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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
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-
“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
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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2A The Northeast Georgian Friday, January 27, 2012
From Page 1A
From Page 1A
other charges pending, ac-
cording to the Habersham
stress disorder stemming
from his being sexually
abused as a minor.
County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce Re-
A Georgia Bureau of
Brock told Caudell he
had received mental health
treatment previously at
Feb. 28 for
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
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
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
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pated delay. Preparations were previously scheduled to start Jan. 9, but came to a halt following
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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“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
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to tell others about this,” Since leukemia isn’t a they genuinely care and for the best.”
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Turk said. “Every single hereditary disease, physi- when something like this FES is hoping to raise
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Friday, January 27, 2012 The Northeast Georgian 3A
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,
not recognized by the state
for planning purposes.
of a community. Other
boards have learned those
shape, but there would be
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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!
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
“When most people natal intensive care unit, prevent deliveries before Mon., T 30-8
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
on the move
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
$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
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-
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.”
Maybe to their waist-
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-
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
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
Nowhere has this been
We’d like to know My ﬁ rst home is rural
Northeast Georgia. From
more I’ve come
to appreciate the
clearer than these recent
months in Georgia, where
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The Northeast Georgian is published with pride that as a practical matter few Republican and punished on the stool.
their opinions were not lawyers who suf- enemies. Make Things change. With
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-
We believe that strong newspapers build strong com- lawyers started to change the day. Matthew world, Republican lican lawyers have seen
munities – “Newspapers get things done!” some as Republican (Matt) Patton, Os- lawyers either did their plight dramatically
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
profitable community-oriented newspapers.
This mission will be accomplished through the team-
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
Tom Wood, Chairman dominated by Democratic tive lawyers. Yet, with to the Republican Party, policy makers.
Dink NeSmith, President lawyers. Indeed, a power- Democratic Speaker Tom the entire political and
ful few Democratic lawyers Murphy and an unbroken legal worlds were shocked See EVAN, Page 5A
F-NEG A.indd 4 1/26/12 4:26:22 PM
Friday, January 27, 2012 The Northeast Georgian 5A
General Assembly addressing budget, education issues
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
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?
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-
That is going to be my jumping off
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
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
Ms. Lewis and Mr.
against Georgia’s legal
maps in 2011. They were
no match. Georgia lawyers
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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
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
2011. This time the Geor-
they tried (absent a felony
or some egregious action).
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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.
history. That fact does
not include the roles that
important area of federal
law as few lawyers have.
to help them draw the new
maps in a way that was
Republican lawyer is not
mentioned for their role in
(After hours appointments available)
Republican lawyers play in This dominance has had legal and made sense. They shaping Georgia’s future.
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two Republican United the political landscape in the maps, and President to stop and take note of
States Senators and seven Georgia. Barack Obama’s Depart- Located on the Clarkesville Square in the Kollock Building
Republican Congressmen. Back in 2001, Ms. Lewis ment of Justice put Georgia
While still relegated by and Mr. Strickland, work- through the wringer. But
the State Bar of Georgia to ing with then Minority in the end, Ms. Lewis and
outsider status, Republi- Leader (now Congress- Mr. Strickland successful-
can lawyers have become man) Lynn Westmoreland ly defended the maps and
important voices in the and then GOP Chairman even President Obama’s
governance of Georgia. Re- Ralph Reed, challenged Department of Justice ulti-
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6A The Northeast Georgian Friday, January 27, 2012
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.
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),
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
• 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
consistent with the ex-
legislation, including GI
Bill improvements, defeat-
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
to be part of this formidable
MOAA’s current legisla-
• Upgraded retirement
and health coverage for mo-
elimination of compensa-
tion penalties for severely
103 Midway Drive, Ste. C
force for positive change,” tive and beneﬁt priorities bilized Guard and Reserve disabled retirees and mili- P.O. Box 550
said Arminda Thorne, include: members and their fami- tary widows.
Northeast Georgian MOAA • Protecting military lies, consistent with in- For more information Cornelia, Georgia 30531
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is offering a great program unreasonable fee increas- upon them; org.
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cluding incentives for our • Sustaining military port for wounded warriors about the local NEGMOAA
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8A The Northeast Georgian Friday, January 27, 2012
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.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitﬁeld Funeral
Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
January 27, 2012
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, 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,
F-NEG A.indd 8 1/26/12 4:24:19 PM
Calendar lists community events.
The Northeast Georgian, Friday, January 27, 2012 9A
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. email@example.com.
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
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-
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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.
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.”
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,”
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-
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.
