Little House on Prairie Little House on Prairie Little House on Prairie An Officer and a Gentleman aaac (‘82) Richard Gere. not Roseanne Prince Prince Home Videos af Home Videos af Home Videos af Home Videos af The 700 Club Holmes on Homes Hse Hunt Hunters Property Property Hunters Bang (N) Hse Hunt Hse Hunt Unsellable 1st Place Cash Cab Cash Cab It’s Made It’s Made Deadliest Season af Deadliest Season af Deadliest Season af Deadliest Season af Battles B.C. af (HD) Modern Marvels af Modern Marvels (HD) MysteryQuest af Lock N’ Load (N) (HD) Deep Sea Salvage (HD) CSI: Crime Scene (HD) Kung Fu Hustle aaa (‘04) Stephen Chow. UFC Unleashed (HD) UFC Unleashed (HD) UFC Unleashed (HD) NCIS ab (HD) NCIS “Family” ab (HD) NCIS “Ex-File” ab (HD) Monk af (N) psych ab (N) Law & Order ab (HD) Three Sons Three Sons Happy Days Happy Days Fam. Ties Fam. Ties Early Edition af Wretched CBN News Happy Days Happy Days Lonesome Dove aaaa (‘89) Robert Duvall. Any Given Sunday aac (‘99) Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz. not (HD) Sabretooth I Love Lucy I Love Lucy I Love Lucy I Love Lucy Touched by an Angel Riding the Bus with My Sister a (‘05) pqw Gold Girl Gold Girl Friends ‘Til the End aa (‘97) Shannen Doherty. Movie Movie Norma Rae aaac (‘79) Sally Field, Ron Leibman. (:16) How Green Was My Valley aaac (‘41) Walter Pidgeon, (:46) How Green Was My Valley pqv Maureen O’Hara. pqw aaac (‘41) Walter Pidgeon. pqw Shipwrecked aa (‘90) Stian Smestad. pqv 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea aaa (‘54) Kirk Douglas, James Mason. nou Blackbeard’s Ghost (‘68) (5:45) Assassins aa (‘95) Sylvester Stallone, The Game Plan aac (‘07) Dwayne Johnson, National Treasure: Book of Secrets aaa (‘07) Antonio Banderas. not Madison Pettis. pqv Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight. pqv Stardust aaac (‘07) Inside the NFL “’09-’10 Nurse WEEDS Californi- Californi- Dexter “Remains to Be Inside the NFL “’09-’10 Claire Danes. rsx Week 5" af (HD) Jackie (HD) (HD) cation cation Seen” (HD) Week 5" af (HD) (5:30) One Missed Call Joe Buck Live “9/09" Wanted aaa (‘08) James McAvoy, Real Time with Real Time with a (‘08) rsx (HD) (HD) Morgan Freeman. not (HD) Bill Maher (N) (HD) Bill Maher (HD) Sex and the Young Guns aac (‘88) Emilio (:15) Black Knight ac (‘01) Martin Lawrence, The Dark Knight aaaa (‘08) Christian Bale, City aa Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland. not (HD) Marsha Thomason. rsx (HD) Heath Ledger. rsx (HD)

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Rain and humidity can lead to mold and mildew problems by Renee Dotson County Extension Coordinator

The rain makes plants grow, but not all growth is good. If you suffered from the flooding waters, you may also find yourself suffering from the growth of mildew and mold in your home. Many times the first sign of problems is a musty or dank smell. You may see discoloration, stain or fuzzy growth along with the smell. So, if you notice the smell, go on the hunt for the culprit. To keep the growth of mold and mildew to a minimum or to possibly prevent it, run the air conditioner

and keep the windows closed. This helps to keep the damp air from entering the house. Air conditioner, dehumidifiers or fans will help remove some of the moisture and keep the indoor humidity below 60 percent. Remember to turn on the exhaust fans in the bathroom when taking a shower and the kitchen fan when cooking, both of these activities creates moisture, which needs to be removed if possible. Pay special attention to your clothes closet. If the closet is jam packed full, the door is usually kept closed and there is little circula-

tion, you might notice the growth of fuzz on some of the things. The best thing to do is to leave the door open, try to allow for some air circulation between the clothes, etc. Pay attention to the crawl space. The longer water sits under there, the higher the chance for having mold problems. If a home, garage or basement has flooded, the water damage is not just to the floor, but can be in the wallboard and insulation. What to do if even at trying your best you have problems with mildew/mold growth? If you decide to tackle a large area make sure you are prepared. 1. Wear long sleeves, long

pants, close-toed shoes, gloves, a mask and a hat when cleaning up large quantities of mold. Wash these clothes as soon as you’re done cleaning. Don’t wash them with other clothes. 2. Use a mild detergent mixed with water to wash mold off hard surfaces. Borax inhibits mold growth. Or, use a solution of either mild bleach and water or borax and water. With both, mix one-half cup of bleach or borax with 1 gallon of water. Borax inhibits mold growth. Put the solution in a bottle and spray the infected area lightly before wiping clean. Don’t saturate the wall.

