VOLUME 14, NUMBER 33
Hiawassee, Young Harris & Tate City
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Targeted or Random?- Still Searching for Kristi Cornwell
TCSO Assist in Search Becky Landress Towns Sentinel Editor
More than a week later, the search continues for 38 year old Kristi Cornwell. The mother of one (a 15 year old son) was abducted during a walk close to her parents' home on Jones Creek Road in Blairsville on the evening of August 11th. Cornwell was speaking with her boyfriend, Douglas Davis, on her cell phone as she was taken. Davis resides in the Atlanta area, where he was while talking to Kristi. "A car is following me." and then cries for help were heard by Davis. He called Cornwell's mother, JoAnn Cornwell, as soon as silence rang from the earpiece. He told her quickly of what he had heard and she in turn, called 911. Since that fateful night, more than a week ago, a joint effort of
Tiresome week for TCSO
more than 17 agencies and volunteers have scoured areas in Union County for Cornwell. More than 100 searchers, including volunteers, scoured areas in Union County on Saturday, the largest search day thus far. The victim's cell phone was discovered on Saturday more than 2 miles from the abduction site by a man mowing his yard. The cell phone was found on Nottley Dam Road, in close proximity to a bridge over Lake Nottley and Highway 515 North. Since then, the lake has been searched as well as areas into North Carolina in an
effort to find Kristi. Family members and friends of Cornwell have spoken on National News Programs begging for any news concerning the whereabouts of Ms. Cornwell. The family vows to not give up. On Wednesday, the day following Kristi's abduction, Towns County received a request from the the Union County Sheriff's Office to assist in the search. Off duty officers had already been called in to assist with much larger than normal crowds in town due to the Moonshine Cruz-In Car Show. There were five Towns County Sheriff's Office Personnel sent over to our neighboring county to assist in the effort. On Friday, several deputies were dispatched back over. Cornwell was a graduate of North Georgia Technical College, holding a degree in Criminal Justice. Since that time, she had been employed by a state prison in see SEARCH on page 3A Blairsville, as a State Probation
Mtn. Moonshine Cruiz-In is a hit
Becky Landress Towns Sentinel Editor
Last week was a busy and tiresome week for the Towns County Sheriff's Office. The 1st Annual Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In held at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds was a huge success, bringing in visitors from areas all over the country. With the success of the car show, came traffic issues and crowd control, that fell onto the shoulders of local law enforcement. In addition to the large turnout for the car show, an abduction was reported in Union County and TCSO was asked to assist in the search efforts. "During this time, all Towns County deputies and detention officers who were called in to work many extra hours, whether in Towns County for the extra crowds or in Union County for the search, performed their duties in an excellent manner. Those involved in the search in Union County showed a strong concern for finding Ms. Cornwell, and worked tirelessly toward this goal in whatever job they were given." stated Sheriff Chris Clinton. The Towns County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Chris Clinton wish to thank these employees for their selfless dedication to their profession and for going above and beyond the call of duty. They would also like to thank Hiawassee Police Chief Jimmy Wright for his assistance and that of the Hiawassee Police officers. The Sheriff's Office would also like to thank North Georgia Golf Carts in Blairsville for the loan of a cart to use at the fairgrounds for the weekend's car show. "Last week was a long and wearisome one for our county and community as a whole. The Sheriff's Office would like to ask for prayer for Kristi Cornwell and her family in neighboring Union County." stated Sheriff Clinton.
Becky Landress Towns Sentinel Editor
Wal-Mart, the country's leading discount retail giant will be opening their doors to the areas newest location on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. The new store located on Highway 515, just west of Blairsville, near the intersection of Kiutuestia Creek Road, expects to serve thousands of customers from Towns, Union, Fannin and surrounding counties. The store was built with great attention to detail. The 158,00 sq. ft. building features detailed rock work, in setting with the area's mountain theme.
Rainer Arnold/ Sentinel photo
The first Annual Mtn. Moonshine Cruiz-In Car show was held in Hiawassee at the Ga. Mtn. Fairgrounds this past Thursday, Friday & Saturday. The show was a huge success bringing in over 1000 cars and 5000 visitors. Above is a very old Messerschmitt 3-seater and 3-wheeler that was featured at the show. See page 8A for story and page 4A for Letter from Promoter.
Deputy Marshall Receives MADD Award
Towns County Deputy Sheriff Mark Marshall received another award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his efforts at curbing impaired driving in Towns County. He had the most arrests and convictions for DUI’s during the last quarter. This is the fifth such award Deputy Marshall has received. The quarterly award is presented to a law enforcement officer in each agency who has proven to be the most productive at catching drunk drivers during each period. Every year, over 40,000 people die in accidents nationwide in which alcohol is a factor. Many thousands more are injured. This number
is down only slightly from the mid 1980s when almost 50,000 deaths per year were attributed to drunk driving. Education, prevention, and strict enforcement of DUI laws are keeping the numbers down despite a growing number of drivers. Thanks to the efforts of law enforcement officers, this number continues to drop. However, there are still an alarming number of vehicle crashes directly related to alcohol use. The Towns County Sheriff's Office wishes to recognize deputy Mark Marshall and all of our deputies, as well as other officers in the area, for their continuous efforts to battle this problem. Congratulations and thanks for a job well done!
Qualifying to begin for Mayor/ Council Posts Qualifying for City of Hiawassee Mayor & Council Post 1 and Post 2 will be open on August 31, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. and continued during normal business hours throught September 2, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. Persons qualifying for Mayor shall pay a qualifying fee equal to three percent (3%) of the yearly salary for 2009 or $1,240.99. Persons qualifying for each council post must pay a qualifying fee equal to three percent (3%) of the yearly salary for 2009 or Seventy Two Dollars ($72). Persons qualifying for these offices must be eligible to hold such office and must register to vote in the November 2009 Municipal Election. See ad on Page 3A
Celebrate One Year with The Glenda Gooch House On Saturday, August 22, 2009, there will be a celebration to mark the one year anniversary of the opening of The Glenda Gooch House located at 324 Walling Road. This hospitality house is located on the campus of Union General Hospital, serving our tri-state area. Since the opening, we have had 60 guests stay at the house. Our celebration will be between 11a.m.- 1p.m. There will be a John Deere Gator TS 2x4 on
A favorite returns to the Square
This Saturday, August 22 nd from 6-8pm, on the Hiawassee Town Square sees the return engagement of one of our favorite bands . . . “Midnight Express” See page 2A for more details.
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Wal-Mart in Blairsville set to open Wednesday
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Lake Chatuge Level
Lake Level: 1923.35 As of 08-18-09 at 11 a.m.
display and raffle tickets will be available at the following locations: UCB offices from Ellijay to Andrews, NC, Community Bank & Trust, Bank of Hiawassee & Blairsville, Nantahala Bank & Trust, Cadence Bank and Appalachian Community Bank. Following the celebration, the Gator will be on display in the lobby of United Community Bank- Main Office in Blairsvilleuntil the drawing on September 11, 2009. Please plan to join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of this important ministry. It has been a blessing to many. Refreshments will be served. The Glenda Gooch House is maintained by donations only.
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Alzheimer’s Support Group for caregivers and family members meet the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 in the McConnell Baptist Church Family Life Center.
Enotah Garden Club
Enotah Garden Club of Young Harris meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 1:45 pm. The meeting will be held at the Young Harris City Hall.
Chapter J of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) meets the fourth Saturday of each month (except December) at Daniel's Steakhouse, Hiawassee, GA. We eat at 11 AM followed by the meeting at 12:00. All motorcyclists are welcome and we look forward to seeing participants from other chapters. For further information, contact Chapter Director, June Gottlieb, 706-896-7403
Mountain High Hikers
Mountain High Hikers schedule two hikes each Tuesday, occasional specialty hikes, and regular trail maintaining trips- all in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and Georgia. Check the web site: MountainHighHikers.org for schedule and meeting locations or call 828-389-8240 for information.
Chattahoochee-Nantahala Trout Unlimited Chapter 692
Meets the second Thursday of every month at the Cadence Bank,336 Blue Ridge Street in Blairsville, Ga. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with fly tying instructions beginning at 5 p.m. for both beginning and advanced tiers. For further information call 828-3893016.
Hiwassee River Valley Kennel Club
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Brother's Restaurant on Hwy 64 in Murphy, NC. We invite all those interested in pure bred dogs and canine activities to attend. Call President Kit Miracle @ 706 492 5253 or Peggy Moorman @ 828 835 1082 for details.
Towns Co. Historical Society
Towns County Historical Society meets the second Monday of each month at the Hiawassee Senior Center (beside the Courthouse) at 5:00 pm. For info 706-896-1060, TCHS, PO Box 1182, Hiawassee, GA 30546 www. townshistory.org
Bridge playing is held at the Towns County Health Department downstairs, on Monday and Fridays at 12:45 p.m. Contact Eden at 706896-6921 with questions or more
AARP Driver Safety Program
There will be AARP Driver Safety Program Class taught at McConnell Life Center room 216 Hiawassee GA on 24 Aug. from 9:00am to 5:00pm a one day class. AARP’s Driver Safety program is the nation’s first and largest course especially designed for drivers aged 50 and older. It will help senior drivers to better understand their driving skills, vehicle safety and physical changes that can affect their driving ability. Completeing this course and submitting your certificate to your insurance company could result in reduction in your insurance premiums. The new enrollment fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP member. To qualify for the lower fee you must provide your AARP card. Non members may join AARP before enrollment by phone 1-800-6872277 or by internet www.aarp.org checks must be made out to AARP. All participants must register for the class prior to 22 Aug. Please call 706-896-1463 or 706-896-4806.
2008 Youth Co-ed Basketball The Towns County Recreation Department will begin registration for the Youth Co-ed Basketball League for children ages 5 thru 7. (Must turn 5 by November 1st of 2009 to be eligible.) Boys and girls will be placed together on teams. Teams will have volunteer coaches who will lead, teach, and direct their team. Registration will begin on August 17th and run thru August 29th. Fee for the program will be $25.00 per child (this includes a uniform). You must register your child and volunteer to coach during this period. For more information contact the Recreation Department at 706-896-2600 Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m.
FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION
The Towns County Food pantry will have a free food distribution for Towns County residents on Tuesday, August 25th. The distribution will take place at the pantry from 9am-12pm. Those that are in need are encouraged to come. If you are unable to pick up your food, please call (706)896-4783, prior to distribution day, so arrangements can be made to have your food delivered to you. All clients and inquiries are confidential.
ADVERTISEMENT OF BID PROJECT: YOUNG HARRIS MAYOR’S PARK FENCE PROJECT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Young Harris will open sealed bids at 7:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, September 1, 2009, in the Young Harris Council Room , located at 5187 Maple Street, Young Harris, Georgia for the YOUNG HARRIS MAYOR’S PARK FENCE PROJECT. Sealed bids will be received and accepted by the City Clerk until 3:00 p.m. on August 28, 2009 in the City Clerk’s Office, located in Young Harris City Hall at 5187 Maple Street, Young Harris, Georgia. The Work is to include: Furnishing all equipment, labor and materials to replace the current fence around Mayor’s Park. The City will furnish specifications. These specifications are to comply with those set by the Young Harris City Council during their Regular Meeting on August 4, 2009. An onsite inspection can be arranged by contacting Ken Hapner, Maintenance Dept... Manager, at 706-379-3171 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Bidder must be insured and bonded.
By order of the City Council, the 4th. Day of August, 2009: Shirley Jarrard, City Clerk/Finance Officer
VFW Fish Fry
2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 7807 on Sunnyside Road in Hiawassee. Come hungry! $9 for adults.
Lions Club Meeting
The Towns County Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Anderson Music Hall at 6:30 p.m.
Single Parent Support Group
Support Group to encourage uplift and change the lives of Moms, Dads and Grandparents who are raising children on there own. Introductory meetings will start every Second Tuesday of the month @ the Mountain Regional Young Harris Library at 6:30 pm. If you have any questions or if you need more information please Contact us at 706-379-9974
Towns County AARP Chapter 1859 meets the second Thursday of each month at the Senior Center in Hiawassee at 2 p.m.
TC Dem Party Meeting
The Towns County Democratic Party meetss @ 5:30 every 2nd Thursday of the month at Crossroads Restaurant. Meeting begins @ 6. Please call Kim Bailey for further information; 706-9942727 or 706-896-6747.
Bereavement Support Group - Meeting Changes
Welcome to a community bereavement support group. A place to share your thoughts and feelings and grow together with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. First Thursday of every month at United Community Bank, Small Community Room, Blairsville from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will only meet once per month. Facilitator: Suzanne Repp, LCSW. The group is presented by Regency Hospice and is free of charge. Please call 1-800-5778791 or 706-896-1251 for more information.
The Blue Ridge Mountains Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets the third Monday of each month at various area restaurants. All active duty, National Guard, reserve, retired, former military, Public Health Service, NOAA officers, warrant officers, and surviving spouses are invited to attend. For information please contact one of the following individuals, in North Carolina: Jim Ferrell at 828-3359203, and in Georgia: John Quinlan at 706-896-2430, or visit www. moaa.org/chapter/blueridgemountains
Drug Free Towns County Coalition
The Drug Free Towns County
CLASS OF '89 HOSTS '80'S BASH
The TCHS Class of "89 will be having a 20th class reunion on September 5th, 2009. The reunion will be held at the TCHS cafeteria. There is no charge to come to the event but we are asking people to bring finger foods or drinks. The Class of '89 will be getting together at 6pm. We also are asking all TCHS graduates and educators from 19801988 to join us at 7pm. Of course anyone in the class of '90 or '91 are welcome to come too. We hope you will come join us to share your memories of TCHS, visit with old friends, make new friends, and have an evening of relaxation and fun. We are asking people to rsvp. For more info or rsvp contact LaRanda Mauldin @ 706-781-5399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Favorite Returns to the Square This Saturday, August 22 nd from 6-8pm, on the Hiawassee Town Square sees the return engagement of one of our favorite bands . . . “Midnight Express” ! Due to injury and illness in the scheduled band, Mulligan Stew, Steve Phillips, leader of Midnight Express has graciously consented to a return evening ! Crowds are always amazed and delighted with the mix of classic and contemporary Country Music delivered by this exciting and funloving band. Their music and performance is professional caliber and you are guaranteed to enjoy this evening ! Concerts are presented by the OTM Committee, a group dedicated to bringing music and events to Towns County. Fresh Market in the Mountain will be selling their “yummy” BBQ dinners. Call 706-896-4988 after 5pm to see if weather has cancelled the Show.
Calling lively civic-minded volunteers for Fire Corps
The Towns County Fire Corps invites all members and potential members to come to the general meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 7 p.m. at the Senior Center in Hiawassee. The Fire Corps is made up of volunteers who aid the Towns County Fire Department in services other than fire fighting. We have helped with personnel files, labeling and recording equipment at the six Towns County Fire Stations, fixed dinners for firemen on their training nights, and held the much acclaimed Chili Cookoff, Fire in the Mountains, as a fund-raiser. At this meeting we’re organizing a workday for Station 2. Come find out what you can do to help our mostly volunteer fire department since they are putting forth their time, efforts, and lives to protect you, your home and your loved ones. You may also go to our website: townscountyfirecorps.org
CITY OF YOUNG HARRIS NOTICE OF QUALIFYING GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132 (d)(3), Qualifying for a General election shall be held in the City of YOUNG HARRIS to fill the offices of MAYOR COUNCIL POST 4, COUNCIL POST 5, AND COUNCIL POST 6 whose terms expire on January 6, 2009 at the Organizational Meeting. The General Election will be held on NOVEMBER 3, 2009. Qualifying for the General Election shall be held at YOUNG HARRIS CITY HALL, located at 5187 Maple Street, beginning at 8:30 A.M. on August 31, 2009 and ending at 4:00 P.M. on SEPTEMBER 4, 2009. The qualifying fee shall be $180.00 for Mayor and $36.00.for City Council. All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the General Election may register to vote through the close of business on OCTOBER 5, 2009. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. This the 3rd. day of AUGUST 2009. SHIRLEY JARRARD ELECTION SUPERINTENDENT CITY OF YOUNG HARRIS, GEORGIA
Coalition invites everyone to their Hoe Down & BBQ Fundraiser on August 29, 2009 at 6p.m. It will be held at the GA Mountain Fairground Upper Pavilion. Tickets are $20 and children 10 and under are free. There will be Western Style Square Dancing, the Virginia Reel and Line Dancing by caller Jim Duncan. Please call 706-896-0007 for more information.
Enchanted Valley Squares
The Enchanted Valley Squares dance the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Our first dance in August on the 14th, we will be back at the Towns County Schools Elementary Cafeteria. We dance from 7p.m. til 9:30p.m. Our callers this month are Clyde Couch on the 14th and Jim Duncan on the 28th. For further information call: Loyd Lee at 706896-5969. Hope to see you around the square.
13th Annual Marine Corps League Golf Tournament/ Presented by ServiceMaster, Inc.
Unicoi Detachment 783, Marine Corps League is holding its 13th Annual Golf Tournament at Chatuge Shore Golf Course on Thursday, October 8, 2009. Our tournament benefits local children, elderly, families and individuals as well as charities in our area. If you are interested in being a sponsor, a player or want more information about our tournament,
please contact Sal Laratta, Tournament Chairman at 706-7818900 or Walter Scott, Commandant, at 706-897-9610.
Old Fashioned Square Dance
Join us each Monday in Hiawassee, GA. 7:00 pm at the Senior Center (2 blocks behind the town square, beside the Courthouse, 48 River St.). Old Fashioned Square Dance lessons are free, this is not Western Sq. Dance but rather Big Circle (Shewfly, grape vine, etc.) with basic clogging demos too. Help us revive this lost art, come once or every lesson. Sponsored by the Towns County Historical Society, PO Box 1182, Hiawassee, GA 706-8961060, email@example.com
Towns Co. High School, Sept. 12, 2009 at 3:00 PM Mary Ann’s Restaurant, Young Harris , GA
All students from the class of 1969 and other classmates from the year before and the year after are invited to attend our 40th reunion. All of our teachers are also invited beginning 1956 to 1969 especially elementary teachers. For more info call 706-896-0973 Shelly or 706-370-1060 Lynne. Please RSVP and send donations to Class of ’69, PO Box 1182 , Hiawassee , GA 30546 email towns_county_ga_history@yahoo. com
A message from SAFE...
Just as kids should respect those around them, they should absolutely expect the same in return. Kids who feel respected from an early age are more likely to give respect. Unfortunately, youth – just like adults – often end up in unhealthy relationships. The facts about physical and emotional abuse in dating relationships among youth are alarming. Did you know that one in eleven youth reports being a victim of physical dating abuse? The good news is, if youth learn the importance of self-respect and respect for others at a young age, these skills can carry over into adulthood. This is why the Enotah Child Advocacy and Family Visitation Center is participating in Choose Respect, a national initiative developed by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), to help middle school age youth develop healthy relationships. Parents and other caring adults can make a big difference by doing a few small things. Some of the actions you can take include:
Involve kids in setting rules for appropriate behavior at home, school and play Talk with kids about the violence they see on television, in video games and possibly in the neighborhood. Teach youth how to solve problems. Praise a child when he/she follows through. Help your child find ways to show anger that do not involve verbally or physically hurting others. When you get angry, use it as an opportunity to model these appropriate responses for kids and to talk about it. Help your child understand the value of accepting individual differences. Keep the lines of communication open with youth, even when it is tough. Encourage your child to always let you know where and with whom he/she will be. Get to know your child’s friends. We would love to present this excellent program to your youth group. Please call Tracy Steely at 706-835-1637 to schedule a presentation.
