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Notices reflect $300 million increase in real property values
5/28/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Assessors approved over 33,000 real property assessment notices     when meeting Friday, May 22. They are scheduled to be mailed by June 1.
GHS graduates begin a new chapter
5/28/2015

GHS graduates begin a new chapter
Explaining how the term valedictory means goodbye, valedictorian Emily Nieves stated she had decided to give a “hello speech” instead during the Gilmer High School graduation ceremony Saturday, May 23, because “hellos are always easier.”
Swimming pool open but residents want new one
5/28/2015

If public opinion is to be counted, the overwhelming majority of residents who attended a special public meeting last Thursday to discuss the future of the county swimming pool expressed their desire for a new pool.
DA: Calhoun teens case awaits pretrial
5/28/2015

The criminal case against three former Calhoun High School students who authorities say committed sexual assault against a female teenager at a cabin in Gilmer County is moving forward, the district attorney’s office said last week.
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Around The Community
 
Dive into a good book with library’s summer reading program
5/28/2015

Dive into a good book with library’s summer reading program
Free, quality entertainment can be difficult to find, but the Gilmer County Library is hosting numerous fun-filled activities that fit into that category during the 2015 summer reading program.
Playground city built by MVE students
5/15/2015

Playground city built by MVE students
Second graders at Mountain View Elementary are carrying on an imaginative tradition. In the early 1900s, children in Yuma, Ariz., turned an arid, vacant lot into a playground for creativity. Using rocks, old boxes, pebbles, desert glass and a lot of imagination, they created a make-believe city called Roxaboxen.
Miss Judy has left the building
5/15/2015

Miss Judy has left the building
It’s impossible to count all the children Judy Griggs read to during 30 years as an employee of the Gilmer County Library, but that number has to be somewhere in the thousands.
Over 2,000 attend Chamber’s second Apple Blossom Fest
5/5/2015

Over 2,000 attend Chamber’s second Apple Blossom Fest
The second annual Georgia Apple Blossom Festival is “all about the local,” according to Karla Haege, event organizer and Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce marketing and communications coordinator.
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Daffodil Project close to Ellijay man’s heart
5/28/2015

Daffodil Project close to Ellijay man’s heart
Planting 1.5 million daffodils worldwide in memory of children who died in the Holocaust is the basic premise behind a worldwide  memorial effort spearheaded in Georgia by Am Yisrael Chai, an Atlanta-based Holocaust education and awareness nonprofit.
Nursing home hosts second annual art show for kids
5/15/2015

Nursing home hosts second annual art show for kids
Residents of Gilmer Nursing Home recently had the chance to study and applaud the creativity of local students.
Local letter carriers to help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’
4/30/2015

Local letter carriers to help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’
Mail carriers are used to bringing heavy packages to customers’ boxes. That’s just part of the job. But, one day a year, thousands of them volunteer to carry heavy loads back from their routes in an effort to feed people in their own communities.
Garden Club plant sale May 9
4/30/2015

Garden Club plant sale May 9
The Garden Club of Ellijay is hosting its 15th annual plant sale Mother’s Day weekend.
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Sports
 
James blazes trail south
5/28/2015

Chris James spent two seasons as the Gilmer Bobcats starting quarterback and will attempt to do the same for the Valdosta State University Blazers over the next four. “It’s a huge honor,” James said of his chance to play college football. “I wanted to compete at the highest level possible and I think Valdosta is a great opportunity for that. I love the area. It feels like home and never gets cold there. I just like the winning tradition.”
Recreation department to hold ‘future Cats’ camps
5/28/2015

Aside from Gilmer High School’s summer camps, the county’s youth will have an alternate outlet for activities this summer. The Gilmer County Recreation and Parks Department will hold its “Future Cats Summer Sports Camps” June 1 through July 31. Each week will consist of seven individual camps; one for each sport.


Gilmer alumni hold on for 8-0 win
5/14/2015

Gilmer alumni hold on for 8-0 win
The fanfare may not have been as grand, and there were fewer players on each roster, but it did little to dampen the spirits of the Gilmer Bobcat alumni football players.
Bobcats off and running after shaky start
5/14/2015

Bobcats off and running after shaky start
The Gilmer Bobcats hit the field last Tuesday for the opening week of spring football practice under first-year head coach Zach Grage.
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