UPDATE: Boil advisory lifted in McCaysville, Copperhill

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McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – UPDATE: Amber Brooks, city clerk for the city of Copperhill, confirmed Saturday, Jan. 20, that the water boil advisory for Copperhill, Tennessee, water customers has been lifted after bacteriological tests have ensured the safety the town’s water.

On Friday, McCaysville lifted its own boil advisory for its water customers following sampling and testing from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), which found that system’s water to be safe for consumption without boiling.

 

According to the Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) alert system, the water boil advisory for McCaysville water customers has been lifted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). McCaysville water customers may now consume water without having to boil it first to ensure its safety.

As for Copperhill, Tennessee, which receives its water from the McCaysville water system, City Clerk Amber Brooks stated a boil advisory remains in effect for that town’s water customers as Copperhill has only been able to pump a limited amount of water from the McCaysville system and water from the Copperhill water tanks has not yet been sampled and tested.

Continue to follow FetchYourNews for updates on the water situation in the twin cities.

 

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Jason Beck

Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

Boil advisories continue for McCaysville, Copperhill

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McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – UPDATE: Amber Brooks, city clerk for the city of Copperhill, and the McCaysville City Hall automated alert system confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 17, that the boil advisories for both towns’ water customers remain in effect as frozen and broken lines in the McCaysville water system has resulted in low tank levels for each town’s water systems.

Brooks stated Copperhill city workers are still transporting water from Copper Basin Utility District hydrants in nearby Ducktown, Tennessee, in an effort to fill the city’s water system tanks and are also working to establish an emergency line connection with Copper Basin Utility District. The city of Copperhill currently receives its water from the McCaysville water system.

For both towns, the latest boil advisory is the third such advisory since early October last year. The McCaysville advisory, issued Jan. 5, is in its 13th consecutive day while the Copperhill advisory is in its 12th.

 

UPDATE: Suzanne Hughes, city recorder for the city of Copperhill, and a Fannin County Emergency Management Agency alert confirmed the continuation of the boil advisories for Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville, Georgia, respectively, Friday, Jan. 12. Both advisories remain in effect until further notice and are expected to last throughout the weekend.

 

A boil advisory remains in effect for McCaysville water customers Thursday, Jan. 11.

The city has been under the advisory since Friday, and the latest advisory is the city’s third boil advisory for its water customers since the beginning of October 2017. The advisory stems from low tank levels at the city’s water plant, which occurred largely because of broken water mains during the recent cold weather experienced across the region over the past two weeks, according to McCaysville City Councilman and Water Commissioner Richard Wagner.

Wagner was unable to give timetable for when the boil advisory is expected to be lifted and added that tank levels at the water plant continue to be low.

“(City water crews) have worked hard (to repair the broken mains) and put in a lot of long hours, and I am very proud of them,” Wagner stated of the recent water system repair work throughout the city.

Consequently, the city of Copperhill, Tennessee, which receives its water from the McCaysville water system, also issued a boil advisory for its customers Saturday, Jan.6, which remains in effect for its customers, according to City Clerk Amber Brooks. Currently, Copperhill is using fire engines and tankers to transfer water from Copper Basin Utility District hydrants in nearby Ducktown, Tennessee, in an effort to keep its own water tank full, Brooks stated. For Copperhill, this is also its third boil advisory since October.

Before boil advisories can be lifted, a series of bacteriological testing must be conducted to ensure the safety of water and the water providers must receive clearance from the state.

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Jason Beck

Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

Update: Boil advisory for McCaysville, Copperhill water customers

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McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – UPDATE: In addition to McCaysville water customers, the city of Copperhill has issued a boil advisory for its water customers. According to Amber Brooks, city clerk for Copperhill, the advisory stems from low levels in the city’s water tank. Brooks added the city is hauling water from the Copper Basin Utility District water system in Ducktown, Tennessee, to fill the city tank.

Water customers of the city of McCaysville, which supplies water to the Copperhill water system, also remain under a boil advisory that was originally issued Friday.

 

McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – The Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) announced a boil advisory Friday, Jan. 5, for McCaysville water customers.

“Due to freezing pipes and low tank levels, all customers on the McCaysville Water System are under a boil advisory until further notice,” the Fannin EMA advisory read.

The McCaysville water system has experienced water main breaks in the past few days due to extremely cold temperatures. This, along with customers leaving faucets dripping overnight to prevent freezing, has led to low tank levels at the city’s water system tank.

Continue to follow FetchYourNews for updates on the water situation in the twin cities.

 

 

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Jason Beck

Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

Update: First Baptist of McCaysville/Copperhill to move services temporarily after Tuesday fire

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McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – Rev. Matthew McDaniel, senior pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC) of McCaysville/Copperhill, announced Thursday that Sunday 11:00 a.m. services will temporarily move to the Akins Funeral Home Chapel in Copperhill after a fire damaged portions of the church’s balcony Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2.

Grey smoke billows from steeple of First Baptist Church of McCaysville/Copperhill during a small fire Tuesday.

Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is located at 823 Ocoee Street in Copperhill, Tennessee, about a mile and a half north of town on Tennessee Hwy. 68.

“Due to the longer process of cleanup and repair we are moving our 11:00 Worship services to Akins Funeral Home Chapel in Copperhill,” Pastor McDaniel explained in a statement. “We will have no (Sunday) evening services until return to our sanctuary in approximately four to six weeks. All Wednesday activities will resume as normal at the FBC Campus.”

 

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Born in Merrillville, Indiana, raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, and currently resides in Copperhill, Tennessee. Graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1996 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, eventually earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Hobbies include hiking, camping and fly-fishing. Interests include baseball, hockey and cliff jumping.

