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Her brother-in-law
Duncan Roush, Macy’s hus- the key ingredient in 50 “It’s something they’ve been
band, agreed.
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THEeconomy.
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2010We all made it.”
increase,”
Dr.
Behrens
said.
lawmakers
have cut educaCooperation
between
Dr. Behrens made “That’s where we are at this
tion funding by $4.5 billion
the Towns County Sheriff’s
sure that continued shortfall
that since 2002.
Office (TCSO) and Appa- point and we’re excited
... continued
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of revenues, increased fi- we won’t need a millage
rate
These cuts, called
lachian Drug Task Force
nancial burdens imposed by
austerity reductions, have
(ADTF) resulted in drug ar- increase.
state
cutbacks,when
increased
“Of course
this iswere
ten- basically left local school
he
said.
got in Orlando,
Fla. They
rests
in “Again,
two separatewe
cases
It was about a 95 percent
Localit Fair
Share
obliga- in
tative;
have
adverthere,
was
on
therecently.
ground.”
townwe’ll
recently
andtoleft
the loss.
boards
faced
with picking
in
Towns
County
The
basement
was
tionsLater
and mandated
salary tise the taxondigest,”
said. up the slack for mandated
Aug. 1,heChief
On that
July afternoon,
21, agents residence
pretty
much
intact,
but
pretty
requirements
won’t
impact “This said.
is a tentative approval sick leave for teachers
lightning
hadoffices
struck
again,
from
both
madethisa Floyd
much a total loss.
the upcoming
millage
rate of the“There
proposed
budget
time
on
Sheep
Cliff
Road.
Dennis
Collins
was
no oneand
in and “It
Anthony
Debordflames
other
10-month
emfelony drug arrest for the
heavy
set by
Board
of Education
millage
rate.That
The thunderfinal ap- ployeeswas
The
callof
came
in at 4:01 the
house.
as wellthe
astroops
textdistribution
Marijuana.
when
we
arrived,
members.
proval came
won’t come
untilhere
next books, maintenance and
p.m.;
the plea
for help39,
forofa storm
through
Lori
Dawn
Palmer,
did a real good job getting it
To
accommodate
the
month.”
structure fire.
operation
of school
buildHayesville,
allegedly sold a Friday afternoon across the under
control,”
he said.
“We
schools
system’sto needs
looking ings and transportation.
“It of
appears
end ofaren’t
the county.
quantity
marijuana have
from SouthThings
got
as
good
a
stop
on
it as
without
raising the millage
any Owl
better
for area
education
been
a lightning
Chief
Creek
really we could.
The Ittrue
cost
oftoo
operinside
a local strike,”
business
in The
was
just
inrate from
4.784had
mills,
Dr. took
statewide.
Floyd
said. “We
the Fire
a beating,” Chief Floyd volved
ating when
schools
is there.
much
Hiawassee.
we
got
Behrens has
kept
a tight said. “One
According
to Jeannie greater than what the state
Marshal’s
of the neighbors
O nOffice
J u lcome
y 2out
6,
Towns County Fire and
band
aroundmorning.
the proposed
“Sis”
Henry,
executive
dion
Saturday
It
apheard
a
loud
explosion
courage
citizens
who
funds and
local
taxpayers
TCSO and ADTF inves- O h i o , w e r e a l l e g e and
d
l
y
Rescue
is all
currently
120-plus
2010-2011
rector
the
Georgia
School
pears
thatmade
itbudget.
wastwo
a lightning
not
tooof
long
after
that
saw
have
knowledge
oftime
illegal
continue
to
pick
up
the
tab
tigators
felony found
to
be
in
possession
of
calls
above
this
same
last
“We
don’t need
a tax Boards
Association,
state drug
strike.arrests
We actually
flames.
for the
state.
activity
call the
drug
whichcouldn’t
origi- athe
felony
amount
of marijuana
year,
Chief
Floydto
said.
