Selma

Dawsonville, GA

#21 Oct 29, 2012
Lived there wrote:
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Adding to that - higher-end rural markets are certainly recovering. Highlands for one. Maggie Valley for another. I was up in Aspen last month, and wow, they sure have! Lake or river front property almost everywhere has.
Glad it's going well there. Ever thought about moving? Your trumped-up corruption and abuse charges would be trashed if you decide to relocate!
you really are

Jefferson, GA

#22 Oct 29, 2012
Only poor ignorant broke white folks go to Aspen that time of year. Itís full of wanbes and should have beens until winter when the rich return to play again. Prices in Aspen would have always made a poor boy like you say WOW. As for Maggie Valley being a higher end market, damn you really are dumb.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#23 Oct 29, 2012
you really are wrote:
Only poor ignorant broke white folks go to Aspen that time of year.
I was there to work, not play, although the scenery and my "boss" were fantastic. There's more to Aspen than skiing.
gitusum

Birmingham, AL

#24 Oct 29, 2012
Lived there, you really should change your name to "bullshit artist". What a loser.
upset townfolk

Cornelia, GA

#25 Oct 29, 2012
I liked to shop at Dills and I hated to see the employees lose their jobs but DILLS let them down by not having a variety of food and I found so many items of food out of date, meat that would be green and somebody in the store's management didn't do a good job. The old man may have passed it to his son's but they fell short of keeping the store alive an up to date.
oh my

Commerce, GA

#26 Oct 30, 2012
Lived there wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think he intentionally made things worse, unless you include sitting on his bureaucratic ass and doing nothing to hedge against this happening. If so then I would totally agree with your assessment of his tenure.
Not intentionally ? WTF does that mean ? He is a slug plain and simple. Damn near anyone would be an improvement.
you really are

Jefferson, GA

#27 Oct 30, 2012
Lived there wrote:
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The days of having a second home, especially here, are about over. Those who can still afford one look for areas where homes appreciate in value, not depreciate as they are here. Then too, depending on what happens after 01/01/13, mortgage interest (and property taxes) may no longer be deductable, which will hurt us even more than tight credit is now.
Our "leaders" have dug us in an economic/financial hole and I don't see Gerdes making a difference.
A moron, speaking as if he has knowledge is a dangerous thing. You blaming BK for the fall of the banking industry and the housing market shows an abundance of arrogant ignorance.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#28 Nov 12, 2012
I was as sorry as the next person to see Dill's close bukt....

Next, don't be too surprised when Hiawassee Hardware files for Chapter 11 or maybe goes straight to Chapter 7. The handwriting is on the wall.

That'll really hurt any chance Hiawassee has at surviving, but not as much as when the hospital closes it's doors in late 2013 or early 2014 after Congress gets through cutting Medicare funding (the Rural Health Care Act).
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#29 Nov 12, 2012
... close but....
NOC

Hiawassee, GA

#30 Nov 12, 2012
Lived there wrote:
... close but....
...no cigar, Buktface.
done deal

Young Harris, GA

#32 Nov 14, 2012
Lived there wrote:
I was as sorry as the next person to see Dill's close bukt....
Next, don't be too surprised when Hiawassee Hardware files for Chapter 11 or maybe goes straight to Chapter 7. The handwriting is on the wall.
That'll really hurt any chance Hiawassee has at surviving, but not as much as when the hospital closes it's doors in late 2013 or early 2014 after Congress gets through cutting Medicare funding (the Rural Health Care Act).
http://www.gand.uscourts.gov/home/
Truth Be Told

Jefferson, GA

#33 Nov 14, 2012
Lived there wrote:
I was as sorry as the next person to see Dill's close bukt....
Next, don't be too surprised when Hiawassee Hardware files for Chapter 11 or maybe goes straight to Chapter 7. The handwriting is on the wall.
That'll really hurt any chance Hiawassee has at surviving, but not as much as when the hospital closes it's doors in late 2013 or early 2014 after Congress gets through cutting Medicare funding (the Rural Health Care Act).
1. Dills was a second rate store. This town needs one grocery store and Ingles is great.
2. Hiawassee Hardware is a second rate store, a dump of a hardware store, and if they fail another ownership group will enter and either tear it down ( my preference ) or completely refurbish the store. Properly run the hardware store is a profitable business.
3. The hospital will not close it's doors, pure speculation on your part. Although obama care will have negative effects nation wide when completely implemented.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#34 Nov 14, 2012
Truth Be Told wrote:
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1. Dills was a second rate store. This town needs one grocery store and Ingles is great.
Maybe. But competition is always a good thing. Maybe the talk going around will turn out to be true, that Big Lots (sic) will come in.
2. Hiawassee Hardware is a second rate store, a dump of a hardware store, and if they fail another ownership group will enter and either tear it down ( my preference ) or completely refurbish the store. Properly run the hardware store is a profitable business.
Pure opinion and speculation on your part. The construction industry here is not enough to keep the doors open. Those days are gone forever! The business has been for sale before Dick Paris passed away. Any business broker in Atlanta can verify that.

I see nothing wrong with the facility. Home Depot or Lowe's it isn't, if that's what you're comparing it to, or want.
3. The hospital will not close it's doors, pure speculation on your part. Although obama care will have negative effects nation wide when completely implemented.
Wishful thinking on your part. It's not going to close because of the Affordable Health Care Act, rather Congress (the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. David Camp (R-MI), Chairperson and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairperson of the Budget Sub-Committee) will do the hatchet job by ending funding for many of the HHS subsidy programs as they tighten the belt (around our throats). Rather than watching Faux News, read the reports coming out of Washington sometime.