Lady Rebels Declaw the Lady Bobcats

FCHS Sports, Sports

This past Friday on day two of the Mountaintop Holiday Classic, the Lady Bobcats traveled to take on the Lady Rebels. The Lady Bobcats were coming from a win on day one of the tournament while the Lady Rebels were well rested from the bye game that was scheduled on the first day. Both teams came ready to play and were hungry for another win.

It appeared to be an even matchup from the start. Gilmer had the hustle on defense while Fannin had the determination on offense. The Lady Rebels seemed to score the majority of their points off plays. Lady Rebel, Maleah Stepp, led Fannin in scoring with thirteen points with her will to win. The Lady Bobcats made most of their points from driving the lane and playing in the moment. Lady Bobcat, Mallory Kiser, led her team in scoring with nine points due to her grit. Lady Rebel post, Mackenzie McClure, was on fire with her outside shots which put her right behind Stepp in scoring with ten points. Lady Bobcat guard, Taylor Boling, was behind Kiser in scoring with seven points overall. With the first quarter coming to an end, the Lady Rebels were just one point ahead of the Lady Bobcats with a score of 13-12.

The second quarter was back and forth. Neither team could keep a consistent lead for the eight minutes on the clock. The Lady Rebels started to play scrappy on defense and began rebounding. Lady Rebel, Bailey Whitener, got aggressive down low and contributed three points for her team. Another Lady Rebel, Maddie Johnson, got after it and scored five points after getting steals on defense. Gilmer started looking up the court to find Lady Bobcat, Marylee Callihan, who also put five points on the board for her team. Number twenty-four for the Lady Bobcats, Emma Callihan, put her all into the game and contributed four points for Gilmer. With Fannin in the lead halfway through the quarter, Lady cat Michaela Staley drew a foul and made two of her foul shots. Staley’s two points tied up the game. Gilmer continued to score and further their lead until the end of the second quarter. It was the Lady Rebels ball as the clock was winding down and Reagan Henderson happened to be wide open. Henderson received a beautiful pass down low which resulted in her making a buzzer beater shot and contributing two of her overall three points to tie the game 23-23.

With both teams having the same chances of winning, Fannin found their spunk. The Lady Rebels started to draw fouls from driving the lane. Lady Rebel, Hope Franklin, drew two fouls from the block and contributed two of her four points from the foul line. However, Fannin was not the only team to draw fouls. Lady Bobcat, Katie Kiker, drew a foul and put one point on the board for Gilmer. As Fannin’s lead extended, Gilmer came alive on the block. Lady Bobcat, Faith Ralston, scored two of her three points from down low. Another post for Gilmer, Jasmine Staley, contributed two points for the Lady Bobcats from under the basket. Gilmer’s lead strayed farther from Fannin’s which resulted in the score being 31-25 at the end of the third quarter.

With Gilmer down by only six points, they were determined to make a come back. Both teams wanted to win and it showed through their hustle and intensity. With Gilmer trying their best to catch up to Fannin, the Lady Rebels tried just as hard to keep their lead. Although both teams had the heart to win the game, one had to lose. The Lady Bobcats played an amazing game, but were five points away from victory. The Lady Rebels 38-33 win over the Lady Bobcats put Fannin in the championship game to be played the next day against the Lady Dragons.

The Lady Rebels win puts their overall record at 7-6 while the Lady Bobcats record also stands at 7-6. Catch the Lady Rebels next region game at Fannin County High School on January 5 against GAC starting at 7:00! Or catch the Lady Bobcats next region game on the same day and at the same time as they travel to take on Northwest Whitfield!

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McCaysville lights up the twin cities Christmas Tree

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McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – There was no denying the Christmas spirit this past weekend in Fannin County and surrounding areas.

Fannin County, Georgia, McCaysville, Copperhill, Tennessee, Mayor, Thomas Seabolt, Kathy Stewart, Christmas, Kiwanis, Christmas Parade

The lighting of the McCaysville Christmas Tree.

With Thanksgiving officially past, it is acceptable etiquette to move forward with the Christmas season, and McCaysville did just that on Friday, Nov. 24, with the annual lighting of the city Christmas tree.

Residents and tourists alike gathered near the post office to partake in the evening’s events. Live music was provided with many in the crowd singing and dancing to their favorite yule time tunes.

Hot chocolate was served, and Santa was present to have pictures made with children, adults and four-legged family members.

The mood was set for the lighting of the city Christmas Tree at 6 p.m. As the music fell silent, McCaysville Mayor Thomas Seabolt and Copperhill, Tennessee Mayor Kathy Stewart had the honor of lighting the 2017 twin cities Christmas Tree.

Cheers came from the crowd below as the tree was lit, and dancing continued into the evening.

The cities of McCaysville and Copperhill will host the 96th Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m.

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Halloween Safe Zones ~ Have a FaBOOulous Halloween

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Halloween Safe Zone

McCaysville & Ducktown- Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone

McCaysville, Ga. &  Copperhill, TN

5:00 to 7:00 PM. Merchants in downtown McCaysville and Copperhill will distribute free candy to children in costume. The safe zone will run in conjunction with the Halloween Costume contest, scream contest and parade. Sponsored by the TriCities Business Association.

Dates for this event
October 29, 2016- October 29, 2016

Blue Ridge

Downtown Area
Hundreds of costumed kids and grown-up kids. Bring your pets in costume as well. Fun begins at 5:30 with the blowing of the train whistle. Downtown merchants will be passing out candy.

Dates for this event
October 31, 2016- October 31, 2016

Willard Jacob Waters : Obituary

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Willard Jacob Waters, age 61 of Copperhill, TN passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012. He was born in McCaysville, GA on January 27, 1951 to the late Luther and Zella Allen Waters. Willard worked at Tennessee Copper Company. He was a member of Grassy Creek Baptist Church.

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