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.
This past Friday we continued our discussion about rural Georgia with 51st district (R) State Senator and Lumpkin County’s economic development director, Steve Gooch. Our three areas of focus: rural Georgia economy, broadband access, and health care. Although the district doesn’t want to see something in the line of the KIA plant they most certainly would be open to small companies offering high paying, high tech jobs. In order to attract these types of companies; the area must provide good schools, fast internet, and quality health care. We discussed Piedmont Mountainside new stand alone emergency health care center in Gilmer County; a model for quality health care in rural areas. When our discussion turned to high speed internet for the area, Gooch was unable to say they “moved the ball” concerning Senate Bill 232, Facilitating Internet Broadband Rural Expansion (FIBRE) Act.
Every spring one of FYNTV’s favorite guests returns home from Florida. Known as The Colonel, 87 years young, Oscar Poole stops by to share with us stories about his vacation. While in the studio today Oscar also took the time (R) Karen Handel in the 6th district race. We talk to Oscar about taking a cruise and his son, Michael Poole’s retirement from the Dallas police department. Oscar is always very encouraging and has such kind words about FYN and FYNTV. He refers to us as “The Voice of Rural America.” If a positive, encouraging, and uplifting message is something you need; then you do not want to miss this interview with Colonel Oscar Poole.
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.