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    NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic at Mack Gaston Comm Ctr 11 10 20 SPDRIVE THRU to Get a NO-COST FLU SHOT at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jasper on Friday, November 13th from 9 to 11 AM! The flu shots at the clinic will be provided by the PICKENS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT for anyone 19 and older. No appointment is necessary. All COVID-19 protective precautions will be taken. Please wear a mask to protect others.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church is located at 1036 North Main Street, Jasper, GA 30143. For more information, call (706) 253-2821.

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic at Mack Gaston Comm Ctr 11 10 20 SPDRIVE THRU or Walk Up to Get a FREE FLU SHOT at the Mack Gaston Community Center, Tuesday, November 10th from 2 to 5 PM! The flu shots at the clinic will be provided by the WHITFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT for anyone 19 and older, only. No appointment is necessary. No identification is required. All COVID-19 protective precautions will be taken. Please wear a mask to protect others.

Mack Gaston Community Center is located at 218 North Frederick Street, Dalton GA 30721. For more information, call (706) 279-9600.

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic at Mack Gaston Comm Ctr 11 10 20 SPCONDUZCA o Camine para obtener una Vacuna Contra La Gripe GRATIS en el Centro Comunitario Mack Gaston, el martes 10 de Noviembre de 2 a 5 pm! Las vacunas contra la gripe en la clínica serán proporcionadas por el DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD DEL CONDADO DE WHITFIELD solo para personas mayores de 19 años. No es necesario cita previa. No se requiere identificación. Se tomarán todas las precauciones de protección de COVID-19. Use una máscara para proteger a los demás.

El Centro Comunitario Mack Gaston está ubicado en 218 North Frederick Street, Dalton GA 30721. Para obtener más información, llame al (706) 279-9600.

Rabies warning 10 28 20

Gilmer County health officials notify residents

 

TALKING ROCK, GA – A stray cat that has now tested positive for rabies was recently captured in the Mountain Creek Hollow community of Talking Rock, located in Gilmer County, Georgia. The cat was a six-month old calico female with white paws.  

Currently, there is no knowledge of direct exposure to the cat by people or other animals. However, Gilmer County Environmental Health Manager Andrea Mathis will canvas the area to alert residents of the incident and to seek further information about any potential exposures to the cat or other animals that could possibly be infected in the neighborhood.

The incident began on Monday, October 26, when the cat appeared sick to a property owner on Spruce Court. The property owner placed the animal in a carrier and took it to a veterinarian. The cat was then shipped to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory for rabies testing, and the positive results were returned Tuesday evening. 

Residents in the Mountain Creek Hollow area are urged to report any sick stray cats or dogs and report if they think they may have been exposed to this particular cat or other sick strays to the Gilmer County Environmental Health office at (706) 635-6050.

Residents also need to get a rabies vaccination or booster shot for their pets as soon as possible.