Graduates Savannah Upton, Matthew Fortenberry, Emily Cantrell and Lauren Bentley pause for a selfie before lining up for their high school commencement exercise Friday, May 20.
Rocky Miller stands in front of the extracted rock from a new Carmeuse Lime and Stone mining project. The flat-topped rock ridge runs for a half-mile and parallels Talona Road.
Ron Gravett, a local member of the national Special Operations Association Riders, salutes a fallen Vietnam War special ops soldier after placing a carnation in front of a wreath on the Veterans Memorial Bridge Saturday.
Gilmer’s Matthew Waddell (left) won the Greco-Roman and freestyle Georgia state championships in the 182-pound weight class May 15. Along with his high school state title won in February, Waddell earned the Triple Crown Award.
Matt Dyer puts together a power supply assembly at the Whitepath Fab Tech facility on Industrial Boulevard, one of three Whitepath plants in Gilmer and Fannin recently acquired by St. Louis-based manufacturer Electrical Components International.
Terry Roberts, left, and her granddaughter, Harmony Lancaster, chat with Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson and human resources administrator Misa Luong during a Coffee With a Cop event Thursday, May 19, at the East Ellijay Dunkin’ Donuts. 

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Graduates Savannah Upton, Matthew Fortenberry, Emily Cantrell and Lauren Bentley pause for a selfie before lining up for their high school commencement exercise Friday, May 20.

Rain may have moved the Gilmer High School Class of 2016 graduation indoors, but it did not dampen the spirits of the 232 students who received their diplomas Friday evening. 

Many Gilmer County residents may receive a reduction in their homeowners’ insurance later this year.

Rocky Miller stands in front of the extracted rock from a new Carmeuse Lime and Stone mining project. The flat-topped rock ridge runs for a half-mile and parallels Talona Road.

Residents and property owners in Talona waited their turn to speak at the hearing for a conditional land use request by the Carmeuse Lime and Stone company, then it poured out.

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Gilmer’s Matthew Waddell (left) won the Greco-Roman and freestyle Georgia state championships in the 182-pound weight class May 15. Along with his high school state title won in February, Waddell earned the Triple Crown Award.

Six hundred seventy-seven wrestlers helped make the Georgia freestyle and Greco-Roman state tournament the largest in the state’s history two weekends ago.

Coach Casey Wingard barks his orders during Gilmer’s spring football practice and will take over the reins as the Bobcats’ newly-named defensive coordinator. The upcoming season will be his fourth with the program, and he is Gilmer’s third defensive coordinator in as many seasons.

When the Gilmer Bobcats take the football field this fall, a trend that has persisted over the past two seasons will continue.

Drake Crump lays out an attempt to make a spectacular catch at last week's scrimmage.

Gilmer held its purple and white football scrimmage last Wednesday as fans received their first chance to see the new-look Bobcats in game-like conditions.

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