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When those beautiful autumn leaves have blown from the trees and become unsightly brown masses in your lawn and other areas, don’t fret and don’t burn. Simply build a pile and recycle this material into organic matter through the composting process. When you clean up the garden, yard, flower beds or other outside areas, don’t forget that almost all of this plant material, too, can be added to the compost pile. Good compost is especially useful for improving soils that are low in organic matter. Although it does add some nutrients, the main benefit of compost is improving the soil’s physical condition. Fall is a great time for composting because of the abundance of leaves to add to the pile. Here are some simple rules to follow in composting:

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size smaller than 3 feet wide by 3 feet high isn’t recommended. It’s much too small to heat up and decompose the material properly. It’s best not to go over 5’x5’x5’. Containing the pile: Some means to contain the material is best. But the sides of the bin should allow free air movement into the material. The best bin material is probably 2-inch-by-4-inch fencing 3 feet high. If you don’t want to use anything at all, though, just pile up the composting material. That will work, too. Constructing the pile: You don’t have to construct the pile all at once. Begin by spreading an 8-to-12-inch layer of organic material over the area. On top of this, spread one cup of complete garden fertilizer or a couple of shovelfuls of manure. You can also add a light layer of soil. The best activator for compost is old compost. Continue to alternate layers. As each is complete, water it thoroughly. Keep the pile moist, but not soggy. You can hasten the decomposition if you turn the pile every few weeks. If you don’t choose to turn it or can’t, don’t worry it will still decompose; it will just take longer. Using compost: Compost is ready for use when the material turns dark and becomes crumbly. Finished compost will have lost much of its original identity and will have an “earthy” smell. Normally, five to eight months will be required to finish compost, depending on the material used and the heat and moisture available during the composting period. Apply the compost to garden soil at the rate of four bushels per 100 square feet.

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Canton resident awarded Scholarship The Jimmy Mitchell Memorial Scholarship fund for 2009 has been awarded to Christen Denson, of Canton, by Jenny Mitchell. This scholarship is

3. Washable fabrics infected with mildew should be washed in the washing machine in the hottest water safe for the fabric. 4. Tear out carpet and padding that have been in flood water. It’s almost impossible to get mold and mildew out of soft flooring materials. You will probably have to replace them. 5. Hire a certified mold removal specialist in extreme cases, especially if water has saturated the walls and insulation. This is especially important for people with respiratory problems, immune deficiencies or other illnesses. It is important to remem-




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Arrest report Gilmer County Detention Center bench warrant, fleeing Sept. 29 •Stokes, Bobby Darren, 36, violation of TPO, stalking warrant pending •Upchurch, Corey Michael, 25, probation violation •Conner, Jamie Elaine, 28, holding for court •Reves, Heather Briana, 28, bench warrant Sept. 30 •Fowler, Jamie Dewayne, 33, disorderly conduct •King, Ilvert Isaiah, 30, DUI, failure to drive within single lane •Scott, Teela Nicole, 24, court ordered to serve 48 hours Oct. 1 Johnson, Rachelle Marie, 19, battery, F.V. •Merrill, Jody J., 51, driving while license withdrawn, open container in vehicle •Rios, Hector Josue Sanchez, 25, DUI, drugs/alcohol, failure to drive within single lane, open container in vehicle, driving without license •Aaron, Matthew Numan, 33, disorderly conduct •Coker, William Waverly, 20, injuring, tearing down, destruction •Eason, Tara Lynn, 41, DUI first offense, DUI (less safe),

