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For Immediate Release:

PUBLIC ADVISORY – Cancellation of Boil Water Notice – FreeHome and Ball Ground Areas

PLEASE READ BELOW FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For additional information you may contact the Dwight Turner, Customer Affairs Manager, Cherokee County Water And Sewerage Authority, during regular business hours at: (770) 479-1813

PUBLIC ADVISORY

CANCELLATION   OF   BO I L   W A T E R   N O T I C E

August 30, 2013

The Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority, in cooperation with the Georgia EPD, has lifted the boil water notice issued on August 29, 2013; which included the FreeHome and Ball Ground areas. Laboratory test results show that the water is safe for human consumption.

The boil water notice ONLY affected residents and businesses in the FreeHome and Ball Ground areas that receive water which passes through the Highway 20 corridor. Businesses and residents may return to the normal consumption of water.

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Rabies shots for dogs and cats will be just $10 at the VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, September 28 from 8 AM -2 PM. The clinic is located at 125 Mulberry Street in East Ellijay, and the clinic's phone number is (706) 635-7357. Don't miss out on the chance to protect your pet from rabies at this reduced cost!

Chatsworth Mayor Don Penland, with wife Barbara, rolls up his sleeve for a flu shot at last year's Drive-by in Murray CountyHealth departments throughout the North Georgia Health District will start conducting drive-by flu shot clinics in September.

The drive by flu shot clinics are specially designed to serve people safely, quickly and conveniently as they remain in their vehicles.

These clinics also offer an opportunity for North Georgia Health District health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties to test their ability to administer medications to the public quickly during a widespread public health crisis, such as pandemic influenza.

In addition to regular influenza vaccine, the high-dose form of Fluzone vaccine for people 65 and older will be offered at the drive-by clinics.

The cost for the regular flu shot will be $22, and the Fluzone high-dose shot will be $50. Cash, checks, Medicare, Medicaid and State Cigna and State United Healthcare Insurance will be accepted.

For assistance with well-water, septic systems and mold issues related to floods in Gilmer and Pickens Counties, call Gilmer County Environmental Health at 706-635-6050 and Pickens County Environmental Health at 706-253-0900.