Towns Sentinel 706-896-NEWS firstname.lastname@example.org NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be conducted by the City Council of Young Harris, Georgia at 6:30 P.M. on the 1st..day of September, 2009, in the Council Room of the Young Harris City Hall, located behind the Mayor’s Park at 5187 Maple Street. The purpose of the Hearing will be to receive evidence, comments, and recommendations from the public on the following proposal to amend the 1986 Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map of the City of Young Harris, Georgia: YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE PETITION TO REZONE MS. HAZEL NICHOLS PROPERTY: A petition by Young Harris College to rezone property located in the 17th. District, 1st. Section, Land Lot 119 of Towns County, Georgia, located within the City of Young Harris, containing 2.99 acres as more particularly described and shown on a plat of survey by Landtec Services, Inc., John W. Burch, R.L.S., dated 4/14/09 and recorded in Plat Book 38, page 254 of the Towns County Records from Residential to Special Institutional. If you need special assistance in order to attend this Hearing, please contact City Hall at 706-379-3171 before the meeting. By order of the Young Harris City Council this 7th day of July 2009. Shirley Jarrard, GA.CMC/ City Clerk
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AARP Picnic at Fairgrounds
The annual picnic of the Towns County Chapter 1859 of AARP was held on August 13th at the upper pavillion of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Special guests were Sheriff Chris Clinton and Robert Brewer, Towns County Extension Agent. Sheriff Clinton had a very timely message for the seniors on the day after a woman was adbucted in Union County while out walking at night. Several important suggestions were given: • Avoid walking alone, •Walk confidently and directly and at a steady pace, •Don’t wear shoes or clothing that might restrict your movements, and never accept rides from strangers. Members were lavish in praising the work of the sheriffs department and the positive results that have resulted since the changes in the sheriff’s office. Members were given individual
cards to enable them to reach the sheriff whenever a need arises. Robert Brewer thanked the chapter for the many years they have sponsored a Towns County student to the 4H camp at Rock Eagle. The cost has continued rising every year, and with the restrictions on the economy at this time, the gift was more appreciated than ever. Wonderful home baked goods were enjoyed by members and guests along with ham and fried chicken. Desserts were especially outstanding this year and everyone enjoyed the delightful breeze that filled the picnic area. The September meeting will be the 35th anniversary of the local chapter and everyone is invited to the Senior Center on September 10th at 1:15 p.m. The Community Service project will be school supplies for local students and some of the third grade students will be singing.
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Officer and she had also worked previously at the Towns County Detention Center. On Saturday, Towns County Sheriff's Office Officials were asked to provide information from the time that the missing woman had been employed by the Towns County Sheriff's Office. Also on Saturday, based on information found in Union County, the TCSO decided to begin checking Towns County roads and back roads on the west side of the county, looking for vehicles or other items which might provide clues or information to aid in the search. On late Saturday afternoon, a vehicle loosely fitting the description of one of the vehicles involved in the Union County search was spotted in Towns County, with the driver reportedly acting in a suspicious manner. A description of the vehicle was given to all nearby counties and deputies searched for the vehicle and the area in which it had been located. The GBI was notified and stated that if contact was made, the driver was to be held week in Lake Tahoe and a quarter side of beef. Gentlemen enjoyed for questioning. Deputies looked bidding on more than 50 silent auction items including rounds of for the vehicle until after dark onSaturday. On Sunday, deputies golf, cigars, a Big Green Egg and a Marilyn Monroe poster. Castaway Critters wishes to extend its' gratitude to all those who so generously donated to this event, to the volunteers who worked to make this event so much fun and especially to those who give of their time throughout the year to care for dogs and cats in this community who are seeking "forever homes" and a loving family. For information or to volunteer with this organization, call 706745-3601 or castaway-critters.org
(L) Sheriff Clinton speaks to the group about safety following the abduction of a Union County woman. (Below) The group gathers at the pavilion for a wonderful lunch of homemade goodies.
Second Annual Night in Las Vegas
The glitziest show in town last Saturday was the "Second Annual Night in Las Vegas" at the Ridges Resort in Hiawassee. While Elvis, handsome as ever in his favorite white suit, sang his heart out, two hundred guests took their chances at blackjack, craps, poker and roulette, all to benefit Castaway Critters, a not for profit, no kill animal rescue center serving Towns, Clay and Union Counties. Ladies dressed in glimmering garb and decked out in feather boas and multi-colored strands of beads, encouraged their beaus to win lots of "funny money" which was turned in for raffle tickets. Prizes included a custom pet portrait by artist Estelle Schwarz, a house for a
UCB-Union Co. Supports Second Wind Dreams Sharon Arnold and Teresa Moore of the Blairsville Marketing Department are on the Executive Board for Second Wind Dreams an international non-profit organization that enhances the quality of life for those living in elder care communities, and helps change the perception of aging. Recently they sent out an interoffice email asking for baby doll donations for the residents of the Union County Nursing Home. Susie Hooper, United’s Sr. Vice President of Human Resources responded immediately to the call. Her mother, Lillian, who passed away in April of 2008, collected dolls for over 30 years and Susie wanted to donate them to Second Wind in honor
of her mother. Susie’s father, Lake Hogsed was a bit sad at first to part with 10 dolls from his late wife’s beautiful collection, but when he heard what they were going to be used for, he was more than pleased as he believed Lillian would have been very happy to know others are going to enjoy the dolls just as she did. He was even happy to sit with the dolls before they made their way to Union County Nursing Home. A big thank you goes to Lake for his very generous contribution. Also, thanks to Sharon Arnold and Jimmie Sue Easter for donating some dolls for this very worth while cause. Lake Hogsed with some of his beloved late wife We are proud of all of you! Lillian's doll collection that he donated.
Chatuge Regional Hospital and Nursing Home Is pleased to welcome Emily Roach, M.S., CF-SLP to our Rehabilitation Team practicing in Speech Language Pathology. Treating patients with speech and swallowing difficulties.
110 Main Street, Chatuge Annex Building (across from Hospital) Hiawassee, GA. 30546 Fax: 706-896-4005
Notice of Qualifying & Fee City of Hiawassee
Mayor & Council Post One (1) and Two (2) Qualifying for the City of Hiawassee Mayor and City Council Post One (1) and Post Two (2) will be open on August 31, 2009, at 8:30a.m. and continue during normal business hours through September 2, 2009, at 4:30p.m. Qualifying will take place in the office of the City Clerk/Election Superintendent of Elections at the Hiawassee City Hall located at 229 Chatuge Way. Persons qualifying for Mayor shall pay a qualifying fee equal to three percent (3%) of the yearly salary for 2009 or $1,240.99. Persons qualifying for each council post must pay a qualifying fee equal to three percent (3%) of the yearly salary for 2009 or Seventy Two Dollars ($72). Persons qualifying for these offices must be eligible to hold such office and must register to vote in the November 2009 Municipal Election. The City election for Mayor and Council Post One (1) and Post Two (2), if required, will be held on November 3, 2009. The polls will be open from 7:00a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Towns County Senior Citizens Building. The last day to register to vote in the Municipal General Election and Runoff will be October 5, 2009. Absentee ballots will be available in the office of the City Clerk/ Absentee Ballot Clerk at a date that will be advertised. Wylene White, Ga. CMC City Clerk/ Superintendent of Elections City of Hiawassee, Georgia
were again dispatched to Union County to aid in the search. Ms. Cornwell had been married and divorced three times. All three ex-husbands and Cornwell's current boyfriend, Douglas Davis have been ruled out as suspects in the case. GBI Investigator John Bankhead stated to media on Sunday that such a lack of information is very frustrating in this case. "Is this targeted or is it random? It is very frustrating to not know." Registered Sex Offenders, including those in Towns, Union & Cherokee, NC, were investigated and cleared thus far. Any information, although it may appear insignificant, concerning this case is important to the on-going investigation and search efforts. Anyone with any information, or was in the vicinity of Jones Creek Road or Nottley Dam Road on Tuesday night, or who may have witnessed anything unusual, are being asked to call the GBI tip line at 706-8352902. Kristi Cornwell is a 38 year old white female, aprox. 5'5" tall, aprox. 150 lbs, brown hair and blue eyes.
Towns County Partners with Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy For many children, bedtime is a ritual that includes brushing teeth, a glass of water, and of course, a favorite book read by mom or dad. But many Georgia households have no age-appropriate books available for children’s growing minds. This problem is especially prevalent in low-income households – 61% of low-income families do not have a single book suitable for a child. A home without age-appropriate books is more than just an unfortunate byproduct of poverty. It is a condition that has broad ramifications for Georgia – most notably in children’s ability to arrive at school prepared to learn. One of the easiest ways to improve a child’s school preparedness is to read to him or her daily. A recent study shows that regardless of a child’s economic status, those who have books available in their homes displayed higher levels of reading knowledge and skills than those who had no access to books. In 1999, one Georgian, Robin Ferst, decided to make childhood literacy her main focus. The newspaper article that spawned her interest featured Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program started in 1996 by Ms. Parton for Sevier County, Tennessee. Each child registered in the Imagination Library program received a book each month until the age of five, paid for by Ms. Parton’s Dollywood Foundation. For the first three years of the program, books were distributed only to these Tennessee children. After reading about that program, Robin formed the Ferst Foundation with a mission to offer the Imagination Library to all of Georgia’s children by 2010. The Foundation strives to improve early childhood learning for every child regardless of income, race, religion or gender with the philosophy that any child who cannot read is at-risk. Now, after seven successful years, mailing more than 850,000 books to over 54,500 Georgia pre-school age children, the Ferst Foundation is striving to expand its presence around the state to include every Georgia County.