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Ralph C. Barker earns top honors at NCL Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Cruise Line is proud to announce that Ralph Barker is among the first to graduate from its new online travel agent university, NCL University. This progressive, state-ofthe-art online school is geared to deliver an enhanced level of knowledge and insight into Freestyle Cruising - NCL’s popular style of cruising, as well as NCL destinations, NCL ship programs and operations, and many other behind-thescenes elements not available anywhere else. Each graduate is required, within one year, to earn a minimum number of credits through a choice of accredited courses and electives. The rigorous curriculum includes testing at every level in order to move forward. Norwegian Cruise Line’s online university opened its virtual doors in 2008 and is one of the most innovative and successful programs available to travel agents today. With thousands of

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“Shall Not Be Infringed” You understand those words, why doesn’t our government? Your right to protect self, family, and property are continually under attack. Do you know your rights? Georgia’s no-compromise Want to help protect them? voice for gun owners. is the premier Second Amendment rights organization in Georgia. Visit us at Rich Mountain Traders October 10 to find out more! www.GeorgiaCarry.Org - a grass-roots, volunteer organization working for the rights of all Georgians.

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Rd., Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 4 •Armed robbery, Highland Crossing, Sgt. B. Patterson •Drugs, Gilmer County, Dep. G. Loper There were 1,713 reports the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, these are the highlights.



endangerment of child under 14 Oct. 2 •Brannon, Gary Paul, 38, sex offenders registry violation, false statements, probation violation, two counts •Paige, Robert Leslie, 49, bench warrant •Rice, William Anthony, 46, bench warrant •Scott, Joseph Ray, 28, court order, serve 48 hours •Starks, Johnny Lee, 18, rape, enticing a child for indecent purposes, kidnapping, child molestation, aggravated child molestation •Dunnivan, James Michael Neil, 28, superior court bench warrant Oct. 3 •Keys, Rebecca Lynn, 36, battery, cruelty to children •Patterson, Ricky Eldon, 49, obstruction of an officer, violation of probation •Brown, Gregory T., 19, obstruction of an officer •Vinente, Martin, 19, driving without license, wrong turning position, signals required, disorderly conduct Oct. 4 •Resendez, Olivia, 25, driving without license, reckless driving

County Sheriff’s Office •Livestock incident, Pisgah Rd., Dep. S. Thompson •Theft report, Roundtop Rd., Dep. R. Hilton •Theft report, Roundtop Rd., Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office •Theft report, Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office •Juvenile problems, Sanford

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In accordance with the Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70), the Times-Courier requests a weekly listing of persons booked or ticketed on charges in Gilmer County. The Gilmer County Sheriff's Department, the East Ellijay Police Department and the Ellijay Police Department provide the following information for publication in compliance with Georgia law. Names are spelled as they were received from the law enforcement agencies. It is important to remember that the following individuals have been charged only and are presumed innocent until such time as they are found guilty by a court or enter a guilty plea. The following arrests were reported: name, charges: Sept. 27 •Schell, Jon Alfred, 18, criminal trespass, F.V., under age consumption Sept. 28 •Coram, Harley Eugene, 22, probation violation •Mull, Thomas Daniel, 33, cruelty to children, third degree, battery, F.V. •Patterson, Joe David, 35,

Rd., Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 1 •Fight, emergency room, Dep. T. Long •Prowler, John Call Rd., Dep. C. Turner •Burglary, Oscar Court, Dep. J. Knight •Burglary, Gilmer County, Gilmer County Sheriff ’s Office •Domestic problem, Hwy. 52 East, Dep. J. Knight •MVA, high school parking lot, Dep. S. Smith •MVA, Hwy. 52 East, Dep. J. Knight •MVA, Bobcat Trail, Dep. G. Ellis •Livestock incident, Gilmer county, Dep. C. Turner •Intoxicated person, Old Flat Creek, Dep. G. McClure •Disturbance, emergency room., Dep. G. McClure Oct. 2 •Fight, Yukon Court, Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office •Domestic problem, Hillsdale Dr., Sgt. B. Crump •Weapon, Clear Creek Middle School, Dep. S. Shayowitz •MVA, Oak Hill, Sgt. B. Crump •Theft report, Parris Rd., Lt. K. Wiggins •Juvenile problems, city park, Dep. S. Smith •Juvenile problems, tennis courts, Dep. S. Smith •Juvenile problems, McDonald’s, Dep. S. Thompson •Stolen vehicle, Tails Creek, Dep. R. Hilton •Shots fired, Zenith Trail, Dep. D. Dover Oct. 3 •Burglary, Chattle Way, Dep. D. Dover •Domestic problem, Aaron Court, Sgt. B. Patterson •MVA, Laurel Ridge, Dep. S. Camp •MVA, Gilmer County, Sgt. B. Crump •MVA, Old Hwy. 5 South, Dep. R. Hilton •MVA, Hwy. 382, Gilmer

