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   Meth lab bust near Alto nets eight arrests
   By JONATHAN ARENA
      Eight people were ar-
   rested when the Mountain
   Judicial Circuit Narcotics
   Criminal      Investigation
   and Suppression team
   served a search warrant at
   a residence off Yonah Post
   Road early Wednesday
   morning, fi nding compo-             FRANKUM           GOOLSBY             LAMBERT
   nents for cooking metham-
   phetamines.
      “We’ve had information
   on these suspects, and we
   sort of spent a good bit of
   time piecing it all togeth-
   er,” said Herman “Ros-
   coe” Cronic, deputy com-
   mander for the Mountain
   NCIS team. “It resulted
   in a search warrant be-
   ing issued, and we served           MEDLOCK            B. REECE           J. REECE
   the search warrant prob-
   ably about 2 o’clock in the        around the
   morning.”                          house and
      “We’ve been looking at          inside    the
   [this residence] for a while,      house,” he
   probably the last two or           said.      He
                                                                                                                                                                                           JONATHAN ARENA/Staff
   three weeks,” said Kyle            added     the
   Bryant, commander of the           team found                                             The Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS team raided this residence on Pless Road, just north of the Hall County
   NCIS team.                         “everything                                            line, early Wednesday morning and found components for cooking methamphetamines. The NCIS team removed
      Cronic said his team            you need to                                            the meth components, displayed on plastic outside the house, and cooking equipment from the residence for
   found a substantial amount         make meth-
   of components for mak-             amphet-          J. REESE              THOMAS          cleanup and disposal. Eight people were taken into custody from the residence.
   ing     methamphetamines           amines. And                                         were arrest-            Those arrested included     Kristi Michelle Medlock,          Thomas, 24, of Cornelia.
   at the residence on Pless          of course we found some              ed at the residence, several        Rebecca Ann Frankum,           25, of Lavonia; Billy Mi-           All eight individuals
   Road, just north of the Hall       fi nished product, so there’s         of whom had prior crimi-            20, of Turnerville; Har-       chael Reece, 40, of Alto;         are charged with criminal
   County line.                       really no doubt what’s go-           nal records and at least            rison Matthew Goolsby,         James Michael Reece, 20,          conspiracy to manufacture
      “We’ve got components           ing on here.”                        three of whom lived at the          31, of Alto; Elias Becerra     of Alto; Joyce Dale Reese,
   pretty much everywhere                Cronic said eight people          residence.                          Lambert, 28, of Eatonton;      39, of Alto; and Jesse Kyle              See METH, Page 2A



                                                                             Brock pleads guilty in beating death
                                                                             By DONALD FRASER                             Brock was arrested in Jack-                   “If he [Norris] had sur-
                                                                                                                          son County.                                vived, he would be facing
                                                                                Accused murderer Cody Matthew                Brock’s guilty plea came                felony [exploitation of a child
                                                                             Brock, 22, of Gainesville, pleaded           during a Jan. 26 Superior                  and/or molestation] charg-
                                                                             guilty Thursday to voluntary man-            Court arraignment presided                 es,” Staples told the court.
                                                                             slaughter and agreed to accept a 20-         over by Judge Chan Caudell.                   The physical relationship
                                                                             year maximum sentence.                          Assistant District At-                  also included an encounter
                                                                                Initial aggravated assault charg-         torney Eddie Staples, while                the day Norris was blud-
                                                                             es were upgraded to murder after             presenting facts of the case,              geoned, Staples said.
                                                                             Brock’s victim, Wade Norris of               termed it “a rather gruesome                  Prosecutors take into con-
                                                                             Demorest, died. Brock hit Norris             scene,” when Habersham          BROCK      sideration the mental state
                                                                             six to eight times on the head with          County Sheriff’s Office depu-              of all victims of sexual abuse
                                                                             a roofi ng hammer Nov. 10, 2011. He           ties arrived.                       when they evaluate cases, Staples
                                                                             died a month later, Dec. 12, at Atlan-          Other facts provided by Staples said. In the Brock case, Staples said,
                                                                             ta Medical Center.                           included Brock and Norris had had there was potential post traumatic
                                                 JONATHAN ARENA/Staff           Brock’s brother turned him in to          a long-time physical relationship,
                                                                             police after he heard of the incident.       including when Brock was a minor.                 See GUILTY, Page 2A
   Albert Walton, assistant chief at Baldwin Fire Department,
   inspects a truck that collided with another big rig on Crane Mill
   Road Jan. 25. The driver, Philip Lee Church of Clarkesville, suf-
   fered a broken leg and other injuries.                                    Fairview Elementary rallies for Austin Sprayberry
   One injured Jan. 25 when                                                  By CHRISTINA SANTEE

                                                                                Imagine your typical teenage
                                                                                                                          we’ve never had a hometown hero,
                                                                                                                          but we still collected money for that
                                                                                                                          [chosen] organization. This year it
                                                                                                                                                                      he [Sprayberry] was diagnosed, we
                                                                                                                                                                      decided we wanted to recognize him

                                                                                                                                                                              See SPRAYBERRY, Page 2A
                                                                             boy.                                         was a no-brainer. In October, when

   two tractor-trailers collide                                                 What comes to mind? Is
                                                                             he an athlete? An aspiring
                                                                             musician? A video-game
                                                                             fanatic? How would you de-
   By JONATHAN ARENA                  him to Habersham Medical               scribe him? Is he carefree,
                                      Center, where he was treat-            lively…rebellious?
       A Clarkesville man was         ed and later released with                Chances are “cancer pa-
   injured Wednesday when             a broken left leg and other            tient” isn’t on your list.
   his tractor-trailer hit a log-     minor injuries, according to              High school junior Aus-
   ging truck on Crane Mill           Johnson.                               tin Sprayberry, diagnosed
   Road. He was later released           The other driver, Antho-            Oct. 7, 2011, with acute lym-
   from the hospital with non-        ny Mark Hill, 39, of Royston,          phoblastic leukemia (ALL)
   life-threatening injuries.         will be charged with failure           at the age of 16, has never let
       According to Sgt. Chad         to yield as a result of the inci-      the disease define him.
   Johnson of the Georgia State       dent. Hill was unhurt in the              Even in the midst of weak-
   Patrol, Philip Lee Church,         collision; his 2006 Freight-           ness, Sprayberry continues
   65, was hauling a load of          liner logging truck, owned             to live life with the support
   scrap metal for Bobby’s            by D&S Logging out of Com-             and prayers of his family,
   Recycling in his 1989 Ken-         merce, sustained some dam-             friends and community.
   worth truck at about 10 a.m.       age to the trailer.                       This was proven true
   Jan. 25, when another truck           Johnson said the angle of           Wednesday afternoon when
   pulled out in front of him in      the logging truck as it pulled         the Habersham Central High
   a curve on Crane Mill Road.        out into the road meant the            School Band of Blue, Fair-
       “The logging truck en-         impact ended up less severe            view Elementary School stu-
   tered on Crane Mill Road           than a straight 90-degree T-           dent body, teaching staff and
   and traveled east, but failed      bone collision would have              family members gathered in
   to yield to the oncoming ve-       been. “The logging truck               the FES gym for a pep rally
   hicle driven by Mr. Church,”       had already angled when it             in honor of the now 17-year-
   Johnson said. “Mr. Church’s        came out, so when they im-             old HCHS student.
   vehicle struck the right side      pacted it wasn’t a 90-degree              “We have always partici-                                                                                  CHRISTINA SANTEE/Staff
   of the logging truck.”             angle,” Johnson said.                  pated with Pennies for Pa- At a Wednesday afternoon pep rally at Fairview Elementary School held in honor of Austin
       The impact severely dam-          The accident occurred in            tients for years and every
   aged the front of Church’s         a downhill, left-hand curve;           year our student council de- Sprayberry, a Habersham Central High School junior who was diagnosed with leukemia in October
   truck and trapped him in-          skid marks indicate Church             cides on a charity that they 2011, Sprayberry, shown with his family, is given a T-shirt and after, a new baton. Sprayberry hopes
   side the cab. Rescue per-          applied brakes but was un-             want to donate the money to return to HCHS for his senior year as well as to the band as head drum major. Shown, from left,
   sonnel extracted him from          able to stop his vehicle in            to,” Holly McShane, counsel-
   the vehicle and transported        time, Johnson said.                    or at FES, said. “In the past are Lexie Sprayberry, sister; Greg Sprayberry, father; Austin; and Lisa Sprayberry, mother.


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                 Meth
                 From Page 1A
                                                             Guilty
                                                             From Page 1A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Political
                 methamphetamines, with
                 other charges pending, ac-
                 cording to the Habersham
                                                             stress disorder stemming
                                                             from his being sexually
                                                             abused as a minor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      forum set
                 County Sheriff’s Office Re-
                 cords Department.
                    A Georgia Bureau of
                                                                Brock told Caudell he
                                                             had received mental health
                                                             treatment previously at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Feb. 28 for
                 Investigation-certified lab
                 technician helped with the
                 disassembly and removal
                                                             Valdosta State Prison and
                                                             Georgia State Prison. He
                                                             was also currently on medi-
                                                             cation, but it did not impair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mayor’s race
                 of the highly volatile meth-                                                                                                                                                                            The Cornelia Hospitali-
                 cooking components.                         his decision-making pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ty & Tourism Board, along
                    The cooking process                      cesses, Brock told Caudell.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with the Cornelia Down-
                 produces very toxic by-                        In answering questions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      town Development Author-
                 products which must be                      related to his guilty plea,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ity, will host a political
                 handled carefully and can                   Brock told Caudell he has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      forum at the Community
                 be expensive to dispose of                  “real bad flashbacks. They
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      House starting at 6 p.m.,
                 safely.                                     seem to be getting worse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, Feb. 28.
                    “Anywhere from $1,000                    and worse. It seems like it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Candidates for mayor
                 to $5,000, it would come                    happens every day.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of Cornelia – J.C. Irby, Au-
                 somewhere in between                           Still, Brock told Caudell,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      drey Davenport and Ernest
                 there,” said Bryant on the                  the flashbacks did not in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Garrett – have been invited
                 cost of cleanup for a larger-               terfere with his ability to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to participate.
                 scale operation such as the                 understand the sentencing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A special election is set
                 one in question.                            procedure. “I think I’ve got
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for March 6.
                    The HCSO assisted in                     full control of my mind,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The forum will be mod-
                 the arrests. Baldwin po-                    Brock said. “I know what I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      erated by WCON and The
                 lice officer Bill Williams                   did was wrong.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Northeast Georgian. It will
                 assisted in transporting                       Brock was sentenced to                                                                                             CHRISTINA SANTEE/Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      be broadcast live on WCON
                 some of the suspects, and                   20 years, with 15 years to
                                                                                                                          C H I C K - F I L - A B R E AK S G RO U N D                                                 FM 107.7, AM 1450, or on
                 Cornelia police officer                      be served. An aggravated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the web at wconfm.com.
                 Stephanie Smith also as-                    assault charge was merged                 Plans for construction of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant, located at 330 Furniture Plaza and                    Send questions in advance
                 sisted in transporting the                  with the voluntary man-
                                                             slaughter charge.
                                                                                                       Chase Road in front of the Walmart Supercenter, are under way following two weeks of unantici-                 to    newsroom@wconfm.
                 female suspects.                                                                                                                                                                                     com or anesmith@the-
                                                                                                       pated delay. Preparations were previously scheduled to start Jan. 9, but came to a halt following
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      northeastgeorgian.com.
                                                                                                       inclement weather.
                   Public meetings scheduled
                    The following public meetings are scheduled be-                                    Sprayberry                                                                                                                          From Page 1A
                  tween Jan. 27-Feb. 3.
                                                                                                       in the process. We decided       “I wasn’t expecting it. I’ve      with maybe one ‘B,’ but                        For now, the kindness
                                                                                                       a pep rally would really         never had to go to the hospi-     now I’m a mostly-‘B’ stu-                   and prayers passed on by
                  Demorest City Council                                                                get everyone motivated           tal. I’ve always been a very,     dent with maybe one ‘A.’”                   friends and community
                    5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Demorest Municipal                                     and show Austin how deep         very healthy person.”                Despite the disease, he                  members will play a vital
                  Building, Ivy Street. (work session)                                                 his connections are to the          Parents Greg and Lisa          has managed to remain                       role in the young man’s re-
                                                                                                       community.”                      Sprayberry were equally           relatively healthy through                  covery.
                                                                                                           Audience       members       crushed.                          treatment, a time when he                      “Lots and lots and lots of
                  Habersham County Industrial                                                          laughed as several FES              “I was totally devas-          is most susceptible to com-                 prayer,” Lisa Sprayberry
                  Development Authority                                                                teachers and students en-        tated,” Greg Sprayberry           mon colds and illnesses.                    said. “Everybody I see says,
                    3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the boardroom of                                    gaged in friendly competi-       said. “You have children             In his free time, he en-                 ‘I’m praying for you,’ and I
                  Habersham Medical Center.                                                            tion and game-playing, one       and you want to keep them         joys chatting with friends                  know that’s what’s keeping
                                                                                                       of which required teachers       safe from harm and dan-           on     Facebook,     playing                us going. We try and spend
                                                                                                       to wrap his or her student       gers as best you can. You         games on his XBOX and                       as much time as we can to-
                                                                                                       in toilet paper as quickly       work hard as a parent, but        hanging out with his girl-                  gether as a family.”

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                                                                                                       as possible.                     leukemia isn’t something          friend.                                        If he remains healthy,
                                                                                                           And as a surprise ges-       that you can catch. It’s just        Though most would con-                   he plans on returning to
                                                                                                       ture in honor of Austin,         something that’s there.           sider a cancer diagnosis                    HCHS for his senior year
                                                                                                       second-grade          teacher    You want to take it away          devastating, there’s hope                   and to the band as head
                                   Legal organ of Habersham County                                     Leslie Turk allowed her          from them. That’s my big-         in this case.                               drum major. Following
                                                                                                       daughter, Kensie, to cut         gest thing. All I wanted to          “Of the [different] leuke-               graduation, he said after
                         Published twice weekly (Wednesdays and Fridays)                               off her ponytail in support      do is take his pain away.         mias, it’s one of the best,”                having leukemia, he hopes
                          2440 Old Athens Highway, Cornelia, GA 30531                                  of Locks of Love, a public,         “A bump and a scratch          Lisa Sprayberry said. “It’s                 to go to school to enter the
                                          USPS 395440                                                  non-profit       organization     and a little boo-boo – you        the most curable.”                          medical field and one day,
                                                                                                       that provides hairpieces to      can take care of them and            Following three-and-a-                   become a leukemia doctor.
                                      Alan NeSmith, Publisher                                          fi nancially disadvantaged        get [your child] to smile         half years of treatment at                     “I thought about going to
                                  anesmith@thenortheastgeorgian.com                                    children in the United           again,” he said. “But a           most, Austin Sprayberry                     (The University of) Georgia
                                                                                                       States and Canada under          sickness like leukemia, all       said he “will be completely                 for my prerequisites and
                            Periodicals postage paid at Cornelia, Ga.                                  age 21 suffering from long-      you can really do is just be      cured” of his disease. Until                then either staying there
                            POSTMASTER: Send address changes to                                        term medical hair loss           there for them, love them         then, he will continue the                  and [enrolling in] their
                   The Northeast Georgian, P.O. Box 1555, Cornelia, GA 30531                           from any diagnosis.              and give them everything          fight as best he can.                        medical classes or maybe
                                                                                                           “I have been growing         that they need. It was dev-          “I think the kind of peo-                going to a bigger school,”
                                                                                                       my hair out for four years       astating having to see him        ple in our community are                    Austin Sprayberry said. “I
                                              Subscriptions:                                           and this is the second time      go through all the treat-         the kind of people that care                don’t know what the future
                  Habersham, Banks, White, Stephens counties........52 weeks $30.00                    I have done this and the         ments and knowing there           about one another,” Lisa                    has in store for me, but all
                  Other Georgia counties..........................................52 weeks $40.00      perfect opportunity for me       are still more to come.”          Sprayberry said. “I think                   I can continue to do is hope
                                                                                                       to tell others about this,”         Since leukemia isn’t a         they genuinely care and                     for the best.”
                  Outside Georgia....................................................52 weeks $50.00
                                                                                                       Turk said. “Every single         hereditary disease, physi-        when something like this                       FES is hoping to raise
                                       Includes Georgia Sales Tax
                                Single copies are sold at nearly 100 locations.
                                                                                                       person in this room can do       cians have been unable to         happens, they just come                     $2,500 to go toward cancer
                              Newspaper rack copies – 75¢ includes GA sales tax                        it. I’m getting my hair cut      determine its origin, Aus-        together and bond. Even                     research.
                          Newspaper dealer copies – 75¢ does not include GA sales tax                  off today in honor of Aus-       tin Sprayberry said.              today, there were parents                      All proceeds will benefit
                                                    Contact:                                           tin.”                               “You blame yourself,”          here of children I taught                   the Leukemia and Lympho-
                                       circulation@thenortheastgeorgian.com                                The young man, sur-          Lisa Sprayberry said. “You        years ago just saying to me,                ma Society.
                                                                                                       rounded by his family,           start looking at yourself         ‘Anything we can do, please                    For more information
                        Hours: Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                             spoke candidly about his         and thinking, ‘What did we        just let us know,’ and ‘Pick                or to make a donation, con-
                                                                                                       illness, as he savored the       do wrong?’ and wondering          up the phone and call us if                 tact McShane at Fairview
                                                                                                       positive energy from the         what he was exposed to.”          you need anything.’ It’s in-                Elementary School at 706-
                                             Contacting Us:                                            uplifting event at his for-         Before the diagnosis,          credible, just incredible.”                 778-2030.
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                                            2440 Old Athens Highway                                    child, he was rarely ever        school, hanging out with
                                              Cornelia, GA 30531                                       sick. It wasn’t until after he   friends and staying active
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                  Jonathan Arena, staff writer: jarena@thenortheastgeorgian.com                        band practice one day with       friends for band and stuff            Three balanced meals,
                  Christina Santee, staff writer: csantee@thenortheastgeorgian.com                     a horrible backache, and         and after [my diagnosis],              laundry service, and
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  BOE closes session to discuss superintendent candidates
  By KIMBERLY BROWN                       want to proceed, it will involve         review applicant packages.             row our field, if we put a waiver      names.
                                          identification of specific appli-             Addis said there is “an ex-         in there saying we’ll be sharing         According to DeMore, the BOE
     Even though the search for a         cants.”                                  pectation of confidentiality” for       the names,” said board Chair-         will accept applications through
  new Habersham County school                One member of the public,             applicants, until finalists have        man Trent DeMore. “A lot of peo-      Jan. 31.
  superintendent was discussed in         Dale Latty, attended the meeting.        been chosen.                           ple would say, ‘I’m not sure I want      In other personnel actions,
  closed session during Tuesday’s         He asked the board to consider              “The Georgia statute requires       to apply there.’ They’re in great     the board approved the transfer
  called Habersham County Board           “engaging the community” in              and specifies that the board will       jobs in other places, and as soon     of James Skinner from substi-
  of Education meeting, there was         the selection process.                   provide a public notice for up         as something leaks, they say they     tute custodian at Habersham
  no discussion in open session              “My interest in the superin-          to three finalists for a 14-day         want to withdraw. That’s just hu-     Central High School to full time
  and no decisions were made.             tendent process of hire is intend-       period,” Addis said. “During           man nature. We’re all apprehen-       custodian at HCHS and Loren
     The board has contracted with        ed to be completely construc-            that time, all the documents the       sive about certain things.”           Adams from seventh-grade sci-
  Pioneer RESA (Regional Educa-           tive,” he said. “I believe we’ve got     board receives relative to those          “It may limit the field, but it     ence teacher at Hilliard A. Wil-
  tional Service Agency) to lead          a tremendous amount of talent            individuals’ applications are be       might be in the better interest of    banks Middle School to science
  the search for a superintendent.        in this community that could be          made public, minus any redac-          the community,” Latty said.           teacher at HCHS. The board also
     In requesting the board go           engaged in a process, not to dis-        tive information like [Social Se-         The board has placed a su-         accepted Sarah Beth Fede as spe-
  into executive session, Dr. Sandy       locate your responsibility, but to       curity numbers].”                      perintendent survey online, at        cial education paraprofessional
  Addis of Pioneer RESA said, “We         seriously add depth and capacity,           Latty asked if applicants could     habershamschools.com, but De-         at HCHS and Faith Ritchey as
  have a good number of applica-          and even buy-in to the process.”         sign a waiver during the process of    More said even the survey re-         temporary special education
  tions in hand. I’ve summarized             Latty asked the board if it is a      application so a community panel       sults couldn’t be shared with a       paraprofessional at Cornelia El-
  those. To go forward with that          legal option for community mem-          could review the applications.         community panel because some          ementary School and Fairview
  and with discussion of how you          bers, or a community panel, to              “I think it would really nar-       of the surveys mention specific        Elementary School.



  School board members hear update on proposed five-year facilities plan
  By E. LANE GRESHAM               five-year period.”                 lation at the time the plan       cutting those budgets, and      facilities.                     for approval, then on to the
                                      The system is not re-          is submitted is below 200,        the expense of housing             “The gym [at Habersham       Georgia State Board of Ed-
     A look at the proposed        quired to make application        buildings will not be eli-        students and the fact you       Ninth Grade Academy] has        ucation.
  five-year facilities plan         for any of the projects that      gible for any money from          are not all receiving full      some needs,” Fields said.          “Everything goes to the
  for Habersham County             end up on the list, he said.      state.                            funding for teachers and        Gyms, because they are          state legislature next year
  Schools raises questions            “That [dollar amount              As of Jan. 24, student         principals, it is going to be   used for physical educa-        for final approval,” Fields
  about allocation of class-       assigned] is not real money       count at Woodville is 215         increasingly more difficult      tion classes, are eligible      said.
  room space and the poten-        until you make application        and 185 at Hazel Grove.           to maintain community           for state funds but other          In other business, the
  tial viability of the system’s   for that money,” he said.            “The main buildings,           schools,” Fields said.          athletic facilities don’t       BOE:
  oldest and smallest elemen-         Typical items include          the core areas, were built           Across the state, schools    qualify, he said.                  • Heard an update from
  tary schools.                    roof replacements, HVAC           in 1955. They’ve got a lot        are “making hard, unpopu-          “It [any repairs or reno-    Personnel Director Angela
     In a Jan. 19 called meet-     replacements, replacement         of years on them,” Fields         lar decisions,” he said.        vations to athletic facili-     Robinson on the system
  ing, Habersham County            of floor coverings, ceiling        said. “There are some later          “I am not advocating         ties] is a local expense,”      calendar.
  Board of Education mem-          tiles and lighting.               additions for those build-        you close any schools,”         Fields said. “The state            A committee, with rep-
  bers heard an update from           In addition to repairs         ings that have been added         Fields said. “[But] if you      doesn’t fund extracurricu-      resentatives from each
  Pioneer Regional Educa-          and renovations, some of          over the years, but there         have surplus classrooms,        lar [facilities].”              school, has narrowed the
  tional Services Agency           the principals said they          are some core areas they          the state will not provide         Williams said the sys-       calendar from 10 to four
  consultant Doug Fields.          need more space, he said.         are experiencing needs            money for any classrooms.       tem had high participa-         drafts. Barrett asked Rob-
     Fields, who is working           “Right now, based on           because of size, lay-out, be-     [You need to] reduce the        tion in student athletic        inson to seek parent and
  with Maintenance Direc-          your FTE [full time equiv-        cause the fact the building       number of classrooms you        programs. “There’s 1,000        community input through
  tor Denise Gunn and Inter-       alent student count], and         is a 1955 building.”              have.”                          or 2,000 [who play sports],     the school councils.
  im Superintendent Larry          the existing structures you          Fields said if the popu-          The goal of the plan is      that’s a lot of kids,” Wil-        • Signed off on a $20,000
  Hill, said the plan would        have – elementary class-          lation is below 200, the          to determine how to house       liams said. “If you didn’t      grant application to con-
  be ready for submission          rooms – you have about            expense for any repairs           system students overall,        have that [sports], they’d      tinue funding the Sources
  to the facilities division of    30 surplus classrooms,”           would be funded locally.          Fields said.                    be gone [dropped out of         of Strength suicide preven-
  the Georgia Department of        Fields said.                         BOE member Gilbert                “Your decision as a          school].”                       tion program at Habersham
  Education by March 15.              He said, in reality, there     Barrett pointed out the           board and as a superinten-         After the plan is submit-    Central High School.
     The plan, required by         aren’t 30 empty elementary        importance of community           dent is how will we house       ted to the facilities depart-      • Tabled a decision on a
  the state, includes assess-      classrooms in the system,         schools.                          those [students] based on       ment at the GDOE, it comes      quest to increase the base
  ment of the system’s build-      but said where there is ex-          “We’ve built schools,          what our needs are,” he         back to the Habersham           salary for school nutrition
  ings for the projected time      tra space, principals are us-     we’ve taken population            said.                           County Board of Education       managers.
  frame. A dollar amount is        ing it in a productive way.       loads off those schools,             Middle school and high
                                   Also, pre-k classrooms are        they are very much a part         school facilities are in good
  attached to each recom-
  mendation on the plan,
  Fields said.
                                   not recognized by the state
                                   for planning purposes.
                                                                     of a community. Other
                                                                     boards have learned those
                                                                                                       shape, but there would be
                                                                                                       future space constraints at
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                                                                             KIMBERLY BROWN/Special
  Vonda Brown, Northeast Georgia Mountains March of Dimes chairperson, left, stands with this year’s
  ambassador family, Kristy, Nathan and Kylie Lynn Taylor, and Wendy Wyatt, March of Dimes community
  director, during the 2012 Northeast Georgia Mountains March of Dimes campaign kickoff held Tuesday     We have a comfortable seat just waiting for you!



                                                                                                           Woods
  at Hawg Wild BBQ. The March of Dimes March for Babies will be held Friday, May 4, in Pitts Park.


