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County senior robbed in home invasion
7/2/2015

County senior robbed in home invasion
When a 71-year-old woman in the Pleasant Valley Road community was rudely awakened early Sunday morning, June 28, she quickly realized she was being robbed at gunpoint. The perpetrator left with around $700 and several firearms, according to a Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office release.
New school superintendent signs 3-year contract
7/2/2015

The Gilmer County Charter School System has a new superintendent. Dr. Shanna Wilkes was unanimously approved at a board of education meeting Monday, June 29, and signed a three-year contract to serve in the district’s leadership role.
Wreck on 515 claims ‘genuine’ Ellijay man
7/2/2015

Wreck on 515 claims ‘genuine’ Ellijay man
Robert A. “Bob” Easley of Ellijay was known as a man who was genuine and lived out his Christian faith, according to those who knew him best.
Crouch elected chairman of JDA
7/2/2015

Travis Crouch was elected chairman of the newly approved Joint Development Authority at the group’s meeting last Wednesday. Lex Rainey was named vice chairman and Paige Green secretary-treasurer.
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July Fourth festivities Saturday
7/2/2015

July Fourth festivities Saturday
Downtown Ellijay’s Fourth of July festivities will get underway Saturday afternoon with live music from local band Downtown Roy starting at 4 p.m. and a patriotic parade at 6 p.m.


Summer heat a tough, seasonal foe for firefighters
7/2/2015

Summer heat a tough, seasonal foe for firefighters
When you fight fires for a living, it doesn’t take long to find out firsthand how quickly the heat can work against you. When outdoor temperatures soar into the 90-100 degree range, heat — from both fires and oppressive summer humidity — becomes an even more persistent foe.
Library hosting wide range of kid, teen events in July
7/2/2015

Library hosting wide range of kid, teen events in July
The Gilmer County Library is encouraging people of all ages to dive into a good book this summer and meet their reading goals.
Newly legal fireworks come to town July 1
6/24/2015

Newly legal fireworks come to town July 1
On the heels of House Bill 110 becoming law in May, Georgians will be able to buy “consumer” fireworks in their state of residence this year and just in time for July Fourth.
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Shooting for Cruise movie winds down in Ball Ground
7/2/2015

Shooting for Cruise movie winds down in Ball Ground
Many residents in the little Cherokee County town of Ball Ground will remember May-June 2015 as the summer Tom Cruise came to town.
Gilmer Library celebrates 75 years
7/2/2015

Gilmer Library celebrates 75 years
The Gilmer County Library marked its 75th anniversary Friday, June 26, with a variety of activities.
Amateur Radio Field Day to cover science, skill and service
6/24/2015

Amateur Radio Field Day to cover science, skill and service
Members of the Ellijay Amateur Radio Society (EARS) will be participating in the annual Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 27 – 28 at the Ellijay Lions Club. Since 1933, amateur radio operators, also known as “hams,” have established temporary radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of amateur radio.
Faith, Hope and Charity, county firefighters team up to help beat the heat
6/24/2015

Faith, Hope and Charity, county firefighters team up to help beat the heat
An Ellijay community service nonprofit is teaming up with Gilmer County firefighters to help local residents in need cope with the sweltering summer heat.
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Sports
 
Heaton set to explore Mars Hill
7/2/2015

Heaton set to explore Mars Hill
Jared Heaton’s journey to college may sound otherworldly, but Mars Hill University (N.C.) is just a 175-mile trip from Ellijay in a town with a population of around 2,000. He will play football for the Mountain Lions in the South Atlantic Conference beginning this fall.  
21 qualify for state swim meet
7/2/2015

21 qualify for state swim meet
A top-three finish at district qualified 21 of the county’s youth swimmers for the state meet. Gilmer and Coosawattee swimmers earned their spots at state last Thursday at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association District 5 swim meet at Ft. Oglethorpe.
Alumni games reunite Cats
7/2/2015

Alumni games reunite Cats
The past met the present at Gilmer High School last Thursday, as the current Lady Cats and Bobcats contingent welcomed former players for the 2015 alumni basketball games.
Waddell set to represent United States at Pan Am Games
6/24/2015

Waddell set to represent United States at Pan Am Games
One of the most accomplished wrestlers at Gilmer High School just added to his laundry list of accolades.
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