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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.
County to appeal $171,000 fine
1/22/2015

A $171,415 fine levied by the Georgia Department of Revenue against the Gilmer County Assessors Office will be appealed, the county’s chief appraiser said at a Jan. 15 public meeting dominated by talks of  budget concerns and how future penalties can be avoided.
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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.

‘Outstanding Teen’ loses battle with cancer
1/20/2015

‘Outstanding Teen’ loses battle with cancer
How could an 11-year-old have cancer?

That’s the question that rocketed through Sydney Ridings’ mind when she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma in August 2011. 

Stone tower renovation at Fort Mountain
1/8/2015

Stone tower renovation at Fort Mountain
A stone fire tower that’s long been an attraction for hikers at Fort Mountain State Park is nearing a complete overhaul.

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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
 
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.

Ingram, Cochran receive all-state recognition
Ingram, Cochran receive all-state recognition
1/1/2015

Gilmer High School football players Jake Ingram and Russell Cochran received a Class 4A all-state honorable mention.

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