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Things are looking up for United Community Bank Bank benefits from failed rivals & buyout deal Becky Landress Tribune Editor

first quarter of 2010. Thus far, the year is looking up for the third largest banking company in Georgia. UCB holds the major market share in Northeast Georgia. UCB had a net loss of $35.9 million and a loss per share of 38 cents, compared with a net loss of $103.8 million and a loss per share of $2.20 in the first quarter of 2009. The ratio of non-performing assets to total assets at the end of the first quarter of 2010 and fourth quarter of 2009 was 5.32 percent and 4.81 percent,

Blairsville- based United Community Bank was one of the first three major banks to report the

respectively. UCB is currently undergoing a swap deal with a private buyer, Fletcher International, which will give the bank another push forward. The complex transaction involves a buy out of the bank’s non performing assets for an ownership stake in the bank. The transaction covers over $100 million in nonperforming commercial as well as some residential see UCBANK on page 6A

University of Georgia Student dies at near-by Tallulah Gorge State Park Becky Landress Tribune Editor

Friday, a freshman student at UGA lost his life while rock climbing at near-by Tallulah Gorge State Park. The Park is located in Clarkesville, Ga, approximately 45 minutes from Towns County. Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000

The New Tank is In

Mayor Gibby thanks Young Harris residents

feet deep. Trails entering or exiting the gorge, as well as those on the gorge floor, are very strenuous. Joshua Robertson, of Peachtree City, was an avid climber and even worked at the climbing wall at the university. He fell while attempting to make a 325 ft. climb at Tallulah. Permits are required to climb at Tallulah, which Robertson and three friends with him, all had. Robertson fell approximately 80 ft.

Tallulah Gorge is 2 miles long and nearly 1,000 ft. deep.

Chatuge Regional’s Updated E.R. is open and ready for patients Becky Landress Tribune Editor

Chatuge Regional Hospital has undergone a few changes lately. Among them, a new updated, state-of-the-art Emergency Room. For several months, patients have been routed through the hospital to a short term E.R. facility, all in preparation for the remodeled Emergency Department to re-open, Mayor Andrea Gibby better than ever. and the Young Harris On Thursday, the new City Council would like to announce that the new 500,000 gallon Storage Tank has gone on line. All tests were done and passed. We apologize for the inconvenience our Submitted article customers experienced, LaRanda Mauldin is with air in their water, seen accepting a $500 while we were filling the check from Towns tank. The old tank will be County Homeowners removed and a new Scada Association President System will be installed. Chris Swett at the HomThe picture above shows eowners general meeting Ken Hapner standing on April 29, 2010. They give the vault, after assisting food to 300-400 family with the online process.

E.R. was shown off to many, including the foundation that made it all possible. The hospital foundation raised money to renovate the E.R. and bring it up to state compliance, without a single penny having to be spent by the hospital. The new Emergency Room is now open. The date was stepped up due to the up-coming health fair stated Mr. Lewis Kelley, hospital director.

Becky Landress/ Tribune photo (Above) The foundation that made the new emergency department possible by raising money for the project. L-R: Dr. Paul Conrad, Elois Anderson, Ed Reynolds, Virginia Reynolds, Dick Paris and Lewis Kelley.(Right-) Dr. Conrad shows off the new state-orthe-art Triage Room.

TCHA Donates to Food Pantry

Lake Chatuge Lake level as of 9a.m. Monday, May 3rd


Contents Page 2A Calendar page 4A Editorial pages Sports


page 11a Classifieds

page 12A Coupon page (shop locally)

each week and have a new Backpack Program for food for children on the weekends. The potluck dinner brought out over 40 members and guests who heard from T.C. Fire see TCHA on page 6A

Chris Swett, President of TCHA is seen presenting a check to LaRanda Mauldin for the Towns County Food Pantry in the amount of $500.

Winners of Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament Announced by Tourism Association The sounds of College Football competition was replaced this past Saturday by the sounds of motorboats and the casting of fishing reels as the Town County Tourism Association sponsored its first Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament. Colleges from across the Southeast competed under their school banner for Prize Money and Recognition on the waters of Lake Chatuge. Despite the rainy weather, bright spirits was the order of the day as fish after fish participated in seeking the Honor of “Big Fish”. Participating Schools included

Georgia Southern (organizers of tournament), Young Harris College, ABAC, Southern Poly Tech (Marietta campus) and the University of South Carolina. The Winners were: 1st place went to ABAC with weight of 11.52; 2nd place went to Young Harris with weight of 11.36; 3rd place went to Southern Poly Tech with weight of 9.98; Kevin from Georgia Southern won the Big Fish Award with a weight of 3.95. “All participants enjoyed their see BASS TOURNEY on page 6A

< 1st place went to ABAC with weight of 11.52 (Below) Most fish caught award went to Young Harris College.

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Regular meetings

calendar events and community news

Commissioner’s meeting 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30 in the court-

room. hiawassee council meeting is the 1st Tuesday of each

month at 4 p.m. young harris council meets the 1st Tuesday of each month. towns county school board meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Towns County Water Authority The Towns County Water Authority’s monthly board meeting time is changing. The new time will be every 3rd Monday of the month at 6 PM instead of 7 PM

Community Calendar Mountain Computer User Group meets the 2nd

Monday of each month in the Goolsby Center, Young Harris College.  All meetings are open to the public.  Great door prizes will be awarded to members present. A Q&A session will begin at 6 PM (prior to the feature presentation at 7PM) so bring your questions and we will try to find an answer.  Come join us for an interesting evening about computer topics. The Mountain Coin Club for  beginner and advanced numismatists, young and old,  meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Blairsville Civic Center. Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m.  A brief business meeting precedes the educational program at 6:30 p.m. A coin auction follows.  Visitors from surrounding areas are welcome. For more information, call Ye Old Coin Shop, 706-3791488 Mountain Community Seniors meet 2nd Thursday at 2 pm at Senior Center in Hiawassee. Bridge- Newcomers and visitors are welcome for

intermediate level bridge. We meet on Mondays and Fridays at 12:45 p.m. at the Towns County Recreation Department. Contact Eden at 706-896-6921 for more information. GA Chapter Meeting -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, and former Military, Public Health Service, NOAA officers, warrant officers and surviving spouses are invited to attend. For information please contact John Quinlan at 706-896-2430 or visit www. VFW Fish Fry All You Can Eat, only $9.00. 2nd and 4th Friday, 4:30-

7:00p.m. VFW Post 7807 on Highway 288, Hiawassee. Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild, Inc (MRACG)

meets the second Tuesday of each month at ArtWorks Artisan Centre.  ArtWorks is located at 308 Big Sky Drive (behind the Holiday Inn), Hiawassee. Refreshments are served at 6:00 pm and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm. The next meeting will be held on May 11. If you would like to learn more about the Guild, we invite you to the next meeting as our guest. Contact us at 706896-0932 or or visit Computer Club To Discuss Recycling or Redeploying

Computers On May 10th at 7PM there will be a presentation of Useful Websites and Ideas about what one can do with an old computer.  The presentation will be given by MCUG board member Randy Gehring, who also serves as the club’s Webmaster.  Randy will discuss some innovative recycling information and redeployment ideas.   A “Q&A” session will begin at 6 PM (prior to the presentation) so bring your questions and we will try to find you an answer.  Join us for an interesting evening discussing home computer stuff.  The meeting will be held in the Goolsby Center, Young Harris College.  All the Mountain Computer User Group meetings are open to the public the 2nd Monday of each month.  Great door prizes are awarded to members present. For more information please go to

Free Food Distribution There will be a free food distribution Tuesday, May 11th, 2010. The distribution will be held at The Towns County Food Pantry from 2pm-6pm. All that are in need of food assistance are encouraged to attend. If you are unable to pick up your food please contact the pantry at 706-896-4783, prior to distribution day so arrangements can be made to deliver your food. All clients and inquiries are confidential

Musicians Perform to benefit Towns County Fire Rescue at Anderson Music Hall On May 9 at 3 p.m., generous musicians from across this mountain region will gather on stage at the Anderson Music Hall in Hiawassee to present a dazzling gift to Towns County— their Brasstown Big Band performing a benefit concert of sensational musical arrangements from the very best of Big Band music for the T.C.Fire Safety Dept.  Guests will enjoy a memorable Sunday afternoon; a lovely addition to the celebration of Mother’s Day, listening to this exhilarating, live performance at this Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds venue.   Listeners  may recognize various Brasstown Big Band musicians, in this orchestra of eighteen, as recording artists, gifted instructors, names from legendary big bands, or graduates from the most prestigious music schools, but you will remember them all for the performance that will resonate in your soul long after the music has ended. Most seats are $5, reserved for students and their families. Ticket prices rise to $10 and $15 closer to the stage. Following the performance, holders of Patron Tickets, a $25 benefactor seat, will be shown to a small “Meet the Band” reception, in appreciation of the benefit performance. Band members giving up their own Sunday afternoon will be (by section): Richard Bentivegna, tenor sax; Mike Campbell , alto sax; Alan Denmon, baritone

sax;  Jeff Maynard, tenor sax; and Jamie Troneberry on alto sax. The Trombone section features Scott Barnstead; Don Cheyne; Jack Warner; and Rick Land, who plays bass trombone. Trumpet players Kerry Rittenhouse, Bill Gustin, Ken Soltys and Benny Ferguson brighten the brass in this orchestra, which is brilliantly rounded out by Bucky pianist Buchmaier, Ted Wade on drums and Adam Higgins playing Bass. This performance will feature two superb vocalists, Jeff Bauman and Lee Holland. Steady ticket sales through the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds office are encouraging to the Towns County Fire Corps, an organization of volunteers who are working with the Brasstown Big Band to present this event. “We hope everyone will make this a part of their Mother’s Day,” says benefit chairman Dr. Bill Wendel,” and we certainly appreciate these band members giving up part of their special Sunday to do this for Towns County.” Tickets can still be purchased online at www., through the Fairgrounds office, and a few will be available the day of the performance.

