Big Bald Mountain
At 4,075 feet, Big Bald Mountain, is the highest peak in Gilmer County, Georgia. It is located within the boundaries of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Big Bald Mountain is located in the Rich Mountains, a circular-shaped range of mountains located in northeastern Gilmer County. Many of these mountains are covered in black porter's loam; the vegetation in the area consists of second-growth hardwood forests. The mountain is located about 4.5 miles southwest of Cherry Log, 10 miles northeast of Ellijay and about 8 miles south of Blue Ridge. Rich Mountain is located about 1.4 miles southwest of Big Bald Mountain, while U. S. Route 76 runs to the west of the mountain. Big Bald Mountain's summit is located inside the Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area. With an elevation of 4,075 feet, Big Bald Mountain is the tallest mountain in Gilmer County, it is the 19th tallest mountain in the state of Georgia, if using a 160 feet prominence rule. No trails pass over Big Bald Mountain's summit. However, hikers can climb to the summit by hiking off-trail from Rich Mountain Road, a former logging road running through the Rich Mountains.
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Double Spring Knob
Double Spring Knob, with an elevation of 4,280 feet, is tied with Coosa Bald as the tenth-highest peak in Georgia, USA. It is located in two Georgia counties - Towns, it is located within the boundaries of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Appalachian Trail passes below the knob to the east; this mountain is known as Kelly Knob. List of mountains in Georgia TopoQuest map of Double Spring Knob 100 highest peaks in Georgia Georgia peaks over 4,000 feet
Sweat Mountain is a low mountain in far northeastern Cobb County, Georgia, in the suburbs north of Atlanta. The exact GNIS location of its summit is 34°4′1″N 84°27′20″W, it has an official elevation of 1,688 ft above mean sea level, it is the second-highest point in the county behind Kennesaw Mountain, second in the core metro Atlanta area, behind Kennesaw Mountain, in Cobb County. It is fifth; this height has made the mountain attractive for radio, having several transmitters, radio towers, antennas, for pagers, cellphones and amateur radio. The fact that Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain are both protected as parks has led to a proliferation of technology at the top. At the same time, both the antenna farm and the densely packed houses detract from the view of the mountain from surrounding areas of northeast Cobb, south-southeast Cherokee, western Roswell. Sweat Mountain is a part of the ridge that divides the Chattahoochee River basin to the south and southeast, from the Lake Allatoona basin to the north and northwest.
From Sweat Mountain, this runs west-southwest through Cobb to Lost Mountain. At one time the entire mountain was owned by the Wigley family. Henry Clay Wigley continued to live at the base of the mountain for decades. Right across from his house was a gravel road. Years ago, before satellites took over, a U. S. Forest Service ranger would scale a giant fire tower to provide smoke coordinates for fire control every day. With suburbanization, this tower has been removed, but there is a benchmark set in concrete where one of the tower feet once rested. On the most northern side of the summit are natural rock formations, including a natural rock shelter that could house one or two campers. Wigley Road at one time went from Sandy Plains Road all the way through to Georgia 92, but it was closed in the 1970s due to poor maintenance; the main road now turns off from itself and continues west as Jamerson Road. Following the remaining Wigley Road to the dead end, there is a barrow pit just past the barricades.
There was a place where natural springs created a huge swampy mudbog in the middle of the Wigley Road, which led to its closing. In the early 1970s, a lake off Mountain Road at the base of the mountain served as the site for a huge music festival. In early April 2006, the south side of the mountain was grazed by an F1 tornado, causing minor damage to some homes; the storm moved due east from Noonday to Alpharetta, doing much more serious damage in several other places. The Mountain View area is named for the view of this mountain, including the CCPLS Mountain View library, the Chattahoochee Tech Mountain View campus, the Mountain View Aquatics Center, the much older Mountain View Elementary School and the original and newer CCFD fire stations next to it; this community is centered around the intersection of Sandy Plains Road and Shallowford Road, an area that went from forest to parking lots and strip malls in the 1990s. Both roads, which were two lanes each and met at a four-way stop with a flashing red light overhead until became four-lane divided arterial roads, are now several lanes wide each at the intersection.
Gordy Parkway was built from Sandy Plains Road on the southwest side, clockwise to Shallowford Road on the west, back to Sandy Plains on the northeast side, just a few more yards or meters back to Shallowford on the east across from Target. This near-circle allowed hundreds of homes to be built west of Sandy Plains Road, most of the existing forest being clear-cut; the family of Frank Gordy, proprietor of The Varsity, owned much of the land, the part where the one-building Chattahoochee Tech campus now sits was donated to the county, which in turn provided the land for the state technical college. Despite being only a decade old or less at the time, three of the five major anchor stores have changed, with Drug Emporium becoming an Office Depot, Kmart becoming Home Depot, Harris Teeter sold to Kroger. There is a multi-screen movie theater. A similar explosion in land development has occurred in Hickory Flat in the 2000s; the following broadcast stations are all within 300 meters or 1000 feet of the summit, are listed with callsign, frequency or channel, community of license, licensee/owner.
