• From left, Thelma, Joe, Aiden and Avery Marshall sport what is arguably the hottest fashion accessory of 2017, a pair of NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses, as they view the big event from the educational garden of the Gilmer County Library Monday afternoon. Mom and dad were excited about being in a good spot to watch the Great American Eclipse, while both sons were just as excited to have the day off school for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (Photo by Michael Andrews)
    From left, Thelma, Joe, Aiden and Avery Marshall sport what is arguably the hottest fashion accessory of 2017, a pair of NASA-approved solar eclipse glasses, as they view the big event from the educational garden of the Gilmer County Library Monday afternoon. Mom and dad were excited about being in a good spot to watch the Great American Eclipse, while both sons were just as excited to have the day off school for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (Photo by Michael Andrews)
  • Sisters Carolina, top, and Bailey Teague enjoy a day off school as they stretch out on their deck during the Great American Eclipse Monday afternoon. (Photo by April Teague)
    Sisters Carolina, top, and Bailey Teague enjoy a day off school as they stretch out on their deck during the Great American Eclipse Monday afternoon. (Photo by April Teague)
  • From left, Liz, Reed, Allie and Jacobb Castrejon and Gracie Nicholson drove two hours from Rome to watch the 99-percent partial eclipse in Ellijay. Reed, 12, said he wants to be an astrophysicist when he grows up. “This is a big opportunity for me,” he added.   (Photo by Michael Andrews)
    From left, Liz, Reed, Allie and Jacobb Castrejon and Gracie Nicholson drove two hours from Rome to watch the 99-percent partial eclipse in Ellijay. Reed, 12, said he wants to be an astrophysicist when he grows up. “This is a big opportunity for me,” he added. (Photo by Michael Andrews)
  • This image of the solar eclipse was captured using a Canon EOS Rebel T5 camera with a 300mm lens, with a pair of eclipse glasses placed over the lens.  (Photo by Mark Millican)
    This image of the solar eclipse was captured using a Canon EOS Rebel T5 camera with a 300mm lens, with a pair of eclipse glasses placed over the lens. (Photo by Mark Millican)
  • Proprietors and guests on Ellijay’s downtown boardwalk use their special tinted glasses to watch the solar eclipse. Some downtown merchants said the crowds traveled farther north to the zone of full totality to watch it. Traffic reports noted Highway 515 was extremely busy going north in the morning and then again going south after the eclipse. (Photo by Mark Millican)
    Proprietors and guests on Ellijay’s downtown boardwalk use their special tinted glasses to watch the solar eclipse. Some downtown merchants said the crowds traveled farther north to the zone of full totality to watch it. Traffic reports noted Highway 515 was extremely busy going north in the morning and then again going south after the eclipse. (Photo by Mark Millican)
  • Brynna Mayfield, 11, checks out the solar eclipse with a pinhole viewer she made out of a cereal box in science class.  (Photo by Michael Andrews)
    Brynna Mayfield, 11, checks out the solar eclipse with a pinhole viewer she made out of a cereal box in science class. (Photo by Michael Andrews)
  • Ella Tibbetts, 9, creates a chalk eclipse drawing at the Gilmer County Library minutes before the big event begins.  (Photo by Michael Andrews)
    Ella Tibbetts, 9, creates a chalk eclipse drawing at the Gilmer County Library minutes before the big event begins. (Photo by Michael Andrews)
  • Serenity Holt, 5, overcame her fear of the eclipse by coloring a picture of the moon and sun with her grandmother, Tracey Potts, at the library, where a variety of educational eclipse-themed activities for kids and adults was offered Monday afternoon.  (Photo by Michael Andrews)
    Serenity Holt, 5, overcame her fear of the eclipse by coloring a picture of the moon and sun with her grandmother, Tracey Potts, at the library, where a variety of educational eclipse-themed activities for kids and adults was offered Monday afternoon. (Photo by Michael Andrews)

‘Eclipsemania’ sweeps county

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