1 SPORTS Varsity boys bound for State Tourney Page 1B iving in umpkin Community Calendar u Pages 10-13A The Gold of the News Volume 124, No. 42 Dahlonega, Ga February 19, 2014 thedahloneganugget.com 1.00 Earthquake felt here in Dahlonega SNOW IMPACTS SCHOOL SCHEDULES HELP FOR THE HOMELESS Earthquakes occur several times per year in the region but often go unnoticed By John Bynum The Nugget A 4.1-magnitude earthquake was felt in Dahlonega last Saturday at about 10:20 p.m., as locals were shaken by seismic waves that originated just outside of Edgefield, S.C. Although no damage was reported in the area, callers began alerting the Lumpkin County Sheriff s Office after the quake, according to spokesperson Lt. Wesley Burnett. Some didn t know what had occurred, but people reported feeling the effects of the quake, including shaking houses, Burnett added. Earthquakes of this magnitude usually occur at a shallow depth of five to 10 miles below the surface, said Dr. Brad Herbert, a professor at the University of North Georgia s Dahlonega campus. Herbert has taught UNG s geology survey class since He said he was in Rome, Ga., on Saturday and received a call from his wife who warned him to wait and see if he felt the earthquake. You would expect 20 or 30 seconds to pass, Herbert said, referring to the time it takes the seismic waves to dissipate. He added that he never felt this quake. Often people feel earthquakes thanks to their relationship to the bedrock, Herbert said, with exposed rock common near the surface, as opposed to those in valleys where sediment insulates the rock. In addition, people often feel the shaking of buildings on higher floors, he said, while those on the ground floor feel less activity. See Earthquake Page 3A Spring break shortened? The need for make up school days because of snow and ice could cause Lumpkin County to take away one day of spring break By Sharon Hall and John Bynum The Nugget The unusual amount of snow and ice that has affected North Georgia this winter is now wrecking havoc on public school schedules, as well as the university semester. Lumpkin County students spent Monday and Tuesday, Feb , in class instead of at home for what was scheduled to be a brief holiday. Of course, they already had four days at home from school due to winter weather last week, Feb Plus, students will have to make up two more days later this year, said Superintendent of Schools Dewey Moye. In addition to the days earlier this week, students Photos by John Bynum/The Nugget can expect to lose one day of spring break (March 28) and Good Friday, April 18, to make up for the lost snow days. There is a possibility, however, that the State School Board could forgive Online Check our website: thedahloneganugget.com to see if Lumpkin s snow days will be forgiven by the state Top: Walker Scott, age 7, takes off from a snow ramp during the recent winter weather days in Lumpkin County. Left: UNG students look for the perfect sledding spot on campus. those lost days, Moye said. We re waiting to see what they say after their meeting on Thursday, he said. The spring semester at the University of North Georgia See Snow Page 7A Local group charged to help homeless, meets to plan a shelter for Lumpkin By Sharon Hall The Nugget It may have been the extremely cold weather. Or, it could have been a chance encounter. But for Jimmy Faulkner and about 20 other local people, the origin of inspiration for thinking about Lumpkin County s homeless is certain. It s something the Lord laid on my heart some time ago, Faulkner said. Then a number of men in the weekly Cooper Green Prayer Group about 10 of us came together and said we need to do something about homelessness. In late December, Faulkner organized a meeting to plan how to meet the needs of homeless families in the community. While homelessness is not often seen in Lumpkin County, it does exist. The school system has identified 125 children who are considered homeless not living in their own homes. Some of the children are said to live with relatives or friends of their parents, some in motels, some in automobiles, some camped out in the national forest or elsewhere, said Lumpkin County schools social worker Joni McElwaney. You can t find them during the day. It s like hunting deer, said Nubbin Garner, one of the 21 people that attended the January meeting. Some of the homeless, Faulkner said, park their cars in different lots overnight, especially where there is access to public restrooms. Many are single mothers, NOA (No One Alone) board member Margie Greer said. Over Christmas, NOA had 37 women with children in motels. NOA is Lumpkin County s shelter program for victims of domestic See Shelter Page 6A County water project could reduce need for city water By Sharon Hall The Nugget Lumpkin County Water and Sewerage Authority has a plan in place to reduce its dependency on purchasing water from the City of Dahlonega. However, it needs an additional 90,000 from the Board of Commissioners to proceed with its plan. The plan the authority is hoping to put in place will bring a production well online and calls for the construction of a 500,000 gallon water tank to supply water to the county s Highway 400 wa- DETAILS u 500,000 gallon water tank u 1.3 million, but would not cost the county taxpayers u 40,000 in possible annual cost savings ter system. The county approved 210,000 for the well project in The funds came from the 2008 SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax), part of the 4 million originally allocated to the authority. The need for the additional 90,000 for the production well is twofold, said Sean Phipps, executive director of Lumpkin County Water and Sewerage. The initial request... was too low, he said. I went for the low end of the feasibility study. And the production well s design was changed to take full advantage of the sustainable yield of the well. The original feasibility study anticipated the well would produce a maximum of 70 gallons per minute. A 144-hour aquifer test completed in 2013, however, concluded the well could sustain 83 gallons per minute a 20- percent increase. As part of the 144-hour test, an analysis of the raw water also revealed See Water Page 6A UPCOMING ELECTIONS Qualifying begins Monday By Sharon Hall The Nugget Now is the time to decide if you are considering to run for a seat on the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners (BOC) or Board of Education (BOE). There will be three seats on the school board and two on the BOC up for election, ROTARY CLUB Online Subscribers get the same great content online in the E-edition. Log on using the username and password on your mailing label..com and the qualifying process begins Monday, March 3. The early qualifying date is due to the Georgia State Legislature s vote to move the primary election date from July to May 20 this year. Up for grabs come May 20 are the Chair of the Board of Education, currently held by Bobby Self; the BOE s District 2 seat held by Mike Pierce; and the District 3 seat currently occupied by Claude Gilstrap. On the BOC, the District 3 seat held by Clarence Stowers and the District 4 seat occupied by Clarence Grindle are both up for election. In addition, District Attorney Jeff Langley, 51st District Sen. Steve Gooch and 9th District Rep. Kevin Tanner are also up for reelection. Langley, Gooch See Election Page 3A DONATES FUNDS u Page 3A Subscribe today by calling weeks: 27 local, 37 out of county, 47 out of state. thedahloneganugget.com
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ARREST REPORTS January 26 Corey Henry, 21, Dahlonega, was arrested and charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI/alcohol/0.08 grams or more Samantha Croce, 20, Alpharetta, was arrested and charged with underage consumption Shane Seckinger, 19, Braselton, was arrested and charged with underage consumption Mark Wishum, 31, Montgomery, Ala., was arrested and charged with eight counts of financial transaction card fraud, burglary-no force entry-residence, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, and theft of services Jeffrey Daniels, 42, Dawsonville, was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended or revoked and speeding in excess of maximum limits January 27 Daphne Jones, 44, Gainesville, was arrested THE CRIMEBEAT Saturday, Feb. 1 A man claimed that after he went to meet his friends to celebrate his birthday, he returned to his residence to find that the door had been forced open and damaged. He said 404 in cash was stolen, along with an electronic cigarette. Four men stated that after they returned to their appartment with an acquaintance they met at a bar, he began to get out of hand and they asked him to leave. After the acquaintance exited, one of the men opened the door and heard a hissing sound from the rear driver-side tire on one of their vehicles that appeared to be punctured. A front tire on another vehicle was also observed to be flat. A woman reported that while her son was outside looking for his camera charger in her vehicle, he was bitten by a cat. She said the cat is a community cat that hangs around the area and is black and approximately 3-4 years old. Monday, Feb. 3 A woman stated that after she attempted to file her income taxes, she was told that someone had already filed using her social security number. She said a suspect stole her social security number approximately a year and a half ago and that is the only person she knows who has her number. Leslie Toombs Office Manager and charged with theft by shoplifting Jeramy Milligan, 36, was arrested and charged with a probation violation January 28 William Rabb, 20, Dahlonega, was arrested and charged with theft by deception January 29 Paul Couch, 46, Dahlonega, was arrested and charged with possession of firearms by convicted felons and hunting without license Dennis Brown, 48, Dahlonega, was arrested and charged with open alcoholic beverage container in passenger area of motor vehicle, following too closely and DUI/alcohol/0.08 grams or more January 30 Robert Lemon, 36, Dawsonville, was arrested and charged with simple assault and criminal trespass Tom Tucker Sales Manager Chad Parham Sales Associate NEWS It doesn t matter if you saved money in 15 minutes. It doesn t matter if your neighbor has the same insurance you do. What matters right now is that you get to enjoy this moment feeling completely at ease because your independent insurance agent and the company that stands behind them have you covered. January 31 Patrick Howington, 44, West Minister, S.C., was arrested and charged with possession of firearm or knife during certain crimes, possession of marijuana, sales of marijuana and prostitution Jeffrey Mullins, 26, Dahlonega, was arrested and charged with distribution without order form, fictitious registration, fraudulently obtaining controlled substance, false report Erin Czerwiak, 19, Dahlonega, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault Danielle Sexton, 19, Dawsonville, was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting, false statements and writings and concealment of facts February 1 Bo Buffington, 25, Dahlonega, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass A woman reported that she was continuously receiving harassing and threatening text messages from her son s grandmother. After being contacted by police, the suspect agreed to stop texting the woman. A man claimed that someone stole several items from his rental cabin. Stolen items included a flat-screen TV and DVD player valued at 500, hardwood coffee table valued at 200, and a bear and fish statue valued at 150. A woman stated that when she arrived home with her daughter she noticed that several items were in the floor that should not have been. The daughter reported that her Samsung Galaxy 3 Tablet had been stolen, along with approximately 150 in cash that was in a purse which had been hanging on the wall. Tuesday, Feb. 4 A man reported that while he was driving south on Auraria Road, an older model pickup truck attempted to pass him. When the truck was beside his vehicle, a car approached in the opposite lane and the man slowed down to let the truck pass him. 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Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. in the second floor boardroom at the Administration Building. This is a revised date from the regular third Tuesday meeting. Meetings are open to the public. Please enter and exit the building through the rear door. Lumpkin County professionals want to help you with answers to YOUR questions Q: What is Georgia Farm Bureau? A: Georgia Farm Bureau is Georgia s largest and strongest voluntary agricultural organization with more than 300,000 member families. We are local supporters of Georgia s largest and most important economic sector Agriculture. It is an independent, non-governmental organization. The membership is mainly composed of people who want Georgia to be agriculturally successful, progressive and prosperous and farm families in rural communities. Georgia Farm Bureau includes a strong grassroots network of 158 independent county Farm Bureau organizations. The primary, ongoing goal of Farm Bureau is to be a united voice for Georgia agriculture in the legislative arena. Members of a county Farm Bureau support local Georgia farmers and get YOUR LOCAL FARM BUREAU: We re from YOUR Street, not Wall Street Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company Q: I m divorced and have custody of my kids. Do I have to tell my ex-spouse if I move? A. Under Georgia law, the custodial parent must notify the non-custodial parent in writing of any change of residence at least thirty days before the date of the move. Your professional business could be here and helping folks with important questions before they buy somewhere else. Call today! staff Sharon Hall Staff Writer Correction In the Feb. 12 edition of The Nugget, incorrect information was included in the arrest report regarding Marshall Rice, 60, of Dahlonega, Ga. cp21214b Crown Mtn. Pl. 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3 LUMPKIN COUNTY Watershed protection plan committee to be appointed by BOC By Sharon Hall The Nugget Lumpkin County Board of Commission Chair Chris Dockery appointed Commissioner Doug Sherrill to head up a nine member committee to formulate a process for developing a watershed protection plan. We anticipate passage of SB299 and we want to be proactive, Dockery said. This will be a strategic planning committee, Sherrill said. It will not prepare the plan, but establish the criteria for the planning process and how the planning process should proceed. The group will represent Sunrise Rotary donates funds to Lumpkin County Library the major stakeholders from the community, both Sherrill and Dockery agreed. We want people who can look at this objectively and bring some thoughts to the table, but not someone who is stuck on one particular agenda. It will represent landowners, environmental groups, the county NEWS We want people who can look at this objectively and bring some thoughts to the table... County Commission Chair Chris Dockery and the city those with a vested interest, Dockery said. This is a tough issue, trying to balance property rights with protecting the waters of the state. This will demonstrate our willingness to the EPD to establish a plan, Sherrill added. The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014, Page 3A UPCOMING EVENT Chamber annual awards banquet rescheduled again FEB 27 After another wave of winter weather caused the second delay for the Dahlonega- Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, the event is now scheduled for Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at the University of North Georgia Banquet Hall. The Chamber looks forward to reviewing 2013 and having the opportunity to honor the 2013 Chair of the Board of Directors, Roger Yonts, and many other volunteers that contributed to the success of the Chamber and community, as well as install the 2014 Chamber Board of Directors. Chamber members who already purchased tickets should simply present them at the banquet. Tickets may be purchased by calling Seating is limited. Dahlonega Sunrise Rotary recently donated 500 to the Lumpkin County Library, part of the proceeds from last year s tribute to the Anthony Family. Library Board member Elsa Ann Gaines (left) and Lumpkin County Branch Manager Tracey Thomaswick accept the check from Rotary President Gerald Lord. Election qualifying begins March 3 Continued from Front Page and Tanner will file their papers to qualify with the state in Atlanta. Those running for local office, whether running for a nonpartisan seat on the school board or as an independent, Republican or Democrat for a seat on the county commission, will file at the local Elections and Voter Registration Office, 56 Short Street, in what was the old Health Department building. Normally, those running as a Democrat or Republican qualifies with their party, which then provides a volunteer at the elections office to file the paperwork. That will hold true for Republicans this year, but Democratic candidates will need to qualify directly with the office of elections. Ken Akins, Chair of the Lumpkin County Democratic Party, said there was no sense having someone there when we don t have any candidates. FOR MORE INFORMATION u Contact the Elections and Voter Registration Office, or lumpkincounty.gov. Photo submitted to The Nugget The last Democrat we had to run was Frank Gilkeson, about four or five years ago. Qualifying begins Monday, March 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and continues from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday hours for qualifying are 8 a.m. until noon. Those running for Board of Education and Board of Commissioners serve four-year terms. Although the seats for both bodies each have a district, elections are at-large. Those running for Board of Education seats must be 21 years old and have lived in the county one year prior to election. Candidates cannot be on the national or state sex offender registry and cannot be employed by or serve at any private school, state board or department of education. Candidates may not have immediate family members on the local board or serving as administrative staff in the school system. County Commission candidates must be 21 years old and have lived in the county one year prior to election. Additionally, they must maintain residency in the district they serve during their four-year term. The fee to qualify for BOE District 2 is 58.50; for the chairman s seat and District 3, the fee is Both District 3 and 4 on the BOC have qualifying fees of 288 each. For more information, contact the Elections and Voter Registration Office, or rw21214b rw21914b Dahlonega Woman s Club INC. is hosting the VELMA BEACH Annual SPAGHETTI SUPPER Thursday, March 13, :30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Park & Rec on Riley Road Tickets available at the door Adults 10 Children under 4 are free with adult purchase Take-out Available Earthquake registers 4.1, reaches Dahlonega Continued from Front Page Herbert remembers the 5.1-magnitude earthquake that was felt in Dahlonega in That earthquake, which was 10 times as strong as last Saturday s 4.1-magnitude quake, Herbert said, had its epicenter near Fort Payne, Ala. It is more common for earthquakes in this area to go unnoticed, he said, with 1.8 to 2.4-magnitude quakes occurring 3-4 times per year. These often happen near Milledgeville or Dalton, Ga., or near Anderson, S.C., Herbert said. Dahlonega is not near any large fault lines, according to Herbert, with the largest nearby line located around the Alabama/Georgia state line. According to the U.S Geological Survey website, last Saturday s earthquake was followed by a magnitude 3.2 aftershock the following day at 3:23 p.m., which was also centered around Edgefield, S.C. rw21214b YEARS IN A ROW! VOTED BEST HEATING & AIR SERVICE! 25 * off next service call Financing Available 0% for 36 Months OPEN ALL DAY ON SATURDAY lt21914b YourName NOW OFFERING cp21914b