  March of Dimes kicks off 2012 campaign
                                                                                                                                                            Historic Downtown Clarkesville
  By KIMBERLY BROWN                been raised “to give babies       with my mother when the
                                   a healthy start.”                 mothers got out and col-                                                          www.WoodsFurnitureInc.com
     “One in eight” is a sta-         One of those babies is         lected dimes. Now I under-
  tistic that can mean sev-        Kylie Lynn Taylor. She and        stand what that was about.
  eral things. One in eight        her parents, Nathan and           I would have had another
  water bottles are recycled.      Kristy Taylor of Mt. Airy,        brother if what we know
  There is a one in eight          are the 2012 Northeast            now was available back in
  probability of having three      Georgia Mountains March           the early ‘60s.”
  children of the same gen-        of Dimes ambassador fam-              “When we have a sick
  der. And one in eight ba-        ily.                              baby, to see an ambulance
  bies are born premature,            Born Aug. 6, 2011, seven       drive up and to see that it                                    Visit us at
  said Vonda Brown, North-
  east Georgia Mountains
                                   weeks before she was due,
                                   Kylie Lynn only weighed 4
                                                                     was purchased by a grant
                                                                     from the March of Dimes,                                 631 Irvin St., Cornelia
  March of Dimes 2012 chair-
  man, during the March of
                                   pounds 5 ounces. She was
                                   born when her mother,
                                                                     it’s always a great remind-
                                                                     er about what the March of                                  706-776-2181
  Dimes campaign kickoff,          Kristy, was diagnosed with        Dimes does,” Hatchett con-
  held Tuesday at Hawg Wild        preeclampsia. Kylie Lynn          tinued. He said a new focus
  BBQ in Clarkesville.             spent 10 days in the neo-         of the March of Dimes is to
                                                                                                                                                                                        ues.
     “When most people             natal intensive care unit,        prevent deliveries before                                                                                   Mon., T 30-8
                                                                                                                                                                                       4:
                                                                                                                                                                                & Wed.
  think about March of             Kristy Taylor said.               39 weeks.
  Dimes, they think of two            After her release from             “That’s a big deal,” he
  things,” Brown said. “They       the hospital, Kylie Lynn          said. “Convenience deliv-
  think of birth defects and       had a brief bout with fluid        eries are not a good idea.”
  they think of premature          on her heart, Taylor said.        Brown said she expects
  babies. While these are is-         “But ever since then,          more than 30 teams to par-
  sues the March of Dimes          everything has been com-          ticipate in the Northeast
  continues to fight, we also       pletely clear,” she said.         Georgia march this year,
  need to be aware the March       “She’s just a complete mess       with a goal of $22,500 to be
  of Dimes has brought about       now. She’s up to 12 pounds,       raised. She said $5,300 of
  many other developments,         14 ounces, and she’s getting      that has already been do-
  such as polio vaccines, ed-      mobile.”                          nated.
  ucation for pregnant moth-          Dr. Tommy Hatchett of              The March for Babies
  ers, blood tests to check for    Habersham OB/GYN, who             will be held Friday, May
  disorders. And the list goes     will sponsor a walk team          4, at Pitts Park in Clarkes-
  on.”                             this year, told the group,        ville. Registration begins
     Brown said, since the         “From the start, we’ve been       at 5:30 p.m. and the march
  first March of Dimes Walk         supportive of the March           begins at 6:30 p.m. For more
  for Babies in 1970, well         of Dimes. I remember as           information, call Brown at
  more than $1.8 billion has       a child, walking around           706-754-0001, ext. 113.



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                 Viewpoints                                                                                                                The Northeast Georgian     Friday, January 27, 2012                   4A


                   Local campaigns
                     on the move
                 M
                          obilizing and educating Habersham
                          County residents is the interwoven
                          theme for two local campaigns.
                    Habersham County Relay for Life launched
                 Jan. 19. The community event, set for June 8,
                 is a chance for those facing a cancer diagnosis
                 or who have dealt with a loved one battling the
                 disease, to celebrate
                 survival and to
                 honor those lost. A
                                                Our opinion
                 $95,000 fund-raising goal is set.
                    Locally, teams form and raise money, then
                 participate in the overnight event held at the
                 Habersham County Fairgrounds.
                    “We encourage everyone – survivors and
                 friends and family of survivors – to show their
                 support by getting as involved as possible,”
                 said Jane Tilley, volunteer.
                    Focusing on the tiniest among us, March of
                 Dimes’ March for Babies is set for a 6:30 p.m.,
                 May 4, step off at Sam Pitts Park in Clarkes-
                 ville. An official start to this initiative took
                 place Jan. 24.
                    Teams form to walk in support of decreas-
                 ing premature births by increasing awareness
                 about healthy pregnancies.
                                                                                              PETA request ‘udderly’ ridiculous
                                                                                       Y
                    Vonda Brown, Northeast Georgia Moun-                                    ou scream. I scream.          Where do                              I’m no cat kicker      a breath of fresh air. Final-
                 tains March of Dimes 2012 chairman, said                                   We all scream for ice      people even come                         myself, but PETA       ly. The type of weather that
                                                                                            cream. But what about      up with such                             members are over       makes me look forward
                 since the first March of Dimes Walk for Babies                         ice cream made from hu-         stuff?                                   the top on many        to chasing a deer, landing
                 in 1970, well more than $1.8 billion has been                         man breast milk?                   Apparently,                           levels. Most, if not   a trout and roasting an
                 raised “to give babies a healthy start.”                                 What?                        a restaurant                             all, are vegetar-      oyster. Is there anything
                                                                                          BLaaaH.                      in Switzerland                           ians. That is our      better than properly pre-
                    Here in Habersham, $22,500 is the goal for                            Ben Cohen and Jerry          called Storchen                          fi rst difference.      pared live game? Not in my
                 2012, with $5,300 already committed.                                  Greenfield own Ben &             created a few                            There are many         cookbook.
                    The all-encompassing word with these sig-                          Jerry’s, a high-end, all-       new dishes that                          more.                      Hunting and gathering
                                                                                       natural ice cream company       included breast                             Growing up in a     our own food is a way of
                 nature events is community. Both events fea-                          from Vermont. Recently,         milk. The owner,                         meat-and-potatoes      getting back to our roots.
                 ture teams and in the past, pulling together of                       the two owners got a letter     Hans Locher, even      Alan              family I had rarely    There is nothing like
                 community has made these events successful.                           from the executive vice         put out ads in Ger-                      heard of a veg-        preparing a meal you grew
                    Please take the time to fi nd out more about                        president of The People         man newspapers        NeSmith            etarian until I left   in your garden, pulled in
                                                                                       for the Ethical Treatment       looking for female                       home. We ate what      the boat or felled with your
                 these two worthy causes in the weeks ahead,                           of Animals (PETA), Tracy        donors who would                         my mother put on       gun. It is a way of life. One
                 then add your “two cents worth.”                                      Reiman, asking them to re-      sell their breast milk for      the table. Period. And I can    I prefer.
                                                                                       place the use of cow’s milk     the equivalent of a U.S. dol-   assure you it was not tofu.         Do you know what we
                                                                                       in their ice cream with         lar an ounce. Fortunately,         Being a vegetarian is a      call a vegetarian in the
                                                                                       human breast milk. The          food inspectors stepped in      personal choice. The world      Altamaha River swamp?
                    The First Amendment:                                               letter warns, “using cow’s
                                                                                       milk for your ice cream is
                                                                                       a hazard to your custom-
                                                                                                                       and ruled humans are not
                                                                                                                       authorized as milk suppli-
                                                                                                                       ers.
                                                                                                                                                       would be quite bland if we
                                                                                                                                                       were all clones. But how
                                                                                                                                                       could anyone not like a
                                                                                                                                                                                           A bad shot.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Alan NeSmith is the
                                                                                                                                                                                       publisher of The Northeast

                         a reminder                                                    ers’ health.”
                                                                                          What?
                                                                                          Maybe to their waist-
                                                                                                                          Thank goodness.
                                                                                                                          It is no secret PETA is
                                                                                                                       a radical group when it
                                                                                                                                                       flame-kissed steak or a pan-
                                                                                                                                                       seared fi llet of fish? Shoot,
                                                                                                                                                       I don’t know.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Georgian. This column
                                                                                                                                                                                       originally ran Sept. 26, 2008,
                                                                                                                                                                                       in the Tribune & Geor-



                 T
                        he First Amendment of the Constitution                         line.                           comes to animal cruelty.           Thursday morning was         gian.
                        of the United States of America reads:
                           “Congress shall make no law respect-
                 ing an establishment of religion, or prohibiting
                 the free exercise thereof; or abridging the free-
                 dom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the
                 people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the
                                                                                                      Love shared between two homes
                                                                                       A
                                                                                               t the ripe old age of   college, I entered                       were, however,         ing again on my old col-
                 Government for a redress of grievances.”                                      22, I’m lucky to have   an environment                           they remained          lege campus, I felt like I’d
                    Forty-five words. Five freedoms. No qualifica-                               two very different      wholly unlike the                        equally precious       jumped right back into the
                 tions.                                                                homes. Each holds its own       high mountains                           and important.         shoes I’d left behind. And
                    “To the press alone, chequered as it is with                       special value and each has      and deep forests                            This fact was       in doing so, I realized just
                                                                                       played a powerful role in       of my youth. I                           made clear when        how much each of these
                 abuses, the world is indebted for all the tri-                        my upbringing.                  met people from                          I returned to          homes mattered to me.
                 umphs which have been gained by reason and                               Navigating the line          wildly divergent                         Georgia to stay           Traveling from one of
                 humanity over error and oppression.”                                  between these two homes         backgrounds and                          half a year ago.       these homes to the other
                                                  – James Madison                      has proven the most inter-      learned how to                           The longer I’ve        feels a lot like discover-
                                                                                       esting experience of my         see the world in                         remained here,         ing it again for the fi rst
                                                                                       life so far. It’s an experi-    a fresh new way.                         the more memo-         time. What had once been
                                                                                       ence that should sound          By graduation          Emerson           ries have tumbled      routine is suddenly fresh
                                 What’s your view?                                     familiar to many and it’s a
                                                                                       story worth sharing.
                                                                                                                       day, my perspec-
                                                                                                                       tive had been         T. Brooking
                                                                                                                                                                back to me. And
                                                                                                                                                                as they do so, the
                                                                                                                                                                                       and exciting.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Nowhere has this been
                                 We’d like to know                                        My fi rst home is rural
                                                                                       Northeast Georgia. From
                                                                                                                       broadened and
                                                                                                                       transformed. If
                                                                                                                                                                more I’ve come
                                                                                                                                                                to appreciate the
                                                                                                                                                                                       clearer than these recent
                                                                                                                                                                                       months in Georgia, where
                      The Northeast Georgian welcomes letters to the editor from       my fi rst day of pre-k to my     my time in Georgia had          beautiful area in which I       I’ve found adventures and
                  its readers. Following is our letters policy:                        last day of high school,        shown me the kind of per-       was raised.                     entertainment in places
                      • Letters should be exclusive to The Northeast Georgian;         I encountered all the           son I should be, my time in        Interestingly, this          I never before thought to
                      • Letters must include the writer’s full name, physical          successes and occasional        Philadelphia showed me          can be explained by how         look. It’s been a great op-
                  address and a daytime telephone number for verification. The          stumbles that come with a       the best way to get there.      the human mind works.           portunity and I’m thank-
                  name and city of residence will be published. Names cannot be        healthy childhood. Along           Although I often tried       Whenever we experience          ful for it.
                  withheld.
                                                                                       the way, I also discovered      to make comparisons             something, our brains              I suspect these two
                      • Each letter submitted must be an original – no photocop-
                                                                                       happiness, sadness, love,       between these two homes,        “encode” it so we can re-       homes are just the tip of
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                      • Letters submitted in all capital letters may be rejected.      things that make well-          was better than the other.      location plays an impor-        life can cross a wide range
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                      • We do not publish poems, excerpts from other publica-          my life was like the floors      one place – Georgia for the     process; often, simply          I’ve claimed two amazing
                  tions or lengthy submissions of Scripture.                           of a building, this place       holidays or Philadelphia        returning to the scene of       homes in my fi rst two de-
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                      Letters that are unsigned, contain more than 350 words,          bustling city of Phila-         mind. It was like I led         these past holidays in Phil-    a community columnist and
                  contain disputes (between the writer and another person,             delphia. When I arrived         a separate life in each.        adelphia, I had a similar       contributing writer for The
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                                                                                          n Georgia, Republican        were actually                            series of Demo-        and bewildered. How could

                   The Northeast Georgian
                                                                                          lawyers have always          household names,                         cratic governors in    he?
                                                                                          been a small and             enjoying the                             control, they were        If Georgia Republicans
                                                                                       inconsequential lot. One        spoils of Demo-                          on the wrong end       could meet in a phone
                                                                                       hundred and fi fty years         cratic control.                          of a system that       booth in those days, Repub-
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                      The Northeast Georgian is published with pride                   that as a practical matter      few Republican                           and punished           on the stool.
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                   for the people of Habersham and adjoining counties by               worth much.                     fered through the                        no mistake, in         two successive Republican
                   Community Newspapers Inc., Athens.                                     The fate of Republican       lean times back in                       Speaker Murphy’s       administrations, Repub-
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                      Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and                 Presidents came along           car Persons and          Randy           not exist or were      improve in less than ten
                                                                                       with Presidential appoint-      Frank Strickland                         defi nitely the         years. Lawyers like Tex
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                                                                                       ments to the federal bench      are some good            Evans           enemy.                 McIver (vice chair of the
                                                                                       and U.S. Attorneys’ offices.     examples. All                               In fact, when       State Election Board) and
                   work of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity, loy-           Even then, their influence       were (and still                         Attorney General        Ben Vinson (chair of the
                   alty, quality and hard work.                                        was pretty weak because         are) some of Georgia’s          Mike Bowers switched            Immigration Board) have
                                                                                       the Georgia bar remained        most talented and effec-        from the Democratic Party       emerged as significant
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                                     Dink NeSmith, President                           lawyers. Indeed, a power-       Democratic Speaker Tom          the entire political and
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  Friday, January 27, 2012                                                       The Northeast Georgian                                                                                       5A



  General Assembly addressing budget, education issues
  T
         he legislature recon-    ward to representing your       increase, it will be                       to look at new ways   length of the school year          I sincerely appreciate
         vened Monday of this     interests as the session        more important                             to move Georgia       for the pre-k program by        the opportunity you have
         week after recess-       progresses.                     than ever to make                          ahead in the global   10 days this year. This has     given me to represent you
  ing for a week of budget           As has been noted in         decisions that                             economy.              been a very valuable pro-       in the State Senate and I
  hearings. Monday and            earlier reports, the econo-     enable the state                               As always, the    gram for the young people       look forward to sharing
  Tuesday were the sixth and      my in our state has shown       government to op-                          majority of the       in our state.                   updates with you as the ses-
  seventh days of the session,    signs of turning around         erate as efficiently                        budget will go           Also, funding for the        sion progresses. Please let
  respectively, and consisted     during the past 18 months.      as possible.                               toward the educa-     HOPE program will contin-       me know if I can ever assist
  primarily of committee          There was a slight increase         To this end, one                       tion of our youth.    ue to be an important issue.    you in any way.
  meetings.                       in state tax revenues for 17    of the Governor’s                          Local boards of       Changes were made last             My contact information
     I serve on the Agricul-      consecutive months before       initiatives for this                       education have        year to keep the program        during the session will be:
  ture and Consumer Affairs,      we experienced a slight de-     session is zero-                           dealt with severe     on sound financial footing       John Wilkinson, State Sen-
  Economic Development,           crease last month. All indi-    based budgeting.         John              budget cuts for the   and additional changes          ate, 303-B CLOB, Atlanta,
  Education and Youth and         cations are we are poised to    This will give us                          past several years.   may be necessary in the         GA 30334; 404-463-5257;
  Health and Human Servic-        continue rebounding. Even       the opportunity        Wilkinson           Hopefully, that       future. It is very impor-       John.Wilkinson@senate.
  es committees during the        though revenues have in-        to take a closer                           trend will reverse    tant for us to maintain the     ga.gov
  current session. All of these   creased slightly, there has     look at items that                         with the increase     integrity of this program so       I look forward to hearing
  issues are very important       also been an increase in        have been in the budget for      in state revenues.              that all of our young people    from you.
  to us here in Northeast         the cost of operating state     years to determine their            The Governor has rec-        can take advantage of it for       John Wilkinson is Dis-
  Georgia and I look for-         government. As revenues         continued importance and         ommended increasing the         many years to come.             trict 50 state senator.



                              Legislature’s biggest job: managing state budget
  A
          s the Georgia Legis-       In his opening remarks,      in spending, when                         Since Georgia laws     debate about how your           House and the Senate must
          lature goes into its    Gov. Deal started with          you adjust for in-                        require all fiscal      tax dollars are going to be     completely agree before it
          third week, I thought   some positive news. Up          flation, this year’s                       bills to originate     spent, the entire House will    can be sent to the Governor
  I’d take the opportunity to     until December 2011, we         proposed budget is                        in the House, the      vote on whether to approve      to sign into law.
  explain a little about our      have seen 18 consecutive        still almost 21 per-                      House Appropria-       or reject the budget.               I know it sounds compli-
  biggest job: managing the       months of year over year        cent less than the                        tions Subcommit-          Once the budget has          cated but it gives everyone
  state budget.                   revenue growth. We are          2002 budget from                          tee will take a        passed the House, it will go    equal consideration to the
      The Georgia Constitu-       now estimating that Fis-        11 years ago. We                          harder look at         to the State Senate where       budget process. After all,
  tion requires us to balance     cal Year 2013 estimated         remain committed                          all the numbers.       it will repeat the same         it is your tax money and
  the budget each year, and       revenue will come in at         to maintaining                            Once they pass         process, before the Senate      you deserve to have it spent
  during the week of Jan.         $19.2 billion, an increase      a lean, efficient                          their portions,        will cast its final vote. Af-    wisely.
  16 the legislature began a      from the $18.3 billion          state government                          the whole House        ter its vote, the Senate will       As we go into the next
  very important part of that     estimate which was used         and I will do            Terry            Appropriations         return the budget to the        legislative week, I’d love to
  process by holding a series     to pass the Fiscal Year 2012    everything within                         Committee will         House where, if necessary,      hear from you. Please come
  of joint House and Senate       budget. With this increase,     my power to make        Rogers            review and pass        a Conference Committee          by if you are in Atlanta or
  appropriation committee         Gov. Deal had laid out his      certain we achieve                        balanced budgets       appointed by the Speaker of     feel free to give me a call at
  hearings. These meetings        plans to invest in schools      that goal.                                for the remainder      the House and the Lieuten-      the office at 404-656-0325 or
  allow various leaders of        and infrastructure, fill in         Now that the past             of the Fiscal Year 2012 and     ant Governor will work out      email me at terry.rogers@
  state agencies to explain       holes in Medicaid, and to       week’s joint appropria-          the upcoming Fiscal Year        differences between the         house.ga.gov.
  their requests. It also gives   make certain our prisons        tions committee hearings         2013. Once the Appropria-       House and Senate proposed           It is my honor and privi-
  us the opportunity to evalu-    are fully equipped to do the    have ended, my fellow            tions Committee passes the      budgets. The House and the      lege to work for you and the
  ate the requests and make       jobs they were designed for,    State Representatives and        budget, it will then be sent    Senate will then vote on the    best way for me to do my
  certain your tax money is       keeping dangerous crimi-        I will spend the next few        to the House Rules Com-         Conference Committee’s          job is to get your input.
  being spent in the most ef-     nals off the street.            days reviewing some of the       mittee and scheduled for        version of the budget. This         Terry Rogers is District
  ficient way possible.               Even with this increase      final details of the budget.      a House Floor vote. After       is key because both the         10 State Representative.



   Can we be happy as hens and produce something special?
  D
          o you like eggs? A box usu-    action with someone they value or     their socializing, being popular           Single adults are looking for      retire their
          ally holds a dozen. We re-     are valued by. This bond brings       and pretty for girls and “cute-good     partners to marry, someone with       car. Joining
          cently bought a box of “free   happiness, and allows people to       looking” for guys is, also. Socializ-   whom they can form a family.          their church
  range” organic eggs. In reading        live life with joy, hope and humor.   ing in a group is healthy because       They also have hobbies like skiing    or club friends
  the printing, bold letters describe       Close your eyes and imagine        that encourages friendships and         or fishing and find companions to       for meetings
  the hens who laid them as “Happy       happy hens socializing. Instead       healthy activities.                     do these with.                        or luncheons
  hens who have outdoor access           of eating alone, they search for         In high school, searching               Middle-age people, who are         requires a
  where they can scratch and social-     friends and peck the ground in        out someone to date is primary.         raising children, have fewer op-      kind-hearted
  ize.” I wasn’t wearing my glasses
  and read, “search and socialize.”
                                         company. In the animal and bird
                                         kingdom, animals benefit when
                                                                               Socializing with people of the
                                                                               same gender occurs when they
                                                                                                                       portunities to socialize. Helping
                                                                                                                       children do homework, encourag-
                                                                                                                                                             person to pick
                                                                                                                                                             them up. So-
                                                                                                                                                                               Katherine
  That is going to be my jumping off
  point today.
                                         they form a companionship with
                                         those like them.
                                                                               play a sport together. Dating often
                                                                               occurs in the dark and involves
                                                                                                                       ing them to carry out their tasks
                                                                                                                       and responsibilities, cooking
                                                                                                                                                             cializing with
                                                                                                                                                             elderly people
                                                                                                                                                                                Barnes
     The dictionary describes so-           We can apply the term, search      exploring each other’s bodies.          meals and driving them to after-      often brings
  cializing as participating actively    and socialize for humans who are      This is where it’s important that       school activities takes up day and    us the opportunity to learn about
  in a social group, a group that        in different age groups.              both sexes decide ahead of time,        night.                                life from their viewpoint and gain
  offers companionship with friends         In elementary school, children     what their morals allow.                   Several families with children     wisdom before we live it.
  and people are cooperative and         begin to search for “good friends,”      Young adults socialize in dif-       about the same age will gather            Can we be happy as hens and
  inter-dependant with others.           who share common interests and        ferent settings. Often they relax       together for fun.                     produce something special for our
     Recently, a lot has been written    they do activities together.          with liquor, cigarettes and some-          Older people have to work          family, friends and culture?
  in therapy magazines about “the           In middle school, there is a lot   times drugs. They remind each           harder for their social gatherings.       Kathy Barnes, Ph.D., is a
  attachment theory.” People of all      of searching and socializing that     other, we’ve got to stay sober, we      Eye ailments or joint or muscle       licensed family and marriage
  ages require genuine, social inter-    goes on. Trust is important in        work tomorrow.                          problems often force them to          therapist in Northeast Georgia.



  Evans                                                                                                                                                                         From Page 4A
     The Speaker of the           publican lawyers like Pat-      the redistricting maps for       mately approved them.           what has happened, even            Things do change.
  Georgia General Assembly        rick Millsaps at Hall Booth     Georgia’s Congressional              These are no small          though most folks prefer           Randy Evans is a syn-
  is a Republican lawyer, as      Smith & Slover, Stefan Pas-     districts drawn by then          things. Some of the best        not to discuss it or ac-        dicated columnist in the
  are the chairs of various       santino at McKenna Long         Gov. Roy Barnes. The maps        lawyers in America came         knowledge it.                   Southeast.
  House and Senate Commit-        & Aldridge, Doug Chalm-         were so flawed that both          in to fight for Gov. Barnes’
  tees in the Georgia legisla-    ers at The Political Law        Democrats and Republi-           illegal maps in 2001 and
  ture. Sam Olens, Georgia’s
  Attorney General, is a
  Republican lawyer. Ryan
                                  Group, Bert Guy, and Josh
                                  Belinfante are just a few
                                  of the important players
                                                                  cans thought the maps
                                                                  were crazy.
                                                                     Ms. Lewis and Mr.
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  Teague, the executive           among Republican lawyers        Strickland proved the            Anne Lewis and Frank
  counsel for Governor Deal,      advising Georgia officials       maps were illegal in court       Strickland won.
  is one of Georgia’s most        making key decisions.           and forced them to be re-            So why all of this ink
  influential attorneys and is        And, then there is Anne      drawn. The courts did not        about “Republican law-
  a Republican.                   Lewis of Strickland Brock-      just throw the maps out.         yers?” Well, there was a

                                                                                                                                                 Michael Hammond
     The list goes on.            ington Lewis. She is cur-       They awarded attorneys           time when Republican
     The fact is that many        rently the General Counsel      fees against the State.          lawyers could not get their
  more Republican lawyers         of the Georgia Republican          So, redistricting came        name in the newspaper if
  are now serving through-
  out Georgia state govern-
                                  Party. Much more impor-
                                  tantly, she (along with her
                                                                  along again last year in
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  at any time in Georgia          has come to dominate an         Lewis and Mr. Strickland         rarely a day goes by that a       Monday - Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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                 Clarkesville duplex
                 fire rapidly tamed
                 By DON FRASER                             and water damage in the
                                                           basement. A fire wall be-
                    An     elderly    woman                tween the apartments,
                 found herself unable to                   prevented all but some
                 live in her rented duplex                 slight smoke from getting
                 apartment on Lovell Road,                 through, Cain said. “We
                 off state Route 197, at least             ventilated the apartment
                 temporarily because of a                  before we left,” he said.
                 Wednesday fire.                               Firefighters removed
                    Habersham         County               burning insulation and
                 Fire Chief Jeff Cain said                 furnishings around 4
                 Jan. 26 it appeared the                   p.m. Jan. 25 after gaining
                 woman was cooking on                      control of the fire, which
                 the stove and went out-                   was just south of North
                 side for some reason. The                 Georgia Technical Col-
                 fire began in the kitchen,                 lege. Fire departments
                 also causing “extensive                   responding to the fire
                 fire damage” to the living                 were from Clarkesville,
                 room, Cain said. There                    Habersham County and                                                                                                                                    DONALD FRASER/Staff
                 was also smoke damage to                  Lee Arrendale State Pris-
                 the rest of the apartment                 on.                                 Firefighters removed smoking and burning insulation and furnishings Jan. 25 from a Lovell Road residential fire.


                 Incident reports
                     The following are recent              Lake City, Utah, had run a credit   belonged to another business.       The wife called twice while a    wallet, he came over to the        reported someone threw a
                 incident reports filed by local law        report on him on Jan. 17.           An investigation was opened         Cornelia police officer was on    house uninvited, dumped out        brick through a window at a
                 enforcement agencies.                                                         and the items were taken into       the scene.                       the contents of a bag to prove     downtown business. The cost to
                                                           Baldwin Police                      evidence.                                                            he did not have the wallet, and    replace the window is approxi-
                 Habersham County                                                                                                  Disorderly conduct               jumped on the second man           mately $125.
                                                           Department                                                                 Jan. 20                       and hit him four to five times
                 Sheriff’s Office                           Simple battery                      Cornelia Police
                                                                                                                                      • A Cornelia man reported     for no reason. The second man      Burglary
                 Fraud - financial identity                    Jan. 20                          Department                          he had been assaulted after      had marks on his face consis-         Jan. 21
                     Jan. 23                                  • A Baldwin police officer        Harassment                          another man accused him of       tent with being hit, and said         • A Demorest man reported
                     • A Clarkesville man reported         responded to an assault call,           Jan. 19                         stealing a wallet, and he had    he did not know how the first       someone broke out a kitchen
                 he received a phone call from a           but due to lack of evidence he          • A Cornelia man reported       marks on his face apparently     man got the marks on his face.     window in the back of a
                 retail store in Atlanta regarding         advised the parties involved they   his wife has been calling him       from the assault. The second     Because the primary aggressor      Cornelia building overnight.
                 a payment. He said he has not             would have to obtain their own      numerous times and would            man stated the first man had      could not be determined, both      Missing from the building were
                 bought anything from that store           warrants.                           not stop; he said his wife has      come over earlier to clean his   subjects were issued citations     a DeWalt cordless hammer drill
                 but the store showed a payment                                                also threatened to come to his      house, and when he left the      for disorderly conduct.            and batter valued at $400, a
                 for an iPod Touch and $50 worth           Theft by conversion                 house with another man and          wallet in question was miss-                                        DeWalt air nail gun valued at
                 of music. The man said someone               Jan. 21                          physically hurt him. The man        ing. The second man further      Criminal trespass                  $80 and a Ryobi drill with two
                 had opened an account with the               • An employee at a Baldwin       said the harassment started         stated when he and two others       Jan. 21                         batteries and a charger valued
                 store without his permission. He          pawn shop reported several          after he posted on Facebook         asked the first man about the        • A Cornelia woman              at $275.
                 further reported a bank in Salt           items had been pawned that          that his wife was a lying whore.


