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Millage rollback could bring in $16 million
8/26/2015

Following a 14-day advertisement period, the Gilmer County Board of Education approved the final millage rate during a called meeting Thursday, Aug. 20.
Agreement reached on BOE tax payments
8/26/2015

An honest mistake caused the Gilmer County Tax Commissioner’s Office to overpay the board of commissioners and cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay nearly $1 million dollars over three years.
DNR investigating shot fired at skier
8/26/2015

Officers with the state Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division are still investigating an Aug. 8 incident where a shot was allegedly fired at a man attempting to water ski at Carters Lake, a DNR incident report states.
Ellijay eyes $1.6M budget
8/26/2015

Following a public hearing set for Sept. 14, the Ellijay City Council will likely pass a 2016 budget of $1.68 million at their Sept. 21 regular meeting, according to action taken at their August meeting to present the budget.
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Around The Community
 
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.
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Features
 
Master Gardener projects impact local community
8/26/2015

Master Gardener projects impact local community
As a child, Carol Harris enjoyed growing plants on her windowsill. “I can’t remembering not gardening ... I’m an addict,” she laughed. Other members of Gilmer County’s Master Gardener Extension Volunteers have similar stories of nurturing a lifelong love of gardening.
'Savannah?Disputation' coming to Gilmer Arts
8/26/2015

What happens when people of long-standing faith are confronted with questions they cannot answer? For many, they have a “pat” answer and will move away from the conversation. But what if this happens with someone at your front door?
Summer showers adding up
8/26/2015

Summer showers adding up
Mother Nature has been playing catch-up the last few weeks with rounds of sporadic summer showers bringing needed rainfall across the county.
Local veteran played part in special motorcycle tag legislation
8/26/2015

Local veteran played part in special motorcycle tag legislation
A Gilmer County man who served his country during the Vietnam era is happy a bill that approves commemorative motorcycle tags for Georgia veterans made it through the 2015 legislative session.
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Sports
 
Changes aplenty for Bobcats
8/26/2015

Changes aplenty for Bobcats
Tremendous success followed by equally impressive upheaval has rarely been seen at Gilmer High School. But following a four-year football record of 32-12 and the resignation of former head coach Wes Tankersley, that is just what happened.
Cats snatch 2 region wins
8/26/2015

Cats snatch 2 region wins
So far, so good for Gilmer High School’s region softball campaign. The Cats improved to 3-0 last week thanks to a pair of wins over Cartersville (7-0) and LaFayette (3-1).
Stolz inducted into aquatic hall of fame
8/26/2015

Stolz inducted into aquatic hall of fame
Dr. Hal Stolz of Ellijay was inducted into the Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame last Saturday in Atlanta.
Bobcats 8th in ‘Preview’
8/26/2015

Bobcats 8th in ‘Preview’
Thanks to the Pickens Preview last Saturday, Gilmer High School and Clear Creek Middle School cross-country coaches Rodney Thurman and Tommy Jones received great insight into how their respective teams will do this year.
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