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There is a proposal by residents of Blackberry Falls to the Gilmer County Commissioner to reduce the parking spaces at the take-out at Blackberry Falls to 3 parking spaces and close the turn-around.

Mark Niesler will hold a meeting at his house on Tuesday September 11 at 7:30 pm. to discuss a counter-proposal on behalf of recreational private boaters.

If you would like to voice your feedback, here are some addresses provided at the club meeting by Bruce Williams (

Rayburn Smith, Gilmer County Commission, Chairman, 1 Westside Square, Ellijay, GA  30540  ph 706-635-4361.  Other Commissioners are Steve Ralston and Charles Fowler.

County Attorney: Herman Clark, Clark & Clark Attorneys at Law, 48 River Street, Ellijay, GA  30540  ph 706-635-1010.

Letters to the Chamber of Commerce would also be helpful:  Brenda Johnson, Director, Gilmer Co. Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 505, Ellijay, GA  30540  email: .

The Times Courier is the local weekly paper.  Many battles are fought via letters to the Editor, as this is the only media attention issues get.  Email to .  This is the news editor, it will need your name and city.

Bruce posted an example of his letters to the Commissioner on the egroup list on 9/4/01 if you would like a helpful start.