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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.
‘Small’ weddings allowed at Mulkey-Stegall venue
5/28/2015

Deep South Farms will be able to hold small events at the proposed wedding venue on Mulkey-Stegall Roads. However, the functions will be limited to 50 cars or less until a new hearing on having larger events is held by the Planning and Zoning Department.

Board approves water, sewer rate hike
5/28/2015

An across-the-board rate hike for water and sewer customers is part of a 2015-16 operating budget approved by board members during a May 14 meeting of the Ellijay-Gilmer Water and Sewerage Authority (EGCWSA).        
Beamon gets prison in bank fraud case
5/14/2015

The former vice president of Appalachian Community Bank in Ellijay has been sentenced to three years and six months in federal prison for defrauding the bank and forcing it into receivership in 2010.
Bond refinancing improves to $1.4 million in savings
5/14/2015

Because of fluctuating interest rates, the county came out better than expected when it agreed to refinance $22.9 million of 2007 General Obligation bonds last month.
BOC moves to save $1.3M on bond refinancing
4/30/2015

In two broad actions, the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners voted to approve refinancing nearly $23 million in 2007 General Obligation bonds and to connect the county detention center to the county sewer system.
Trapped black bear busts out of garage
4/30/2015

Trapped black bear busts out of garage
Teresa Ariail inadvertently drew a bear into her garage by doing something she hadn’t done in three decades.
Mulkey-Stegall neighbors upset by zoning decision
4/30/2015

A meeting of the Gilmer County Planning Commission Board last week to decide whether a planned “wedding and events venue” in the Mulkey and Stegall Roads area would move forward was attended by around 60 people, many of whom voiced opposition to the change from an agricultural designation to agricultural with a conditional use.
Sheriff: Drug arrest has gang link
4/30/2015

Sheriff: Drug arrest has gang link
Sheriff Stacy Nicholson said Friday a consolidated effort between agencies was “a prime example of working together” that led to a substantial arrest in Gilmer County.
Water park resort could open in 2017
4/30/2015

Following a recent interview with a key player in the Port Royal water park project, it seems the massive $150 million project could see a 2017 opening.
Woman charged for selling meth at BK
4/21/2015

Woman charged for selling meth at BK
A Gilmer County woman arrested for selling methamphetamine through the drive-through window of a local fast food restaurant had past drug charges, authorities said.
Detention officer arrested, fired
4/21/2015

Detention officer arrested, fired
A Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office detention officer was arrested and fired last week after admitting he made false statements to detectives who were investigating his uncle in a burglary case, according to the sheriff’s office.
Ellijay council OKs controversial boardwalk plan
4/23/2015

By an infrequent 4-1 vote, the Ellijay City Council moved ahead on a controversial “boardwalk” project Monday night planned to spruce up the North Church Street corridor that has often been referred to as an “alley” off River Street near the square.
9 roads may receive safety upgrades
4/23/2015

Gilmer County may be in line for more than $300,000 in road safety improvements this summer, according to Public Works Director Jim Smith.
Witnesses dispute Fannin court ‘N-word’ transcript
4/23/2015

The Fannin County Clerk of Court released the transcript in reference to a March 16 criminal bond hearing case heard in Judge Roger Bradley’s courtroom in the Fannin County Courthouse where allegations of racial slurs have been made.  
Ellijay officials: City doesn’t own, can’t pave, Shrine Club Drive
4/16/2015

Ellijay officials: City doesn’t own, can’t pave, Shrine Club Drive
An unpaved, potholed road inside the Ellijay city limits that is privately owned will likely not be paved in the near future despite the fact it is an occasional polling place for county voters, city officials said.
Cherry Log fire station site approved by 2-1 BOC vote
4/16/2015

Without a “Plan B,” the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners approved a quitclaim deed for land in the Hidden Lakes subdivision as site of a new volunteer fire station in Cherry Log.
 
 
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