Arts & Heritage Festival Saturday, May 8th This annual event is sponsored by the Towns County Historical Society for all in the county to enjoy. Come to the square in Hiawassee on Saturday, May 8th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Presley Post Office dedication, many local arts and crafts, antique cars, live bands, stories, historical photos, and good food. Please bring a chair. In case of inclement weather, everything will be held at the Senior Center and the Courthouse.   Cut out and keep the agenda for entertainment for the day: Arts & Heritage Festival Saturday, May 8, 2010 11 – 11:30 Dedication of the Presley Post Office. Dignitaries: Mayor Mathis, Commis. Bill Kendall, Mayor Gibby , Sheriff Clinton, Hiawassee Chief of Police Jimmy Wright 11:30 – 12:15   Parker Brothers Band 12:15 – 12:30   Storytelling & Poems 12:30 – 1:15     Enchanted Valley Squares 1:15 – 1:30      Storytelling 1:30 – 2:15      Tom Edwards music 2 :15– 3:00      Dr. John Kay, Byron Herbert Reese Society & Open Mike 3:00 -3:30       Announcements-Honor oldest mothers, cut cake, reunion pictures 3:30 – 4:00      Cheerful Sounds - Ralph Grady 4:00 – 4:30      Elvis - Roy Perren 4:30 – 5          Mountain Square Dancing

Artist of the Month

pieces. ArtWorks Artisan Centre is proud to present Kathy has won many Kathy Zarefoss of Warne, local and national awards NC as May’s Artist of in juried gourd exhithe Month. Come by Art- bitions. She recently Works on Saturday, May received a first place 8th from 1 – 4 pm to meet award in the Masters’ this talented artist. This Division of the 2010 event is sponsored by the Florida Gourd Show Mountain Regional Arts for her gourd entitled and Crafts Guild, Inc. “Fishin’ Hole,” and won Kathy has been making the “Palatka’s Choice” beautiful gourd creations award at the same show for over fifteen years. Her for her wood-burned gourds are enhanced with Armadillo gourd. wood burned images, Her pieces are availbasketry, and embellish- able at ArtWorks Artisan ments of “found” items Center in Hiawassee and gathered from the woods several other regional of the North Georgia galleries and shops. mountains. Kathy’s work will be She also creates bas- featured throughout the kets that are both beau- month of May at Arttiful and functional, Works, located behind sometimes incorporating the Holiday Inn Express napkin rings or plate and on Big Sky Drive. Hours Relay for Life Upcoming Events napkin holders in her are from Monday through picnic baskets or votive Saturday from 10 – 5. - May 9th--  Chatuge Regional Hospital & Nurs- cups atop her combina- For more information, ing Home will be bagging groceries for tips only. All tion gourd and basket call 706-896-0932. proceeds will benefit Towns County Relay for Life  -May 25th 12 Noon, Daniels Steakhouse; Towns County Monthly meeting. Everyone/Anyone is welcome to attend. Towns Co. Fire & Rescue Report -May 25 at 6:00pm, Survivor Dinner for all Survivors. Completely FREE of charge. Invitations will be 04/19/10 13:41 Sharp Memorial Church Fire Alarm sent out. Dinner will be held at McConnell Memorial 14:47 E-1 Woods Grove Area Smoke Investigation Baptist Church in the Life Center. Please make sure if 14:54 E-2 Miller St Fire Alarm you are a survivor, that your name is on our register. 16:31 E-2, R-1 Clay Co Mutual Aid Please call the telephone number listed below. 22:02 R-1 Hy Top Rd Medical 04/20/10 09:45 R-2 Cold Springs Rd Medical  - Towns County Relay will be held on Friday June 11:11 E-1,T-1 Deer Ln Fire Alarm 4th 6p-until. The Relay will be located on the Town Square. 13:37 E-1,6 T-1 Hwy 75 N Smoke Investigation 17:50 E-2,6 Dean St Structure Fire  -Luminaries on are sale; either for IN MEMORY/ 21:03 R-2 Murphy St. Medical IN HONOR  -Brown & Pink  “Fight Like a Girl’ T-shirts contact 04/21/10 08:14 R-1 Hardee`s Medical any local team- They will be on sale as long as the 11:41 R-2 Martin Circle Medical supplies last! 12:29 R-2 Martin Circle Medical 14:57 Sharp Memorial Church Fire Alarm  Anyone with any questions reguarding how they can volunteer or a specific event please feel free to 15:16 R-1 Church St. Medical call 706-897-3228 20:31 R-2 Chicken Pit Rd Medical 04/22/10 15:58 R-1 Bell Eagle Dr Medical 17:03 E-2 Trails End Smoke Investigation

18:41 R-1 Hwy 288 Search Lost Person 04/23/10 08:33 R-1 Hwy 75 N Medical 08:36 R-2 Mountain Valley Way Medical 13:29 R-1 Hwy 76 E Auto Accident 13:57 E-1 Chatuge Regional Hosp. Landing Zone 14:00 R-2 Plottown Rd Medical 16:43 R-2 Hwy 76 w Medical 20:04 R-2 Hwy 76 W Public Service 04/24/10 20:51 R-1 Hwy 288 Medical 04/25/10 03:31 R-1 Martin Rd Medical 18:14 R-2 Thomastown Rd Auto Accident 04/26/10 08:19 R-1 Church St. Medical

NOTICE: WE STILL HAVE HEATING ASSISTANCE MONEY AVAILABLE for those individuals or families who have not received assistance since November 1, 2009 please call for an appointment.  Families of 1 can make up to $21,458 annually & families of 4 can make up to $41,266 annually. Please call Ninth District Opportunity Inc  at 706-896-4783 to schedule an appointment.

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opinions and editorials

What’s on your mind? Illegal Immigration- had enough? Illegal Immigration is a topic again even President OBAMA is speaking about. Thanks Jan Brewer Governor of Arizona and all concerned with the problem and for SB.1070. After Bob Krentz was murdered on his property by an Illegal Alien, there has been too many people killed across this country by Illegal Aliens and it is my hope that more will be done now. I lost my son to an Illegal Alien almost ten years ago. Gonzalo Harrell Gonzales was an Illegal Alien from Monterey, Mexico and he still hasn’t, can’t or probably won’t be found, and held accountable for his actions. It’s not right. Period. Just like the one that killed Mr. Krentz; probably won’t be caught. They say we, here in Georgia, have more Illegal Aliens, than they do in Arizona, and I think its a shame that our elected officials know about this problem and haven’t done anything about it. Now you have Galeo (Georgia Association Latino Elected Officials) and others, at the Atlanta Capitol crying that it’s in-humane to be busting up families,

but, they don’t care about busting up the citizens’ families of our country. I have asked two different Hispanics that I deal with daily- one I believe to be legal, and the other, I am not so sure- if they have seen Gonzalo (or thought it was Gonzalo) would they turn him in. Their answer was “No”! Do any of you remember a couple of weeks ago- Sb.67 English Only Drivers Test? Well, Jerry Gonzales from Galeo, was on the news calling it a hate bill but he told the reporter that our elected officials should not be concerned with public safety. Why not?    I would Like to thank all who speak their minds about the illegal immigration problem- with hope more will be done. I especially thank D.A. King  and all of the Dustin Inman Society Supporters and every one of our  uniformed officers - every branch who try end this problem. Remember there are already ways to be here legally but illegals choose not to use them. Their decision- not ours. They should be responsible, not us. I hope the Krentz family and the other victims of Illegal Immigration will find some peace that is needed. /s/ Dustin’s Dad, Billy Inman/ Woodstock

Broun to Run for Re-Election

Congressman Paul C. Broun, M.D. yesterday qualified to run for re-election in the 10th Congressional District: “It is an honor to serve the people in the 10th Congressional District, and I am pleased to announce my run for re-election so I can continue representing their interest in Washington,” said Broun.  “Over the past three years, I have fought tirelessly to lower taxes, incentivize economic growth in the private sector, and shrink the size and scope of the federal government.  Despite liberals’ attempts to steer our nation down the road to socialism, we have the opportunity to fight back and preserve liberty, free markets, and prosperity for future generations.   And, I look forward to continue working with Georgians to implement common-sense solutions to these critical issues facing our nation.”

Just a Thought...

Becky Landress

Selective Memory Have you ever felt that you have selective memory? Well, I do. I smell laundry that has hung out on the line on a hot summer day and I think back to when I was a kid and Mama would bring in a basketful of the crisp towels and sheets. I don’t know why the smell takes me back there- I have hung out way more clothes as an adult than I ever did as a girl. My friend Michelle has a blog. I love to read it. She is a lot like me. Any way, her last post listed pictures of things that we all grew up with. There was the Cabbage Patch

Kid. I always wanted one of those adorable hand made dolls with the custom signature across the bottom but I never got one. It could have something to do with the fact that they were outrageously high. A couple of my grade school friends did have them though, and oh, how I envied them. A few of the other things I remember that take me back are Holly Hobbie lunch boxes, jelly shoes and watching MASH at 5 o’clock with my daddy. When I see a box fan I think of the hot summer days that I would sit in front of it when I was a kid and make funny sounds. I remember riding in the back of the truck and playing under the water hose. Those were the days. What is so ironic is that there are so few things that I look at with fondness throughout my adult years. I will forever remember my kids

though. I will remember learning to french braid my daughters’ hair and I will remember that I have to blow several times after applying peroxide to a scrapped knee. I will remember that teenage boys do not like to share information with their mother and I will remember what it feels like to see your children’s feelings get hurt. I will remember worrying over bills with my husband and celebrating with him when our daughter pitched her first softball game. I will remember the feeling when I said the words to my husband, promising “Til’ death do us part” in front of our family and God. Things though… I won’t remember many of those. I don’t remember any of the cars I have ever owned as much as I remember my first car. I think I would have had a fit if there had of ever been a wad of chewed gum in the seat of that first car, a Toyota. I believe every car that I have had since has had that wad of gum appear in the seat at least once or twice. Maybe I have selective memory when it comes to things but then again, maybe it is easier to remember when you have a mind without worry. As adults, the little things are often only outlined by the more important things. Those things will forever be the things that can’t be replaced. I can always order me a Cabbage Patch Kid off of Ebay but why bother? She would probably only end up with a wad of gum in her hair; placed there by the ones that really do matter.