“By
the time
the Towns
County
’s
nsee
a t where
e d f r othe
m point
a n aof
n oentry
n y - that was
packaged
for dis“We’ve
had Sheriff
a rash of
into thetip.
houseDennis
was, butLloyd
some- tribution.
neighbors
noticed
Office Anonymous
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mous
A vehicle
driventhe
by lightning
strikes over the last
times those39,
lightning
strikes the
flames,
the fire was
wellalso
in- two
at (706)
89-3697.
calls
Collins,
Hayesville
suspects
was
weeks,”
he said.All
“We’ve
be A
a little
bit
elusive.”
volved,”
he
said.
“The
house
are
confidential,
no
caller
is
acan
n
d
n
t
h
o
n
y
Wa
y
n
e
seized.
had
a
bunch
of
medical
calls
Special to Towns County Herald
The35,
homeowners
live was about
2,500 square feet.
asked
to leave
theirbusy.”
name.
Debord,
Mount Orab,
Investigators
en- this
year.
It’s been
Cooperation between
the Towns County Sheriff’s
Office (TCSO) and Appalachianthey
Drug
TaskinForce
money
brought
durVendors from all along
By
Charles
Duncan
(ADTF)
resulted
in drugcrear- Chief Floyd said. “I’m not to Grady
Hospital
in Ating theCounty
inaugural
event
the
Eastern
Seaboard
are
Towns
Herald
rests by
in two
separateRakes
cases exactly sure of all the de- lanta and the
passenger
ated
promoter
[email protected]
headed
to
Hiawassee.
in Towns
County
t o C h anight
t u g ewe’ve
ReParrish,
who
spent recently.
his child- tails, but there were two w e n t“Thursday
On
July
21,
Two
Jet
skiers
were
g i othe
n a lbig H
o
s
p
i
t
a
l
hood summers
on agents
Owl riders on the Jet Ski; one got
kickoff party iatn
from
both
offices
made
a
hospitalized
following
an
Hiawassee.”
seriously injured The Ridges Resort. Friday
Creek in Southern Towns was more
Dennis Collins
Anthony
Debord
felony drug
arrestChatuge
for the than the
accident
on Lake
The
accident
was got
reother.
County.
evening
at
7
p.m.
we’ve
distribution
of
Marijuana.
last
week
in
Towns
ported
around
3:42
p.m,
“The
best
we
can
The Haulin’ Mash
Hot Rod Rally Parade
Lori Dawn
39, of tell both, suffered some the
County,
FirePalmer,
Chief
Mitch
Chief Floyd
said. she said.
Bash
features
smoked
featuring
75 cars,”
Hayesville,
allegedly
sold
a
Floyd
said.
The
names
of the
inneck
and
back
injuries,”
chicken or pulled pork
“They’ll leave the
Fairquantity
of marijuana
from
“Ita cash
appears
it was
a he said. “The operator of jured were not available
plates,
bar, Cornhole
at 7 p.m. drive
inside Jet
aand
local
in the Jet Ski was air-lifted grounds
single
Ski
accident,”
at presstown
time.and end up at
events,
livebusiness
entertainthrough
Hiawassee.
ment
by Steven Phillips and
the Downtown Square”
O n Express
J u l y Band.
26,
the Midnight
Elvisall
Impersonator
Bill
courage
citizens
who
and ADTF
invesO h i ostudents
, w e r eto awrite
l l e g ewhat
d l y Press
Association
forhand
Feature
ItTCSO
also features
lake tours
of aged
Brooks
will
be
on
as
have knowledge
illegal
tigators made two felony they
found
to be inPhillips
possession of Writing
in 1999. Sheofalso
won
know.
Steven
Chatuge.
Downtown
Hiawassee
the
Green to
Award
Ledford’s
“Lake
drugPaul
activity
call from
the
drug“This
arrests
which
origi- full,
a felony
amount
ofhotels
marijuana
Blue
Ridgepoem,
are opens
is big
for Towns
upCounty
to aSociety
live
street
North
Carolina
of
HisChatuge,”
received the
2010
Towns
Sheriff
’s
n
a
t
e
d
f
r
o
m
a
n
a
n
o
n
y
that
was
packaged
for
disfull. One lady
called today
County,” Hooper said. honorable
dance
as
Elvis
breaks
loose
torians
for
her three
poetry
chapmention
award
Office
Anonymous
Tip
Line
mous
tip.
Dennis
Lloyd
tribution.