“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
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
will teach a series of classes on “The Jesus Prayer,” 6 p.m. Wednesdays event,” said Natalie Craw- Hometown program] and
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-
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
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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10A The Northeast Georgian Friday, January 27, 2012
Jesus calls us to be peacemakers – leaven for peace
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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
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111 Southern Bank Drive, Clarkesville Ofce: 877-910-9789 Fax: 706-778-1357
706-754-0001 Cell: 706-499-8692
2 1/2 mi. S. of Cornelia email@example.com 706-778-8668 • 706-776-7079 24 Hour Obituary News Line
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Friday, January 27, 2012 The Northeast Georgian 11A
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com; or Ann com or call 770-219-8888.
Does your “perfect match” love reading mystery novels, westerns
Whetzel, 706-754-1941 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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-
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.
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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
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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Coming Next Week:
Remembering Sammy Cunningham and Ralph Cash
The Northeast Georgian, Friday, January 27, 2012
Shorts HC teams fall to Clarke Central,
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
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
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
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-
The 2012 Georgia SportFish-
ing Regulations are now available
Raider soccer, golf teams aim
Georgia Department of Natural
Resources, Wildlife Resources
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
The Piedmont College women’s
basketball team put an end to a
three-game losing streak with a 63-
44 road win Wednesday night over
By MARK TURNER
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
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,
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
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-
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
The Habersham Central co-ed competition cheer team was honored recently during a team banquet. Receiving awards for
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
Habersham’s History in
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
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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
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.
Streak From Page 1B
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
Shorts From Page 1B
“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-
The “WSFR 75 - It’s Your ational programs in each state
F-NEG B.indd 3 1/26/12 1:59:01 PM
4B The Northeast Georgian Friday, January 27, 2012
By RICK MINTER / Universal Uclick
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
No. 54 Toyota in
The two will Kurt Busch (left) and Kyle Busch
share driving (NASCAR photo)
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.
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
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
driver and sponsor were not mentioned in the
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
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,
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
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
Your One Stop
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
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
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
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
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
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
“When I checked into the hotel
97 ries for 2012 Hall of
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
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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was found guilty of
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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
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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
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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.
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
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:
$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-
email@example.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
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-
401 K and personal time benefits, dren, parents and other staff Licensed Practical Nurses
members along with good public
LaHayne Construction as well as access to a 9,000 sq. PT and PRN opportunities
ft. workout facility/gymnasium. relations practices and principles
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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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.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
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
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-
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-
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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-
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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-
Disc CD, Sun Roof. $3,850. 706-
townhomes in Demorest. Call for
details & directions. 706-778-
515 HOUSES FOR RENT
religious grounds in its employ- 3533.
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
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.
Cornelia, $650/month, $650/se-
Part-time Food Service Supervi- 80% FOR GOLD/SILVER
90% FOR COINS/BULLION
*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.
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
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-
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-
For photos go to includes 1000 rounds ammo and
415 TRUCKS/VANS FOR SALE
14th. Income restrictions apply.
ment. Main Street, Cornelia.
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 email@example.com or 330 engine, 10-speed, new 20 screen porch, convenient to Retail stores, Warehouse/Manu- Cornelia, GA 30577
C. Morris GAL#3498
call 706-201-0119. Dealers wel-
come, all offers considered.
yard bed, 213,000 miles, $3,500.
shopping. $675/month. 706-776-
from Call (706) 778-4215
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8B The Northeast Georgian Friday, January 27, 2012
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
3BR/2BA near Clarkesville with
*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
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
$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-
ville, Reduced, $60,000. 706- 2011 FORD
CROWN VICTORIA LX. .................. (3 to Choose). .......... $18,995
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
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-
Alto, nice 5BR/2BA Doublewide,
1-level acre, financing available, 2011 FORD FUSION SPORT Fwd ........................................ $22,995
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.
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
2009 LINCOLN MKS Fwd ............................................................. $25,995
New 3BR/2BA, hardwood floors,
granite countertops, $1,000/mo.
Immaculate 3BR/2BA 2-car ga-
rage, fenced yard, 1/2 acre, Mt.
Airy. $800/mo + Deposit. 619-
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Camp email@example.com
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.
706-754-5940 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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
2011 JEEP WRANGLER
Franklin County: 7.71 Acres with UNLIMITED SAHARA 4X4 . .................................................... $29,995
300 ft. well and septic. In Re-
2011 FORD EXPEDITION
stricted Mini-Farm Community
(No Chickens). In Deer Meadows
off Hwy. 198. $45,000. 706-206-
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
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
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
Parts/Service M-F 8-5:30
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