Towns County is the 55th community in Georgia to become officially affiliated with the Ferst Foundation. A Community Action Team has been formed with representatives from Towns County Elementary School, Lake Chatuge-Hiawassee Rotary Club, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC, Headstart, Towns County Family Connection and the Mountain Regional Library. Working closely with the Ferst Foundation, this team’s second year goal is to register every 3 and 4 yr. old in Towns County and provide a book each month beginning in September. Children will be registered through Headstart, Towns County Development Center and McConnell Baptist Church preschool. Hopefully, by 2012 all children under the age of 5 will be receiving a book each month through local fundraising efforts and the help of the Ferst Foundation. The cost per child (for 12 books each year) is just $36 and all costs are covered by money collected through donations. There is no expense to the parent or the pre-school. Not only will each 3 and 4 yr. old receive a hardback book, appropriate for their age level, but parents will receive a newsletter providing updates on the Foundation, helpful hints on reading to their child and other County-wide news pertaining to education and child literacy. Donations are now being accepted so that all 3 and 4 yr. olds in Towns County will begin receiving books in mid-September. If you would like to make a donation, please make a check payable to Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy and mail to Ferst Foundation, c/o Towns County Family Connection, 1400 U.S. Hwy. 76 E., Hiawassee, GA 30546. Any amount will be gladly accepted and all donations are tax-deductible. All money collected in Towns County is used for the children of Towns County and no part of the donation goes to administrative fees. For more information, contact Candace Lee or Byron McCombs at Blue Ridge Mountain EMC, (706) 379-3121.
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Chamber Appreciation Day Please join us on Thursday, August 20, 3:30-7p.m. for a drop-in on the Square in downtown Hiawassee for a Chamber Member Appreciation afternoon. We would like to say thank you for all your support this past year in making the Towns County Chamber of Commerce a success! It will be a great afternoon of networking with other Chamber
Members and meeting new friends. If you would like to bring brochures to promote your business, please do so. Hot dogs, lemonade, pop corn, music, door prizes and fun will be available. If you have business associates that are not chamber members, please bring them along. This invitation is also open to your family. /s/ Angel, Jane, Joyce Towns County Chamber of Commerce
Wow, a Car Show in Hiawassee ! A Moonshine Cruizin Car Show Editor: When we first started thinking about putting on a “Cruisin” car show in Hiawassee, we wandered if it would work. Having a grandmother, Zelma Knowles of Leisure Woods Park, who had lived here for over thirty years and three years for my mother, Susanne, we were quite familiar with Towns County, it’s mountains, it’s people, it’s weather. What a great place to live and/or visit. But a car show, we weren’t sure. For five years, Lisa and I have promoted (produced) the Emerald Coast Cruizin Show in Panama City, Florida in November with increasing success. The Emerald Coast show has become one of the top car shows in the nation. Growing from 500 show cars the first year to over 4000 cars anticipated this year. But Hiawassee, maybe....... Sure would like to try it!; would it work? Well, we did it, over 1000 show cars and more than 5000 visitors (over half of whom were new to the area). We loved it and couldn’t be more pleased. Wonderful people, smiling faces and a new type of entertainment for Hiawassee. And did I say Show Cars? What a col-
lection. Detroit doesn’t build them like that anymore. THANK YOU TO ALL! To the residents, city and county government officials, Lions Club, the vendors, the car restorers and many, many others who volunteered to help! And a special thanks to God for the mild, dry weather! “Sure, this is typical summer weather and the local folks won‘t stop being friendly”, I kept saying over and over again to the out of town visitors. A great place to be. For a first year, with only a few short months to plan, we couldn’t be HAPPIER! It worked. A win, win, win for all, my uncle Phil said without hesitation, Saturday evening. No one lost, only winners! That's what we were hoping for from the first beginning. “WE HAD A GREAT TIME, WE ARE ALREADY MAKING PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR”, we kept hearing. Who knows, maybe the area has another winner to go with the Fair, Music Shows and the fantastic outdoor recreation. Next year - more cars, more venders, more guests, more booths and even more fun. Though we’re from Ripley, Mississippi , it’s easy to say, “Yep, Lisa and I are pleased to call this our home away from home“. Sincerely, /s/ Rakes and Lisa P.
Displaced Tennis Loving Tax Paying Seniors Editor: Summer was going along so nicely for a group of nearly 40 tennis loving, Towns County tax paying seniors until the school bells rung and they were told by School Superintendent Dr. Behrens that they were no longer allowed to use during school hours the six beautiful courts located at the Towns County School property. Where are we to go they asked themselves? Well, there are four courts on Lake Chatuge by the Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds they said. But to their disappointment when they checked them out, they found them to be in total disarray. These primly located courts are the “Tennis Ghetto” of Towns County. Ironically located right next to the “Gem of the Mountains” playground and swimming beach. Times are tough right now economically. But we can afford to let the image of a vibrant Towns County be tarnished by not maintaining the amenities that we already have, which attracted taxpayers to our community in the first place. Well maintained facilities raise property values and keep our real estate attractive and inviting to prospective
home buyers. So even if you have never had a tennis racket in your hand, poorly maintained tennis courts affect you and your investment in Towns County. The tennis courts were originally a costly investment and it is poor business to let that investment go to waste. Many argue “that the tennis courts are not used,” but what they fail to realize is that “THEY ARE NOT USEABLE” with all the cracks, weeds and broken down and missing nets. Our tennis courts overlooking the beautiful Lake Chatuge, are a “Diamond in the Rough,” and could also be part of the “Gem of the Mountains” with a little tender loving care. Tennis players and Towns County property owners, make yourselves heard. We want to be “WELL SERVED” (excuse the pun) by having a well constructed and maintained tennis facility so that Towns County will remain a vibrant, healthy county that we all can be proud to call home. For more information and to join our efforts on this issue please contact Joan at 706-896-3224. /s/ T.C. Seniors Tennis Group, Joan Palermo, Bill Landis
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when God was dolling out mommies that they got lucky. I want all the readers of the articles that I write to think, "She must have put a ton of time into this...it is so well written." I want my husband to sit back at night and wonder how he got so lucky (yeah, right) and I want my parents to consider me a success, to be proud. In reality, some of that will never be, no matter how hard I try. It is simply impossible to please everyone and to be so good so often. I, just like everyone; am going to have my days that I don't want to get up and face that day. I am going pop a couple of frozen pizzas in the oven every now and then and that be dinner. I am going to let my kids eat too many carbs. I am sure my kids will wear a stain every now and then and I am going to misspell words at work. I am going to not be pleasant and fun to be around and my husband is going to look at me and say, "How did I get myself into this?" We are all going to have
Becky Landress What others think... We live our lives often times with this image of what perfect is engraved on our brains. I'm not sure where it came from but it is none-the-less there. Maybe television has a lot to do with it. June Cleaver set up disaster for many women that try to achieve it all. It is simply impossible to have fresh baked cookies waiting for hungry children everyday as they step off the school bus, and do it in heels and hair fixed to perfection to top it off. Reality is often just trying to make sure you get kids picked up on time or else make it home to meet the bus before it arrives. You see the Tide commer-
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cials where so many ladies spend countless hours trying to remove one single stain. In reality, I throw the laundry on and just try to make a point to get it out of the washing machine before it starts to sour. I often don't even get to separate whites and darks properly, gasp! The point is, we often live our lives doing the best we can to juggle it all and still remain somewhat happy in the process. Parents do their best to raise healthy, productive children. We simply don't have time to focus on the stain on little Johnny's football jersey. At work, we all have our good days and our bad. For me, I just try to achieve a day that is productive and where I kept a good outlook all day long. That is often times hard to do. I have always wished for others to like me; to hear my name and think, "That is a nice lady, always pleasant, honest and dependable." I pray for my children to grow up and think that
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those days and if we can just get to an understanding that there are no perfect people, we might all have a little better tolerance for one another. I have learned not to care quite so much about what other people think. The other day, my kids and I were in the car going somewhere, my littlest one and I started dancing to the music. We were laughing and having a good time singing along and swinging our hands up in the air when I glanced at my other daughter. She was crunched down in the seat acting as if she would just die if someone recognized her with her family of loons. I told her that she cared too much about what other people thought. She looked at me and told me that I didn't care enough. Maybe, I have achieved just the right level. I will continue to do my best in life. It will usually be Poptarts or cereal for breakfast instead of June Cleaver's homemade biscuits, bacon and eggs and I flat out refuse to serve it in heels, flip flops work just fine for me.
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Towns County Sheriff...Weekly Report
Chris Clinton Last week was an extremely busy one for us at the Sheriff’s Office. There were a few times when we simply did not have enough manpower. All of our deputies and detention officers worked overtime to assist with the volume of issues that arose in one week. Between directing traffic for and providing extra patrol for the car show and investigating and recovering a stolen semi trailer, searching for a missing driver, whom is now believed to be safe, having reportedly spoken with his cousin on the phone, and answering the usual volume of calls, we were also involved in assisting Union County Sheriff’s Office in the search for Kristi Cornwell. Cornwell, who was employed at one time as a detention officer with Towns County, as well as having been a probation officer, is known personally by most of us at the Sheriff’s Office. We would ask that you keep her and her family in your prayers, as well as the law enforcement officers involved in the search for her. It is believed that Cornwell was abducted while walking on Jones Creek Road in Union County. We are currently helping Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation follow out leads in the case. I can also assure everyone that all of our sex offenders were interviewed and their addresses re-verified this week, not that any are believed to have been involved in this tragedy but as a matter of an abundance of
precaution in assuring the safety of our citizens. We will continue to support this search effort until such time as we are no longer needed. I believe that all sheriffs of this state and nation must increasingly work together to assist each other in times of crises, as we all have a common goal of protecting our communities and the Office of the Sheriff truly is the backbone of America’s security. When a situation like this occurs it is imperative that sheriffs respond with help, as there simply aren’t enough officers employed by the state’s assisting agencies such as the GBI and State Patrol. It is in these times that I would encourage all of you to support your local public safety officers. We simply cannot afford to ignore the importance of local, community-based, public safety. For more information about the Office of the Sheriff in Towns County please feel free to call us at 706/896-4444 or come by the office located at 4070 State Highway 339, Young Harris, or visit online at HYPERLINK "http://www.townscountysheriffsoffice.com" www.townscountysheriffsoffice.com, where you can also leave an anonymous tip or sign up for our e-newsletter. You may also phone in anonymous tips to 706/896-3697. To sign up for our elderly call in program, call 706/896-4444 and speak with Vicki Ellis or Heather Whitaker. If you are going out of town and would like extra patrol for your residence while you are away simply call the Sheriff’s Office at 706/896-4444 or speak to any deputy. They will gladly fill out an extra patrol form and it will be given to each shift while you are away. Please keep us informed of how we may better serve you.