                 Baggerly pleads guilty to exploitation, robbery                                                                                                    Arrest report
                                                                                                                                                                        The following is a list        conspiracy;
                 By DONALD FRASER                          to 10 years in prison, with         Betsy Ann Gilbert, who              away his hearing aids and        of names entered into the              • Gary James Gordon Par-
                                                           two to serve, said Assistant        was told she had to pay             stopped his medications.         booking computer at the            ris, 27, Cleveland, expired or
                    It’s one down, four to                 District Attorney Eddie             that amount just to be able         Minimal communication            Habersham County Detention         no registration or title, failure
                 go, in adult exploitation of              Staples Jan. 26. She must           to visit her son.                   with family was allowed          Center for Jan. 23-25, 2012.       to maintain lane, speeding
                 a disabled adult criminal                 pay $350 in restitution to             It was that June visit           only after payoffs.
                                                                                                                                                                    Ages and towns are listed as       in excess of maximum limits
                 charges filed against five                                  the victim’s        that brought Dracos’ plight            Dracos had jumped from
                                                                           mother and          to the attention of Corne-          his mother’s car when she        they appear in the computer.       (state speed and zone limits),
                 people.
                    The five include Kris-                                  $2,650     in       lia police. Officer Amanda           started driving away be-         Offenses listed are charges;       too fast for conditions/prima
                 tina Rene Baggerly, who                                   restitution         Bartholomew responded to            cause Baggerly had con-          guilt has not been proven.         facie speed, child or youth
                 pleaded guilty Jan. 17 to                                 to the vic-         what was first termed an             vinced him his mother was            Agencies other than the        restraint not used properly,
                 exploitation of a disabled                                tim, Nicho-         assault call, which changed         planning on taking him to        sheriff’s office that made          reckless driving, reckless con-
                 adult and robbery.                                        las Andrew          to kidnapping.                      an institution. His jump         arrests are noted after the        duct, cruelty to children third
                    The other four charged                                 Dracos, 28.            Bartholomew made a               prompted passers-by to           offense.                           degree, fleeing or attempting
                 were Brandon James Kent,                                      The five,        “felony traffic stop,” in-           call police.                         • Pat Hilton Davis, 43, Jef-   to elude police officer, driving
                 charged with simple bat-                                  according           cluding pointing her pistol            Baggerly termed herself       ferson, DUI, failure to maintain   while license suspended or
                 tery and exploitation of a                                to a June           at the vehicle. It was while        Dracos’ fiancee and dictat-
                                                              BAGGERLY                                                                                              lane;                              revoked, failure to obey stop
                 disabled adult; Carolyn                                   3     Corne-        questioning a high-tem-             ed Dracos’ life.
                                                                           lia    police       pered, estranged mother                According to a police             • Rebecca Ann Frankum,         sign;
                 Evayne Meeks, charged
                 with robbery and two                      incident report, had kept           that a story was told of a          incident report, the group       21, Cleveland, criminal con-           • Nathan Rakestraw,
                 counts of exploitation of                 Dracos, who is both men-            mentally and physically             was using Dracos for his         spiracy;                           68, Cornelia, failure to obey
                 a disabled adult; Jessica                 tally and physically handi-         handicapped man, forcibly           $1,014 monthly Social Secu-          • Harrison Matthew             stop sign, failure to maintain
                 Louann Meeks, charged                     capped, isolated from his           isolated from his family            rity check. The money was        Goolsby, 32, Alto, criminal        insurance, creating hazardous
                 with aggravated battery                   family and used his Social          and brainwashed by a sup-           used to pay rent and other       conspiracy;                        conditions;
                 and exploitation of a dis-                Security income to pay for          posed girlfriend.                   expenses for the group               • John Adam Hatcher, 25,           • Joyce Dale Reese, 40,
                 abled adult; and Daniel                   their rent and other living            As the story unfolded,           sharing the dwelling.            Cornelia, two counts posses-       Cornelia, criminal conspiracy;
                 Ray Sosebee, charged with                 expenses.                           investigators learned how              The other four defen-         sion of a controlled substance,        • Misty Dawn Whitfield,
                 aggravated battery.                          The $350 in restitution          the group isolated Dracos           dants are scheduled for a
                                                                                                                                                                    criminal trespass;                 32, Cornelia, battery, simple
                    Baggerly was sentenced                 goes to Dracos’ mother,             from his family, tossed             Feb. 27 court hearing.
                                                                                                                                                                        • Kristi Michelle Med-         assault, cruelty to children in
                                                                                                                                                                    lock, 26, Cornelia, criminal       the third degree.
                 Local MOAA chapter recruiting new members
                    ALEXANDRIA,            Va.             cal incentives are part of             • Sustaining military            families of deployed ser-
                 – The Military Officers                    “GIVE ME 10!,” a nation-            manpower levels consis-             vicemembers.                           Brown & Tench, LLC
                 Association of America                    wide recruitment program.           tent with deployment re-               MOAA was the driving
                 (MOAA), the leading voice
                 on compensation and ben-
                                                           The NEGMOAA chapter
                                                           currently has 53 members
                                                                                               quirements;
                                                                                                  • Sustaining military
                                                                                                                                   force behind the passage
                                                                                                                                   of several recent pieces of
                                                                                                                                                                       Certified Public Accountants
                 efit issues for the military
                 community, has launched a
                                                           but hopes to add at least
                                                           10 new members as part of
                                                                                               retirement     protections,
                                                                                               consistent with the     ex-
                                                                                                                                   legislation, including GI
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                                                                                                                                                                      Proudly announces the relocation
                 national recruitment cam-
                 paign for 2012.
                                                           MOAA’s national goal of
                                                           recruiting at least 5,000 or
                                                                                               traordinary demands and
                                                                                               sacrifices of a career in
                                                                                                                                   ing dramatic cutbacks in
                                                                                                                                   Medicare and military
                                                                                                                                                                              of our offices to:
                    “Our local military com-               more new members this               uniform;                            TRICARE payments, and
                 munity has the opportunity
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                                                           year.
                                                               MOAA’s current legisla-
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                 said Arminda Thorne,                      include:                            members and their fami-             tary widows.
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                 8A                                                                            The Northeast Georgian                                                                Friday, January 27, 2012


                 Deaths
                                   Ruby Wilson Wiley
                                                                                  Constructive dialogue emerges in
                     Funeral services for Ruby Wilson Wiley, 75, of Lula, will
                 be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 27, at Living Word Tabernacle
                 in Lula with the Rev. Glenn Compton, the Rev. Bobby Cart-
                 er and the Rev. Harold Pettis officiating. Burial will follow
                                                                                  Lee Arrendale sewer bill dispute
                 in Clemmons Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.             By JONATHAN ARENA                “I’m feeling encouraged…         rently more than $130,000          Mayor      Jerry    Neace
                     Mrs. Wiley fought her fight and finished her course and                                         we’re having dialogue, and       in arrears including late       echoed Degges’ hopeful
                 went to be with her Lord on Jan. 24, 2012, at her residence.        Though still lacking a        I said to her dialogue is all    fees; the $53,017.84 bill for   outlook.
                     Born Sept. 1, 1936, in Banks County, she was the daugh-      final resolution to the situ-     we’ve ever needed.”              regular December usage             “I’m hoping that this
                 ter of the late Hallie and Fannie Merritt Wilson. In addi-       ation with Lee Arrendale            Though payments have          has also been mailed and        movement with communi-
                 tion to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her       State Prison’s overdue sew-      been made each month on          will come due in February.      cation will expedite the res-
                 sisters, Claudie Craven and Maudie Bennett; and brothers,        er bill, Baldwin city officials   LASP’s sewer bill, the GDC          Degges said nothing con-     olution to our situation,” he
                 Eugene and Joe Wilson.                                           say they now have dialogue       has thus far refused to pay      crete has been decided, but     said. He added it may take
                     She was a homemaker and an active member of Living           with Georgia Department          for services reflecting a         now that GDC officials are       a bit longer than the Feb.
                 Word Tabernacle. Mrs. Wiley enjoyed mowing the lawn,             of Corrections personnel         new, higher rate imple-          in communication with the       15 deadline, but city staff
                 cooking and gardening but most of all caring for others.         and are confident a resolu-       mented by the Baldwin City       City of Baldwin she hopes a     and GDC officials should
                     Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Ju-        tion will be forthcoming.        Council, effective July 1,       resolution will follow soon.    be able to come up with a
                 lian Wiley; daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Allen               City       Administrator      2011.                               “I think we’re in a very     solution.
                 McElwaney of Gainesville; son, William Wiley of Lula;            Karen Degges said she has           Citing a lack of consistent   positive place just at this        “[Degges] feels that we
                 sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Freda Wiley and Phil-         discussed the situation at       communication with GDC           moment,” Degges said,           will have this resolved be-
                 lip and Greta Wiley, all of Lula; sister, Barbara Payne of       length with GDC Adminis-         officials, the council set a      “and if things continue         fore the ultimatum date,”
                 Gainesville; brothers, William Wilson of Homer and Don-          tration Division Director        deadline of Feb. 15 for the      on over the next couple of      Neace said. “I suspect it
                 ald Wilson of Gillsville.                                        Becky East.                      GDC to pay the outstanding       weeks like they have this       might take just a little lon-
                     An online guest register is available and may be viewed         “I’m talking with her         balance on LASP’s sewer          past week, that we will be      ger, but I think by the 15th
                 at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.                                  and we’ve had some good          bill or face cutoff of sewer     able to reach some sort of      we will definitely know
                     McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia            dialogue,” Degges said.          services. The prison is cur-     resolution.”                    what we’re doing.”
                 is in charge of arrangements.
                                     The Northeast Georgian
                                          January 27, 2012

                                Edna Mae Gerrin Elrod
                                                                                  Baldwin Council discusses CDBG grant, other business
                    Funeral services for Edna Mae Gerrin Elrod, 84, of Cor-       By JONATHAN ARENA                hicles. The vehicle, which          • Voted to structure the     munity Affairs, and at
                 nelia, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the chapel                                       does not have all of the nec-    refinancing of the 1987 and      the same time authorized
                 of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev.              In addition to discussing     essary equipment for a pa-       2001 bonds to receive the       Neace to sign the contract
                 Chris York and the Rev. J.R. Elrod officiating. Burial will       and ultimately approving a       trol car – such as light rack    savings up front instead of     for the grant and autho-
                 follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.                      referendum on liquor sales       and back seat barrier – will     over the life of the bond.      rized Neace, Ayers and Bo-
                    Mrs. Elrod died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Habersham          by the drink in the city lim-    serve as Chief Darren Os-        City Administrator Karen        hannon as signatories to
                                 Home West.                                       its of Baldwin (see the Jan.     born’s vehicle to free up the    Degges said the rates have      approve draws on the grant
                                    Born Oct. 18, 1927, in Habersham Coun-        25 edition of The Northeast      fully-loaded patrol car he       changed and the city should     funds.
                                 ty, she was a daughter of the late Tom B.        Georgian for the full story),    currently drives. Osborn         see about $416,000 in sav-         • Postponed a business
                                 and Cora Mae Morris Gerrin. In addition          the Baldwin City Council         said he will work on outfit-      ings, up from the previous      item to possibly rename the
                                 to her parents, she was also preceded in         discussed several other          ting the new Charger with        estimate of $350,000, and       city’s annual Peachy Clean
                                 death by her husband, Buford Lee “Tom”           business items in its regu-      equipment as the money           the city could take that up     Day to unify it with related
                                 Elrod; son-in-law, Carl Enos Tart; grand-        lar meeting Jan. 23.             comes in.                        front and have it available     cleanup efforts by Fellow-
                                 son, Nicky Lee Elrod; and sisters, Pearl            The council:                     The council also voted        for infrastructure or other     ship Church and others in
                                 Fortenberry and Ethel Buffington. Mrs.               • Approved a $17,500          to surplus two older Ford        necessary improvements.         the community.
                                 Elrod was the last surviving member of           expenditure to purchase          Crown Victorias and their           • Accepted a $20,000            • Voted to enter a 50-min-
                                 her immediate family.                            a 2010 Dodge Charger for         associated equipment to          Community Development           ute closed session to dis-
                      ELROD         Mrs. Elrod was a member of New Hope           the police department, to        help offset the cost of the      Block Grant from the Geor-      cuss personnel and litiga-
                                Baptist Church and was retired from the           replace two other police ve-     new vehicle.                     gia Department of Com-          tion. No action was taken.
                 textile industry. She worked with both Habersham Mills
                 and Regal Textile. Mrs. Elrod was an avid country music
                 fan who enjoyed vacationing at the beach and traveling.
                    Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, the
                                                                                  Vote for president begins Jan. 21 with absentee ballot
                 Rev. Ricky Lee and Jeannine Elrod of Cornelia; daughter,
                 Ann Tart of Demorest; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and
                 Johnny Benfield of Cleveland; grandchildren and spouses,
                                                                                  Municipal special elections start Feb. 13 with advance voting
                 Rhonda and James Butterworth, Sherry Benfield, the Rev.              While the March 6 Pres-       and Alto.                        not required to state a rea-    office on the third floor of
                 Terry and Tammy Benfield, Ryan and Tara Elrod; great-             idential Preference Pri-            According to Georgia          son why they are request-       the county courthouse,
                 grandchildren, Neil Davis, Justin Benfield, MaKayla Ben-          mary seems a long way off,       Secretary of State Brian         ing an absentee ballot.         Jones said.
                 field and Rylee Elrod.                                            opportunities for voting         Kemp, voters can request            Absentee ballot request         “Early voting will be
                    An online guest register is available and may be viewed       actually begin Saturday,         an absentee ballot through       forms are available at the      held the week before the
                 at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.                                  Jan. 21, with absentee bal-      Friday, March 2.                 Secretary of State’s web-       [Tuesday, March 6] elec-
                    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia             loting.                             Absentee ballots must         site: sos.ga.gov. The form      tion at the [Ruby Ful-
                 was in charge of arrangements.                                      The absentee ballots          be returned to county elec-      must be completed and re-       bright] Aquatic Center,”
                                     The Northeast Georgian                       “are just for the presiden-      tion offices by the close of      turned to the voter’s coun-     and at the courthouse,
                                        January 27, 2012                          tial preference, not for city    polls Election Day, March        ty election office. County       Jones said.
                                                                                  special elections,” said         6.                               election offices can also           Citizens eligible to vote,
                                                                                  Laurel Jones, Habersham             Absentee ballots cast by      provide absentee ballot re-     but who have not regis-
                                  Thomas Louis Walls                              County election superin-         overseas and military vot-       quest forms.                    tered, can register through
                    Funeral services for Thomas Louis Walls, 81, of               tendent Jan. 23. “We began       ers must be postmarked on           In-person advance vot-       Monday, Feb. 6. Voter reg-
                 Clarkesville, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at          mailing out ballots Friday,      or before March 6, but will      ing for the 2012 presidential   istration forms are also
                 Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with              Jan. 20,” Jones said. Her of-    be accepted until the end of     preference primary begins       available on the Secretary
                 the Rev. Phillip Yarber, the Rev. Walter Singletary and the      fice is also conducting spe-      business on March 9.             Monday, Feb. 13. Advance        of State’s website.
                 Rev. Kenneth McEntire officiating. Burial followed in the         cial elections for Cornelia         Kemp noted voters are         voting will be held at her                   – Staff Reports
                 Habersham Cemetery with full military honors provided
                 by Habersham County American Legion Post No. 84, the
                 Grant Reeves VFW Post No. 7720, the Rabun County DAV
                 Chapter No. 15 and the Georgia National Guard.
                    Mr. Walls died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.
                    Born Sept. 2, 1930, in Habersham County, he was a son
                 of the late Thomas Floyd and Stella Beard Wall. He was
                 also preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Thurmond.
                                   Mr. Walls was a graduate of Clarkes-
                                ville High School and a proud United States
                                Navy veteran, having served in the Korean
                                Conflict on the USS Frank Knox. He was a
                                deacon, trustee, an Adult Sunday School
                                Class teacher, and was the Young Peoples
                                Sunday School Class teacher for 39 years at
                                Habersham Baptist Church. He was a mem-
                                ber of Hills Crossing Baptist Church and the
                                Men’s Senior Sunday School Class. He was
                                a retired owner and operator of Louis Walls
                 Contracting Company with 51 years of service.
                    Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 59
                 years, Lois Hill Walls of Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-
                 law, Richard Anthony “Rick” and Sharon Walls of Clarkes-
                 ville; sisters, Ruth Thurmond of Rabun Gap, Katherine
                 Powell of Mt. Airy, and Stella Holbrook of Clarkesville;
                 grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan and Kristin Walls
                 and Astona and Rusty Gragg; and great-grandchildren,
                 Bree, Blythe and Brennan Walls and Jaxon Gragg.
                    Memorials may be made to the Habersham Cemetery
                 Association, P.O. Box 521, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
                    Those wishing to express online condolences to the
                 Walls family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.
                 com.
                    Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral
                 Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
                                      The Northeast Georgian
                                         January 27, 2012

                 Death Notices
                                  Jewell Inez Anderson
                    Jewell Inez Anderson, 88, of Demorest, died Jan. 25,
                 2012. Funeral services are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today,
                 Jan. 27, at The Torch Worship Center. McGahee-Griffin &
                 Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.

                                          Eula Nix
                    Eula Nix, 65, of Sautee, died Jan. 26, 2012. Arrange-
                 ments are incomplete at this time and will be announced
                 by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.



                 Cards of Thanks
                                                Pearl Gibson Tomlin.
                 Gibson/Tomlin                     Mr. Moore stayed in the
                                                ER and then in the family
                 families express               space to pray with us and
                                                comfort each of us through-
                 thanks                         out the afternoon and into
                 To the editor:                 the evening, offering to do
                    The Gibson and Tomlin       or get anything we might
                 families want to express our   need. We will never forget
                 appreciation to Rob Moore,     how much it meant to have
                 who gave us great comfort      Mr. Moore’s calm voice and
                 as we gathered in the emer-    assurance as we spent those
                 gency room of Habersham        difficult hours.
                 Medical Center during the                        Jean Gibson
                 final hours of our relative,
                                                                   Clarkesville


