Tuesday, March 31, 2015  


Account Login  
Username
Password

  need help?  
 
Search By Keyword
Breaking News Alerts
Email Alerts
Email Address
Text Alerts
Mobile Number
 )  - 
Mobile Provider
standard messaging rates apply
Current Conditions
37°F
Clear
Ellijay, GA
Radar & More >>
Current News

Current News
 
Page size:
select
 106 items in 6 pages
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.
Teen’s false report alarms community
3/26/2015

A male teenager who falsely reported to authorities he confronted and struggled with a man in a mask and camouflage clothing in a home invasion incident Sunday evening will not be charged, according to a release from the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office.
BOE to use superintendent search service
3/26/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Education set into motion the search process for a new superintendent during a called meeting Monday, March 23.
Mowers approved for Whitepath
3/26/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners approved an $82,800 three-year lease purchase of four new mowers for Whitepath Golf Course at a special called meeting last Friday.
Voters approve 1-cent E-SPLOST renewal
3/20/2015

A feeble turnout of only 7 percent of active voters decided a multi-million Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or E-SPLOST, referendum Tuesday in Gilmer County.
Two big items on Ellijay council’s agenda fail to move
3/20/2015

Two big items on Ellijay council’s agenda fail to move
The house was packed, pro and con, around two items the Ellijay City Council was regarding for the north end of town. But in the end, nothing happened with either measure. Some were glad, but most were not.
BOC approves changes, considers other changes
3/20/2015

  • Lower zoning fee structure changes approved by BOC
  • BOC considers changes to road spending, local sales

BOE approves resignations of superintendent, COO
3/20/2015

The Gilmer County Charter School System has found a new head football coach but will soon lose its superintendent and chief operations officer/director of secondary curriculum. Resignations for Jason Kouns and Erick Hofstetter, who hold those respective positions, were approved by the Gilmer County Board of Education during a meeting Thursday, March 12. Both resignations will go into effect June 30.
Man charged with robbing Ellijay drugstore, pointing assault rifle at officers
3/12/2015

Man charged with robbing Ellijay drugstore, pointing assault rifle at officers
An Ellijay man who allegedly robbed a local drugstore and then pointed an assault rifle at officers before leading them on a high-speed chase was arrested around 15 minutes after the incident began, authorities said.
Chief: On using deadly force in a crowded area
3/12/2015

A crime scene could have turned deadly for innocent motorists and schoolchildren, and a suspect is fortunate he wasn’t shot and killed during a robbery attempt last week, said East Ellijay Police Chief Larry Callahan.
BOE must ‘choose your priorities’
3/12/2015

The chief financial officer for the Gilmer County Charter School System told local board members they would have to choose their priorities as they entered into budget talks last week.
Early E-SPLOST voting attracts less than 1 percent
3/12/2015

Barely 1 percent of active, registered voters in the county have participated in early voting for the March 17 E-SPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) election as of last Tuesday.
Pickens groom sentenced for fatal wedding crash
3/12/2015

Pickens groom sentenced for fatal wedding crash
The groom who was charged in a wreck that killed his wife on their wedding day has been sentenced in Cherokee County Superior Court.
Authority amends sewer ordinance to limit disinfectants
3/5/2015

A new amendment to a sewer use ordinance put in place by the Ellijay-Gilmer County Water and Sewerage Authority (EGCWSA) calls for a zero discharge limit of chemical disinfectants thought to be hindering a treatment process at the local wastewater plant.
Educators promote E-SPLOST to council
3/5/2015

A local school official promoted the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or E-SPLOST, to the Ellijay City Council last week, saying it will not only build a needed agriculture complex but also provide a safer bus fleet and needed security features at Gilmer High School.
No make-up days expected
3/5/2015

Area students received a much longer mid-winter break than originally expected due to a series of winter weather events.  
Early E-SPLOST voting slow
2/27/2015

With only one initiative on the ballot March 17, early voting is predictably slow and not being helped any by winter weather that closed the registrar’s office last Tuesday. Registrar Nelda Spires said the office will adhere to the schedule of the county courthouse. “If the courthouse is closed, so will we,” she said.
Report: Dunn falsely signed up for conferences
2/27/2015

Report: Dunn falsely signed up for conferences
Over a two-year period, Jeffery Mark Dunn was “embezzling” funds while in his position as chief executive officer of North Georgia Medical Center by falsely registering himself and other employees for conferences they never attended, an incident report from the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office states.
School system facing superintendency vacancy
2/27/2015

The Gilmer County Charter School System will soon be looking for a new superintendent. Jason Kouns, who has held that position in the system since Sept. 2013, has announced his plans to submit a letter of resignation to the Gilmer County Board of Education. He made known the decision Friday morning in an email to the school system’s faculty and staff.
Ellijay line rehab tops water authority’s 2015 projects
2/27/2015

Replacing old water lines below South Main and River  Street is at the forefront of the Ellijay-Gilmer County Water and Sewerage Authority’s (EGCWSA) 2015 capital improvement schedule, the authority’s director said following a Feb. 9 workshop session held to prioritize future projects.
 
 
Polling All Citizens
Do you think the school board should utilize a superintendent search firm?

 
Advertisers
click ad below for details
  • Show All Ads