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Ellijay officials: City doesn’t own, can’t pave, Shrine Club Drive
4/16/2015

Ellijay officials: City doesn’t own, can’t pave, Shrine Club Drive
An unpaved, potholed road inside the Ellijay city limits that is privately owned will likely not be paved in the near future despite the fact it is an occasional polling place for county voters, city officials said.
Cherry Log fire station site approved by 2-1 BOC vote
4/16/2015

Without a “Plan B,” the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners approved a quitclaim deed for land in the Hidden Lakes subdivision as site of a new volunteer fire station in Cherry Log.
Interim superintendent to begin duties April 20
4/15/2015

Interim superintendent to begin duties April 20
Interim superintendent Dr. Charles Webb says he sees himself serving as a bridge between where the school system currently is and where it is headed.
Fire crews respond to chemical leak
4/15/2015

Fire crews respond to chemical leak
HazMat and fire crews from Gilmer County and the City of Ellijay responded to a small chlorine leak at the local wastewater treatment plant on Merk Davis Street Monday morning, April 13. 
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Around The Community
 
Gilmer Arts Community Chorus performs spring concert April 18
4/16/2015

Gilmer Arts Community Chorus performs spring concert April 18
Members of the Gilmer Arts Community Chorus will lend their voices to an uplifting mix of sacred and secular works during the vocal ensemble’s spring concert Saturday, April 18, at the Gilmer High School Theater. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Kayaking topic of library presentation
4/16/2015

Kayaking topic of library presentation
Whether he’s paddling over the edge of a 60-foot waterfall on the Lewis River in Washington or helping someone to perfect their kayak roll on a section of Georgia flat water, Joseph Gudger feels very much at home on the water.
New seed exchange program in development stages at library
4/9/2015

New seed exchange program in development stages at library
The Gilmer County Library is calling for the public’s help in getting a new program out of the ground.
GHS cleanup removes almost 500 pounds of trash
4/9/2015

GHS cleanup removes almost 500 pounds of trash
Nearly 70 volunteers scoured the Gilmer High School campus for litter during a weekend cleanup event Saturday, March 28.
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Farmers market opens for new season April 18
4/16/2015

Farmers market opens for new season April 18
A farmers market sponsored by the Gilmer County Master Gardeners that sells only locally grown or homemade food and crafts will open for its 2015 season Saturday, April 18.
Build an Ark Animal Rescue facing possible move
4/16/2015

Build an Ark Animal Rescue facing possible move
The future is uncertain for the 125 animals living at Build an Ark Animal Rescue in western Gilmer County.
Cookout a ‘thank you’ to local first responders
4/16/2015

Cookout a ‘thank you’ to local first responders
A free meal was offered to all city and county first responders at a cookout held Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10, by an Ellijay disaster repair company.
Carnival theme, online access new to Gilmer Arts auction
4/9/2015

Carnival theme, online access new to Gilmer Arts auction
Preparations are well underway for Gilmer Arts’ annual auction, “Carnival, an Evening in Venice.      “We’re changing it up this year in many ways,” said auction chair Karen Williams. “We will be bringing the mystique and magic of Carnival in Venice to Ellijay, and we are pulling out all the stops.”
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Sports
 
Carver, Bobcats cut down Canes
4/16/2015

Carver, Bobcats cut down Canes
It may go down as one of the biggest wins of the Gilmer High School baseball program. Behind a complete game pitching performance by senior Mayson Carver, the Bobcats downed region foe Cartersville 3-1 at home last Thursday. The following day, GHS beat the Southeast Whitfield Raiders 2-1 for its first region road win of the season.
Charles garners all-state honorable mention
4/16/2015

Charles garners all-state honorable mention
Gilmer High School senior Bailey Charles capped her basketball career with one more superlative when she received an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 4A all-state honorable mention.
GHSA adopts full-contact guidelines
4/16/2015

As it has in recent seasons, the Georgia High School Association continues to amend the way football coaches conduct practices.
Junior varsity baseball captures league title
4/16/2015

Junior varsity baseball captures league title
After a topsy-turvy regular season, the junior varsity Gilmer Bobcats salvaged their baseball season with a league championship.
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