4 Page 4A, The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014 VIEWS Opinions What do you think? We want to hear your thoughts. letters to the editor to dahloneganugget. com and join the conversation on The Nugget s Opinions section. OUR VIEW SB299 is best option so far to address stream buffers When it comes to solving issues in Georgia, one size does not fit all especially when dealing with watershed protection. Senate Bill 299 reflects exactly that. It was not designed to be the ultimate answer, but it certainly offers the an opportunity to work toward an answer. The bill would encourage counties to find a solution that works for the local community and satisfies the Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The only protections currently in place in Lumpkin and serveral other North Georgia counties are EPD s mandatory 50-foot vegetative buffer on trout streams and 25-foot buffer on warm water streams. And these are likely to be the only protections without the passage of SB299. No sitting commissioner or anyone hoping to be elected would be likely to adopt EPD s current mandate which effectively requires a 300-foot buffer on all streams seven miles upstream of a public drinking source. It would be political suicide. But doing nothing isn t an option either. We all live downstream from someone, and should do what we can to protect such a vital component for our community. A solution of some kind is needed, and a locally-drafted plan with EPD approval, as proposed in SB299, seems to be a workable solution for a difficult situation. SB299 begins the process of finding solutions that work for our local topography, landowners and EPD. THE NUGGET STAFF Interim Publisher Alan NeSmith: News John Bynum: Sharon Hall: Sports Greg Finan: Entertainment/Community Margo Booth: Advertising Tom Tucker: Chad Parham: Robin Willis: Billing Questions Leslie Toombs: The Gold of the News - Serving Lumpkin County for more than 115 Years P.O. 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The paper cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts or photographs. The publisher s liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. Periodical postage paid to Dahlonega, Ga. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Dahlonega Nugget, P.O. Box 36, Dahlonega, GA Member Georgia Press Association and National Newspaper Association Should we leave the meteorology to superstitions or rodents? Stepping outside this time of year is the fastest way to become completely confused. Whether we have snow or rain or beautiful springtime sunshine, it s becoming all part of the February experience here in Dahlonega. And even staying indoors doesn t mean you won t be immune from the effects of Mother Nature, as she proved willing to shake the very earth beneath us last week. The recent arctic blast that left our town shut down because of ice and snow has luckily taken its bad attitude and moved on. A curious old wives tale continues to come up in many conversations I have had with folks this week. If snow is on the ground for three days, I am told by enthusiastic believers in the superstition, it is merely waiting on more John Bynum News Editor snow to come and join it. Just so you know, if you needed an authoritative source for all things related to superstitions, I would be the last person to speak to. Typically, I find out about a superstition from people who grew up following them. But who am I to deprive these helpful people of what they consider to be scientific fact? This time of year, it seems especially important to be able to predict the weather. And many consider the ultimate source for discovering the future of weather patterns during the next month and a half to a small furry mammal. Yes, a lovable rodent knows the future and reveals it to us on Groundhog Day. For all the Yankee readers of The Dahlonega Nugget, your go-to groundhog seems to have nailed the prediction so far this spring. The famous Punxsutawney Phil, of Punxsutawney, Pa. cited six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2 after seeing his shadow. But in Georgia, our groundhog is a bit more of an optimist. General Lee of Lilburn has bravely although not accurately predicted an early spring. If superstitions can t tell us, and the groundhogs can t agree on the future, we ll have to just wait and see together. John Bynum is News Editor of The Dahlonega Nugget. He can be reached at or via at nugget.com A good bird dog has always been a prized possession A cold day with a slight wind greeted old friends recently when a couple of uplanders showed up to enjoy a day in the fields quail hunting. One appreciates favorable conditions when you are to match wits with the elusive Bob White. Nothing like a chill in the air to enhance the olfactory instincts of a seasoned bird dog. Wing shooting, on the basis of cursory research, seems to have gotten its start when Frenchman Marin le Bourgeoys invented the flintlock ignition system. His first customer? King Louis XIII. How bout that for wordof-mouth advertising? Firearms for hunting game would become more and more advanced, but before there was widespread use of firearms there were bird dogs. When a bird dog with a 10 guinea nose could find a collection of birds, he would freeze on a point, and the hunter would ease into position and throw a net over the birds. This would bring about a memorable supper. When there was perfection with breeding and firearms, it was ordained that the cooking of game would become enhanced. Wing shooting was not so much for sport as it was for dinner. As Baxley, Don Sheppard s 9-year-old Brittany darted indefatigably about the broom sage on a Screven County farm, I thought about the breeding of bird dogs and how wing shooting has gained proliferation over the Loran Smith Guest Columnist years. A good bird dog with a good nose has always been a prized possession. If you believe some people can tell a joke and some can t, it is without question that there are those who can train a bird dog and those who cannot. The best I have ever rubbed shoulders with is John Sale of Pine Mountain. John could literally talk to a bird dog. If you want a bird dog to perform with excellence, you begin by developing trust. John despised those who use shock collars to train bird dogs. You never punish a dog for making a mistake, John once said. Bird Dogs are sensitive, they can be taught. You don t push a button and zap him with a shot of electricity. That is like somebody walking up to you and slapping you in the face if they don t like the way you look. The English came up with the Setter, the French the Brittany. Dogs were trained to obey, working into the wind to better locate game birds whose bodies give off a scent which diffuses in the air. There is nothing more classic than to see a bird dog cavorting about until he catches a scent and freezes on a point. He is then coaxed to creep until the poised quail suddenly bursts into flight. At that point all have done their job. It is now up to the aim of the hunter. With Donald Sheppard, Austin Blackburn and Bradley Martin counseling with Baxley, there was unlimited opportunity to make your day, if your aim were proficient. You felt good walking the fields and terrain, knowing the best of exercise would lead to a good night s sleep. Being immersed in a rural, sporting environment is as good for the soul as it is for the spirits. Baxley led us to the single birds which had escaped the firing squad and nestled into the briars and bramble. Our hunting vests were bulging with quarry. It was a good morning to be followed by a cookout. Don Jamerson and Joyce were there with Candy Sheppard and Dennis Daley to lay out fish, hushpuppies, ice tea, cole slaw, and French fries, which were filling and fulfilling for hungry hunters. Chris Martin, Bradley s dad, and Eddie Lee joined the group to talk football over lunch. Before retreating homeward, Don Sheppard and Donald, with an able assist from Bradley and Lilla Burch, moved to an outbuilding and cleaned our birds, sending us on our way with a cooler of quail to be preserved for a spring cookout. Nothing like a quail hunt to enhance the good living opportunity that is there for Georgians who love the outdoors. Kevin Tanner State Representative Despite short week, important bills passed Monday, February 10, 2014, marked the 20th day and half-way point of the 2014 legislative session. With only 20 days left to pass laws this year, we quickly got to work, voting on legislation and reviewing bills in committee. Unfortunately, our week was cut short by snow and ice that came with Winter Storm Pax. Despite the inclement weather, we were able to conduct business on Monday and Tuesday of last week. I was pleased to see two of the bills I authored come to the House Floor for a vote on the 20th day of session. Several citizens from our district were visiting the Capitol and were in the gallery, when I presented the bills. I was honored to host these citizens at the Capitol, and I was pleased they were able to be there to see these bills pass out of the chamber. House Bill 741 was passed by the House with only one Representative voting against it. This bill will allow cities, counties and their citizens to have a voice in where sludge is placed in their communities. Sludge is the solid material that remains when waste water is treated. Under current law an individual or company can apply for a permit to land apply sludge and the State EPD Director would determine whether or not to grant the permit. House Bill 741 requires that the individual applying for the permit also be in compliance with local zoning and/or land use ordinances. It also requires that any hearing held to determine whether or not the permit should be granted be held within the city or county where the land is located. Under current law the hearing can be held in another county and the citizens that would be affected by the permit may not be aware of it. House Bill 741 will give local citizens a greater voice in this process. The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration. I am hopeful that it will quickly pass the Senate and then will be signed into law by the Governor. A second bill I authored, House Bill 719, also passed the House of Representatives on the 20th day. House Bill 719 passed the House unanimously. This legislation was necessary due to a Supreme Court decision in October of last year. The court ruled that part of the current law on how the distribution was being determined for Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) between counties and cities was unconstitutional. Under Georgia law each county and the city or cities within that county has to renegotiate how they will split the one penny sales tax known as LOST they collect every 10 years. This renegotiation occurs after the census is conducted each decade. If the county and city cannot come to an agreement through a voluntary negotiation process or through non-binding mediation, they then go to Baseball Arbitration. This requires that the county and the city present their case and their proposed split of the tax to a Superior Court Judge who would then determine which of the two options to accept. The county and the city would then be required to keep this distribution for the next 10 years. The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that this was an See Tanner, Page 9A
5 Stream buffer laws and regulations need some serious attention e Dear Editor: Buffer bluffers are back on the agenda, more particularly, Agenda 21, Chapters 11 and 18, regarding water quality and buffers. Some promoters of the Agenda have empirically asserted that stream buffers function as a filtering mechanism for the public good. Some even assert that valid scientific studies support their buffer zone management notions. Two studies come to mind. The first is a nine year site specific nonpoint source pollution study culminating with the 2002 USDA Agricultural Research Service report entitled: Riparian Ecosystem Management Model. The USDA study was undertaken because there was no scientific approach to determine the effectiveness of stream buffers. Sufficient and reliable data and relevant information were not available. The study became part of the USDA Best Management Practices where stream sides were actively managed by private property owners. The study showed that one size stream buffers would not fit all land conditions and that wildland corridor prescriptions were not the best practice. It was found that grass with younger trees along the stream banks were best at reducing nutrients and sediments. The second study done by the University of Georgia culminated with the 2005 report entitled: Georgia s Trout Stream Buffer Program Assessment Under the Georgia Erosion and Sediment Act and Georgia Water Quality Control Act. This second study noted that: the lack of reliable in- VIEWS Letters to the editor formation was so common and widespread as to affect the completion of the study s objective... The availability of reliable data and information are necessary to conduct an accurate policy analysis or program evaluation... The baseline water quality data necessary to measure the Program s impact on the amount of sediment in the rivers and streams is not available and as a result, there is no way to determine if the state s waters are improving. Arbitrarily taking private property or imposing capricious restrictions upon property use without reliable data and information is the epitome of tyranny and despotism. That same activity was outlawed in 1215 at Runnymede, where King John signed the Forest Charter and disbanded his riverkeepers. The dysfunctional stream buffer laws and regulations do need some serious attention. Send your letter to the editor by ing thedahloneganugget.com Teresa Stansel Cleveland Letters to the Editor policy Sharing concerns about privatizing foster care Dear Editor: SB 350 has just passed the Georgia Senate with a goal of privatizing foster care. It establishes private sector lead agencies for each Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Region. DFCS would contract with the lead agency for all foster care services. The lead agency would subcontract with other private providers in the region to provide all foster care services including case management. DFCS would be responsible for the contracts and be responsible for only child protective services intake. I have great concerns about government taking a child from a home they have known and allowing private contractors and subcontractors to make decisions about that child s future. We must not allow layers upon layers of contractual bureaucrats to drive even greater wedges into the lives of our local families. The Dahlonega Nugget welcomes letters to the editor. We ask that letters be signed and include the author s telephone number for verification purposes. The deadline to submit letters to the editor for the next publication is Friday at 5 p.m. Please be aware of the following guidelines: We ask that you submit no more than one letter every three weeks. Please limit the number of words to 500 or less. Letters must have a signature that can be verified. Anonymous letters will not be published. Spell out your name (no initials please). Do not submit form letters, letters addressed to third parties or items printed in another publication or on the Internet The editor has sole discretion in deciding whether to waive this policy in regard to specific letters. We reserve the right to edit, condense or refuse to publish any letters at our discretion. The goal should be reuniting families and, when that is impossible, placing the child in a loving home. We do not need to create situations where financial incentives encourage keeping children in foster homes. How is it that some distant business created to make money could do a better job of finding foster homes than locally supervised agencies? Foster care as a business is based on a Florida model for service delivery that continues to have serious problems after 12 years. That model has not proven to provide a better outcome for children than Georgia s in spite of all our recent reductions in funding. We do not need to have Georgia s child welfare budget used to pay salaries for layers of executives. SB 350 would allow a provider who is responsible for child placement to be responsible for case management services creating a clear conflict of interest. Even though providers may be ethical, there are competing interests when those who care for children are responsible for removing them from that care. Georgia communities definitely need more case workers so they can do a better job of local supervision. We do not need to pay for additional layers of bureaucracy that deprive local citizens of their rights. When government undertakes to do a job, it must not be allowed to escape accountability by contracting it out. 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6 Page 6A, The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014 LOCAL ISSUES Lumpkin County could reduce dependency on city water NEWS HELP FOR THE HOMELESS Shelter for county s homeless is in the planning stage for local group Continued from Front Page iron and manganese levels higher than previously recorded, requiring added filtration at additional cost. Cost of the tank is anticipated to be 1.3 million, but would not cost the county taxpayers. The authority worked throughout 2013 to find funding to make it possible to construct a tank that could work in tandem with the production well. The authority applied for a 300,000 grant from the Georgia Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and was told in December that the project was selected for the Governor s ARC Priority List for approval. In addition, GEFA (Georgia Environmental Finance Authority) agreed to loan the authority 750,000 at 1.4 percent interest for construction of the tank, along with 250,000 in principal forgiveness. That s 42 percent of the project in money we re not responsible for paying back, Phipps said. Phipps anticipates paying back the remaining 75,000 plus interest with savings gained by not having to purchase water from the city. Cost of water purchases for 2013 haven t been calculated yet, but in 2012, Phipps said the authority paid Dahlonega 112,288 for water. And he said, the cost goes up every year. Since 2011, the city has adjusted its water rates across all rate classes by 25 cents per 1,000 gallons, Phipps said. For the water authority, that resulted in a 7.9-percent cost increase in 2011, 7.3 percent in 2012 and 6.8 percent in By the time the next rate adjustment takes affect in October of this year, the rates will have increased by a total of 28.3 percent. The existing well has the capacity to produce 75 to 80 gallons per minute, he said. Over 24 hours, that is 108, ,200 gallons... more than the average daily purchase for the City of Dahlonega in However, Phipps said the well will not pump 24/7 and will not be able to keep up with what is needed during peak demand times, typically mornings when people are getting ready for work and evenings when they return home. Peak demands would continue to be met by purchase of city water. But with the development of the production well alone, I am hoping the authority will be able to reduce the amount of water it purchases from the city by about 50 percent, Phipps said. When you add back the cost for the authority to produce the water, I expect we could see an annual cost savings of 40,000. Cost of production would include the filtering of iron and manganese and chlorinating the water to maintain Georgia Environmental Protection Division standards. Phipps added that as the authority s customer base grows on the Highway 400 water system, the annual savings would also increase especially if the city continues to raise rates. The benefit of the addition of the storage tank is that it will allow the authority to fully utilize the production well s capacity in order to fill the tank when the system demand is low, Phipps said. During times of peak demand, the storage in the tank will meet the demands of the system. We re trying to make the authority a water supplier, not just a water purchaser. It will also add redundancy to the system, he pointed out. If something were to happen to the water in the reservoir, we have no other supply at this point, said BOC Chair Chris Dockery, after Phipps made his request to the commissioners. The county has an abundance of wells, but we have to have some place to store it. It s a catch 22 for me, being on the board, said Dahlonega Mayor Gary McCullough, who also sits as a voting member on the county s Water & Sewerage Authority. This would supposedly help keep water prices low for their customers, and of course, the city would like them to purchase more water from us. But this has been in the works for a long time, and it s not a done deal. The deal won t be complete until the authority is awarded the ARC grant, and the GEFA loan has been signed. The BOC also has to agree to the additional 90,000 request. The authority should know about the grant by August and the loan before June 30. The BOC most likely voted at its Feb. 25 meeting, after The Nugget was on the press, whether to supply the additional funds for the well. Continued from Front Page violence. The program can offer temporary shelter to battered women and their children, but for the most part, it does not have the resources to set families up in homes of their own. Before their first meeting, Faulkner and others did some research. They discovered White County has a shelter program underway, and they visited it to learn more. The shelter program, called Family Promise, is a faith-based program and is hosted by the First Baptist Church and a number of other churches in Cleveland. Family Promise is a 90-day program for families only. Families are referred by a school social worker. There is a lengthy application form, and prospects are drug screened and background checked. They must also be willing to sign a commitment to follow certain rules, Faulkner explained. Host congregations furnish clean, safe overnight lodging and nutritious meals for one week, Faulkner said. A volunteer from the church stays with the couple and their children overnight, then they are fed in the morning and taken to a day center. He said the day center provides a place to shower, do laundry and for parents to 125 children in the county are identified as homeless care for pre-school children. He said school age children are picked up at the center and returned there after school. If a parent works, they are taken to work, Faulkner said. If not, they are taught life skills and use a computer for job searches. The center provides guests with a mailing address and serves as an office for the program director. The most critical part is getting the churches and volunteers. The success of the program is totally dependent on the involvement of a large number of people. Faulkner said several opportunities already exist in Lumpkin County for a day center and a donated vehicle to carry the guest families from place to place. He said the Family Promise concept is not set in stone, but does look promising, if enough churches are willing to sign on. Faulkner presented the idea to the Lumpkin County Ministerial Association and said the reception was positive. The average time for setting up a Family Promise program is about 18 months, Faulkner said, but he said he believes it can be done in a much shorter period of time. We needed to do something last night. Eighteen months is too long, he said. There has been a lot of Where in the world do you want to go? Start at things going on behind the scenes in the last six to eight weeks, though not a lot of formal structure yet. But we ll get that done. If we don t care who gets credit, a lot of things get done, and God will get the credit for any success of the program. Faulkner said he realized this is a big project, and encouraged the group to pray fervently for local churches to participate. We might as well dream big, said group member Judson Batts. We ve got a big God. 