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Community meeting to focus on veteran crisis issues
3/26/2015

Community meeting to focus on veteran crisis issues
A crisis intervention organization that provides no-cost counseling to children, teens and adults invites anyone who is or who is affiliated with a U.S. military veteran experiencing a shortfall in services to a March 27 public meeting.
Senior Center promotes local Meals on Wheels distribution
3/26/2015

Senior Center promotes local Meals on Wheels distribution
This month, the Gilmer Senior Center is focusing on the importance of the local Meals on Wheels program by participating in the nationwide celebration of March for Meals.
Italian bike fest will cover 200 miles of mountain road April 4
3/26/2015

Italian bike fest will cover 200 miles of mountain road April 4
More than 100 cyclists are expected to converge on downtown Ellijay before heading out on a tour of winding, two-lane asphalt and steep mountain roads Saturday, April 4.
Acclaimed Gypsy jazz group caps off B.E.S.T. Series March 28
3/20/2015

Acclaimed Gypsy jazz group caps off B.E.S.T. Series March 28
Ellijay will be revisited by a virtuoso guitarist and bandleader known as “the U.S. Ambassador of Gypsy Jazz” when the John Jorgenson Quintet rambles back into town Saturday, March 28.
Ellijay man warns of sweepstakes phone scam
3/20/2015

An Ellijay man who’s retired from practicing law has advice for anyone that receives a phone call or email offering a cash prize in exchange for an upfront deposit.
Red Cross blood drive helps meet ‘urgent need’
3/20/2015

Red Cross blood drive helps meet ‘urgent need’
The Northeast Georgia Red Cross at the Ellijay Lions Club Thursday, March 12, netted 103 units of blood for the 12-county Red Cross district that will help meet an “urgent need” currently being experienced by the nation’s primary blood supplier.
Boys & Girls Club week proclaimed
3/20/2015

Boys & Girls Club week proclaimed
Gilmer County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlie Paris visited the Three Rivers Boys & Girls Club Wednesday, March 11, in order to sign a proclamation declaring March 23-29 Boys & Girls Club Week in Gilmer County. 
New animal shelter: ‘We’re here to help’
3/12/2015

New animal shelter: ‘We’re here to help’
Overcoming public perceptions is one of the biggest challenges facing the Gilmer County Animal Shelter.
Exhibit shows work of local student artists
3/12/2015

Exhibit shows work of local student artists
An exhibit currently on display at Gilmer Arts features artwork created by students from five local schools.
Ellijay Elementary students to present rock ‘n’ roll revue
3/12/2015

Ellijay Elementary students to present rock ‘n’ roll revue
Fourth graders at Ellijay Elementary School are inviting members of the community to take a trip back in time. Under the direction of music educator Ben Sexton, the students are presenting the play “Destination Rock ‘n’ Roll” at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20.
Local author’s new novel brings 1960s Ellijay to life
3/5/2015

Local author’s new novel brings 1960s Ellijay to life
When asked why she writes, local author Kathi Harper Hill replied she does not have a choice.

“I never really know how I write a book,” she stated, noting she often feels her characters take control of the story and write it for themselves.

Chastain named Officer of the Year
3/5/2015

Chastain named Officer of the Year
In 2014, the Ellijay Police Department instituted an agency employee awards and recognition program. Of these awards is the Officer of the Year Award and we are proud to announce the first recipient.
‘Mardi Gras’ event raises $40,000
2/27/2015

‘Mardi Gras’ event raises $40,000
“Before we announce the 2015 Mardi Gras In The Mountains King and Queen I want you to know that together they have raised $42,996,” stated Master of Ceremonies Allen Wigington.
New home for Cherry Log nonprofit
2/18/2015

New home for Cherry Log nonprofit
A Cherry Log nonprofit organization that provides free enrichment programs in Gilmer and other north Georgia counties is moving back to where it all began. The Craddock Center is in the process of raising funds to purchase a 4,000- square foot church in Cherry Log the organization’s namesake, Dr. Fred G.  Craddock, helped build.
Southern-fried songs, laughs at heart of stage musical coming to town
2/18/2015

Southern-fried songs, laughs at heart of stage musical coming to town
A stage musical coming to Ellijay as part of the 2014-15 B.E.S.T.  Series presented by Gilmer Arts celebrates the eccentricities of Southern life amidst laugh-out-loud feuds of Hatfield and McCoy proportions.
Parent training program to be taught at Boys and Girls Club
2/13/2015

Parent training program to be taught at Boys and Girls Club
In addition to serving as a “center that cares about kids,” director Jan Day wants to see the local Boys & Girls Club positively impact the community at large.  To help fulfill this mission, Day is facilitating a variety of training sessions to help better equip adults with the tools and knowledge they need to interact with children.
Judge Weaver is Pickens Chamber’s Citizen of the Year
2/13/2015

Judge Weaver is Pickens Chamber’s Citizen of the Year
The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce named Brenda Weaver the 2015 Pickens County Citizen of the Year Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Tate House during its annual Winter Ball.
Georgia’s National Forests need protection
2/13/2015

Georgia’s National Forests need protection
Georgia ForestWatch has responded over the last several years to an ever-increasing number of U.S. Forest Service Scoping Notices for large-scale, often-for-profit recreational demands on our forests. Potential problems associated with these large races include parking issues, waste disposal, casual user displacement, intense trail use and site degradation. 
Longtime realtor, community leader Hadden passes
2/5/2015

Longtime realtor, community leader Hadden passes
Longtime area realtor Robert “Bob” Hadden Jr. was remembered earlier this week as an astute businessman and someone who cared deeply about the Ellijay community. Hadden, 63, passed away Friday, Jan. 30. He was the co-owner of the Century 21 franchise in Ellijay and Blue Ridge with his wife, Melinda Hadden, and Barry Worrell.

Times-Courier to mark 140th anniversary with weekly section
1/22/2015

Times-Courier to mark 140th anniversary with weekly section
With the beginning of 2015, the Times-Courier kicks off a celebration of its 140th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, the newspaper will be running a special historical page each week this year. Designed to look like past issues, these pages will contain information, stories and ads that actually ran in the newspaper in years past. 
 
 
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