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   Happenings
                                                                                                                                             Calendar lists community events.
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  Church calendar                                                                 The Torch Open Door Food
  Saturday                                                                        Pantry now at new location
  Free women’s conference at The Torch                                               The Torch Worship Center recently                The pantry’s operation is in addition
       The Torch LAMBS ministry presents “Mission HIMpossible,” a free            expanded its food ministry when its food         to The Torch’s Community Free Food
  one-day women’s conference, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 28. Enlist in boot              pantry found a new home. Open Door Food          Giveaway, which is held the first Satur-
  camp, learn how to expose enemy tactics, and ensure victory for your            Pantry – a Ministry of The Torch Worship         day of each month, with the exception of
  life. Lunch will be available on site for $5. Pre-Registration encour-          Center now operates at 236 Level Grove           holidays, at the main campus on Cannon
  aged: Staci Pealock, 706-499-3824.                                              Road, next to Habersham County United            Bridge Road.
                                                                                  Way in Cornelia.                                    Thomas said an estimated 20,000-25,000
                                                                                     The Torch Adult/Outreach Pastor               pounds of free food is given away each
  Sunday                                                                          Mike Thomas said the church’s partner-           month.                                                        H U M PH RI E S
                                                                                  ship with Food Bank of Northeast Geor-              Recipients do not need to be members
  Fifth Sunday acapella singing
                                                                                  gia and the United Way are vital for the         of The Torch to receive food through this                      HONORED
                                                                                  operation of the pantry. He said the major-      ministry.
     The fifth Sunday acapella singing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Jan.            ity of the 2,500 pounds of food that comes          The free food giveaway begins at 8:30
                                                                                                                                                                                               John Humphries was
  29. Hosted by Church of Christ, 326 Double Bridge Road (overlooking             through the pantry weekly is purchased           a.m. and is on a first-come first-serve ba-                   recently awarded a plaque in
  the high school). The public is invited to attend. Bring your singers and       from the food bank at a discounted rate          sis.                                                        recognition of his 55 years
  participate. Details: Sam Eads, 706 754-3075.                                   and goes to help food needs for fami-               Thomas said the volume of food the                       of “fruitful service and faith-
                                                                                  lies from Habersham, Stephens, Banks,            church is able to give away is due in large
  The Watkins Family to present night of music                                    Rabun, White and Hall counties.                  part to the food bank.                                      ful preaching of the Gospel.”
      “The Watkins Family” of Eastanollee will be presenting a program               “We’re giving out dairy, produce, meat,          “We wouldn’t be able to do either one                    Humphries was thanked
  of gospel music at Hills Crossing Baptist Church in Clarkesville, 7
  p.m., Jan. 29. The church is located at 3569 Toccoa Hwy. Pastor is
                                                                                  canned vegetables… ,” said Thomas.               of these without our partnership with the                   for “the sinners you have
                                                                                  “Sometimes it can be over 100 pounds that        Food Bank of Northeast Georgia,” said
  Walter Singletary.                                                              we’re giving to these families. Our goal is      Thomas.                                                     reached and the saints you
  New Vision to host weekend revival                                              to help subsidize their needs and to help           For more information about The                           have blessed.” The plaque
     Weekend revival at New Vision Worship Center, 7 p.m., Jan. 27-28,            the resources they do have to go further.”       Torch’s Open Door Pantry or Free Food                       was presented to Humphries
                                                                                     The pantry is open from 10 a.m.-noon          Giveaway, call 706-778-4063 or email
  10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Sister Barbara Nash from Commerce.               Mondays and Saturdays and from 5-7 p.m.          info@thetorch.net.
                                                                                                                                                                                               by Dr. Shelton Smith, The
  Details: 706-778-8364. Pastor Johnny Barrett invites everyone to                Wednesdays.                                         For more information about the Food                      Sword of the Lord, Dr. Joe
  come and enjoy.                                                                    A family may receive food from the            Bank of Northeast Georgia, visit food-                      Arthur and Harvest Baptist
  Carolina Crossmen to sing                                                       pantry every 60 days.                            banknega.org.                                               Tabernacle.
     Alto Baptist Church will host the Carolina Crossmen in concert at 6
  p.m. Jan. 29. Everyone is welcome.
  Unitarian Universalist Church
     Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church, 439 South
  Park St., Dahlonega. Sunday services, 11 a.m. Children’s religious
  education classes begin at 11:30 a.m. Child care provided. On Jan.
                                                                                  Cornelia releases 2012 calendar of events
                                                                                  By CHRISTINA SANTEE              own this year,” Sinyard said.
  29, the Rev. Chris Glaser will share some of the lessons that death                                                 April 20-21, Cornelia
  has taught him in the hopes listeners might discover their own learn-               The City of Cornelia         will host the Apple Blossom
                                                                                                                                                            2012 Cornelia Calendar of Events
  ings from deaths in their lives. Details: 706-864-0661 or gmuuc.org.            has released its calendar        BBQ Festival downtown.
                                                                                                                                                      Jan. 15-March 15
                                                                                  of events, introducing new       The gathering will feature
                                                                                                                                                      • Regional African American History Exhibit
                                                                                  activities for 2012, many of     a Kansas City Barbecue So-
  Upcoming                                                                        which city officials are con-     ciety-sanctioned barbecue
                                                                                                                                                      • Community Reception - 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5
                                                                                                                                                      Feb. 11
                                                                                  fident will pique an interest     contest and more.
                                                                                                                                                      • “Tim Loves Tink” Tacky Prom hosted by the Cornelia Hospitality &
                                                                                  in the community.                   “It is the one of the oldest
  Weekly Bible study at The Bridge                                                                                                                    Tourism Board at the Community House, 7 p.m.-midnight
                                                                                      “This year we’re offering    and biggest barbecue soci-
      The Bridge invites everyone to a weekly Bible study starting Feb.           a tacky prom, casino night       eties in the country,” Sin-
                                                                                                                                                      Feb 28
  1. The study will be on “blessing being contingent upon obedience.” It                                                                              • Cornelia Downtown Development Authority Community Forum Ses-
                                                                                  and barbecue festival,” said     yard. “There are hundreds
  will be held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Details: 706-778-8950.                                                                                        sions at the train depot, 5-7 p.m.
                                                                                  Heather Sinyard, Cornelia        of contests a year across the
                                                                                                                                                      March 8
  Benefit for needy family                                                         Better Hometown manager.         county and there are about
                                                                                                                                                      • Cornelia Downtown Development Authority Community Forum Ses-
     New Vision Worship Center will host a benefit for a needy family,             “Those are all new events        20 or 25 in the state of Geor-
                                                                                                                                                      sions at the train depot, 5-7 p.m.
                                                                                  for 2012. We’re excited to see   gia that are KCBS-sanc-
  beginning at 6 p.m., Feb. 4. Singing, food, auction. Details: 706-778-                                                                              March 24
                                                                                  how successful they are.”        tioned events. We’re also
  8364. Pastor Johnny Barrett.                                                                                                                        • Casino Night at the Community House - Facade Grant Fundraiser
                                                                                      On Feb. 11, those eager      part of the Georgia Barbe-
                                                                                                                                                      March 31
  Gospel singing scheduled                                                        to relive their high school      cue Championship Series
                                                                                                                                                      • PetFest 2012 and Cornelia Dog Park grand opening, noon-3 p.m.
     There will be a gospel singing at 6 p.m., Feb. 11, at The Country            days are invited to dress        for our first year. It’s a big
                                                                                                                                                      April 20-21
  Café in Clarkesville. Singers will be James Black and the Brotherhood           in their tackiest and most       business. Barbecue contests
                                                                                                                                                      • Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival
  Quartet. Everyone is welcome.                                                   unappealing prom apparel         generate about $250 million
                                                                                                                                                      April 27
                                                                                  for the “Tim Loves Tink”         a year in this country.”
  Crossroads Baptist to host soup bean supper                                                                                                         • Friday Night Flicks at Sam Pitts Park, Clarkesville - “The Adventures
                                                                                  Tacky Prom, hosted by the           Both a pro-contest and a
     Crossroads Baptist Church Ladies Club members of Alto will host                                                                                  of Tintin”*
                                                                                  Cornelia Hospitality and         “backyarder-amateur” con-
  a soup bean supper, 5-8 p.m., Feb. 11, in the fellowship hall. Cost:                                                                                May 4
                                                                                  Tourism Board. The prom          test will be held for those
                                                                                                                                                      • Friday Night Flicks at Cornelia City Park, Cornelia - “The Smurfs”*
  $5 per plate, which includes a drink, dessert, slaw, soup beans,                will be held from 5-7 p.m. at    who wish to compete. An
                                                                                                                                                      June 1
  cornbread. Eat in or carry out. Details/directions: Amy Payne, 706-             the Community House.             overall grand-prize winner
                                                                                                                                                      • Friday Night Flicks at Sams Pitts Park, Clarkesville - “The Mup-
  499-4912.                                                                           “It’s going to be a good,    will be named, as well as
                                                                                                                                                      pets”*
                                                                                  fun night out for parents        a winner from each speci-
  Friendly Mission Baptist Church singing                                                                                                             July 13
                                                                                  who maybe want to get out        fied category. Winners will
     Friendly Mission Baptist Church will host a singing with Old Friends                                                                             • Friday Night Flicks at Cornelia City Park, Cornelia - “Arthur Christ-
                                                                                  for Valentine’s Day,” Sin-       receive prize-packages for
  Quartet, 5 p.m., Feb. 12. The church is located at 184 Friendly Mis-                                                                                mas”*
                                                                                  yard said. “We’ll have a band    their tasty recipes.
                                                                                                                                                      Aug. 11
  sion Lane, off Crane Mill Road. Details: Devin O’Kelly, 706-778-7033.           playing music and there will        The barbecue will serve
                                                                                                                                                      • Habersham County Back-to-School Bash at the Ruby C. Fulbright
                                                                                  be a prize for the prom king     as a kick off to Georgia Cit-
  Ministry conference sponsored by HUB                                                                                                                Aquatic Center, 3-6 p.m. Free community movie starting at dusk.
                                                                                  and queen winners – so the       ies Week - “The Magic of
      Habersham United Believers (HUB OF Habersham) Ministry Con-                                                  Cities.”
                                                                                                                                                      Sept. 8
                                                                                  tackier, the better!”                                               • Relaxing at the Apple Car Show
  ference will be held at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23 and 24, Habersham Central                March 24, risk-takers           Although it’s not techni-
  High School. Love offering. Details: 706-499-6983.                                                                                                  Sept. 11
                                                                                  who are feeling lucky are        cally a new event, the Aug.
                                                                                                                                                      • Better Hometown Job Expo
  HUB launch banquet                                                              invited to attend “Casino        10 “Back-to-School Bash,”
                                                                                                                                                      Oct. 12-13
      Habersham United Believers (HUB of Habersham) Launch Ban-                   Night” at the Community          hosted by Cornelia Better
                                                                                                                                                      • 25th Annual Big Red Apple Festival/125th City Birthday Celebration
  quet, will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 25, in the Habersham EMC Commu-               House. The event, a fund-        Hometown, will offer at-
                                                                                                                                                      Oct. 5-31
                                                                                  raiser for the façade grant      tendees a free movie, back-
  nity Room. Details and to RSVP: 706-499-6983.                                                                                                       • Haunting on Main - Haunted House at the Old Cornelia Bank Building,
                                                                                  program, will allow resi-        to-school freebies, games,
                                                                                                                                                      7-11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October and Halloween Night.
                                                                                  dents the opportunity to try     music and more.
                                                                                                                                                      Oct. 19
                                                                                                                      “The back to school
  Ongoing                                                                         their hand at various games
                                                                                  and machines.                    bash... we did that as part
                                                                                                                                                      • 2nd Annual Pink & Black Ball benefitting the Evie Peters Founda-
                                                                                                                                                      tion at the Community House
                                                                                      “As I understand it, spon-   of our movies last year, but
                                                                                                                                                      Oct. 27
  Classes scheduled for ‘The Jesus Prayer’                                        sors get involved and folks      this year we’re partnering
                                                                                                                                                      • A Cornelia Spooktacular - Halloween fun at the train depot, noon-3
      Dr. Gene Mallard, priest, St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church,           can buy their tickets to the     with Clarkesville [Better
                                                                                                                                                      p.m.
  will teach a series of classes on “The Jesus Prayer,” 6 p.m. Wednesdays         event,” said Natalie Craw-       Hometown program] and
                                                                                                                                                      Nov. 22
                                                                                  ford, chair of the Cornelia      we’re going to try and do one
  at the church, 1636 Mud Creek Road, Alto. Prayer teaches you to tune                                                                                Thanksgiving Night-New Year’s Day
                                                                                  HTB. “You play for prizes.       that’s more like the one that
  your heart, mind to the heart and mind of God. Details: 706-654-8165.                                                                               • Christmas in the Park, lighted Christmas display
                                                                                  It’s not true gambling, but      takes place in White Coun-
                                                                                                                                                      Dec. 1
  Gospel singing set monthly                                                      of course it is a fundraiser.    ty, where a bunch of local
                                                                                                                                                      • Habersham County Christmas Parade
     A gospel singing will be held at 6 p.m. every second Saturday at             They’ll have your tradition-     civic groups come together
                                                                                                                                                      Dec. (TBA)
  Country Cafe in Clarkesville (old Ingles shopping center).                      al craps table and blackjack,    and try to help kids that
                                                                                                                                                      • Christmas in Cornelia - Tree lighting/ice skating/Christmas fun
                                                                                  even some slot machines          need assistance with school
  New location for The River                                                                                                                          Dec. 31
                                                                                  and roulette for people, too.    supplies,” Sinyard said. “It
      The River has a new location behind Hartford House at 184                                                                                       • 9th Annual Apple Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration
                                                                                  It’s all in good fun and all     will be a fun day, but it will
  Anderson Circle, Alto. Service times are: 10 a.m. Sunday (come at                                                                                   *Movie titles are subject to change.
                                                                                  for a good cause.”               also help some families in
  9:30 a.m. for refreshments) and 7 p.m. Wednesday. If you are looking                The casino night idea        the community.”
  for a church, visit The River, where families experience God together.          was borrowed from another           Crawford said attending
  Details: Myra Benfield, 706-968-8959.                                            civic organization.              each of the events is a good      encourage people to become             every day and although
  Level Grove offers food to hungry                                                   “The casino night was        way to support the city and       reinvested in their home,”             sometimes it’s hard to get
                                                                                  something the Rotary [club]      local businesses.                 Crawford said. “If we don’t            involved, doing so would
     Level Grove Baptist Church’s Food for the Hungry program is the                                                  “As we get more and
                                                                                  had done for many years be-                                        love it, how can we encour-            make a big difference.”
  first Wednesday of each month. Details: 706-778-6371.                            fore, but they weren’t doing     more into working and our         age anybody else to love                  For more information on
  Christian Education classes at St. Thomas                                       it anymore, so we kind of got    efforts toward revitalizing       it. We have to remember                calendar events, call 706-
     St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church has changed its Sunday                their blessing to do it on our   our downtown, I would just        that we live and work here             778-7875.
  morning Christian Education classes to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. A light
  soup dinner will be followed by adult, children’s Christian Education
  classes. Nursery available.
  Harvest Christian has on-going food pantry
     Harvest Christian Church holds an on-going monthly food pantry
                                                                                  Sharing and Caring serves 12,000 clients in 2011
  with Food Bank of Northeast Georgia from 9 a.m.-noon, second                       Approximately 12,000 clients were        volunteers. New officers were elected,           with utility bills, medical and dental
                                                                                  served at The Sharing and Caring            which included Burt Logan, president;           needs, medical supplies, and other
  Wednesday. Details: 706-754-4704.
                                                                                  Places in Habersham County during           Patricia Neeley, vice president; Jackye         needs for residents of Habersham
  Hazel Creek Baptist giving food                                                 2011, according to Joe Karwoski, trea-      Cooper, secretary; and Joe Karwoski,            County. Local churches and individu-
      Hazel Creek Baptist Church, in partnership with The Food Bank of            surer, in his report to the annual meet-    treasurer.                                      als as well as the United Way support
  Northeast Georgia, will give food to those in need based on income              ing of The Sharing and Caring Places           New directors also elected for the           the organization with monetary do-
  eligibility, 5-6 p.m., fourth Thursday of each month. Located at 243            in Habersham County on Jan. 17.             2012 term were the Rev. Scott Brown,            nations, and clothing and household
  Hazel Creek Church Road, Mt. Airy. Details: 706-778-5347.                          Karwoski also stated through No-         Sue Blair, Candice Wallace and Faith            items are sold at store locations in
                                                                                  vember 2011, more than $266,800 had         Inglis. Other directors include Lea             Cornelia and Clarkesville to fund the
  Glade Creek Baptist to distribute food                                          been spent on client needs. This figure      Cohen, Minnie Falocco, Becky Fergu-             operation.
      Glade Creek Baptist Church, 884 Toccoa Highway, Mt. Airy, will dis-         already surpassed the total spent for       son, Mary Goebel, Ann Jarrell, Mar-                Donations of good, saleable cloth-
  tribute boxes of free, non-perishable food in partnership with “There’s         the entire year of 2010.                    gie McCollum, Linda McQueen, Lane               ing and household items are request-
  Hope for the Hungry” on the third Thursday of each month from 10                   “Ninety-eight cents of every dollar      Meier, Patricia Neeley, Gene Schaefer,          ed, and the items can be dropped off at
  a.m.-2 p.m. Details: 706-754-6586.                                              goes directly to client support,” stated    Barbara Smith, the Rev. David Turn-             either store location between 10 a.m.
                                                                                  Karwoski. “Only two cents is used for       er and Hazel Quinn.                             and 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  Alto C.H. offers soup kitchen                                                   administrative expenses.”                      Logan thanked the many volun-                   Another opportunity to support
     Alto C.H. Church has an ongoing soup kitchen from 11:30 a.m.-1                  All staff is non-paid and strictly       teers for their ministry to the poor            this organization is the purchase of a
  p.m. each Wednesday. Everyone is welcome.                                       volunteers, and the organization is         and destitute in Habersham County.              raffle ticket for a 80-1/2-by-80 1/2-inch
  Celebrate Recovery meets Fridays                                                debt free.                                  He expressed his appreciation for the           hand-made quilt. This quilt was made
     Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery ministry,             The annual meeting and luncheon          selfless giving of themselves to ac-             and donated by Betty Marolf, and the
  dealing with all of life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. Meets 7 p.m., Fridays,   was held at North Georgia Technical         complish this work.                             drawing for the winning ticket will be
                                                                                  School’s dining room and was attend-           Sharing and Caring provides food,            Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Tickets are
  River Point Church, 193 Main St., Cornelia. Details: 706-768-2452.              ed by board members, officers and            clothing, heating assistance, help              on sale at the Cornelia store.



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                   Jesus calls us to be peacemakers – leaven for peace
                  T
                         oo often, it seems, the realities of our                                  The Kingdom of God values                                                                                  against us will not understand.                                           they both begin to speak and listen to find
                         world shatter my hopes for peace.                                      peace and calls us to be leaven                                                                               They will talk and squabble and                                           common ground.
                         It is not just the 10 years of war we                                  for peace in our broken world.                                                                                gossip and make pronouncements                                                Jesus demonstrates for us the power of
                  have experienced since the tragedy of 9/11,                                   Through his own actions, Jesus                                                                                meant to undermine us. But the                                            dialogue – talking and listening to those
                  though. I become discouraged when politi-                                     teaches us how to sow peace in                                                                                work of peacemaking cannot be                                             who are different than us – in the peace-
                  cians, pundits and citizens determine                                         this world.                                                                                                   accomplished without engage-                                              making process. Dialogue does not come
                  fighting, arguing and screaming at each                                           In Luke 19, Jesus encounters                                                                               ment.                                                                     easily. Often, we cannot understand or
                  other on TV, blogs or in person achieve                                       Zacchaeus, the chief tax collec-                                                                                 In John 3, Jesus has a late                                            even tolerate the people or the position
                  their agenda more than seeking common                                         tor for the Roman government                                                                                  night, secret rendezvous with                                             of the other side. However, as leaven for
                  ground. Peace becomes lost when we de-                                        of Jericho, waiting in the broad                                                                              Nicodemus. As a Pharisee and                                              peace, dialogue is a necessity. Without it,
                  termine our way is the only way.                                              branches of a sycamore tree.                                                                                  member of the Jewish ruling                                               we will never find common ground and
                      In Matthew 5, Jesus challenges our                                        The community hates Zacchaeus                                                                                 council, Nicodemus represents                                             peacemaking becomes impossible.
                  values as he outlines nine distinctive ways                                   because his wealth comes from                                                          Dr. Eric               the most religious and politically                                            Jesus calls us to be peacemakers
                  of living that bring the favor of God into                                    their pockets. Jesus stops under                                                                              powerful people in the nation. As                                         – leaven for peace. He demonstrates the
                  our lives. One of these Beatitudes simply                                     the tree, speaks to Zacchaeus                                                          Spivey                 a radical rabbi, Jesus advocates a                                        power of engagement and dialogue in the
                  says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for                                       and goes to his home. No one can                                                                              world-changing new understand-                                            way of peace. When we choose to walk in
                  they will be called children of God” (Matt                                    believe a rabbi would have dinner                                                                             ing of the Kingdom of God. At this                                        this third way – many in our fallen world
                  5:9 NRSV).                                                                    with such a man.                                                                                     secret meeting these two men represent-                                            will not understand. It will seem counter-
                      This is not a political strategy, a cul-                                     Jesus demonstrates the power of engag-                                                            ing such vast differences in the under-                                            cultural – and it is. It is the way of Jesus.
                  tural statement or a mediation technique.                                     ing those different than us in order to seek                                                         standings in God’s Kingdom begin to talk.                                          Amen!
                  Rather, this is about the kind of people we                                   peace. Engagement, though, comes at a                                                                There are no disciples. No temple guards                                               Dr. Eric Spivey is pastor of First Baptist
                  are to be as followers of Jesus.                                              price. People who support us and people                                                              or scribes to record what they say. Alone,                                         Church of Cornelia.




                                                         Habersham
                                          Worshipping in Habersham
                     The church directory lists in alphabetical    Church of Jesus Christ of                                  First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville                               Harvest Bible Fellowship                                Life Church                                  Open Arms Worship Center
                     order the names of most of the churches       Latter Day Saints                                          108 N. Washington St., Clarkesville                                     Wa-Lo Shopping Center, Clarkesville                     110 Church St., Baldwin                      Airport Rd., Baldwin
                     serving Habersham County, the church’s        Dennis Cash Road, Mt. Airy                                 706-754-2935                                                            706-839-7057                                            706-778-5394                                 706-778-2039
                     physical address and telephone number         706-776-3978
                     (if available). Please call us to add your                                                               Foothills Community Church                                              Harvest Christian Church                                Light House Baptist Church                   Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
                     church or make any changes. 706-778-4215      Church of Christ of Habersham County                       848A S. Main St., Cornelia                                              231 Harvest Church Road, Clarkesville                   Hollywood Church Rd., Clarkesville           Pea Ridge Road, Cornelia
                                                                   326 Double Bridge Connector                                (across from 123 Tire)                                                  706-754-4704
                     Alleys Chapel United Methodist                Mt. Airy, 706-778-7840                                     706-778-8714                                                                                                                    Living Faith Sanctuary                       Providence Baptist Church
                     Highway 197 North, Clarkesville                                                                                                                                                  Hazel Creek Baptist Church                              4400 Cannon Bridge Rd., Demorest             12080 Highway 197 North, Clarkesville
                                                                   Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA)                           Fresh Fire Foursquare Gospel Church                                     243 Hazel Creek Church Road                             706-839-1404                                 706-947-1045
                     Alto Baptist Church                           2138 Double Bridge Rd., Clarkesville                       Highway 197 North, Clarkesville                                         Mt. Airy, 706-778-5347
                     210 B.C. Grant Road, Alto                     706-754-0132                                               706-754-1382                                                                                                                    Living Hope Church                           Return Baptist Church
                     706-776-1981                                                                                                                                                                     Heritage Baptist Church                                 www.life2hope.com                            915 Highway 105, Demorest
                                                                   Clarkesville Baptist Church                                Friendly Mission Baptist Church                                         660 Baldwin Road                                        livinghope777@aol.com                        706-754-7354
                     Alto Congregational Holiness Church           1287 Washington Street, Clarkesville                       154 Friendly Mission Lane, Cornelia                                     Off 441 By Pass, Cornelia                               706-348-8216
                     Alto Congregational Church Rd., Alto          706-754-2643                                                706-778-7033                                                           www.TheHeritageBC.org                                                                                River Point Community Church
                     706-778-5049                                                                                                                                                                     706-968-6500                                            The Lord’s Vineyard Community Church         193 N. Main St., Cornelia
                                                                   Clarkesville Church of God                                 Gethsemane Baptist Church                                                                                                       429 S. Main St., Cornelia                    706-778-5000
                     Amy’s Creek Baptist Church                    173 Highway 197 North, Clarkesville                        3104 Chase Road, Cornelia                                               Higher Ground Baptist Church                            706-778-1561
                     654 Amy’s Creek Road, Clarkesville            706-754-6967                                               706-778-2049                                                            Otis Brown Road, Baldwin                                                                             River Road Mission Church
                     706-754-4090                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Macedonia Baptist Church                     1050 Twin River Orchard Rd, Demorest
                                                                   Clarkesville First United Methodist Church                 Glade Creek Baptist Church                                              Hills Crossing Baptist Church                           New Liberty Road, Clarkesville               706-865-3552, 706-224-6169
                     Antioch Baptist Church                        1131 Washington Street, Clarkesville                       884 Toccoa Highway, Mt. Airy                                            3569 Toccoa Highway, Clarkesville                       706-754-9020
                     2175 Antioch Church Road, Clarkesville        706-754-2677                                               706-754-6586                                                            706-754-6206                                                                                         Shady Grove Baptist Church
                     706-754-2687                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mt. Airy Baptist Church                      226 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Cornelia
                                                                   Community Baptist Church                                   Glorybound Baptist Church                                               Hillside Baptist Church                                 Grandview Avenue, Mt. Airy                   706-778-5045
                     Baldwin Baptist Church                        153 Double Bridge Connector, Mt. Airy                      186 Wade St., Alto                                                      324 Level Grove Road, Cornelia                          706-778-6635
                     Willingham Avenue, Baldwin                    706-778-7497                                               770-983-7924                                                            706-778-6284                                                                                         Shirley Grove Baptist Church
                     www.baldwinbc.org, 706-778-6181                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mt. Bethel Church of God                     Shirley Grove Road, Turnerville
                                                                   Cool Springs United Methodist                              Good News Baptist                                                       His Way Assembly of Praise                              1668 Talmadge Dr., Toccoa                    706-754-9556
                     B.C. Grant Baptist                            117 Cool Springs Road, Clarkesville                        J Warren Road, Cornelia                                                 182 Anderson Circle, Alto                               706-886-2986
                     1363 B.C. Grant Road, Alto                     706-754-4866                                              706-778-5188                                                            678-776-2289                                                                                         Spiritual Israel Church & Its Army
                     706-778-5703                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mt. Carmel Baptist Church                    138 Elrod St., Cornelia
                                                                   Cornelia Christian Church                                  Grace Baptist Church                                                    Hollywood Baptist Church                                988 Historic Highway 441, Demorest           706-778-3147
                     Baldwin Congregational Holiness Church        1244 Highway 441 Bypass, Cornelia                          1768 Chase Road, Cornelia                                               208 Hollywood Church Rd, Clarkesville                   706-754-6075
                     315 Airport Road, Baldwin                     706-778-6404                                               706-778-5618                                                            706-754-6790                                                                                         St. Francis of Assisi
                     706-776-6491                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church                  Anglican Catholic Church
                                                                   Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church                    Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church                                          House of Prayer                                         Hollywood Hwy, Clarkesville                  Mass 10:30 am Sundays
                     Bethel Temple CH Church                       368 Galloway Street, Cornelia                              296 E. Green Street, Clarkesville                                       Dicks Hill Parkway, Mt. Airy                            Pastor Billy Joe Jenkins                     203 Green St., Gainesville
                     467 Bethel Temple Road, Demorest              706-778-8364                                               706-754-2451                                                            706-754-1910                                                                                         678-267-2105
                     706-754-1571                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mt. Vernon Holiness Church
                                                                   Cornelia United Methodist Church                           Grace Lutheran Church                                                   Israel CME Church                                       Highway 115, near Demorest                   St. Mark Catholic Church
                     Bethesda Fellowship Church                    204 Oak St., Cornelia                                      1121 Historic Hwy 441 N, Demorest                                       244 3rd St., Cornelia                                   706-778-5287                                 5410 Highway 197 South, Clarkesville
                     2555 Duncan Bridge Road, Cornelia             706-778-4827                                               706-754-6696                                                            706-776-2230                                                                                         706-754-4518
                     706-778-5505                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mt. Zion Baptist Church
                                                                   Crossroads Baptist Church                                  Habersham Baptist Church                                                Jehovah’s Witnesses                                     Timberline Drive, Clarkesville               St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church
                     Bethlehem Baptist Church                      Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell                                      506 Habersham Mills Road, Demorest                                      680 Double Bridge Connector                             706-754-2626                                 1636 Mud Creek Rd., Alto
                     624 N. Highway 197, Clarkesville              534 Yonah Post Road, Alto                                  706-754-4054                                                            Demorest, GA 30535                                                                                   706-894-2422
                     706-754-4870                                  706-778-4534                                                                                                                       706-778-2819 or 706-778-0201                            Mt. Zion Baptist Church
                                                                                                                              Habersham Hills Assembly of God                                                                                                 Hollywood Hwy, Turnerville                   Stonepile Baptist Church
                     Bible Way Baptist Church                      Demorest Baptist Church                                    728 N. Historic Highway 441, Demorest                                   Lamar Christian Church                                  706-754-6075                                 Stonepile Road, Clarkesville
                     2765 Hollywood Hwy, Clarkesville              755 Central Avenue, Demorest                               706-754-6696                                                            3247 Hwy. 105, Baldwin                                                                               706-754-9344
                     706-754-9847                                  706-778-7126                                                                                                                       706-778-8347                                            Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
                                                                                                                              Habersham Seventh Day Adventist Church                                                                                          Alto                                         Tallulah Falls Baptist Church
                     Bible Landmark Church                         Demorest Church of God                                     398 Rock Ford Cove Rd., Mt. Airy                                        Leatherwood Baptist Church                                                                           Church Street, Tallulah Falls
                     810 Old Cleveland Road, Cornelia              559 Central Avenue, Demorest                               706-754-4307                                                            Highway 105, Baldwin                                    Mountain View Baptist Church                 706-754-6798
                     706-776-6847                                  706-778-9654                                                                                                                       706-778-0099                                            269 Mountain View Rd., Baldwin
                                                                                                                              Harmony Baptist Church                                                                                                          706-776-9580                                 Tallulah Falls United Methodist Church
                     Broad River Baptist Church,                   Demorest Methodist Congregational                          5251 Old Hwy 441 N., Baldwin                                            Level Grove Baptist Church                                                                           Church Street, Tallulah Falls
                     A Sovereign Grace Church                      Federated Church                                           706-776-3904                                                            157 Old Level Grove Road, Cornelia                      Mud Creek Baptist Church                     706-754-3205
                     139 Broad River Road, Baldwin                 611 Georgia Street, Demorest                                                                                                       706-778-6371                                            3048 Mud Creek Road, Cornelia
                     706-778-9374                                  706-778-2418                                                                                                                                                                               706-778-6985                                 The Bridge Family Worship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2696 J Warren Rd., Cornelia
                     Camp Creek Baptist Church                     Double Springs Baptist Church                                                                                                                                                              New Birth Baptist Church
                     1761 Camp Creek Road, Cornelia                Double Springs Road, Demorest                                                                                                                                                              Hollywood Hills Rd., Clarkesville            The Crossing Church
                     706-778-0622                                                                                                                                                                                                                             706-754-0931                                 Meeting at Kandy Kane Learning Center
                                                                   Ebenezer Baptist Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1323 Historic Highway 441 N., Clarkesville
                     Canaan Baptist Church                         487 Dicks Hill Parkway, Mt. Airy                                                                                                                                                           New and Living Way Church                    678-588-7525
                     1024 Smokey Rd., Alto                         706-778-5710                                                                                                                                                                               Mt. Airy Foursquare Gospel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Clarkesville, 706-754-2370                   The Hollywood Church of God
                     Central Alliance Church                       Ebenezer United Methodist Church                                                                                                                                                                                                        275 Talmadge Dr., Toccoa
                     3311 Camp Creek Road, Mt. Airy                4000 Hollywood Hwy, Clarkesville                                                                                                                                                           New Life Fellowship                          www.reofgodnow.org
                     www.centralalliancechurch.org                 706-754-9384                                                                                                                                                                               4944 Yonah Homer Rd., Alto                   706-886-1224
                     706-778-8421                                                                                                                                                                                                                             770-869-9551
                                                                   Fair eld Baptist Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The River
                     Central Heights Baptist Church                2236 Highway 105, Demorest                                                                                                                                                                 New Hope Baptist Church                      184 Anderson Cir., Alto
                     2670 Highway 197 South, Mt. Airy              706-754-1395                                                                                                                                                                               5040 Pea Ridge Road, Cornelia                www.theriverng.com
                     706-776-3296                                                                                                                                                                                                                             706-778-9226                                 1-877-553-3299
                                                                   Faith Tabernacle Baptist
                     Chopped Oak Baptist Church                    Midway Crossing, Cornelia                                                                                                                                                                  New Liberty United Methodist Church          The Rock of Habersham
                     P.O. Box 1445, Clarkesville                   706-778-8447                                                                                                                                                                               New Liberty Road, Clarkesville               350 Ansley Road, Demorest
                     706-865-3288                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          706-776-7000
                                                                   Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel                                                                                                                                                               New Life Assembly of God
                     Christ Community Church                       500 Highway 17 North, Clarkesville                                                                                                                                                         105 Cash St., Cornelia                       The Torch Worship Center
                     728 Historic Hwy. 441N, Clarkesville          706-754-7068                                                                                                                                                                               706-778-8193                                 800 Cannon Bridge Road, Demorest
                     706-754-2326                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          706-778-4063
                                                                   Fellowship Church                                                                                                                                                                          New Vision Worship Center
                     Christ Community Fellowship                   230 Commercial Blvd., Baldwin                                                                                                                                                              335 L.C. Turner Road, Baldwin                Turnerville Church of God
                     South Main Street, Cornelia                   www.myfcb.org                                                                                                                                                                              706-778-8364                                 Highway 441, Turnerville
                     706-778-3139                                  706-894-1500                                                                                                                                                                                                                            706-754-6052
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Northside Community Church
                     Christ 1st International Christian                                                                                                                                                                                                       Circle Drive, Cornelia
                                                                   First Baptist Church of Cornelia                                                                                                                                                                                                        Victory Baptist Church
                     Community Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                         706-968-9740
                                                                   325 South Oak Street, Cornelia                                                                                                                                                                                                          1094 Hwy. 17, Clarkesville
                     822 Oak Street, Gainesville                   706-778-4412                                                                                                                                                                                                                            706-754-4682
                     770-540-6999                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Oakey Mountain Baptist Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3377 Oakey Mountain Road, Clarkesville
                     Church of Christ at Clermont                  First Presbyterian of Cornelia                                                                                                                                                             706-947-1423                                 Welcome Home Baptist Church
                     129 South at Hulsey Rd.                       469 N. Main St., Cornelia                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dicks Hill Parkway, Mt. Airy
                     Hood Community Center                         706-778-2822                                                                                                                                                                               Old Nacoochee Baptist Church                 706-778-3308
                     706-892-6673                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Clarkesville