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Gilmer County Sheriff ’s Office •Livestock incident, Hwy. 382, Dep. G. Ellis •Livestock incident, Gunstock Creek, Dep. J. Knight •Theft report, Legion Rd., Dep. G. Ellis •Theft report, Forestry Hill, Dep. G. McClure •Juvenile problems, Clear Creek, Dep. S. Shayowitz •Juvenile problems, Pioneer Court, Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office •Juvenile problems, park and rec, Lt. K. Wiggins •Stolen vehicle, Dogwood


iff’s Office •Missing person, Gilmer County, Dep. G. McClure Sept. 29 •Fight, Ellington Rd., Dep. D. Dover •Domestic problem, Yukon Rd., Dep. D. Dover •Livestock incident, Hwy. 382, Dep. G. Dotson •Theft report, GHS, Dep. S. Smith •Shots fired, Mission Hill, Dep. R. Hilton Sept. 30 •MVA, Pickens County, Dep. M. Weldy •MVA, Absolute Storage,

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Sept. 28 •Burglary, Orchard Rd., Dep. D. Dover •MVA, Owl Town Rd., Gilmer County Sheriff ’s Office •Theft report, Tyler Dr., Dep. S. Camp •Theft report, Flat Creek Church Rd., Dep. D. Dover •Theft report, South Point Court, Inv. R. Clayton •Theft report, North Georgia Towing, Sgt. B. Crump •Theft report, Talona Rd., Dep. R. Hilton •Stolen vehicle, Crestview Lane, Gilmer County Sher-

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Breast cancer awareness annual Chocolate and Pink celebration Bread-N-Bowl Ministries Do you have breast cancer? Are you a survivor of breast cancer? Maybe you have had a family member or friend who has battled breast cancer or is battling it now. If you can say YES to any of the above, or would like more information about breast cancer, we invite you to attend a time of encouragement, strengthening, information and blessings for the journey of you or your loved one. Last year we had the first

Chocolate & Pink. Over 20 women were touched in many ways. One woman was having a double mastectomy the very next day. Others shared how they discovered their cancer, giving valuable information for those who had not experienced it, but wanted to be aware of how to detect it. Some shared the steps they had taken, their treatments, and how they were encouraged as they walked through the valley of chemo, radiation, and other treatments and medications. Everyone went away blessed.

We would love to celebrate with you and minister to you this year. Come late if you need to and invite someone to come with you. We will meet at the Bread-N-Bowl Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. We will have chocolate and pink desserts. We ask that you wear something pink, and for more fun wear brown (chocolate) and pink. For more information you may call Marsha Benson at 706-276-4091 or Stephanie Rowe at 706-636-1203. Directions can be found at

New clinic now open at Highland Rivers by Stephanie Smith, Secretary Highland Rivers

Highland Rivers will begin serving consumers at its Cherry Log clinic in Gilmer County, 18090 Hwy. 515 North, Wednesday, Oct. 14 and each Wednesday thereafter. Beginning Oct. 26 and every fourth Mon-

day of the month, Dr. McDaniel will see consumers at the Cherry Log office. If you have an appointment at the Blue Ridge office but wish to be seen in Ellijay, call 706-635-2739. The Blue Ridge office will be closed each Wednesday and the fourth Monday of each month.

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Children are pictured above enjoying balloon making during a recent event provided by KidStuff Around the World for Autism Parent Support Groups. Contributed photo

Family of autism: You‘re not alone! Kidstuff Around the World Kidstuff Around the World announces the formation of a parent support group. If you are the parents of a child with autism, you are invited to a free dinner and organizational meeting for a parent support group for Gilmer and Fannin counties

Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Ellijay. The purpose of this support group is to work