It doesn't take a financial guru or 20/20 vision to see CRH doesn't have and haven't had for years, the number of patients to keep it going on it's own. I hope I'm wrong but I'm also willing to bet on it closing as a hospital (perhaps keeping the ER, at best), if not in FY 2013, then certainly by FY 2014.
you are wrong again

Jefferson, GA

#35 Nov 14, 2012
Lived there wrote:
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Maybe. But competition is always a good thing. Maybe the talk going around will turn out to be true, that Big Lots (sic) will come in.
<quoted text>
Pure opinion and speculation on your part. The construction industry here is not enough to keep the doors open. Those days are gone forever! The business has been for sale before Dick Paris passed away. Any business broker in Atlanta can verify that.
I see nothing wrong with the facility. Home Depot or Lowe's it isn't, if that's what you're comparing it to, or want.
<quoted text>
Wishful thinking on your part. It's not going to close because of the Affordable Health Care Act, rather Congress (the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. David Camp (R-MI), Chairperson and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairperson of the Budget Sub-Committee) will do the hatchet job by ending funding for many of the HHS subsidy programs as they tighten the belt (around our throats). Rather than watching Faux News, read the reports coming out of Washington sometime.
It doesn't take a financial guru or 20/20 vision to see CRH doesn't have and haven't had for years, the number of patients to keep it going on it's own. I hope I'm wrong but I'm also willing to bet on it closing as a hospital (perhaps keeping the ER, at best), if not in FY 2013, then certainly by FY 2014.
Dills has NEVER been competition for Ingles, no comparison.
The hardware is a disfunctional DUMP. The employees stand around while the store remains a mess. The lumber yard is a joke, a complete eyesore. It has been disfunctional for many years. It can and will be profitable but not under the current owner. Not rocket science.
The hospital situation is your opinion only and as we all know you are wrong on a regular basis. As I said the unfunded obama care will have wide ranging negative effects on health care and the economy in this country. Anyones guess how bad it will get.
agree

Texarkana, TX

#36 Nov 15, 2012
you are wrong again wrote:
<quoted text>Dills has NEVER been competition for Ingles, no comparison.
The hardware is a disfunctional DUMP. The employees stand around while the store remains a mess. The lumber yard is a joke, a complete eyesore. It has been disfunctional for many years. It can and will be profitable but not under the current owner. Not rocket science.
The hospital situation is your opinion only and as we all know you are wrong on a regular basis. As I said the unfunded obama care will have wide ranging negative effects on health care and the economy in this country. Anyones guess how bad it will get.
Couldn't agree more. At least about dills and the hardware store. The hardware is a bit creepy to walk into with the cold blank stares of the employees. Most small towns have a beautiful hardware store and I have no doubt this town could support one if it was up to par.
LOL

Young Harris, GA

#37 Nov 15, 2012
agree wrote:
<quoted text>Couldn't agree more. At least about dills and the hardware store. The hardware is a bit creepy to walk into with the cold blank stares of the employees. Most small towns have a beautiful hardware store and I have no doubt this town could support one if it was up to par.
The town doesn't need to support them, just contractors and not many of them are working.
Not Quite

Texarkana, TX

#38 Nov 15, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>The town doesn't need to support them, just contractors and not many of them are working.
You mean the same contractors who used to help themselves to lumber ? Contractors are not the only ones who shop at hardware stores. Blairsville's hardware and many other small town hardware stores are doing just fine and are a whole hell of a lot nicer. Short sighted post on your part.
LOL

Young Harris, GA

#39 Nov 15, 2012
Not Quite wrote:
<quoted text>You mean the same contractors who used to help themselves to lumber ? Contractors are not the only ones who shop at hardware stores. Blairsville's hardware and many other small town hardware stores are doing just fine and are a whole hell of a lot nicer. Short sighted post on your part.
B'ville has two hardware stores/lumber yards. Home Depot is nicer but both are doing well, because their housing industry is recovering. Not here though. Have you noticed the number of new starts in Towns County over the past four or five years? Terrible.

Having a hardware store that pleases your eye is apparently better to you than having one that doesn't.

Well, it appears you're going to get your wish that they close down. A person who is in a position to know said they've now filed for bankruptcy.
Change is Good

Texarkana, TX

#40 Nov 15, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
B'ville has two hardware stores/lumber yards. Home Depot is nicer but both are doing well, because their housing industry is recovering. Not here though. Have you noticed the number of new starts in Towns County over the past four or five years? Terrible.
Having a hardware store that pleases your eye is apparently better to you than having one that doesn't.
Well, it appears you're going to get your wish that they close down. A person who is in a position to know said they've now filed for bankruptcy.
Speaking of the Ace/True Value in Blairsville, not HD. It may take a while but a competant buyer will come in and remodel or rebuild the hardware store or put a completely different business in the best location in town. Scrap the lumber if it is not profitable. I can tell you have no business sense about you. The store is a dump as it is. Lumber yard is worse. The eyesore needs to go !
News

Homer, GA

#41 Nov 15, 2012
There is a printed sign in the window of Dills that has Coming Soon, Sav-A-Lot owned by Dills on it.

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