***BOLO (Be on look out) Gilmer County deputies and K-9, along with Gilmer Search and Rescue and Gilmer Fire are actively searching for this missing man who has Alzheimers: Earl Townsend, a.k.a. “Tater”, White Male, Age 68, Height 5’3″, Weight 175. Wearing blue shirt, black pants, black shoes. He was last seen on foot in the area of Ridgway Circle / Ridgeway Church Road / Lakeland Drive approx. 12 miles out Hwy. 282 earlier Sunday evening. If you see Mr. Townsend, please call Gilmer County Dispatch ASAP at 706-635-8911 or dial 911.