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MISSION: Dedicated to the Care and Treatment of Females of All Ages We want to welcome Dr. Rhonda Williams to the practice of OB/GYN at Women’s Specialty Center. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Yale University and graduated from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. She did her internship and residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and comes to us from Marietta, Georgia, where she had her own practice in OB/GYN. Dr. Williams will also be seeing Dr. Allison Ward’s patients while Dr. Ward is out on maternity leave. Dr. Ward will be returning November 2 and looks forward to seeing all her established patients as well as new patients. We also want to welcome Amy Mitton, Nurse Practitioner. Amy received her undergraduate degrees from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. As well as her Masters of Science in Nursing, she is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is an assistant professor of nursing at North Georgia College. She is married to Mark Mitton, who works at Community Bank of Pickens County. Mark and Amy have three children. Marlene Kattaron, BS, REMS, is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook in New York. Marlene has been with the practice ten years and is one of the top sonographers in her field. She has been a registered sonographer since 1989. She has experience in all facets of general ultrasound, with expertise in high-risk obstetrics and gynecology. Marlene has been the director of education of ultrasound programs for general students as well as physicians. Marlene lives in the Acworth area with her husband and two children. Women’s Specialty Center was started in 1992 by Dr. Vincent Molinari with the mission of giving the best healthcare to female patients of all ages. Our staff has been with the practice for years and gives the time and respect we feel is deserved by all our patients. Since 1992 we have striven to give the very best in healthcare for women and will continue to always make that our top priority. Our doctors are from this community and therefore, take more than a professional interest. They are genuine in their care for each and every person in this and surrounding communities.


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Lynn’s Zen Forgiveness by C. Lynn Perry I’ve been tryin’ to get down To the Heart of the Matter But my will gets weak And my thoughts seem to scatter But I think it’s about forgiveness Forgiveness Even if, even if, you don’t love me anymore. — Don Henley, “The Heart of the Matter” I think that there is nothing worse than feeling naïve and taken advantage of. And I am a professional at being naïve, which in turn

makes me totally hard on myself. Sometimes, I just don’t think I think like other people. Just last week a guy came in the office wanting to be a mentor for my program, and he even asked me over the phone if he could see the background check (because he was curious). I didn’t think anything about it at the time. His background check came back with a long list of infractions, along with a child endangerment charge. Needless to say he ain’t gonna have anything to do with my babies! He told me he was unem-

ployed, and wanted to do something to give back to the community to take up his spare time. I can respect that, ya know? Because having been unemployed for months before landing this job, I wish I had done volunteer work to fill up my spare time, instead of sitting around throwing the worlds biggest pity party ever. I’m now thinking that he just wanted to see what his background check would turn up in case a potential employer wanted to hire

North Georgia fall festivals, As temperatures and leaves continue to fall, North Georgia is heading into the height of the fall season. Whether the crisp air has stirred a craving for crisp apples, sorghum, and a myriad other homemade goods — or for arts, crafts, music and even gold — this year’s fall festivals are guaranteed not to disappoint. So bring the whole family and visit one — visit all! — of the areas’ one-of-a-kind festival offerings.

Cherry Log Fall Festival in Cherry Log Oct. 10, 11 and 17. First three weekends each October, the community of Cherry Log celebrates the harvest with the Cherry Log Festival. Serving delicious homemade breakfast and lunch, offering arts and crafts, homemade cakes, pies and canned goods, bluegrass, gospel and country music at the Cherry Log Community Clubhouse, 341 Cherry Log Street. 2009 Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay October 10, 11, 17 and 18 at the Ellijay Lions Club,

the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay, and Gilmer County invite everyone to come and enjoy the 38th year of the Georgia Apple Festival. There are over 300 vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. For more information visit Prater’s Mill Country Fair in Dalton Oct. 10-11. Mountain music, Southern foods, liv-

him, and wanted us to pay for it, which we did. A background check now runs over $50, and since our budget just got cut by $5,000 at the last minute, we really don’t have the funds to waste on people’s personal demons. So, I’m feeling naïve and used again. Forgiveness means looking at the bigger picture, and I realize that everyone makes mistakes, and everyone goes through hard times at some point in their lives. That’s probably why Hillary Clinton managed to forgive Bill. She obviously took all his good deeds into consideration, and decided that her marriage was worth saving. Maybe she understood that he was truly sorry, and that it wouldn’t be too much trouble to take an industrial strength stapler to his boxers and his undershirt. It always helps when the offender apologizes or seems

remorseful. But even then, some offenses just seem unforgivable. That’s why I’ve decided to do a little forgiving myself, and hope that people in my life forgive me for my infractions. Forgiveness, after all, is for yourself, and not for the person you need to forgive. They could probably care less. So, here’s a list of the stuff in my life I forgive: I forgive the man that tried to kill me with his Dodge Durango. I may not get around like I used to, and I have had to learn to walk all over again, but I am upright and above ground and have a new gratitude about life. It was an accident, and even though I know he really didn’t wish me any harm, he about killed me. I forgive Ben Affleck for the movie “Gigli.” How bad of a train wreck was that? I forgive “Tickle me Elmo”

