Fire and Rescue Weekly Status Report

News
Dates Structure Fires Fire Alarms Emergency Med Calls (EMS) MVC (Vehicle Accidents
2/4/18-2/10/18 1 2 89 2
Haz. Conditions Air Transports Other Total Calls
3 1 3 100

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Fire & Rescue Weekly Status Report

Police & Government
Dates Structure Fires Brush Fires Emergency Med Calls (EMS)
1/28/18-2/3/18 2 3 80
MVC (Vehicle Accidents Haz. Conditions Other Total Calls
3 1 4 93

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Gilmer Fire and Rescue Weekly Status Report

Police & Government
Dates Structure Fires Brush Fires Fire Alarms Emergency Med Calls (EMS)
1/21/18-1/27/18 1 1 2 80
MVC (Vehicle Accidents Haz. Conditions Other Total Calls
5 1 1 91

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Cherry Log Fire Station: a promise fulfilled?

Community, News

ELLIJAY, Ga. – Holding their groundbreaking ceremony over the weekend, Gilmer County has already spent months clearing land and preparing the lot on Pink Pig Lane for a new fire station.

With a contractor moving forward, officials gathered together to formally break ground on the building’s construction. Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston visited with Gilmer County Commission Chairman Charlie Paris, Gilmer County Post Commissioner Dallas Miller, and Gilmer Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett as they joined with local citizens to celebrate the project.

Officials turn the first shovel of dirt in the groundbreaking ceremony for Cherry Log's Fire Station.

Officials turn the first shovel of dirt in the groundbreaking ceremony for Cherry Log’s Fire Station.

With the original fire station in the area closed several years ago, citizens have continually expressed the importance of replacing it. A fire station in the area was promised but proved to be slow going. According to local resident Ernest Watkins, many of those in the area lost faith and didn’t believe the station would ever be built. Watkins told FetchYourNews (FYN) the station means everything to him as he had two sons who became volunteer firefighters and having the new location represents the culmination of his community coming together and being heard in what they are wanting.

Opening the ceremony, Pritchett spoke on the importance of the project saying, “Community fire and emergency response capabilities for our citizens are the most vital and important services a local government can provide.” He went on to thank the current Board of Commissioners for making the project a priority and following through with the community through consistent hurdles and obstacles they encountered.

Chairman Charlie Paris thanks Cherry Log residents for their patience in building the Fire Station.

Chairman Charlie Paris thanks Cherry Log residents for their patience in building the fire station.

Chairman Paris echoed the sentiments on the community thanking the Sisson Family who donated the land for the fire station as well as the people of Cherry Log saying, “You’ve been promised for years and years now that there is going to be a fire station here. It has been my objective to make that happen … This groundbreaking today is actually a confirmation of our promise to you that this is going to get built. We are going forward on it.”

Paris thanked citizens for their patience in the project as he and the current board have worked through the trials and tougher points of completing it.

The contract sets the station to be completed within six months from now. This sets the station to be open before next winter and available for any needs such as warming centers or shelters like any other station. Paris confirmed the new building will be a volunteer station and that the county already has volunteer firefighters planned at the location. The new location, dubbed Fire Station No. 3, will be an unmanned station that utilizes the volunteers to man the position.

With the ceremony completed and construction underway, Paris said the next step will be preparing equipment and readying the transfer of that equipment to the facility.

Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett looks on as Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston offers a few words for the fire station groundbreaking.

Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett, right, looks on as Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston offers a few words for the fire station groundbreaking.

Ralston praised the community’s efforts throughout the project saying he wanted to show his support for them. The “community spirit and pride” were what Ralston said laid the foundation. The fire station represents a “capstone” on their efforts locally. He went on to say he was very proud of the community and all they had accomplished.

His sentiment was later echoed by Paris who told FYN in a one-on-one interview that it was the community who stayed with the project. Considering some citizens becoming demoralized after the years they had waited for the project, Paris said, “The fact that we have done this, this is hard to ignore … They just wanted it to happen, and now that it is, I think the folks here are pretty happy with it.”

Paris also praised his Post Commissioners Dallas Miller and Travis Crouch for their support in the project saying, “There has never been a question about whether Cherry Log needed to have a fire station.”

Moving forward, citizens will continue to watch the project progress through construction and paving, marching ever closer to finally completing a promise years in the making.

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Fire and Rescue Weekly Status Report

Police & Government
Dates Structure Fires Fire Alarms Emergency Med Calls (EMS)
1/14/18-1/20/18 2 1 90
MVC (Vehicle Accidents Air Transports Other Total Calls
13 1 6 113

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Fire and Rescue Weekly Status Report 1/7 -1/13

Police & Government
Dates Structure Fires Fire Alarms Emergency Med Calls (EMS)
1/7/18-1/13/18 1 1 96
MVC (Vehicle Accidents Haz. Conditions Other Total Calls
8 2 10 118

