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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.
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.
 
 
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