for stealing my daughter’s heart when she was a kid. I forgive Steve, my former boyfriend of eight plus years, for leaving me for a woman 15 years younger then me, when he was 15 years older than me. I was supposed to be the younger woman, darn it! I forgive Keanu Reeves for stealing my daughter’s hairstyle. I forgive Janet Jackson for showing us her breast during the Super Bowl. I forgive my dreams that may never come to fruition. I forgive the guy that came into my office and got a background check done on our dime. I forgive everyone, and I hope everyone forgives me for my infractions. Forgiveness is a huge thing. Because forgiveness frees you … … even if, even if, you don’t love them anymore.

ing history exhibits and handmade crafts and original art of 185 artisans. Demonstrations including blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, rug hooking, woodcarving and hand tufting. Food and fun for all ages. Gold Rush Days in Dahlonega Oct. 17 and 18, when thousands come to see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 300 art and craft exhibitors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. For more information visit hp/festivals/162-gold-rushdays.html.

Heritage Days in Talking Rock Oct. 17-18. Town will be filled with booths featuring a wide variety of arts, crafts and antiques. There will be interesting demonstrations for the young and old, Blue Grass and Southern Gospel Music and good food. Go back in time by visiting the restored 1877 Talking Rock Schoolhouse Teaching Museum. Or, join hobbyists from all over the country in “riding the rails” in restored railcars. A caravan of railroad motorcars is expected to roll into town and stop at noon on Saturday. You can also enjoy a ride in a donkey cart, meet the Town Crier, relax with the kids in the park and check out the new mural. Oktoberfest in Helen Oct. 1 through Nov. 1 (every day). Beer, brats, bands and Liederhosen the Helen Oktoberfest has them all. Join the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States, which runs from

mid-September through the first weekend in November. For more information visit ex.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73&I temid=29 Sorghum Festival in Blairsville Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. Blairsville’s most famous event, Georgia’s official Sorghum Festival, is upon us. Sponsored by the Blairsville Jaycees. For more information visit m/ or http://blairsville for more Blairsville events. Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee Oct. 9 - 17. Each October, the nine-day event features exciting musical performances, educational demonstrations, a flower show and the ever-popular Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention. For more info: fallfestival.php.

Ritz crackers make me happy and content Loran Smith There are so many good things in life. Simple things that don’t cause heartburn and headaches. But you can’t find them on a computer or at a technology store. Things like a grandchild saying, “I wuv you.” Or a pretty coed, dressing the way I remember they dressed in another day. Or a football player who returns a phone call. Someone who says, “Show me the way,” not “Show me the money!” A grandmother who retains her beauty. A bearded man in overalls who takes great pleasure in fishing and inviting friends to join him. “We just have fun, and you would be welcome,” he says to a man too busy to take a break. I like it this time of the year. The fall means that the harvest season soon will be upon us. The older I get, the more I enjoy Halloween. Not the ghosts and the goblins, but the pumpkins, the cornstalks, the hay bales and the full moon. Most of all, I seem to enjoy my friends more in the fall. A libation by the fireplace —the



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bling, however, to learn that the idea of using the name Ritz was because “it conjured up the image of wealth and glamour.” This lowly and humble cracker was named after the Ritz-Carlton. What a misnomer! The Ritz cracker is a product for all ages, all classes. Perhaps it has stood the test of time because it is generally appreciated by everybody. I have friends in Atlanta, Don and Barbara Hemrick, who often are my hosts on overnight trips to Georgia’s capital city. Barbara has an old-fashioned cookie jar filled with Ritz crackers. As soon as I walk in the kitchen, I reach for a handful. I am content and happy afterward. You take the Ritz-Carlton. I’ll take its namesake.

