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Farmers market opens for new season April 18
4/16/2015

Farmers market opens for new season April 18
A farmers market sponsored by the Gilmer County Master Gardeners that sells only locally grown or homemade food and crafts will open for its 2015 season Saturday, April 18.
Build an Ark Animal Rescue facing possible move
4/16/2015

Build an Ark Animal Rescue facing possible move
The future is uncertain for the 125 animals living at Build an Ark Animal Rescue in western Gilmer County.
Cookout a ‘thank you’ to local first responders
4/16/2015

Cookout a ‘thank you’ to local first responders
A free meal was offered to all city and county first responders at a cookout held Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10, by an Ellijay disaster repair company.
Carnival theme, online access new to Gilmer Arts auction
4/9/2015

Carnival theme, online access new to Gilmer Arts auction
Preparations are well underway for Gilmer Arts’ annual auction, “Carnival, an Evening in Venice.      “We’re changing it up this year in many ways,” said auction chair Karen Williams. “We will be bringing the mystique and magic of Carnival in Venice to Ellijay, and we are pulling out all the stops.”
Community forum on ‘critical teen issues’
4/9/2015

Community forum on ‘critical teen issues’
Prescription drug abuse and sexting are “critical teen issues,” according to Gilmer Family Connection director Merle Howell Naylor.
North Georgia sculptor exhibit opens April 10 at Gilmer Arts
4/9/2015

North Georgia sculptor exhibit opens April 10 at Gilmer Arts
The B.E.S.T. (Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent) Visual Arts series presented by Gilmer Arts announces its second exhibition in the series, “The Art of Betty Beasley.”     
Local tree grower talks shop with world renowned conifer expert
4/2/2015

Local tree grower talks shop with world renowned conifer expert
Despite the broken English spoken by his guest, local tree grower Johnny Withrow was able to converse freely on the subject of conifers when Dr. Zsolt Debreczy, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the needly evergreen trees, made a recent visit to Withrow’s 200-plus acre Ellijay farm.
Garden Club promoting county beautification through litter pickup
4/2/2015

Garden Club promoting county beautification through litter pickup
The Garden Club of Ellijay is challenging area residents to help keep Gilmer County beautiful by reducing the amount of litter on area roadways.
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.
 
 
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