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Newly legal fireworks come to town July 1
6/24/2015

Newly legal fireworks come to town July 1
On the heels of House Bill 110 becoming law in May, Georgians will be able to buy “consumer” fireworks in their state of residence this year and just in time for July Fourth.
GRASP work teaches teens about serving others
6/24/2015

GRASP work teaches teens about serving others
Kate Schiesser has learned helping others impacts both the volunteer and the person being served. For this reason, her favorite part of participating in the annual Gilmer Relief and Service Project (GRASP) is seeing herself and her fellow volunteers grow through the experience.
Local woman recounts World War II experiences
6/24/2015

Local woman recounts World War II experiences
Ines Sigg was born to a well-to-do German family in the 1920s. Thanks to the success of her family’s business, she enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle in her early years that included riding in her father’s biplane, fine-tuning her alpine ski jumping techniques and visiting a vacation home on the Black Sea.
Movie under the stars to raise funds for local Boy Scout troops
6/17/2015

Movie under the stars to raise funds for local Boy Scout troops
An outdoor movie event Saturday, June 20, will provide a fun evening for families while raising money for Gilmer Boy Scout Troops 402 and 404.
Civil Air Patrol cadets honored
6/17/2015

Civil Air Patrol cadets honored
Five local Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets recently received awards named after noteworthy figures in the history of aviation.
Garden Club’s standard flower show set for June 26-27
6/17/2015

Garden Club’s standard flower show set for June 26-27
The Garden Club of Ellijay will present its annual standard flower show Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27, at Gilmer Arts, 207 Dalton Street in downtown Ellijay. This year’s show is titled “Honoring America’s Women” and will showcase women of action, women of words and other noteworthy women.
Patriotic parade, beach party to highlight July Fourth activities
6/10/2015

Patriotic parade, beach party to highlight July Fourth activities
Downtown Ellijay will host its annual Fourth of July Star-Spangled Beach Party Saturday, July 4.
Legion honors nursing home
6/10/2015

Legion honors nursing home
During a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at the Ellijay American Legion, Post 82 commander Rick Weaver and adjutant Bob Grout give Gilmer Nursing Home Activities Director Tammy Baker an award of appreciation for her dedication to all nursing home residents.
Summer reading program kicks off at library
6/10/2015

Summer reading program kicks off at library
Musician Jeff Johnson helped kick off the Gilmer County Library’s summer reading program Thursday, June 4, by teaching kids about singing, composing and playing songs.
County cannery opens for new season June 23
6/10/2015

County cannery opens for new season June 23
The Gilmer County Cannery will open its doors for the 2015 canning season Tuesday, June 23. It will then open Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of June and every Tuesday and Thursday for the months of July to December.  
Dive into a good book with library’s summer reading program
5/28/2015

Dive into a good book with library’s summer reading program
Free, quality entertainment can be difficult to find, but the Gilmer County Library is hosting numerous fun-filled activities that fit into that category during the 2015 summer reading program.
Playground city built by MVE students
5/15/2015

Playground city built by MVE students
Second graders at Mountain View Elementary are carrying on an imaginative tradition. In the early 1900s, children in Yuma, Ariz., turned an arid, vacant lot into a playground for creativity. Using rocks, old boxes, pebbles, desert glass and a lot of imagination, they created a make-believe city called Roxaboxen.
Miss Judy has left the building
5/15/2015

Miss Judy has left the building
It’s impossible to count all the children Judy Griggs read to during 30 years as an employee of the Gilmer County Library, but that number has to be somewhere in the thousands.
Over 2,000 attend Chamber’s second Apple Blossom Fest
5/5/2015

Over 2,000 attend Chamber’s second Apple Blossom Fest
The second annual Georgia Apple Blossom Festival is “all about the local,” according to Karla Haege, event organizer and Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce marketing and communications coordinator.
Library program to spotlight local beekeeper
4/30/2015

Library program to spotlight local beekeeper
Mary Lou Blohm said she’s always enjoyed being a nurturer, and after her kids grew up and left home, they gave her two beehives for Mother’s Day to help fill her empty nest.
Proceeds from Jasper bluegrass fest to assist vets, families
4/30/2015

Proceeds from Jasper bluegrass fest to assist vets, families
Bluegrass fans love festivals, but to get the crowds — especially on Mother’s Day weekend — it’s got to be good. American Legion members from Jasper have accomplished the task and will present the first Bluegrass Charity Festival, May 8-10, just off Highway 515 and Highway 53 East.
History of Blue Ridge railway documented in new book
4/23/2015

History of Blue Ridge railway documented in new book
Through a wealth of photographs and stories dating from the 1800s to the present, a new coffee-table book documents the history of a Georgia train line that’s become known as the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
Auto Zone coming to East Ellijay
4/23/2015

Auto Zone coming to East Ellijay
All necessary steps have been completed for an Auto Zone store to start going up on Howard Simmons Road.
Gilmer Arts Community Chorus performs spring concert April 18
4/16/2015

Gilmer Arts Community Chorus performs spring concert April 18
Members of the Gilmer Arts Community Chorus will lend their voices to an uplifting mix of sacred and secular works during the vocal ensemble’s spring concert Saturday, April 18, at the Gilmer High School Theater. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Kayaking topic of library presentation
4/16/2015

Kayaking topic of library presentation
Whether he’s paddling over the edge of a 60-foot waterfall on the Lewis River in Washington or helping someone to perfect their kayak roll on a section of Georgia flat water, Joseph Gudger feels very much at home on the water.
 
 
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