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Gun permits, sales on rise here after shootings in region
7/28/2015

Gun permits, sales on rise here after shootings in region
While looking over some handguns at a local firearms store, Johnny Scott was asked if he’d thought about recent shootings in Charleston, S.C., Chattanooga — and just the night before — a Lafayette, La., movie theater.
Woman charged with elder abuse
7/28/2015

Woman charged with elder abuse
A Whitepath woman was arrested last week in a family violence incident after beating her elderly father to the point of inflicting deep bruises and causing bleeding, authorities said.
School begins next week
7/28/2015

The beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year for the Gilmer County Charter School System is just around the corner. Classes resume Wednesday, Aug. 5, while teachers return for pre-planning Wednesday, July 29.
Rabid fox threatens hikers in Coosawattee
7/28/2015

A fox that has now tested positive for rabies attempted to attack two hikers in Gilmer County on Sunday, July 19.
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Around The Community
 
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.
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Features
 
Gilmer Arts announces acts for upcoming B.E.S.T. Series
7/28/2015

Gilmer Arts announces acts for upcoming B.E.S.T. Series
A tribute to two of pop music’s most enduring “piano men,” an evening of traditional Scots-Irish tunes, a troupe of acrobatic violinists and a dramatic stage salute to a country music icon will highlight the 2015-16 B.E.S.T. (Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent) Series presented by Gilmer Arts.
Pillowcase Project teaches Boys and Girls Club kids to ‘practice being safe’
7/28/2015

Pillowcase Project teaches Boys and Girls Club kids to ‘practice being safe’
Kids at Gilmer County’s Boys & Girls Club were challenged to “learn, practice and share” during a recent disaster preparedness presentation.
Library panel with former NFL lineman helps kick off Bobcat football season
7/22/2015

Library panel with former NFL lineman helps kick off Bobcat football season
Pull out your favorite Bobcats T-shirt, dust off your pom-poms and come out for an evening of football stories and information about the upcoming high school season during a presentation at the Gilmer County Library Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m.
New Rotary Club officers installed
7/22/2015

New Rotary Club officers installed
The Gilmer County Rotary Club installed new officers during its annual meeting at the ETC Pavilion. 
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Sports
 
Waddell finishes 8th in nation
7/28/2015

Waddell finishes 8th in nation
Many came, but only the best of the best were left standing at the end. The top prep wrestlers in the country made their way to U.S.A. Wrestling’s Cadet and Junior National Championships in Fargo, N.D., July 18-25. Gilmer grapplers Matthew Waddell and Ryan Crump were in attendance to test their skills against the nation’s elite.
GSC unites with Georgia Soccer
7/28/2015

GSC unites with Georgia Soccer
When the Gilmer Soccer Club (GSC) begins registration for the upcoming fall season, it will do so as a new affiliate of Georgia Soccer.
GHS volleyball camps at gym
7/28/2015

GHS volleyball camps at gym
The Gilmer High School volleyball team received a final preseason tune-up before the start of mandatory practices.
Charles engineers scholarship
7/22/2015

Charles engineers scholarship
Bailey Charles was looking for much more than just a place to play basketball when it came time to pick a college. With engineering programs dictating her decision, Oglethorpe University  offered what other local schools could not. In addition to offering engineering degrees at its Brookhaven campus, Oglethorpe has a dual-degree program in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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