Ray McBerry and the Georgia GOP... an OP-ED By: Byran Miller Guest Writer

It has come to light in recent weeks that long shot GOP candidate for Governor Ray McBerry, a former teacher, carried on an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl while he was the girl’s youth pastor. While I will not go into specific details of the allegations, and what McBerry himself admits to, the information can be found online at Last week McBerry wrote a $4,180.18 check and qualified to be on the ballot this July as a republican. Party officials are barred by law from preventing his candidacy. Thus, the Georgia GOP should do everything it can to separate itself from all things Ray McBerry. State party officials should donate McBerry’s qualifying check to charity and make it clear there is no room in the GA GOP for candidates who have demonstrated such behavior. It is up to local party officials and event organizers not to invite or allow McBerry to participate in any candidate forums, party meetings, events, and so on. Any invitation currently out there should be rescinded. It is frankly nauseating that we have people who will applaud and cast straw poll votes for such a disgraceful individual as Ray McBerry. Those voters should be ashamed. While I have not, and have no plans to, endorse any gubernatorial candidate for governor until after the primary, I applaud Karen Handel for her stance on this issue. Handel has been the most critical of McBerry’s actions and has gone further to say she will no longer appear on stage at forums with him. If you recall, Handel was also the first, and only, GOP candidate for governor to call on former Speaker Glenn Richardson to resign amidst news he carried on an affair with a utility lobbyist while sponsoring legislation that would have benefited her employer. Lastly, Ray McBerry has said he has no intention of getting out of this race. McBerry blames everyone but himself for this problem. He has continued to act in a way that only enhances his own ego. It is time for him to take responsibility for his actions. It is time for him to do what is best for his family and the people of this state. It is time for Ray McBerry to get out of this race and out of the public eye.

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Weekly Sheriff’s Report

Chris Clinton, Sheriff

We are currently planning the Second Annual Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes Fundraiser. Last year we raised about $7,500.00 for this great cause. All proceeds from the event will go directly to support the children of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. As the event draws closer, I will keep you posted about the details. Last year’s event was a fun-filled day with a lot of exciting things to do. There were a lot of people who came out to watch and participate in the raffles and drawings that were held. You do not have to participate directly in the event’s competitions in order to come out and enjoy the day. Last year we raffled off some great prizes including a guided hog hunt for two, a guided grouse hunt for two, a 12 gauge shotgun, a 20 gauge shotgun, a weekend stay for two at Brasstown Valley Resort, fishing gear, meals at local restaurants and much more. Anyone can participate in the raffles and you do not have to be present to win. We are planning to have more of these exciting gifts to give away this year. Helping the Georgia

A Balanced Budget By Sen. Jim Butterworth

The General Assembly achieved victory for Georgians this week against seemingly impossible budget numbers. Our diligent work, in conjunction with the House of Representatives, resulted in a balanced Fiscal Year 2011 budget that does not raise taxes on the citizens of Georgia. We balanced the budget in a way that will help families and future economic growth in our state. This is the toughest economic environment since the Great Depression. Our budget gaps have grown to unprecedented proportions. However, we prevailed and reduced the size of government while maintaining basic services. By fulfilling our constitutional duty and passing a balanced budget, we demonstrated good fiscal management that we wish to see in the federal government. The Senate budget cut $2.6 billion in state spending. We did this while fulfilling our vow to not raise taxes, for anyone. Most state agencies were reduced by more than 20 percent. This budget, which takes effect July 1, 2010, reflects an 18 percent decline from the original FY 2009 budget

Sheriffs’ Youth Homes is something that means a lot to me and all the other people who lend a hand. None of the children in the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes have ever been in trouble. These children are good kids that are only asking for a chance. I believe in the mission of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes and that is why I am always glad to support them. I am very thankful for all of those who helped make last year’s event a success. I hope you will all return again this year and please bring your family and friends. They are sure to have a great time and this is all for a great cause. I would like to say a special thank you to the Chatuge Gun Club for being so helpful and for being so supportive of the event. I look forward to seeing you there! For more information about the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, to share your comments or ask questions please contact us at or call 706/896-4444. Or simply come by the Sheriff’s Office located at 4070 State Hwy 339, Young Harris, Georgia. You can send an anonymous e-mail tip about suspicious activity by visiting the Contact Us page on the website, or call 706/896-3697 to leave an anonymous tip. Your information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared without your consent. equaling a $3.7 billion shortfall. These numbers are often hard to grapple with when faced with a duty to pass a balance budget. We did save essential programs that impact the lives of Georgians in significant ways. We maintained the integrity of the 4-H program, allowing young Georgians to continue learning and growing in an agriculturefocused environment. The Senate also restored funding to the Georgia Council of the Arts, a state agency that provides access to the arts through the award of highly competitive grants that fund arts programming. If we had not restored this funding, Georgia would be the only state without a statewide arts agency and we would be depriving Georgia’s citizens of dance, music, the performing arts and more. Apart from the budget, we passed a major ethics reform package to ensure Georgia’s elected officials are held to the highest ethical standards. This was a much-needed bill that will bring significant change to the political system in Georgia. It was crafted with a provision that broadens the scope and authority of the Ethics commission. It includes stricter reporting requirements and increases penalties for those lobbyists and elected officials who break the law. The bill passed the House and the Senate and now awaits the governor’s signature. see BUTTERWORTH on page 6A

church happenings and obituaries Weekend Nutrition Program Obituaries For Children

Left to Right: Amy Rosser-Family Connection, Cindi Dean-Towns County School, Jim Blair- Hiawassee United Methodist Church, Steve Scarborough-HUMC, Gene Jackson- HUMC, LaRanda Mauldin- Towns County Food Pantry, Teresa Stephens- Ninth District Opportunity, Inc

Towns County Elementary School, Family Connection, Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. and area churches in coalition with The Towns County Food Pantry have implemented the weekend nutrition program for children. This program helps ensure that the children of Towns County get the nourishment they need. Children that are signed up will receive a bag of kid friendly, open and eat food. This food will be placed in their backpacks on Friday afternoon before leaving school. If you have any questions about this program please call the TCFP at 706-896-4783. To donate to this program make checks payable to TCFP, mail to P.O. Box 42, Hiawassee, Ga. 30546

From the Cove...

Mr. Woolman’s Airline By: Clarence Newton Guest Writer

I never worked for Delta Airlines but I have known people throughout the company and Delta was always my first choice whenever I flew “commercially”. Here’s a little nostalgia. In the so - called good ole days there was something exciting and romantic about flying aboard those piston and propeller airplanes. They flew in, below, around and through the weather - seldom above thunderstorms. And you never knew when there would be an engine failure or malfunction. The very best preventive maintenance could not guarantee that there would not occasionally be a “blown cylinder” causing an engine shutdown. While climbing for altitude in the Douglas DC 7s at approximately twelve thousand feet the pilot would announce that the airplane would slow down momentarily but not to worry. They were sort of shifting gears and going into overdrive, i.e. engaging compressors to pump more oxygen into the engines so they could fly at a higher altitude. Delta advertised   “Champagne

Flights” aboard some of their DC 7s. There was no class distinction or special VIP treatment. It was strictly egalitarian, where everyone was a VIP. There was plenty of Taylor champagne and mostly relaxed, laid back passengers; no cell phones, laptops, movies or other distractions. Everybody was flying! Here’s one example of what made Delta different: A friend told me that he, his wife and two small daughters were flying from Washington, DC to Atlanta in 1960 when a gentleman engaged the girls in conversation. They told him that their mom and dad no longer flew Eastern Airlines since Eastern had lost their luggage. When they landed in Atlanta the gentleman handed the father an envelope that contained complimentary tickets for a round trip flight to Washington. That man was C.E. Woolman, founder of Delta Airlines. That beloved and romantic airline called Delta is gone. It may carry the name into the future, picking up other airlines along the way, but in this hectic and greedy twenty-first century there will never be another C. E. Woolman at the helm.

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James Edward Holland

James Edward Holland, age 89, of Hiawassee, GA, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010 at his residence. James was born in Winamac, IN, a son of the late Vern and Myrtle (Jones) Holland. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran. Survivors are: wife, Frances Holland of the home; son, James Holland II, of Kenly, NC; daughter, Connie Cupit of Hiawassee, GA; two grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. In Lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, GA in charge of arrangements.