Breakfast with Congressman Deal
Breakfast and politics was the menu at the town hall type meeting on Saturday, August 15th at 9a.m. at Victoria's Bake Shop. Towns and Union County Republicans came together for their grass roots meeting. Healthcare reform was the main topic. As explained by those at the meeting, the reform project was described as being, "a disaster prescription". According to Congressman Nathan Deal, also a candidate in the gubernatorial race, "We are seeing fear and we are seeing anger and as I have indicated, they are both driven by a culmi-
nation of a number of things. As Sarah Palin has jumped on board and stated, 'Enough is enough!'" Deal and the Grass Roots movement are making a difference. As this article is being written, the death counseling clause is being removed from the health care reform bill. Yes, we can make a difference! Also in attendance was Sam Olens, candidate for Attorney General and Tom Graves for Congress. The Towns County GOP meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30p.m. at Daniel's Steakhouse on Big Sky Drive in Hiawassee. Get involved to make a difference.
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My Dog Saved My Life
Guest Article by Martha V. McKenzie
On Thursday, the 18th of June, I was walking my Portuguese Water Dog in my neighborhood as I usually do in the early evenings. My dog seemed very happy as he ran in circles on the grass in front of a home that was listed for sale. I called him excitedly as I said, "Oh Sailor, you are so happy." He immediately came to me full force. Before I knew it, he had knocked me down to the grass. I believe I blacked out for a second or two and when I came to, I searched for my cellphone that had fallen a few feet ahead of me. I had been talking to my brother, but only later found that out. I immediately called my son, and asked him where he lived. He said, "Athens, Mom." I argued with him and told him, "No, you are not in Athens." I pleaded with him to tell me where he was. My son realizing what had happened to me, told me to dial 911 and meanwhile, he would call my girlfriend. A wonderful lady on the 911 Line asked me questions but I couldn't tell her where I was at first. I only said that things looked familiar, but I didn't know where from or how. She then quickly asked me my address and I blurted it out to her. Before I knew it, an ambulance with five EMTs were there with me and they came with some other men. Sailor, my dog, stayed with me all the while. He would not allow the men to touch me. The next thing I knew, I was in the ambulance talking to one of the EMTs. I turned to my other side, and I saw Sailor in the ambulance with me. I said "Oh my Gosh, Sailor is in the ambulance!" The
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Peyton Lewis Owens celebrated his 1st birthday on August 1, 2009 with a construction themed party. Peyton would like to thank everyone that came to his party and for all the wonderful gifts he received. He would also like to say a special thank you to his daddy for making his 1st birthday cake, a 3-D dump truck. Peyton’s parents are Shawn and Ashley Owens. His grandparents are Susan & Reggie Kimsey and Rex Burrell of Hiawassee and Buster & Shelia Owens of Brasstown. Peyton is the great grandson of Clifford & Jean Cearley of Young Harris, Edith Garrett and the late Mitch Ingram of Young
Mr. John Thomas Chambers
Mr. John Thomas Chambers age 88 Shakerag Rd. Hiawassee passed away on Monday Aug.3,2009 in the Chatuge regional Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Chambers was born on Feb.26,1921 in Bronx, NY., the son of the late William Chambers and the late Elizabeth Gordon Chambers. He was a veteran of the US Air Force of WWII. John loved to play golf and softball. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion. He was loved by all and was a real gentleman. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret and an infant sister, one brother, William Chambers. Mr. Chambers was a member of Union Hill Methodist Church. Surviving Mr. Chmbers are his loving wife of seventeen years, Beverly Wiseburg Chambers of Hiawassee, one son, John Thomas Jr. of Cape Canaveral, FL., step daughter and step son in law, Susan and William Bongiovanni of Largo, FL., step son, William Dawson of New Hope, AL., one sister, Lillian of Ft. Myers, FL., four grandchildren, Christine, Donna, Amanda and Kelly, four great grandchildren, one step grandson, Jeff Dawson, many other relatives and friends also survive. Harris, the late Rob & Cindy A memorial service was held on Friday Aug.14,2009 at 2:00pm from Burrell of Hiawassee and the late the Union Hill Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Wilson officiating. Harley & Nina Owens of Special music was presented by the church choir. Military honors were Brasstown. conducted by the North GA. Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation,31 College Place Suite D Asheville,NC.28801 in memory of Mr.Chambers
51 years celebrated by Archie & Deloris
Archie and Deloris Chastain celebrated their 51st anniversary on Sunday the 8th with a family reunion at the Senior building in Hiawassee everyone had a wonderful time good fellowship together. We wish them many more happy years together. God bless you both and you’re family. beautiful plants, and colorful hardy mums, creating tremendous bargains for avid gardeners. Chairs of the International Food Booths are busy creating a fare that will entice any silver palette to sample mouth watering cuisine! Make plans to attend the festival, September 25 &
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Marty Jaycard, age 86, of Hiawassee, GA, GA, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2009. Marty was born in New York, NY, to Martin and Rose Jaycard. He was a proud resident of Hiawassee for over 30 years. Marty was a member of was of the Catholic Faith. He was a WWII US Army Veteran and a member of Boiler Makers Local # 5. Marty was preceded in death by his wife Marie Arrowood Denton Jaycard . Survivors include: son & daughter-in-law, Tommy & Louise Jaycard of New York, NY, and
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EMT said, "I know, this is a first for us too." My girlfriend came and took Sailor to my house. The ambulance took me to Chatuge Regional Hospital. There, they decided to run a CT Scan on me, to see whether or not I had a concussion. My doctor saw a mass on my brain. After consultation with other doctors, I was told by my doctor to go to North East Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville and be admitted by the neurosurgeon, Dr. Bruce Nixon. I was admitted, and had a MRI on Friday and they found a tumor the size of a large plum. The tumor that was on my brainstem was determined to be a type of cancer and could have been there for about 30 years. I went to surgery on Tuesday the 23rd of June. This is a common brain-tumor and is usually benign, as it was in my case. I had brain surgery and about 75% of the tumor was removed by Dr. Nixon. The doctor explained to me that I could have died with edema on the brain within six months. My balance had already been affected but I thought it was age. So you see, my dog Sailor, really did save y life and I am so thankful to be holding him today. I love him, and I always will.
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Real E st a t e Tr a n sa c tio n s
Towns County Real Estate Transactions Recorded June 29, 2009 to July 2, 2009 Ricky Lee Mull gave to Jessica Nicole Mull 4.72 acres Tract 4 of Hightower Acres Subdivision off Cowart Gap Rd. Stewart Land Holdings, Inc. (Robin L Stewart) released to Larry Butler 0.834 acres Lot 3 on Morgan Ridge Court in Morgan Ridge Subdivision Phase I. Larry Butler sold to MTR Real Estate Services, Inc. (M Bruce Garrett) 0.834 acres Lot 3 on Morgan Ridge Court in Morgan Ridge Subdivision Phase 1 for $110,000. Marion Arthur Mill & Judith Ann Miller gave to Marion Arthur Miller & Judith Ann Miller, as Co-Trustees of the Marion & Judith Miller Reocable Trust 2.103 acres Lot 5 on Sheep Cliff Rd in Riverstone Heights Subdivision off Owl Creek Rd. Clarice E Edmondson gave to Elmer Bud & Clarice E Edmondson 0.971 acres Lot 8, Block C at 3157 Blue Ridge Trail in Lake Forest Estates. Deborah Kay Groves Duncan, as Executrix of the Estates of Evelyn D Groves gave to Deborah Kay Groves Duncan Lot 42 in Sky Hawk Mountain Subdivsion. Deborah Kay Groves Duncan, as Executrix of the Estate of Evelyn D Groves gave to William L Groves & Deborah Kay Groves Duncan 4.143 acres Lot 3 on John Deere Lane in The Farm off Hwy 76 East for $175,000. MTR Real Estate Services, Inc (M Bruce Garrett) gave to Larry T Rentz 0.834 acres Lot 3 on Morgan Ridge Court in Morgan Ridge Subdivision Phase I. Kenneth R Henderson sold to Alvin Gibson 0.72 acres Lot 72 at 2198 Big Pine Dr in Hi River Country Subdivision Phase I for $65,000. Ruth H Heusel gave to Ruth H Heusel, Suzan Heusel Ledford & Leroy P Ledford
Towns Co. Arrest Report Recorded 08/09/09 to 09/18/09 Justin Christopher Blackwell, of Hayesville, NC, DOB 07/22/1986, arrested: 08/15/2009, charges: Criminal Damage to Property in the Second Degree. Daniel Lee Dyer, of Hayesville, NC, DOB 12/31/1985, arrested 08/15/2009, charges: Failure to Appear After Giving Bond Admission of Guil. Randy Delain Ledford, of Blairsville, GA, DOB 07/03/1988, arrested 08/14/2099, charges: Pedestrian Under the Influence. John Wendall Reagan, of Hayesville, NC, DOB 01/20/1959, arrested 08/15/2009, charges: Sentenced to Colwell. Nathaniel Levi Stepp, of Blairsville, GA, DOB 11/07/1982, arrested 08/15/2009, charges: Failure to Appear After Giving Cash Bond Admission of Guil. Alvaro Aparico, of Hayesville, NC, DOB 04/15/1980, arrested 08/14/2009, charges: Noise Violation, Insurance Required. Simon Aragon, of Hayesville, NC, DOB 01/28/1978, arrested
08/13/2009, charges: License Required, Surrender of. Donna Lee Beckett, of Young Harris, GA, DOB 08/14/1946, arrested 08/10/2009, charges: Battery. Nicolas Tapia Huerta, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 05/09/1984, arrested 08/13/2009, charges: Use of Safety Belts in Passenger, License Required: Surrender of. Gevado Vega Maya, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 06/28/1983, arrested 08/14/2009, charges: License Required: Surrender of. William Thomas Mitchell, of Young Harris, GA, DOB 10/01/1986, arrested 08/14/2009, charges: Pedestrian Under the Influence. Patrick Eugene New, of Warne, NC, DOB 08/17/1959, arrested 08/11/2009, charges: Failure to Appear. Charles Norman Richards, of Young Harris, GA, DOB 01/09/1936, arrested 09/10/2009, charges: Battery.
