North Georgia Chairmen urge Kemp to close State Parks

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Blue Ridge, Ga. – Twelve Commission Chairmen from North Georgia counties have joined together and signed a letter asking Governor Brian Kemp to shut down the State Parks.

“It appears that these nonresidents believe our area is a safe haven because of its rural nature. To the contrary, the influx of people into our communities has had a staggering detrimental effect on our resources,” the letter to Kemp read in part.

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Habersham County Commissioner District 5 Tim Stamey

The letter goes on to outline the resources in our area that have been affected by the out-of-towners looking to seclude themselves, including in these resources are food, dry goods and fuel.

It goes on to inform Kemp that our area is not equipped medically: “Our communities simply do not have enough hospital beds or medical personnel to care for the inflated population.”

Though only serving as a commissioner for a little over three months, Habersham County Commissioner District 5 Tim Stamey felt he needed to be proactive in bringing a solution to this problem: “I am a retired special operator and we don’t sit around talking about things, we get it done.”

Stamey who sits on the County Health Board said, “I’m on the County Health Board and talk to Healthcare workers in my county on a daily basis. They are the heros/heroines in all this. This virus does not spread itself on the wind.”

Moccasin Creek State Park, situated just North of Unicoi State park has been “crazy, 4th of July crazy” for the past three weekends according to Stamey, who has witnessed the impact on his county first hand.

Stamey initially contacted Rabun County Chairman Greg James and White County Chairman Travis Turner.

“I started this by just trying to get border counties on board,” Stamey said and added, “Then Chairmen were like well, did you call such and such, I know they feel the same way. It just kept getting bigger and bigger.”

Stamey said that all Commission Chairmen were helpful, on board, and taking the matter seriously: “I talked to most of them several times and for up to an hour each time.”

Stamey, along with the 12 county chairmen and many residents, is hoping that this letter will get the attention of Kemp. The letter in closing states: “On behalf of the many citizens that live in North Georgia who entrust us as County Commissioners to represent their interests, we respectfully ask you to close all of the state parks located in our area immediately.”

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Georgia Election Run-Off Results

Election 2018

 2018 Georgia Election Run-Off Results

Tonight marks the run-offs for election races in Georgia, these results are unofficial until approved by the Secretary of State.

 

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 756,016 votes   51.97%

John Barrow (D) – 698,770 votes   48.03%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 749,805 votes   51.83%

Lindy Miller (D) – 696,957 votes   48.17%

 

Check for local results by county here:

 

Gilmer

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 4,337 votes   83.13%

John Barrow (D) – 880 votes   16.87%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 4,250 votes   81.79%

Lindy Miller (D) – 946 votes   18.21%

 

Pickens

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 4,408 votes   84.01%

John Barrow (D) – 839 votes   15.99%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 4,325 votes   82.70%

Lindy Miller (D) – 905   17.30%

 

Fannin

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 3,522 votes   81.89%

John Barrow (D) – 779 votes   18.11%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 3,454 votes   80.57%

Lindy Miller (D) – 833 votes   19.43%

 

Dawson

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 3,985 votes   85.83%

John Barrow (D) – 658 votes   14.17%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 3,939 votes   85.02%

Lindy Miller (D) – 694 votes   14.98%

 

White

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 4,063 votes   82.78%

John Barrow (D) – 845 votes   17.22%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 3,960 votes   80.82%

Lindy Miller (D) – 940 votes   19.18%

 

Union

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 4,246 votes   80.92%

John Barrow (D) – 1,001 votes   19.08%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 4,108 votes   78.65%

Lindy Miller (D) – 1,115 votes   21.35%

 

Towns

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 2,161 votes   79.95%

John Barrow (D) – 542 votes   20.05%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 2,105 votes   78.22%

Lindy Miller (D) – 586 votes   21.78%

 

Murray

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 2,699 votes   88.99%

John Barrow (D) – 334 votes   11.01%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 2,691 votes   88.84%

Lindy Miller (D) – 338 votes   11.16%

 

Lumpkin

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 3,378 votes   78.47%

John Barrow (D) – 927 votes   21.53%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 3,337 votes   77.89%

Lindy Miller (D) – 947 votes   22.11%

Mitchell Dean Morris: Obituary

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Mitchell Morris

MARCH 31, 1976 ~ OCTOBER 14, 2018 (AGE 42)

Mr. Mitchell Dean Morris, age 42, of Chatsworth, passed away on October 14, 2018, at Murray Medical Center.