Talmadge James Hughes

Mr. Talmadge James Hughes Jr. age 56 of Old Gumlog Rd. Blairsville passed away on Tuesday April 27, 2010 at his home following an extended illness.Mr. Hughes was born on Jan.23,1954 in Towns County, the son of Lillian Dyer Hughes and the late Talmadge James Hughes. He was a lifelong resident of Union County. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Nathan Clifford Silvers. Mr. Hughes was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Surviving Mr. Hughes are his loving wife of nine years, Linda Sue Hughes of Blairsville, mother, Lillian Hughes of Blairsville, one daughter and son in law, Krystal and Calvin Kitchens of Blairsville, one stepson, George Eric Silvers of Blairsville, two sisters and one brother in law, Mary Ann and Michael Wright of Blairsville, Joan Gillispie Hughes of Blairsville, seven grand-

children, Katelyn, Josh, Austin, Becky, DeLayn, Nathan Chase and Christian, many other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services were held on Thursday April 29, 2010 at 2:00pm from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. R.L. Martin, Rev.Tommy Jones and Rev. B.L. Anderson officiating. Special music was presented by Ben, Libby and Angie Burrell and Jimmy Thompson.The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Charles King, Michael Stroud, Lamar Dyer, Eric Silvers, Cody Gibson, J.M.Grizzle, Michael Wright and David Dockery. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tony Guy, Dustin Gillispie, Jim Buchanan and Paul Brown. Interment followed in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of the arrangements.You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at

Butterfly Brain Tumor Foundation for Children The 1st annual Bluegrass Festival to benefit the Butterfly Brain Tumor Foundation for Children will be held May 21st and 22nd, 2010. Show times are Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Classic cars will be on display, vendors and local crafts. Some bands featured include: The Raven Welch Band, Roots & Branches, Forgiven, Hwy 76, Parker Brothers, Regrass and many more! Take 19-129 North from Blairsville approx. 2 miles. Located on Pat Colwell Rd. across from bridge. Contact Ken @ 706-835-9230 for more info.

Philip Harold Hancock

Mr. Philip Harold Hancock age 72 of Admiral Point, Hiawassee passed away on Wednesday April 28, 2010 in the Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC. Mr. Hancock was born on June 26,1937 in Oglesby, IL, the son of the late Philip Hancock and the late Irene Kaczynski Hancock. Mr. Hancock retired from General Electric/ KAPL with over thirty five years of service. He was a veteran of the National Guard. He enjoyed wood working, sports, coin collecting, fishing, camping and nature.He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Pike and a brother, Roger Hancock. Mr. Hancock was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Surviving Mr. Hancock are his loving wife of forty seven years, Marie Chinnici Hancock of Hiawassee, two sons and daughtersin-law, Philip Dennis and Alice Arledge-Hancock of Cumming, GA., Steven and Jo Ellen Hancock of Woodstock, GA., one sister and three brothers

Lois Ewell Thomas

Mrs. Lois Ewell Thomas, age 91 of Hiawassee, GA passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2010 following a period of declining health. She was born to the late George Matney and Mattie T. (Berrong) Sellers on July 07, 1918 in Hiawassee, GA. She was a member of Old Union Baptist Church for sixty plus years. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Clarence Collins, of Young Harris, GA; Diris and Winston Farmer, of Hiawassee, GA; Judy Henson, of Hiawassee, GA; daughter-in-law, Jean Thomas, of Young Harris, GA; eight grandchildren,

and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Toni Hancock of Wisconsin Rapids,WI., Judith Hancock of Stevens Point, WI.,Howard and Ruth Hancock of B o n d u e l , W I . , Vi c t o r and Carol Hancock of Sparta,WI., brother-in-law, Edward Pike of Gainesville, FL., five grandchildren, Nick, Drew, Megan, Vika and Zhenya.Many other relatives and friends also survive. A memorial service will be held at a later date at St.Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Richard Wise officiating. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that memorials may be made to St.Vincent De Paul Society c/o St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church or to The Rathbun Center in memory of Mr. Hancock. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements.You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at

one step-grandchild, eight great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 02, 2010 at 2:00PM from Old Union Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Hogsed officiating. Music was provided by Bud and Jeanette Hughes. Pallbearers were Gregory Howell, Thomas Henson, Barry Collins, Eddie Bradley, Jeff Lowe, Tony Hamby and Glen Hegwood. Interment was in Old Union Baptist Church cemetery. Banister Funeral Home of Hiawassee in charge of arrangements.

Sabbatical Celebration Bids Pastor Farewell Football Balladeers leading Drop Kick Me, Jesus (L-R) Joyce McDaniel, Linda Wingo, Kay Covode, Lois Ann Wentzel, Tom Griffiths, Sue LeKites. Photo by Holley Calmes

It was a celebration like no other at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville. The occasion was the Sabbatical Kick-off Ceremony for Rev. John Rice, and Welcome to the Revs. Robert and Patricia Reuss of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who will replace him for three months. Festivities began in the Parish Hall, which was filled to capacity with well-wishers who braved the windy rainstorm to honor the pastors. Lining the Narthex end to end were tables overflowing with beautifully presented salads, vegetables, casseroles and meats pleasing to every palate. A special treat was the dessert table displaying eight home-made cakes prepared by the loving hands of parishioner, Hattie Sheehy. The “made from scratch” creations were skillfully decorated to reflect themes relevant to the occasion: Fr. John’s hobbies and interests (gardening, fishing; Sabbatical education, and travel); Inspiration (footprints in the sand), and a round layered cake decorated with colorful spring flowers to welcome to the incoming pastors. After dinner everyone moved into the sanctuary where the Reverends John and Debra Rice and Bob and Pat Reuss, all four ordained Episcopal priests, enjoyed an evening of music and special presentations. Harry Baughn led the program as Master of Ceremonies. Special songs were sung by The Joyful Noise, the church’s informal choral group. Youths, led

by Lois Ann Wentzel, sang So Long, Farewell from Sound of Music, at the end of which, they presented flowers to the departing Fr. John and his wife. A highlight of the evening was a laugh-a-minute sketch lampooning both incoming and outgoing clerics. The action took place on the set of WGOD-TV. In addition to the anchors, played by Rev. Turner Guidry and Bev Larson, the show featured “on the scene” reporters Rachel Baughn, Linda Wingo and Betsi Wilson, with characters played by Amy Nicolson, Sue and Bob LeKites, Georgia Bethel, and Harry Baughn. The skit was directed by Laurel Adams. Adding to the fun-filled evening was a delightful musical ditty by Rachel Baughn. In her beautiful mezzo-soprano voice, she sang limericks listing all the Church Sabbatical activities planned for the congregation. A special video was shown by Tim Frazer covering past events at Good Shepherd, many involving pastors Rice and Reuss and members of the congregation. A special gift was awarded to Pam Roman by Holley Calmes, who co-chaired the evening events with Betsi Wilson. Bud Edmonson and Teresa Gribble presented gifts to the honorees. At the close of a most enjoyable evening, everyone joined hands and sang two of Fr. John’s favorite songs- Weave Us Together, Lord and Drop Kick Me, Jesus.

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ive of the event and gave it their all” stated Towns County Tourism Association member, Katie Polstra of the Lake Chatuge Ramada. Hilda Thomason of the Georgia Mountain Fair and Rick Stancil, Hiawassee City Manager also participated in the Awards Ceremony mortgages, and foreclosed property, mainly located locally in the North Georgia on behalf of the Association. Mountains and on into neighboring Western North Carolina.

wassee. Commissioner Kendall talked about the SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) that he plans to put on the ballot in November to put in place many needed items in the county: enlarge the sewer plant, put in more fire hydrants to help lower residents’ insurance premiums, equipment for the fire department and EMS, a multi-purpose building for public use (we’re outgrowing the Senior Center), enlarging the Hiawassee Public Library, and a much needed recreation complex. The Towns County Schools have had a SPLOST for the past 9 years and are undecided whether to try to continue another one. Many in the audience said they felt it was time

continued from page 1A Chief Mitch Floyd, Commissioner Bill Kendall, and Drug Free Coalition President Marcene Friedly. Floyd talked about the Firewise Program in which the Fire Department helps homeowners assess their home, inside and out, for fire safety and location of fire hydrants for insurance reductions. He also talked about the Towns County Fire Corps, volunteers who help the fire department behind the scenes at the stations and in fund-raising such as the up-coming “Fire in the Mountains” Chili Cook-off Saturday, May 29, at the square in Hia-

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for the county to work on their needed projects. Regarding the recreation complex, Kendall said that he is signing papers next week to buy 55 acres on Mining Gap Trail which will not only give the county fields for soccer and football for kids, but fields for adults, plus walking trails and other amenities with sky-friendly lights. This brought many positive comments from the audience. The Drug-Free Coalition now has an office in the 2nd floor of Station 3 and needs more volunteers to help start more neighborhood drug watches in other areas. The one in Bald Mountain Park has been very successful. Watch for articles in your local papers.

Towns County 4-H Sharpshooters Submitted by Rob Stoneham

Towns County 4-H Sharpshooters proudly displayed the trophies they won at the recent competition in Monroe, GA near Athens on April 17. Eleven Towns County Sharpshooters competed all day long in relays, all vying for the coveted slots at the up-coming State Championships at Rock Eagle 4-H Headquarters near Macon on May 1st. Over 100 4-H’ers shot all day in the sun and heat hoping for slots in the state championships. Seven NRA Certified Firearm Instructors from the Chatuge Gun Club have taken the teams

from Towns County 4-H to the State Championships 6 out of the Last 10 years. Trophies and customized shirts were provided for the kids by the Sons of the American Legion (sponsor), American Legion Ladies Aux along with donations from the Match with the Sheriffs Deputies, (No comment on who won that match).

Sharpshooters were, Jessie Patrick, McKenzie Henderson, William Lovelady, Reed Moss, Walker Ross, Danielle Nguyen, Phillip Lowell, Keanu Nguyen, Kane Hoffman, Kenny Sutton and Savannah Holdaway. Towns County should be very proud of these kids.

