Search Continues for Missing Habersham County Woman

The Habersham Sheriff's office is still looking for a 69 year old Turnerville woman who has been missing since Thursday night. Spokesman Lieutenant Matthew Wurtz tells WCHM that Mylessa Zimmerman does suffer from dementia and it is believed that she does not have her medications. Meanwhile, the search continues primarily in an area between Turnerville and Carnesville. 

Investigators ask anyone who’s seen Ms. Zimmerman or a Chevy Malibu with plates TLZ-930 to call the Sheriff's office at (706) 839-0500. She is approximately 5 foot 1 and 135 pounds with white hair.

Positive Covid-19 cases in the county are back up slightly after a low point this time last week. Between 10 to 20 per day are being reported to the Johns Hopkins tracking website for the last 7 days. There were multiple deaths reported in Habersham from Covid -19 last week as the number has now reached 135. The fatality rate in Habersham is about 80 per cent higher than that of the state average.

And tonight the Habersham Commission in expected to pass into law an Amendment to Alcohol Excise Tax Ordinance. In January, the discussion focused on recalculating fees for out-of-county alcohol distributors. Also, bids are expected to be announced tonight for the Pardue Mill Bridge Road repair.  This project was advertised on January 27 and bids were received last week. That bridge in Demorest was closed in October after the storm washed it out.