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7 NEWS The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014, Page 7A UNG news WINTER WEATHER Financial aid help for future students and families this Friday in Dahlonega As college costs have risen due to reductions in state funds, more students are seeking financial aid, but often need help finding those resources. On Friday, Feb. 21, the University of North Georgia (UNG) will be holding free events as part of College Goal Georgia on the Dahlonega campus to help students and their families complete the forms required to apply for federal financial aid. High school seniors who will be entering college in are encouraged to receive help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAF- SA). The FAFSA is the federally-required form for all students seeking financial aid, including federal and Make-A-Wish celebration moved to Feb. 26 The University of North Georgia (UNG) Make-A- Wish event for Elevenyear-old Joseph, along with Spirit Night, that was originally scheduled for Feb. 13 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 26. UNG will help make a young cancer patient s wish come true with a luauthemed celebration. UNG is one of only five NCAA Division II schools in the country chosen to host a Make-A-Wish reveal. Joseph will visit UNG to participate in events surrounding the university s Spirit Night for the men s and women s basketball teams, during which the details of his wish-cometrue will be revealed to him. Joseph, who was diagnosed at 9 years old with a form of cancer known as Burkitt s lymphoma, wishes to travel to Hawaii. UNG was recognized as VANKEITH Insurance Agency Call us for all of your insurance needs! Phyllis Christy Phillip Turk state grants, loans and work-study programs. Financial aid experts will be available at these events to guide students and their families through completing the FAFSA, submitting the application and answering any questions. While not all students will qualify for money that doesn t have to be repaid, every student is eligible for a federal loan. The event will be held on UNG s Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information about College Goal Georgia and what students will need to bring to the event, visit com. one of the top five NCAA Division II institutions in the nation for its contributions to Make-A-Wish, and Joseph was selected to have his wish granted at UNG. Joseph will be signed as an honorary member of UNG s basketball team and will be introduced as the honorary sixth starter before the UNG s men s basketball game at 7:15 p.m., Feb. 26, following a mock press conference and other celebratory activities. 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[We want to] be sure they are ready to demonstrate competency on final exams. UNG had extra days already scheduled between the original exam period and graduation, so commencement will not have to be rescheduled. Finals will now begin Friday, May 2, and last until Thursday, May 8. Spring commencements will be Friday and Saturday, May UNG does not anticipate any other extensions of the academic calendar, Maine DON T MISS... REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners is requesting Body. of the proposal is required. Lumpkin County s Annual Information Guide Nuggets Looking for a wise investment? Want to make the most of your advertising budget this year? SEARCH NO MORE! Comprehensive coverage of community information provided by award-winning newspaper staff A special supplement to Photo by John Bynum/The Nugget said. In case of additional snow days later in the semester, Maine said the university is asking faculty to look at alternative means to implement instruction, such as having students complete some assignments online. Due to the winter weather, UNG s Office of Undergraduate Admissions has extended the regular admission deadline for fall 2014 baccalaureate applications for prospective freshmen until Feb. 21. The public school system in Lumpkin County builds four snow days into its calendar each year. However, those four days were used up back in January, when frigid temperatures and icy roads kept school closed. Superintendent Moye, At the University of North Georgia, students used one of their recent snow days to compete in an impromptu football game. 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8 Page 8A, The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014 NEWS Obituaries Tom Sibson Resident of Mountain Home, Texas Tom Sibson, age 87, of Mountain Home, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence, with his loving family at his side. He was born in La Feria, Texas to Wayne and Mary Sibson on January 26, He grew up in Kerrville and graduated from Tivy High School, then enlisted in the Navy in 1944 to serve his country in World War II as a radioman on a flagship. Tom returned home to marry Jo Ann Rosson of Kerrville. They had two children, Cindy and Doug. They were married 53 years. Tom served his family and community over the years through his strong leadership abilities and faith in God in many capacities. Tom had a love of flying with his friend Tuffy Cowden and became a pilot. His fun-loving spirit made him always ready for a new adventure. After the death of Jo Ann, Tom married Betty Joe Smith Michon of Mountain Home on September 15, They shared 13 years together. He was especially known for his kind, loving spirit and generosity. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. Tom is survived by his wife, Betty Joe Sibson; daughter, Cindy Szumera and son-in-law, Jim Szumera of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Doug Sibson of Dahlonega, Ga.; step-children, Gary Michon of Austin, Texas, Debbie and Buster Baldwin of Kerrville, Mark and Monica Michon of Austin and Delrie and John Huber of Kerrville; grandchildren, Rachel Pauley, Will Fellenbaum, Courtney Murphy and Chelsea Sibson; step-grandchildren, Bonnie Jo Robertson, Kathy Leach, Jesse Baldwin and Christine Michon; four great grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 15 at Grimes Funeral Chapels with Pastor Dwayne Smith of Sunset Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home. Pallbearers were Joel Meyners, John Meyners, Jesse Baldwin, Tony Arnold, John Huber and Taylor Robertson. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to all of the staff at Davita Dialysis with special thanks to David Thompson for the outstanding care give to Tom. We also thank Christi Gilmer with Peterson Hospice for her loving care. Condolences may be sent at com by selecting the Send Condolences link. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville. James (Jim) Southworth Fahey Resident of Dahlonega James (Jim) Southworth Fahey, age 81, passed away suddenly and peacefully on February 12, 2014 surrounded by his beloved family. Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sheila (Delargy) Fahey and his six children Kevin Fahey and his wife Valerie (California, Md.) Jill Palmerino and her husband Mark (New London,Conn.) Patrick Fahey and his wife Dawn (Kerhonkson, NY) Daniel Meade and his wife Laura (East Northport, NY) Kerry Michael Meade (Bayridge, NY) and Erin Meade with his fiance Elizabeth (Oakland Gardens, NY) as well as six grandchildren. Jim and Sheila lived together in Rhinebeck, NY and very happily relocated to Dalhonega Ga. in He was born to the late Paul and Mabelle Fahey,February 17, 1932, in Kettaning Penn. Jim graduated from McCallie Prep School in 1949, attended the University of Chattanooga until serving honorably in the United States Navy. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University in 1956 and spent the next 51 years as a successful restaurateur in Florida, New York and Connecticut. He served as the president of the New York Restaurant Association and will always be remembered as a founding partner of Wayfarer Inns, including the Beekman Arms, Gentleman Jim s, John L s and J.P. Gumps restaurants. He was passionate about his work and at 81 was forming a new idea for an authentic Mexican Restaurant. Jim was an avid fan of NASCAR, reading, history, cooking, wine, travel and dogs. Shamrock (Shammie) his Basset Hound was his pride and joy as well as his many late pups. Special thanks to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Hospice in Gainesville, Ga. for their loving care and support. Diana you are the best! Also special thanks to our friends and neighbors who have graciously supplied food, love and support. Jim was not one for fanfare or attention and did not want a funeral service or memorial. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date in Dahlonega and Rhinebeck, NY. Thomas Eldon Long Formerly of Lumpkin County Thomas Eldon Long (Tom), age 49, of Lumpkin County passed away following an extended illness on February 10, Tom was born at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on November 15, He graduated from Herndon High School in Herndon, Va. in 1982 and served in the United States Army for three years before moving to Dahlonega. He graduated from Lanier Technical School, where he pursued studies in Heating and Air Conditioning in He was employed in heating and air conditioning work for several years before he became incapacitated by illness in Tom was a regular attendee at worship services at Dahlonega United Methodist Church for the past several years. He is survived by his daughter Taylor Lynn Long, his wife Janie Goss Long, his parents Wendel and Helen Long, his sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth Cornett McLeod and Channing McLeod, his nephew Jordan Cornett, nieces Madeline and Marianne Cornett, all of Lumpkin County; uncles and aunts, The Rev. Fred and Fran Adams of St. Louis, Mo., Jimmy and Martha Long of Ochlochnee, Ga., and Joe and Tricia Williams of Newnan, Ga. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., March at St. Elizabeth s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Albert Daviou officiating. Lunch will follow in the Parish Hall. Mrs. Sandra Gentry Duckworth Resident of Dawsonville Mrs. Sandra Gentry Duckworth, age 50, of Dawsonville, Ga. died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Sandra was a native and lifelong resident of Dawson County. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. Sandra was assistant manager at the Dollar General Store in Dawsonville. Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Carl Gentry. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Terry Duckworth, Dawsonville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Amanda Duckworth, Dahlonega, Ga.; daughter, Misty Duckworth, Dawsonville, Ga.; mother, Bonnie Gentry, Dawsonville, Ga.; sister, Tammy Thompson, Dawsonville, Ga.; grandchildren, Tristin, Kayleigh, Kaleb, and Cameron Duckworth. A number of other relatives also survive. Funeral services for Sandra were held Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Jason Moon and Rev. David Wright officiated. Interment followed in the Enon Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County. Online condolences may be made at Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements. Frances Ella Adams Resident of Cleveland Frances Ella Adams, age 85, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at Gateway Health and Rehab. Mrs. Adams was born September 19, 1928 in White County to the late John W. and Maude Stamey Sims. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Yonah Baptist Church. Frances and her husband Herbert opened the Yonah Burger in She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Adams, son Bruce Adams, daughters Brenda Adams Robinson, Becky Adams, brothers, Charles Sims, James Sims and Ralph Sims. Survivors include her sons and daughters, Bobby and Paula Adams; Billy and Sadie Adams, Bradley and Joanna Adams, all of Cleveland; sisters, Louise Cox, Cleveland; Thelma Gaddis, Sandersville; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Doug Merck and the Rev. Chris Anderson officiated. Interment followed at Mt. Yonah Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Mt. Yonah Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 357 Cleveland, GA Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh. com. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland. Death Notices Georgia Rose Marie Park, 77, passed away on February 10, McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Ruby Alligene Satterfield Resident of Dahlonega Ruby Alligene Satterfield, age 76 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away February 9, Ruby was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and the Salutatorian of the Class of 1956 of Lumpkin County High School. She was retired from the Lumpkin County School System and the University of North Georgia. She was a member of the Beta Club and of the Pentecostal Faith. Ruby was a loving and dedicated mother and sister. The daughter of the late James Leon, Sr. and Lena Belle Brown Tolbert, Ruby is also preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, T.J Satterfield; grandparents, Clarence T. and Amanda S. Tolbert; brother, William Tolbert; sisters, Dorothy Tolbert, Geraldine Grogan, Shirley Ann Grizzle, Barbara Jo Gazaway, Judy Sorenson, Linda Reece, and Mabel Trammell. Mrs. Satterfield is survived by her son, Michael James Satterfield, Richardson, Texas; brothers, Ralph P. Tolbert of Virginia, Johnny Hughes Tolbert, Dahlonega, Ga., James Leon Tolbert, Jr., Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters, Mary Jane Moore, Dahlonega, Ga., Carolyn Sheriff, Dawsonville, Ga., Mattie Ruth Lance, Cumming, Ga., and Marjorie Dillon, Dahlonega, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive. Funeral services for Ruby were held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Dahlonega Church of God. Rev. Clifford Allen officiated. Interment followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega, Ga. Online condolences may be made at banisterfuneralhome. net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements. Wilma Winkler Rider Resident of Cleveland Wilma Winkler Rider, age 72, of Cleveland, Ga., died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Friendship Health and Rehab in White County. Wilma was born in White County, Ga. September 19, She lived many years in Lumpkin County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in White County. Wilma was the daughter of the late John William Winkler and Arizona West Winkler and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jay Rider; daughter, Mary Annette Rider; brothers, Donald Winkler; and sisters, Malinda Horton and Betty Sutton. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Marlene Rider, Cleveland, Ga.; grandchildren, Amber Rider, Jessica Daniel, and Cara Turbeville. Numerous other relatives also survive. A memorial service for Wilma was held Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. J R Fields officiated. Online condolences may be made at Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements. John E. Perry, Jr. Resident of Dahlonega John E. Perry, Jr., age 92 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 following complications due to a stroke. Jack was born April 15, 1921 in Huntington, West Virginia, and moved to Pinellas Park, Florida in 1947 following his service in WWII in the US Navy Submarine Service, and was a part time resident of Lumpkin County for the past thirty years. Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Pat Perry; brother, Jim Perry; and son, Timothy Perry. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John and Susan Perry, Dahlonega, Ga; David and Debora Perry, Woodstock, Ga.; Daniel Perry, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother, Cork Perry, Chesapeake, Ohio. Eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. A memorial service for Jack is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Christy Greenwald will officiate. The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on the day of service. Online condolences may be made at banisterfuneralhome. net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements. Because we care... Brenda Holland Hampel Resident of Dawsonville Mrs. Brenda Holland Hampel, age 60, of Dawsonville, Ga. (Lumpkin County), died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Brenda was born in Gainesville, Ga. May 25, 1953 and had lived in Lumpkin County for many years. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was the daughter of the late AsBerry Holland and Nadine Grant Holland and was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Barbara Beavers; sister, Lillian Funderburk; and brother, Roy Holland. Brenda is survived by her husband, Bill Hampel, Dawsonville, Ga.; children, John Ragland, Dahlonega, Ga., Michelle and Jeff Kent, Jefferson, Ga., Troy and Karen Hampel, Gillsville, Ga., Alan and Lisa Hampel, Dahlonega, Ga., Paul and Tammy Hampel, Dahlonega, Ga., Billy and Becky Hampel, Carnesville, Ga., and Eric Hampel, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother, Lamar Holland, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Debbie Holland, Dawsonville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Bobby Johnston, Dahlonega, Ga. 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive. Funeral services for Brenda are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Alex Stevens will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County. The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday until time of service. Online condolences may be made at Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements. Joseph Anthony Marsala, 70, passed away on February 13, McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Robert Bob Potter Lunsford, 85, passed away on February 12, McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Nugget strives to provide a complete record of deaths involving Lumpkin County residents and their families. Please ask your funeral home or cremation society to call us or us at w nugget.com. These death notice listing are free and include the deceased s name, age, date of death, date and time of service and the name of the home handling arrangements. For a detailed family-placed obituary, please have your funeral home contact The Nugget. Dahlonega Funeral Home welcomes one of Lumpkin County s own to our family. is YOUR Answer Dahlonega Funeral Home A Division of McDonald Family Funeral Homes John Phillips, Licensed Funeral Director. 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9 Weathering the winter storm: what Georgia learned Severe winter weather in Georgia is a rare occurrence. Although a few snowflakes do fall during the winter months, the snowflakes only stick around long enough to take a few pictures before melting away the next day in 50 degree weather. January/ February 2014 has been a completely different story. Early in January, we experienced abnormally cold temperatures that caused water pipes to burst and students to be kept home from school. Little did we know that the worst was yet to come. Three weeks ago, our state made national headlines when just two inches of snow shut down Atlanta and the majority of North Georgia. Many Georgians expressed their anger and frustration with the state over what they felt was a lack of preparation for the weather. In response, the state moved quickly to review their actions and create new strategies in case this kind of storm hit Georgia again. Last week, that kind of storm hit once again. Although only two weeks had passed since the original storm, it was clear that Georgia had revised its emergency protocols and was proceeding with extra caution. One of the most noticeable changes was the implementation of a storm warning system that triggered a message to cell phones in targeted areas just like an Amber Alert advising against road travel as soon as the threat of severe weather appeared. In an effort to better prepare Georgians across the state, Governor Nathan Deal s office increased communications with both school superintendents and meteorologists before the first drops of precipitation even fell from the sky. The information provided by meteorologists was immediately distributed to school superintendents so that the most up-to-date information could be used when determining school closures. The Governor s office also began road preparations the night before severe weather was expected to move in. The Georgia State Patrol, Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources were instructed to begin equipment necessary for road treatment towards the areas where snow and ice was expected on Monday evening and to begin treating these roadways immediately. In addition, drivers were urged to stay home so that trucks could treat roads quickly and efficiently. Governor Deal also held frequent meetings with the directors of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Department of Transportation, Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources. Department of Public Health and Department of Community Health commissioners, along with representative from Georgia Power and the EMCs, also participated in these meetings. Bringing together all of these groups for open dialogues about the impending weather ensured the state was following the most comprehensive plan of action. I was glad to see Governor Deal take swift action and place all six counties included in District 51 under a state of emergency early in the week. North Georgia received six inches of snow during the course of the storm, but because of Governor Deal s quick action, we were able to better prepare ourselves for the storm s impact. By the end of last week, a total of 89 Georgia counties were included in this state of emergency declaration. Although many of us were stuck indoors for a few days, advance warning and preparations allowed us to make arrangements so that every single member of the family was home safe and sound. This time around, we erred on the side of caution. Schools cancelled classes, parents chose to stay home or telework and roads were properly treated. All of these measures, combined with the increased communications with the Governor s office and other state agencies, prevented the roads from jamming up with people fighting the weather to get home. However, now s not the time to pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. We need to continue our efforts to improve emergency response procedures for severe weather. I was honored to be named to Governor Deal s Severe Winter Weather Warning and Preparedness Task Force in early February. This 32-member task force has been tasked with advising the Governor on short-term and long-term solutions regarding the actions the state takes for severe winter weather. We will take a close look at overhauling the state emergency app, determining new location services and alternative transportation routes, among a number of other tasks. We will also work closely with local meteorologists to learn more about current Opinions Steve Gooch State Senator weather modeling and predictions. As a member of the task force, I was able to visit the Georgia Department of Transportation traffic management center and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency operations center last week to observe how each agency was preparing for the storm. The state did a fantastic job keeping Georgians updated on road conditions, and I would like to thank the men and women of the Georgia Emergency Management Center, Georgia Department of Transportation, the Georgia National Guard and all other public safety personnel who worked around the clock to ensure center functions or communications never stopped. To prevent the loss of much-needed time to review and pass still-pending legislation, the Georgia General Assembly approved several changes to the legislative calendar last week. A new adjournment resolution deferred all legislative work until Monday, February 17, and allowed legislators to get home to their families before the winter weather set in. The adjournment resolution also set the last day of the 40-day legislative