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nosey

Cleveland, GA

#1 Oct 24, 2012
So dills is closing, I hear only open from 11-8 for the next few days. 50% off everything in store, great time to stock up on some winter food. Sorry for the job losses to all it will hurt, I wish you all the best. I loved that store and the smiling faces of the employees.
Tracker

Young Harris, GA

#2 Oct 24, 2012
The hospital will be the next to close, probably by April.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#3 Oct 25, 2012
Dill's is a vivid example of what happens when a conservative company, or a town, stands still - it inevitably dies!
gitusum

Sylacauga, AL

#4 Oct 25, 2012
Another moronic post from Lived there,one of his/her many different personalities. So sad.
Not really

Dawsonville, GA

#5 Oct 25, 2012
Lived there wrote:
Dill's is a vivid example of what happens when a conservative company, or a town, stands still - it inevitably dies!
Companies that will not or can not cater to their customers will fail.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#6 Oct 25, 2012
Not really wrote:
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Companies that will not or can not cater to their customers will fail.
You're right, but FWIT, "serve" might be a better word to use to define it.

The same goes for towns, like Hiawassee/Towns County, with it being "citizens" instead of "customers." Same difference.
know it all

Homer, GA

#7 Oct 25, 2012
how long has this been coming though? I mean they have said this like the last five winters and it has finally come true. But not to worry they are bringing in save a lot and will be owned by the same people. Fresh start maybe? cheaper prices and that will be what people want and need. Sad to see jobs go but if the owners have anything of a heart they will offer jobs first to the people who have lost theirs
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#8 Oct 26, 2012
know it all wrote:
how long has this been coming though? I mean they have said this like the last five winters and it has finally come true. But not to worry they are bringing in save a lot and will be owned by the same people. Fresh start maybe? cheaper prices and that will be what people want and need. Sad to see jobs go but if the owners have anything of a heart they will offer jobs first to the people who have lost theirs
There's been a Save A Lot in Blairsville for a number of years which I guess means they're doing okay over there, even with strong competition from three major chains.

I'd be surprised if the Dillsworth brothers are involved in re-opening the store here, assuming there's anything to the rumor going around. Their father would have done everything he could to help the employees, but he's no longer in the picture. He was a good, decent man. The boys? I don't think so.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#9 Oct 26, 2012
know it all wrote:
But not to worry they are bringing in save a lot and will be owned by the same people. Fresh start maybe?
You might check the G-SoS and see who the Agent of Record is for the Save A Lot outlet (corporation) in Blairsville. Do the same for Dills and if the names match, there's a good chance the rumors might be true. And if you're that concerned about it, then call the HQ of one or the other (the numbers will be shown) and ask them.
Sad

Jefferson, GA

#10 Oct 26, 2012
I have shopped at Dills for years, if all the people that were there today would have shopped there in the past they would not be shutting down.
Sad to see Dills go and people out of a job.
Sorry to hear

Lawrenceville, GA

#11 Oct 28, 2012
Lived there wrote:
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There's been a Save A Lot in Blairsville for a number of years which I guess means they're doing okay over there, even with strong competition from three major chains.
I'd be surprised if the Dillsworth brothers are involved in re-opening the store here, assuming there's anything to the rumor going around. Their father would have done everything he could to help the employees, but he's no longer in the picture. He was a good, decent man. The boys? I don't think so.
Did "The Old Man" (as he called himself), pass away? He was a very good man who really cared about the community. He kept the promise he made to the towns people many years ago. Very hard to find a man who respects the importance of keeping a promise.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#12 Oct 29, 2012
Sorry to hear wrote:
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Did "The Old Man" (as he called himself), pass away? He was a very good man who really cared about the community. He kept the promise he made to the towns people many years ago. Very hard to find a man who respects the importance of keeping a promise.
He and Dick Paris were a lot alike. I'll try to find out about "The Old Man."
admit it

Commerce, GA

#13 Oct 29, 2012
Lived there wrote:
Dill's is a vivid example of what happens when a conservative company, or a town, stands still - it inevitably dies!
Towns County is run by an old time democrat. A sole dictator watching business after business fail, and failing to pave the way for new business. Turning business away is a curious path towards recovery. And YOU support him :o(
flaidiot

Tampa, FL

#14 Oct 29, 2012
this troubled economy can not support two full sized grocery stores. there just are not enough people spending time in towns county. the main road through town can not be widened. when the economy rebounds and second home buyers return another grocery store will open, if not the drive to blairsville is not that bad. there will never be great jobs in towns county, it isn't set out that way. the future is in retirement living for hopefully well to do folks. that will supply plenty of jobs in the service and health care industries. but the schools are of such low quality these jobs will bring in people from other areas. locals will still be left out. the politics running town county have kept their people employed, but by treating second home owners with such hatred, any recovery may take longer than thought. no one would knowingly send their children to school there. just pleased to see ingels open a gas station so town county's gas prices are not the higest in the mountains.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#15 Oct 29, 2012
flaidiot wrote:
this troubled economy can not support two full sized grocery stores. there just are not enough people spending time in towns county. the main road through town can not be widened. when the economy rebounds and second home buyers return another grocery store will open, if not the drive to blairsville is not that bad. there will never be great jobs in towns county, it isn't set out that way. the future is in retirement living for hopefully well to do folks. that will supply plenty of jobs in the service and health care industries. but the schools are of such low quality these jobs will bring in people from other areas. locals will still be left out. the politics running town county have kept their people employed, but by treating second home owners with such hatred, any recovery may take longer than thought. no one would knowingly send their children to school there. just pleased to see ingels open a gas station so town county's gas prices are not the higest in the mountains.
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.
be honest

Commerce, GA

#16 Oct 29, 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.
But you have seen kendall make things worse.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#17 Oct 29, 2012
be honest wrote:
<quoted text>But you have seen kendall make things worse.
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.
Has to be a liberal

Jefferson, GA

#18 Oct 29, 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.
Isn't home value deprecation a national problem?
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#19 Oct 29, 2012
Has to be a liberal wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't home value deprecation a national problem?
It's beginning to turn back around in many markets, especially in sales of existing homes. Long way to go though.
Lived there

Young Harris, GA

#20 Oct 29, 2012
Has to be a liberal wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't home value deprecation a national problem?
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.

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