WRDA FM 105.7 Canton, Clear Channel Communications W265AV FM 100.9 Woodstock, Immanuel Broadcasting Network W229AG FM 93.7 Sandy Plains, Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls — now relaying WWWQ FM 99.7 from WWWQ's own tower at North Druid Hills W201DM FM 88.1, Calvary's new station relaying KAWZ from Idaho since April 2014There are long-standing applications for broadcast translators by Calvary Chapel on 94.5 and 103.7 to serve Woodstock. Another application for a translator on 102.1 by Community Public Radio to serve "Sweat Mountain" is listed by the Federal Communications Commission. WATC-DT 41, Community Television, Inc. WSKC-CA 22, Atlanta, KM Communications — silent, digital is now near Norcross WXID-LP 49, Word of God Fellowship WDWW-LD 7, Richard C. & Lisa A. Goetz of Hendersonville, TennesseeThere was a 50 kW transmitter on former TV channel 55 for MediaFLO, a pay TV serv
Calvary Chapel, an association of evangelicalChristian churches, maintains a number of radio stations around the world and operates many local Calvary Chapel Bible College programs. It presents itself as a "fellowship of churches" in contrast to a denomination, includes over one thousand congregations worldwide. Churches that affiliate with Calvary Chapel need not do so. Beginning in 1965 in Southern California, this fellowship of churches grew out of Chuck Smith's Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Doctrinally, Calvary Chapel is evangelical and pretribulationist, maintains the principle of sola scriptura. Chuck Smith's "Calvary Chapel Distinctives" summarize the tenets for which Calvary Chapel stands. Calvary Chapels place great importance on the practice of expository teaching, a "verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book" approach to teaching the Bible. Calvary Chapels operate under a senior pastor-led system of church government, sometimes referred to as the "Moses" model. In November 2016 two new Calvary Chapel networks began side by side: Calvary Chapel Global Network and Calvary Chapel Association.
Most Calvary Chapels remain affiliated with both Calvary Chapel Association and Calvary Chapel Global Network. However the leaders' churches of each network have each been erased from the other's church-locator map; as of September 2017 1,800 churches operated with locations in all 50 states across the United States of America, others internationally. While Chuck Smith was still a member of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, he reported a prophecy came to him in which the Lord said to him that He was changing his name, his new name would mean "Shepherd" because the Lord was going to make him the shepherd of many flocks and the church would not be large enough to hold all of the people who would be flocking to hear the Word of God. In December 1965, Smith became the pastor of a 25-person evangelical congregation. In 1968, the church broke away from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Santa Ana, California. Before Smith became their pastor, twelve of the 25 members attended a prayer meeting about whether or not to close their church: they reported that "the Holy Spirit spoke to them through prophecy" and told them that Smith would become their pastor, that he would want to elevate the platform area, that God would bless the church, that it would go on the radio, that the church would become overcrowded, that he would become known throughout the world.
An identical prophecy was recorded in Smith's book Harvest where the prophecy was delivered to 16 discouraged people ready to quit. In 1969, Calvary Chapel became a hub in what became known as the Jesus movement when Smith's daughter introduced him to her boyfriend John Higgins Jr. a former hippie who had become a Christian, who went on to head the largest Jesus Freak movement in history, the Shiloh Youth Revival Centers. John Higgins introduced Smith to Lonnie Frisbee, the "hippie evangelist" who became a key figure in the growth of both the Jesus Movement and in Calvary Chapel. Frisbee moved into Smith's home, he would minister to the other hippies and counter-culture youth on the beaches. At night he would bring home new converts and soon Smith's house was full. Frisbee was put in charge of a new rental home for the growing crowd of Christian hippies and he named the commune House of Miracles; as Calvary Chapel grew "explosively", a tent was erected while a new building was under construction.
Among the converts were musicians who now were writing music for praise and worship. This became the genesis for Jesus music and Christian rock concerts. Maranatha! Music was formed to publish and promote the music; the services resembled rock concerts more than any worship services of the time. Frisbee was featured in national television news reports and magazines with images of him baptizing hundreds in the Pacific Ocean at a time; the network of House of Miracles communes/crash pad/coffee houses began doing outreach concerts with Smith or Frisbee preaching, Frisbee calling forth the Holy Spirit and the newly forming bands playing the music. By the early 1970s Calvary Chapel was home to ten or more musical groups that were representative of the Jesus people movement. In 1982, John Wimber, a Calvary Chapel pastor, the Calvary Chapel leadership mutually agreed to part ways. Tension had been mounting over Wimber's emphasis on spiritual manifestations leading Wimber to withdraw from Calvary Chapel and affiliate with a network of churches that would become the Association of Vineyard Churches.
