Due to high water and unsafe river conditions, the 2021 Helen Trout Tournament at the Helen Chamber Festhalle is POSTPONED one week. The event will occur on APRIL 3, 2021. The Festhalle will be open today, March 26, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and tomorrow, March 27, 2021, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for fishermen to come in to pick up their tee-shirts and have any questions answered. Refunds will be available for those who cannot attend next weekend.
If you have any questions, please call the Helen Chamber of Commerce at 706-878-1908 or go to the Helen Trout Tournament on Facebook at Helen Trout Tournament | Facebook for continual updates.
Last Friday, March 26, 2021, the City of Helen experienced torrential rain resulting in significant flooding. During this time, a portion of Ridge Road was heavily damaged. This portion of the road will be closed until the road can be repaired. At this time, there is no estimation as to how long this repair will take. The road will be closed at 114 Ridge Road. Anyone needing to access property between Escowee Road and 114 Ridge Road will have to do so from the City of Helen side. Anyone needing to access property between GA Alternate 75 and 114 Ridge Road will need to enter and exit from the GA Alternate 75 side. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but safety is the utmost concern. If you have any questions, please call Helen City Hall at 706-878-2733.
Two city streets will be getting refurbished. Edelweiss Strasse (from South Main Street to Chattahoochee Strasse) and Chattahoochee Strasse (from Edelweiss Strasse to North Main Street) will be milled and resurfaced. Weather permitting, milling is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 15, 2021 with paving beginning after the milling is complete. The project should take about four days depending on the weather. Road work will be performed in sections. While work is being done, that portion of the road will have limited access or be closed. To avoid delays, please do not travel in this area, but use other routes when possible.We are sorry for the inconvenience but are looking forward to having these roads refinished. If you have any questions, call City Hall at 706-878-2733, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m