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reflect on the times I have pheasant hunted in South Dakota where pheasant hunting is the best. The pheasant is the most beautiful game bird of all. When I look at my wall mounts, I savor the memory of hunts with good friends in South Dakota. South Dakotans are generous and hospitable and the passion to return never subsides. If you are into counting your blessings, you can give consideration to Ritz crackers, which are one of those things you can enjoy any time of the year. Just a simple product with enduring attachment. Ritz crackers have only been with us since 1934. I figured out why they are so good. They originated in the harvest season. In November. It was a bit trou-

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indolent flames causing you to reflect and to count your blessings. Just can’t wait for the first fire of the fall. Don’t have to make any firewood arrangements this year, a good news/bad news circumstance. First the bad — we lost a tree last year. A stately and honorable friend. With its regrettable departure, however, came the good news: a stack of firewood we will enjoy over the holidays. This harvest season, I am going to read a new World War II book. And offer thanks for those who gave their lives that our government and its people have the right to make decisions, even if they are bad. Can we not hark back to those humble and honorable times? All we have to do is adopt that time-honored 4-H Club motto: “Service Above Self.” The fall means quail hunting, and I have invitations to hunt in south Georgia. I am going to find a way to get there and walk the woods and fields and marvel at the splendor of the outdoors in Thomasville and other locales where the beauty of a bird dog-on-a-point is unmatched. When it comes to hunting, I

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Gilmer County Veterans Memorial Bridge All living Americans owe a deep debt of gratitude to those who served, fought and died serving our country. They served with valor, and many gave their all in order to allow us the bounty, safety and security we enjoy today. We need never to forget the sacrifices they made. Marble Veterans Pavers

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expression of sympathy, inevitably would come the words, “If there’s anything I can do to help, just let me know.” I would always reply, “Do you bush hog?” The sincere need for bush hogging is a constant in my life. I am always worried about getting the land around my house properly mowed and cut down. So, I figured I would take the time when everyone was feeling sympathetic toward me to ask for what troubled me most. See, you have to move while the sympathy factor is high. If you wait a day or two too long, you’ll be slap out of luck and goodwill. My brother-in-law, Rodney, after overhearing this question several times, came over, squeezed my elbow tightly and grinned. “Stop asking everybody to bush hog for

you.” “Well, they all say if there’s anything I need to let ‘em know.” “They don’t mean bush hogging, dummy.” “But bush hogging is what I need. I don’t need any casseroles. I’ve got plenty of casseroles.” He rolled his eyes comically, shrugged and gave up. The next person who came through the line was my childhood friend, Jerry, who helps to run his family’s big dairy farm a couple of miles from my place. Our friendship goes back so far that we were in the hospital nursery together. He was born the day before I was and his dad kept my daddy company in the waiting room while Mama labored with me. It is an old and fine friendship. I hugged Jerry and he looked at me sadly. He knows the pain of losing both parents. Solemnly, he said, “If there’s anything you need …” Before he could finish, I jumped in. “You have a bush hog, don’t you?” I grinned. I knew I had found the one to help me. He looked puzzled. “Yeah.” “Well, I need some bush hogging done.” He shook his head. “I, uh, I don’t know about that.”

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Dixie divas ‘If there is anything I can do ... ’ by Ronda Rich Daddy used to say that when most people ask, “How’re you doin’?” they don’t really care. It’s just something they say to make conversation. The same undoubtedly goes for the most famous lines delivered when sad times hit. “If there’s anything you need, just let me know” or “If there’s anything I can do, just give me a call.” After my niece Nicole encountered a challenging pregnancy that would put her on complete bed rest for months, she drew her own conclusions. “I have learned that the people who truly mean it, don’t just say it. They say it and then they do it without asking. They show up on your doorstep with food or to announce they’re taking the children on a playdate.” My favorite example of Nicole’s helpers was her


friend, Stephanie, who showed up one day and asked, “What can I do to help?” Nicole promptly put her to work, cleaning out her pantry. The ailing mama-to-be sat at the kitchen table, put her feet up and directed Stephanie as to what should be thrown out and what could stay. “You had her clean out your pantry?” I asked with a shake of my head and a chuckle. “Boy, you’ve got this down to a science.” Nicole shrugged. “She wanted to help and that mess in the pantry was driving me crazy. She didn’t mind at all. She sincerely wanted to help.” Of course, I am certainly not one to be making ill judgments. I have done the same. When Mama died, the outpouring of love and support was enormous. For two nights of visitation, a thousand people filed through the funeral home to offer their condolences. After the typical

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“Jerry.” I looked pitiful and sad. He chuckled. “Call me.” So I did and he did. Obviously, he was one of the people who really meant it when he said, “If there’s any-

Here is Buddy, a Shetland sheepdog mix with a merle coat. He is a friendly dog who will make a great pet. His shelter ID tag is 0900-09. Those interested should contact the Gilmer Animal Shelter at 706-635-2166 and provide the ID number for updated information. Contributed photo


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