session for Thursday, March 20. With so many bills still waiting to be reviewed and voted on including the FY 2015 general budget we could not afford to lose any more legislative days to bad weather. I will be holding a town hall meeting this Saturday, February 22, at 10 a.m. at the community center in Blairsville. I will be providing an update on the 2014 legislative session and invite anyone who would like to attend. I hope all of you made it through the most recent winter storm with minimal damage or service interruption. More importantly, I hope everyone was able to be at home with their families during that time. I encourage anyone with questions about the Governor s task force or pending legislation to contact my office at any time. As always, it is an honor and a privilege to represent District 51 at the Georgia State Capitol. Sen. Steve Gooch serves as Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He represents the 51st Senate District which includes Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Union and White counties and portions of Forsyth and Pickens counties. He may be reached at or via at NEWS Tanner: important bills passed the House Continued from Page 4A unconstitutional shift of the legislative branch of governments ability to tax over to the judicial branch of government. Thirty-five counties and cities in the state had to have their LOST distribution determined by Baseball Arbitration. When the court decision was rendered, it left those affected governments concerned about their future ability to receive this funding. A committee of Representatives with backgrounds in local government was appointed by the Speaker to address this concern. I was pleased to carry this legislation on behalf of the committee, since Lumpkin County and the City of Dahlonega were two of the entities affected by this Supreme Court decision. This bill has also moved to the Senate for consideration. In a session that is moving at a very rapid pace, I feel blessed to have been able to see three of my bills pass the House within the first twenty days of session. This week I will be presenting additional bills in front of various committees, and I will be assisting several other Representatives with legislation that I have cosponsored. The next few weeks of the session will be extremely busy, but I am confident they will be productive. According to the adjournment resolution adopted by both the House and Senate on Tuesday, the last day of session is currently scheduled to occur on March 20. I was encouraged to have our United States Congressman Doug Collins join me for my information breakfast at Ryan s this past Saturday. I will be holding the informational breakfast at the Wagon Wheel in Dahlonega this Saturday at 9 a.m. I am honored to serve as your Representative at the State Capitol. I am always available to assist you and encourage you to contact me with questions or your opinions. Rep. Kevin Tanner serves State House District 9, which includes Lumpkin and parts of Dawson and Hall counties. He may be reached on his cell phone at , at the Capitol at or via at ga.gov. The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014, Page 9A Run For Her Faith 5K next Saturday MAR 1 Friends are invited to join the Annah Robinson Memorial 5K Run/Walk called Run For Her Faith. The event will be held on March 1 at Yahoola Creek Park at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Register online at www. A PPALACHIA N CONTRACTING SERVICES Thank you The family of Bernice Trammel wishes to express our sincere thanks to all our extended family and many friends for your many kindnesses and many expressions of condolences that we have received during our loss. Special appreciation is also extended to Haw Creek Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and Ingram Funeral Home. Love and gratitude to the ministers: Lyman Caldwell, Steve Chadwick, Jason Hamby and James Samples, for their messages of comfort and the spirit of love and kindness in which they were delivered. Special thank you and love to the musicians and singers: Pam Power, Stacey Truitt, Justin Power and the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Choir, for their spiritual and comforting words through their songs. Thank you to her nephews and great-nephews, Dennis, Gary and Mike Tolbert, Jody and Josh Caldwell, along with Jackie Tinsley, who so graciously served as pall bearers. We also send our gratitude to her doctors that cared for her with love and compassion: Dr. James Michael Harris, Dr. Roberto Pereira, Dr. Bhaskar Reddy and Dr. Brinkley Goodson. John 15:15 the words of Jesus: I have called you friends. You all have extended to us much love and comfort during this time, and we call all of you friends! God bless each and every one. Horace Trammel Joan and John Tinsley Tommy Trammel D.C. Trammel Zachary Trammel active.com or pick up a registration form at any Lumpkin County school. Drop off the registration forms at the Dahlonega General Store. Registration is 20, with funds benefiting the scholarship fund set up by the Robinson Family. The scholarship will be awarded to a Lumpkin County senior in the field of nursing or medicine. Following the race will be a worship service at Mt.Gileon with the worship band Yield. For more information, check out the Facebook page by searching runforherfaith. Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent beautiful flowers, if so, we saw them there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, As any friend could say. Perhaps you were not there at all, Just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, We thank you so very much, whatever the part. Author: Unknown 24-Hour Emergency Service Full Service Plumbing, Residential & Commercial, Water Heater Repair & Replacement, Bathroom Remodeling rw21214b We would like to thank everyone for their support during the illness and passing of our loved one. We wish to thank Dr. John Chuilli for the care he gave. We also wish to thank the staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home. To Lyman Caldwell, Casey Robinson, Tony Allison, and Jason Sullens, we appreciate your kind words of encouragement. To Stephen Adams, Chris Butler, and Kay Grizzle, thank you for the beautiful singing. We wish to thank the pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. We appreciate those who called, visited, sent flowers or food. Your prayers have sustained us through this difficult time in our life. May God richly bless each of you....the Family of Roy Dan Davis THANKS If it's important to Lumpkin County, you'll find it in The Nugget. Call to subscribe today. I can help you make the right decisions about your 401(k). 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10 Page 10A The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014 Beautiful in a different way She was not a pretty woman in the days of her youth. Her lips were too thin, her forehead too high and her eyes so round that they seemed to bulge into the lens of the glasses she wore. But the lack of youthful beauty is a gift in old age for a woman becomes just an old woman, not a faded beauty who has the sympathy of those who knew her when and can say, You should have known her then. Beautiful she was back in the day. In old age, her forehead was still high but the skin around her eyes softened and fell in folds so that her eyes sank back and no longer bulged. Her lips were no thinner than those of others her age and her teeth were perfect, very white dentures that added a welcomed brightness to her face for she smiled a lot. Perhaps because she had worried little about cosmetics and spent no time tending to a beauty she did not possess, she invested that time in moments of true substance. She read several books a week, wrote her own stories that became books and, importantly, became a vessel of golden wisdom. She did not squander time on life s foolish pursuits shopping for pretty dresses, parties, choosing a new lipstick color or beach vacations. She was, all would agree, a statue for sturdiness, a monument to women who looked life and its troubles squarely in the eye and stared down those challenges. She married later in life but was widowed early, raised three young children alone, stood shoulder-toshoulder with those who fought for Civil Rights in the sixties South and as a single mother and independent woman blazed trails that behooved those of us to follow women like her. Along the way, she acquired life s strongest gift wisdom. Some have a gift for that you know. The smart ones or maybe they re the lucky ones can see a situation or live an experience and from them, they will mine like gold an observation that becomes a treasure from life s truth. Then, the thoughtful ones, the ones who truly care about others, will share those jewels of wisdom with others. She was one of those. And if those others with whom the wisdom is shared will listen, they will learn. I was one of those. She was old, ancient in the thoughts of some, edging toward ninety years old when first I met her. That meant that my time to learn from her was short but I was confident it would be meaningful. I knew that her life had been hard in all the ways that life can be hard illnesses, death, financial but what women like me often forget about women like her is that there was a time when women had few opportunities in the workplace. It was a man s world, she admitted. The war changed that a bit. They went to fight and previously unheard of opportunities opened up for women. We filled the jobs in factories, newspapers and radio stations. In the beginning, we thought we were serving our country and would go back to our places at home when the men returned. But some of us found we liked being in the work place. Was it a hard fight to keep your job at the newspaper when the war ended? She smiled and shrugged. Life is always full of some kind of fights going on. Better to fight for something worth something, something that will change the world for the better. She covered my hand with hers. Sometimes those fights will seem small to you. It might be over an injustice done to one person rather than a whole race. It may not seem worth fighting but if it makes the way smoother for that one person then it is a fight well fought. Beautiful wisdom beautifully stated. Art Exhibits/Museums GRANT SEARCEY GALLERY: Plein Air, an exhibit by Atlanta artist/illustrator Walter Cumming. 106 Public Square North, (2/26) UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA Bob Owens Art Gallery, Hoag Student Center: Jeff Marley: Appalachia Here and Now, through Feb. 27. Artist lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in room 232 of the Health and Natural Sciences Building. Closing reception and performance in the gallery Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5 pm. Fourth Annual North Georgia Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: A self-guided walking tour of outdoor sculpture on the campus of the University of North Georgia. Maps available at the Information and Welcome Center at the South Chestatee entrance to campus and at edu/outdoor_sculpture DAHLONEGA GOLD MUSEUM HISTORIC SITE: Housed inside the 1836 courthouse on the square, the site s exhibits document the country s first gold rush which began in 1828 and the U.S. Branch Mint that opened in Dahlonega in Monday-Saturday 9-5, Sunday Admission 6 adults, 5.50 seniors, 3.50 youth, 1 under 6. YAHOOLA CHEROKEE MUSEUM: Tribally owned non-profit museum with displays about the Cherokee language, food, tools and weapons, the Trail of Tears and more. 11 South Grove Street, in The Carriage House Shoppes. Monday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday-Saturday 11-6, Sunday 1-5 p.m. Community-Wide Events DDA ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM FEB. 19 Downtown merchants, property owners and friends are invited to the Downtown Development Authority s Annual Business Reception and Awards Program. The event, 2014 Celebrating Success, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Smith House. Tickets are 5 and can be purchased in advance at Adams Insurance on North Park Street. Call for more information. ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING FEB. 21 The City of Dahlonega mayor and council invite the community to attend the 2014 Arbor Day Celebration & Tree Planting. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb, 21, at Mount Hope Cemetery on West Main Street FAMILY SOCK HOP SATURDAY BENEFITS TEACHERS The Lumpkin County Retired Educators Association will hold a Sock Hop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lumpkin County High School. The event for the whole family will have a 50s theme with costume contests, dance contests, hot dogs and hamburgers, live music and DJ, kids activities, a silent and live auction, raffle and much more. Tickets (includes meal) are 10/adult, 5/student and maximum 30/family. The event will raise funds for the organization s Invest in the Future initiative, which last year awarded 18,000 in mini-grants to classroom teachers in Lumpkin County schools. Tickets, information available from Anita Middleton, dstream.net. CASA MASQUERADE BALL RETURNS MARCH 1 Enotah CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will hold its fifth annual Masquerade fundraiser, Let s Have a Ball, Saturday, March 1. See story page 11A. UNG LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY INPUT MARCH 3 The University of North Georgia will hold a series of town hall meetings, one on each of the university s four campuses, for alumni and community members to provide input on plans for the future of the university. The Dahlonega campus meeting will be held Monday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in Hoag Auditorium. Town hall meetings are part of the strategic planning process for UNG to ensure that alumni and the community, in addition to university faculty, staff and students, have opportunities to learn about and comment on the work of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. In addition to the town hall meetings, comments also can be submitted via strategicplanning/comments/. LEADERSHIP SEMINAR RESCHEDULED FOR MAY Successful Leadership Skills for Nonprofit Boards of Directors, a seminar hosted by the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce s Leadership Lumpkin County program, has been rescheduled for May 15. The training session was cancelled due to last week s inclement weather. Races CHASING AWAY WINTER FOR DUMC SATURDAY Dahlonega United Methodist Church s Mothers Morning Out and Pre-K Program will host the 3rd Annual Chasing Away Winter run Saturday, Feb. 22. The 5K will begin at LCHS at 2 p.m. and travel a course through Camp Glisson. Fun Run begins at 2:45 p.m., and Tot Trot at 3 p.m. 25 for 5K and 15 for Fun Run. Race day registration (30) opens at 12:30 p.m. Register online by Feb. 15 at Active.com. Proceeds provide scholarships to children in the DUMC program. 5K SCRUB RUN FOR NURSING STUDENTS SATURDAY The University of North Georgia s Associates of Science in Nursing Class of 2014 is hosting a Scrub Run Saturday, Feb. 22, on the Lake Zwerner Reservoir Trail. Funds will be used for the students pinning ceremony, a tradition among all nursing graduates. The race begins at 8 a.m. and race day registration opens at 7 a.m. Sign up at ngscrubrun.com. Cost is 25 in advance or 35 day of race. The trail is a 5K around the reservoir. There are two parking lots located on site and overflow parking will be at Walmart. KAPPA DELTA RUN DAHLONEGA MARCH 1 The UNG chapter of Kappa Delta is hosting its annual Run Dahlonega 5K Saturday, March 1. The event benefits Prevent Child Abuse America and Lumpkin County Family Connection. Packet pickup is at 7 a.m., 5k at 8:30 a.m. Kid s Fun run (10) is at 8:15. The race will start at the mouth of the UNG drill field. Fun run is 10 and the 5k is 25 before Feb. 22 and 30 after. Last year s event raised over 15,000 and Kappa Delta is hoping to raise even more this year. Register at runsignup.com. Children & Youth HEAD START/PRE K APPLICATIONS OPEN MARCH 3 Lumpkin County Head Start/Pre-K will begin taking applications March 3 for its program year. Children will need to be age 3 or 4 by Sept. 1 in order to qualify. The program welcomes children with disabilities and does not discriminate based on race, gender, national origin or religion. The following information is required to complete an application: child s birth certificate, immunization certificate, income verification for the past 12 months, social security card, and proof of residency FREE TEEN DRIVING PROGRAM OFFERED FEB. 25 Georgia Teens Ride With P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) is a free, national award-winning two-hour course designed to help parents and their new (or soon to be) teen drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law. This program addresses driver attitude, knowledge and behavior of both the parent and new teen driver; teens and parents must attend together. Classes are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at Lumpkin County Parks & Rec, 365 Riley Rd. Each class is limited to 35 teens. (Youth ages also accepted.) Information/registration: Jonathan Fitzpatrick, DAHLONEGA BAPTIST PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION Registration for the Dahlonega Baptist Church s Sonshine Weekly Preschool for its session begins according to the following schedule: Sonshine families and church members, Feb. 17, and others from the community, March 17. Programs serve children ages 1-5 Dahlonega Vineyards/Wineries Montaluce Winery 501 Hightower Church Rd., Dahlonega com opentable.com for reservations. Reservations required for dinner, recommended for lunch. WINTER HOURS: Tasting Room: Friday & Saturday 11-5, Sunday 12-5 Lunch at at Le Vigne Ristorante, Friday-Sunday Reservations suggested. Dinner at at Le Vigne Ristorante, Saturday only, 5:30-9 p.m. Reservations required. Open for all all pre-planned events and reservations. Cavender Creek Vineyards Cavender Creek Vineyards Ronda Rich Dixie Divas Ronda Rich is a best-selling Southern author. She has ties to the Yahoola Valley in Lumpkin County. Her column appears here weekly. Visit to sign up for her weekly newsletter Cavender Creek Road, Dahlonega 3610 cavendercreekvineyards.com Cavender Creek Road, Dahlonega cavendercreekvineyards.com January/February Tasting Room hours: Fridays & Saturdays January/February 11-5:30, Sundays Tasting 12:30-5:30. Room hours: Closed Fridays on Super & Saturdays Bowl Sunday, Feb. Sundays 2. 12:30-5: :30, Live Music every Saturday and Sunday 2-5 p.m. iving in Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery 180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega Tasting Room: Saturdays 11-5, Sundays 12:30-5 Vineyard Cafe Lunch 12-3 p.m. Saturdays. Reservations required. Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega threesistersvineyards.com Thursday-Saturday 11-5, Sundays 1-5 Every Saturday and Sunday in February: Annual Wine & Chocolate LOVERS Celebration, combining artisan chocolate and wines in a special tasting line-up (20). Frogtown Cellars 700 Ridge Point Drive (Town Creek Road), Dahlonega Tasting Room: M-F 12-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-6 p.m.; Sun., 12:30-5 Panini Bar: Friday & Saturday, 12-3:30; Sunday, 12:30-3:30 umpkin CALENDAR ENTERTAINMENT FAMILY NEWS COMMUNITY CALENDAR in classes that run from 9 a.m. to noon according to the county school calendar. Registration forms and information available at org; forms and fees can be dropped off at the church office. Appointments can be made to tour facilities. Velvie Banister, , PARKS & REC AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM Lumpkin County Parks & Rec After School Program serves children from Lumpkin elementary and middle schools from 2:45 to 6 p.m. on school days at each elementary school. One time registration fee 15. Weekly fees: one day, 15; two days, 30, three to five days, 40. Register at the Lumpkin County Parks & Rec Center or contact Fonda London, tfn At the Library Lumpkin County Library, Closed Monday, Feb. 17, for Staff Development Day. HOURS: Monday-Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Thursday, 11:30-7 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Closed Sunday. Facebook. Become a Fan on the library s Website ebooks: Downloadable at the library s Website for Kindle, Nook, Android and more. Free Online Classes: Register with your library card at Zinio! Dozens of popular magazines available in digital format Make & Take Activity for Teens: All teens are welcome to stop in the library to check out our Make and Take Activity of the month. February s project will be any type of container you can make from recycled magazines. You will be provided with the free materials and instructions needed to create your special work of art or creation that you can store at the library and stop in to work on any day or any time the library is open. Free. Happy Bookers Book Discussion Group, Thursday, Feb. 20, 1:30 p.m. The Happy Bookers meets the third Thursday of each month. The group rotates discussing fiction, non-fiction and award-winning books. New members are welcome. February s selection will be Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. Pajama Storytime, Thursday, Feb. 20, 6-7 p.m. All ages. Hey kids (and parents, too)! Wear your coziest pajamas and come enjoy storytime, a craft, and a snack. All ages welcome. Books, Candy, BINGO! Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4-5 p.m. Grades 1-8. Try your hand at a round of bingo! Mark your card with delicious candy all the while playing for the big candy bars. Read Across America Day Party/Celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday, Thursday, Feb. 27, 6-7 p.m. Share some Seussical favorites, crafts and snacks while celebrating Dr. Seuss birthday. Free fun for the whole family. A rhyming good time to be had by all! Nature/Outdoors YTC TO HEAR FROM THRU-HIKER MURRAY LAMB Yahoola Trails Conservancy will hold a meeting for members and the general public at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Lumpkin County Library, 342 Courthouse Hill. Following a short report of recent YTC activities, AT thru-hiker Murray Lamb will present A Look at the AT Culture North to South. The program will be a photo retrospective on Lamb s Southbound AT thru-hike in 2004, looking at the unusual places and interesting people that really make a thru-hike unique. Light refreshments will be served. This event has been rescheduled from an earlier date due to weather and driving conditions. SMITHGALL WOODS/BUCK SHOALS PROGRAMS, 5 parking/pass required, , GPS (Global Positioning System) Basics, Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Smithgall Woods. Learn to use a hand held GPS unit with Scott Warner, Retired National Park Service Ranger. Classroom and field work will both be used. GPS units will be available for use during class. Participants must register in advance. 25 per adult by Feb. 24, 30 after Free/Discounted Services FREE ASSISTANCE PREPARING TAX RETURNS AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free help to older taxpayers and people with limited income. Free tax preparation with electronic filing is available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 through April 9, at the Lumpkin County Senior Center, 266 Mechanicsville Road. HELP WITH COST OF MEDICARE AND MEDICATIONS GeorgiaCares at Legacy Link, the State Health Insurance Assistance and Counseling Program (SHIP) for Medicare beneficiaries, can screen and enroll Medicare beneficiaries for programs that may help pay for Medicare and prescription medications. The service is free, unbiased and objective CLOTHING MISSION OPEN MONDAYS, THURSDAYS The W. L. Whelchel Family Life Center Community Clothing Mission, 69 Hickory Grove Road, Dahlonega, is open twice a week, Mondays 9-11 a.m. and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m., providing clothing to those in need. Education GAINESVILLE SBDC CLASSES Gainesville Small Business Development Center offices located at The Featherbone Communiversity, 999 Chestnut Street, Gainesville. Register online at or call for more information StartSmart Series. Launch your business with tools that will withstand the test of time. Designed to provide entrepreneurs with the resources to evaluate and implement their visions by creating a thorough, well-researched business plan. Thursdays, Feb. 27-March 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Partial scholarships available. INTERNATIONAL APPALACHIAN ACADEMY Classes Wednesday for Japanese Language/Culture and Thursday for World History/Literature. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 390 Tom Bell Odom Road , INFO ABOUT GED TESTS The GED test changed at the first of the year, as did the tools to prepare students for the test. Upgraded interactive software which can be accessed from both home and school is now used, and classes on math and writing/reading are conducted during the week. The test cost is still 160 (40 per test) and scholarships are available to those who qualify. The Adult Learning Center is open Monday and Tuesday from 9-7, Wednesday from 9-4 and Thursday from 9-2. Orientation and pre-testing are conducted on Wednesdays beginning sharply at Pets SIGN UP NOW FOR NEXT SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC The Atlanta Humane Society s state-of-the-art mobile surgical unit will be at the Lumpkin County Animal Shelter Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 26 and 27, to provide low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and dogs. Surgeries performed are only 35 and include a complimentary rabies vaccination and microchip if needed. Requests for See CALENDAR page 11A