On October 3, 2013, Pastor Smith died after a long battle with lung cancer. Smith remained as the senior pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa during his battle with cancer, to include preaching at three services the Sunday before his death. Affiliates of Calvary Chapel believe in the fundamental doctrines of evangelical Christianity, which include the inerrancy of the Bible and the Trinity. Within evangelical Christianity, they say that they stand in the "middle ground between fundamentalism and Pentecostalism in modern Protestant theology". While they share with fundamentalism a belief in the inerrancy of the Bible, unlike fundamentalists, they accept spiritual gifts. However, they feel. According to Calvary Chapel literature, the association strives to "strik a balance between extremes" when it comes to controversial theological issues such as Calvinism's and Arminianism's conflicting views on salvation. Calvary Chapels hold the following views on the five points of Calvinism: Regarding total depravity, Calvary Chapel affirms that "apart from God's grace
For the FM station in Green Bay-Appleton, please see WKZG. For the Atlanta, Georgia-area FM stations that had this call sign, please see WRDA and WNSY. WCHK AM 1290 is a radio station broadcasting a Latin pop format. Licensed to serve Canton, its broadcast callsign stands for Cherokee, the county of which Canton is the seat of government, largest city, geographic center; the station is owned by Davis Broadcasting of Atlanta, L. L. C. WCHK first went on the air on April 1957, under the ownership of Cherokee Broadcasting, its programming involved country and southern gospel music, with local production. Among the personalities were station manager Byron Dobbs, Mike McDougal, Jim Axel; because WCHK was on the AM band with a daytime-only operation, it was required to sign-off by sunset, allowing clear-channel stations to take over the airwaves. Therefore, on August 1, 1964. WCHK launched a simulcast on 105.5 MHz, as WCHK-FM. This allowed the station to extend programming on the FM band by midnight. In 1991, WCHK-FM received FCC approval to upgrade to a class C2 license.
It relocated its transmitter to Bear Mountain. At the same time, the station switched its frequency to 105.7 MHz. Another station from Carrollton, WMAX-FM occupied the 105.5 MHz frequency in 1994. The station was renamed "North Metro's K-105" "Country 105.7", as "Atlanta's Classic Country 105.7". WCHK-FM was bought by Clear Channel Communications in 1993, under a local marketing agreement, simulcasting news/talk station WGST as WGST-FM. Now, the station is broadcasting Alternative music, owned by iHeartMedia. In 1998, WCHK launched another simulcast on 100.1 MHz, licensed in Talking Rock, under the WCHK-FM callsign. In 1999, WCHK-FM was renamed WNSY, launching an oldies format as Sunny 100; the new station operated from the facilities of WCHK. In the early 2000s, WCHK abandoned its country/gospel format in favor of news/talk. Shows included Ludlow Porch, Dave Ramsey, local-based Paul Carden; the station aired a simulcast of the 6PM news from WSB-TV. On July 18, 2004, Chuck McClure, owner of WCHK, died of natural causes.
On November 14, 2006, Davis Broadcasting, owners of WLKQ-FM 102.3 in Buford, made the purchase of both WCHK and sister station WNSY-FM, being completed in January 2007. Afterwards, both stations went off the air on January 22, 2007. WNSY returned to the airwaves on February 1, 2007 as a simulcast of WLKQ-FM, broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. WCHK came back a year simulcasting WLKQ. In 2013, WCHK switched from Mexican music to a simulcast of W243CE Winder, airing a Spanish Tropical format as La Mega 96.5. W243CE was heard on WSRV-HD3. In 2015, W243CE and WSRV-HD3 broke with WCHK maintaining the Tropical format. On March 21, 2017, WCHK re-added W243CE as a simulcast and relaunched the Latin pop format as La Nueva Mega 96.5/1290. The relaunch is intended to serve the Hispanic communities of Gwinnett Counties. Chuck McClure Jim Axel Bob Peterson Byron Dobbs Steve Bramham Chris Morgan Mike McDougal Joe Robinnell Don Holt Jim McGhee Paul Carden WLKQ-FM WNSY WRDA La Mega Website Query the FCC's AM station database for WCHK Radio-Locator Information on WCHK Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WCHK Query the FCC's FM station database for W243CE
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, Romania and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in Jamaica. In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state; the city, town, or populated place that houses county government is known as the seat of its respective county. The county legislature, county courthouse, sheriff's department headquarters, hall of records and correctional facility are located in the county seat though some functions may be located or conducted in other parts of the county if it is geographically large. A county seat is but not always, an incorporated municipality; the exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia. Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
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Coosa Bald, with an elevation of 4,280 feet, is tied with Double Spring Knob as the tenth-highest peak in Georgia. It is located in Union County and is the third-highest mountain in the county, behind Blood Mountain and Slaughter Mountain. Coosa Bald is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest and its peak is crossed by the Duncan Ridge Trail, a trail that connects with the Benton MacKaye Trail and the Appalachian Trail. List of mountains in Georgia TopoQuest map of Coosa Bald 100 highest peaks in Georgia Georgia peaks over 4,000 feet