Come Join Us In Washington- Let your voice be heard
As many of you know, there’s a huge Tea Party,FreedomWorks, National 912 Project, Fairtax, ETC. protest and rally in Washington the weekend of September 12. The protest is against pork barrel spending, the present Healthcare Bill, CAP and TRADE , the ridiculous spending through the recent stimulus bills and over taxation.The North Ga. Patriots has organized a 3-day bus trip to Washington. They’ve already filled one bus, and are giving a few more people an opportunity to go on the second bus. The price is $195 per person double occupancy. Everything included except lunch and dinner. The bus will pickup on the morning of Sept.10th in Andrews, Murphy, and Hayesville, Hiawassee and Blairsville.The bus departs early on Sept.10th stops every 2-2 1/2 hours and will stop for lunch and dinner.
Arrival in Washington is expected approx. 8:30 P.M., on Friday Sept 11- one group will go to lobby Congress and the Senate regarding current Bills and another will touring the Smithsonian plus other museums and afterward everyone will go on a night tour of Washington, all of the monuments are lit up beautifully at night .On Sept. 12 Saturday The huge 9/12 march and rally takes place. A great line up of speakers and entertainment will headline the rally.Entire trip $195 per person double occupancy, except dinners and lunch. Breakfast is included 2 days.As of this notice there were only 16 seats left.Come be a part of this historic event.Call Nighta Davis Founder of the North Ga. Patriots to let her know you are going or if you need more information. Phone 706-896-9021.
1.669 acres on Bearmeat Rd at Garland Rd. Community Bank & Trust sold to Charles & Jeanne S Thompson, as Trustees of The Thompson Living Trust 1.069 acres on Standing Meadows Dr in Standing Meadows Subdivision for $45,000. Richard T & Melanie M Knowles sold to James A & Pat R Freeman Lots 25 & 26, Block A, Section 2 on Grouse Circle in Bald Mountain Park for $22,000. Kevin Lee & Beth Marie Swanson sold to Donald C & Sharon M Pickerill 0.51 acres Lot 23 at 1694 Stonecrest Circle in Stonecrest Subdivision for $279,000. United Community Bank sold to Thomas P, Jr & Kimberly D Boyd 0.91 acres Lot 17 on Red Bud Lane in The Woodlands Subdivision off Hog Creek Rd for $30,000. KSD, Inc. (Kevin S Dempsey) lost in foreclosure to Blue Sky Investment Properties, LLC Unit 503, Building 1401, Phase II of Sunset Bay Condos. Margie Carol Kaiser sold her interest to Candie & Mark Sellers Lot 9 at 96 Sims Rd in Hiawassee Lake Estates for $69,500. Richard Mark Kaiser sold his interest to Candie & Mark Sellers Lot 9 at 96 Sims Rd in Hiawassee Lake Estates for $69,500. Sherry Eller Shook sold to Michael Eller 0.60 acres Tract 2 on Hwy 66 for $50,000. US Bank, NA sold to James M Sims Building #9 on River Front Lane in Hiawassee River Camp on Hwy 17/75 South for $120,000. 20 Transactions Totaling $1,035,800.
Towns Co. Fire & Rescue Report 08/10/09 10:28 R-2 Brasstown Valley Resort 16:14 R-2 Woods Grove Rd 08/11/09 09:27 R-1 Brasstown Manor 10:40 R-1 Brasstown Manor 11:31 E-1,T-1 Hwy 76 E 21:25 R-5 Mt. Zion Church 08/12/09 14:28 R-1 Woods St 08/13/09 08:25 R-2 Phillips Rd 18:58 E-1 Hospital 20:10 R-1 Dill`s Food City 21:33 E-1 Hospital 08/14/09 07:49 R-2 Chicken Pit Rd 21:56 R-1 Ingles 08/15/09 07:00 Utility-1 Ga. Mtn. Fair 08:47 R-1 Hardee`s 11:15 R-1 Vista Lane 12:50 R-1 Justus Rd 20:41 R-1 Summit Trl 08/16/09 01:30 R-1 Hiawassee Estates 12:43 R-2 Hwy 76 & 66 Jct. 21:21 Utility-1 Taylor Rd
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Habitat Women Build
Towns/Union Habitat for Humanity Women Build recently broke ground for the first Women Build house. “Women Build” is a special program of HFH in which a home is built, not excluding men, but particularly involving women. Women who participate find a “comfortable learning environment” in which to discover and learn new skills and make personally satisfying contributions to a family with children in need of affordable housing. Men are welcome and helpful in the areas of subcontracting, supervision and such ancillary but essential tasks as fund-raising, media promotion and food service to workers. Approximately 40 people attended the grounding on Nottley Dam Road. The house will be built next to the house completed this spring. At the groundbreaking, Towns/Union Habitat President Larry Mancini introduced Father Wise, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Homeowner-Partner family of Kelly Hunter and Shannon Thornton, and their three sons – Dalton, Logan and Zackery. After the blessing of the site, the Hunter-Thornton family broke ground for their new home. The Women Build Steering Committee, Angela Cadieu, Denise Ashworth, Carli DeGolyer, and Elizabeth Lashley was introduced as well as Pat Parker, the lead contractor for the project and
Site Supervisor Steve Schucknecht. Foundation work is scheduled to be completed shortly. Our first two dates to begin the build are Friday, the 21st of August, and Saturday, August 22ne. The ongoing days to build will take place every Saturday thereafter. At that time will need our women volunteers and a few men to being the framing and build the walls. Women who would like to participate in this project can sign up on the habitat website, call the habitat office or contact Artie Hodgeson at (706) 745-5603, or Janice Boland at (706) 745-2798. We all have special skills, even if we don’t use them often! Anyone one with a desire to help is welcome to share in this extraordinary adventure, learn new skills and to meet and make new friends. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing ministry with the primary goal of providing simple, decent, affordable homes for selected applicants. Many children in our world have no such advantage, making this effort one of the utmost importance. The prospective homeowners give sweat equity and make a minimal down payment and regular payments on a no-interest loan.
Swallow Creek WMA Hunt Swallow Creek WMA Hunt Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources will hold an archery hunt Sept. 12 thru Oct. 16, 2009 on the Swallow Creek Wildlife Management area. Deer, bear, and hogs are the legal game. Hunter sign-in is required prior to hunting and sign-out of harvested game is required on the date of kill. Statewide limit applies on deer and bear. No limit on hogs. For more information on the hunting you can contact the Gainesville Game Management office at 770-535-5700.
Adult Coed Softball League
The Towns County Recreation Department and the Towns County Drug Coalition together will be offering an Adult Coed Softball program. The league will be for men and women 18 and over. (You must be 18 before October 1st of current year). Each team will consist of a minimum of 12 players with at least 3 females on the team’s roster. When playing games, teams must have a minimum of 3 females continuously entered in the game. You may form your team and register or if you are an individual wishing to participate, the Recreation Department will take your name and then place you on a team. Registration for the program will begin August 24th and run thru September 5th 2009. To register or for more information you may come by the Recreation Center or call us at 706-896-2600. Please remember deadline to register will be September 5th, 2009. All games will be played at the Towns County Recreation Ballfields.
Want some great deals?.. go to a Yard Sale Clip and take with you
SAt. 8/22 Antiques, tools, tack, misc. household items, clothes. 1800 White Oak Forrest Rd., in Hiawassee. 8:00-1:00. 706-896-7491. Moving Sale: World of Leisure Oak 3 Slate Pool Table $1000, oak dining set $500, Love seat, chair and ottoman $100 706 897 3730 Church Yard Sale
Sunday, 8:00am to 3:00pm. Blairsville SDA Church, 1325 Watkins Rd 1 mile east of Blairsville Lots of good stuff. Good prices. For more info: 706.994.6072
Extension Tips What's to be blue about blueberries?
By Robert N. Brewer, Jr.
They have minimal maintenance requirements, can endure cold temperatures and can grow without pesticides or pest control .Although it generally takes three to five years for a blueberry plant to generate a good yield, even the smallest of plants will produce some berries the first or second summer. (Blueberry plants will reach a height of 10 to 12 feet when left unpruned). Blueberries can be planted in either the fall or spring. Just keep in mind that the ideal time to plant blueberries is when the plant is dormant, before fruit appears. A few tips for blueberry growers: Select an elevated site to plant blueberries such as a hill. If one does not exist, plant blueberries in a raised bed. Blueberries need to be planted in a location that drains well. Test the soil before planting. Blueberries like an acidic soil with a pH range between 4.8 to 5.2. Space blueberry plants six feet apart. Plant at least two varieties for cross-pollination. Water the plant after planting and top the soil surrounding the plant with sawdust mulch. Remove all flower buds at time of planting to encourage strong root development. Weed early in the spring, before harvest season begins. Keep a 2 to 3 foot weed-free circle surrounding each blueberry bush. This has been proven to increase the yield of berries produced. Young blueberry plants can easily be damaged by weed-eaters. To protect tender plants, place a thick tree protector around the base of each plant. With a little care, an established blueberry plant will produce berries for 20 to 30 years before needing to be replaced.
Spirit wear for sale at TCHS
Towns County Varsity Cheerleaders. The Cheerleaders are selling their new “Spirit Wear” for the 2009-2010 school year. The Spirit Wear is available from toddler sizes – 5XL. Shirts are available in royal blue, grey, white and black. Short sleeve $10.00, long sleeve $15.00, sweatshirts $20.00, and hoodies $25.00. Also the cheerleaders are introducing sweat pants this year to coordinate with the Spirit Wear. Sweatpant orders will be available this week. Get you orders in early so your Spirit Wear will be ready for the first football game Aug. 28th vs. Rabun County. Please come by the front office at the school for order forms or call 706-896-4131 ext 0. See a Varsity Cheerleader, or contact Joyce Moss, Sara Morrison or Sheli Capeheart. Thank for supporting the Towns County Varsity Cheerleaders.