UCB President and CEO, Jimmy Tallent reported that the sale of the bank’s 10 largest nonperforming assets at the end of April will prove to be beneficial to the institution. Tallent also reported that UCB has benefited from the failed bank activity that occurred locally over the past couple of months. Three local rival banks have been among that list. They include, Appalachian Community Bank based out of Ellijay, Community Bank & Trust based out of Cornelia and Bank of Hiawassee.


guaranteed rights to appeal. Property owners deserve fair and transparent assessment and appeals process. While this does not solve all the issues with Georgia’s property tax system, it begins to level the playing field between property owners and the government. I was very involved in the 2009 study committee on property taxes that resulted in the Property Tax Assessment and Appeals Reform Bill. We heard

testimony from many Georgians, tax assessors, property lawyers and realtors.

law the States are free to enact laws to protect and govern themselves. That is exactly what is going on with Arizona. The Federal government has not acted on the immigration problem so Arizona did. This has been coming for decades and may not get any Federal action for another ten years. In the mean time, look for other States to follow the example of Arizona and take their best guess at solving the problem. Watch for some wizard in Georgia to start up with our version of the cure for immigration. God only knows what that will lead to. The major problem is the Arizona law is illegal. It violates the United States Constitution. Take a look a the 14th Amendment for starters. I am certain this law will be tested in Courts and found to be unconstitutional.

jail in Mexico. Mexico has bountiful natural gas resources which the US could use. Ah, the money path shows itself. When you do not understand something, follow the money. And so it is this alleged “problem” which cannot be solved. Nobody in Federal government or Congress wants to have the “problem” laid at their feet for resolution. It is a political bomb and almost certain death for them if they guess the wrong way. Now, let’s look at this problem from the eyes of the folks in Arizona. Crazy as it seems, they have excellent points to make. All of these apply to each State including Georgia. The health care system is overloaded with unregistered alien patients. Each such person is a drain upon the Medicaid system of that State. The money for that system comes from taxpayers. Taxes have to go up to maintain the overload. Fire, police and community services are over worked with the influx of aliens. Crime is supposed to be on the increase in these overloaded areas as well. I am not sure that is true but it stands to reason you have so much crime per capita and the per capita is increased so it logically follows crime stats are up as well. Education is taking the same beating from all the “new” students while Arizona is cutting back on the number of teachers employed. That is a no win. If an alien comes into America and has a child, that child is an American and entitled to Social Security benefits. This is where I get up on the soapbox and begin shouting. I represent Americans who have worked all their lives to collect Social Security.

continued from page 4A Georgia’s property owners triumphed this week with the overwhelming support and passage of the Property Tax Assessment and Appeals Reform Bill. It is aimed at ensuring all Georgia properties are properly assessed at Fair Market Value and that property owners have

Down the Road ARIZONA By: Russell Stookey There must be something in the water out West which makes folks nuts! The Governor of Arizona just signed into law a measure which allows police to stop anyone who “looks” like an alien and question them, require proof of citizenship from them and, if they do not have such proof, arrest them on the spot. Quickly now, prove your own citizenship. You have five minutes to break out genuine proof you are an American. Not so easy is it? Think of being forced to carry your identification and proof of birth and citizenship with you all the time. More trouble than needed and smacks of “BIG BROTHER” doesn’t it? Arizona may appear nuts on the surface but this is most likely a ploy to force the Federal government to act on immigration at long last. The immigration problem has been with us for many Presidents but suddenly Mr. Obama is up to bat and demands are made upon him to solve this problem. I would not have this man’s job. If nominated I will not accept nor run. Forget it! He wanted the job and he took over a mess. Immigration is just part of the mess he inherited. So let’s look at the immigration problem so we may learn how to “think” about a solution. There is this concept in the law called the Supremacy Clause which, giving the short version, says where the Federal government has made law the States cannot. The other side of that is where the Federal government has NOT made any

No President really wants to tackle this problem. It is a no-win and political dynamite. George Bush ( Little Bush ) thought building a long fence would do the trick. That was the best he could do when he tried to address the immigration problem. A BIG, LONG FENCE! See, it is in the water. Congress cannot decide what to have for lunch and we are looking to them for solutions. Congress won’t even bring up the Bill for discussion. Congress is scared to death of this issue. Mexico is where “THEY” are coming from. I went hunting in Mexico and can tell you we have no idea how good we have it here. We really have not seen poverty as it exits in Mexico. Mexico has it’s own immigration problems coming in from the South Americas. Mexico is not bashful about how they “welcome” their uninvited visitors. Suffice it to say, you never ever want to go to

As always, I am proud to serve my constituents of the 50th district of Georgia and I continue to work on your behalf. While we are nearing the end of the legislative session, I invite you to continue sharing your thoughts with me. I hope you continue to enjoy the beautiful weather Georgia offers this time of year!

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It is Something new in a social and treats will be pro- up to you, our readers, to identify the ‘Yokel’ or gathering for your best vided for your pet. If you ‘Hangout’ each week. Answers to who or what friend and you--Yappy don’t have a dog, you can will be featured the following week, along with Hour at The Yacht Club’s rent one for $5. You may the winner’s name. Boat House Tiki Bar just find a best friend. The first to correctly identify, will receive (across from FunWorld) This event is sponsored either a 6 months subscription to Towns Tribune good luck! on Thursday, May 6, by SPOT, a Boat House or three free classified ads (to be used anytime within 2010, 4 to 6 p.m.(raindate rescued dog, and Opera- a year). This week: Identify at least four of the five men Thursday, May 13, same tion P.U.P., a nonprofit in this photo of the TCHS Indians Basketball team Send your guess to time). Bring your well- 501(c)3 Corporation. Be sure your name and a way of contact is included. from 1944. mannered doggie and Proceeds will benefit We will respond if you are the winner. Have fun and meet and greet other dog spay/neuter programs for help by the aliens. of Mass Destruction and information would be lovers with their dogs dogs and cats. onboard, your insurance for just a $5/per person There. You on and on ). now have most of People who declare company could “plug in” the relevant facts they know God’s will are remotely and see how you from each side of another thing. Talking to were doing and the life Have you had your dream the problem. God is called prayer and insurance company would know if you were dead in interpreted? that is always good. Solve it. seconds or if they should When God talks to you They MUST prove their This fix is going to was standing there cancel you just before doing something, case before they collect. make the fight over medi- it is mental illness. Watch “THE BIG ONE”. for the person who tries to while waiting on This is not a handout to cal care look easy. The possibilities are If you think the TEA use God to endorse their me. I thought, Oh them. They earned it. Illegally crossing a BAGGERS went nuts political whims. That is a endless. but what can I bring It would be like a perto this marriage, border should not entitle before, get a grip. This scam to be avoided. Remember, anyone sonal ON-STAR / MEDII have no present. anyone to benefits they is going to be a mess and There were 2 of my did not earn, pay for nor we all have to join in the using the Flag of our great CAL ALERT inside every fixing of the cure. country and thumping a American. girlfriends there deserve. There, I feel better for Have you ever wanted “When fascism comes Bible to sell their product What’s not to love? waiting for me with that rant. You can see that to America it will be must be watched like a your dream interpreted? The police could scan him as well.” point of view but there is wrapped in the Flag and hawk. entire crowds from their I awoke at 4 in the carrying a Bible” – Sinmorning some days ago Interpretation: Dream- another side. We have several of vehicles without making them now and they are but those embarrassing stops dreaming about people in er, you have a willingness Some good friends who clair Lewis. my life who were unsta- to commit to your rela- are Jewish, suffered the We must be very care- a stone throw from being in public. ble. They were mostly tionship with Jesus. He loss of family members ful here. This is a delicate committed to the nuthouse Detectors could be set at all public and governfrom my past and I was will wait/manage for you in the Holocaust, told me wire upon which our or should be. unable sleep well. Next as you begin to realize the Arizona law is exactly democracy is balanced. There is one “cure” ment buildings to screen night, I dreamed of great that it is you He wants how it first started in Nazi In the swipe of a single which sounds great; see for chips ( or the lack thereof ) and those lackpen stroke our freedoms if you agree. mansions full of beauti- and not what you can get Germany years ago. ful things of accomplish- for Him. What you have In fact, there is a poster can vanish and all in the Each American citizen ing such identity simply name of a “good cause”. need only prove citizen- arrested and hauled off. ment. These works were together has not matured on the net showing the That pen writes for and ship once when they line creative and unbreakable. yet but is moving into a Nazi soldiers checking the You walk though such I couldn’t help but marvel “seer” gifting. The music papers of a Jewish man. It against all American free- up to get the micro chip a scanning device each at the treasures of life on box is the “treasure” that makes me worry we are doms in the same stroke. implant injection from the time you visit your local food store so it would be earth that families share. lives in your heart. You on a slippery slope here. Who knows. Perhaps government. (Mat. 13:52 & 6:21) It want so much to give This will allow that easy to program it to scan The third point of view you “look” like an alien. is that of the aliens. made me consider what God your very best. Next week, we will person to be identified by for the chips. a “treasure” means in Anyone NOT having a Requirements: Give This is the best they round up all the folks with social serial number, all police, educational, mili- chip is a person not supdreams and to look at a your dream a title, is it have ever had it on blue eyes. cool dream I once inter- color or black & white, Earth. 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American and are killing You could be found if but balance each such this man dearly but didn’t not be able to interpret all Most that I know are America! Likely as not, ever lost in a snow storm, nifty idea with the “what know what this marriage that are submitted, but I working to save money they have no religion and avalanche or lost on a if” factor of taking your freedoms or invading your desert island. was all about. I was in a may select yours! I, The so they can go BACK to simply have to go. store trying to purchase Dream Seer, have stud- Mexico. Arrest records would private life. All we need is a Flag a very pretty music box ied dreams under Streams That is what is at stake In Mexico money talks. and a Bible and some nut be included in the chip so that represented good Ministries/Stir The Water With enough money they shouting this for it to get you could prove you were here. Freedom. not a felon instantly. past memories and trea- Network (http://www. can own a ranch and be some traction. Nothing less than being sures. This box seemed their own man. Your identity could a free American. We have fear merchants important to me, and that for 6 years. I have over The aliens I know are who rev up the simple never be stolen as with Happiness is freedom. I purchase it to bring to 430 dreams certified with tough, hard working folks minded with false fear VISA and, speaking of Freedom takes courage. this marriage. When it a 96% accuracy rate. I anyone would be proud and we have the salvation credit cards, one could Courage means getting salesmen who declare make purchases simply by involved. finally became my turn mentor under some of of. at the check out, the the most gifted dream A big, long fence Since the 9 – 11 attack what God’s will is. I have having the chip scanned. cashier closed it and said interpreters alive today, getting into America is real problems with both The chip could monitor sounds good if you are an your health condition and idiot but, in the real world, sorry, you can’t buy that. from Australia, England, very complicated and of these. I looked over to the side China, Germany, & the expensive. Fear merchants thrive “report” instantly a drop there are no simple fixes of the store, like a waiting U.S. The immigration on playing the masses into in oxygen or if there was as we move on down the area, and my new husband authorities are more to be hysteria with crazy claims an impact to your person. road. feared than thought of as ( Death Panels, Weapons Since all of your medial



