Author Archives: Clyde Holler

Snow Report

We had about an inch of pebbly snow, and the porch temperature is about 9. Government offices are closed. Roads will be extremely hazardous, and even with the expected sun, the shady areas will not melt today. Refreeze will come … Continue reading

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McCaysville Boil Water Continues, Today is Coldest Day of the Year

The boil water order for people on the McCaysville water system continues. The porch temperature is about 19, but with the wind chill, it feels like the coldest day of the year. By a wide margin. It’s spitting a little … Continue reading

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McCaysville: Another Boil Water Notice

We’ve just received a boil water advisory from Fannin EMS for the McCaysville water system. Until further notice. Sign up for these alerts at Nixle.com.

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Cold? You Bet!

It’s no secret that it’s cold. The lowest we’ve seen on the porch is 7, but a friend who is over by the Toccoa tailrace had 5 the other morning. This morning, it was about 12 on the porch, and … Continue reading

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The Old Copper Plant Revisited – Corrections to a Previous Column

I mentioned a while ago that I had received a call from Buddy Haynes, who is doing business as Copperhill Industries. He described himself as having bought Intertrade, the recent successor to the Tennessee Copper Company. He called to correct … Continue reading

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Storm Aftermath – Check Your Cabin

We got 6-8 inches starting Friday morning, and accumulating at least 5 inches by noon. Our power went off Saturday morning and stayed off until late yesterday afternoon. Many people lost power on Friday. The Blue Ridge Mountain EMC reported … Continue reading

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EMS Asks that Everyone Stay off the Roads

As a snow update, the EMS has just texted that the roads are becoming extremely dangerous, and they ask that everyone stay off the roads. Here at our location, about a mile southeast of Mineral Bluff, it has continued to … Continue reading

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Snow Report

It snowed enough last night that there may be some travel difficulties, especially in the subdivisions. If you are planning to come up for the weekend, it would be good to check with a neighbor on local conditions. As of … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge City Election Results: A Great Day for Blue Ridge

The City of Blue Ridge voted yesterday, and the results are a stunning repudiation of divisive, personal agenda driven, “screw the outsiders” local politics. Donna Whitener won re-election as Mayor, and Rhonda Thomas as Post 2 commissioner. Kevin Gaddis won … Continue reading

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Update on Copperhill

I spoke on the phone today with Buddy Haynes, who said he was the owner of Intertrade, the current operator of the old copper plant site in Copperhill. He had read my column of October 18th, which he said contained … Continue reading

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