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Spring means increase in wildfires
3/26/2015

Spring means increase in wildfires
Spring officially arrived last Friday. Warmer temperatures are a welcome treat after several months of cold, rainy, sometimes snowy, weather. Spring also means severe thunderstorms are coming. But right now the biggest threat facing the county fire and rescue department is wildfires.
Teen’s false report alarms community
3/26/2015

A male teenager who falsely reported to authorities he confronted and struggled with a man in a mask and camouflage clothing in a home invasion incident Sunday evening will not be charged, according to a release from the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office.
BOE to use superintendent search service
3/26/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Education set into motion the search process for a new superintendent during a called meeting Monday, March 23.
Mowers approved for Whitepath
3/26/2015

The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners approved an $82,800 three-year lease purchase of four new mowers for Whitepath Golf Course at a special called meeting last Friday.
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Around The Community
 
March of Dimes kickoff encourages local residents to ‘be a lifesaver’
3/26/2015

March of Dimes kickoff encourages local residents to ‘be a lifesaver’
Every family deserves a healthy baby, declared Laura Thomas at a recent regional kickoff event for the annual March of Dimes campaign.
Boys & Girls Clubs in Gilmer, Pickens to benefit from lotto-style raffle
3/26/2015

Boys & Girls Clubs in Gilmer, Pickens to benefit from lotto-style raffle
The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia are drawing inspiration from the Georgia Lottery for a 10-year anniversary fundraiser that will award cash prizes to winners May 4-15.
Library programs spotlight geology, gardening
3/26/2015

Library programs spotlight geology, gardening
Gilmer County Library patrons are invited to learn more about the natural world through two upcoming presentations.
Fred Craddock remembered
3/20/2015

Fred Craddock remembered
Physically speaking, the Rev. Dr. Fred Brenning Craddock was small of stature — “I am 5’ 4” on a good day,” he wrote in one of his books — but to those who knew him, he loomed larger than life.
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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.
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Sports
 
CCMS’ Monroe receives rare honor
3/26/2015

Clear Creek Middle School wrestling head  coach Walt Monroe was recently named the Georgia Wrestling Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year.
GHS tennis remains unbeaten
3/26/2015

GHS tennis remains unbeaten
When it comes to spring sports at Gilmer High School, no team has matched the undefeated success of Bobcat and Lady Cat tennis.
Bobcats get much-needed wins
3/26/2015

Bobcats get much-needed wins
The Gilmer Bobcats earned two wins last week to avoid going into region baseball action with one victory.
Gilmer falls to archrival Pickens
3/26/2015

Gilmer falls to archrival Pickens
The Mountain Classic Soccer Tournament entertained old rivals last Saturday in Jasper.
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