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County’s economic picture looking brighter for 2015
9/2/2015

With a decreased property tax rollback rate, increased tax digest and improving funds from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), Gilmer County’s financial picture is much better than a year ago.
Ellijay Police charge two with theft from cars in town
9/2/2015

Ellijay Police charge two with theft from cars in town
Two suspects in reported break-ins and thefts from automobiles in town have been arrested by the Ellijay Police Department.
Two injured in wreck involving county truck
9/2/2015

Two injured in wreck involving county truck
A Gilmer County Road Department employee and the woman who rear-ended the truck he was driving were both injured in a wreck on Highway 515 North early Monday morning, authorities reported.
Warning signs mar entry to ball fields
9/2/2015

Warning signs mar entry to ball fields
First appearances are not always what they seem. After the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners approved a bid for sod at the Clear Creek ball fields, County Attorney David Clark told the commissioners they needed to visit the site and see the plethora of warning signs on the right side of the entranceway.
Millage rollback could bring in $16 million
8/26/2015

Following a 14-day advertisement period, the Gilmer County Board of Education approved the final millage rate during a called meeting Thursday, Aug. 20.
Agreement reached on BOE tax payments
8/26/2015

An honest mistake caused the Gilmer County Tax Commissioner’s Office to overpay the board of commissioners and cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay nearly $1 million dollars over three years.
DNR investigating shot fired at skier
8/26/2015

Officers with the state Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division are still investigating an Aug. 8 incident where a shot was allegedly fired at a man attempting to water ski at Carters Lake, a DNR incident report states.
Ellijay eyes $1.6M budget
8/26/2015

Following a public hearing set for Sept. 14, the Ellijay City Council will likely pass a 2016 budget of $1.68 million at their Sept. 21 regular meeting, according to action taken at their August meeting to present the budget.
DNR investigating shot fired at skier
8/20/2015

Officers with the state Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division are still investigating an Aug. 8 incident where a shot was allegedly fired at a man attempting to water ski at Carters Lake, a DNR incident report reveals.
Changes to beer, wine ordinance fails
8/19/2015

Changes to beer, wine ordinance fails
A one-hour public hearing on changes to the county’s beer and wine sales ordinance turned into a near-revival last Thursday. Around 60 citizens attended the meeting and most of the dozen who spoke were against the changes, citing the possibility of increased drunk driving arrests and accidents.
BOE bond sale plan causes consternation at BOC meetings
8/19/2015

The ongoing lack of communication between the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education reached a near boiling point at last Thursday’s BOC meetings.
Former commissioner, state representative Whitaker passes
8/19/2015

Former commissioner, state representative Whitaker passes
After joining a group walking from Ellijay to Blue Ridge to raise awareness and funds for Habitat for Humanity several years ago, Ben Whitaker and Billy Bernhardt then decided to walk to Jasper on their own — and did it.
Shots at Carters Lake investigated
8/19/2015

A report of shots being fired at Carters Lake Saturday, Aug. 8, is being investigated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.
Public hearing addresses county’s beer ordinance
8/12/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing this Thursday at 5 p.m. to receive citizen response to proposed changes to the county’s beer and wine sale regulations and also to allow beer sales at Whitepath Golf Course.
Florida woman dies during high-speed wreck
8/12/2015

A Florida woman who was pulled over in East Ellijay on suspicion of DUI last Friday night but fled the traffic stop later overturned the vehicle she was driving in Dawson County and died at the scene, authorities said.
Man racks up 30 charges in chase through 2 counties
8/12/2015

Man racks up 30 charges in chase through 2 counties
A traffic violation in Ellijay Sunday evening led to a high-speed pursuit that eventually ended in Fannin County and the suspect being arrested Monday morning on 30 total charges, according to authorities.
Suspect sought in Fannin ‘drive-by’ case
8/12/2015

Two “drive-by” shootings in Blue Ridge early on the morning of Aug. 5 are being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, but no suspect or suspects have been arrested.
Light plane crashes on takeoff at airport
8/12/2015

Light plane crashes on takeoff at airport
A single-engine airplane crashed during a take-off attempt Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Gilmer County Airport, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman and an eyewitness.
Will new ‘inland port’ benefit Gilmer?
8/5/2015

Will new ‘inland port’ benefit Gilmer?
A major economic development initiative coming to neighboring Murray County could also have benefits here, according to public officials familiar with the endeavor.
County to collect utility taxes at full rate
8/5/2015

After receiving a satisfactory sales ratio from the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR), Gilmer County will be able to collect public utility taxes at the full 40 percent rate for the first time in at least three years.
 
 
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