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  Friday, January 27, 2012                                                                       The Northeast Georgian                                                                                                                              11A


  Community calendar
                                                                                                                                                                    on Church Street, Cleveland.
  Arts & Entertainment                                                         Connect Christian Single’s Coffee House
                                                                                    All single’s 25 and older are invited to the Summit at Bethlehem Bap-           Divorce Care class offered
                                                                               tist Church for a single’s fellowship, 7 p.m., Feb. 10. Live music, refresh-            The Torch Worship Center offers an ongoing Divorce Care class for
  Sautee Community Contra Dance                                                ments provided. Details/directions: email connectbbc@yahoo.com.
     Sautee Contra Dance, Jan. 28, historic gym,                                                                                                                    anyone who is separated or going through a divorce. This is a 13-week
  Sautee Nacoochee Center. Potluck, 6:30 p.m.;                                 Tomochichi DAR to meet                                                               program; meets 6:30 p.m., Mondays. Discover hope, discover healing.
  lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. No partner,                                 Tomochichi Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American                    Divorce Care for Kids also offered. Details: 706-778-4063.
  no experience necessary. Cost: adults $8, (SNCA members $7),                 Revolution, will meet at 2 p.m., Feb. 11, at Cornelia Presbyterian                   Domestic Violence Support Groups
  students $4, children under 8 free with supervising adult. Details:          Church. The program will be “A Day in the Life of a Cherokee Man and                     Circle of Hope offers free weekly support groups for adults and
  706-754-3254 or sauteecontra.com.                                            Woman.” Details: Regent Lela Wade, 706-778-7260.                                     children who have been affected by domestic violence. Call 706-776-
  Learn about polar bears at Clarkesville Library                              VFW Post 7720 announces awards banquet                                               4673 or email circleofhope@windstream.net for details.
      Join Ms. Dana, 5-6 p.m., Jan. 30, at the Clarkesville Library for an        VFW Post 7720 will hold its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m., Feb.                 Journal Through Grief
  after-school program on polar bears. Details: 706-754-4413.                  20, at 423 VFW Post Road, Cornelia. Details: Joe Meeks, 706-499-                         GAINESVILLE – Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center
                                                                               2100.                                                                                (NGMC) is offering a four-week grief support group for adults, “Journ-
  HCT schedules audition for ‘A Month of Sundays’
      Habersham Community Theater to hold auditions for “A Month of            Donations sought for yard/craft sale                                                 aling Through Grief,” 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 7-28, Hospice of
  Sundays,” 5 p.m., Feb. 5-6, at Habersham Theater, just off the square           The Habersham County Senior Center and its Red Hat Club will                      NGMC, 2150 Limestone Pkwy., Suite 222, Gainesville. Free, but reg-
  in Clarkesville. Production dates are April 13-15, 19-21. Details: 678-      have a three-day yard sale and craft sale, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Feb.                    istration is required: nghs.com/hospice, email GriefSupport.hospice@
  316-6513 or habershamtheater.org.                                            22-24. Donations are being sought. Items can be dropped off at the                   nghs.com or call 770-219-8888.
                                                                               senior center between 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Pickups avail-                Surviving the loss of a child
  Annual Celebration of African-American Music set                             able: 706-778-7768.
      The 21st Annual Celebration of African-American Music will take                                                                                                   GAINESVILLE – Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center
  place at 3 p.m., Feb. 12, at the auditorium of Habersham Central High        Woman’s investment club to meet                                                      offers support group to parents surviving loss of a child at any age.
  School, 2059 St. Hwy. 197 S., Mt. Airy. The theme for this year’s event         Professional Woman’s Investment Club is welcoming mature, fe-                     Meets 5:30-6:30 p.m., the first Wednesday each month, North Patient
  is “Making Melody In Our Hearts.” Details: Ann Nicely, 706-778-6001.         male members. Club membership, education and fellowship included.                    Tower Pastoral Care Room, NGMC. No charge, limited space; registra-
                                                                               Meetings: 5:30 p.m., second Wednesday of each month. Details:                        tion required: nghs.com/hospice, email GriefSupport.hospice@nghs.
  Find Your Match at Clarkesville Library                                      Jaime Huffman, 706-778-0236 or jghuffman@windstream.net; or Ann                      com or call 770-219-8888.
      Does your “perfect match” love reading mystery novels, westerns
                                                                               Whetzel, 706-754-1941 or annwhetzel@windstream.net.                                  Grief Support Seminar for Families
  or sizzling romances? Find out at Clarkesville Library’s first Literary
  Speed-Dating event, 6-8 p.m., Feb. 14. Bring a favorite book to get the      Senior Center computer classes                                                           GAINESVILLE – A workshop on healthy grieving for the whole
  conversations started. Open to adults ages 22-45; pre-registration               Beginner class, 10-11 a.m., Tuesdays, accepting reservations, tak-               family is set 9 a.m.-noon, Feb. 18, Martha Hope Cabin, 528 Prior St.
  deadline, Feb. 7. Registration forms at the circulation desk.                ing reservations for June 2012 and beyond. Exercise and computer                     Using art and other activities, you and your children will work together
                                                                               classes at Habersham County Senior Center rely on donations.                         to process loss, highlight the strengths of your family, recognize how
  Quilts on display at state botanical gardens                                 Details: 706-776-7768, Barbara.                                                      it has changed and learn to move forward while keeping your loved
      For those who enjoy botanicals as well as quilts, check out the Geor-                                                                                         one’s memory alive. Free seminar/registration required: nghs.com/
  gia State Botanical Gardens in Athens. The Mountain Laurel Quilters          VFW 7720 meets                                                                       hospice, GriefSupport.hospice@nghs.com or 770-219-8888.
  Guild will have several quilts on display at the gardens through Feb. 26.        VFW Post 7720 meets at 6:30 p.m. every third Monday. Play bingo
                                                                               at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday night. Details: 706-499-2100.                            Children’s support group
  Kiwanis Talent Show set                                                                                                                                              CR4Kids is a program to help children kindergarten-sixth grade
     Cornelia Kiwanis Club’s 31st Annual Talent Show tryouts are               American Legion looking for new members                                              deal with their emotions and find hope. Meets 7 p.m., every Friday,
  4-7 p.m., Feb. 28, at Habersham Central High School’s theater.                   American Legion Post No. 84 needs you. Meet at 7 p.m., Cornelia                  River Point Church, 193 Main St., Cornelia. No charge, all are wel-
  Habersham students K-ninth grade will be able to showcase any tal-           Library, the fourth Tuesday of each month. Members active in com-                    come. Details: 706-768-2452.
  ent this year; grades 10-12 must be musical only. Applications at all        munity. Need your membership and participation. Details: Garnett
  Habersham schools, board of education office.                                 Hulsey, 706-778-5533 or Rex Burch, 706-949-0483.                                     Family of the Addicted support group
                                                                                                                                                                       Family of the Addicted, a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery support
  Athens Youth Symphony accepting applications                                 Clarkesville Kiwanis Club                                                            group, meets 7 p.m., every Friday, River Point Church, 193 Main St.,
     Athens Youth Symphony is accepting audition applications for                  The Clarkesville Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Thursday at                    Cornelia. Deal with life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. No charge, child
  spring semester. Openings for bassoon, all string sections. Forms            North Georgia Technical College, in the meeting room next to the                     care provided, all are welcome. Details: 706-768-2452.
  available at athensyouthsymphony.org. Details: 706-543-1907.                 dining hall. Lunch is provided by the dining hall for all members and
                                                                               guests. Details: Barbara Kesler, 706-754-4216.                                       Celebrate Recovery
  Applications accepted for Philharmonia                                                                                                                               Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery support
      Beginning in February, the Athens Youth Symphony will offer              Historical Society museum open                                                       group, meets 7 p.m., every Friday, River Point Church, 193 Main St.,
  Philharmonia. This string orchestra provides ensemble experience                The Habersham County Historical Society museum, which includes                    Cornelia. Deal with life’s hurts, habits, hang-ups (relationship issues,
  for middle school-age string players (and qualified younger students)         the Standard Telephone Museum, is now open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the first                   anger, addiction, etc). No charge, child care provided. Details: 706-
  who are already note-reading well but do not have skills or experience       Saturday of each month. The Historical Society is located at 228 N.                  768-2452.
  required for youth symphony. Application: athensyouthsymphony.org.           Main St., Cornelia. Details: habershamhistoricalsociety.org.
  Details: Debbie Schab, 706-543-1907.                                                                                                                              Support group for family, friends grieving a suicide
                                                                               Northeast Georgia Chapter NARFE                                                          The Northeast Georgia bereavement support group SOS (Survi-
  Crochet and knitting class                                                       The Northeast Georgia Chapter of NARFE (National Active and                      vors of Suicide), meets 6:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month.
     Join Dana and Naomi at the Clarkesville Library, 5-6 p.m.,                Retired Federal Employees) will meet at 11 a.m., the third Monday                    Bethlehem Baptist Church, Highway 197, Clarkesville. Enter at back
  Wednesdays, for an introductory class to knit or crochet a scarf. Bring      of each month (except December) at Quincy’s in Toccoa. All federal                   of building. Details: 706-754-4870, ext. 42 (leave phone number) or
  one H/8 size crochet hook or a larger knitting needle size and normal        employees (retired or active) are invited.                                           email negasos@yahoo.com.
  worsted weight yarn. Twenty-person limit; first come, first serve.             Foothills Trout Unlimited
  Health & Fitness                                                                 Foothills Trout Unlimited meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday                     Volunteer opportunities
                                                                               of each month at United Community Bank in Clarkesville. Regular
                                                                               programs are presented each month.                                                   Rape Response Volunteer Training
  Thyroid Disorders seminar                                                    North Georgia Arts Guild                                                                Rape Response Inc., a United Way agency serving victims of
     Rhett Weaver, MD, will present a free                                                                                                                          sexual violence with counseling, advocacy, education, will have
                                                                                  North Georgia Arts Guild meets at 9:30 a.m., third Thursday of
  seminar on “Thyroid Disorders,” noon-1 p.m.,                                                                                                                      volunteer training: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 11 and 25; and 5:30-8:30
                                                                               each month, Old Clayton Inn, Main Street, Clayton. Coffee, refresh-
  Jan. 31, Habersham Medical Center West                                                                                                                            p.m., Feb. 16 and 23. Volunteers on call at night or weekends. New
                                                                               ments, programs. Details: northgeorgiaartsguild.com.
  Wing Classroom. Pre-registration required:                                                                                                                        volunteers must attend all dates. Details: 770-503-7273, rapere-
  706-754-2042. Sponsored by the Habersham Medical Center Com-                 Habersham Humane Society                                                             sponse.com.
  munity Wellness program.                                                        Habersham Humane Society meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth
                                                                               Monday of each month at the Clarkesville Library in the community                    Foster parents needed
  Evening of Health and Wellness                                               room. Everyone invited. Details: 706-839-1040.                                          Habersham County needs volunteers willing to consider fostering
      Join Cooper Seay and the Garden for Wellness team for an evening                                                                                              neglected and abused children: those whose birth parents need
  of health and wellness education and dinner, 6:15 p.m., Feb. 1. The          Habersham Guard to meet                                                              support as they resolve problems, children of ethnic heritage, two or
  topic of the night will be: “Your thoughts create your life: how you can        Habersham Guard, Camp 716, Sons of Confederate Veterans                           more siblings being placed together and children with a document-
  use hypnosis to create the thoughts in life that you desire.” All are        meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, United Community                    ed medical, emotional or mental disability. Details: Annie Murphy,
  welcome; no cost for event. RSVP/details: 706-754-8899.                      Bank, Clarkesville. Men who have Confederate veteran ancestors or                    706-754-0392; or 877-210-KIDS.
                                                                               need help in genealogical research are invited. Details: Dave Burton,
  N.E. Georgia Mountain Hiking Club                                            706-778-0200.                                                                        Habersham Humane Society needs volunteers
      The N.E. Georgia Mountain Hiking Club will meet at 7 p.m., Feb. 2,                                                                                               Habersham Humane Society needs volunteers for the animal
  at the Clarkesville Library on Green Street. Details: 706-776-3176.          School events                                                                        shelter, event planning and execution, fundraising, public relations,
  Updates on Heart Disease seminar                                                                                                                                  animal transport and short-term fostering of animals slated for trans-
     Jerre Lutz, MD, will present a free seminar, “Updates on Heart            TLS taking applications for 2012-13                                                  port. Details: 706-839-1040.
  Disease,” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Feb. 10, Habersham Medical Center                     The Little School and TLS Primary Academy will begin taking
  West Wing Classroom. Pre-registration required: 706-754-2042.                applications for the 2012-2013 school year beginning Feb. 13. Ap-
                                                                                                                                                                    Miscellaneous
  Sponsored by the Habersham Medical Center Community Wellness                 plications for preschool through fifth grade will be accepted. Details:
  program.                                                                     tlsacademy.com or 706-754-8894.                                                      Senior Center going ‘greener’
                                                                                                                                                                       Habersham County Senior Center is accepting donations of
  Staying Young at Heart seminar
     A free seminar, “Staying Young at Heart,” will be held from 12:30-        Fundraisers                                                                          non-plastic silverware in an attempt to go “greener.” Mixed patterns,
                                                                                                                                                                    mismatched items fine. Donations may be dropped off, 8 a.m.-4
  1:30 p.m., Feb. 17, Habersham Medical Center West Wing Classroom.                                                                                                 p.m., Monday-Friday; 217 Scoggins Drive, Demorest. Details: 706-
  Seminar will be presented by Dr. Stuart Sanders. Pre-registration            Chicken sale to benefit Hazel Grove
                                                                                   Hazel Grove Elementary School fifth grade will sell                               776-7768.
  required: 706-754-2042. Sponsored by Habersham Medical Center
  Community Wellness program.                                                  chicken, 9 a.m., Jan. 28, Hayes Chevrolet parking lot                                Harvest Christian has ongoing food pantry
                                                                               (Highway 365, Baldwin). Price: $20 for 10-pound case.                                   Harvest Christian Church holds an ongoing monthly food pantry
  Garden Walkers                                                               Breaded tenders, boneless wing chunks/filets, roasted flavor filets                     with Northeast Georgia Food Bank from 9 a.m.-noon, second
     Join Linda Owens M.Ed., LMT, at Pitts Park at 9:15 a.m. on                                                                                                     Wednesday. Details: 706-754-4704.
                                                                               non-breaded. First come first serve. Pre-order before Jan. 25. Details/
  Tuesdays and Thursdays, for Garden Walkers. Free. Details: 706-
                                                                               pre-orders: 706-754-2942 or 706-499-4049. Cash/checks only.
  754-8899.
                                                                               Family Night Pajama Party
  Seniors invited to exercise
      Exercise equipment available for use, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-
                                                                                  Early Steps Preschool will host Family Night Pajama Party, Cornelia
                                                                               McDonald’s, 5-8 p.m., Jan. 31. Hotcakes available as well as regular
                                                                                                                                                                            Community calendar
  Friday, Habersham County Senior Center, Demorest. Must be resident
                                                                               menu items. Wear your pajamas. Activities, door prizes. Portion of
  of Habersham County and over the age of 50. Treadmills, bikes,
  ellipticals, rower. Details: Barbara, 706-776-7768.
                                                                               proceeds from menu sales will benefit ESP scholarship program, a
                                                                               ministry of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
                                                                                                                                                                                 policy
  Free yoga classes                                                                                                                                                      The Northeast Georgian accepts announce-
     Free yoga classes offered 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon Thurs-
                                                                               SRWA recycles ink cartridges, small electronics                                        ments for upcoming meetings and events, from
                                                                                   The nonprofit Soque River Watershed Association, in partner-                        nonprofit groups and organizations of interest
  days, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, at Panther
                                                                               ship with Funding Factory, benefits from recycling ink cartridges, cell                 to Habersham County residents, for its commu-
  Brook Spiritual Center, Turnerville. Reservations required. Details: Dr.
                                                                               phones and now laptops, GPS units, iPods/music players and digital                     nity calendar.
  Emerson D. Brooking, 706-754-7488 or pantherbrook.com.
                                                                               cameras. Drop-off boxes are at the Clarkesville and Cornelia libraries,                   Calendar notices may include no more than
  Silver Sneakers meet at Senior Center                                        or the SRWA office on the Clarkesville square. Details: 706-754-9382.                   45 words and should be submitted no more than
     Silver Sneakers classes are held 10:30 a.m., each Monday and                                                                                                     one month prior to the meeting or event.
  Thursday, followed by a brief Tai Chi breathing and relaxation session.
                                                                               Kenny Brown fund established
                                                                                   The Kenny Brown Library Books for Children fund is asking for                         No announcements from businesses or for-
  Everyone 50 years of age or older invited. Habersham County Senior                                                                                                  profit organizations or individuals will be ac-
                                                                               donations. All money will go to Clarkesville and Cornelia libraries to
  Center, Demorest. Details: 706-776-7768.                                                                                                                            cepted for a free calendar listing. Exceptions to
                                                                               purchase children’s books. Send donations to: Helping Hands Minis-
  Clubs/organizations/government                                               tries, P.O. Box 337, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573. Help continue Brown’s
                                                                               work and guidance to the children of the area.
                                                                                                                                                                      this policy may be made at the discretion of the
                                                                                                                                                                      editor.
                                                                               Woodmen offer cookbooks                                                                   Send community calendar notices to: news@
  Habersham Patriots Meeting                                                                                                                                          thenortheastgeorgian.com; fax to 706-778-4114;
     Habersham Patriots will meet at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 30, at The Attic,             Woodmen of the World Clarkesville Lodge 143 is selling Woodmen
                                                                               of the World cookbooks, with local recipes. Would make great gifts.
                                                                                                                                                                      mail to P.O. Box 1555, Cornelia, GA 30531; or
  Clarkesville. Guest speaker is Bill Evelyn, director of the State of                                                                                                drop off to at the office at 2440 Old Athens High-
  Georgia Tea Party. Details: Anne Davis, 706-968-6985.                        Details: 706-754-4451 or 706-499-4850.
                                                                                                                                                                      way, Cornelia.
  Woman to Woman series continues                                              Support groups
      The next speaker for Woman to Woman is Michele Shirley on
  “Financial Health.” She will speak at noon, Jan. 31, at Clarkesville
  Library, Green Street. Details: 706-754-4113.
                                                                               Alanon meets weekly
                                                                                  Alanon meets at 7 p.m. Sundays at Seventh Day Adventist Church
  Spring gardening classes
     Spring gardening classes resume at Fritchey’s Garden, 10 a.m.,
  Jan. 31. Free class on environmental gardening. Details: 706-754-
  4662; leave message.
  AARP offers free tax preparation                                                                                                                                           Let us help you get the monthly benefits and medical coverage you need
       AARP Free Tax Preparation begins 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 2, at Clarkes-
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  ville Library, Green Street, and continues every Thursday through April                                                                                                                               Call
  12. Free to all; bring identification, Social Security card and all related
  tax material with you. Details: Bill Newsom, 706-754-1510.                                                                                                                 ADAMS & ASSOCIATES
  Standard Telephone Ladies Luncheon
     The Standard Telephone Ladies Luncheon will be held at 11:30
  a.m., Feb. 6 at Food Factory in Cornelia. All STC ladies are welcome.
  Details: 706-778-5850.



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                  12A                                                                              The Northeast Georgian                                                                                                         Friday, January 27, 2012



                                                                                   Recent UCB promotion ‘huge success’
                                                                                      During times of economic uncer-                                     and we appreciate
                                                                                   tainty, it’s more important than ever                                  the opportunity
                                                                                   that businesses bond together to                                       to be included.”
                                                                                   strengthen each other for long-term                                       According to
                                                                                   success. United Community Bank                                         UCB-Habersham
                                                                                   recently concluded a campaign to                                       Chief       Execu-
                                                                                   not only attract new customers to                                      tive Officer Jack
                                                                                   the bank, but also push new busi-                                      Keener, a stron-
                                                                                   ness to merchants throughout                                           ger United Com-
                                                                                   Habersham County.                                                      munity Bank ob-
                                                                                      During this promotion, individu-                                    viously is good for
                                                                                   als who became new United custom-                                      the bank and its
                                                                                   ers had the chance to win gift cer-                                    customers, but a
                                                                      SUBMITTED    tificates redeemable at hundreds of                                     strong local busi-
                                                                                   participating local shops and busi-                                    ness community
                  Forgotten Treasures offers vintage collectibles and antiques.    nesses.                                                                is good for the en-
                                                                                      The large number of certificates                                     tire county.


                  Forgotten Treasures                                              issued by UCB to local merchants,
                                                                                   increased exposure to these busi-
                                                                                   nesses and helped boost sales.
                                                                                      “We really appreciate the fact
                                                                                                                                                             “We have been
                                                                                                                                                          gratified by the
                                                                                                                                                          response to this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SUBMITTED
                                                                                                                                                                              United Community Bank employee Kim Reed presents Keith
                                                                                                                                                          promotion, both McPherson with a gift certificate he won during the bank’s

                  open near Clarkesville                                           that bank customers have chosen to
                                                                                   redeem their certificates at our busi-
                                                                                   ness,” said Ben Brantley, store man-
                                                                                   ager at Quality Foods in Cornelia.
                                                                                                                                                          by our custom- recent promotion.
                                                                                                                                                          ers and by the
                                                                                                                                                          participating merchants,” Keener these people chose to join our fam-
                                                                                                                                                          said. “We have been honored to ily of customers, and this was just
                     Forgotten Treasures is       Caudell said. “We hold many      “If these people are new to the area                                   have so many people come in and one way to say thank you, have a
                  a new antique store that        treasures regardless of your     or just haven’t visited our store in                                   learn about our unmatched service, little fun and show support of our
                  opened Dec. 1, 2011, located    taste, budget or passion.”       the past, that’s positive for us. This                                 stability and the wide variety of fellow local merchants and busi-
                  just outside of Clarkesville       Weekday hours are 10          is a great way to keep money local,                                    our products and service. Many of ness people.”
                  on Winding Stair Road.          a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday
                     Business owner Amanda        through Friday; weekend
                  Caudell invites the com-        hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat-
                  munity to step into the new     urday. Closed on Sundays.                                                          Welcome to the Family
                  world of Forgotten Trea-           Forgotten Treasures is
                  sures.                          located at 575 Winding Stair
                     “Imagine a world of vin-     Road, Clarkesville, off High-
                  tage collectables and an-       way 17. For more informa-                                                                                                                                                Welcome to the Family
                  tiques at your fingertips,”      tion, call 770-605-1895.
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                  NGTC President Steve Dougherty presents Gale Watkins with
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                  NGTC after 32-plus years                                                CHEVY
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                                                                                                                                       The Northeast Georgian, Friday, January 27, 2012




           Shorts                                                                     HC teams fall to Clarke Central,
  Spring volleyball
      The Habersham County Recre-
  ation Department plans to offer a
                                                                                      lose ground in 8-AAAA North race
  spring girls’ volleyball league.                                                    By MARK TURNER                       is the sub-region leader at 5-1.
      Registration for the youth                                                                                               The Lady Gladiators used              Sub-region Standings
                                                                                         Habersham Central had a           their speed and quickness in                          Boys
  league ends today, Jan. 27.                                                                                              transition to jump out to a 17-
                                                                                      tough time on its trip at Athens
      The league fee is $75 for in-                                                   Tuesday night, dropping a pair of    4 lead in the opening quarter.            1. Flowery Branch 4-2
  county residents and $112.50 for                                                    8-AAAA North basketball games        HCHS cut the deficit to 24-20 with         2. Madison County 4-2
                                                                                      to Clarke Central.                   a 16-7 run in the second quar-            3. HCHS 3-3
  out-of-county residents.
                                                                                         Both HCHS squads entered          ter. Clarke Central maintained            4. Winder-Barrow 2-3
      HCRD will hold a player skills                                                  the week near the top of the sub-    a four-to-six point lead through          5. Apalachee 2-3
  evaluation before the teams are                                                     region standings but Clarke Cen-     most of the second half until late
                                                                                      tral pulled off the sweep.           in the fourth quarter when HCHS           6. Clarke Central 2-4
  formed. The specific dates for the                                                                                                                                              Girls
                                                                                         The Lady Raiders, who are         cut the lead to 42-40. But the Lady
  season will be announced follow-                                                    ranked No. 10 in this week’s         Gladiators managed to hang on             1. Flowery Branch 5-1
  ing registration.                                                                   Class AAAA coaches’ poll, dug a      with an 8-2 run in the final min-          T2. HCHS 4-2
      For more information, call                                                      big hole in the first quarter and     utes of the game.                         T2. Clarke Central 4-2
                                                                                      never recovered, falling to Clarke       Haley Gerrin had 10 points for
  706-754-3650 or email fsmorris@                                                                                          HCHS, while Kerra Canup fin-               4. Madison County 3-3
                                                                                      50-42. The loss knocked the Lady
  habershamga.com.                                                TOM ASKEW/Special                                                                                  5. Winder-Barrow 1-4
                                                                                      Raiders (16-5, 4-2) out of the top
                                        HCHS’ Zach Rhyneer had a season-high          spot in the region into a tie with                                             6. Apalachee 0-5
                                                                                      Clarke Central. Flowery Branch
                                                                                                                                  See Basketball, Page 3B
  Athletic pass                         nine points in Tuesday’s game.
     The Habersham County School
  System athletic department is
  offering the 2011-12 Athletic
  Activity Pass to all middle school
  and high school students and
  parents.
     The pass allows each student
  or parent admission into any
  middle school or high school
  home athletic competition during
  the 2011-12 school year.
     The cost is $50 per student or
  $75 per parent.
     The passes are on sale at
  each of the middle schools as well
  as the HCHS athletic department
  office.
     For more information, contact
  Terri Roberts at 707-778-7161.

  MS sports physical
     Habersham Medical Center will
  be offering free physicals in the
  spring for all potential 2012-13                                                               MARK TURNER/Staff                                                              MARK TURNER/Staff
  middle school athletes.               Habersham Central’s Tanner Batson, the 2011 region low-medalist, is          HCHS’ Junior Bravo, is one of several key players returning from last
                                        one of 10 reurning players in the Raiders’ golf program.                     year’s squad that advanced to the Class AAAA Final Four.