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Students graduate from Eddie Eagle® gun safety program

Submitted By: Ed Jones

Thursday, 22 April was graduation day for 300+/Towns County Elementary School kids who had participated in the weeklong Eddie Eagle® gun safety program. The program was sponsored by the Chatuge Gun Club and presented by the Towns County Elementary School Coaches. Graduation ceremonies included appearances by Principal Don Dermody, Sheriff Chris Clinton, School Resource Officer Daren Jones and Eddie Eagle himself. Begun in 1988, the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program

is a gun accident prevention program for children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. Using instructional materials including workbooks, an animated video, and student reward stickers, the program’s safety mascot, Eddie Eagle, teaches children that if they find a gun in an unsupervised situation, they should: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult. The purpose of the Eddie Eagle Program isn’t to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children. The program makes no value judgments about firearms, and no firearms are ever used in the program. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks and household poison, they’re treated simply as a fact of everyday life. With firearms found in about half of all American households, it’s a stance that makes sense. Eddie Eagle is never shown touching a firearm, and he does not promote firearm ownership or use. The program prohibits the use of Eddie Eagle mascots anywhere that guns are present. The Eddie Eagle Program has no agenda other than accident prevention -- ensuring that children stay safe should they encounter a gun. The program never mentions the NRA. Nor does it encourage children to buy guns or to become NRA members. The NRA does not receive any appropriations from Congress, nor is it a trade organization. It is not affiliated with any firearm or ammunition manufacturers or with any businesses that deal in guns and ammunition.

Old Presley Post Office History A mile and one-half east of Hiawassee, Georgia on State Road 75 south from US 76, is the area known as Presley. The first Presley Post Office was in a bedroom of William J. Presley’s home; he was appointed postmaster June 20, 1899. His son, Julius W. took over December 1, 1900 until April 4, 1904. Allen Adams, who had a general merchandise store, added the post office service from 1904 to 1928 at the corner of Hwy. 75 and Streak Hill. Allen’s son, Chelsie, became acting postmaster, then postmaster on May 28,1928. Cecil Taft Adams succeeded his brother Chelsie as postmaster on February 27, 1932. He discontinued the family store and built the surviving structure where he and his wife, Nadine Adams, helped sell stamps, money orders and the like. The Eisenhower administration closed it on October 31, 1960. Following this, Hiawassee Georgia began rural free delivery. Cecil Adams became an employee of the Hiawassee Post Office running a rural route from which he retired on October 13, 1963. The Towns County Historical Society dedicated the old Presley Post Office at its new location at 11 a.m. on May 8, 2010 beside the Courthouse.

Writing You Ancestors’ Stories, Part Two Mary Michelle Keller, a member of Netwest, will be teaching a beginning Genealogy class with emphasis on how to write the stories of your ancestors.  In last week’s article I said that in the first week the class would begin with the census and what it can tell.  The second week resources

will be discussed.  There are many places to ferret out information; one only needs to know where they are.  This session will also deal with honing writing skills.  You do not need to know your family’s history to join the class nor be a writer.  The purpose of the class is to set you on your way to putting down the stories of your ancestors in a readable and enjoyable manner.   The Class will be taught at The Writers Circle in Haysville, North Carolina starting Wednesday the 19th of May from 10:00 until 12:00 noon.  The class will run for three weeks, the fee is $40.  For information and to sign up for the class phone    706-896-1899

Food Distribution The monthly mobile food distribution for families in need will be held at No. Mt. Zion Church of God on Friday, May14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  This outdoor food distribution will be held in the rear parking lot of No. Mt. Zion Church of God on Scataway, rain or shine.  If you are picking up food for another family please bring an authorization from them.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Solomon’s Seal

By Johanne Kittle, Plant Rescue Team Member, photos by Tom Harrington

“On the keel, it is real”. This saying is a help to distinguish the plant Solomon’s Seal (“Real” Solomon’s Seal) from Solomon’s Plume (previously called “False” Solomon’s seal). Solomon’s Seal has the flowers hanging underneath the stem in pairs (or three’s) whereas Solomon’s Plume has the flowers at the end of the stem in a terminal cluster. Both plants are native to eastern US and are a delight to see in the woods. They have been used medicinally since the days of Greece and Rome. Herbalists consider Solomon’s Seal root a potent medicinal for inflammation and joint ailments. It is used as a poultice to help heal broken bones, stretched ligaments and tendons, and cuts, wounds and bruises. The Cherokees and the settlers used Solomon’s Seal for medicinal purposes and as incense. The plant, Solomon’s seal, gets its common name from the fact that when the plant dies back in the fall the scar left on the root is considered to be shaped like a Star of David, which is also known as the Seal of Solomon. The legend is that King Solomon put his seal on this plant to indicate its worth. Its Latin name, Polygonatum, means manyangled. Solomon’s Seal has many segments/joints of the root and numerous nodes/joints of the stem. Each year the plant adds another root segment which can be counted to estimate the approximate age of the plant. Solomon Seal shoots are edible as a boiled vegetable. The root is edible after boiling in three

changes of water. The berries are NOT edible. Blooming now (late April to early May), the sweet white flowers attract bumblebees and hummingbirds. In Summer, the fruit ripens into dark blue-violet berries, which are said to be poisonous. The “doctrine of signatures” suggests that God marked plants with a sign or “signature” for their purpose. With Solomon’s seal, the white jointed root structure looks like bones or vertebrae, thus its use to help heal bones and joints. The roots take many angles or turns which is considered a signature for adaptogenic herbs. Adaptogenic herbs help us adapt to stress. The many angles in Solomon’s Seal are considered a sign that it can help a person make changes in life or adapt to life’s changes. Solomon’s Seal is threatened in some areas due to irresponsible and over-collection. Since each year the plant adds another root segment, it can be harvested without destroying the plant. It is also considered invasive in some areas. Both the False and Real Solomon’s Seal can be found in our forests. You may even find it growing on your property. There is good information on Solomon’s Seal on the internet. Just google “Solomon’s Seal” and enjoy reading about this wonderful plant. Comments or questions are welcome to me at billjokitt@brmemc. net. For more information on the plant rescue team or the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center, contact Jennifer Cordier at, 706-745-9317 or Clare Johnston at clarejo@uga. edu, 706-745-2655.

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Community New children’s book by local teachers Guest speakers at the meeting of the Hiawassee Garden Club, held on Thursday, April 22, 2010, were Dr. Sandy Page and Barbara Allen of Towns County Schools. They introduced us to their newly published book Weeds Don‘t Grow in Rows. This beautifully illustrated children’s book is written for children from kindergarten through elementary school and is a delightful story emphasizing the individuality of each child. The books will be available at the Hiawassee and Young Harris Libraries and may be purchased through Towns County Schools. The Garden Club provides many services to the children in our County School and sponsors art contests for their participation. Dr. Page and Ms. Allen donated a copy of their book to the Garden Club in appreciation for their work in the community. The Garden Club would like to thank the entire community for their support of the Annual Plant Affair on the Square that was held on Saturday, April 17th. This year’s event was a great success and through the efforts of English Country Gardens, Lewis

Speakers at the April meeting were art teacher Barbara Allen and Assistant Elementary Principal Dr. Sandy Page.

An Ounce of Prevention Equals a Pound of Cure The Institute for Continuing Learning at Young Harris College is sponsoring a series of seminars by two local Geriatric Nursing Care Educators, Sheila Rodgers and Jill Long, who will offer tidbits of health information that might save you time and effort. The seminars are free and open to the public. They will be held on three successive Saturdays, May 15, 22 and 29, from 10 am to12 noon in Classroom 104 in the Goolsby Building on the campus of the college. Being ready for life is not always easy, but with some key points of knowledge, negotiating

May 15: What annual screenings are recommended to monitor your health? What are the medical tests? Gain a better understanding of medication forms and efficacy. May 22: What’s the difference between normal ‘senior moments’ and Alzheimer’s? May 29: Review basic home safety. Were you really ready for the late January snows? How long could you survive at home in a power outage? Do you know how long a fire extinguisher discharges? Then what

do you do? What basic preparations are needed to survive three days without power? How do you check your home’s fire safety and minimize the risk of falls? Sheila Rodgers has practiced nursing for 24 years and currently works at Murphy Medical Center on the Medical-Surgical Unit. Jill Long trained for more than 35 years and is currently a staff nurse at Good Shepherd Home Health & Hospice. Contact Bob Langenbacher at 706-379-2660 for additional information.

