John Reece of B.J. Reece Orchards holds a peach tree limb and shows (next photo) how the buds have swollen and turned gray due to recent unseasonably warm weather.
Ellijay Deli employee Kristen Chapman shows where a burglar gained access to the restaurant sometime after it closed Saturday, Feb. 11.
Officer Hella, the K-9 German shepherd of the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office.
Ken Ragan took this photo of the moonlight over Gilmer County.
Geneva Cantrell, 2016 Gilmer Nursing Home queen, right, congratulates her surprised successor, Alma Wilson. Activities director Tammy Baker is shown in back adjusting the new royal’s crown.
Gilmer sophomore Mary Lee Callihan scored 12 points in the Lady Cats’ first-round loss to Jefferson last Friday.

News Stories

After seeing a school resource officer Thursday, Feb. 16, a student asked Tabatha Benitez, “They’re not going to take my mommy, are they?”

Alice, played by Holli Rubin, is rendered teeny tiny by the giant caterpillar, played by Jerry Bickel, during a production of Alice In Wonderland by the Bits N’ Pieces Puppet Theat

John Reece of B.J. Reece Orchards holds a peach tree limb and shows (next photo) how the buds have swollen and turned gray due to recent unseasonably warm weather.

When John Reece is monitoring the automated windmill set amidst his peach orchard to protect against spring frosts, he has to watch the temperature — if it gets too cold, he can actually pull down

Sports

Gilmer sophomore Mary Lee Callihan scored 12 points in the Lady Cats’ first-round loss to Jefferson last Friday.

The Gilmer Lady Cats were tasked with facing the No. 3 ranked Jefferson Dragons to begin the Class 4A basketball tournament.

McKinley Chadwick recorded three hits for Gilmer against Union County Monday, including a solo home run in the first inning.

High school baseball might begin during winter, but the Gilmer Bobcats lived up to “boys of summer” moniker when starting to plot for the 2017 season.

Lady Cat defender Josie Shehan (3) wins possession from a Fannin forward last week.

A rivalry showdown and region contest were the main attractions on last week’s soccer slate.

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