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Ellijay readies for November election
1/30/2015

With a city election on the horizon this fall, the Ellijay City Council voted to approve qualifying fees for their seats and the mayor’s position during their January meeting. Qualified applicants, who must live within the city limits of Ellijay, will pay $716.37 to run for mayor and $91.50 to qualify for a council seat.
Home sales rebounding with $91 million in 2014
1/28/2015

Quietly, the housing market in Gilmer County has been rebounding with 644 closings last year worth a total value of more than $91 million, according to figures from the Multiple Listing Service.
Long-in-works reservoir project completed
1/28/2015

Long-in-works reservoir project completed
Physical labor on a long-in-the-works project to establish a new water supply port the Ellijay-Gilmer County Water and Sewerage Authority (EGCWSA) could use in case of a drought is finally done, the authority’s director told the Times-Courier Friday.
School specialist attorney addresses BOE on archival email issue
1/22/2015

School board specialist Phil Hartley waded into the local school system’s email archiving discussion during a Gilmer County Board of Education meeting Thursday, Jan. 15.
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Around The Community
 
Dalton State launches textbook lending library at Gilmer campus
1/30/2015

Dalton State launches textbook lending library at Gilmer campus
One of the hardest lessons facing college students is that higher education is not cheap. In addition to rising tuition and fees, the steep price of textbooks is a common financial hurdle associated with pursuing a degree.
Gilmer High names STAR Student, Teacher for 2015
1/30/2015

Gilmer High names STAR Student, Teacher for 2015
Emily Nieves has earned the honor of being named Gilmer High School’s 2015 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student, school officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 27.  To receive the designation, high school seniors must have the highest score for their school on the three part SAT for one test date, as well as be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students in regards to grade point average for their graduating class. 
Assessors accepting 2015 returns
1/22/2015

Assessors accepting 2015 returns
The Gilmer County Assessors Office is now accepting the following: taxpayer’s returns of real property, business personal property returns, Homestead Exemption applications and conservation use program applications. The deadline for filing is April 1, 2015. 
Using history to build character
1/22/2015

Using history to build character
North Georgia RESA employee Tanna Leigh Barnes gets an up-close look at the Congressional Medal of Honor belonging to Ret. Army Lt. Col. Charles Hagemeister, left. Hagemeister, who received the medal in 1968 for heroic actions during a battle in Vietnam’s Binh Dinh Province, was at the educational resource facility Jan. 14 to introduce a new classroom character-building program assembled by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

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Features
 
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. 
Ellijay vineyard brings home medals in California wine competition
1/22/2015

Ellijay vineyard brings home medals  in California wine competition
Wine made from grapes grown in Gilmer County held its own with some of the most reputable vineyards in the U.S. at a January competition in San Francisco, Calif.
Food pantry seeks new sites for collection boxes
1/8/2015

Food pantry seeks new sites for collection boxes
The Gilmer Community Food Pantry distributed approximately half a million pounds of food to local families in 2014.  
Toy drives served record number
Toy drives served record number
1/1/2015

A total of 1,350 Gilmer children from 509 families received presents this Christmas, thanks to the efforts of three local toy campaigns.

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Sports
 
Tankersley leaving Bobcats
1/30/2015

Tankersley leaving Bobcats
The man who led the resurgence of the Gilmer High School football program has left the building. Wes Tankersley’s seven-year stint as the Bobcats’ head coach came to an end last Wednesday when he tendered his resignation and accepted the same position at Ridgeland High School.
Bobcats make it 6 state titles in a row!
1/22/2015

Bobcats make it 6 state titles in a row!
The Gilmer Bobcats’ dominance over Class 4A has been solidified. Georgia’s top dual wrestling teams gathered in Macon last week and there was little they could do to slow Gilmer’s grapplers.
GHS wins region duals
1/20/2015

GHS wins region duals
Under the towering shadow of its 13 state championship banners hanging from the rafters, the Gilmer High wrestling team won its third straight Region 7-4A duals championship. 
GHS wrestling finishes 4th
1/8/2015

GHS wrestling finishes 4th
Gilmer wrestling entered the toughest tournament on its schedule and finished fourth out of 39 teams.

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