11 The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014, Page 11A COMMUNITY CALENDAR Continued from page 10A appointments must be made in person at the Lumpkin County Animal Shelter 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The appointment schedule fills up quickly. Participants must bring their pets to the Shelter by 9 a.m. on the day of the appointment and will be able to pick them up between 4:30 and 5 p.m. that day Red Oak Flats Road, Dahlonega, PET FOSTER HOMES NEEDED TLC Humane Society is looking for homes to foster rescue animals, freeing up more room at the shelter. Animals are placed in foster homes to help them acclimate or re-acclimate to home life a family, kids, and/or other pets, and, most importantly, a place they can feel safe and secure so they can prepare for their forever family , Music/Drama/Film & More UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GA EVENTS, DAHLONEGA America s Music, Wednesdays Feb. 19 and 26. Film History of Our Most Popular Music continues. Library Technology Center Room 382. Free Eroica Trio, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20: This internationally renowned chamber music trio will be presented by the Department of Music, Nix Living Heritage Series, and the UNG Cultural Events Committee. Gloria Shott Performance Hall. Free. International Film Festival, Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m., Library Technology Center Room 382. Ajami will be shown and discussed. Symphonic Band Concert, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Hoag Student Center Auditorium. Planetarium: The Secret Stars of Harry Potter, Friday evenings at 8 p.m., Coleman Planetarium, Dahlonega. Millions of people around the world have read and seen the Harry Potter series of books and movies. Astronomers find a hidden dimension in the Harry Potter stories because many of the characters names are also the names of stars in our night sky. Doors open at 7:30 and the observatory will be open after the show, weather permitting, to view the real stars. The show is free, but there is limited seating. Pickin Porch Old Time Jam: An old-time music jam is held from 12:30-2 p.m. every Thursday at the university s Vickery House. Musicians of all levels are welcome to bring fiddles, banjos and more for a friendly exploration of the traditional music of Appalachia. Others are invited to listen. Jon Mehlferber, , COOL BREEZE THE OAR HOUSE, 3072 Highway 52, , Live entertainment Friday and Saturday 6-9 p.m. THE CORKSCREW CAFÉ, 51 Main Street West, ; Fridays/Saturdays, 6-10 p.m.: Tom Coolidge, on the patio Sunday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m. Monthly Wine Tasting: paired food and wine experience. 50/person includes tax and gratuity. Reservations required. THE CRIMSON MOON CAFÉ, 24 North Park Street, , Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Open Mic Night hosted by Jason Bain or Adam Kadmon. Sign up anytime after 6:30 p.m. Free. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Tom & Juli. Hundreds of cover songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s while you dine. Free. Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5 p.m.: Jason Childs Jam. Singer songwriter Jason Childs invites musicians and singers alike to participate in a jam/open-mic style event. Free Feb. 21, 8 p.m.: Claire Lynch. 25 advance/27 at the door. Claire Lynch is a two-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association s Female Vocalist of the Year award, and she has been nominated for that honor a total of 13 times. She has been a trailblazer for women in bluegrass music, beginning her career in the 1970s with the Front Porch String Band. Lynch began a solo career in the early 1990s, producing a string of successful CDs for Rounder Records, two of which were nominated for Grammy awards for Best Bluegrass Album. Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.: Liz Longley. 14 advnace, 17 at the door. Best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Berklee College of Music graduate Liz Longley has already won top prizes at prestigious songwriting competitions in the country and been named New England s 2011 Female Performer of the Year. She s also opened for Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, Paula Cole, Nanci Griffith, Livingston Taylor, Lori McKenna and Colin Hay and is soon to release her fourth album. DON POLLO COUNTRY COOKING, 125 East Main Street, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. Jody Abernathy singer, songwriter and recording artist. Abernathy has been the lead vocalist and guitarist for country band Across Time, and has played with many other bands. His music recalls the best of country music s old-school stylists. GUSTAVO S PIZZERIA, 16 Public Square South, No cover. Friday, Feb. 21, 7-10 p.m.: Roshambeaux. No Cover. HOLLY THEATRE, 69 West Main Street. Business office open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays , Moon Over Buffalo, a production of the Holly Theater Company. Opens Friday, Feb. 21 and runs through March 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Adults 18, children and students 12. JOHNNY B S BEEF & BREW, 438 West Main Street, Thursdays: College Night Saturdays: Live DJ/Karaoke Friday, Feb. 21: Stoned Sandwich SHENANIGANS IRISH PUB, 87 North Chestatee Street, All ages welcome, no cover. Wednesday, 8:30-11:30 p.m.: Wingin & Singin: 50 chicken wings and karaoke. Thursdays: Trivia Night. Friday, Feb. 21, 9 p.m. to midnight: Michael C. Smith. A country, folk troubadour in the early Dylan/ Woody Guthrie tradition... so scribed one reviewer. Smith has been compared to Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, John Prine, John Steinbeck, Cormac McCarthy, The Apostle E.F., Tom Waits, Jerry Clower, Lucinda Williams and Flannery O Conner. He s a decisively Southern figure rooted in a deep history of storytelling. Saturday, Feb. 22, 8:30-11:30 p.m.: Adam Kadmon. Fusing the lyrical mastery, musical mastery and revolutionary spirit of the 60s with the incisive wit of hip hop, Adam Kadmon, a sensational new artist in the Atlanta area has come by his musical talent honestly. With his guitar, vocal and rapping talent, coupled with his gifts for composition and songwriting, Adam has generated a buzz in the North Georgia area. Currently he is collaborating with a number of artists, studios and music representatives producing various projects. Mondays: 8-10 p.m.: Open Mic Night See CALENDAR page 13A DISABILITY DENIED? Let us help you get the disability and Call ADAMS & ASSOCIATES Choir festival Sunday A Church Choir Festival will be hosted by the congregation of Dahlonega United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Choirs from Dahlonega United Methodist Church, Christ the King Lutheran Church (Cumming), and the University of North Georgia (Singers, Le Belle Voci, Patriot Choir and Singers Men) will participate. Each choir will present individual selections, followed by the Festival Mass Choir performing The festival director is Dr. John M. Broman, UNG Director of Choral Activities, and the festival accompanist is Mary Beth Hutcheson. The concert is free and the public is invited. Dahlonega Foot & Ankle Clinic Bruce A Pichler, DPM 59 Tipton Drive, Dahlonega, GA Inside Dahlonega Family Practice Tel Fax Visit our website: DahlonegaFoot.com ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CASA s annual masquerade ball a Party with a Purpose Enotah CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will hold its fifth annual Masquerade fundraiser Saturday, March 1, from 7-10 p.m. at The Venue at Ferris, 1450 Lumpkin County Parkway. Our goal again this year will be to host an unstuffy event, and I think we re getting very good at it said CASA Advocate Coordinator Cindy Proctor. CASA promises the event will be a great night of fun, food and entertainment. There will be dinner catered by Bourbon Street Grille and dancing, a 1000 raffle, a mask contest, a silent auction and a chocolate tasting by Paul Thomas Chocolates. It s a Masquerade think Mardi Gras, said Proctor. Come dressed in your party clothes (not necessarily formal, but The 39th Annual Fireside Craft/Art Show at Unicoi State Park and Lodge in Helen will be held this weekend, Feb The Fireside Craft/Art show is one of the most anticipated events held at the state park. Its reputation comes from the balance of traditional folk skills such as spinning, weaving, baskets and woodcarving, with more contemporary arts such as oil, acrylic, watercolor paintings, jewelry and sculpture. Hours are 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The show is free, but a 5 park pass is required. Are You Struggling with Foot & Ankle Pain? that s all right too) and feel free to wear a masquerade mask or not, she said. Tickets are available now for 45 per person, 80 per couple and 310 for a table for 8, and can be purchased by by calling Or you may send a check to Enotah CASA, P.O. Box 2198, Dahlonega, GA The mission of CASA is to advocate for safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected children. CASA provides trained volunteer advocates for children living in foster care throughout the Enotah Judicial Circuit Lumpkin, Union, Towns and White counties. Please come and Party with a Purpose for the abused and neglected children of the Enotah Judicial Circuit, said Proctor. From Peter Pan to Shakespeare Holly camps offer variety of experiences The nationally recognized Holly Performance Academy will be offering an extensive lineup of summer camp options for young people ages 6-18 with all levels of theater experience. Registration and more information are available at www. hollytheater.com. Peter Pan Jr. Full Performance Camp, June 9-16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily: Participants will be immersed in every aspect of theater for two weeks under the direction of Nathan Gerrells. Even though the focus will be on building a quality production of Peter Pan Jr., students will gain experience in performing, technical theater and producing a show. This camp is appropriate for those who are seasoned performers and those who want a first taste of what theater is all about. Auditions will be held May 31 and performance dates are June 21, 22, 27, 28 and , additional children from the family, 150. Peter Pan Jr. Mini Performance Camp, June 23-27, 1-4 p.m. daily, ages 6-10 years: Participants will be immersed in the basics of every aspect of theater for one week under the direction of Kate McElliott. Even though the focus will be on building a mini production of Peter Pan Jr., students will gain experience in performing, technical theater and producing a show. Students will also get a chance to play some theater games and participate in making a prop for the Unicoi craft show this weekend show. This camp is appropriate for those who have performed a few times before and for those who want a first taste of what theater is all about Musical Theatre Cabaret Camp, July 14-18, 1-4 p.m. daily, ages 5-10 years: This week s focus will be on exploring all kinds of musical theatre and learning basics of acting, dancing and singing. Students will also get a chance to play some theater games and learn more about different musical theatre shows. This camp is appropriate for those who have performed a few times before and for those who want a first taste of what musical theatre is all about. At the end of the week, students will put on a cabaret of monologues and/or scenes and musical numbers from their favorite musicals. Kate McElliott, director. 125 Shakespeare Exploration Camp, July 14-18, 8 a.m. to noon, ages 12-18: This camp, directed by Jamie Fambrough, will offer teenagers the opportunity to explore the unique aspects of performing the plays of William Shakespeare. Students will participate in lessons and activities aimed at understanding the language and history of several Shakespearean plays. They will also get the opportunity to act in group scenes and monologues. This is not a performance product camp, but on the last day there will be a short presentation where the students will get to show off what they have learned. 125 rw21214b Gwen Aumann will hold two dulcimer workshops at Smithgall Woods in March. On Sunday, March 9, students will learn to tune, strum and play easy, beginning songs for the dulcimer. On Sunday, March 16, a second workshop will be offered as both a refresher for past students and a continuation of the class held on March 9. Aumann plays a number of musical instruments including piano and penny whistle, and performs with dulcimer groups. Both workshops will take place from 1-4 p.m. at Smithgall Woods State Park Visitors Center, and the cost is 35 per class or 65 for both classes. Additionally there is 5 parkpass per vehicle. Register by Feb. 28. For more information about the event, directions to the park, or to register, please call Smithgall Woods or Kell D. Gallaher, D.M.D. Bear on the Square Festival has opened registration for April 27 Master Classes in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass fiddle. The annual festival celebrating Appalachian music and art will be held on the Public Square April With a collection of musicians from throughout the southeast converging on Dahlonega for the annual festival, we take advantage of the great talent here to offer Master Classes to festival goers, said Joe Matteson, who is coordinating the classes. The list of instructors and times for Master Classes is as follows: 12:30-2 p.m: Frank Lee, Old-Time Banjo; Erynn Marshall, Southern Old- Time Fiddle; and Carl Jones, Intermediate-Advanced Old-Time Mandolin. 2:30-4 p.m.: Leah Calvert, Bluegrass Fiddle; Jason Kenney, Intermediate Bluegrass Guitar; and Chris Enghauser, Bass Fiddle. The classes are sponsored in part by SouthEastern Bluegrass Association (SEBA), and a class costs 15 per student. Or, for 20, a participant can pay for both a Master Class and a SEBA Yearly Electronic Membership. Classes will be held in the Historic Vickery House, home of the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center of the University of North Georgia. Class size is limited to eight students and early registration is strongly recommended to ensure a spot. Register online at BearOnTheSquare.org, or contact Joe Matteson at Paul Gannon, D.M.D. Bear on the Square Registration open for master classes Learn to play the dulcimer at Smithgall Woods Michael S. 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12 Page 12A The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS BLUE RIDGE ARCHAEOLOGY GUILD will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the United Community Bank on Morrison Moore Parkway. Guest speaker Cliff Shaw will discuss what it was like to live in the rip roaring wild west mining camp of Aurora, Nevada during the Civil War. He will provide an overview of what he and his fellow archaeologists have uncovered at Aurora in recent years. Visitors are welcome. LUMPKIN COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION will meet Thursday, Feb, 20, at 11:30 a.m. at Lumpkin County Parks & Rec. Brenda Cook, director of the Community Helping Place, will be the speaker. GEORGIA MOUNTAIN CHAPTER OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA meets the third Thursday September through June (Feb. 20) at Ryan s in Dawsonville. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the chapter meeting about 7:15. Retired, former and current military officers are welcome. Paul Wingo, , org THE HEAVEN S HORSEMEN, the local chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association, meets the third Thursday of the month (Feb. 20) at Papa s Pizza in Clermont at 7 p.m. If you would like to eat before the meeting, please come at 6:30 p.m. THE AMERICAN LEGION #239 AUXILIARY meets the third Thursday (Feb. 20) of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. www. dahlonegalegion.org DAHLONEGA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GROUP (YPG) meets the third Thursday (Feb. 20), 5:30 p.m. YPG is a networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals ages with the goal of enriching the community by uniting and developing the county s young professionals. For information on where each month s meeting is held, go to dahlonegaypg.com. TLC HUMANE SOCIETY meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday (Feb. 20) in the Community Room of United Community Bank, across from the Post Office. Please come and bring a friend NORTH GEORGIA TOASTMASTERS meets on the first and third Thursdays (Feb. 20) from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Room A, Hoag Student Center, University of North Georgia. Improve your public speaking skills in a positive environment. NORTH GEORGIA PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB holds a general meeting which includes a showing of members photos and a presentation or workshop at 6:30 p.m. on the third Friday (Feb. 21) in Room 217 of the UNG Continuing Education Building on South Chestatee Street. Open to photographic enthusiasts of all skill levels. Visitors and new members welcome. Meeting/field trip details at GOLD COUNTRY SQUARE DANCERS meets regularly on the first and third Fridays (Feb. 21) of each month at the Lumpkin County Senior Center, 266 Mechanicsville Road. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Join the fun and fellowship. Gale Blankenship, ; Nici Angell, THE LUMPKIN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the United Community Bank meeting room on Morrison Moore Parkway. The Party will be planning activities for this election year including a reception for Democratic candidate for Governor, Jason Carter, in Dahlonega. Special guest speakers will be Brenda Cloyd Kendrick and Kim Copeland of the Northeast Georgians for Gun Sense. Meal provided with donation. The public is invited. BLUE MOUNTAIN MASONIC LODGE #38 F&AM meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays (Feb. 25) of each month, with fellowship and a light meal at 6:30 p.m THE NORTH GEORGIA PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE SPECIAL IN- TEREST GROUP meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday (Feb. 27). The group meets at the Bowen Arts Center, Dawsonville, to share tips and critique each other s photos. New members welcome. Group/Photos.html THE TRAHLYTA CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERI- CAN REVOLUTION will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Community House on N. Park Street. Speaker is Jay Markwalter, Tourism Director for Lumpkin County. Refreshments and business meeting will follow. All women interested in tracing their ancestry to the American Revolutionary War are invited. The Daughters of the American Revolution is the United States oldest genealogical organization exclusively for women , THE WEEKEND GOLD MINERS CLUB meets the first Saturday of every month (March 1) at 5 p.m. at the Auraria Community Center. The family-oriented group offers local prospecting locations and camaraderie to those with an interest in prospecting WEGM(9346) THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS, Concord Rangers Camp #2135 Dawson County, meets on the first Monday of every month (March 3) at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park Recreation Center in Dawsonville. The public is welcome TROUT UNLIMITED, GOLD RUSH CHAPTER meets the first Tuesday of the month (March 4) at Camp Glisson. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. while it lasts. The organization holds a Fly Tying class on the second Thursday (March 13) at the American Legion Post. All members and guests are welcome. John Simmons, goldrushtu.org. Find Gold Rush Chapter-Trout Unlimited on Facebook AURARIA COMMUNITY CLUB meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month (March 4) at the Community Clubhouse on Auraria Road. Join the club for a covered dish dinner. All members and friends are welcome. The cost is only 5 to join for a year of fellowship and giving back to the community. For information about the club or renting the clubhouse call or GADDISTOWN HOMEMAKERS meets the first Tuesday of every month February through November (March 4) at 74 Fire House Lane, formerly Pre-K, across from Woody Gap School. Homemakers in the Suches area are invited. GOLD RUSH QUILTER S GUILD meets the first Wednesday of each month (March 5) at 10 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church on Friendship Road off West Moreland and Highway 129, Cleveland. Visitors and new members welcome. Elizabeth Pickel, , Jan Fambrough, THE LUMPKIN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY meets on the first Thursday of each month (March 6) at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at United Community Bank, 206 Morrison Moore Parkway. THE DAHLONEGA WOMAN S CLUB meets the first Thursday of every month, except July, (March 6) at 6 p.m. at the Community House WEEKLY MEETINGS DAHLONEGA ROTARY CLUB meets Tuesdays at noon at the Lumpkin County Parks & Rec. The club serves the county through community service, scholarships and donations. Jason Cox, , LUMPKIN COUNTY KIWANIS meets every Friday at noon at Don Pollo s. Accepting new members. Walt Breyer, THE DAHLONEGA SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB meets Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the grill upstairs in the UNG dining hall. Dan Bowers, Please submit items by Fridays to NOTE: Meeting announcements usually run for two weeks prior to the meeting. A person s a person no matter how small We do check ups Just give us a call! Heartfelt Healthcare for Your Kids Call today to schedule a visit! Across from the Wagon Wheel rw2514b H, Master Gardeners team up for plant sale The Lumpkin County 4-H club and the Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners are teaming up for our 2014 Plant Sale. This is a very important fundraising opportunity for our 4-H program. Funds from the sale go towards 4-H Camp scholarships for Lumpkin County children. This year s sale will run through March 3. The plant selection is very extensive, ranging from perennial flowers to beautiful shrubs to edible fruits. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or have never attempted planting anything before, you can find something on the list to suit your needs. Some of our most popular plants are the fruitbearing shrubs. This year, we are offering a thornless blackberry and a Heritage variety raspberry. We are also offering a Brown Turkey fig bush. Figs do well in many landscapes in Lumpkin County. I have seen several that have been bearing for many, many years without extensive fertilization. Another favorite fruit is the Rabbiteye blueberry. The Rabbiteye varieties do very well in Lumpkin County. Blueberries are native shrubs, and require little maintenance. They do require cross-pollination, so you will need both available varieties for proper fruit set. If you are looking for some solid foundation plants to beautify your home landscape, we are also offering several shrubs. Classic landscape shrubs, including camellia, Clark MacAllister Lumpkin County Extension Agent Keep up with your local news... Single copy editions of Pets of the Week TLC Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society 1735 Red Oak Flats Road , 7 days/wk 8:30-4:30 (closed for lunch). Macintosh is a wonderful boy and is looking for his forever home. He is always sitting at the door, anxiously awaiting the arrival of people! He wants all the attention and affection he can get. Macintosh will make sure you know he is there, for he is a very talkative cat. Come by and visit Mac you ll want to take him home! Lumpkin County Animal Shelter 1363 Red Oak Flats Road, Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cricket is one of the happiest, most energetic dogs you ll ever meet. A one-year-old Boxer/ Bulldog, she has a clean white coat with a few gray speckles, a charming harlequin face, cute floppy ears and a long tail that just won t quit. As a young adult, she s an animated, playful (even a little cuckoo!) dog who loves to romp and jump and needs vigorous daily exercise. When she s more mature, she should become more deliberate and dignified, needing only moderate exercise, and will make a calm, loyal companion for the rest of her life. YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER! Now available at: WALMART ( at the checkout registers ) DOLLAR GENERAL ( at the checkout register ) M C DONALD S ( outside box ) ( inside sales & outside boxes ) tt7513b gardenia, mountain laurel and three varieties of azaleas are available this year. Butterfly bush, Snowball viburnum, Virginia sweetspire, hydrangea and ferns are among the other beautiful plants on offer. For those gardeners who enjoy eye-catching color, a wide selection of perennial flowers is available. Coral bells, Lenten rose, Cardinal flower, aster, lantana, phlox are some of the beautiful perennials in stock this year. For many, especially novice gardeners or folks from other parts of the country, planting can be confusing. How do I know if the plant likes sun or shade? What type of soil conditions does the plant prefer? Will this plant grow tall or stay short? Luckily, the Master Gardeners have helped ease this confusion by posting a plant guide on our Extension web page. The guide includes sample photos of the plants and information on proper site conditions and growth habits. It will even have information about whether the plant is native or known to be deer-resistant. Master Gardeners will also be on site during plant pick up to assist with any specific questions. The plant guide and order forms can be found online at lumpkin. Click on the News and Events tab, and scroll down to the 4-H Events heading. You can also find out more information by calling our office at
13 Continued from page 11A SMILEYS TAVERN, 132 Legion Road, , www. nga.apaleagues.com Every Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Texas Hold em, 7 p.m. Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: APA (American Poolplayers Association) Tournament Every Thursday, 7 p.m.: Texas Hold em Every Friday, Karaoke Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 p.m. to midnight: Coal Mountain Band, 5. TURNERS CORNER CAFÉ, Intersection of Highway 19 North and Highway 129 North, Live music Saturday nights, 8:30-11:30 p.m. WINE TASTING Dahlonega Tasting Room featuring Habersham Wines, 16 North Park Street Public Square, (706) Folkways Craft Gallery & Wine Tasting Room, featuring The Cottage Winery Wines, , 232 East Main Street, www. FolkWaysCraftGallery.com Naturally Georgia featuring Tiger Mountain Vineyards, 90 Public Square North: Saturday, Feb. 22, 5-8 p.m.: Art & Wine Event Size Doesn t Matter. Small artwork, small wine tasting, small plates. Simply Taste Buds, a tasting room for Georgia Wines, located at Carriage House Shoppes, 11 South Grove Street Please submit Calendar listings by Fridays to Margo Booth: COMMUNITY CALENDAR Senior Services LUMPKIN COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 266 Mechanicsville Road, , ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center Art Studio. WELLNESS PROGRAMS FOR 55 AND UP: Healthways Silver Sneakers, designed for 55 and up adults, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. YOGA FLOW FOR PERSONAL FITNESS: One-hour classes promoting strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, breath control and stress relief. All fitness levels. 5/class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. Paula Bingham, , com NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR 60+: Socialize, exercise, play games and enjoy crafts, pool and more. Have a nutritious hot meal. Church/Religious Events GOSPEL SINGING SINGING SATURDAY AT SALEM BAPTIST Salem Baptist Church, located on Black Mountain Road, will have a singing featuring Spiritual Voices on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. FREEDOM MINISTRIES SATURDAY NIGHT SINGING Big Oak Gospel Music at 7 p.m. each Saturday. Featured singers on Feb. 22 are Gurleys, Clear Crystal, and Down to Earth. The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014, Page 13A The event is hosted by The Freedom Heirs and admission is free; a love offering will be collected Highway 115 South (Old Dahlonega Highway) , CHILI DINNER AT MOUNTAIN VIEW BAPTIST FEB. 22 Mountain View Baptist Church will have a chili dinner Saturday, Feb. 22, from 5-7 p.m. All proceeds go toward the church s mission trip in September. Plates will cost 5. Everyone is invited. The church is located about three miles out Highway 52 West on the right. C.J. Collins, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming congregation. On Feb. 23 Kim Palmer will present The Joy of Living which will explore life questions. Worship 11 a.m. Children s Faith Development Classes are downstairs following the announcements and story-time with child-care provided , facebook. com/gmuuc, Word of God Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates, into the city. ~Revelation 22:14 J &L Machine Hamp Mill Rd., Dahlonega, GA cp21914b Worship at the Church of Your Choice We re Your Full Service Pharmacy Prescription Specialists 3043 Morrison Moore Pkwy., Dahlonega, GA A WE LIKE TO SAY YES! Memorial Drive, Suite B Dahlonega, GA See us for the Best Quality & Price MARSHALL S AUTO PARTS 1530 Morrison Moore Parkway W. (Hwy. 9 S.) Just above Trammell Tire Homemade Candies and Confections On The Square New location: 15 Arcadia Street on the corner of Arcadia & South Chestatee Streets PPALACHIA N CONTRACTING SERVICES Jim Combs Apoon, Inc., PO Box 459 / Dahlonega, GA / Fax: STRINGER INSURANCE AGENCY See Us For Your Church Insurance Needs SOMETHING DIFFERENT! Breakfast! 60 S. Chestatee St., Dahlonega, GA St. Peter Lutheran Church 450 D North Grove St., Dahlonega CARTER CARPET CLEANING Welcome to the 21st Century Solution Mills Fuel Service, Inc. For All LP Gas Services D Walmart Way Dahlonega, GA Sunday Worship: 10:30am Pastor David J. Fields 523 Ben Higgins Rd. Sun. Sch.: 10am, Sun. Worship: 11am Wed. Prayer Meeting: 7pm Pastor Bobby Whitmire Auraria Rd. (Old Hwy. 9E) Dahlonega, GA Sun Sch.: 10am, Sun Worship: 11am Wed Bible Study: 7:30pm Auraria Rd. (Old Hwy. 9E) Dahlonega, GA before Longbranch Elementary Sun. Sch.: 10am, Worship: 11am & 7pm Tues.: Overcomer s Outreach 6:30pm Pastor Rev. Michael B. Rodgers Sun. Sch: 10am, Worship: 11am & 6:30pm Wed.: Bible study at 7:30pm Sun. Sch.: 10 a.m., Worship 11am - all Sundays except 5th, Wed. Services: 7:30pm, Cavender Creek/Porter Springs Intersection Pastor Rev. Stephen Adams is a Christ-centered community where family integrated worship is practiced & covenant life is experienced. Sundays, 10:30am for worship, Co. line, Hwy 60. Community groups meet during the week. A non-denominational Protestant Church Sunday School 9:15 am, Worship 10:30am Women s Bible Study 9:30am Thursdays Sun.: 10am Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship, 6:30 p.m. Worship Wed.: Prayer meeting, youth group & children 7pm Rt. 2 (Hwy. 115) Dahlonega, GA Pastor: Pierce Ashmore Worship Sun. 6pm Tues. evening 7:30pm morning 11am & each 2nd Sun. night at 7pm Bible Study Wed. 7pm Meets every Sunday at 11am Singing every 3rd Saturday at 7pm Located above Turners Corner Dr. Paul E. Bellino, Pastor, Sun. Service: 6pm at the Gold City Guns Sponsored by: Timothy P. Ragland Location: Town Creek Church Road Pastor: Dale Abernathy Sundays, 10:30am Lumpkin County High School Dr. McKay Caston, Lead Pastor Pastor: Randy Anderson DAHLONEGA ASSEMBLY OF GOD Wednesday Bible Study Pastors Steve & Cindy Landers Sunday - 9:30am Contemporary Worship 11am Traditional Service Pastor: Rev. Bill Hutcheson Sun. Sch.: 9:30am, Worship: 10:30am across from the High School DAHLONEGA CHURCH OF GOD Sun. School: 9:30am, Worship: 10:30am Larry Henry, Pastor 150 Warwick St. (behind BB&T), Dahlonega 5:30pm Sat, mix of traditional & contemporary worship 8:30am Sunday, traditional worship 9:30am Sunday, contemporary worship 11am traditional worship 107 South Park St. Damascus Church Road Highway 60, Dahlonega Pastor: John Roden Sun. Sch. 10am, Sun. Worship 11am Sunday Evening: 1st & 3rd Sunday, 6pm Bible Study: Wednesday 7pm serving Dahlonega since 1871 Rev. Darrell E. Watkins, Pastor Wed. 7pm Bible Study, Sun. 11am A ministry of the Church of God of Prophecy Sun. Worship: 10:30am, Wed. Bible Study: 7pm Wed. Children s Church: 6:30pm Pastor: Bo Robinson 5320 Long Branch Rd, Dahlonega Adult Prayer/Bible Study 7pm Pastors Joel & Connie Crotzer Sunday Service 11 a.m., Wednesday 7pm Corner of Happy Hollow Rd. & West Circle, Dahlonega Pastor: Ronnie Fuller 1067 Old Dahlonega Hwy. Worship Sunday 5pm Singing each Sat, 7pm Sun Sch.: 10am, Sun. Worship: 11am Wed. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Mechanics St., off Pine Tree Connector, Dahlonega Sun. Worship: 11am, Children s classes 11:30am following announcements & story time. Child care is provided. Sunday 10:30am Lumpkin Co. Community Center 365 Riley Rd., Dahlonega, off Morrison Moore Pky. Sunday: 10:30am, Wednesday: 6pm Sun Sch: 10am, Worship: 11am & 6pm Wed. Prayer Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. J. Mark Biddy Hwy. 9 S off John Perry Rd Wednesday evening classes at 7pm 321 Kilough Church Rd., Dawsonville, GA Bible Discussion - 10am Sunday Bible Study & Ministry School 7:30pm Wed. Serving Since 1963 Sunday 11am, Wednesday 7pm Special Youth Services twice a month Pastors: Darrell & Cat Myers Hwy. 52 West, 7 miles out of town on right, before Amicalola Falls 385 Lumpkin Co. Pkwy., Suite D 7pm - Adult Bible Study & Youth Service Pastor: Bishop David Hoard Porter Springs Road Sun. School 10am, Sun. Worship 11am & 7pm Wednesday night 7:30pm Sun Sch: 10am, Worship 11am Every Wed. - Choir Practice 6:30pm, Bible Study and Youth Group 7pm Pastor Tim Pruitt Sunday School 10am Sunday Worship 11am Hwy. 52, Dahlonega, GA Hwy. 52E, Dahlonega, GA Pastor: Les Fuller Sun Sch: 10am, Worship Service 11am Bible Study Wed. 7pm Sun. School 10am, Sun. Worship 11am 5th Sunday Youth Worship 11am Wed. Service & Youth Service 7pm Pastor Darren Palmer Sun. Sch.: 10am, Worship: 11am Pastor: Rev. Jack Pilcher Worship: 1st & 3rd Sundays 11am Every Sun.: Sun. Sch.10am, Worship 11am Pastor: Rev. Dennis Fortner Camp Wahsega Rd. at the Ranger Camp Sun. Sch.: 10am, Preaching: 11am Bible Study: 7pm every Wed. Pastor: Rev. Stephen Gerrells Services of Prayer, Education & Inspiration Leader: Joseph C. Whitner THM Pastor Todd Skinner Rev. Danny Jones, Senior Pastor Sunday School: 10am Sunday Worship: 11am Wednesday Bibly Study: 7pm Pastor: Shane Wehunt Eastern Orthodox Sunday Service 10:30am Sun. Services, 11am & 6pm, Wed. Service 7pm Holy Communion 2nd Sunday of each month, 11am service Pastor Dartanion Combs web: Sun. Sch.: 10am, Sun. Worship: 11am Pastor: Jason Fuller Philippi Community Cavender Creek Rd. Sun. Worship: 11am, Sun. Sch.: 10am Pastor: Stephen Horne, Hwy. 52 W, Dahlonega, (0.2 mi W of Hwy. 9) Rev. Kris Butler welcomes everyone! Services on 1st & 3rd Sundays, 11am Sun. Sch.: 10am, Worship: 11am & 6pm Wed. Prayer Meeting: 7pm Pastor: Jimmy Payne Meeting at Parks & Rec Sunday at 11am Bobby Pierce, Pastor 9am Sunday School 10am Sunday Worship/Holy Eucharist Coffee follows service. 11:20am Adult Christian Ed. when announced web site: Rev. Albert G. Daviou, Rector Mass Schedule: Saturday 5pm, Daily Mass: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 8am, or by appointment Sunday School at 9:15am, Sunday Worship at 10:30am Rev. Gerhard C. Michael, Jr. Sunday School 10am, Preaching: 11am Tuesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Roger Stover 1 mile on Black Mtn. Rd. Wed. 7pm Prayer Meeting Traditional Jewish Synagogue Meeting at 150 Warwick St. in the Dahlonega Presbyterian Church building Sun Sch.: 10am, Worship: 11am Wed. Bible Study: 7pm Rev. Tony Allison, Pastor 5 miles south off Hwy. 9, on Siloam Rd. Sun. Sch.: 10am, Worship: 11am Wed. Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7pm Marty Murphy, Pastor 7662 Hwy 115 W. Cleveland Sun. Sch.: 10am, Worship: 11am Sun. Evening: 6pm, Wed. Bible Study: 7pm Pastor: Douglas R. 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14 Page 14A, The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014 NEWS Time s Running Out! When they re gone, they re gone! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND A Pictorial History of Lumpkin County, Georgia A Publication of Vol. II DON T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! In 2011, the first volume of A Pictorial History of Lumpkin County, Georgia sold out in a matter of weeks. ONCE THEY ARE GONE, THEY ARE GONE. Makes An EXCELLENT GIFT! AVAILABLE NOW! The history books have now arrived and are available for immediate pickup. If you pre-orderd a book, your copy has been set aside and you are welcome to pick it up at your convenience. If you ordered a copy to be mailed, it is on the way. If you haven t ordered your copy, NOW IS THE TIME. Place your order today! RETURN ORDER BLANK OR CALL TO RESERVE YOUR COPY _ Please enter my order for: A Pictorial History of Lumpkin County, Georgia, Vol. II copy(s) STANDARD tax I am enclosing payment in full. Please ship my book(s) to the address at right. I have enclosed an additional 7.00 for each book to be shipped. Name Address Phone Mail to: The Dahlonega Nugget, PO Box 36, Dahlonega, Georgia Phone: cp1814b
15 Sports LCHS Wrestling uaaaa State Tournament CL Section B The Gold of the News at West Laurens High School Friday-Saturday February February 19, 2014 Greg Finan, Jr. Sports Writer State bound A race I can get behind Recently I saw a notice in the Community pages of The Nugget that said, Chocolate Rush Race. I must admit that I was instantly intrigued. I found out that the race was held to raise money for the LCES Relay For Life Team with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society, according to Beth Fugich, who helped to put together the race. The Chocolate Rush Race had T-shirts, music, raffles, kids attractions and even a bonfire. The money it raised went to a great cause. But, none of that is what truly interested me. It was the chocolate. How often do you ever hear of a chocolate themed race? I had never heard of such wonderfulness in my life. I have quite the sweet tooth, and no real interest in exercise. But, I d run for chocolate. Apparently I m not the only one who loves sweets, as 200 competitors took part in the trail run. The overall male winner was Dylan Forester with a time of 17:11. The overall female was Faith Bobak with a time of 26:15. Their awards were a medal and a giant Hershey s bar. Fugich is hoping that the Chocolate Rush Race will become an annual event. If it is, sign me up for next year. I can help those who are suffering from cancer and satisfy my sweet tooth at the same time. What could be better? Photo by Greg Finan, Jr. Abbi Hunt and Alexis Satterfield take time to celebrate after the Lady Indians 2-1 season opener victory versus White County. Lady Indians soccer team wins thriller By Greg Finan, Jr. The Dahlonega Nugget With minutes left in the game, the Lady Indians soccer team scored a go ahead goal to defeat hosting White County 2-1 in their season opener last Saturday, Feb. 15. See Last, Page 3B Read The Nugget s sports stories on your smartphone Scan today s tag to check out all the recent sports stories and photos from our website. Indians defeat Longhorns to secure State Tournament berth By Greg Finan, Jr. The Dahlonega Nugget The Indians offense shot the lights out in the first round of the AAAA Region Tournament helping, them best host Lanier High School last Saturday afternoon. The win guaranteed the Indians their first State Tournament appearance in seven seasons. The Indians shot 62.5 percent from the field while holding the Longhorns to 48.5 percent shooting. It was an impressive offensive showing by Lumpkin County in a must win game. We moved the ball so well in the first half, said Chris Guthrie, LCHS s head boys basketball coach, after the game. We got really easy shots and knocked them down. The Indians offense flowed smoothly throughout the game, allowing three Lumpkin County players to score in double digits. Daniel McCrary led the Indians in scoring with 20 points and set Lumpkin County s offense up with seven assists in the victory. McCrary shot 66.7 percent on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. Evan Bafile hit 5-of-8 from the three point line on his way to scoring 17 points for the Indians, who shot 66.7 percent from beyond the arc as a team. Bafile, also, had a monster night on the boards with 19 rebounds. Austin Holman made his presence in the low post known against the Longhorns as he shot 70 percent Photo by Greg Finan, Jr. Santiago Bartolome dribbles past the White County defensive back line on his way to scoring the first of his two goals in the game in the Indians season opener last Saturday afternoon. Indians soccer blanks White County By Greg Finan, Jr. The Dahlonega Nugget The Indians varsity boys soccer team took to the pitch and cruised to a 5-0 victory over hosting White County last Saturday in their season opener. The game was dominated by excellent possession play, unselfish passing and timely striking by the Indians. White County had no answers for Photo by Greg Finan, Jr. Johnathan Gilreath knocks down two easy points during the Indians victory over the Longhorns of Lanier last Saturday afternoon. The win guarantees the Indians a spot in the State Tournament for the first time since the season. See Basketball, Page 3B Lumpkin County s strong offensive runs and solid passing. While you are on the field, I want you to play hard, said Jansen Haight, LCHS s head boys soccer coach, to his team before the game. I don t care if See Soccer, Page 3B Dakota Sullens takes a tearful exit after fouling out late in the fourth quarter during the first round of the AAAA Region Tournament on Monday, Feb. 10. By Greg Finan, Jr. The Dahlonega Nugget The Lady Indians season came to a heartbreaking close in the first round of the AAAA Region Tournament hosted by Lanier High School on Monday, Feb. 10 when they were upset by Eastside The Lady Indians, the number three seed in the tournament, found themselves down by two points to the Lady Eagles of Eastside, the number six seed, with 13.9 seconds left in the game. With possession of the ball, the Lady Indians threw the inbounds pass to Jessica Barker. Barker got a good look and heaved up a three point shot that rattled off the front of the rim. Madison Owenby flew into the lane and grabbed the rebound. Owenby tried to shoot the ball, but was fouled hard by the Eastside defender. The foul set up a 1-and- CL Photo by Greg Finan, Jr. Lady Indians season ends Rifle team members invited to Junior Olympic Championship By Greg Finan, Jr. The Dahlonega Nugget See Lady, Page 3B Three members of the LCHS rifle team received invitations to compete at the Junior Olympic Championships held in Colorado Springs, Colorado in April. Dakota Spivey was invited to compete in the men s small bore,;morgan Tritt was invited to take part in the men s air rifle; and Heather Johnson was invited to shoot in the women s air rifle. The competition is part of The National Junior Olympics program, a program that provides year-round competition for shooters throughout the country. Junior shooters, such as Spivey, Tritt and Johnson, are able to participate in State Competitions sanctioned by USA Shooting which allows them the chance to receive an invitation to shoot at the National Junior Olympic Championships hosted by USA Shooting. The program serves as an import- See Rifle, Page 3B
