Fetch Your News covered four of our local counties graduation ceremonies this weekend as well as some great Memorial Day ceremonies. In this segment BKP shows a few pictures from each graduation and from each of the Memorial Day celebrations. He ends the segment Thanking all the men and women who have given their lives so that we can all enjoy the freedoms that we do daily. He makes a special Thank you to 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, Department of Homeland Security head General John Kelly’s son, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.
What a great weekend it was at the Apple Blossom Festival! Karla, Paige and all of the Gilmer Chamber board members made that event such a huge success. Karla tells BKP about some great things to do with Mom on this Mother’s Day weekend. Forest Hills is doing brunch, Chateau Meichtry & Cartecay Vineyards are having Mother’s Day specials and bands playing Saturday and Sunday. Also, Cartecay River Clean Up is Saturday, May 13th if you want to get out and give back to Mother Earth. They will end the clean up day with live music and games. The General Store at Eagle Mountain will be hosting Pick N’ On the Porch on Saturday night as well. So many great things to get into with mom on her special weekend. Karla finishes up by telling us that Taste of Ellijay is May 25th! Mark your calendars because if you like to eat you do not want to miss this! For more info on these events and more visit the Gilmer Chamber calendar.
It is a beautiful spring day here in Gilmer County. Karla and BKP take Karla’s Korner on the road today. This weekend, May 6th and 7th, is the Georgia Apple Blossom Festival. Today’s segment is on location at the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce where the festival will be held. This festival is FREE admission, pet friendly, will have kids activities, local crafts, and the business expo. Karla tells us all about the festival, what to expect when you arrive, and other fun events going on in the local area this weekend. For more information and times of other events this weekend check out the events calendar on the Gilmer Chamber site.
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Springtime in Ellijay means a lot of great upcoming events to get outside and enjoy! Dalton State College is hosting an art show for all local students from today until May 5th. There will be a reception tonight to kick off the art show. There are also ribbon cuttings this week at Premier Pools and Spas and Abby’s Ice Cream and Fro Yo. This weekend is Earth Day and it is supposed to be a beautiful weekend. In honor of Earth Day there will be a couple “clean up” events around town one will be at Harrison Park and the other will start at River Pavilion.
The next big Gilmer County event that we are looking forward to is the Apple Blossom Festival on May 6th and 7th. This is a great festival showcasing local craft vendors, food vendors and businesses. Come out, bring your pups, and meet the FYN team. We will have a “pup-cam” and treats for all our furry friends as well. Also in today’s segment with Karla hear a little confession from BKP about “his spot” at the Apple Blossom Festival.
For more information on all these upcoming events and many more check out the events calendar on the Gilmer Chamber website.
Our interview Friday with Speaker of The House David Ralston focused on rural Georgia. Ralston went into detail about the new Rural Georgia Economic Council. This council will be co-chaired by (R) Terry England from Auburn, (R) Jay Powell from Camilla and Vice Chair (R) Sam Watson from Moultry. The council will be holding meetings across Georgia to hear from elected officials, local businesses and citizens about how they feel rural Georgia economy can best be improved. Ralston said jokingly that he better not find out that one meeting took place in Atlanta.
Health care is a major concern in rural Georgia. Several hospitals have closed in rural Georgia areas including one in Ralston’s district in North Georgia. We spoke to Ralston abut one possible solution to meet rural Georgia health care needs. Ralston used the example of the first stand alone emergency room, opened by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Gilmer county. In this interview we asked Ralston if Gilmer county still had the possibility of having a full hospital.
Ralston told us that sometime within the next month Governor Nathan Deal would be visiting Gilmer county’s Fire Station 1 to sign the fire fighter’s workmen’s compensation bill. We asked Ralston the difference in this years campus carry bill opposed to last year’s bill which Governor Deal vetoed. Not being able to speak for the Governor, Ralston said he felt they made the changes necessary to get Deal to sign the bill. We also discussed the pay raises agreed upon in the 2017 legislative session for teachers, state law enforcement, and D.F.C.S workers.
Our final question in our interview friday: Speaker Ralston do you see the governor’s mansion in your future?
Tax season is quickly coming to an end. The deadline, April 18th, is almost here. Call 706-635-5563 today and make your appointment with an H & R Block tax professional. Today Beth talks to us about the importance of filing your taxes or filing an extension by the deadline. She tells us about the penalties, interest, and fees you could be looking at if you do not file by the 18th. Also, Beth does a quick review of some of the important tax tips that she has talked about in her past segments. Due to the deadline falling during the holiday weekend this year, Beth Bennett’s H & R Block Highlands Crossing location will be open on Sunday, April 16th from 1 – 5 PM to ensure they are able to take care of your tax filing needs.
It is Easter week. Happy Easter from Fetch Your News and The Gilmer County Chamber! Here in the North Georgia Mountains there are so many family activities going on this weekend. From sunrise church services to egg hunts and much more. Peter Cotton-Tail will surely be seen hopping around in Gilmer County. Also coming up this week, the Network Luncheon will be on Thursday. Representative David Ralston will be speaking at this luncheon. Get more info about this event and see all the upcoming local events on The Gilmer Chamber calendar.
This segment is sponsored by Gilmer County Chamber.
Spring is here. The weather is warming up and it is perfect for outdoor activities. In today’s segment Karla tells us about some simple things we can all do to help keep our county clean and beautiful. She talks to us about the Keep Gilmer Beautiful Committee. Their upcoming event, Earth Day on April 22nd; as well as Cartecay River Experience’s – River Clean Up Day on May 13th. See all the local events on The Gilmer Chamber’s website calendar.
Spring Break 2017 is just around the corner. If you are staying in town and you’re short on ideas of fun things to do with your children during your “stay-cation” have no fear, Karla is here! Today during her segment, Karla tells us about many things to do and places to visit right here in Gilmer County. A list of all the local businesses she discusses in this video and many more can be found by clicking here: Gilmer Chamber