Northeast Georgia U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Now Chartered

April hostesses: (l-r) Pat Neubert, Elaine Henry, and Sue Walls. Diann Nichols made the table design.

Nursery, The Plant Stand, and Dennison Brother’s Nursery many beautiful plants will enhance all of our homes and neighborhoods this summer. The Garden Club meets

on the fourth Thursday of each month at 12:45 p.m. at their Garden Center By Bob Garrott, Flotilla behind the Towns County Courthouse. Everyone is 2-3 Public Affairs Officer   welcome to attend.  At a formal ceremony on Saturday April 17th, U.S. Coast Guard officials presented the charter authorizing Auxiliary Flotilla 2-3 to support Coast Guard missions on Lake Chatuge, Lake Nottely and Lake Blue Ridge. The ceremony was hosted by The Ridges Resort & Club Lake Chatuge in Young Harris, a key partner who supports flotilla boating safety activities out of

Stop Loss DUI Simulator at NGTC

Student Kenslei Krippner receives instructions before attempting the course in a simulated impaired state.

It wasn’t just the students taking turns in the DUI Simulator on North Georgia Technical College’s Clarkesville Campus. As part of a national tour, U.N.I.T.E. International is bringing the Stop Loss DUI Simulator to each of NGTC’s campuses this April. The simulator gave participants three opportunities to make it home through a small town with a blood alcohol content (BAC) comparable to two to three drinks in an average-size person. For men, the BAC is set to 0.081 and for women it is set to 0.077, which is under the legal limit. The simulation took place in a blaze-colored Dodge Caliber with participants wearing simulation goggles. Each driver’s progress was simultaneously displayed using a monitor placed on top of the car so that

the ups and downs can be made easier.

everyone could see their skills. The general consensus of the steady stream of those who tried and those who looked on was that it was “pretty cool.” Although there were giggles of camaraderie during the invariably failing attempts through the course, all there recognized that this is no laughing matter. “DUI is a consistent problem regardless of age bracket,” explained DWI Awareness Instructor Bill Taggart. “Most drunk driving accidents occur with a BAC between 0.06 and 0.01. The statistics show that 40% of all traffic fatalities are from alcohol-related accidents.” The Drunk Driving Simulator allows a driver to operate in a simulated drunk mode. It demonstrates the dangerous effects of DUI/DWI

driving, such as delayed response to controls and narrowing of the effective field of view. “Oh! That is so real,” exclaimed Lynn Ward after her first simulated accident hitting a parked car. “My blood pressure just shot ‘way up,” she said making a hasty exit from the car before the exercise was complete. Nothing could convince her to finish, either. “We try to bring in a variety of events and programs for the students here,” said Campus Life Director Sherry Seal. “This is the first time we’ve been able to negotiate the costs, but when you think about it, the experience is really priceless.” The Stop Loss DUI Simulator was held on all three NGTC Campuses during the month of April.

Library Strategic Plan Underway – Public Input Essential   The Mountain Regional Library System has begun a strategic planning process, and we want you to be part of this exciting and groundbreaking effort!  The opinions of every member of our community are important - whether you are a library user or not - as we plan the future of our libraries. Our communities have changed a lot over the past few years and so have the needs of our citizens.  In order to best serve all our communities we need to know what the needs are and we can’t know unless you tell us.  Please visit the library web site at www., click on the Strategic Plan Survey link, and take five minutes to tell us what you think.  It really is that simple!

their marina on Lake Chatuge. The Auxiliary strives to prevent marine accidents by providing safe boating information and education to the public, and to provide vessel safety checks to ensure recreational boaters have the correct firefighting and lifesaving equipment.  Flotilla members will be working closely with TVA Police, Georgia and North Carolina Natural Resource Officers and local fire/rescue and police agencies to assist in the search and rescue of

missing or disabled boaters.  The flotilla includes five trained “coxswains” qualified in search and rescue, and two qualified crewmembers; most of the 16 flotilla members are qualified in multiple specialties. For general information about boating safety classes, vessel safety checks, membership or other Auxiliary activities, visit the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary website at http://www.cgaux. org/.

“Blackie The Bear” roams

“Blackie The Bear” would walk through the yard of Dr. and Mrs. Jim Collin of Young Harris last year and play with the string hanging from a tree limb.  He is back this Spring.  The Collin’s stated that they do not feed him, or leave any food or garbage where he can find a meal.  However, they do enjoy seeing him from time to time.  The Collins stated they would like for Blackie to stay as far away from them as possible.  Photo by: Dr. and Mrs. Jim Collin

Coupon good until May 18th

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VFW Golf Scores April 22nd, Thursday team, Red Campbell, JC Berrong, Tom Moyher, Myron Grizio shot score of 66, coming in -6 under par. April 29th, Thursday team, George Darden, Charlie Logan, Russ Schoetken shot a score of 67, coming in -5 under par. Looking for Men and Women to join a FUN GOLF LEAGUE? Call Myron Grizio 706-896-3183 or Glenda Geddings 706-896-7992

Spring Sport Seniors Recognized By Rainer Arnold Tribune Sports Editor

Last Friday, the Spring sports seniors were recognized by Jeannie Ledford prior to the last home baseball game against Tallulah Falls. There was a lack of participation it seemed since many of the spring sport seniors were on a field trip and did not make it back in time to participate. However, all senior spring athletes should be proud of their efforts as should the community. Some of the pictures are of the seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who were present.

John Swilley with Sheena Kendall

Photo by Rainer Arnold-Tribune Sports

Photo by Rainer Arnold-Tribune Sports

John Bleckley with Parents

Cody Harkins with Mother

Matt Beni with Parents

Photo by Rainer Arnold-Tribune Sports

Photo by Rainer Arnold-Tribune Sports

Indians Win Final Game By Rainer Arnold Tribune Sports Editor

for Retiring Coach Moss

The Indians of coach Shannon Moss had a lot at stake last Friday night in their last home game against Tallulah Falls. First it was the last game of the season and it was the last official game for coach Moss who was retiring after this game. He successor will be coach Chris Vardo, Mossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; long time assistant. The Indians took advantage of a beautiful day and pounced on the visitors immediately. Winning pitcher Matt Beni made the local fans happy by starting the inning with three batters up and three batters down. When the Indians came to bat, the sounds of big hits were everywhere. There was a single, a walk, a double and then a triple and the score was 4-0 in favor of the home team.

Indian baseball team before the game

Photo by Rainer Arnold-Tribune Sports

Indian gets huge hit.

Photo by Rainer Arnold-Tribune Sports

Before the game was over, every Indian had managed at least one hit except for Kyle McConnell, Brett Bradshaw and Jimmy Pearce who each had two hits in the 14-2 Indian victory. Coach Vardo will take over a solid baseball program but he will lose 3 seniors and will have the nucleus of a veteran team returning. I want to wish coach Vardo and his new team the best for the upcoming 2011 season.

Photo by Rainer Arnold-Tribune Sports

Winning pitcher Matt Beni delivering strike

Photo by Rainer Arnold-Tribune Sports

Classifieds & Arrest Report

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misc.-for sale


Real Estate


Hiawassee Antique Mall 460 N. Main St. Hiawas-

A & R Residential and Commercial Lawn Care. Plant, turf and grassing, lot clean-up mulching and retaining walls. 706994-2457. 03-02-10 to 06-08-10

Bulldog 300 4x2 utility

Efficiency Apt. Fully Furnished, including all utilities, close to town, screen deck, $550/mo. 706-835-7618.

8+ Mountain Top acres,

Chatuge Lawn Care Reasonable & Dependable Servicing Clay & Towns County Call 828-361-4589 or 706-379-2699 03-23-10 to 06-30-10

see, 706-896-0587.

Unique Finds: 50 Dealers. Antiques, Vintage

Jewelry, Furniture, Glassware, Pottery, Figurines, Primitives, Porcelain, Fine Linens, Books, Collectibles. Open Year Round Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5

AAutosutos 1978 Mercedes Benz, 450 SL.  Both tops, never been wrecked and runs.  $5,000.Call  706-9941347 2006 Chevy Colorado

4x4, Single cab, Z71 Sport Package. High mileage due to commute. Serviced well. Looks and runs great. $7900 firm. 706-2993159.


misc. Paying Cash for Gold

necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, watches, charms, pendants and coins. Cash offer made on the spot, paying top price. Condition doesn’t matter- broken, bent, or intact! Call today: 706896-1380 2-23-10 to 2-23-11

misc.-for sale 1995 Polaris 750 jets ski,

not running but motor is OK.  Plus a 1996 Sea Doo, needs battery woth a double trailer. $1,200 or trade for new running jet ski of some sort.  Call  706-994-1347.