                                                        Seven in a row?
     The physicals will be offered
  Tuesday, April 10, for girls and
  Thursday, April 12, for boys.
  Times for the physicals will be
  announced at a later date.
     Physicals will be held at the
  Habersham Ninth Grade Academy.
     For more information, call 706-
  778-7161.

  Fishing regulations
      The 2012 Georgia SportFish-
  ing Regulations are now available
                                        Raider soccer, golf teams aim
  through
      Georgia Department of Natural
  Resources, Wildlife Resources
  Division.
      The WRD recently distributed
                                        to keep region title streak alive
  printed versions of the regulations   By MARK TURNER                         beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-      opened practice this week as                “We don’t really focus on hav-
  to all Division offices and facili-                                           21 to claim Super Bowl XXXIX          more than 100 kids participated          ing that target on our back,” said
                                           It’s been a long time since         and the Chicago White Sox swept       in tryouts, hoping to earn a spot        Wallace. “We are focused on
  ties, a number of State Parks and     somebody besides Habersham             the Houston Astros to win the         on the varsity, junior varsity or        where this group is. The kids’ ex-
  fishing license retailers statewide.   Central won an 8-AAAA boys’            World Series.                         C teams.                                 pectations is what drives them.
  An online version of the new          soccer or golf title.                     Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback             HCHS head coach Ric Wallace,          They want to do well. Winning
                                           In fact, the last time either       Girl” was the most downloaded         who has been the team’s leader           is all they’ve ever known. This
  regulations already is available at   happened was in 2005. George W.        song that year and Million Dol-       for all six region championships,        group is prepared and it’s their
  georgiawildlife.com/fishing/regula-    Bush had just been sworn in to         lar Baby won an Oscar as Best         said Wednesday the winning tra-          turn and they are ready to do
                                        begin his second term as presi-        Picture.                              dition has helped form the expec-
             See Shorts, Page 3B        dent, the New England Patriots            The Raiders’ soccer team           tations for this year’s team.                       See Streak, Page 3B



                                                                      Lady Lions end                                                                               HC sets
                                                                      three-game skid                                                                              football
                                                                      Staff report

                                                                         The Piedmont College women’s
                                                                      basketball team put an end to a
                                                                      three-game losing streak with a 63-
                                                                                                                                                                   schedule
                                                                      44 road win Wednesday night over
                                                                                                                                                                   By MARK TURNER
                                                                      Covenant College.
                                                                                                                                                                      When the Georgia High
                                                                         The Lady Lions improved to 14-3
                                                                                                                                                                   School Association ratified
                                                                      on the year and 6-2 in Great South
                                                                                                                                                                   the state’s new classifica-
                                                                      Athletic Conference play. PC takes
                                                                                                                                                                   tion plan in January, one of
                                                                      on Huntingdon College Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                   the first items on the list of
                                                                      in a league game at 2 p.m. at Cave
                                                                                                                                                                   things to do for Habersham
                                                                      Arena in Demorest.
                                                                                                                                                                   Central was to hammer
                                                                         In Wednesday night’s win, Sada
                                                                                                                                                                   out a football schedule for
                                                                      Wheeler posted her 11th double-dou-
                                                                                                                                                                   the next two
                                              MARK TURNER/Staff       ble of the season as the Lady Lions
                                                                                                                                                                   years.
                                                                      cruised to a 19-point win.
      N ATIO N A L S I G N I N G DAY                                     Wheeler was dominant in the
                                                                      opening half, scoring 21 points,
                                                                                                                                                                      HCHS is
                                                                                                                                                                   moving      up
  Habersham Central’s Kevin Ellison will sign a national letter                                                                                                    to the state’s
                                                                      including the final 10 points of the
  of intent to play football at Georgia Southern next week.                                                                                                        largest class
                                                                      half as PC went to the locker room
                                                                                                                                                                   (AAAAAA) next fall and
  Ellison’s ceremony will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1, dur-          with a 39-25 lead.
                                                                                                                                                                   the schedule has a much
                                                                         Wheeler scored the first four
  ing the 2012 National Signing Day Spectacular in Roswell.           points in the second half helping
                                                                                                                                                                   different look.
  Ellison and many of the state’s top players will participate                                                                                                        Habersham Central will
                                                                      the Lady Lions extend the lead. PC
                                                                                                                                                                   open the season Aug. 31 at
  in the event, which will be held at Andretti Indoor Karting &       led by as much as 24 points in the
                                                                                                                                                                   Raider Stadium in a non-re-
                                                                      second half.
  Games, located at 11000 Alpharetta Highway in Roswell.                 Wheeler finished the game with
                                                                                                                                                                   gion game against one of its
  The annual event is hosted by 680 The Fan, Fox 5 TV and                                                                                                          next door neighbors, White
                                                                      27 points, 12 rebounds, four steals                                JASPER LEE/Special
                                                                                                                                                                   County. HCHS owns a 4-0
  the Touchdown Club of Atlanta. Ellison will sign with Georgia       and four blocks. Symone Bell had         Piedmont freshman Symone Bell had eight             career record between the
                                                                      eight points, five rebounds, four
  Southern at 2:15 p.m. The event will be broadcast on 680                                                     points, five rebounds, four steals and two
  The Fan and streamed online at myfoxatlanta.com                                See Piedmont, Page 2B         assists in the win.                                     See Football, Page 2B


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                 2B                                                                                  The Northeast Georgian                                                                              Friday, January 27, 2012


                                      H C H S CO M PE TITI O N C H E E R H O N O R S




                                                                                                                                               Submitted
                 The Habersham Central co-ed competition cheer team was honored recently during a team banquet. Receiving awards for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JASPER LEE/Special
                 the varsity squad were, front left, Zack Smagur (Most Valuable Cheerleader), Lindsay Brooksher (Captain’s Choice), Em-
                                                                                                                                                                    Piedmont’s Richarson Myrthil had 11 points and seven
                 ily Thomas (Captain’s Choice), Spencer Turk (Most Improved), Chandler Taylor (Heart of a Raider), Carley Jarrard (Coach’s
                                                                                                                                                                    rebounds in the loss to Covenant College.
                 Award, team captain), Tina Inkeo (Most Improved), Haley Rae Vasser (team captain).

                                                                                                                                                                    Piedmont                                           From Page 1B

                                                                                                                                                                    steals and two assists,             take a 43-35 lead.
                                                                                                                                                                    while Amber Satterfield                 PC trailed by as many as
                                                                                                                                                                    had eight points and four           18 points in the second half
                                                                                                                                                                    rebounds.                           before staging a rally mid-
                                                                                                                                                                       Habersham       Central          way through the final half.
                                                                                                                                                                    graduates Lauren Ander-             PC went on a 12-0 run to
                                                                                                                                                                    son (three rebounds) and            cut the deficit to 60-55 with
                                                                                                                                                                    Charlotte Lewallen (one             10:17 to play. Dylan Delaney
                                                                                                                                                                    rebound) combined to play           hit a pair of three-pointers
                                                                                                                                                                    22 minutes in the win,              during the run while Rich-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        arson Myrthil scored four.
                                                                                                                                                                    Lions fall to Scots                    The Scots regained con-
                                                                                                                                                                       The Piedmont men had             trol with an 8-0 run and PC
                                                                                                                                                                    a hard time slowing down            never cut the lead below 12
                                                                                                                                                                    Covenant freshman Bry-              points in the five minutes
                                                                                                                                                                    ant Engbers as the Scots            of the game.
                                                                                                                                                                    claimed a 91-78 win.                   Delaney and Kyle Lund-
                                                                                                                                                                       The loss leaves the Lions        berg each had a game-high
                                                                                                                                                                    with a 0-3 record in GSAC           16 points for the Lions. Del-
                                                                                                                                                                    play and a 4-14 overall re-         aney hit four three-point-
                                                                                                                                                                    cord. PC takes on Hunting-          ers while Lundberg added
                                                                                                                                                                    don College Saturday in a           five rebounds.
                                       Submitted                                                                                               Submitted                                                   Michael Ross scored
                                                                                                                                                                    conference matchup at 4
                 Haley Rae Vasser received             The Habersham Central junior varsity competition cheerleaders were recognized dur-                           p.m. in Demorest.                   15 points, including four
                 the Coke Academic Award               ing a recent team banquet. Receiving awards were, from left, Jordan Williamson (Coach’s                         Engbers did most of his          three-pointers,        while
                                                                                                                                                                    damage in the first half,            Myrthil finished with 11
                 for having the highest grade          Award), Erin Pettus (Captain Award), Kelly Carruth (Captain Award) and Sarah Jackson (Most                   scoring 24 of his game-high         points and a team-high
                 point average.                        Improved).                                                                                                   26 points to help the Scots         seven rebounds.




                                                                                                                          Bring the Past into
                                                                                                                                  the Present....
                                                                                                                                                                                     Habersham’s History in
                                                                                                                                                                                         Photographs
                                                                                                                                                                                           Volume 2



                                                                                                    MARK TURNER/Staff
                 Head coach Stuart Cunnignham and the Raiders will take on local schools White County
                 and Stephens County in non-region play during the 2012 football season.

                 Schedule                                                                           From Page 1B
                 two schools.                          year competing at the var-       Mustangs went 0-10 this
                    On Sept. 7, the Raiders            sity level.                      season. HCHS holds a 4-0
                 will renew a longtime se-                On Sept. 28, former           advantage in the previous
                 ries with Stephens County,            HCHS head coach Mark             meetings between the two
                 taking on the Indians at              Fleetwood returns to Mt.         teams.
                 The Reservation in Toccoa.            Airy with the Peachtree             The Raiders head back
                 The two schools have been
                 preseason scrimmage op-
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  Friday, January 27, 2012                                                             The Northeast Georgian                                                                                         3B




  Rabun Gap to add wrestling                                                                                 Basketball
                                                                                                             ished with nine points. All
                                                                                                                                                                                         From Page 1B


                                                                                                             of Canup’s points came on
     Rabun Gap-Nacoochee                              S c h n ei d e r   expertise.”                         three three-pointers in the
  School is adding a wres-                         will head up             Schneider became a               third quarter.
  tling program next year.                         the        estab-     member of the Rabun Gap                Kenzie Fleming scored
     Dr. Anthony Sgro, Rabun                       lishment        of    faculty in 2011, teaching           six points on a pair of three-
  Gap’s Head of School, an-                        the program           middle school history and           pointers, while Christy
  nounced this week that the                       (grades 7-12)         also served as assistant            Smith had five points. Ali-
  school plans to bring wres-                      in preparation        varsity football coach dur-         cia Maddox had four points,
  tling back to the Rabun                          for the 2012-13       ing Rabun Gap’s inaugural           Emily Robinson and Jen
  Gap campus, joining the                          season.               varsity year. He is current-        Lovell each scored three
  school’s current 28-team            SCHNEIDER       “I         am      ly coaching middle school           points, and A.C. Brown had
  athletic program.                                thrilled that         baseball.                           two points.
     The school has named                          we are bring-            Schneider joined the                Clarke Central ‘s Kay-
  Matt Schneider as the pro-         ing wrestling back to               Eagles from upstate New             onnah Perrin had 13 points
  gram’s new coach.                  Rabun Gap,” said Athletic           York where he taught for            and 10 rebounds to lead the
     “We’re excited about            Director Jason Grove.               10 years and built a strong         Lady Gladiators to their
  having a competitive wres-         “With our growing enroll-           middle school wrestling             fifth consecutive win. Eu-
  tling program at Rabun             ment and enhanced weight            program in the Oneida               niqua Smith scored 11
  Gap, and welcome Coach             training and conditioning           City School District.               points, and Cierra Jackson
  Schneider as our new head          facilities, this is a logical          While at Oneida, Sch-            had nine points and 11 re-
  coach,” said Srgo. “He             winter sport for us. We are         neider grew the program             bounds.
  brings a wealth of experi-         eager to compete against            from two wrestlers in 2007             According to HCHS head
  ence to the program. Matt’s        our local rivals in north           to 32 in 2011, leaving the          coach John Hood, the Lady
  character and level of expe-       Georgia and western North           school with a record of 43-         Raiders were without start-
  rience will benefit both the        Carolina. It was impera-            8.                                  ing guard Brianna Barrett
  academic and athletic pro-         tive that we find an experi-            “I’m excited to start a          who missed the game after
  grams at Rabun Gap, and            enced and energetic leader          program of great integrity          being in a car accident over
  his focus on wrestling will        for this program, and we            and continue the wrestling          the weekend. Barrett’s
  ensure a successful pro-           were blessed to find some-           tradition here at Rabun             status for tonight’s game
  gram launch.”                      one of Matt’s character and         Gap,” said Schneider.               against     Winder-Barrow
                                                                                                             and the rest of the regular
                                                                                                             season games was unavail-
                                                                                                             able at press time.
                                                                                                                In the boys’ contest, the
                                                                                                             Gladiators used a 24-8 run
                                                                                                                                                                                         MARK TURNER/Staff
                                                                                                             in the second quarter to
                                                                                                             grab control of the game         Kenzie Fleming and the Lady Raiders are currently tied for
                                                                                                             and had the Raiders their        second in the 8-AAAA North standings.
                                                                                                             worst loss of the season,
                                                                                                             75-57.                              Kevin Ellison and Pat-      Ivester and Jeremy Weth-
                                                                                                                The Raiders (15-5, 3-3)       rick Burns combined for 22     erton each scored two.
                                                                                                             dropped into third place in      points in the second half as      The Raiders were with-
                                                                                                             the sub-region standings         the Raiders tried to rally     out the services of senior
                                                                                                             as Flowery Branch and            but the Gladiators hung on     post player Justin Banks,
                                                                                                             Madison County currently         to the double-digit lead and   who will miss both games
                                                                                                             claim the top spot with 4-2      handed the Raiders their       this week after being eject-
                                                                                                             records.                         third loss in five games.       ed in the loss to Madison
                                                                                                                HCHS was only down               Ellison had a team-high     County Friday night.
                                                                                                             by two points, 15-13, af-        21 points, including 13           HCHS takes on Winder-
                                                                                                             ter the opening quarter          in the second half, while      Barrow in a sub-region
                                                                                                             but Clarke’s Deiuntre Cox        Burns finished with 12.         matchup today, beginning
                                                                                                             spurred the big run in the          Zach Rhyneer scored a       with the girls’ contest at 7
                                                                                                             second quarter as the lead       career-high nine points,       p.m.
                                                                                                             grew to 39-21 at the half.       while Richard Schildbach          Editor’s Note: WCON
                                                                                                             Cox had 17 of his game-high      scored seven, Monterrio        Radio’s David Foster con-
                                                                                                             27 points in the first half.      Johnson had four, and Cole     tributed to this story.


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                                                                            BILLY CHISM/CNI News Service     what it takes to be success-     coach Chris Chitwood and       a target on our back in the
                           H O G PE N H I L L C L I M B                                                      ful on the field.”
                                                                                                                The Raiders not only
                                                                                                                                              the Raiders begin prepara-
                                                                                                                                              tions next week. Chitwood
                                                                                                                                                                             region, but we enjoy being
                                                                                                                                                                             in that position. We’re ex-
  The Hogpen Hill Climb to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia attracted more                   won the region title last        said Wednesday that every-     cited that we have a chance
  than 300 people, who either competed in the Piglet 5K run or the main event, the 18K.                      year but the team advanced       one is eager to get things     to go in and try to do it
                                                                                                             to the Class AAAA Final          going.                         again.”
  Several Habersham County runners participated. Shown, back row, from left, are Spencer                     Four. HCHS’ season ended            “I’m as excited and             The Raiders have a deep
  Carr and Mary Katherine Tatum, both of Cornelia. Front row, from left, Temple Carr, who won                with a 8-2 loss to Chatta-       ready to get started as I’ve   stable of golfers returning
  the Piglet 10-under boys category with a time of 29:13, Ray Carr, Bethany Bruning and Karis                hoochee in the semifinals         ever been and the guys feel    from last year.
                                                                                                             and the loss is helping to       the same way,” said Chit-          The Raiders’ JV and
  Tatum, who came in first in the Piglet 10-under girls category with a time of 36:38. The win-               motivate this year’s team,       wood. “We’ve got to pre-       varsity program has 10
  ner of the 18K, David Bell of Atlanta, with a time of 1:16:49. Winner of the Piglet race was               especially returning play-       pare to play one of the best   players returning, includ-
  Ernie Janelle, of Smyrna, with a time of 20:49 seconds.                                                    ers like Cristian Zavala,        schedules we’ve had.”          ing four players who where
                                                                                                             Jose Lara, Victor Gaspar,           HCHS has nine regu-         a big part of the 2011 title
                                                                                                             Junior Bravo and Alex            lar season events on this      run. Tanner Batson, who

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                                                                                                             Paramo.
                                                                                                                “I’ve noticed that they
                                                                                                             are extremely motivated
                                                                                                                                              year’s schedule, including
                                                                                                                                              tournaments all over the
                                                                                                                                              state. HCHS opens the sea-
                                                                                                                                                                             was the 8-AAAA low-med-
                                                                                                                                                                             alist as a sophomore last
                                                                                                                                                                             spring, returns along with
                                                                                                             to do better than we did         son Feb. 25 in Cumming at      Michael Thompson, Greg
  tions. WRD advises new and         Nature” celebration brings          through an excise tax placed                                         the Coal Mountain Classic.     Reabold and Jared Brooks.
                                                                                                             last year,” said Wallace.
  experienced anglers alike to       together federal and state          on certain fishing and boating       “All of these guys played        The team takes a trip to Je-       The Raiders’ chances
  familiarize themselves with the    fish and wildlife agencies; the      equipment and fuels.                against      Chattahoochee       kyll Island in early March     of winning another region
  Georgia Sport Fishing Regula-      hunting, shooting, angling,              These funds, administered      last year and that left a bad    for the Johnny Paulk Invi-     title got a huge shot in the
                                                                                                             taste. That was a difficult       tational. HCHS hosts the       arm over the summer when
  tions before casting a line.       and boating industries; and         by the Service, are combined        loss. The season didn’t end      annual Apple Mountain          Lee McCoy, one of the top
      “This guide is designed to     conservation groups to mark         with hunting license dollars in     right.”                          Invitational March 10 at       prep golfers in the country,
  help anglers find great places      a milestone of partnership          each state to fund important           The Raiders’ pipeline of      Apple Mountain Golf Club       transferred to HCHS from
                                                                                                             talent runs deep as more         near Clarkesville. The reg-    Florida.
  to fish and to educate them on      success that has led to 75          state wildlife conservation and     than 30 players in this          ular season schedule also          While practice doesn’t
  Georgia’s fishing opportunities     years of quality hunting, fishing,   hunting programs.                   year’s program played the        includes the North Geor-       officially begin until Mon-
  and regulations,” explains WRD     shooting, boating and wildlife-          “The 75th anniversary of       high school program last         gia High School Invitation-    day, Chitwood says the
                                                                                                             year.                            al at Achasta in Dahlonega     players have been prepar-
  Chief of Fisheries Management      related recreation.                 the WSFR program is a tremen-                                        April 2-3. The region tour-    ing for the season for sev-
                                                                                                                “We were young last
  John Biagi.                            The occasion also marks         dous opportunity to celebrate       year but we’re still going       nament will be played at       eral months.
      The guide provides helpful     the beginning of a new era in       the conservation victories          to be a young team this          Reunion Golf Club in Ho-           “When we talked about
  information, including color fish   wildlife conservation, during       that have been made possible        year. We’ll only have about      schton April 24, with the      the season in the fall, we
                                                                                                             a half dozen seniors,” said      Class AAAA tournament          talked about being ready
  identification charts for both      which the partners will estab-      because of this innovative fund-    Wallace.                         set for May 7 at Jones Creek   to go as soon as we started
  freshwater and saltwater fish,      lish new goals for fostering        ing approach,” said Jonathan           The Raiders open the          in Augusta.                    practicing,” said Chitwood.
  license purchasing information,    and maintaining partnerships        Gassett, PhD, president,            season in two weeks, tak-           Chitwood realizes that      “Most of them play year-
                                                                                                             ing on Johnson in a scrim-       all the other golfers in the   round so they are ready to
  contact information for WRD        to continue conservation and        Association of Fish and Wildlife    mage game Feb. 7. The            region are working to end      get started.”
  fisheries management offices         outdoor recreation into the next    Agencies. “WSFR has made the        team kicks off the regular       the Raiders’ region streak.
  and WRD law enforcement            75 years and beyond.                difference for the survival and     season Feb. 18 against pe-          “We’ve been very for-
                                                                                                             rennial state power Dal-         tunate the past few years      The Northeast Georgian
  offices, trout stream listings,         “The Service is proud to        abundance of some species,                                           to play well at the end of
                                                                                                             ton. The region opener is
  public fishing area information,    join our partners in recogniz-      and because of it, many fish         Feb. 21 against Madison          the season when it counts
  state record fish listings and      ing more than seven decades         and wildlife populations are at     County                           the most,” said Chitwood.
  complete fishing regulations.       of wildlife conservation and        historically high levels today.”       On the golf course, head      “Winning it six times, puts
      The Board of Natural           quality outdoor recreational op-         Industry and agency part-
  Resources sets Georgia’s           portunities,” said Director Dan     nerships have helped to the
  fishing regulations based on        Ashe of the U.S. Fish and Wild-     WSFR program to become what
  recommendations made by the        life Service. “With our nation’s    it is today.
  Department’s fisheries biolo-       support and our partnership’s             “The WSFR programs have
  gists and field personnel while     renewed commitment, WSFR            not only supported fish and
  the Georgia General Assembly       will help more Americans enjoy      wildlife conservation, they
  sets the laws related to fishing.   wildlife and our great outdoors     have also supported small
      For more information, visit    for many years to come.”            businesses that manufacture
  gofishgeorgia.com or contact        Through the WSFR program,           and sell hunting and fishing          $
                                                                                                                  80 voucher for children’s birthday party for $40
  the nearest WRD fisheries           several innovative and founda-      equipment,” said Myke Lynch,
  management office.                  tional fish and wildlife conser-     general manager of Green Top
                                     vation programs are adminis-        Sporting Goods in Richmond,
  WSFR anniversary                   tered. The first was created on      Virginia. “The industry sup-
      The U.S. Fish and Wildlife     Sept. 2, 1937 when President        porting sportsmen has a
  Service joins the Association      Franklin D. Roosevelt signed        multi-million dollar impact on
  of Fish and Wildlife Agencies,     the Federal Aid in Wildlife Res-    the nation’s economy, and it
  and other partners at the 2012     toration Act, which raises funds    depends on healthy fish and
  Shot-Show to announce the          through a dedicated excise tax      wildlife populations.”
  start of a yearlong celebration    on sporting guns and ammuni-             The anniversary will include
  of the 75th anniversary of the     tion. In 1950, the Federal Aid      participation in various fish and
  Wildlife and Sport Fish Restora-   in Sport Fish Restoration Act       wildlife conservation events
  tion Program, one of the most      was enacted and added to the        and conferences throughout                     How?
  significant and successful          WSFR program.                       the year, to culminate with
  partnership approaches to fish          Through this law, funds are     National Hunting and Fishing
  and wildlife conservation in       provided for fish conservation       Day in September.
  U.S. history.                      and boating and fishing recre-
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                                                                                     By RICK MINTER / Universal Uclick

                                                                                                                                                                                             NOTEBOOK
                                                                                                                                                                                             Monster Energy joins Busches
                                                                                                                                                                                                The Busch brothers, Kyle and Kurt, had
                                                                                                                                                                                             their share of behavioral issues during the
                                                                                                                                                                                             2011 season, but that hasn’t prevented them
                                                                                                                                                                                             from signing a
                                                                                                                                                                                             sponsor to back
                                                                                                                                                                                             their
                                                                                                                                                                                             Nationwide
                                                                                                                                                                                             Series racing
                                                                                                                                                                                             this season.
                                                                                                                                                                                                The brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                             have announced
                                                                                                                                                                                             a multi-year
                                                                                                                                                                                             agreement with
                                                                                                                                                                                             Monster Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                             Company to
                                                                                                                                                                                             sponsor their
                                                                                                                                                                                             No. 54 Toyota in
                                                                                                                                                                                             the Nationwide
                                                                                                                                                                                             Series.
                                                                                                                                                                                                The two will    Kurt Busch (left) and Kyle Busch




                                                                                                      Defying
                                                                                                                                                                                             share driving      (NASCAR photo)
                                                                                                                                                                                             duties, with
                                                                                                                                                                                             Kyle opening the season at Daytona
                                                                                                                                                                                             International Speedway and running the
                                                                                                                                                                                             next four races before splitting the balance of
                                                                                                                                                                                             the season with Kurt, as the two compete for
                                                                                                                                                                                             the Nationwide car owner championship.




                                                                                                     the odds
                 Carl Edwards jumps from Las Vegas’ iconic Stratosphere Tower last February in a publicity stunt early in NASCAR’s 2011 season. (NASCAR photo)
                                                                                                                                                                                             Turn One Racing to run in Cup
                                                                                                                                                                                               Former driver Stacy Compton and his Turn
                                                                                                                                                                                             One Racing team have announced plans to
                                                                                                                                                                                             campaign a Sprint Cup car in a limited
                                                                                                                                                                                             schedule this season. The team plans to focus
                                                                                                                                                                                             on the shorter tracks on the circuit, beginning
                                                                                                                                                                                             their season at Phoenix International
                                                                                                                                                                                             Raceway in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on
                                                                                                                                                                                             March 4.

                 Edwards looks to follow runner-up year with championship                                                                                                                      The team, which raced in the Camping
                                                                                                                                                                                             World Truck Series last year with Cole Whitt
                                                                                                                                                                                             doing the driving, will use race cars pur-
                                                                                                                                                                                             chased from Richard Childress Racing. The
                     t would seem that being the runner-up in

                 I   the Sprint Cup points standings one year
                     would bode well for that team the following
                 year.
                                                                                                                                                                                             driver and sponsor were not mentioned in the
                                                                                                                                                                                             announcement.