He is preceded in death by grandparents: Clyde & Jewel Morris and John & Blanch Hensley, uncle: Perry Morris.

Mr. Morris is survived by spouse: Mitzi Morris of Chatsworth, parents: Scott & Joyce Morris of Chatsworth, children: Matthew Morris, Pery Morris, Brinley Morris, Morgan Rankin all of Chatsworth, mother in law & father in law: Darrell and Shirley Hill of Chatsworth, brother and sister- in law: Michael  and Tina Morris of Dalton, sister in law: Tonya Bowers of Chatsworth, brother in law: Jason Bowers of Chatsworth,  special aunt: Sharon Hensley of Blairsville, special nieces: Shelby Morris of Chatsworth, Brandy Tinsley of Dalton. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 17, at 2 PM in the chapel of Shawn Chapman Funeral Home with Rev Mark Rogers and Darrell Hill officiating.  Interment will be in Sumach Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 16, 2 until 9 PM at the funeral home.

Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home, Crematory and Monuments of Chatsworth.

James F. Riley: Obituary

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James F. Riley

October 22, 1941 – October 13, 2018

Mr. James F. Riley, 76 of Dalton, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Regency Park Health and Rehab.

No services will be held.

Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. James F. Riley.

Margaret Ann Cate: Obituary

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Margaret Ann Cate

March 09, 1932 – October 12, 2018

Miss Margaret Ann Cate, 86 of Chatsworth, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 after a brief illness.

She was born in Ocoee, Tennessee, to parents, Grover C. and Annie Howell Cate. One of five girls, she was a lifelong resident of the Chatsworth area.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Jean Vick, Jo Parrott, and Martha Sue Vining; brothers-in-law, Judson Vick, Therlow Craig, and R.L. Parrott; niece, Judy Ware.

Survivors include sister, Ruth Craig of Dalton; brother-in-law, Robert Vining of Dalton; nieces and nephews, Laura and Mark Orr, Jane Cochran, Susan Parrott, Tommy Vick; great nieces and nephews, David and Sandy Nix, Tracey and Heath Morton, Chris and Lynn Ware, Melissa and Steve White, Jussey Vick, Dane Vick, Sage Vick, Craig Cochran, Nathan Cochran, Anna and Gabriel Kussin, Kate Orr; great-great nieces and nephews and many special neighbors also survive.

A graveside service for Miss Cate will be held on Monday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Murray Memorial Gardens with Dr. Dean Osuch officiating.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 922 E. Morris Street, Dalton, GA 30721.

Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements for Miss Margaret Ann Cate.

Terry Genzer: Obituary

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Terry Genzer

MAY 9, 1960 ~ OCTOBER 8, 2018 (AGE 58)

Mr. Terry Genzer age 58 of Dalton passed away Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Hamilton Medical Center.

Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home and Crematory. www.shawnchapmanfh.com

Helen G. Harris: Obituary

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Helen G. Harris

January 22, 1923 – October 11, 2018

Ms. Helen G. Harris age 95 of Crandall, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Assisted Living.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chatsworth and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Ms. Harris was preceded in death by her parents, C.D. Harris & Cam Keith Harris; sister, Ann H. Brindle; brother, Charles R. Harris.

Survivors include brother-in-law, C.P. Brindle of Crandall; several nephews, great nieces & nephews, and great-great nieces & nephews.

No services will be held.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International at P.O. Box 44 Chatsworth, GA 30705.

Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Gary Thornton: Obituary

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Charles Gary Thornton

SEPTEMBER 28, 1969 ~ OCTOBER 5, 2018 (AGE 49)

Charles Gary Thornton, age 49 of Dalton, passed away October 5th 2018

He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Thornton; brother, Lamar Thornton; and sisters, Laura Fridl and Judy Stafford.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine Lora Thornton; daughter, Maya Rearden; sister Gail Williams; brother, Jimmy Bethune; nieces and nephews, James Bethune, Brittany Chance, Tiffany Cargal, Whitney Shaw, Wesley Massengill, Zachary Massengill, Kaleb Pack, and Vence Fridl.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Charlie Thornton will be  2:00 pm Saturday, October 13th 2018 from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill with Rev. Carlos Motley officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm Saturday, October 13th 2018.

Online condolences may be offered at: www.jjonesfuneralhome.com

Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

John Roy Brackett: Obituary

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John Roy Brackett

JANUARY 21, 1925 ~ OCTOBER 4, 2018 (AGE 93)

Mr. John Roy Brackett, age 93 of Cisco, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, October 4th, 2018. He was of the Baptist faith.

Johnny was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and proudly served his country during WW II. He will be especially remembered in the community and state for his great love and knowledge of the Cohutta Wilderness due to the many long hours acquired across a lifetime of hunting and fishing. Subsequently, he acquired an impressive collection of local Indian artifacts.

After retirement from the U.S. Forestry Service, he spent most Saturdays cheering on the U.T. Vols. He was a devoted and loyal fan in both football and basketball, especially Pat Summitt’s Lady Vols.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Douthitt Brackett; his parents Rev. J.E. and Etta Brackett; sister Gladys Ellis; brothers: Willie (Edna), J.P. (Louise), and Herbert Brackett; sisters-in-law Phyllis (Bill) Campbell and Maxine (Roy) Kersey.

John Roy is survived by his “special grandchildren Jack and Audrey Stafford, along with his faithful and loyal companion Buddy.  Nieces: Lisa (John) Stafford; Pamela (Tom) Ownby; Teresa (Steven) Suttles; nephews: Jerry (Susan) Ellis, Harold Brackett; and sister Leoma Brock; great and great-great nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors.

The family wishes to thank his devoted caregivers: Jeremy and Leia Collins, Tammy Hesson, Faye Manis and Tina Flatters. Their love and kindness allowed John Roy to remain where he was most happy, at home, with his faithful dog Buddy.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of John Brackett will be 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 10th 2018 from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Lamar Beason officiating, remarks by Judge Shepherd Howell and Jack Stafford. Burial will be in Mt. Sumach Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Brackett, Harold Brackett, Jeremy Collins, Jerry Ellis, Tom Ownby and Jack Stafford.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 10th 2018 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cisco School Fund c/o Becky Whaley P.O. Box 24 Cisco, Ga 30708 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Online condolences may be offered at: www.jjonesfuneralhome.com.

Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Jacob Dillon “D-Day” Short: Obituary

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Jacob Dillon “D-Day” Short

November 10, 1993 – October 13, 2018

Jacob Dillon Short, also known as D-Day, age 24, of Crandall passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking.

Survivors include his wife, Tabitha Short; sons, Bentley and Dawson; daughter, Emalyn; father, James Leland Short; and grandparents, Kenny & Cathy Stokes of Ellijay.

Funeral services will be announced at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions toward his final expenses.

Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Jarrett Broaddrick: Obituary

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Jarrett Broaddrick

May 03, 1982 – October 05, 2018

Jarrett Broaddrick age 36 of Crandall, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018.

He attended Gathering Place Church in Dalton, enjoyed watching the Georgia Bulldogs and loved his family, especially his son.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Cantrell Broaddrick.

Survivors include son, Tekoa Broaddrick of Chatsworth; father, Jerry Broaddrick of Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Tammeli & William Childers of Crandall; niece, Josie Arnold; special friends, Troy Lanier, Russell Richards, Chris Johnson, and Robert Battles.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the cremation of Jarrett Broaddrick.

Warriors Slay Dragons at Mountaintop Tourney

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Courtside coverage provided by Reagan Young, TeamFYNSports Reporter

This past Friday at the Mountaintop Holiday Classic, the White County Warriors and the Pickens County Dragons traveled to Fannin County for their match up on day two of the tournament. Both teams were coming off of a loss from the first day of the tournament and ready to walk away with a win.

