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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).     
Part II: The Harrises learn of their son’s death in Iraq
6/24/2015

(Ed. note: Army First Lt. Noah Harris was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom during a June 18, 2005, firefight in Baqubah. His parents, Rick and Lucy Harris, would learn of their only child’s death the next day — but in different ways and places. This week concludes a two-part series detailing how the Harrises found out, and comments from others who knew Noah about his character and legacy. Last week’s article should have stated the Harrises began building their home in Dawson County in 1980, not 1990.)
Gilmer’s Most Wanted
6/17/2015

Gilmer’s Most Wanted
A Woodstock father whose son was killed on Father’s Day weekend 15 years ago at an East Ellijay intersection still feels the loss and rues the fact that the suspect — indicted for vehicular homicide — has not been found.
BOE announces single superintendent finalist
6/17/2015

BOE announces single superintendent finalist
Dr. Shanna Wilkes has been named the single finalist in the Gilmer County Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent.
Recycling to be cut to 3 sites
6/17/2015

Recycling of paper and plastic in Gilmer County is going to be reduced from the current seven sites to three in the near future.
Noah Harris remembered decade later
6/17/2015

Noah Harris remembered decade later
The dusty road came to a T, and First Lt. Noah Harris had a decision to make — go left and head back to the safety of the compound, or respond to the radio call and go right to help the Iraqi policemen he helped train who were pinned down in a firefight.
Armed robbery suspects arrested here
6/10/2015

Armed robbery suspects arrested here
It was almost closing time at the Dollar General store in Morganton Tuesday night a week ago. But suddenly, two employees and a customer waiting to check out got the shock of their lives.
Man with gang ties has probation revoked
6/10/2015

Man with gang ties has probation revoked
A Gilmer County man who authorities say has ties to an Atlanta street gang will remain incarcerated for violating his probation and awaits newer charges of possessing a large amount of marijuana, court records show.
BOE reviews tentative budget
6/10/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Education reviewed a tentative $36.97 million general fund budget for the 2015-2016 school year during a work session Monday, June 8.
Refunding of $22.9M in bonds finalized
6/10/2015

Refunding of $22.9M in bonds finalized
The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners finalized the refunding, or refinancing, of $22.9 million in 2007 General Obligation bonds last Monday, which will save the county $1.4 million in future bond payments.
Woman sentenced to repay Walnut Mtn. in theft case
6/5/2015

Woman sentenced to repay Walnut Mtn. in theft case
A Talking Rock woman working as a bookkeeper at Walnut Mountain, a residential gated community northeast of Ellijay, was sentenced to 20 years of probation in Gilmer County Superior Court Tuesday and ordered to pay back thousands of dollars authorities said she stole over several years from the property owners association.
Breaking in for beer
6/5/2015

Two Gilmer County men were arrested last week on the same day of an early morning break-in at a local store because they wanted beer and no stores selling alcohol were open, according to authorities.
Agreement reached to build sewer connection to county jail
6/5/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners and Ellijay-Gilmer Water and Sewerage Authority (EGCWSA) signed an intergovernmental agreement last Wednesday, May 27, to construct a sewer connection from the city to the county detention center.
Computer virus scam may cost local resident hundreds of dollars
6/5/2015

When an Ellijay resident received a call late in the day from a man identifying himself as a Microsoft rep who detected a virus in his computer, he experienced a “moment of weakness” and allowed the caller to get inside his hard drive.
 
 
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