Crossroads Restaurant

is Now hiring cooks and servers. Apply in person between hours of 2-5pm. 706-896-1786. 04-27-10 to 5-11-10

ProSpot Fitness Equip-

ment Warehouse Sale! Selling at clearance prices. Call: Keith Kenner 706-835-5408 05-04-10

Experienced upholster/sewer needed. Full time. Pay

based on experience. 1-2 years min experienced only need to apply. Established company in Hayesville, NC. Call 888-247-2774 or email

vehicle: 265cc Subaru engine: full tilt dump bed w/ 400 lb. capacity load: 3 pt. lap/shoulder seat belts: headlights: 12V keyed ignition... $2750. 706-896-3747 or cell 706781-9751. 05-04-10 to 05-11-10 Toro LX 420 18 HP

42” Deck Riding Lawn Mower... $950. 706-896-3747 or cell 706781-9751. 05-04-10 to 05-11-10

Pets All New Happy Jack

Kennel Dip II: Kills: fleas. ticks, stable flies, and mange mites without steroids. Biodegradable, Hiawassee Feed and Farm Supply. 706-896-1319.

recreation Recreational Vehicle : Gause RV Center Sales-

Service-Part Store. Consignments Welcome 706-896-7897 SR 288Hiawasse, GA Mobile Service Available Gause RV Center 03-23-10 to 5-8-10

Gun for sale, Glock Model #GK592. Call 706896-6429

For Sale- 2002 Coleman by Fleetwood Pop Up Camper; 18x7.5; 2 lg. beds- sleeps 6; stove; refrigerator; heater; air conditioner... $2995 Call 706-896-3747; 706781-9751.


05-04-10 to 05-11-10

05-04-10 to 05-11-10

04-27-10 to 05-04-10

2BR house for rent, Woods Grove area. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 706-896-2363 04-20 to 05-11

1Br/1Ba Cottage for rent. Water included, Hiawassee area, Mountain Views; $350 per month . 706-896- 8839 04-27 to 05-04

Nice Country Style home

on one level with 3BR/2BA. Covered porches on 3 sides and large 2 car garage. 3 miles from Hiawassee on Fodder Creek Rd. 706-8962434 or 706-781-9224. 04-27-10 to 5-11-10


Apartment for rent in

Hiawassee. Spacious, light, 1 large bedroom, large bathroom. All appliances, water and propane included! Private covered deck and private entrance. Must see inside! $475/mo plus deposit. 706-8964988 or 706-781-9917 Bright Apartments.

2 Wood cook stoves; one

used, one new. One bass boat 17ft. 110 Evinrude motor. 706-835-5222.

4-13-10 to 5-4-10

private and secluded, yet only 10 mins. from Hiawassee. Deer and bears for neighbors 706896-1534.

Under new ownership. Everyone welcome. Like new 2BR/2BA apt’s. Central H/A, dishwashers, W/D hook-ups, Private patios, plenty of paved parking. We make moving to Bright Apt’s VERY affordable. Starting at $495/mo. Call about our limited time move-in specials. 706-435-0595.


comfort of your home. Licensed. 18 years experience- 1 hour $40 & $25 for 1/2 hour. Call Gerri at 706-896-6108. 05-04-10 to 06-01-10


THE MOVE: Professional and Effi-

cient Movers, Local and long distance moving and storage. Residential, Commercial, Licensed and Insured. 877-6596683, 706-379-6683 Brenda’s Alterations $6 hems. Mention this ad

for another $1 off. Call for all your alteration needs! Quality work and over thirty years experience. 706-745-6697 or 706-781-8151- Located at 6330 GumLog Road. 04-27-10 and 05-04-10

Ted’s Painting: Quality Work at Affordable Prices Interior & Exterior Painting-- Staining-Pressure Washing-Roof Cleaning--Light Carpentry--Home Improvement Call: 706-994-6398 Ted Peluso------Free Estimates 03-23-10 to 09-14-10


Ledford’s Professional

Stump grinding call for a free estimate @ 706-896-1380 2-23-10 to 2-23-11 Freeman Lawn Service: Mowing Weedeating, general clean-up, airrating, seeding, fertilizing, tree cutting, painting, pressurewashing. 706-781-7590. Jeff Freeman 03-23-10 to 6-16-10

Sell your stuff! Place your ad here for as little as $4 per week. Call 706-896-0557

Towns County Real Estate Transactions recorded 04-05 to 04-09-10 Stephen Cardy & Margaret A Cardy lost in foreclosure to Bank United, FSB Unit A, Building 1, Phase 2 at NE corner of Watercrest Way & Skylake Dr in Watercrest at Fieldstone Condos valued at $125,000. Robert M Bartlett & Hollie H Bartlett lost in foreclosure to The Bank of New York Mellon Lot 7 (0.301 acres) & Lot 8 (0.304 acres) at 900 Johnson Rd off Bugscuffle Rd in Woodcliff Subdivision valued at $116,332. United Community Bank sold to Harold A Deas, Jr. 20.034 acres at SW corner of Owl Creek Rd & Hwy 17/75 South for $450,000. John & Sonja Armentrout sold to Duane Lee & Mary Luann Mowery 4.313 acres Lot 8 on Rocky Mountain Lane off Titus Valley Rd in Stone Brook Estates for $84,500.

The NCW Group, LLC (Beth Wright, Stephanie W McConnell & Richard K McConnell) transferred 1/2 interest to Stephanie W McConnell & Richard K McConnell 2.037 acres Lot 7 on Bradford Lane off Hidden Fields Rd in Hidden Fields Estates Subdivision. The NCW Group, LLC transfered 1/2 interest to Beth Wright 2.037 acres Lot 7 on Bradford Lane off Hidden Fields Rd in Hidden Fields Estates Subdivision. Stephanie W McConnell & Richard K McConnell gave their 1/2 interest to Beth Wright 2.037 acres Lot 7 on Bradford Lane off Hidden Fields Rd in Hidden Fields Estates Subdivision. Chatuge Properties, LLC (Beth Wright) gave to RSMCC Investments, LLC 1.545 acres Lot 5 on Bradford Lane off Hidden Fields Rd. in Hidden Fields

Estate Subdivision. Joyce B. Hooper gave to Joyce Bryson Lockman 0.703 acres Lot 76 at SW corner of Asheland Cove Overlook & Summit Lane in Asheland Cove Subdivision Phase 3. Edward A Lines sold to Fred George Lot 2 Block A on River Bank Run in Enchanted Valley R.V. Resort off Hwy 17/75 South for $70,000. Morris H Neal sold to Towns County Water & Sewage Authority 6.000 acres off Drayton Way & Lakeview Circle for $180,000. Bank United, FSB sold to Jim Jeffrey Building # 15 on River Front Lane in Hiawassee River Camp off Hwy 17/75 South for $99,000. 12 Transactions totaling $1,124,832.

Towns County Arrest Report Recorded 04-18 to 04-25-10 Kelvin Clay Burch, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 03/23/1967, arrested 04/25/2010, charges: Obstruction or Hindering Law. Lucas William Davis, of Hiawassee, GA DOB 12/12/1966, arrested 04/22/2010, charges: Hold for Hall County. Margot Ghanes, of Young Harris, GA, DOB 04/14/1955, arrested 04/18/2010, charges: DUI/ Alchohol, Required Positions and Methods of. Carey Edward Kendall, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 03/21/1981, arrested 04/19/2010, charges: DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane, Too Fast for Conditions, Duty of Driver to Stop at. Jamie Allen Mawby, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 01/05/1989, arrested 04/23/2010, charges: Possession of Marijuana, Possession, Manu, Distrib, Etc. Elizabeth Nicole Pulaski, of Murphy, NC, DOB 08/27/1977, arrested 04/23/2010, charges: Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor, Possession, Manu, Distrib, Etc, of Control Subs, or Maja, Penal (3 counts). Christopher Blake Carroll, of Young Harris, GA, DOB 01/31/1990, arrested 04/23/2010, charges: Probation Violation. Bradley Shane Crawford, of Hayesville, NC, DOB 07/05/1986, arrested 04/23/2010, charges: Possession, Manu, Distrib, Etc of Control Subs, or Maja; Penal. (3 counts). Timothy Edward Denton, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 07/21/1984, arrested 04/20/2010, charges: Probation Violation. Randall Jerry Gravitt, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 11/23/1955, arrested 04/25/2010, charges: Hold for Atlanta PD.

Larry Ray McCurley, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 10/06/1954, arrested 04/21/2010, charges: Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Terroristic Threats and Acts, Public Drunkenness. Julia Leigh Mawby, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 11/04/1980, arrested 04/23/2010, charges: Possession of Marijuana (2 counts). Stephanie Miranda Neace, of Young Harris, GA, DOB 11/10/1992, arrested 04/22/2010, charges: Possession of Marijuana. Daniel Lee Walls, of Hiawassee, GA, DOB 07/11/1988, arrested 04/23/2010, charges: Possession, Manu, Distrib, Etc.

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All That Glitters- is now open By: Sandy Morgan Tribune writer

All That Glitters is the newest retail/gift shop in town- located at 195 B Main Street inside “Here’s to your Health Vitamin Store”, (next door to Mountain Perk Coffee Shop). Owner Sheila Matheson would like to invite you to stop in and browse from her newest gifts from Kerusso christian shirts, jewelry, purses, and special selection of gifts for every occasion; such as graduation, Mothers day, baby shower, or for anyone special in your life. All That Glitters also has a one of a kind t-shirt, “See Redneck City”, advertising Hiawassee, Georgia and it’s beauty. While shopping for that perfect gift for someone special also register to win a gift basket full of goodies.

Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am til 5 pm & Saturday 10 am till 2 pm “Here’s to your Health” Vitamin Store Here’s to your Health Vitamin Store has moved in with All That Glitters. Owners Anthony and Trena Davenport would like to invite you to stop by and check out the latest brands of natural vitamins such as Now, Solar Ray, Montavie, and the latest acai berry drink “Seven”. Trena also has a variety of natural body products and also carries some health food products. If you do not find what you are looking for then Trena will be glad to assist in trying to locate the product for you. Please stop by for all of you vitamin needs. Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am till 5 pm & Saturday, 10 am till 2 pm

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