A
vehicle
driven
by
and said
she
wasSociety.
from with
“We’re excited to be host- from
books,
Memories,
Georgia
Poetry
hisPatchwork
vocal
chords.
at (706)
89-3697.
AllSacred
calls
Collins,
39, Hayesville
the poem
suspects
wasgoing
also
Cleveland
and she’s
Mountain,
and
was
published
in Shewbird
ing
the kickoff
event again Her
The
Pioneer
Village
are
confidential,
no
caller
is
a
n
d
A
n
t
h
o
n
y
Wa
y
n
e
seized.
Fire. be
Heropen
bookswith
are demonavailable
to drive
backanthology,
and forth besociety’s
The will
this year. We’re looking for- the
asked
to
leave
their
name.
Debord,
35,
Mount
Orab,
Investigators
enat
the
John
C.
Campbell
Folk
Reach
of
Song.
ward to three days of excite- cause she can’t find a place strations, crafters are comShe’s a member of School Craft Shop, Phillips &
to stay.”
ment and a lot of new faces Georgia
in as
well asand
vendors
Lloyd
Bookshop
onlineasat:
Poetry
Society,
Byron ing
Car
show
participants
enjoying Towns County and Herbert
sociated
with
the
Cruiz-In,
Reece Society, Appa- www.Amazon.com.
are coming
from Association,
as far away Thomason
Lake Chatuge.”
said.
Finally,
those interested
lachian
Writers’
as
California,
Texas,
Illinois,
By Charles
Duncan
The event, once again North
in
participating
in the open
miCarolina
Writers’
Net“The
Antique
Farm
to Grady Hospital
in
AtChief North
Floyd
said.
“I’m
not crophone,
Brenda
Ledford
TownsKay
County
Tennessee,
and
the Carolinas.
may
sign
up at WritCarolina
Poetry Museum
sponsored
byHerald
the Towns work,
will
be
open,
the
lanta andOut.
the Each
passenger
exactly
surelisted
of
all
the
deBrenda
KayAssociation
Ledford will Society,
[email protected]
ers’ Night
person
and
with
A
Di- water
“They’re
coming
from
County
Tourism
w ethree
n t wheel
t minutes
o Cwill
h ato
t ube
g egoing
Retails,
but
there
were
two
read her poetry at Mountain rectory
has
read
prose
of
American
Poets
and
every
where,”
Thomason
has
every
hotel
booked
from
and
we’ve
got
the
moonTwo House
Jet skiers
were Fiction
g
i
o
n
a
l
H
o
s
p
i
t
a
l
in
Perk Coffee
in Hiawasriders“There
on thewere
Jet 947
Ski;cars
one or poetry. The event is free and
Writers.
said.
here
to on
Murphy,
NC, Assoshiner
there,”Itshe
said.
hospitalized
following
see,
GA
Friday,
August
13.an was more
Hiawassee.”
open
todown
the public.
also
inHer work
has appeared
seriously
injured
registered
last
year and cludes musical
ciation
Hilda
gotaccident
a interludes.
lot going
Writers’
Night Chatuge
Out
be- in
accident
onChair
Lake
Ourthe
State,
Journal of Ken- “We’ve
The
was on.
rethan
other.
5,500
went
through
the
gate.
Thomason
said.
gins
at
7
p.m.
with
Ledford’s
It’s
almost
like
another
fair,
Mountain
Perk
tucky
Studies,
Appalachian
last week in Towns
ported around 3:42Coffee
p.m,
“The
best
we
can
Rakes says
he believes
the House
reading.
An
open
microphone
“Rakes
said
he’llMitch
have Heritage,
is located
at 195 Main
North
Carolina Hua different
flavor.”
County,
Fire
Chief
Chief
Floyd
said.
tell both,
suffered
some just
follows
for
people
who
wish
to
event
will
grow
by
more
in Hiawassee,
GA. For
manities,
Broad
River
Review
2,000
cars
registered and neck and back injuries,” StreetOn
Saturday
evening,
Floyd
said.
The
names of
the inread
theirpeople
work. for the three (Gardener-Webb
more
information,
University),
than
40
percent
this
year.
10,000
the
Cruiz-In
comes
to acontact
close
appears
was a Chicken
jured
were
notowner,
available
he said.