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17 SPORTS Basketball team secures State Tournament berth with win Continued from Page 1B The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014 Page 3B on 7-of-10 shooting. Holman would end the game with 14 points. The Indians benefitted from solid shooting behind the charity stripe. The team shot 66.7 percent from the free throw line, hitting 12- of-18 in the game. I was very proud our boys played so well, Guthrie said. All their hard work paid off. It s the first time since the season we have made it to State. Fifteen wins is the most we have had in a very long time. Photo by Greg Finan, Jr. With an overall record of Evan Bafile hits one of his five three 15-11, this season has been pointers versus the Longhorns on his way a tremendous turn around to scoring 17 points in the victory. Bafile, Page from 4C the The Indians Dahlonega 4-23 overall record just one year also, pulled down 19 rebounds in the ago. All their hard work paid off wins is the most we have had in a very long time. LCHS s head boys basketball coach, Chris Guthrie At press time, the Indians were set to face off versus Johnson in the second round of the AAAA Region Tournament at Lanier High School. The last time the two teams met, Johnson blew out the Indians on their home court. However, an Indians win in the game could have huge implications for Lumpkin County. We played a good two and a half quarters against Johnson last time, Guthrie said. We need a complete game to win against Johnson. A win and we would host the first round of the State Tournament at the Nugget, Longhouse. Photo by Greg Finan, Jr. Austin Holman throws up the rock for two points. Holman scored 14 points in the Indians victory in the first round of the AAAA Region Tournament last Saturday. Rifle team to compete in Junior Olympics events Continued from Page 1B ant element of the pipeline development system in promoting shooting sports. The program allows junior shooters to obtain national competitive experience for future development and serves as an opportunity to appoint the top finishers to the National Junior Team. If the three Lumpkin County shooters perform well at the event, they will have a chance to join the USA Olympic development team or be brought along for the next summer Olympics. Although it is not unheard of, the selection of three members of the same team is extremely rare. Especially when all three were selected in the first round of picks. The invitations illustrate the successes of a solid Lumpkin County rifle program which has become a powerhouse on the shooting scene over recent years. Carlos Osorto crosses the ball into the 18-yard box during the Indians season opening shut out of White County. (Top) Heather Johnson s accurate shooting has allowed her to be invited to the women s air rifle portion of the Junior Olympic Championships. (Left) Morgan Tritt s solid focus on the shooting range landed him an opportunity to take part in the men s air rifle competition. (Right) Dakota Spivey is all smiles after receiving his invitation to take part in the men s small bore competition at the Junior Olympics Championships in Colorado Last minute goal leads Lumpkin to victory over Lady Warriors in Continued from Page 1B Alexis Satterfield kicked in the game winning goal for the Lady Indians off an assist by Destiny Belkiz with 3:26 left in the game. We need to take this win and build off of it, said Don Brock, LCHS s head girls soccer coach. I felt like we could have done a lot better. Lumpkin County took an early 1-0 lead in the first half when Abbi Hunt connected on a penalty kick after a foul was called on the Lady Warriors inside the 18-yard box. White County kept up the pace and added a goal of their own at the start of the second half. The tying Lady Indians lose heartbreaker to end season Continued from Page 1B Photos by Greg Finan, Jr. goal threw the Lady Indians off of their game plan. We were a little tentative in the second half, Brock said. After they scored their goal we started to play kickball. Despite being a bit off, the Lady Indians kept the pressure on White County with solid possession. Lumpkin was finally able to get through the defensive back line of White County with Belkiz s through ball to Satterfield in the closing minutes. The defensive effort of the Lady Indians displayed a strong core of players who didn t allow much action past midfield. The Lady Warriors offensive efforts were thwarted by the back line of Lumpkin County time after time. We need some work, Brock said, but, we could be one of the best back lines in the region this season. The Lady Indians will take to the pitch when they host Gainesville at the Burial Grounds on Friday, Feb. 21. We need to take this win and build on it. Varsity girls soccer coach, Don Brock Soccer team scores five goals in season opener Continued from Page 1B you are up by three goals or down by three goals, if you are on the field, I want you to give your all. Haight s pleas did not fall on deaf ears. The Indian players responded by scoring a goal with 28:22 left in the first half. Josh Booker struck the ball into the back of the net with a solid kick that sailed past the outstretched hands of the White County keeper. Seven minutes later the Indians would strike again. This time Eddie Quiroz was able to break through the defensive back line of the Warriors and kick a lob over the keeper s head for Lumpkin County s second goal of the match. The Indians would score one more goal in the first half off a corner kick by Chandler Smith. Smith s cross hit the near post, bounced off the White County goalie s hand and dribbled to the back of the net. The second half saw much of the same dominance by the Indians players. Santiago Bartolome scored two goals, one unassisted and one assisted by Quiroz, in the second half to give Lumpkin County a commanding 5-0 lead. With the high-powered offense clicking and the defensive back line only allowing one shot on goal, the Indians looked like a team to be reckoned with this season. The Indians will look to continue their winning play when they face off versus Gainesville at the Burial Grounds on Friday, Feb. 21. While you are on the field, I want you to work hard. LCHS s head boys soccer coach, Jansen Haight (Left) Eddie Quiroz displays his dribbling skills as he tries to get around his defender. Quiroz scored one goal and had one assist in the 5-0 victory over White County in the Indians season opener last Saturday afternoon. Photo by Greg Finan, Jr. Lacey Robinson knocks down a bucket from the low post. Robinson led the Lady Indians in scoring with her 16 points versus Eastside on Monday, Feb situation that could have potentially tied the game. 7.4 seconds remained on the clock. Owenby would miss the free throw and Eastside would pull down the rebound. After a Lumpkin County foul, Eastside would knock down two free throws to put the game away We were so close, said Matt Youngblood, LCHS s head girls basketball coach. We just couldn t make a shot when we needed to. We battled back from being in a hole, but just didn t have enough in the end. The Lady Indians had tied the game at 41 in the fourth quarter, but hit only one free throw in the last 4:20 of the game. The Lady Indians missed their final nine shots of the game, including Barker s three that could have given Lumpkin County the lead in the final seconds. Lacey Robinson led Lumpkin County in scoring with 16 points. Dakota Sullens contributed 11 points before she fouled out late in the fourth quarter. Rylie Vaughn and Karlie Gooch each added five points for the Lady Indians. The loss gave the Lady Indians an overall record of 6-19 and ended their campaign. The six wins marks the most wins for the Lady Indians since It was quite the turn around for this team, Youngblood said. I am very proud of the girls and what they accomplished after a rough start to the season. Buffie Burson Collects 400th Career Win The 23rd-ranked University of North Georgia women s basketball team outscored the University of North Carolina Pembroke in the second half en route to a decisive Peach Belt Conference victory on Saturday, Feb. 15, in UNG s Memorial Hall. The win was head coach Buffie Burson s 400th career victory at the helm of the UNG women s basketball program. Burson s milestone comes in her 20th year at North Georgia as the veteran skipper has led her team to eight conference championships, eight national tournament appearances, including three Elite Eight and two Sweet 16 appearances. The season saw Burson s squad win 19 of 20 Peach Belt games en route to winning the school s first regular season crown. Her 300th career victory came on Dec. 30, 2006 in an blowout victory over Claflin.
18 Page 4B, The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014 Legal Advertisements gpn11 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER GEORGIA, LUMPKIN COUNTY THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFOR- MATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by Wesley Micah Porter to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Netbank, its successors and assigns, dated May 25, 2007, recorded in Deed Book 1044, Page 174, Lumpkin County, Georgia Records, as last transferred to Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP by assignment recorded in Deed Book 1121, Page 321, Lumpkin County, Georgia Records,conveying the afterdescribed property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE AND 0/100 DOLLARS (155,565.00), with interest thereon as set forth therein, there will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of Lumpkin County, Georgia, or at such place as may be lawfully designated as an alternative, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in March, 2014, the following described property: SEE EX- HIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF The debt secured by said Security Deed has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other possible events of default, failure to pay the indebtedness as and when due and in the manner provided in the Note and Security Deed. The debt remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, as provided in Security Deed and by law, including attorney's fees (notice of intent to collect attorney's fees having been given). Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above. Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP is the holder of the Security Deed to the property in accordance with OCGA The entity that has full authority to negotiate, amend, and modify all terms of the mortgage with the debtor is: Bank of America, N.A., 7105 Corporate Drive, Plano, TX 75024, To the best knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party in possession of the property is Wesley Micah Porter or a tenant or tenants and said property is more commonly known as 468 Gold Ridge Road, Dahlonega, Georgia The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the security deed. Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP as Attorney in Fact for Wesley Micah Porter McCalla Raymer, LLC 1544 Old Alabama Road Roswell, Georgia MR/tkn 3/4/14 Our file no FT10 EXHIBIT A All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 102 of the 11th District, Lumpkin County, Georgia, Being Lots 10 and 11 of Yellow Creek Estates Subdivision, as per Plat recorded in Plat Book 22, Page 9, and as shown on "Reconfigured" plats of record in Plat Cabinet ONE, Slide 117, Pages 128A and 128B, Lumpkin County, Georgia records, which Plat is incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference. MR/tkn 3/4/14 Our file no FT10 gpn02 APPLICATION FOR BEER/WINE LICENSE Jay Stone has applied with the Dahlonega City Council for a Beer/Wine Packages Sales Alcohol License for Mug Me, LLC located at 53 West Main Street, Dahlonega, Georgia gpn11 STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY of LUMPKIN NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER By virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed to Secure Debt from BRIAN LEE GASTON to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS- TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI- NEE FOR PRIMARY CAPITAL ADVI- SORS, LC dated April 24, 2008, filed for record April 28, 2008, and recorded in Deed Book 1091, Page 613, LUMP- KIN County, Georgia Records, as last transferred to CITIMORTGAGE, INC. by assignment recorded in Deed Book 1227, Page 330, LUMPKIN County, Georgia Records, said Deed to Secure Debt having been given to secure a Note dated April 24, 2008 in the original principal sum of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO THOUSAND TWO HUN- DRED THREE AND 0/100 DOLLARS (152,203.00), with interest from date at the rate stated in said Note on the unpaid balance until paid, there will be sold by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door at LUMPKIN County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in March, 2014, the property described on Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party in possession of the property is BRIAN LEE GASTON and NATASHA LOUISE GASTON or a tenant or tenants. Said property is more commonly known as: 194 WAHSEGA WAY, DAHLONEGA, GA The debt secured by said Deed to Secure Debt has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other Secure Debt has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other possible events of default, non-payment of the monthly installments on said loan. The debt remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, including attorney's fees. The individual or entity that has full authority to negotiate, amend, and modify all terms of the loan is CITI- MORTGAGE, INC., 5280 CORPO- RATE DR, FREDERICK, MD ; (866) Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, whether or not now due and payable), the right of redemption of any taxing authority, any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Security Deed. Said property will be sold as the property of BRIAN LEE GASTON and NATASHA LOUISE GASTON. CITIMORTGAGE, INC. As Attorney-in-Fact for BRIAN LEE GASTON Phelan Hallinan & Jones, LLC 303 Perimeter Center North, Suite 800 Atlanta, GA Telephone: Fax: PH # This law firm is acting as a debt collector. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. EXHIBIT A ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT 695 OF THE 12TH DIS- TRICT, 1ST SECTION OF LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA, CONSISTING OF ACRES, MORE OR LESS, TOGETHER WITH ALL IMPROVE- MENTS LOCATED THEREON, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY SET OUT AS LOT 7 OF THE MEADOWS OF CANE CREEK SUBDIVISION ON A PLAT OF SURVEY PREPARED BY JOHN T. GASTON, GEORGIA REG- ISTERED LAND SURVEYOR. THIS PLAT IS RECORDED IN PLAT CABI- NET 1, SLIDE 131, PLATS 8A-11, LUMPKIN COUNTY RECORDS, AND IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE FOR A MORE DE- TAILED DESCRIPTION. gpn11 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER State of Georgia, County of LUMPKIN. Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Deed to Secure Debt given by CELLSO D. PEREZ to WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC., dated 06/28/2002, and Recorded on 07/02/2002 as Book No. 029 and Page No , LUMPKIN County, Georgia records, as last assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. (the Secured Creditor), by assignment, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note of even date in the original principal amount of 86,500.00, with interest at the rate specified therein, there will be sold by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash at the LUMP- KIN County Courthouse within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in March, 2014, the following described property: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN LAND LOT 73 OF THE 11TH LAND DISTRICT, ORIGI- NALLY HALL NOW LUMPKIN COUN- TY, GEORGIA, CONTAINING ACRES MORE OR LESS BEING DE- SCRIBED ON A PLAT OF SURVEY DATED FEBRUARY 2, 1996 FOR JEFF SMITH, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 30, PAGE 43, LUMPKIN COUNTY RECORDS; SAID PLAT BE- ING INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE FOR A MORE COM- PLETE DESCRIPTION OF PROPER- TY. ALSO CONVEYED HEREWITH IS A 2002 FLEETWOOF EAGLE TRACE, 24 X 48 MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NUMBER GAFL154AB ET11 WHICH IS ATTACHED TO AND MADE A PART OF THE REAL PROP- ERTY. The debt secured by said Deed to Secure Debt has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other possible events of default, failure to pay the indebtedness as and when due and in the manner provided in the Note and Deed to Secure Debt. Because the debt remains in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, as provided in the Deed to Secure Debt and by law, including attorney's fees (notice of intent to collect attorney's fees having been given). WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUC- CESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. holds the duly endorsed Note and is the current assignee of the Security Deed to the property. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., acting on behalf of and, as necessary, in consultation with FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (the current investor on the loan), is the entity with the full authority to negotiate, amend, and modify all terms of the loan. Pursuant to O.C.G.A , WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. may be contacted at: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ONE HOME CAMPUS, DES MOINES, IA 50328, Please note that, pursuant to O.C.G.A , the secured creditor is not required to amend or modify the terms of the loan. To the best knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party/parties in possession of the subject property known as 1241 JEFF SULLENS ROAD, DAHLONEGA, GEORGIA is/are: CELLSO D. PEREZ or tenant/tenants. Said property will be is/are: CELLSO D. PEREZ or tenant/tenants. Said property will be sold subject to (a) any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), (b) any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, and (c) all matters of record superior to the Deed to Secure Debt first set out above, including, but not limited to, assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, easements, restrictions, covenants, etc. The sale will be conducted subject to (1) confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; and (2) final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the security deed. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section , which allows for certain procedures regarding the rescission of judicial and nonjudicial sales in the State of Georgia, the Deed Under Power and other foreclosure documents may not be provided until final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan as provided in the preceding paragraph. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUC- CESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. as Attorney in Fact for CELLSO D. PEREZ. THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFOR- MATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE BARRETT DAFFIN FRAPPIER LEVINE & BLOCK, LLP Surveyor Boulevard Addison, Texas Telephone: (972) gpn07 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF LUMPKIN All creditors of the Estate of Barbara Lucille Anderson, deceased, late of said county and state, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to us. This 17th day of January, Bobby Marion Anderson and Teresia Anderson Satterfield Executors 381 Brandy Mountain Rd Dahlonega, GA gpn07 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF LUMPKIN All creditors of the Estate of Marie G. Grizzle, deceased, late of said county and state, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to us. This 24th day of January, Donald L. Grizzle Executor 146 Homer Edge Circle Dahlonega, GA gpn11 STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF LUMPKIN NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER Because of a default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by a Security Deed executed by Ginger L. Meade to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. dated August 4, 2006, and recorded in Deed Book 1000, Page 94, Lumpkin County Records, securing a Note in the original principal amount of 71,379.00, the holder thereof pursuant to said Deed and Note thereby secured has declared the entire amount of said indebtedness due and payable and, pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Deed, will on the first Tuesday, March 4, 2014, during the legal hours of sale, before the Courthouse door in said County, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, the property described in said Deed, to-wit: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT 94, 13TH DISTRICT, LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA AND BEING FULLY DESCRIBED BY A PLAT PREPARED BY FARLEY- COLLINS ASSOCIATES, GEORGIA REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR, DATED NOVEMBER 9, 1983, LAST REVISED NOVEMBER 12, 1984: AND AS PER SAID PLAT, THE PROPERTY CONTAINS 1.11 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 5 OF THE CAIN BRIDGE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION. THE SUB- JECT PLAT BEING OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 49, LUMPKIN COUNTY RECORDS. SAID PLAT IS HEREBY INCORPORATED BY REF- ERENCE. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS FOR PUBLIC ROADS AND UTILITIES NOW IN USE. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH ANY EASEMENTS OF RECORD OR EASEMENTS LOCAT- ED ON THE PROPERTY ABOVE DE- SCRIBED OR ACCESSING THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. Said property is known as 211 Cain Bridge Heights, Dahlonega, GA 30533, together with all fixtures and personal property attached to and constituting a part of said property, if any. Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, whether or not now due and payable), the right of redemption of any taxing authority, any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above. The proceeds of said sale will be applied to the payment of said indebtedness and all expenses of said sale as provided in said Deed, and the balance, if any, will be distributed as provided by law. The sale will be conducted subject vided by law. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the secured creditor. The property is or may be in the possession of Ginger L. Meade, successor in interest or tenant(s). Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Attorney-in-Fact for Ginger L. Meade File no SHAPIRO, SWERTFEGER & HASTY, LLP* Attorneys and Counselors at Law 2872 Woodcock Blvd., Suite 100?Atlanta, GA (770) /KLM *THE LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMA- TION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. [FC-NOS] gpn02 APPLICATION FOR BEER/WINE LICENSE Charles Wehunt, Sr. has applied with the Dahlonega City Council for a Beer/Wine Package Sales Alcohol License for CG Petrol, LLC dba Charlie's Grocery located at 995A Morrison Moore Parkway West, Dahlonega, Georgia. gpn02 APPLICATION FOR BEER/WINE LICENSE Anna Getz has applied with the Dahlonega City Council for a Beer/Wine Consumption on Premises Alcohol License for Corkscrew Cafe, LLC located at 51 West Main Street, Dahlonega, Georgia gpn15 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LUMPKIN COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: SALLY FAYE ANDERSON Petitioner CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. 14-CV-41-RG NOTICE OF NAME CHANGE Notice is hereby given that Russell L. Adkins, Jr., attorney for the Petitioner has filed a petition in the Superior Court of Lumpkin County on the 23 rd day of January, 2014, to change the Petitioner's name from Sally Faye Anderson to Sally Faye Mason. Notice is hereby given pursuant to law any interested or affected party to appear in said Court and to file objections to such name change. Objections must be filed with said Court within thirty (30) days of filing said petition. Rita Harkins, Clerk Lumpkin County Superior Court Russell L. Adkins, Jr. Attorney for Petitioner 6705 Highway 52 East, Suite C Murrayville, Georgia Telephone: PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE Probate Court, County of Lumpkin, State of Georgia Re:Estate of Robert Timothy Brookshire, Deceased Estate No-2014-LA-15 Roger Wayne Brookshire has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of Robert Timothy Brookshire, deceased, of said County. The petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the Court on or before March 3, All pleadings/objections must be signed under oath before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the following address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing. Michael A. Chastain Probate Judge by:shelley Wilson Probate Clerk 325 Riley Road,Room-122 Dahlonega, Georgia PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE Probate Court, County of Lumpkin, State of Georgia Re:Estate of William Thurmond Hood, Deceased Estate No-2014-LA-8 Thurmond and Nancy Hood has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the estate of William Thurmond Hood, deceased, of said County. The petitioner has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said petition should not be granted. All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the Court on or before February 24,2014. All pleadings/objections must be signed under oath before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the following address/telephone number for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing. Michael A. Chastain Probate Judge by:shelley Wilson Probate Clerk 325 Riley Road,Room-122 Dahlonega, Georgia gpn11 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF LUMPKIN Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained with that certain Equity Line dated December 28, 2006, from Mozetta O. Cuyler to SafeWay Mortgage, Inc., recorded on January 22, 2007 in Deed Book 1023 at Page , Lumpkin County, Georgia Records, having been last sold, assigned, transferred and conveyed to OneWest Bank, FSB by Assignment and said Equity Line having been given to secure a note dated December 28, 2006, in the amount of 150,000.00, said note being in default, the undersigned will sell at public outcry during the legal hours of sale before the door of the courthouse of Lumpkin County, Georgia, on March 4, 2014, the following described real property (hereinafter referred to as the "Property"): ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT 940 OF THE 12TH DIS- TRICT AND 1ST SECTION OF LUMP- KIN COUNTY, GEORGIA, AND LY- ING IN THE CITY OF DAHLONEGA, CONSISTING OF ONE-THIRD (1/3) ACRE, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BOUNDED ON THE NORTHEAST BY PROPERTY OF MOSE LATIMORE; BOUNDED ON THE SOUTHEAST BY PROPERTY OF J.A. MASO; BOUNDED ON THE SOUTHWEST BY PROPERTY OF J.E. GUNNELLS; BOUNDED ON THE NORTHWEST BY PROPERTY OF HOMER AND RUBY GREEN; BOUNDED AT THE WESTERNMOST CORNER BY PROPERTY OF THE DAHLONEGA HOUSING AUTHORI- TY PROPERTY; BEING MARKED BY IRON PINS AT ALL FOUR COR- NERS; BEING MORE PARTICU- LAARLY SHOWN AND DELINEATED BY A PLAT OF SURVEY PREPARED BY M.C. WICHT, REGISTERED SUR- VEYOR, ON JULY 23, A COPY OF SAID PLAT BEING FILED AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 46, LUMPKIN COUN- TY, GEORGIA RECORDS, AND THE SAME IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE FOR A MORE FULL AND COMPLETE DESCRIPTION. The debt secured by the Equity Line and evidenced by the Note and has been, and is hereby, declared due and payable because of, among other possible events of default, failure to make the payments as required by the terms of the Note. The debt remaining is in default and this sale will be made for the purposes of paying the Equity Line, accrued interest, and all expenses of the sale, including attorneys' fees. Notice of intention to collect attorneys' fees has been given as provided by law. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge, the person(s) in possession of the property is/are John P. Webb, as Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Mozetta O. Cuyler. The property, being commonly known as 55 Ivywood Lane, Dahlonega, GA in Lumpkin County, will be sold as the property of Mozetta O. Cuyler, subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien and not yet due and payable), any matters affecting title to the property which would be disclosed by accurate survey and inspection thereof, and all assessments, liens, encumbrances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record to the Equity Line. Pursuant to O.C.G.A.- Section , the name, address and telephone number of the individual or entity who shall have the full authority to negotiate, amend or modify all terms of the above described mortgage is as follows: Financial Freedom, 2900 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758, The foregoing notwithstanding, nothing in O.C.G.A. Section shall require the secured creditor to negotiate, amend or modify the terms of the mortgage instrument. The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under U.S. Bankruptcy code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Security Deed. Albertelli Law Attorney for OneWest Bank, FSB as Attorney in Fact for Mozetta O. Cuyler 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 960 Atlanta, GA Phone: (866) By: Jim Albertelli For the Firm THIS FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COL- LECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE A-FN /05/2014, 02/12/2014, 02/19/2014, 02/26/2014 gpn07 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF LUMPKIN All creditors of the Estate of Philip Brandon Hobbs, deceased, late of said county and state, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to me. This 8th day of January, Philip Gary Hobbs, Executor of the Estate of Philip Brandon Hobbs. Joy L. Edelberg, Horne & Edelberg, P.C. Post Office Box 37 Dahlonega, Georgia gpn07 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF LUMPKIN All creditors of the Estate of Polly H Neal, late of Lumpkin County, deceased, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment. This 31st day of January, Ms. Lauren Ariel Matthews Executor of the Estate of Polly H. Neal 211 Timberline Trail Dahlonega, GA gpn11 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER LUMPKIN COUNTY Pursuant to the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by Ricky A. Fields and Sheri S. Fields to Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc. dated 5/2/2002 and recorded in Deed Book I29 Page 40, Lumpkin County, Georgia records; as last transferred to or acquired by LNV Corporation, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of 225,250.00, with interest at the rate specified therein, there will be sold by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door of Lumpkin County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on March 04, 2014 (being the first Tuesday of said month unless said date falls on a Federal Holiday), the following described property: TRACT 1: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT 514, 12TH DISTRICT, 1ST SECTION, LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA AND BEING FULLY DE- SCRIBED BY A PLAT PREPARED BY MICHAEL STEWART KELLEY, GEORGIA REGISTERED LAND SUR- VEYOR, DATED JANUARY 29, 1998: AND AS PER SAID PLAT, THE PROPERTY CONTAINS ACRES, MORE OR LESS, THE SUB- JECT PLAT BEING OF RECORD IN PLAT CABINET ONE, SLIDE 12, PAGE 36B, LUMPKIN COUNTY RECORDS. SAID PLAT IS HEREBY INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. TRACT 2: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT 514, 12TH DISTRICT, 1ST SECTION, LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA AND BEING FULLY DE- SCRIBED BY A PLAT PREPARED BY SOLAR LAND SURVEYING COM- PANY, GEORGIA REGISTERED LAND SURVEYORS, DATED JUNE 17, 1995 AND AS PER SAID PLAT, THE PROPERTY CONTAINS 2.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, THE SUB- JECT PLAT BEING OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 28, PAGE 111, LUMP- KIN COUNTY RECORDS. SAID PLAT IS HEREBY INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS FOR PUBLIC ROADS AND UTILITIES NOW IN USE. THIS CONVEYANCE IS MADE SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS OF RECORDS OR EASEMENTS LOCAT- ED ON THE PROPERTY ABOVE DE- SCRIBED. The debt secured by said Security Deed has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other possible events of default, failure to pay the indebtedness as and when due and in the manner provided in the Note and Security Deed. The debt remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, as provided in the Security Deed and by law, including attorney's fees (notice of intent to collect attorney's fees having been given). Said property is commonly known as 289 Pathfinder Lane, Dahlonega, GA together with all fixtures and personal property attached to and constituting a part of said property, if any. To the best knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party (or parties) in possession of the subject property is (are): Richard A. Fields and Sheri S. Fields or tenant or tenants. LNV Corporation is the entity or individual designated who shall have full authority to negotiate, amend and modify all terms of the mortgage. LNV Corporation Loss Mitigation Department 1 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 360 Lake Zurich, IL Note, however, that such entity or individual is not required by law to negotiate, amend or modify the terms of the loan. Said property will be sold subject to: (a) any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), (b) unpaid water or sewage bills that constitute a lien against the property whether due and payable or not yet due and payable and which may not be of record, (c) the right of redemption of any taxing authority, (d) any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, and (e) any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above. The sale will be conducted subject to (1) confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; and (2) final confirmation and POLICY CONCERNING PAYMENT OF LEGAL ADVERTISING The Dahlonega Nugget requires legal ads to be prepaid before publication unless the person paying for the ad has established a credit account with the paper. While this change will not affect most governments and attorneys that regularly advertise in the paper, private individuals should plan to prepay for legal ads they are required to run. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Mark VanTassel at (706)
19 prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; and (2) final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Security Deed. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section , which allows for certain procedures regarding the rescission of judicial and non-judicial sales in the State of Georgia, the Deed Under Power and other foreclosure documents may not be provided until final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan as provided immediately above. LNV Corporation as agent and Attorney in Fact for Ricky A. Fields and Sheri S. Fields Aldridge Connors, LLP, 15 Piedmont Center, 3575 Piedmont Road, N.E., Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30305, (404) A THIS LAW FIRM MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPT- ING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN- FORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE A gpn11 NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF LUMPKIN Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed to Secure Debt, Security Agreement and Assignment of Rents ( Security Deed ) executed by Ronald Amick in favor of Community Bank and Trust dated May 31, 2007, recorded at Deed Book 1047, Pages of the Lumpkin County Deed Records, as assigned pursuant to that Transfer and Assignment of Deed to Secure Debt from FDIC, in its capacity as Receiver for Community Bank and Trust, to SCBT, N.A. d/b/a CBT, a Division of SCBT, N.A. dated January 21, 2011, recorded Did you know your paper is also online to read? N.A. d/b/a CBT, a Division of SCBT, N.A. dated January 21, 2011, recorded at Deed Book 1180, Pages , aforesaid records, FORMTEXT the undersigned will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the door of the Courthouse of Lumpkin County, Georgia, during the legal hours of sale, on the first Tuesday in March, that being March 4, 2014, the following described property: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot 220 of the 13th District of Lumpkin County, Georgia, consisting of 1.01 acres, more or less, being Lot 33 of River Trace Subdivision, Phase II, as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book 27, Page 73 of the Lumpkin County Records. Said plat being incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference. Subject to all easements, covenants, and restrictions of record or currently in use. The debt secured by said Security Deed is evidenced by a promissory note (the Note ) from Ronald Irving Amick, dated July 21, 2010, in the original principal amount of 108,536.31, as modified by Addendum for Modification, Correction and Amendment dated October 6, 2010, payable, principal and interest from the date thereof shown on said Note on the unpaid balance until paid. Default has occurred in the payment of the debt evidenced by the Note and secured by the Security Deed as a result of the nonpayment of installments owed thereunder. The total balance of said debt has, therefore, been declared due and the Security Deed foreclosable according to its terms. The debt remaining in default, the property will be sold to the highest bid- The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014, Page 5B Legal Advertisements The debt remaining in default, the property will be sold to the highest bidder for cash as the property of Ronald Amick, the proceeds to be applied to the payment of said indebtedness, attorneys' fees (notice of intention to collect attorneys' fees having been given), and the lawful expenses of said sale, all as provided in the Note and the Security Deed, said sale to be subject to any and all unpaid taxes and assessments, and restrictions, easements and liens of record with priority over the Security Deed referenced above. To the best of the undersigned's knowledge and belief, the property is in the possession of Ronald Amick and will be sold as the property of Ronald Amick. The undersigned will execute a deed to the purchaser as authorized in the aforementioned Security Deed. Ronald Amick By: SCBT d/b/a CBT, a Division of SCBT f/k/a SCBT, N.A. d/b/a CBT, a Division of SCBT, N.A. as Attorney-in- Fact Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar, LLP P. O. Box 1457 Gainesville, GA (770) gpn18 IN THE PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF LUMPKIN STATE OF GEORGIA IN RE: ESTATE OF ELIZABETH SCHAAF, DECEASED ESTATE NO PS-16 NOTICE AN ORDER FOR SERVICE WAS GRANTED BY THIS COURT ON FEBRUARY 3, 2014, REQUIRING THE FOLLOWING: TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS IN- CLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO Here is how you can view it online... TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS IN- CLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE UNKNOWN CHILDREN OF ROBERT HEISERMAN This is to notify you to file objection, if there is any, to the above referenced petition, in this Court on or before March 10, BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All pleadings/objections must be signed before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the following address/telephone number for the amount of required filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, a hearing will be scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing. Michael A Chastain Judge of the Probate Court By: Shelley Wilson Clerk of the Probate Court 325 Riley Road, Room 122 Dahlonega, Georgia gpn07 NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS STATE OF GEORGIA COUNTY OF LUMPKIN All creditors of the Estate of Walter B. Becker, deceased, late of said county and state, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are resigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to me. This 6th day of February, Donald Becker, Executor of the Estate of Walter B. Becker. Joy L. Edelberg, Horne & Edelberg, P.C. Post Office Box 37 Dahlonega, Georgia Got it. It s Time. ( In fact it s ALWAYS time )...to enjoy your hometown paper!
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21 The Dahlonega Nugget, Dahlonega, Ga., February 19, 2014, Page 7B Bell Minor Home is seeking LPN's for 7pm-7am. Please apply 2200 Old Hamilton Place, Gainesville, GA., or call for more information Gateway Health and Rehab, a 60-bed skilled nursing facility is currently accepting applications for CNAs and LPNs. Interested applicants may come by and complete an application at 3201 Westmoreland Road, Cleveland. For questions, contact Bobbi-Jo, ADON at Need experienced phlebotomist to do insurance exams in the Dawsonville/Dahlonega area. Must live in the general area. resumes to: kathy. Beige sectional sofa, Two La-Z-Boy recliners w/floral pattern, One beige leather sectional w/queen sleeper, ALL EXCELLENT CONDITION 'x8' Dump Low Pro Trailer. 3750lb. Axle. Hardly used OBO Carpeting, 16'5 x15', tan loop. Pad included, like new We Buy Scrap Gold & Silver THE GOLD SHOP Inside Mary Mini-mall Dahlonega, br/1ba convenient to GA-400 and Dahlonega, upscale neighborhood. Power, cable, Internet included. 700/mo, deposit required CHESTATEE REAL ESTATE Serving Dahlonega & The Surrounding Areas For Real Estate Sales & Property Management rw2514b AGENTS: Alan Grizzle Billy Luesing Bob Eikenberry Bradley McEntyre Cynthia Morgan Darren Martin Gordon Copeland Jenny Rhoads Joyce Knapton Keith Anderson Lana McDonald 2br/1ba, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer, well water, Hwy-19N, 600/mo Br/2Ba house for rent 10 minutes from downtown. 800/mo For great rental homes contact CHESTATEE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT NEW 2Br/1Ba, all hookups, Central Heat/Air, great location, 625/mo., 500 deposit RENTAL HOMES AVAILABLE in Dahlonega Area Small 3 BR, 1 BA cottage style home on 2 acre wooded lot. Very private, quiet location. Convenient to schools & shopping. One mile from Dawsonville square. 850 Call Joan , 2, & 3BR starting at 450. 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Owner/Agent, br/2ba duplex, close to campus, fireplace, washer/dryer included. 875/mo includes utilities Daylight Basement 3Br/1Ba, water/electricity provided, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator. 695/mo BANK ORDERED Excellent Commercial & Residential Real Estate Fannin County, GA Bidding Ends Thursday, Feb. 2:00 p.m. Offered Online Exclusively at RowellAuctions.com Subject to Auto Extend Bidding Feature Beautiful Log Cabin, Commercial Buildings, Mountain View Tract, Residential & Development Lots Blue Ridge & Morganton, GA Townhome near hospital, 2Br/2-1/2 bath Turner's Corner: Cozy, rustic, 2/1 cabin in upscale community. Privacy, views, hardwood floors, CHA, gorgeous lot,fireplace, steps from national forest, fishing, hiking, hear the chestatee river from your covered porch! or /month lease purchase avail. owner is licensed real estate agent. 2-bedroom Mobile Homes Oak Grove Mountain Village 450./mo. & up BR-3BR, 2BA, Cleveland /wk. No rent first week br/1ba, appliances, funtiure, washer/dryer, well water, Hwy- 52E, 100/week Br/2Ba mobile homes in Lumpkin County. Excellent condition 400/mo, 200 deposit Rowell Auctions, Inc A MarkNet Alliance Member AU-C % Buyer s Premium RowellAuctions.com Take My Card! Anderson Roofing & Sheet Metal Gotta Leak? Call A Pro! Serving the area since 1975 Commercial & Residential To add your business to TAKE MY CARD! Call in Dawsonville or in Dahlonega TT Br/2Ba, 16x66, C/H/A Water, Lawn care, Trash provided. 625/mo ,300 sq.ft. building, former doctor's office, near hospital Business property for Lease 2016 sq.ft. Office with 1932 sq.ft. Basement. 2,400/month. Lumpkin County Parkway, Dahlonega. Jean Ferris, Office building for sale or lease 3948+/- sq.ft. large rooms break room large storage on lower level 2,400/mo or 270,000 to purchase. Minutes to GA-400 by Chestatee Ford, Jean Ferris, Office Space Robinson Plaza South Chestatee near GA Office Space, 1,100 sq.ft. 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