It was a high action and fast paced game from the start. The Dragons made the majority of their points from down low while the Warriors did most of their damage from driving the lane. Dragon post, Seth Bishop, led Pickens in scoring from the block with twenty-one points. Warrior guard, Austin Harris, led his team in scoring with twenty-four points due to his hustle. Warrior post, Austin Rowland, had the hustle on defense to make steals and contribute twelve points for his team. With the Warriors in the lead near the end of the third quarter, Pickens makes a buzzer beater shot to tie the game 17-17.

The hopes were high at the beginning of the second quarter. Both teams had the same chances of winning and were not giving up. The lead went from team to team and it became unpredictable on who would have it next. Warrior, Chandler Harris’s outside shooting came alive which put eleven points on the board for White County. Warriors, Reece Dockery and J. Ben Haynes, also had a good game above the key by each adding five points to White County’s score. The Warriors took a seven point lead over the Dragons at the end of the second quarter by making the score 29-22.

With Pickens down more than they had been the entire game, they were determined to make a come back. Both teams applied heavy defensive pressure on the other by putting a full court press into action. The press resulted in both teams getting steals and adding onto their score. At the end of the third quarter, White County doubled their lead over Pickens with a score of 47-33.

Pickens picked up the pace at the start of the fourth quarter. The Warriors start to put even more defensive pressure on the Dragons and draw fouls. Warrior, Jay Lepkoske, contributed one of his five points from the free throw line. The Warriors also started to have good looks inside which resulted in Kaleb Crane’s overall four points. Warriors, Daniel Rowland and Cooper Turner, followed the trend and each added four points onto White County’s score. However, the Warriors were not the only ones adding onto their score. The Dragons came back at the end of the fourth quarter with a score of 53-53, putting the game into overtime.

The intensity came alive at the beginning of the quarter. Both teams had four minutes to win the game. Pickens finally took the lead that they had been working for the whole game just to have the score tied once again at 63-63, putting the game into double overtime.

Four more minutes were put on the clock as both teams gave the game their all. The quarter was filled with hustle after loose balls, fouls from attempting to keep the other team from scoring, and heart. The back and forth of the game had everyone on their feet as they watched with anticipation. Although both teams played to the best of their ability, the White County Warriors had a 74-67 victory over the Pickens County Dragons.

The White County Warriors win puts their overall record at 9-4 while the Pickens County Dragons stand at 4-9. Catch the Warriors next game on January 2 at 5:45 as they travel to take on North Cobb Christian!

*UPDATED* School Closings Due to Severe Weather Conditions

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  • Union County Schools will be CLOSED Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th due to Gov. Nathan Deal declaring a state of emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia. Please continue to monitor here for further updates.
  •  Fannin County Schools will be closed for students and all personnel on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12, for students, as well as all faculty and staff, except for 12-month personnel, district directors, and principals. As long as it is safe to do so, all 12-month personnel, as well as district directors and principals, should anticipate reporting by 9:00 a.m. on September 12.  These personnel should note, though, that this expectation may be revised, depending on the weather conditions overnight; nonetheless, if you ever believe it is unsafe to report, please notify your immediate supervisor. In addition, the Board of Education work session meeting that was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, has been cancelled.  Please continue to stay safe!
  • Pickens County Schools closed Monday, September 11th – TWELVE MONTH EMPLOYEES REPORT AT NORMAL TIME. Schools will also be closed on Tuesday, September 12.  Twelve month employees will be contacted late Monday as to whether they will be required to come to work on Tuesday. All school activities, including athletic events and after-school programs, will be canceled.
  • Gilmer County Schools  will be closed Monday, September 11th and Sepember 12th due to Hurricane Irma. We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds especially at higher elevations, debris, dangerous road conditions and downed power lines left in its wake. Only 12 month staff should report if safe to do so.
  • Dawson County Schools  will be closed on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Twelve month employees will operate on a 2 hour delay.
  • Lumpkin County Schools closed due to the weather forecast for our area, Lumpkin County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The anticipated high winds pose a significant threat to our students and staff. We understand that weather predictions are not always accurate, but we cannot ignore the potentially dangerous situation that this storm poses. Our number one priority is to keep our students and staff safe! Wednesday will still be a early release day as planned so that teachers will be available for parent conferences. 12 month employees should report if it is safe to do so. 
  • Towns County Schools closed Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th for all students. All employees should report at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 12th if safe to do so.
  • White County Schools due to the severe weather forecast, White County Schools are closed for students and staff Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Please be safe!
  • Murray County Schools closed Monday September 11 and Tuesday September 12, due to the possible impact of Hurricane Irma.   We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds, debris, dangerous road conditions, and downed power lines.  We understand that weather predictions are often incorrect, but the size of this storm cannot be ignored. It is our hope that Murray County is spared from any of this storm’s impact, but we will always choose to error on the side of caution.  All events planned for Monday and Tuesday evenings are also cancelled.  This includes the September 11 MCPS Board meeting.  This meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m.  All maintenance, grounds crew, and transportation employees will meet at the transportation office.