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The Jimmy Story

Religion

The Jimmy Story

 Are you hurting, or concerned over a loved one?  Are you willing to love the Lord and trust Him with all your heart?  If you Love the Lord, and trust enough to turn that loved one or any issue in your life over to Him;  He will go to work for you. If it is a loved one, He will give them every opportunity to get right with Him. If you care, God cares. First of all, He cares about you and what you are going through. He is not willing that anyone should ever perish, but that they should be loved and free from sin and prosper in all their ways. The Lord gave me an understanding of this through a young man I met, named Jimmy; He worked for a man in Stuart, Fl. Jeff bought and sold cars. He would buy at the auction in Ft. Lauderdale and sale up and down the coast to dealers. I ask him if he would buy a specific car for me, for a  fee, and he said he would. He called me and said he had purchased my car, but I would need to go with him the next day to the auction to pick it up. When he picked me up, he had Jimmy with him and he was going along to pick up another car. It turned out to be a long day. He made several stops doing business deals. Jimmy and I would stay outside, and I would talk to him about the Lord Jesus. Jimmy was polite and quiet, but he would never answer me. He had a Nazis swastika tattooed on his neck which did not seem to fit his “nice guy “image.  I knew by his boss’s name that he was working for a Jew. This seemed strange to me.I seemed to be obsessed with getting Jimmy saved. I was on him all day. Late in the afternoon, I thought I was running out of time, and I said, “Jimmy, before you die, make sure you cry out, Jesus save me.” Then I said,” do you hear me, Jimmy? Remember Jimmy as you are dying, cry out, “Jesus save me.” I said it several times. He looked at me, and I am sure he thought, this old man is crazy. And I remember saying to myself, Bob, what is wrong with you? This young man is only 21 years old you have got to lighten up. This guy thinks you are a nut, and I was ready to agree with him

Someone else purchased the car that was for me, so I rode back with Jeff.  Jimmy drove another vehicle back. I talked to Jeff about Jesus.  He said his dad was a Jew, but his mother was a Catholic, and he knew about Jesus, and he was going to do better.  When we got to Jeff’s place, he had one car there with 10,000 miles on it. The car was 3 or 4 years old, but looked like new.  I made the deal. He said he would have Jimmy detail it, and I could pick it up tomorrow. The next afternoon, he had not called, so I called him . He said, “Jimmy died.” I said, what do you mean Jimmy died! The boy was only 21, and in perfect health. He said Jimmy’s mother had called and told him that he came in around eleven last night and talked a while then went to bed. The next morning she went in to wake him, and he was dead.  I told Jeff that I spoke to him about the Lord, and he said, he told me you did after you left. This is a mystery. I have no clue why Jimmy had to die, but this I know, Jimmy could not have died without me, or someone like me, that would tell him about Jesus. The Lord ordered that whole day on behalf of Jimmy. Some little Mother, Dad, or Granny had lit the fire of God over Jimmy’s life. I gave him the plan of salvation every way I knew how , and he never responded to me, but God purged Jimmy in his dying breath. What a Wonderful, Magnificent, Awesome, Loving Father and God we have. If you have a loved one out there and you have done all you know to do , just remember Father God is a family man. He doesn’t want you in heaven and your family member in hell, or suffering. Keep crying out, keep praying, start speaking with the authority that God has given you. God will consume their problem and cleanse them just for you, My friend. The word in your mouth can be someone else’s eternity. Pray, speak. Don’t forget Num23:19 “God is not a man, that he should lie,” you can, above all, trust what he has said.

Short Takes – Fire and Fury, Don’t Look for a Pulitzer!

Opinion

Fire and Fury, Don’t Look for a Pulitzer!

Fire and Fury, sounds like a book about how Trump might have devastated “Rocket-mans North Korean empire.”  But alas, not to be! Rather, it comes like a flaming torch out of the dim recesses of someone’s dark mental notions, not to illuminate the darkness, but as one wielded in the hand of an arsonist determined to terrorize while burning Trumps house down. Happily, once again It turns out to be another fruitless Liberal exercise in “Hope and Change.”

In essence, the book, by Michael Wolff, was created just to spread more confusion, but not for Donald Trump or on any allegations that he is mentally unstable, but for the trash author who, rhetorically, was carrying the torch for Democrats determination to not let him keep the prize he won by the vote of the people. Trump’s very bombastic presence in the White House, is anathema to what’s left of the Progressive hopes and dreams for a Hillary presidency. Damn, I just hate it when that happens.

The author, in his lunacy, offers another try for the demented Left to ruin Donald Trump’s credibility by seeking another path for his removal, i.e.: the 25th Amendment.  The weirdos in the mainstream media try their hardest, bless their hearts, to convince Americans, even after a full year of promises kept and positive actions taken, that Trump, borders on incompetence and, therefore, must be removed. Read the 25th Amendment, carefully. Nowhere in it does anybody but the President himself, unless he is DRT (dead right there), can write the necessary letter acknowledging his own incapacity to carry on and allow the Vice-President to assume the reins of power. No matter what, Hillary isn’t going to be President. So there!

Some will argue that genius often borders on dementia and Progressive thinkers, like Michael Wolff, want so badly for that to be true in the case of Donald Trump, that they will prostrate themselves on the altar of fake journalism to try to convince us peons in fly-over country that we sorely misjudged ourselves when we voted Donald Trump our President. I don’t think so!

To produce an entire book filled with gossip, rumors and half truths, supported by a cacophony of WAG’s, and pitch it as the truth shows where the real dementia lies. It’s in the mainstream media propaganda machine. When the author admits some of the data might actually be wrong, then Fast and Furious can be listed right up there with the GPS Fusion Dossier as essential reading for the masses. The only fire this book has generated so far is the slavish belief by the Inside the Beltway crowd that at last the truth has been revealed and it will bring down Donald Trump; And, the people will rejoice and be happy. Kinda like believing “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” & etc., isn’t it?

Fire requires three things to work: fuel, oxygen and heat. Take any one of the ingredients away and the fire will go out. Metaphorically, Trump’s handling of the administration’s immigration conference with second tier Senate and House political leaders of both parties, accomplished exactly that. He blew out the flame by opening the door of transparency, asked Democrats, for the record, to tell what it was that they wanted, made gestures of cooperation and then after nearly an hour, ushered the media, their mouths still agape in disbelief, out the door.

The Left has got to be running out of ideas to stop Trump from ruining their decades of hard work to create a multicultural and diverse America, a country of multiple languages, multiple religions, multiple cultures and chaos and confusion for all. It’s all got to stop!

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em.! (10Jan18)

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