“The
operator
of
A“It
native
of ClayitCounty,
Mountain
Perk
Soup
For
the
Soul,
“The folks that came with a special concert byMary
day
event,”
“It’s
go- the Jet
the
single
Jetshe
Skisaid.
accident,”
at
press
time.
NC,
Ledford’s
work
reflects
Ski
air-lifted
at: (706) 896-9385,
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Echoes
Across
last yearExtra,
saidwas
they’d
defi- LawrenceMedallions
ingAppalachian
to be hugeheritage.
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The
her
She the
or Writers’ Night Outand
coordiBlue Ridge, and other pub- Swingin’
nitely be back if we held it Drifters
County.her
It’llHayesville
increase allHigh
the lications.
at Anderson
Music
recalls
nator, Karen
Paul Holmes
at:
Fairgrounds
again,”
School
English
Hotel/Motel
tax,teacher,
the salesMrs.
tax. at theLedford
(404)at316-8466,
received
third Hall
7 p.m. or kpaulholThomason
said.
“They
felt [email protected]
Josephine
Thurman,
encourfrom the
North
Carolina
NT(Aug11,A3)SH
“All the
hotels are
full, place
“There are tickets
still
really
safe
here
last
year
I mean all of them,” she said.
available and you can get
“All the cabins and condos with their cars. They could them at the window at the
are full; the Georgia Moun- go off and leave their car Fairgrounds,” she said. “It’s
tain Fairgrounds camp- and know it would be safe. going to be a wonderful
“The popular opinion weekend. I think a lot of our
ground is full.
“Everything is full,” is that we’ve got the pretti- local folks are coming out for
she said. “There filling up in est and safest place in the this. We’ve had a lot of loBlairsville and Murphy, NC. United States to hold a car cal folks call about this event
Hotels in Hayesville, NC are show,” she said.
and that’s good.”
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Jet Ski accident injures two
into the house was, but some“We’re
excited
to bestrikes
hosttimes those
lightning
ing
the
kickoff
event
again
can be a little bit elusive.”
this year.
looking live
forTheWe’re
homeowners
ward to three days of excitement and a lot of new faces
enjoying Towns County and
Lake Chatuge.”
money
they
brought
durThe
event,
onceinagain
ing
the
inaugural
event
cresponsored by the Towns
ated
by
promoter
Rakes
County Tourism Association
Parrish,
spent
his childhas
everywho
hotel
booked
from
hood
summers
on AssoOwl
here to Murphy, NC,
Creek
in
Southern
Towns
ciation Chair Hilda
County. said.
Thomason
The Haulin’
“Rakes
said he’llMash
have
Bash
features
smoked
2,000 cars registered
and
chicken
or pulled
10,000
people
for the pork
three
plates,
a cash
day
event,”
shebar,
said.Cornhole
“It’s goevents,
and
live
entertaining to be huge for
Towns
ment by It’ll
Steven
Phillips
County.
increase
all and
the
the
Midnight
Express
Band.
Hotel/Motel tax, the sales
tax.
It also“All
features
lake tours
of
the hotels
are full,
Chatuge.
I mean all of them,” she said.
“This
is bigand
forcondos
Towns
“All the
cabins
County,”
Hooper
said.
are full; the Georgia Moun“We’re
excited
to
be
hosttain Fairgrounds camping
the
kickoff
event
again
ground is full.
this year.
We’re looking
for“Everything
is full,”
ward
to
three
days
of
exciteshe said. “There filling up in
ment and aand
lot Murphy,
of new faces
Blairsville
NC.
enjoying
Towns County
Hotels
in Hayesville,
NCand
are
Lake Chatuge.”
The event, once again
sponsored by the Towns
County Tourism Association
has every hotel booked from
here to Murphy, NC, Association Chair Hilda
Thomason said.
“Rakes said he’ll have
2,000 cars registered and
10,000 people for the three
day event,” she said. “It’s going to be huge for Towns
County. It’ll increase all the
Hotel/Motel tax, the sales tax.
“All the hotels are full,
I mean all of them,” she said.
“All the cabins and condos
are full; the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds campground is full.
“Everything is full,”
she said. “There filling up in
Blairsville and Murphy, NC.
