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Author, columnist Rich to speak at Christian Learning Center event
9/2/2015

Author, columnist Rich to speak at Christian Learning Center event
Author and speaker Ronda Rich, widely known for her syndicated column “Dixie Divas,” will be the keynote speaker at the Gilmer Christian Learning Center’s upcoming banquet.
Aging downtown water line to be replaced
9/2/2015

Aging downtown water line to be replaced
The first stage of a water line installation that will require boring under downtown Ellijay railroad tracks and the Cartecay River is expected to start “just after Labor Day,” according to the local water authority’s director.
Soaking up the sun
9/2/2015

Soaking up the sun
The first time planting a field of sunflowers was a charm for proprietors of the Simmons Farm, located off Old Highway 5 South.
Drinking water quality awarded
9/2/2015

Drinking water quality awarded
The 2015 Platinum Award, given by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP), is the seventh straight annual commendation for the Cartecay Water Treatment Plant.
Storage space, manpower top needs for organizers of veteran cross display
8/26/2015

Storage space, manpower top needs for organizers of veteran cross display
An extension of the local American Legion that handles over 800 memorial crosses honoring Gilmer veterans who served their country in wartime is happy to continue the task, but its members would like to meet some pressing needs as the project grows.
Ellijay native at helm of children’s ministry in Haiti
8/26/2015

Ellijay native at helm of children’s ministry in Haiti
Describing how she was impacted by her first mission trip to Haiti in December 2007, Dedra Key de Chavez observed, “My life was forever changed by people and a community that gripped my heart.”
Ellijay luthier a self-made doctor of guitars, other stringed things
8/19/2015

Ellijay luthier a self-made doctor of guitars, other stringed things
He hand-builds magnetic pickups that make an electric guitar howl and whips warped instruments into shape with help from self-made gadgets. But simple things are still essential parts of the job for LH Sales.
Local veterans want to get Purple Heart chapter started here
8/19/2015

Local veterans want to get Purple Heart chapter started here
A group of local Vietnam veterans who received Purple Hearts after being injured in the line of duty are putting out an invitation to fellow recipients of the longstanding military honor.
Monday storm leaves over 10,000 without power
8/12/2015

Monday storm leaves over 10,000 without power
A strong storm Monday afternoon that raked northwest and north central Georgia left almost 11,000 customers without power, but only a few hundred remained without electricity Tuesday morning, officials said.
Teen Maze to serve as ‘wake-up call’ for local students
8/12/2015

Teen Maze to serve as ‘wake-up call’ for local students
Choices have consequences, and a group of community volunteers are striving to encourage Gilmer teens to make wise decisions in life. As part of this effort, the third annual Teen Maze is taking place next week.
School is back in session
8/12/2015

School is back in session
As the 2015-2016 school year begins Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Times-Courier caught a few moments...
Gilmer now officially a Purple Heart County
8/5/2015

Gilmer now officially a Purple Heart County
Marvin Garner is proud of his Purple Heart — a commendation the Resaca Vietnam veteran received after shrapnel from a 1966 explosion caused serious injuries to his legs and damaged his hearing.
New downtown playhouse on the horizon for Gilmer Arts
8/5/2015

New downtown playhouse on the horizon for Gilmer Arts
A Dalton Street building constructed in the 1940s that’s been a grocery store, a fitness center and various churches over the years will soon begin a new life as a performing arts venue.
Teachers welcomed back
8/5/2015

Teachers welcomed back
The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual appreciation breakfast for local teachers Monday, Aug. 3.

Mom says daughter a ‘hero’ after 8-year-old’s call to 911
7/28/2015

Mom says daughter a ‘hero’ after 8-year-old’s call to 911
When 8-year-old Natalie Weaver went swimming at her neighborhood pool Monday, July 13, she never expected she’d end up having to be a hero.
Local women to join fight against breast cancer in Komen 3-Day walk
7/28/2015

Local women to join fight against breast cancer in Komen 3-Day walk
After Kathy Romanick finished a three-day walk for the fight against breast cancer 10 years ago, she thought it would be her first and last attempt at covering that much ground in so little time.
Downtown Farmers Market the place for local produce
7/28/2015

Downtown Farmers Market the place for local produce
Sponsored by the Gilmer County Master Gardeners, the downtown Farmers Market on Broad Street will remain open every Saturday, from 8 a.m. till noon, through the first weekend of October. 
Stuff the Bus campaign seeks to equip local kids for new school year
7/22/2015

Stuff the Bus campaign seeks to equip local kids for new school year
In keeping with its mission of “bringing out the best in kids,” the Gilmer County Optimist Club is calling on the community to help equip area students to start off the new school year on the right foot.
New park, nature preserve established near Gilmer/Pickens line
7/22/2015

New park, nature preserve established near Gilmer/Pickens line
Without much advanced notice, the 211-acre Talking Rock Nature Preserve has come into being on the west side of Highway 515 at the Pickens/Gilmer line
Tennessee Aquarium sea creatures travel to library
7/22/2015

Tennessee Aquarium sea creatures travel to library
Bill Haley, an education outreach coordinator for the Tennessee Aquarium, visited with local children Thursday, July 16, to talk about how sea creatures adapt for survival as part of the 2015 Summer Reading Program at the Gilmer County Library.
 
 
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