(Photo courtesy of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department)
TALKING ROCK, Ga. – Avoid Jones Mountain Road near the Gilmer county line this weekend as major damage has come from this week’s storms.
Pickens County Commission Chairman Rob Jones has confirmed with FYN that the road has washed out approximately two miles from the Pickens-Gilmer county line. Further, authorities are completely shutting down this area to all traffic except those living in the immediate vicinity.
Due to the massive amount of rainfall and runoff, Jones said that numerous trees have fallen. One incident arose around 11 a.m. today, February 22, when a water line was pulled out of the ground.
The National Weather Service has issued warnings in North Georgia about the excessive rain softening the ground and causing an increase in major damage and washouts in affected counties. This is one such incident as Jones reports county authorities are already on scene attempting to fix the problem.
However, this is not a simple task to be completed in one day as Jones suspects they will need to continue working today and likely tomorrow. Additionally, he did admit a chance that the damage could cause the road to remain shutdown over the entire weekend.
Jones confirmed nobody was injured during the incident and partial washout, but has closed the road to traffic to prevent further threat. Emergency authorities across North Georgia are greatly stressing the dangers of drivers traveling through submerged parts of roads. They continue to tell citizens NOT to attempt this as any number of hidden dangers or holes could be under the water.
Again, citizens are to avoid the Jones Mountain Road area two miles from the county line and should assume this to remain in effect for the weekend.
Political Pipe Dreams
As 2017 comes screeching to its inevitable but satisfactory conclusion, it’s clear that Progressive “Visions of Sugar Plums Dancing in Their Heads,” sweeping the Congress back into Democrat hands in 2018, are actually turning into Pipe Dreams. Hope is not a battle plan.
The gallimaufry of the Democrat party is evidence enough that they are in deep trouble. Virginia and Alabama election victories aside, they will be unable to rally enough voters to their banner when their entire sales pitch has been trashed by its own failures. Their red banner, upon which is emblazoned a yellow hammer and sickle, is no longer appealing to Americans. A catharsis is in the making for Democrats. Which direction will they go, further “Left” into the deep dark recesses of totalitarianism or make a right turn back into the sunlight of Constitutionalism?
Reports are surfacing even now, that Latino Congressman, Gutierrez, and others, got into a shouting match with Senator Chuckie Schumer over their party’s failure to stop the GOP’s tax cuts or, and especially important to Latino Democrats, failing to include the DACA act as a non negotiable item to be removed. Special interest groups, like the Congressional Latinos, are now engage in vituperative attacks against an elderly white Senators from New York, because there is no direction anymore, there is no leadership in that sector and a catharsis is coming.
There are simply too many chefs in the Democrat kitchen for an effective menu of their socialist
political nonsense to be prepared and dished up when the dining area is emptying of patrons. Not everyone wants a steady diet of “arroz con pollo or Tacos y enchiladas.”
And, what happened to the Congressional Black Caucus? With intellectual illuminaries like Sheila Jackson Lee who says, It’s a direct result of Trump’s racist hatred of African Americans that caused an American Airlines plane to derail in Washington state. Just another way to genocide us.” or Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson who opined the island of Guam could capsize if a brigade of US Marines were stationed there. They remain silent.
And, the disease spreads as we see happening in the UN. I love the defiant reaction of the UN’s General Assembly to President Trump’s comment” “Let ‘em, I don’t care!” in response to Trump’s threat to relieve non cooperative countries of the burden of how to spend the money the American taxpayers gifts them each year. Oh, woe! What a silly vote, to deny the US its right to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or denying the US its right to move its embassy there.
What this all means is that America has leadership again. Trump, a successful, apodictic businessman, not obliged to agree with his political handlers, but whose realistic visions has determined that America needs to be led from the front not from behind, is leading. Happily, enough voters agreed with him that America’s turnaround, while painful for some, is a relief for most.
How can it be possible for the Socialist Democrat program of top down collectivism compete with the future financial success that Donald Trump is introducing? Democrat ‘happy talk’ of fairness for all, specifically does not include any but the victims, losers, perverts and favored politicians that has been hung around America’s neck like the proverbial albatross since the social programs of the 1960’s and even earlier. Confidence is returning to America. People feel it, see it and know it. “Merry Christmas” has returned to the market place again. That can’t be bad, except to Progressives who still dwell in their pipe dreams.
Remember freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (22Dec17)