Emergency professionals Keith Kucera, left, and Brian Scudder, were introduced at the Gilmer Commission Board meeting last week. Kucera is serving as interim public safety and EMA director, and Scudder is interim fire chief. Both were tapped after the resignation of Tony Pritchett early last week.
Jeff Bianchi
From left, members of Gilmer County Fire Explorers Post 443 are dressed for competition at the 2019 Winterfest event in Gatlinburg, Tenn. From left, Post 443 Capt. Shelby Nealy, post firefighter Tristan Orosz, post Lt. Kelsey Nichols and post Lt. Raegan Dempsey.
Team River Runner Atlanta members and other volunteers used a five-person raft, tools and teamwork to clear downed trees from two well-traveled rapids on the Cartecay River. Pictured, from left are: Jeff Garrett, Max Hurndon, Cal Hannon, David Sapp, Lee Durham, Brad McManus, Micayla Hurndon, Nick Lilley, Mike Hurndon, Mike Williford and Steve Barnhart.
170-pound state champion Caleb Waddell

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Although he didn’t vote to approve a first reading of the proposal to increase post commissioners’ pay by 8 percent, Post 1 representative Dallas Miller made the case for a raise.

State Rep. David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) was accused last week of using his position as House Speaker to delay criminal cases for clients who have hired him as a defense attorney. 

Authorities are still looking for two fugitives involved in two separate crimes and cases from more than a week ago, it was learned Tuesday morning.

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170-pound state champion Caleb Waddell

Gilmer High School wrestling added two more names to its list of state champions.

Gilmer point guard Bailey Teague scored 14 points for the Lady Cats versus Marist in the opening round of the Class 4A state basketball tournament last Friday.

The first round of the Class 4A state basketball tournament took the Gilmer High Lady Cats into Atlanta.

Bobcat Evan Frady is one of seven seniors on this year’s Gilmer High School baseball team. He posted a 3.02 earned-run average on the mound last season and had a .344 batting average.

The Gilmer High Bobcats enter the baseball season with seven seniors on the roster.

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