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Place Your Ad Today! Call 706-896-6397
New Classified Deadline is Monday at Noon Please check your ad the first week it runs. If there are corrections to be made, we will be happy to make the necessary corrections as well as credit your ad one week.
HIAWASSEE ANTIQUE MALL TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 460 N. Main Street Hiawassee. IS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR Open year round. Mon.-Sat. 10ADJUNCT TEACHING POSITIONS. 5, Sun 12-5. Antiques-Collecti- OPENINGS IN SOME AREAS MAY BE bles. 706-896-0587 AVAILABLE AS SOON AS FALL SEMESTER 2009. AREAS NEEDED Appliances ARE: FOREIGN LANGUAGE USED WASHING MACHINE SPANISH, SOCIOLOGY, AND dryer- both work well. SYCHOLOGY , MATH, HISTORY, P $100 each; 706-896-4580. AND ENGLISH. THESE POSITIONS Automobiles REQUIRE A MASTER’S DEGREE WITH 18 GRADUATE HOURS IN THE CASH FOR JUNK
WE PAY CASH FOR JUNKED, RUSTED & BROKEN DOWN CARS AND TRUCKS. CASH PAID ON PICK UP . ALL PARTS ON THE VEHICLES NOT NEEDED. CALL GEORGE DANESKY @ 706-455-1129 9/26-9/26/2009_____________________________
GORGEOUS ORIGINAL 1930 MODEL A FORD 2-DOOR CONVERTIBLE WITH RUMBLE SEAT. SECOND OWNERS. A SHOW PIECE! OWNER SELLING DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES. CALL 706-896-2616. 1994 BUICK LESABER EXCELLENT runner, $1200. 706435-0639. 2003 CHEVY PICKUP S-10, automatic, new air and new brakes; 48,000 miles; $8300, 706-896-9706. 2003 GMC SIERRA, DURAMAX diesel, Allison transmission. 90K miles, gray with gray leather interior. All the extras. $12,600; 706-781-7590. 2005 DODGE DAKOTA QUAD cab 4x4. Super nice truck, loaded. Aprox. 80k miles. New tires, maintained regularly. CD changer, power everything. V8 magnum. Room for 6 inside cab. Below kbb value $12,900 firm. 706-299-3159 or 706-299-1431, located in Young Harris.
DISCIPLINE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TEACHING. EXPERIENCE IN ONLINE INSTRUCTION IS PREFERRED. PLEASE CONTACT HELEN KILPATRICK FOR APPLICATION PROCESS. PHONE: (828) 8354201 OR E MAIL: HKILPATRICK@ TRICOUNTYCC.EDU. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 8/19/2009___________________________
seeks full-time Veterinary assistant. Responsibilities include: assisting with veterinary medical and surgical techniques, animal handling/restraint, animal ward and kennel care. Please send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com or fax to: Justin @ 706-8961563. 8/19-8/26/2009_______________________
Health & Beauty
MASSAGE THERAPY- IN THE comfort of your home. Licensed and insured. 18 years experience, call Gerri; 1 hour $40; Half hour $25; 706-896-6108.
A&R LANDSCAPE- DESIGNING, PLANTING and maintaining lawns and gardens. 706994-2457.
Lawn & Garden
BASEBALL/FOOTBALL CARD COLLECTION: SELLING entire collection. Lots of early 70’s, lots of late 80’s. Some Rookie Cards. Serious collector’s only. Big Discount. Call 706-8355081. KING KUTTER 60” FINISH mower $200 Craftsman 35/230 amp AC welder $75 Haulin’ 5x7 1/2” tilt trailer with sides $250. Call Larry Chandler 706-8356606. PRO-FORMANCE 740CS TREADMILL HAS 10 speeds with incline plus several readouts. Purchased for $750. Will sell for $200. 828-389-6181. TWO USED 30X9.50 R 15 TiresGoodyear Wrangler $25.00 pair. 706-994-4790.
2007 KTM 125: 10 hours, and never raced. Runs great. Comes with all riding gear. Call 706-897-8439.
PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING, BOARDING & Grooming, 1-4 week courses available, training service guaranteed, references abundant, GSD breeders. Located in Mineral Bluff, GA visit mountaindogboarding.com (706)374-9021 8/12-9/2/2009R____________________________
FIFTHWHEEL CAMPER FOR SALE 2000 year model 2 super slide outs in great shape use very little. 39 feet long and includes hitch. $8900. 706-4357861. GREAT YEAR ROUND RETREAT for camper or park model. 2 arge lots available beautifully landscaped close to Lake Chatuge and town. Mountain views. Now only $250/month ea. with 1 year lease. (706) 2074159.
A&R LANDSCAPE Residential, and commercial lawn care. Real Estate: Homes 2005 FORD FOCUS SES, auto- Plant, turf and grassing, lot matic, white, power locks, power clean up, mulching and retaining LARGE 2BR/2BA W/BONUS ROOM, 3 porches, 2 screened, windows, leather, well main- walls. 706-994-2457. carport, 1/2 basement, small tained, high mileage (hwy mi- Legal Notices pond on creek, outside bldgs on lage), runs great, in great condiacre+flat lot. White Oak Drive, AS OF AUGUST 1ST, Banister tion. GREAT gas mileage, tinted Bald Mtn Pk. 404-630-5713, windows. Selling below blue Funeral Home’s obituaries will 912-654-2984, 912-398-6869. book value. Asking $5200 OBO, no longer be listed on the Mur706-299-1614 leave message if phy radio station. You can now MOUNTAIN VIEW, 3BD/ 2BA, hear our obituaries on WYHG fireplace, designer deck, all apno answer. 92 F-350 7.3 RE-BUILT trans- 770 AM at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and pliances including washer & dryer. $159,900. East of Hiawasmission and re-built motor, auto. 11a.m. daily. And also on see near 76; 706-896-2999. WNGM 1230 AM at 8:30 a.m. with flat bed. $3,500. Call Matt daily. You can also call obituary STOP-READ 706-897-4015 line at 706-896-2641 or our web $349,000 short sale 98 CROWN VICTORIA. EX- site : www.banisterfuneral.com . Make offer- in town- lake view, CELLENT shape, $2800. 706lake access & mountain views. 897-4015 Merchandise 4br/4ba, oversize 2 car garage,
Employment Help Wanted
EXPERIENCE NAIL TECH NEEDED. Also existing clientele preferred. Please call Day Spa in Hiawassee. 706-896-1890. CNA’S NEEDED FOR CHEROKEE and Clay County. Please call Helen @ (828) 835-8147 8/12/-9/12/2009R___________________________
TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR PARTTIME POSITIONS TO TEACH IN JOBSNOW TRAINING INITIATIVE. INSTRUCTORS ARE NEEDED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT, FOOD SERVICE, ELECTRICAL, WELDING, HVAC, CARPENTRY, PLUMBING, PHLEBOTOMY, HEALTHCARE BILLING AND CODING, MASONRY, NURSING ASSISTING, OFFICE SYSTEMS, AND MANUFACTURING. PLEASE CONTACT HELEN KILPATRICK AT TRICOUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 4600 EAST U.S. 64, MURPHY, NC 28906, PHONE: (828) 835-4201 OR E MAIL: HKILPATRICK@ TRICOUNTYCC.EDU FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT JOB DESCRIPTIONS, MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS. THE JOBSNOW TRAINING INITIATIVE IS SUPPORTED BY THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT (ARRA), THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, DIVISION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND LOCAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARDS. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 8/19/2009_____________
IT’S TIME TO MULCH THOSE FLOWER BEDS BEFORE THE WEEDS TAKE OVER! WE HAVE WHAT YOU NEED! RED & BROWN DYED, CYPRESS HARDWOOD MULCH. YOUR TRUCK OR WE DELIVER. HUGHES POOL & STONE DOWNTOWN MURPHY 828-837-6222
complete apartment downstairs. Many, many extras. Almost new. Excellent condition. Must sell. Beautifully furnished by designer. Owner must sell furniture and furnishings at fraction of cost. Charlotte Ledford Realtor; 706-781-7028. REAL ESTATE: LAND FOR SALE 1 ACRE CREEKFRONT WAS: $59,900 NOW!!! $39,900 OWNER: 828-488-2193
ANTIQUE WAREHOUSE CLOSING DOWN, FORMERLY HARRAD’S OF BLUE RIDGE. 60% OFF EVERYTHING! OVER 1,000 STAINED GLASS WINDOWS, DOORS, TRANSOMS, PANELS, GARDEN GATES, AND FURNITURE. OPEN 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M. WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY PLEASE CALL 706-632-1066 TWIN BEDS, 2 REGULAR, 2 extra long. All 4 with mattresses, boxsprings & frames; $35 each set. Also, GENERATOR, Generac 5500 EXL; 706-896-3743. Also small fridge & microwave, cheap.
FOR SALE BY OWNER LAKE FRONT LOT 130 KIUTUESTIA CREEK RD. .6 ACRES ON LAKE NOTTLEY. EASY ACCESS. $190,000 561-676-2667 994- MOBILE HOMES AWARD MOBILE HOMES YES, WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY! 28 X 44 NEW DOUBLE-WIDE, SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH WITH APPLIANCES, STORM WINDOWS, PLUSH CARPET, STEEL HOUSE TYPE FRONT DOOR, 8 FOOT SIDEWALLS, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!! THIS HOME WON’T LAST AT $33,000.00!! AND PAYMENT THAT COULD BE LESS THAN
$289 .00 A MONTH. AWARD
SOLID CHERRY TABLE 61” MOBILE HOMES IS ONE OF THE OLDEST long 42” wide plus 3 12” leaves, DEALERS IN NORTH GEORGIA!OF 4 chairs to match. Have table COURSE THIS HOME HAS ALL THE pads to set table plus leaves WARRANTIES. $300. 828-389-6181. AWARD MOBILE HOMES, 1 MILE NORTH
SOLID OVAL PINE TABLE 71” long 41” wide includes 24” leaf has 4 chairs with cane seat and ladder backs. $250. 828-3896181.