                                                                                                                                                                                             A.E. stays as NASCAR sponsor
                    But recent history has shown that the oppo-
                 site is true, as this past year’s runner-up Carl                                                                                                                              American Ethanol will continue its sponsor-
                 Edwards knows all too well.                                                                                                                                                 ship of NASCAR race teams in 2012, backing
                    The last driver to follow up a runner-up                                                                                                                                 the No. 3 Chevrolet driven by Austin Dillon in
                 points finish with a title the next year was the                                                                                                                            the Nationwide Series for six races as well as
                 current champ, Tony Stewart, who did that                                                                                                                                   one Sprint Cup start. American Ethanol also
                 back in 2001 and 2002. It’s only happened 10                                                                                                                                will be an associate sponsor on all the Richard
                 times in the history of the series.                                                                                                                                         Childress Racing cars in NASCAR.
                    Since Stewart’s first championship, the run-                                                                                                                               Kenny Wallace and his RAB Racing team
                 ner-up spot has pretty much been a jinx for                                                                                                                                 also will be backed for five Nationwide races
                 the next year.                                                                                                                                                              as well as their attempt to run the Daytona
                    Mark Martin started the trend, finishing                                                                                                                                 500.
                 second in points to Stewart in ’02 and falling
                 to 17th the next year. Jimmie Johnson fin-
                 ished second in ’03 and did so again in ’04, but
                                                                                                                                                                                             New Miss Sprint Cup named
                 dropped to fifth in ’05.                                                                                                                                                      A new Miss Sprint Cup was introduced last
                    Greg Biffle went from second in ’05 to 13th                                                                                                                              week. Kristen Beat, of Jimmie Johnson’s
                 the next year. Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon                                                                                                                                 hometown of El Cajon, Calif., joins returning
                 were the next two runners-up, and both lost                                                                                                                                 Miss Sprint Cups Kim Coon of Orlando, Fla.
                 ground the following year.                                                                                                                                                  and Jaclyn Roney of Ann Arbor, Mich.
                    Edwards had a spectacular ’08 season, win-
                 ning a series-high nine races. But he was a              Tony Stewart is introduced as he stands on his car during NASCAR After the Lap at The Joint inside the Hard Rock
                 non-factor in ’09, going winless and dropping            Hotel & Casino on December 1, 2011 in Las Vegas. (NASCAR photo)
                 to 11th in points. Mark Martin won five times            going forward.                                            said. “So I think anything you have that you
                 that year and finished second in the stand-                 “That is the way this sport is,” he said. “We          maybe thought was an advantage through last
                 ings, but he went winless and dropped to 13th            have made the mistake of resting on our lau-              year, things we learned, has certainly disap-
                 in 2010.                                                 rels and focusing on a couple little things, but          peared.
                    The 2010 season was Denny Hamlin’s big                you can’t do that. You have to keep looking at               “I think that’s going to make us have to
                 year, as he won eight races and finished sec-            everything.”                                              work extra hard to be able to find something
                 ond in the standings. But last year was a dis-              One thing that is working against Edwards              that’s a little bit better to try to get an edge on
                 appointment, as he won once and fell to ninth            and his crew chief Bob Osborne this year is               some of them guys again.”
                 in points.                                               the change from four Cup teams to three at                   But finding that edge is something Edwards
                    Carl Edwards ended the 2011 season tied               their Roush Fenway Racing organization.                   believes his team can do, even in a continually
                 for the championship with Tony Stewart, but                 Losing the company’s No. 6 Ford on a full-             tough economic climate.
                 lost the big trophy on the tie-breaking factor,          time, fully sponsored basis not only takes                   “Jack [Roush] and [team general manager]
                 race victories, as Stewart had five to his one.          away total revenue from the organization, it              Robbie [Reiser] are very smart racers, and
                    That leaves Edwards in essentially the                means that some employees with knowledge                  they have both raced with nothing,” Edwards
                 same spot he was in back in 2008 as he heads             of the team’s strategies and race car informa-            said. “They both had to prioritize for a large
                 into the 2012 season.                                    tion have moved on to other teams and taken               portion of their careers, and I would say that if
                    But this time he has the benefit of the les-          that information with them, as Edwards’                   it were a game of racing with the least
                 sons learned the last go-round.                          teammate Matt Kenseth pointed out.                        amount of resources, those would be the guys
                    “We have lived that, and it was really                   “I think we’ve lost some important people              you want …
                 painful,” Edwards said. “I hope that that kind           and some people – not on the 17 but within                   “I don’t think we have lost anything with
                 of takes us out of repeating that statistic.”            the organization – that had access to every-              engineering, all our simulation programs and             From left, Miss Sprint Cups Kim Coon, Kristen Beat and
                    Edwards agreed that the stats prove that              thing [and] are pretty much at every single               the support from Ford, all of it stayed almost           Jaclyn Roney sign autographs during Saturday’s NASCAR
                 success one year does not guarantee a thing              different team throughout the garage,” he                 intact, and some of it has grown.”                       Preview in Charlotte, N.C. (NASCAR photo)



                 2012 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees lauded by family, friends, fans NUMERICALLY
                      Number 1 in Auto Collision!
                    Some of the loudest applause at
                 Friday’s induction ceremony for the
                                               Fully
                                                                                                David Pearson, Morgan Shepherd
                                                                                                and Ricky Rudd, as well as friends
                 third class of the NASCAR Hall of Equipped, Trained & Qualified and family from his hometown of
                 Fame was for the one inductee who                                              Stuart, Va.                                      COMPLETE     hour. He compared his career path to
                                                                                                                                                              climbing a ladder, a big, tall one.
                                                                                                                                                                 “The first one I want to thank is
                                                                                                                                                              my wife, Betty Jo, of almost 53 years,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SPEAKING
                                                                                                                                                  local sports
                 wasn’t there.                                                                     Joy described the Wood Brothers                            for putting up with me and sticking
                    Rome, N. Y.’s Richie Evans – the
                 “Rapid Roman” – became the first
                 person not affiliated with
                                                                                                team as “an organization that
                                                                                                through three generations has done
                                                                                                so much to define NASCAR as a
                                                                                                                                                              with me throughout some awful hard
                                                                                                                                                              times, I’m going to tell you,”
                                                                                                                                                              Yarborough said. “I had help, and she
                                                                                                                                                                                                          75         Drivers who have driv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     en for 2012 Hall of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fame inductee Glen

                                                                                                                                                    coverage
                 NASCAR’s elite Cup circuit to be                                               family sport” and added that “half of                         was my biggest help.”
                 inducted in the Hall. The driver                                               Patrick County is here tonight to                                Yarborough also thanked his                         Wood
                 generally considered the Modified                                              honor the pride of Stuart, Va., Glen                          mother, Anna Mae, who received an
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                 circuit’s best ever, died in his race                                          Wood.”                                                        ovation of her own when her son
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Career Sprint Cup
                 car during a practice session at

                                  Auto Collision Shop
                 Martinsville Speedway back in
                 1985, after he’d clinched the division
                                                                                                   Wood, like all of his fellow
                                                                                                inductees, used much of his time
                                                                                                behind the microphone thanking his
                                                                                                                                                              introduced her.
                                                                                                                                                                 Darrell Waltrip continued the fami-
                                                                                                                                                              ly theme, thanking his wife Stevie for
                                                                                                                                                                                                          193            victories of 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hall of Fame
                 title for that year, his ninth overall   Richie Evans (Undated NASCAR photo)   friends and family for their support.                         her support as well as his mother, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         inductee Dale
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                 in a career that saw him win more
                 than 475 feature races.                  so soon in the selection process for
                                                                                                   “This is about two families, the
                                                                                                Wood family and the Ford family
                                                                                                                                                              also attended the ceremony.
                                                                                                                                                                 “I’m passionate about my career,                        Inman
                    All across the banquet hall in        the three-year-old Hall of Fame.      working together, which has resulted                          but I’m most passionate about my
                                        Call us
                 Charlotte were people young and old         “Rich would be so honored and      in me being here tonight,” Wood said.                         family,” Waltrip said.
                 wearing Richie Evans T-shirts, but-      humbled to be included with the
                 tons with his car No. 61 (the only one inductees, past, present and future,”
                                                                                                   Inductee Dale Inman, longtime
                                                                                                crew chief for his cousin Richard
                                                                                                                                                                 He announced to the group that
                                                                                                                                                              his daughter Jessica is about to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      stock car rac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          13 Years in2012 Hall of
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                 ever retired in a major NASCAR           Mrs. Evans said. “What a great        Petty, said there was much more to                            make him a grandfather, and he
                 division) or bright orange ties, the     honor … I’d especially like to thank  his Hall of Fame career than the                              became emotional when describing               Fame inductee Richie
                 same color Evans used on his race                                              accomplishments on the race track.                            his surprise to learn that his daugh-                 Evans
                                                   Wilbanks Body Shop
                                                          the Hall of Fame voting panel for
                 cars and the identical colors used by    stepping outside the box and making   “When I look back over all this, the                          ter Sarah had flown in from an over-
                 the Rome, N.Y., city maintenance         Rich the first driver inductee not to
                                                                 Since 1984
                                                                                                wins, the Daytona wins, the champi-
                                                                                                                                                 The Northeast Georgian
                                                                                                                                                              seas mission trip to be with him at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Major NASCAR victo-
                 department.                              have raced in NASCAR’s top series     onships and all that, I think over the
                    The event’s host, broadcaster Mike full-time. You have now given hope to years the people I’ve met, the places
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                                                                                                                                                              the induction.
                                                                                                                                                                 “When I checked into the hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                          97       ries for 2012 Hall of
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                 Joy, teared up as he spoke of his        thousands of NASCAR competitors       I’ve seen, the friends I’ve made, both                        room last night and I opened the
                 reaction upon walking into the room      throughout the country to maybe       in and out of racing, that sticks out                         door, my Sarah was there,” he said.                  Fame inductee Darrell
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                 and seeing a visitor wearing an Willingham Avenue • Baldwin
                                                          someday reach their dream.”           big,” he said.                                                “She flew 25 hours to be here                        Waltrip (84 in Sprint
                 Evans shirt.                                Inductee Glen Wood also had a         Cale Yarborough spoke of the sac-                          tonight, and she’s got to turn around
                                                    Assistance with Claims, Towing & Rentals his wife Betty Jo made in the
                    The driver’s widow, Lynn, accepted    sizeable crowd behind him, a crowd    rifices                                                       Sunday and fly 25 hours back to the                  Cup and 13 in the
                 the honors for her late husband, say-    that included a strong contingent of  beginning, when he was sweeping                               Philippines. That’s sweet. That                      Nationwide Series)
                 ing he would be proud to be honored      former drivers led by Marvin Panch,   floors at Holman-Moody for $1.25 an                           means a lot to an old dad, trust me.”




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                               FUNE                     1890 - Nellie Bly




                               PAG
                                                        bested Jules Verne’s
                                                        Around the World in
                                                        80 Days by completing
                                                        her circumnavigation
                                                        in 72 days.
                                                        1915 - Alexander
                                                        Graham Bell
                                                        inaugurated
                                                        transcontinental
                                                        telephone service
                                                        1961 - President John
                                                        F. Kennedy held the
                                                        first presidential news
                                                        conference carried
                                                        live on radio and
                                                        television.
                                                        1971 - Charles Manson
                                                        was found guilty of
                                                        murdering Sharon
                                                        Tate and six others.




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                            Classi cation Index:
                      100 Announcements                         200 Employment                             300 Merchandise                             400 Transportation                     500 Real Estate Rental 600 Real Estate Sale
                      103    Instruction                        205     Business Opportunities             315    Yard Sales                           415     Trucks/Vans for Sale           515     House for Rent                              600    Cabins for Sale
                      105    Financial                          210     Help Wanted Full Time              320    Wanted to Buy                        420     4-Wheel Drive                  520     Mobile Home for Rent                        605    Acreage/Lots for Sale
                      110    Travel and Leisure                 215     Help Wanted Part Time              325    Boats/Marine for Sale                425     Motorcycles                    522     Modular Home for Rent                       610    Business Property for Sale
                      115    Lost/Found                         220     Work Wanted                        330    Camping Equipment                    430     Motor Homes for Sale           525     Rooms for Rent                              615    Condos for Sale

                                                                300 Merchandise
                      120    Notice                                                                        335    Miscellaneous for Sale               435     Recreational Vehicle           530     Warehouse/Storage for Rent                  620    Farms/Farmland for Sale

                                                                                                                                                       500 Real Estate Rental
                      125    Card of Thanks                                                                340    Heavy/Farm Equipment                                                        535     Wanted to Rent                              625    House for Sale

                                                                                                           400 Transportation
                      130    Service                            300     Auction                                                                                                               540     Condos for Rent                             630    Mobile Home for Sale
                      135    Personal                           305     Antiques                                                                       505     Apartments for Rent            545     Cabins for Rent                             633    Modular Homes for Sale
                                                                310     Pets/Animals                       405    ATVs                                 510     Business Property for Rent     550     Lots for Rent                               635    Real Estate Wanted
                                                                312     Livestock                          410    Autos For Sale                       512     Vacation Rentals               555     Timeshare



                   115 LOST/FOUND                             210 HELP WANTED F/T                         210 HELP WANTED F/T                          210 HELP WANTED F/T                      210 HELP WANTED F/T                                 210 HELP WANTED F/T
                                                            Childcare Worker - exchange for             Machine Operator                             -experience. Company offers reg-        Friendship Health Care in Cleve-                     tution. The successful candidate
                 Found small female Terrier mix in                                                                                                                                                                                                must teach from a Christian
                 Baldwin, reddish brown. Free to
                 good home. 706-499-6833.
                                                            FREE      Jazzercise                        Osborne Wood Products, Inc. a
                                                                                                                                                     ular daytime hours, insurance
                                                                                                                                                     (health, vision, dental, life and
                                                                                                                                                                                             land is on a LTC culture change
                                                                                                                                                                                             journey and we support a resi-                       Worldview and set a Christian ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ample for students.
                                                            678-316-7429                                fast growing innovative company              disability), vacation, credit union,    dent-centered care approach.
                 Lost right before Christmas, keys,                                                     with room for advancement, is                retirement and personal time            We’ve recently created 12 hour
                                                                                                        currently looking for a dependa-                                                                                                          Responsibilities: The position
                 reward offered, $50, if found.
                 770-654-3650.
                                                            Customer Service                            ble, focused Machine Operator to
                                                                                                                                                     benefits, as well as access to a
                                                                                                                                                     9,000 sq.ft. workout facility/gym-
                                                                                                                                                                                             shifts for our Certified Nursing
                                                                                                                                                                                             Assistants to allow full time em-                    is currently part-time with the
                                                               Technician                               run CNC machinery, complete                  nasium.                                 ployment while working only                          possibility of becoming full-time

                   120 NOTICES
                                                                                                        other various millwork operations            Requirements:                           three days a week! Join our team                     once the nursing program is de-
                                                                                                        and woodworking activities. This             •Proficiency in using various com-      and make a real difference in                        veloped.
                                                            Osborne Wood Products, Inc., a              position is a full-time day shift M-
                                                            fast growing innovative company                                                          puter software such as Microsoft        people’s lives. We offer competi-
                                                                                                        F from 8-5.                                  Excel and the ability to pick up a      tive pay and benefits. E.O.E. Ap-                    General Information: Truett-
                       $$$ REWARD $$$                       is currently looking for an organ-
                                                                                                                                                     working knowledge of other soft-        ply in person or call 706-865-                       McConnell is a private, four year
                                                            ized and detail oriented customer           Basic requirements for this posi-                                                                                                         liberal arts college affiliated with
                                                            service technician. This position                                                        ware programs easily                    3131.
                 For information leading to the ar-                                                     tion include: High Degree of                 •Problem solving skills with a          Currently accepting applications                     the Georgia Baptist Convention.
                 rest and conviction of person or           is a full-time day shift M-F.               Mathematical and Measuring                                                                                                                The campus is located approxi-
                                                                                                                                                     dedication to finding out why           for:
                 persons connected with the nu-                                                         Skills; the capacity to focus on             things go wrong instead of just         Licensed Practical Nurse (FT)                        mately 75 miles NE of Atlanta, in
                 merous copper wire thefts and              Requirements:                               meeting or exceeding productivity                                                                                                         the scenic foothills of the Blue
                                                                                                                                                     “fixing” the problem                    Monday-Friday 3pm-11pm
                 golf cart thefts at Vivian’s Homes                                                     targets; and Strong Problem                  •Ability to multi-task                                                                       Ridge Mountains. Web page:
                 in Baldwin. Caller may remain              *Proficiency with using various             Solving Skills.                                                                                                                           www.truett.edu.
                                                            computer software such as Mi-                                                            •High degree of mathematical            Certified Nursing             Assistants-
                 anonymous. Call Steve at 706-                                                                                                       skills                                  7am-7pm
                 778-1688, all calls are confiden-          crosoft Word, Excel, and Au-                Benefits include: Company offers                                                                                                          Application: Please submit a
                                                            toCAD                                                                                    •Strong organizational skills
                 tial.                                                                                  insurance (health, vision, dental,           •Participate in the inspection                                                               completed                application
                                                                                                        life and disability), vacation, credit                                                    Truett-McConnell College                        (www.truett.edu scroll to bottom,
                                                            *Ability to multitask                                                                    process to assure customers of
                 OPENING IN APRIL                                                                       union, 401K and personal time                consistent quality                                                                           click Offices; click Human Re-
                 HISTORIC MANOR HOME                                                                    benefits, as well as access to a                                                        Division of Nursing Faculty                       sources; click Prospective facul-
                                                            *Great communication skills, writ-                                                       •Maintain and enhance the cul-                      Opening
                 AND GROUNDS IN                                                                         9,000 sq.ft. workout facility/gym-           ture of OWP to our associates,                                                               ty), three letters of recommenda-
                 DOWNTOWN DAHLONEGA.                        ten and verbal                              nasium.                                                                                                                                   tion, resume, transcripts, and evi-
                                                                                                                                                     customers and suppliers                  Position:         Full/part-time fac-
                 Booths available for Crafters, Ar-                                                                                                                                                                                               dence of active church member-
                 tists, Antique Dealers starting at         *CNC Programming knowledge a                Please see full job description                                                       ulty position in Nursing                            ship to:
                                                            plus                                                                                     Attributes:
                 $40/mo. 706-344-2363.                                                                  and benefits at www.osborne-                 Trustworthy, dependable, fo-
                                                                                                        wood.com Email resume to re-                                                          Rank and Salary:       Commen-                      Dr. Brad Reynolds
                                                            *Wood working experience a plus                                                          cused, detailed orientated with          surate with education and experi-
                                                                                                        sume@osbornewood.com                         the ability to assert and define
                 Subscribe to The Northeast                                                                                                                                                   ence                                                Vice President       for   Academic
                                                            *Team Player                                                                             department procedures to a
                 Georgian to receive the BEST                                                           NOW ACCEPTING               APPLICA-         group. We need an Innovative                                                                 Services
                 community news, local sports,                                                          TIONS, HELEN                 HUDDLE                                                   Qualifications: BSN degree and
                                                            Description:                                                                             thinker with the ability to come up      a Master’s degree required (Doc-
                 editorials, advertising, and so                                                        HOUSE.                                       with unique solutions to challeng-                                                           Truett-McConnell College
                 much more! Call our office at                                                                                                                                                torate degree preferred) with a
                                                            Customer Service: Order entry                                                            es.                                      minimum of 18 graduate semes-
                 (706)778-4215 to learn more.                                                                                                                                                                                                     100 Alumni Drive
                                                            and look up, product knowledge               Recreation     Director    Position                                                  ter hours earned in the field of
                                                                                                         Available with Rabun County.                Please see full job description
                   130 SERVICES
                                                            and familiarity, and ability to help                                                                                              study (Nursing). Candidates with                    Cleveland, GA 30528
                                                            customers      understand       their        Minimum qualifications: Knowl-              with benefits at www.osborne-            expertise in Adult Health, Geron-
                                                            needs                                        edge and level of competency as-            wood.com                                 tology, Psychiatric/Mental Health,
                                                                                                         sociated with the completion of a           Email resume to resume@osbor-                                                                Deadline: Applications received
                                                            Drafting: CNC Programming, 3d                                                                                                     Acute or Critical Care, Communi-                    beginning Jan, 2012. Review will
                 Affordable Tree Service, dan-              Modeling, and Creating and mod-              baccalaureate degree in Recrea-             newood.com                               ty, Maternal-Child, Pediatrics, or
                 gerous    removable,     trimming                                                       tion or related field or equivalent                                                                                                      begin immediately. Position will
                                                            ifying drawings and shapes within                                                                                                 Family Health are encouraged to                     remain open until filled.
                 bucket truck, stump grinding, fully        AutoCAD                                      3 to 5 years of experience.                                                          apply. The institution desires this
                 insured. Complete clean-up. Mo-                                                         Knowledge of the diverse objec-                           Medical                    person to help develop a BSN
                 bile: 706-982-4910, Home: 706-             Benefits include:                            tive and functions within the de-                                                    degree. The individual filling this
                 782-7360.                                                                               partment is necessary. Supervi-             Home Health Aides/CNA’s in the           position must be an active Chris-
                                                            Company         offers    insurance          sory skills, budget management              Northeast GA area. Apply online          tian, fully supportive of the Baptist
                 CARPENTERS                                 (health, vision, dental, life and            and preparation; the ability to             at www.phsga.net                         Faith and Message 2000 and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         STORE FRONT ON
                                                            disability), vacation, credit union,         communicate effectively with chil-                                                   goals and objectives of the insti-
                 HANDYMEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CLARKESVILLE
                                                            401 K and personal time benefits,            dren, parents and other staff                  Licensed Practical Nurses
                                                                                                         members along with good public
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Clarkesville
                 LaHayne Construction                       as well as access to a 9,000 sq.                                                             PT and PRN opportunities
                                                            ft. workout facility/gymnasium.              relations practices and principles
                 Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SQUARE FOR RENT!
                                                                                                                                                         at local correctional facility.
                                                                                                         is a must. The starting salary will
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mini Storage
                 LICENSED & LOCAL                                                                                                                            Great pay + benefits.
                                                            Please see full job description              be market competitive, depend-                         Apply online at
                 No job too small                                                                        ing on the experience and qualifi-
                 706-947-3938 or 706-499-6939               with benefits and apply at                                                                      www.correcthealth.org
                                                            www.osbornewood.com                          cations. In addition the County              or fax resume to 770-692-4766.
                 tlc441@windstream.net                                                                   provides an excellent fringe ben-                                                        Two Convenient Locations
                 Chimney cleaning; Call 706-897-            Email resume to                              efit package. Send your resume’             PCAs/CNAs immediate FT/PT
                 0324. Professional and Insured.            resume@osbornewood.com                       to Rabun County Board of Com-               private duty home care. Flex                  Various Sizes Available
                                                                                                         missioners; Attention: Jim Bleck-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Call Bill Camp @
                                                                                                                                                     hours. Reliable transportation,
                 Get cash back for your old gutter Experienced carpenters for                            ley, County Administrator; 25               clear background. Call 770-536-                        Call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        93816-2




                 guards that don’t work off new flat framing crew. Pay based on
                 leaf guards that really do work. experience. 706-654-8746
                                                                                                         Courthouse Square Suite 205;
                                                                                                         Clayton, GA 30525. Applications
                                                                                                                                                     0484, fax 770-536-3003.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (706) 754-5223                                       706-499-4720
                 Hundreds of satisfied customers.                                                        will be accepted until February
                 Professionally done at low prices.                                                      16, 2012. Rabun County is An
                 Gutter cleanouts also available. NOW HIRING:Companies des-                              Equal Opportunity Employer.
                 Call Gutter Busters 706-219- perately need employees to as-
                 3607.                               semble products at home. No                                                                                                                    "A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words."
                                                     selling, any hours. $500 weekly                    Shipping Associate
                   LAWRENCE EXCAVATING               potential. Info 1-985-646-1700                     Osborne Wood Products, Inc., a
                   Bobcat/Excavator Work, Back- Dept.GA-4778                                            fast growing innovative company
                 fills, Tree Removals, Gravel,
                                                     Office Manager- Tiger, GA. Es-                     is currently looking for an organ-                   is currently hiring for
                 Chips, Equipment Hauling.                                                              ized and detail oriented customer
                 706-968-4334.                       tablished Landscape company in
                                                                                                        service technician. This position
                                                                                                                                                                 the following:
                                                     need of a detail oriented multi
                 M & A Builders                      tasker. Ability to work well inde-                 is a full-time day shift M-F.
                 Custom homes and remodeling. pendently and under pressure.                             Compensation- Pay based upon
                 Hardwood, tile, masonry, paint- Client relations, personnel func-
                 ing. Large and small jobs. Con- tions, sales support, mathemati-


                                                                                                             REACH
                 tractor Michael Nelms. Licensed, cal & Microsoft Office skills.
                 insured. 706-969-8389               Learn quickly in a fast pace envi-
                                                     ronment. Starting pay $10-$12
                 Recycle * Reuse * Reduce * Re- per hr. Email resume to rustic-
                 build
                 DONATIONS WANTED: Help
                                                     countrysides@windstream.net                                  for the ★★★,
                 fund Habitat for Humanity in our
                 community by donating new and                                                                     and Be Bold!
                 gently used items to Habitat
                 ReStore. Your tax deductible
                                                                 PUBLISHER’S
                 donations help build affordable
                 homes for those in need as we
                                                                   NOTICE:
                 work toward our mission to elimi-           All real estate advertising in this
                 nate substandard housing in our        newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing
                 community. Individuals, construc-      Act which makes it illegal to advertise
                 tion companies, appliance and          “any preference, limitation or
                 other home stores are asked
                 to donate instead of dumping           discrimination based on race, color,
                 useable items. Donations are ac-       religion, sex, disability, familial status or
                 cepted at Habitat ReStore receiv-      national origin, or an intention, to make
                 ing area and pick up services are      any such preference, limitation or
                 available upon request. 1085           discrimination.” Familial status includes
                 Rocky Branch Road, Clarkesville,       children under the age of 18 living with
                 GA 30523 (706)754-5313.                parents or legal custodians, pregnant
                 Shelter and services for battered      women and people securing custody of
                 women. All services free and
                 confidential. Call toll free 1-800-
                                                        children under 18.
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                                                        accept any advertising for real estate               classi ed ads by
                 Wild Georgia Wholesale                 which is in violation of the law. Our
                 Seafood 706-499-6939.                  readers are hereby informed that all               adding ★★★,
                                                        dwellings advertised in this newspaper are
                                                        available on an equal opportunity basis.             or Bold Letters                           OUR CLASSIFIED ADS
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   Friday, January 27, 2012                                                                      The Northeast Georgian                                                                                                        7B