Hotels in Hayesville, NC are
neighbors noticed the
and
said
waswell
from
flames,
the she
fire was
inCleveland
and
she’s
going
volved,” he said. “The house
to
and
forthfeet.
bewasdrive
aboutback
2,500
square
cause she can’t find a place
to stay.”
Car show participants
are coming from as far away
as California, Texas, Illinois,
Tennessee, and the Carolinas.
“They’re coming from
every where,” Thomason
said. “There were 947 cars
registered last year and
5,500 went through the gate.
Rakes says he believes the
event will grow by more
than 40 percent this year.
“The folks that came
last year said they’d definitely be back if we held it
at the Fairgrounds again,”
Thomason said. “They felt
Phillips
really Steven
safe here
last year
full,
Blue
Ridge
hotels
are
with their cars. They
could
full.
One
lady
called
today
go off and leave their car
and know
said itshe
wasbefrom
and
would
safe.
Cleveland
she’sopinion
going
“The and
popular
to that
drivewe’ve
back got
andthe
forth
beis
pretticause
she
can’t
find
a
place
est and safest place in the
to stay.”States to hold a car
United
Car
show,”
sheshow
said.participants
are coming from as far away
as California, Texas, Illinois,
Tennessee, and the Carolinas.
“They’re coming from
every where,” Thomason
said. “There were 947 cars
registered last year and
5,500 went through the gate.
Rakes says he believes the
event will grow by more
than 40 percent this year.
“The folks that came
last year said they’d definitely be back if we held it
at the Fairgrounds again,”
Thomason said. “They felt
really safe here last year
with their cars. They could
go off and leave their car
and know it would be safe.
“The popular opinion
is that we’ve got the prettiest and safest place in the
United States to hold a car
show,” she said.
dance as Elvis breaks loose
lightning strikes over the last
with his vocal chords.
two weeks,”
he said. Village
“We’ve
The Pioneer
had
a
bunch
of
medical
calls
will be open with demonthis year. It’s been busy.”
strations, crafters are coming in as well as vendors associated with the Cruiz-In,
Thomason said.
Vendors
from all along
“The Antique
Farm
the
Eastern
Seaboard
Museum will be open, are
the
headed
to Hiawassee.
water wheel
will be going
“Thursday
we’ve
and we’ve
got night
the moongot
the
big
kickoff
party
at
shiner down there,” she said.
The
Ridges
Resort.
Friday
“We’ve got a lot going on.
evening
at 7like
p.m.
we’vefair,
got
It’s almost
another
the
Hot
Rod
Rally
Parade
just a different flavor.”
featuring
75 cars,” she
said.
On Saturday
evening,
“They’ll
leave
the
Fairthe Cruiz-In comes to a close
grounds
at 7concert
p.m. by
drive
with a special
the
through
town
and
end
at
Swingin’ Medallions andupThe
the
Downtown
Square”
Drifters at Anderson Music
Elvis
Impersonator Bill
Hall at
7 p.m.
Brooks
will
handstill
as
“There be
areon
tickets
Downtown
Hiawassee
available and you can get
opens
a live street
them atupthetowindow
at the
dance
as
Elvis
breaks
Fairgrounds,” she
said.loose
“It’s
with
histovocal
going
be achords.
wonderful
The IPioneer
Village
weekend.
think a lot
of our
will
be
open
with
demonlocal folks are coming out for
strations,
crafters
comthis. We’ve
had a are
lot of
loing
in
as
well
as
vendors
ascal folks call about this event
sociated
the Cruiz-In,
and that’swith
good.”
Thomason said.
“The Antique Farm
Museum will be open, the
water wheel will be going
and we’ve got the moonshiner down there,” she said.
“We’ve got a lot going on.
It’s almost like another fair,
just a different flavor.”
On Saturday evening,
the Cruiz-In comes to a close
with a special concert by the
Swingin’ Medallions and The
Drifters at Anderson Music
Hall at 7 p.m.
“There are tickets still
available and you can get
them at the window at the
Fairgrounds,” she said. “It’s
going to be a wonderful
weekend. I think a lot of our
local folks are coming out for
this. We’ve had a lot of local folks call about this event
and that’s good.”
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