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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.
After 38 years, familiar face retires from local DQ
7/15/2015

After 38 years, familiar face retires from local DQ
When Judy Gibson began working at the Ellijay Dairy Queen in 1977, a burger, fries and soft drink set you back about two bucks. If you paid with a five dollar bill, there was enough left over to buy a soft serve ice cream and a gallon of gas for the ride home.
In wake of wife’s kidney problems, local man urges those who can to ‘be a donor’
7/15/2015

In wake of wife’s kidney problems, local man urges those who can to ‘be a donor’
An Ellijay man didn’t realize how many different age groups are affected by kidney problems until his wife of 54 years needed a transplant.
Gilmer Arts to host annual membership reception July 18
7/15/2015

Gilmer Arts to host annual membership reception July 18
Gilmer Arts’ annual membership reception will be held Saturday, July 18, 6 p.m., at 207 Dalton Street in downtown Ellijay (across the street from ETC).
Early construction underway at East Ellijay motel site
7/8/2015

Early construction underway at East Ellijay motel site
A June 22 groundbreaking officially began preliminary construction of a new 34,000-square foot motel in the Highlands shopping and dining area of East Ellijay. Plans to build a Comfort Inn and Suites on a three-acre lot across from the East Ellijay Walmart were first announced in early 2014.
‘Big’ fireworks bring big sales over holiday week
7/8/2015

‘Big’ fireworks bring big sales over holiday week
The Georgia legislature legalized such “big stuff” fireworks as sky rockets, roman candles and artillery shells in April, but the new law did not go into effect until Wednesday, July 1, which gave stores only three days prior to the July Fourth holiday to sell the previously restricted merchandise.
Garden Club flower show honors legacies of American women
7/8/2015

Garden Club flower show honors legacies of American women
The Garden Club of Ellijay’s 16th annual flower show paid tribute to women who have left their mark on the world. The event took place Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27, at the Gilmer Arts facility on Dalton Street in downtown Ellijay and was based on the theme “Honoring America’s Women.”
July Fourth festivities Saturday
7/2/2015

July Fourth festivities Saturday
Downtown Ellijay’s Fourth of July festivities will get underway Saturday afternoon with live music from local band Downtown Roy starting at 4 p.m. and a patriotic parade at 6 p.m.


Summer heat a tough, seasonal foe for firefighters
7/2/2015

Summer heat a tough, seasonal foe for firefighters
When you fight fires for a living, it doesn’t take long to find out firsthand how quickly the heat can work against you. When outdoor temperatures soar into the 90-100 degree range, heat — from both fires and oppressive summer humidity — becomes an even more persistent foe.
Library hosting wide range of kid, teen events in July
7/2/2015

Library hosting wide range of kid, teen events in July
The Gilmer County Library is encouraging people of all ages to dive into a good book this summer and meet their reading goals.
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.
 
 
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