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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.
Interim superintendent to begin duties April 20
4/15/2015

Interim superintendent to begin duties April 20
Interim superintendent Dr. Charles Webb says he sees himself serving as a bridge between where the school system currently is and where it is headed.
Fire crews respond to chemical leak
4/15/2015

Fire crews respond to chemical leak
HazMat and fire crews from Gilmer County and the City of Ellijay responded to a small chlorine leak at the local wastewater treatment plant on Merk Davis Street Monday morning, April 13. 
Pickens water park resort deal still afloat
4/9/2015

A water park project proposed in Peachtree City has no direct bearing on the Port Royal water park long in the works for Pickens County, according to local officials.
Investigation ongoing after fireman paid while in jail
4/9/2015

Gilmer County Board of Commission Chairman Charlie Paris is seeking a full investigation into the payment of a county fire department employee while he was incarcerated in Bartow County in 2013.
County won’t pay $171,415 digest fine without changes
4/9/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners and Board of Assessors both agreed to fight paying a $171,415 fine levied against the county in January by the Georgia Department of Revenue over irregularities with the tax digest target ratio filed last year.
Witnesses: Judge, deputies used ‘N’ word at hearing
4/9/2015

An Appalachian Judicial Circuit judge and two Fannin County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been accused of using the ‘N’ word in court when referring to an African-American man who was involved in a recent hearing, an Atlanta TV news agency has reported.
Paris disbands county fire marshal unit
4/9/2015

Citing a duplication of efforts, Gilmer County Board of Commission Charlie Paris has effectively disbanded the county fire marshal unit. In a statement last Monday, Paris said, “After reviewing operations, I had two primary concerns regarding the fire marshals.
Kouns out, interim superintendent hired
4/2/2015

Kouns out, interim superintendent hired
Jason Kouns is no longer superintendent of the Gilmer County Charter School System and an interim has been hired in his stead, effective following a called board of education meeting Tuesday, March 31.
Georgia honors Vietnam veterans under Gold Dome in special salute
4/2/2015

Georgia honors Vietnam veterans under Gold Dome in special salute
Georgia is home to more than 234,000 Vietnam War veterans, and the state seeks to honor them with a new program to be unveiled next week.
Ralston aide: Local coroners’ salaries bill expected to pass
4/2/2015

A bill sponsored and promoted by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston would compensate Gilmer County’s coroner and assistant coroner with straight salaries rather than a by-case fee, according to a Ralston aide.
Possible water connection discussed between Gilmer and Pickens
4/2/2015

An extension of the Pickens County water system scheduled to start soon could provide an opportunity for the Ellijay-Gilmer County Water and Sewerage Authority (EGCWSA) to connect to the neighboring county’s infrastructure, the local water authority director said at a March 30 public meeting.
GBI report confirms shooting accounts
4/2/2015

A report from the GBI confirms the accounts given by Pickens deputies of the deadly shooting of a Bethany area man Christmas Eve. The evidence and video from the officers showed that Ned Womack fired first at deputies who had identified themselves and ordered him to show his hands.
Spring means increase in wildfires
3/26/2015

Spring means increase in wildfires
Spring officially arrived last Friday. Warmer temperatures are a welcome treat after several months of cold, rainy, sometimes snowy, weather. Spring also means severe thunderstorms are coming. But right now the biggest threat facing the county fire and rescue department is wildfires.
 
 
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