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Area Vietnam vets get their recognition
7/22/2015

Area Vietnam vets get their recognition
After a few weeks back in the United States, Samuel “Doc” Parker just stopped telling people he was on a Navy destroyer that supported combat operations in Vietnam when they asked him where he’d been.
2014 audit report shows county making economic progress
7/22/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners received the official 2014 audit report at its work session July 9, which showed the county is making economic progress.
Local concerns led to pastor bill
7/22/2015

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday the concerns of constituents in District 7 after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize homosexual marriage prompted him to propose the Pastor Protection Act.
BOE moves ahead on E-SPLOST projects
7/22/2015

BOE moves ahead on E-SPLOST projects
The Gilmer County Board of Education voted during a meeting Thursday, July 16, to retain Dr. Charles Webb on a temporary basis to help oversee upcoming E-SPLOST construction projects.
BOC considering changes to county laws for beer sales
7/15/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners are considering several changes to where beer is sold in the county. At its work session and regular meeting last week, BOC Chairman Charlie Paris outlined three changes he would like to see made.
Gilmer man arrested on child pornography charges
7/15/2015

Gilmer man arrested on child pornography charges
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced the arrest of a Gilmer County man on child pornography charges.
Wedding venue use permit sparks citizen protests, lawsuit
7/15/2015

The ongoing saga of events at Deep South Farm reached a crescendo at last week’s Gilmer County Board of Commission workshop and regular meeting.
Hwy. 282, county roads due for repaving
7/15/2015

Several county highway improvement projects are planned in the coming year, including repaving Highway 282 from Old Tails Creek Road to the Murray County line.
Rabies cases confirmed; second incident in Coosawattee River Resort
7/15/2015

Two instances of animals suspected of being infected with rabies and having contact with local residents has been confirmed by the North Georgia Health District, according to a release.
Woman imprisoned for murder as teen released on appeal, will not be retried in case
7/8/2015

Woman imprisoned for murder as teen released on appeal, will not be retried in case
A Gilmer County woman convicted of killing her mother in 2005 while a teenager will now be free after a reversal of the sentence by the State Supreme Court and a motion being granted that her right to a speedy second trial in Gilmer County Superior Court was violated, court documents show.
Woman bitten by raccoon gets stitches, treated for rabies
7/8/2015

Bob and Linda Fenner were taking advantage of a cooler than average Fourth of July morning in their Mountain Creek Hollow neighborhood and had covered around a mile on their walking route.
July 16 deadline for appeals
7/8/2015

The last day property owners in Gilmer County may appeal real or personal property values for the current year is Thursday, July 16.
The rain keeps coming
7/8/2015

The rain keeps coming
Cherry Log Creek was out of its banks early on the morning of July 2, after some Cherry Log residents reported around 2 inches of rain the night before.
County senior robbed in home invasion
7/2/2015

County senior robbed in home invasion
When a 71-year-old woman in the Pleasant Valley Road community was rudely awakened early Sunday morning, June 28, she quickly realized she was being robbed at gunpoint. The perpetrator left with around $700 and several firearms, according to a Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office release.
New school superintendent signs 3-year contract
7/2/2015

The Gilmer County Charter School System has a new superintendent. Dr. Shanna Wilkes was unanimously approved at a board of education meeting Monday, June 29, and signed a three-year contract to serve in the district’s leadership role.
Wreck on 515 claims ‘genuine’ Ellijay man
7/2/2015

Wreck on 515 claims ‘genuine’ Ellijay man
Robert A. “Bob” Easley of Ellijay was known as a man who was genuine and lived out his Christian faith, according to those who knew him best.
Crouch elected chairman of JDA
7/2/2015

Travis Crouch was elected chairman of the newly approved Joint Development Authority at the group’s meeting last Wednesday. Lex Rainey was named vice chairman and Paige Green secretary-treasurer.
Council approves more funds for downtown boardwalk
6/24/2015

Council approves more funds for downtown boardwalk
Ellijay’s new boardwalk that runs for 400 feet down North Church Street is finished — and almost paid for. City Council members approved more funds for  the project at their June meeting, but not unanimously.
Assessor board hires outside firm for 2016 digest to satisfy consent order
6/24/2015

Gilmer County will retain the services of a mass appraisal consulting firm to determine land values for the 2016 property tax digest and to satisfy a consent order from the state Department of Revenue (DOR).
Water and sewer refinancing bond OK’d
6/24/2015

A $10.3 million refinancing bond expected to close by June 24 will provide almost $200,000 in additional capital improvement funds a year for the Ellijay-Gilmer County Water and Sewerage Authority (EGCWSA).     
 
 
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