    210 HELP WANTED F/T                      310 PETS/ANIMALS                      335 MISC. FOR SALE                   420 4 WHEEL DRIVE 505                          APARTMENTS FOR RENT         510      BUS. PROP. FOR RENT
   Truett-McConnell College does                                                 2 New garage doors in original                                            Cornelia- 1BR/1BA, $395/month,         Downtown Cornelia. 3000 sq. ft.
                                            FREE puppies, Shepherd mix,                                                1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer,     includes utilities, reference & de-
   not illegally discriminate against                                            boxes, 8ft. wide 7ft. tall, white,    4DR, 4WD, Auto, V6, 4.0 Liter,                                             Storefront. Special this month.
                                            706-768-3376.                                                                                                  posit required. 706-968-3330.          706-776-6000.
   any individual for reasons of race,                                           $100/each. Phone 706-768-2255.        Cruise, Power Seat, Windows
   color, national origin, age, disabil-    Looking for a pet? Adopt! John                                             and Locks, AM/FM Stereo, Multi      Gorgeous 2BR/1.5BA furnished
   ity, or veteran status; however,
   the College may discriminate on
                                            B. Gesbocker Animal Shelter of
                                            Habersham County 706-754-
                                                                                 36” Console TV, $100 OBO. 706-
                                                                                 968-5217.
                                                                                                                       Disc CD, Sun Roof. $3,850. 706-
                                                                                                                       886-5905.
                                                                                                                                                           townhomes in Demorest. Call for
                                                                                                                                                           details & directions. 706-778-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   515 HOUSES FOR RENT
   religious grounds in its employ-         3533.
                                                                                                                        425 MOTORCYCLES
                                                                                 500 Galvanized 20 gauge steel                                             8001.
   ment practices in order to fulfill its                                                                                                                                                         3BR/1BA brick ranch, Clarkes-
                                                                                 studs (2 inches x 8 inches x 10
                                             315 YARD SALES
   mission. It is the policy prefer-                                                                                                                                                              ville, $700/month, $700 deposit.
   ence of Truett-McConnell College                                              ft.) $12 each or $5000 for all.                                      Large 2BR, 11/2BA townhouse                 706-754-5700,      706-499-7258,
   to hire employees who are Chris-                                              706-206-7609.                         2007 Honda Shadow 750, all the for rent. Within walking distance           706-839-4368. Joe at Norton
   tians, active in their churches and
                                            Estate Sale, February 4th, 5th,      Aero Pilates Exercise Equipment,      extras, $4800 firm. 706-968- of shopping and dining. Conven-               Mountain Properties.
   supportive of the goals of the Col-                                                                                 5217.                          ient to Hwy 365 & Hwy 441. Quiet
                                            6th, 9am-3pm, 4223 Hollywood         full body, 32 exercises, men or                                      neighborhood 706-776-6000.
   lege. Preferences in hiring exist
                                                                                                                        505
                                            Highway, Clarkesville, GA. Rain      women. Owners manual, picture
   for persons of the Southern Bap-
                                            or shine. Furniture, gold & plat-    diagrams & instructions with VHS                 APARTMENTS FOR RENT      Lofts 1 Bedroom starting at $375.
   tist faith. The College is also                                               video. Excellent condition. New                                           706-776-6000.
   committed to building a more eth-        num jewelry, 1994 pickup truck,
                                            Wii and Balance Board, house-        $299, only $75. Bruce 706-754-
   nic and racially diverse faculty.                                             8000.                                 *Best deal in town 2BR/2BA, Small 1BR cottage, completely
                                            hold items, tools & more. 706-
                                            499-4679.                                                                  $495/month, all w/$400 deposit furnished with utilities except
                                                                                 New 15x7 Chrome Wheels, fit           706-778-8001 for more details.       phone & cable. $400 deposit,
     215 HELP WANTED P/T                     320 WANTED TO BUY                   Ford or Chevy, with baby moon
                                                                                 hub caps, $200 OBO. 706-968-
                                                                                                                                                            $150/weekly. Located in Demor-
                                                                                                                       *Best Deal in Town* 2BR/1BA, est. No calls after 9pm. 706-768-
                                                                                 5217.                                 $445/mo., All w/ a $400 deposit. 3600.
   Correctional Resource Group is                DAHLONEGA GOLD                                                        Call 706-778-8001 for more de-                                             Luxury Townhouse, 3BR/2.5BA,
   currently seeking applicants for a               BUYERS.COM                          NEW CARTRIDGES                 tails.
                                                                                                                                                              510
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cornelia, $650/month, $650/se-
   Part-time Food Service Supervi-          80% FOR GOLD/SILVER
                                            90% FOR COINS/BULLION
                                                                                            FOR SALE.
                                                                                                                       *Townhomes in Cleveland* 2BR,                    BUS. PROP. FOR RENT       curity. 706-754-4480.
   sor at the Dawson County Deten-                                               Two HP LaserJet Print Cartridges
                                            ANY CONDITION                        96A for Series 2100 or 2200           1-1/2BA, $495 per month with
   tion Center. This position will                                                                                     $300 deposit. 706-778-8001.          Vacant commercial lot downtown
   average 30 hours per week and            ANY QUANTITY.                        $60/ea.
                                                   CASH PAYMENT                                                                                             Clarkesville, Hwy.115 frontage,
   may lead to Full-time. Previous                                               One HP LaserJet Print Cartridge       1, 2, & 3BR Apartments starting half a block from Courthouse.
   food service experience is re-           706-867-4878                         03A for series 5P, 5MP, 6P or
                                            7 BARRETT CIRCLE,                                                          at $399. All appliances, W/D Great location. $300/month. Call
   quired as well as a background                                                6MP, $50/ea.                          hook-up. 706-865-1787.               Zach Garvey, Norton Mountain
   check. Please call 404-226-2568          DAHLONEGA                            Two Brother PC-101 Fax Printing
                                            TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 12-6PM.                                                                                       Properties, 706-768-0575.
   for more information. Resumes                                                 Cartridges $15/ea.                    Beautiful 2BR, 2BA apartments
   can be faxed to 1-866-503-2744.                                               Contact Phyllis @ 706-778-4215.       for rent. Handicap accessible, 1,000 sq.ft. space for lease on
   EOE.                                                                                                                screened porch. $650 per month. busy Duncan Bridge Road. 706-
                                             335 MISC. FOR SALE                  Pine straw, $3 per bale, free de-     706-778-4335.                        348-1575.
  NEED A JOB? Part-time gate-                                                    livery with purchase of 10 bales.     Clarkesville city limits, 1Bedroom                                         Clarkesville, excellent quality,
  keeper position at Skylake, near Best used appliances in Haber-                Rafael 706-499-6387.                  studio    apartment       furnished, 600 sq.ft. office space for rent in   3BR/2BA, private, gated com-
  Helen, GA. Weekend work re-      sham--fridges, freezers, washers                                                    $330/month, water furnished, the Apple Square Building down-               munity. $1200/month. 706-206-
  quired. Three 8 hour shifts a    and dryers! Get your appliances                                                     770-503-4097.                        town Cornelia. $385 per month.
                                                                                 Firewood for Sale. Will deliver.                                           770-540-7087.                         8361.
  week at $7.75 an hour. Call 1-   repaired--all brands; SAME-DAY                (706)754-3664.
  678-936-0578.                    service and $25 check fee! Serv-                                                    Spacious comfortable 1BR Apart-
                                   ing Banks, Habersham, Ste-                                                          ment. Kitchen w/all appliances,      Demorest, 2000sq.ft., frontage Right in Demorest 5BR/3BA
                                                                                                                                                            road,      commercial     space, house, hardwood floors, crown
                                                                                  410 AUTOS FOR SALE
                                   phens, and White. Call Marvin or                                                    ample countertop, washer/dryer
  Opening for Beauty Advisor/Re- Tyrus Smith at 706-778-3411.                                                                                               $795/month, 800-427-3405.        molding,   finished    basement,
  ceptionist part time, Monday,                                                                                        hookup. Private patio. Conven-                                        kitchen, built ‘05, $1200/month.
  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Will Emery’s firewood, pickup load                                                        ient to Hwy. 365, Hwy. 441, shop-                                     Call Zach Garvey for more infor-
                                                                                 91 Lincoln Town Car, good Mi-         ping, schools. $550/month. 706-      For lease      almost new office mation. 706-768-0575 Norton
  not require Saturday. Apply in $60, dump trailer $150. Call Ja-                chelin tires, AC works, runs good,                                         space on main highway, approx. Mountain Properties.
  person with resume. Cosmetic son 706-982-2942.                                                                       776-6000.
                                                                                 $500. 706-200-6285.                                                        1,000sq.ft., close to Zaxby’s in
  experience preferred. Class Act                                                                                      Studio Apartment available near      Cornelia. Very reasonable rent.



                                                                                                                                                                                                      Just
  Salon & Merle Norman Cosmet- Firewood 4x8 foot rack, deliv-                    Are you driving a European car in     Piedmont College.    Real nice!      706-778-2244.
  ics, 107 Midway Drive, Cornelia, ered, $65. 706-244-9250.                      North Georgia? We have the            $350/mo. (770)883-3648.
  706-778-2589.                                                                  USED PARTS you need to keep                                                Need Business or warehouse
                                   FREE! Wooden pallets. Come by                                                       Willow     Tree      Apartments,     space? Call Higgins 706-776-
                                                                                 your car running here at E pull it


                                                                                                                                                                                                      write!
                                   The Northeast Georgian, 2440                                                        2BR/1BA, $300 deposit, $400          6000.
                                                                                 Auto Parts in Cleveland, Georgia.
    300 AUCTION                    Old Athens Highway, to pick up.               We also pay TOP DOLLAR FOR
                                                                                 ANY JUNK CAR and we will pro-
                                                                                                                       rent, month to month lease, 706-
                                                                                                                       778-9546.
                                                                                                                                                            NEW OFFICE SPACE NEAR
                                            Partial gun collection for sale:     vide the Transport. Check us out
                                            -CZ 82 pistol 9x18 Makarov $200                                              Fall in love with our apartment    WAL-MART ON 441. PROFES-
  Auction, Every Friday night is                                                 at epullitautoparts.com to see our
  15 minute rotate @ 7:00                   -Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine and        current inventory or give us a call
                                                                                                                       homes. 2BR/2BA starting at $431
                                                                                                                       plus $250 off first month’s rent.
                                                                                                                                                            SIONALLY FINISHED. 706-778-
                                                                                                                                                            8001.                                      Letters to the editor
                                            91/30 rifle 7.62x54R $300 in-
  SATURDAY 1/28/12 @ 7:00
  Estate of                                 cludes 1000 rounds ammo - Nor-
                                                                                 at 706-865-5200.                      Great amenities. Call today to                                                     are welcome.
                                            inco SKS 7.62x39 includes ammo                                             prequalify. Offer ends February      Office with studio 1BR Apart-
  Cornelius Vanderbreggen.
  For photos go to                          includes 1000 rounds ammo and
                                                                                  415       TRUCKS/VANS FOR SALE
                                                                                                                       14th. Income restrictions apply.
                                                                                                                       706-778-1814.
                                                                                                                                                            ment. Main Street, Cornelia.
                                                                                                                                                            $495/month. 706-776-6000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Northeast Georgian
  www.conniesauction.com                    stripper clips $300 -S&W M&P
  129S. Antiques & More Auctions            40, 15 round, 3 clips includes 500                                                                                                                        2440 Old Athens Hwy.
  6418 Hwy 129S.                            rounds ammo $600. Inquire by         2003 Mack Tandem dump truck,          Handicapped equipped 2BR/2BA,        Offices $215 Clarkesville Square,
  Cleveland, GA                             email sauteeguns@gmail.com or        330 engine, 10-speed, new 20          screen porch, convenient to          Retail stores, Warehouse/Manu-             Cornelia, GA 30577
  C. Morris GAL#3498
  706-892-7271
                                            call 706-201-0119. Dealers wel-
                                            come, all offers considered.
                                                                                 yard bed, 213,000 miles, $3,500.
                                                                                 706-244-9250.
                                                                                                                       shopping. $675/month. 706-776-
                                                                                                                       6000.
                                                                                                                                                            facturing/Storage
                                                                                                                                                            $1.20/sq.ft. 706-754-4540
                                                                                                                                                                                         from        Call (706) 778-4215




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                                                                                                                                                                                           BILLY CAIN
                  515 HOUSES FOR RENT                    625 HOUSES FOR SALE
                 Sweetwater Subdivision private         $155,000 (Baldwin) -4BR/2.5BA,
                 secluded 3BR/2BA home, unfin-          den, living room, dining room,
                 ished   basement,    hardwood          kitchen, laundry room, full finish-
                 floors,   woodburning        FP,       ed basement, walking distance to
                 $950/month. Call Zach Garvey,          school. Could be great rental
                 Norton Mountain Properties, 706-       property investment. Call 706-                                                    706-778-0021
                 768-0575.                              768-3665.

                                                        3BR/2BA near Clarkesville with
                                                                                                                                                   Tony Anderson
                                                                                                                                                   706-768-6066
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   www.billycain .com




                                                                                                                        41230-G
                 *3 BR, 2 BATH with cathedral
                                                        basement, $189,900, possible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1039 N. Main Street,
                 ceiling and loft in Demorest                                                                                                  “Buying or Selling Property”
                                                        owner financing. 706-968-9290.
                 Courtyards. Call 706-839-6065                                                                                                       “Remember to                          (706) 778-2121                                                                        (770) 869-9105
                 anytime for recorded details or
                 see                                    Nice 3BR/2BA, 1600sq.ft., fire-
                                                                                                                                               ASK FOR TONY ANDERSON”
                                                                                                                                   Each office independently owned & operated.                   Local               Cornelia, GA 30531                                               Atlanta
                 www.habershamapartments.com            place, sunroom, carport, in-
                                                        ground pool, 3/4acre, financing


                                                                                                                                                                                                           PROGRAM CARS
                 2 Bedroom 1 Bath in Fairview. In-      available, $102,900. 706-499-
                 cludes W/D and water. Quiet ru-        1421.
                 ral setting. $575. 706-969-3851.
                                                        To be moved to your property
                 2BR/2BA House with 30x40               3BR/2BA with lots of hardwood

                                                                                                                                                                                              2007 FORD FOCUS ZX3 SE Fwd ...............................................$6,995
                 warehouse, 6-acres, with stream,       floors, raised oak panel kitchen
                 private, $899/month. 770-519-          cabinets, extra nice, approx.
                 2265.                                  1600sq.ft. Also a 2BR/1BA cabin
                 3 Bedroom, 280 Camp Creek Cir-
                                                        style house with lap siding, ap-
                                                        prox. 1000sq.ft. Or we can move
                                                                                                                                                                                              2010 FORD FOCUS SE Fwd. ......... (3 to Choose) ........... $13,995
                                                                                                                                                                                              2010 FORD FOCUS SEL Fwd ................................................... $14,995
                 cle. References. 706-778-7953.         your     house.    706-246-5793.
                 3BR home near Clarkesville, with       These houses are cheaper than
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD FIESTA SE Hatch..................................................... $15,995
                 basement, $1000/month, 706-            most mobile homes. Call Peoples
                 968-9290.                              Choice House Movers.

                 3BR/1BA House, Clarkesville                                                                                                                                                  2011 FORD FIESTA SES Hatch................................................. $16,995
                 area, utility room, kitchen, den,       630            MOBILE HOMES - SALE
                 deck, new C/H/A. 706-754-4559.                                                                                                                                               2010 MERCURY
                 3BR/1BA,        $650/month
                 $165/week, $500 deposit, C/H/A,
                                                 or     3BR/2BA Doublewide, fireplace,                                                                                                        GRAND MARQUIS LS..................... (2 to Choose). .......... $16,995
                                                        1acre, on cul-de-sac, Clarkes-
                 stove/refrigerator, Cornelia, 706-
                 776-2067.
                                                        ville, Reduced, $60,000. 706-                                                                                                         2011 FORD
                                                                                                                                                                                              CROWN VICTORIA LX. .................. (3 to Choose). .......... $18,995
                                                        760-6932.
                 3BR/1BA, newly remodeled, 180          96 Sweetwater 24x44, 3 bed-
                 Walnut Street, $700/month, 1-
                 year lease, 1 month deposit. 706-
                                                        rooms, 2 baths, in good cond.                                                                                                         2011 MERCURY
                                                                                                                                                                                              GRAND MARQUIS LS.................................................................. $18,995
                                                        Must be moved. $12,000. Call
                 969-9399.                              Vivian @ Vivian’s Homes, 706-
                                                        778-1688 or toll free 1-866-366-
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD FUSION SEL Fwd, 4-Cyl....................................... $18,995
                 3BR/2BA House easy access to
                 Hwy 365, near Lee Arrendale            5511.
                 Prison. Newly renovated. HEMC
                 electric. Deposit $500, rent $725
                 month. 706-768-4936.
                                                        Alto, 3BR/2BA Doublewides, 1-
                                                        2acres each, from $49,900-                                                                                                            2011 FORD MUSTANG CONV. V6 ..................................... $21,995
                                                        $62,500. Owner financing. 706-
                 4BR/2.5BA, CHA, near Haber-            499-1421.                                                                                                                             2011 FORD MUSTANG V6,Coupe .............................................. $21,995
                 sham Central. $925/month. 678-
                 925-6385.
                                                        Alto, nice 5BR/2BA Doublewide,
                                                        1-level acre, financing available,                                                                                                    2011 FORD FUSION SPORT Fwd ........................................ $22,995
                                                        $76,900. 706-499-1421.
                 Chalet 3/2.5, beautiful view,
                 washer/dryer, AC, hardwood             Tax Time around the corner.
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD TAURUS SEL Fwd ............................................... $23,995
                 floors, ceramic & carpet, ceiling
                 fans, new bathroom & kitchen.
                                                        Pre-qualify now
                                                        for a new home                                                                                                                        2011 FORD TAURUS LIMITED Fwd .................................. $24,995
                 Must see. $750/month and secur-
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD MUSTANG GT Coupe ......................................... $25,995
                                                        3 Bedroom doublewides
                 ity. Cell 706-768-4213 or 706-         starting at $39,999
                 768-6323.                              Delivery and A/C included
                 Downtown Clarkesville                  Comfort Homes
                                                        706-549-8860
                                                                                                                                                                                              2009 LINCOLN MKS Fwd ............................................................. $25,995
                 New 3BR/2BA, hardwood floors,
                 granite countertops, $1,000/mo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TRADE-INS
                 www.stephenspropertiesllc.com


                                                           www.jackieapigo.com
                 770- 540-3350.
                 Immaculate 3BR/2BA 2-car ga-
                 rage, fenced yard, 1/2 acre, Mt.
                 Airy. $800/mo + Deposit. 619-
                 244-1933.
                                                                                                                                                                                              2009 LIFAN 250 CC ...........................................................................$3,995
                 Martin: 3 BR, 2 BA. Living room,                                                                                                                                             2004 VOLKSWAGEN
                 dining room, eat-in-kitchen, laun-
                 dry, sunroom, air conditioning.                                                                                                                                              NEW BEETLE CONV. GLS.............................................................$9,995
                                                                                                                                                                                              2008 SMART PASSION . ................................................................$9,995
                 Handicap     accessible.    $850/
                 month, one months deposit. Ref-
                 erences. Available 2/1/12. 404-
                 218-0112.                                                                                                                                                                    2004 VOLKSWAGEN
                 One bedroom or two bedroom
                 house near downtown Cornelia.
                                                                                                                                                                                              NEW BEETLE CONV. GLS Turbo ............................................. $10,995
                 Call 706-499-2373 before 9p.m.                          MLS #96028
                                                           Owner says $50,000 takes all!                                          MLS #96264 $114,500                                         2006 FORD FREESTYLE SE Fwd.......................................... $10,995
                 Two bed One bath in Demorest
                 with covered parking and outside
                 storage building. $475 per month
                                                                                                                                                                                              2003 FORD SPORT TRAC XLT 4X4 . ........................... $12,995
                                                                                                                                                                                              2003 FORD F-150 S/C LARIAT 4X4 . .......................... $12,995
                                                                                                                                                                                269257-G




                 plus deposit, 706-499-6080.
                                                                                                            Some Restrictions Apply. Call For Details.
                                                                                                                                                                                              2008 HONDA ACCORD EX-L 4-Cyl. ..................................... $12,995
                 Very nice, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
                 House in Baldwin, $430/month,                                                                    Jackie Apigo Associate Broker, CRS, GRI
                 $430 security deposit, utilities not                                                              706-776-1900x25 • 706-499-4634
                 included. Landlord references.
                 Signed lease. 706-778-9587.
                                                                                                                                                                                              2006 FORD EXPLORER E.B. 4X4 ................................. $14,995
                                                                                              Ruth 706-499-4702                               Bill 706-499-4720                               2011 FORD FUSION SE 4-Cyl................................................... $18,995
                  520        MOBILE HOMES/RENT                                                   Camp ruth@ruthcamp.com                       Camp bill@billcamp.net
                                                                                                  www.ruthcamp.com                              www.billcamp.net                              2007 FORD F-150 S/C LARIAT 4X2 . .......................... $18,995
                 2 Bedroom 1 Bath, Demorest
                 area, $110/week, $110 deposit.
                 706-754-9210.
                                                                                            706-754-5940 PO Box 519 •132 E.Waters Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523
                                                                                                                                                                                              2008 LINCOLN MKX LIMITED Fwd ................................... $22,995
                 2004 14x70 2BR 2BA private lot,                                                                                                                                              2010 LINCOLN MKX Fwd ............................................................. $29,995
                 fenced in, C/H/A, $450 month.
                 Deposit, reference.  706-778-                                                                                                                                                2010 FORD EXPEDITION LIMITED Fwd ....................... $36,995
                 7972.



                                                                                                                                                                                                         PROGRAM
                 2BR-3BR’s available Pea Ridge
                 MH Park. Retired/Disabled dis-            SOQUE RIVER FRONT HOME!!                                         UNMATCHED MOUNTAIN VIEWS!!
                 count. 706-499-7862.                      Located on the northern part of the Soque River,                 This 3BR/3.5BA craftsmand home is situated on
                                                           3BR/3BA plus loft, bsment, wrap around rear                      2.5 acre lot. Totally enjoy the mountain scenery



                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRUCKS/CUV/SUV
                 2BR/1BA trailer, $125/week,               deck over looks river. Hdwd floor, fireplace, 2                    from the pool/rear deck. Hdwood floors, fplace,
                 $125 deposit. We furnish trash                                                                             formal din, gourmet kitchen, master on main.
                                                           lots w/long creek frontage. Sold as is. No disclo-               Nothing spared on this home near Lake Burton.
                 pickup and lawncare. 706-768-             sure. $372,000 (96831) Ruth 706-499-4702                         Furniture negotiable. (96898) Ruth 706-499-4702
                 3078.

                 2BR/1BA, First Week Free, total                                                                                                                                              2010 FORD ESCAPE XLS Fwd, 4-Cyl. .. (3 to Choose)...$17,995
                 electric, water, garbage pickup
                 and lawncare provided. 706-892-
                 7677.
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT Fwd......................................... $17,995
                 2BR/2BA central heat, central air,
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD RANGER S/C XLT 4X2 . ............................ $18,995
                 stove, fridge, all electric, very
                 clean, water furnished. First
                                                           INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!!
                                                           Conveniently located close to HWY 365. This
                                                                                                                            BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME!
                                                                                                                            On 9.34 secluded, wooded acres, open floor                         2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT Fwd.. ........... (3 to Choose)....$19,995
                                                                                                                                                                                              2010 MERCURY MARINER Base Awd .................................. $20,995
                 month rent free with up front de-         3BR,2BA mobile home sits on a nice 2 acre                        plan features 4BR/2.5BA, a great room with
                 posit. 706-499-5388.                      lot, has potential. Needs TLS, with some fix                      fireplace which opens to the kitchen, wood
                                                                                                                MP268488w




                                                           up could be very livable. Sold in “AS Is Where                   floors throughout, master on main, loft area,
                 2BR/2BA, completely furnished,            IS Condition”. Bank owned #BAT3 $27,000
                                                           (96787) Ruth 706-499-4702
                                                                                                                            terrific decking to enjoy outdoor privacy!
                                                                                                                            $389,900 (96106) Ruth 706-499-4702
                                                                                                                                                                                              2010 FORD EDGE SEL Fwd........................................................ $21,995
                 Hazel Creek Road, $450/month.
                 706-768-1312.                                                                                                                                                                2011 FORD E-350 XLT 12 Passenger ........................................ $21,995
                 3BR/2BA, $140/week; 2BR/1BA,
                 $115/week. Call 706-968-6245.
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4wd, 4-Cyl....................................... $21,995
                 3BR/2BA, private lot, all electric,
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED Fwd ................................... $22,995
                 706-776-6291, 706-968-2692 or
                 770-963-0309.                                                                                                                                                                2011 FORD FLEX SEL Fwd......................................................... $23,995
                 “First Week Free Rent” $300 de-
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 MAZDA CX-9 SPORT Fwd ............................................ $24,995
                 posit required, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms
                 on 1/2 acre lots. 706-839-5684                                                                                                                                               2009 FORD FLEX SEL Awd ........................................................ $24,995
                 or 706-968-1022.
                                                                                                                                                                                              2010 FORD EXPLORER E.B. 4X4 ................................. $24,995
                  530        STORAGE FOR RENT                                                                                                                                                 2010 FORD EDGE SPORT Fwd............................................... $25,995
                 Warehouse for rent, 18,000 sq.ft.
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD E-350 XLT 15-Passenger ........................................ $25,995
                 w/ample docks, quick access to
                 Hwy. 365. 706-776-6000.                                                                                                                                                      2011 FORD EDGE SEL Fwd........................................................ $25,995
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD F-150
                  605        ACRE/LOTS FOR SALE                                                                                                                                               CREW XLT V6, 4x2 ............................................... (2 to Choose)....$25,995
                 Franklin County: 2.99 Acres for                                                                                                                                              2010 LINCOLN MKT Fwd.............................................................. $28,995
                 $18,000. Corner of Williams
                 Bridge Rd., (paved) and Lake-
                 view Rd., (dirt). With lake front-
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD FLEX LIMITED Fwd. ...... (5 to Choose)....$28,995

                                                                 yCHECK OUT
                 age. 706-206-7609.
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 JEEP WRANGLER
                 Franklin County: 7.71 Acres with                                                                                                                                             UNLIMITED SAHARA 4X4 . .................................................... $29,995
                 300 ft. well and septic. In Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD EXPEDITION
                                                                    The
                 stricted Mini-Farm Community
                 (No Chickens). In Deer Meadows
                 off Hwy. 198. $45,000. 706-206-
                 7609.
                                                                                                                                                                                              EL XLT 4X2 ...........................................................(2 to Choose)....$29,995
                                                                                                                                                                                              2011 FORD EDGE LIMITED Fwd ....... (4 to Choose)...$29,995
                  615 CONDOS FOR SALE                        Northeast Georgian                                                                                                               2011 FORD EXPLORER XLT Fwd ........................................ $31,995
                                                                                                                                                                                              2008 FORD F-250 CREW LARIAT 4X4 .................... $33,995

                                                                CLASSIFIED
                 Luxury living for young or retired
                 professional seeking luxury living
                 experience. Quick easy access to                                                                                                                                             2010 LINCOLN MKX Awd ............................................................. $35,995
                 shopping, churches, schools,                                                                                                                                                Plus tax and title.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Your Hometown Dealer since 1991
                                                                  SECTION.
                 Hwy. 365. 3BR/2.5BA. Extensive
                 closet space, attached garage.
                 Elegant touches. Inviting Master
                 BR complete w/oversized walk-in
                 closet.    Reduced      to    only                                                                                                                                                                Hours: Sales M-F 8:30 - 6:00, Sat. 9-5
                 $119,000. 706-778-4335.
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