Due to the potential for wintry hazardous road conditions tomorrow, Monday, December 10, Pickens County Health Department will be CLOSED all day, and Fannin County Health Department will delay opening until 10 AM. Gilmer County Health Department will delay opening until 9:30 AM. This applies to all public health services in these counties. Further updates will be posted to the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org and to our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Gilmer County is known as the “Apple Capital of Georgia” and holds an annual Georgia Apple Festival. August through November is Apple Season in Gilmer County! Enjoy our many apple houses, where you can pick your own apples.
The Ellijay-Gilmer County Water & Sewerage Authority (Authority) experienced a water main break just south of Simmons Road on Highway 5 South. The isolation for repair of the water main break caused water pressure in parts of the water distribution system to drop to dangerously low levels. When this occurs, a potential health hazard may exist in these areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water of unknown quality into the water distribution system.
In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all citizens that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressures are advised to “boil” all water prior to use for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil. Citizens should continue to boil their water until they are notified by their drinking water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption.
The areas affected include but are not limited to: Highway 5 South (south of Simmons Road), Highway 382, Old Flat Creek School Road, All of the Coosawattee River Resort, Legion Road, Sunlight Road, Wingate Road, Old South Farms Subdivision, Rolling Meadows Subdivision, Covered Bridge Estates, Tranquility at Carters Lake, Hidden Hills Subdivision, and the Preserve Subdivision off of Highway 282.
If you have any questions concerning this Public Advisory please contact the Ellijay-Gilmer County Water & Sewerage Authority at (706) 276-2202.
On Thursday and Friday, September 6th and 7th, Mountain View Elementary celebrated all of the wonderful grandparents in our lives. We had an amazing turnout, feeding approximately 175 grandparents. We are so thankful for all the people that came out and made Grandparents’ Day so special for their children!
On Tuesday, September 11th brought a sea of red, white, and blue to Mountain View Elementary School. The kids celebrated Patriot Day by wearing patriotic colors and participating in lessons that discussed the significance of September 11th.
FYN publishes the arrest reports provided by the GCSO. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-70) allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Gilmer County. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.
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