Hurricane Irma prompts school closings in Georgia

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*  Union County Schools will be CLOSED Monday, September 11th, 2017 due to Gov. Nathan Deal declaring a state of emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia. Please continue to monitor here for further updates.

  •  Fannin County Schools will be closed for students and all personnel on Monday, September 11.A great deal of consideration has been given to this decision. Governor Deal has us under a State of Emergency. Severe weather conditions, such as severe winds (especially at higher elevations), debris, dangerous road conditions, and downed power lines are all possible for our area beginning tomorrow(Monday) morning.Weather predictions are not always accurate, but this storm is massive and cannot be ignored. It is my hope that our community is spared from this, but it is better to err on the side of caution when safety is in question.  Please stay safe!
  • Pickens County Schools closed   Jasper, Georgia — Due to inclement weather conditions,the Pickens County School District will be closed tomorrow, Monday, September 11th – TWELVE MONTH EMPLOYEES REPORT AT NORMAL TIME. Schools will also be closed on Tuesday, September 12.  Twelve month employess will be contacted late Monday as to whether they will be required to come to work on Tuesday. All school activities, including athletic events and after-school programs, will be canceled.  Information will be posted on the Pickens County School District website at www.pickenscountyschools.org, the Infinite Campus parent portal, district and school websites and social media sites, and sent to local media.

     *  Gilmer County Schools closed   Release from Gilmer County School         School Closed – Monday, September 11, 2017Gilmer County Schools will be closed Monday September 11 due to Hurricane Irma. We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds especially at higher elevations, debris, dangerous road conditions and downed power lines left in its wake. We understand that weather predictions are not always accurate, but this storm is massive and cannot be ignored. It is our hope that our community is spared from the force of this storm, but we will always choose to err on the side of caution when our students’ safety is in question.

    *  Dawson County Schools Closed   Based on information from the NWS, Dawson County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017. Twelve month employees report.

    *  Lumpkin County Schools Closed   Due to the weather forecast for our area, Lumpkin County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017.  The anticipated high winds pose a significant threat to our students and staff. We understand that weather predictions are not always accurate, but we cannot ignore the potentially dangerous situation that this storm poses. Our number one priority is to keep our students and staff safe!  Decisions for future closings will be made as more information becomes available.  Thank you for supporting Lumpkin County Schools!

    *  Towns County Schools will be closed Monday for all students and staff. A decision about Tuesday will be made tomorrow afternoon.

    *  White County Schools Closed Due to the severe weather forecast, White County Schools are closed for students and staff Monday, September 11, 2017. Please be safe!

    *  Murray County Schools Closed Murray County Schools will be closed Monday September 11 and Tuesday September 12, due to the possible impact of Hurricane Irma.   We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds, debris, dangerous road conditions, and downed power lines.  We understand that weather predictions are often incorrect, but the size of this storm cannot be ignored. It is our hope that Murray County is spared from any of this storm’s impact, but we will always choose to error on the side of caution.  All events planned for Monday and Tuesday evenings are also cancelled.  This includes the September 11 MCPS Board meeting.  This meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m.  All maintenance, grounds crew, and transportation employees will meet at the transportation office.

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