HWY. 53 ON HWY. 515, JASPER, GA. 706-692-5787. OPEN MON-SAT. 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. SUNDAYS 1 P.M. TO 5 P.M.
Real Estate AWARD MOBILE HOMES HAS NEW SINGLE-WIDES THAT START IN THE
UPPER TEEN’S AND PAYMENTS THAT COULD BE LESS THAN MONTH.
“NOBODY BUT NOBODY BEATS OUR PRICES!” WE ALSO TAKE “TRADE-INS” ! AWARD MOBILE HOMES 706-692-5787 JASPER, GA. AWARD MOBILE HOMES HAS LOST OUR LEASE! ALL LOT MODELS HAVE BEEN REDUCED THOUSANDS, 28 X 80 NEW 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH. LIST PRICE WAS $98,000.00. BUT NOW! FOR ONLY $69,900.00 AND ALSO INCLUDES FREE FURNITURE DELIVERY & SET UP, AC, AND SKIRTING. THIS HOUSE IS OVER 2,000 SQUARE FEET AND FULLY LOADED WITH
FIREPLACE, SIDE X SIDE REFRIGERATOR, MICROWAVE, DISHWASHER, DELUXE
RANGE, OVAL GLASS FRONT DOOR, GLAMORE BATH, STORM WINDOWS, PLUSH CARPET, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! PAYMENT COULD BE LESS THAN $450.00 PER MONTH AND SAVE OVER $28,000.00! HIGHEST QUALITY AT LOWEST PRICES! THIS IS A SHOW HOME! AWARD MOBILE HOMES, 1 MILE NORTH OF HWY. 53 ON HWY. 515, JASPER, GA. 706-692-5787. THIS AD MUST BE PRESENTED PRIOR TO PURCHASE! 8/12-8/26/2009_______________________
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOME QUIET, BEAUTIFUL LOCATION SOUTH OF HIAWASSEE. DEPOSIT AND REFERENCES REQUIRED. $150 PER WEEK. AVAILABLE NOW! 706-835-9136 8/12-8/19/2009_______________________
2 BR/ 2 BA downstairs apartment with patio, carport, overlooking downtown Hiawassee & mountains. Private and quiet neighborhood. $600 per month plus utilities. Call 770-947-0103 or 706-896-0847.
2BR/2BA VERY PRETTY HOUSE; in quiet location, in Hiawassee, close to town. All appliances/washer, dryer & water included $625/mo. (plus security deposits) 706-896-4988 or 706781-9917.
BEAUTIFUL HOME ON RAMEY Mountain (Lake Forest Estate) in Hiawassee; 3br/2.5 bath, with extra multi use room, garage, furnished and beautifully decorated. 404-257-1709 or 404-227-1275.
ON LAKE CHATUGE freestanding townhouse with dock. 3br/2.5ba, garage, covered deck and patio. Fully furnished. Weekly $700 through Labor Day. Annual lease at $900 per month plus utilities and security dep. Located at 610 Lakeshore Dr. Hiawassee. For information or directions call 706-896-5416 or cell 843-340-7715.
Rentals VERY NICE, CLEAN, TRIPLE wide, on private lot, in Upper Hightower area, 3BR/2BA, central air, and gas heat, washer, dryer, and dish washer, outside storage buildings, double carpot, front porch, and nice yard. Water furnished $575/mo, plus security deposit. 706-896-5424 or 828-3896128. SOUTHERN LIVING APARTMENTS FOR RENTSPRING Apartments now available. Water & Trash pick-up. All appliances included, ( Washer / dryer, stove, refrigerator). Pet friendly. 6 months to 1 year lease required. $495 to $595 Call 828389-1545 southernlivingapts@ brmemc.net
HOUSE FOR RENT NEAR BLUE RIDGE LAKE. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH. 2 DECKS, WALL TO WALL CARPET, LARGE YARD WITH LOTS OF TREES. $510 PER MONTH. REFERENCES REQUIRED. DEPOSIT. 706-851-4196 8/20-8/27/2009______
LONG TERM RENTALS INQUIRE WITHIN MOUNTAIN COUNTRY CABIN RENTALS 828-837-5551 8/19-9/20/2009_________
Services CLAYTON BUILDER.
KELLER HOMECUSTOM built
homes. Painting and Remodeling. Licensed and Insured. 706-896-5118 or 239-8515423.
SELF STORAGE RENTAL NEAR PAT COLWELL ROAD, 10’ X 10’ AT $30.00 AND 10’ X 20’ AT $500.00 PER MONTH. 706-994-2935 OR 706-7451725 11/26-11/26/2009___________________________
WALKER STORAGE CORNER OF OLD HIGHWAY 64 WEST AND WEST CHERRY ROAD. CONVENIENT TO WARNE, NC. AND WESTERN CLAY COUNTY. VARIETY OF SIZES. CONCRETE BLOCK CONSTRUCTION 828-389-4926 HOURS 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN DAYCARE AGES 6 weeks to school age ABEKA Curriculum used call Laurie at 706-897-0622.
MEOW MEALS ON WHEELS kitty sitters- Joy/ Glen. We don’t bring the food for your pussycat brood, but we do come on wheels to feed them their meals. We water the plants and bring in the mail and pamper your kitties from noses to tails. $15 per visit. 706-896-9521. BUSH HOGGING, STUMP-GRINDING, GARDENS plowed, gravel-roads/driveways scraped, post-holes dug, sickle mowing. Free estimates, reasonable rates, dependable service. (828) 837-7809 Cell: (828) 361-8738 8/12-9/2/2009R___________________________
COMMERCIAL RENTAL STORE FRONT COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN HEART OF BLAIRSVILLE. WITH OWN PARKING LOT. APPROXIMATELY 2,000 SQUARE FEET. $650.00 PER MONTH. 706-896-5068 6/24-8/31/2009________________
BEAUTIFUL CONDO FOR RENT
FL OCEANFRONT CONDO-STEPS TO THE BEACH BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, FULLY EQUIPPED ( INCLUDING WASHER/DYER) 2/2 UNIT IN OCEANFRONT CONDO ON CRESCENT BEACH IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA. SLEEPS UP TO 6 PEOPLE; KING BED IN MASTER BEDROOM, GUEST BEDROOM WITH
D&L PAINTING & DRYWALL INC. Painting/Staining Interior • Exterior • Residential • Commercial DRYWALL Hang • Finish • Texture all types of finishes & textures 100% Quality Driven. Free Estimates cell: 828-508-5270 office(1): 828-321-2111 office(2): 828-479-4052 8/12-9/2/2009R____________________________
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TOWNS SENTINEL August 20, 2009
The Good Old Days
With Rainer Arnold I remember when I was a young child in Germany. If I got hold of a nickel or a dime I would go to the store and try to buy some candy. Never could decide which type to get since there were so many different types to choose from. Finally I would decide and not really like what I got. Last Saturday I went to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and the car show. It probably had a fancy name but I can not
By Rainer Arnold Sports Editor
Last Friday afternoon the Towns County Indian football team, the TCHS Band and the TCHS cheerleaders were the guests of WNGM radio station, The Fresh Meat Market, Fine Line Builders, Big Al’s Pizza, the Rental Source and Struts Shoe Store. Indians were introduced to the community with the help of the above mentioned businesses. Also, some of the proceeds of all sales went to the Towns County Food Pantry. “I enjoyed meeting all the players, the band and the cheerleaders,” noted Struts
remember. But what I do remember is that there were so many cars there that I thought where really hot and I would love to have one. One stood out among the many. It was a very old Messerschmitt. Yes, I know those where little fast airplanes. But after the war they also started making these 3-wheeled cars. I do not know where these people got the car from other than in Germany. If you are old like me, you might recall a BMW called and Isetta. It is a three wheeled with two wheels in the front and one in the back. And there was a bubble on the top made out of plexiglass. Scary, to have to drive a car like that in traffic. After all, they were so small you drive under a semi truck. But then there were other
cars. Really fast cars. Convertibles, moonshine cars and cars that were so low to the ground you could hardly get a sheet of paper under them. Of course the muscle cars of the 50’s were there and then some real hot rods. It just reminded me of the Rainer Arnold/ Sentinel photo candy store with a much higher price tag. But then I look back I wonder if the motorcycle can keep up with Rainer Arnold/ Sentinel photo about 6 months to when I visited this Audi? This car was so hot it blew the hood off. the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany. There were some really old and expensive cars there too. Again, what a predicament for a guy that loves cars like candy and could not be satisfied with just one. After all, Jay Leno isn’t and he has a whole bunch of old and expensive cars and motorcycles. Well. I hope you went and enjoyed the vintage cars and the people who love those vintage cars. I know I did. Rainer Arnold/ Sentinel photo
An old, but useful Chevy.
Rainer Arnold/ Sentinel photo
Is that hood on wrong?
Indians "Strut" their stuff
owner, Jenny Poole. She also added with a big smile, that the food was awesome. One local who came to meet the Indians in person stated,” Those were the best BBQ baked beans I ever had,” The Fresh Market is located across from the Hospital and has the BBQ set up outside getting you primed to get hungry. Anyway the whole event was a success as far as the Indians were concerned. They are young and they can eat. Check out the lines in the pictures. Poole also explained that the Food Pantry was in need of help and this event allowed several
local businesses to get together for a good cause not once but twice. Support the Indians and support those less fortunate than others. The only negative part of the entire event was that it rained right about 5 pm, the exact start of the “Meet and Greet”. But, when people get together with food, good music and young people you can’t help but have a good time. So, next time you are in need of some shoes, pizza, BBQ, remodeling, rental equipment, do not forget the local businesses that are here to make things easier for all of us that live here.
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Jenny Poole(owner of Struts) with two football players and her husband Len (L) and Jon Schuermann of WGNM Radio Station.
Rainer Arnold/ Sentinel photo
Rain will not keep teenagers from standing in line at the Fresh Market booth to get free food.
Now that is a long line; but worth waiting in.
Rainer Arnold/ Sentinel photo
Rainer Arnold/ Sentinel photo
Head TCHS football coach Kyle Langford guarding some Big Al's pizza.
Published on Feb 18, 2010
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