The Cohutta Wilderness Area is under threat from an invasive species known as the princess tree. Georgia ForestWatch is working in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service to find princess trees growing in the woods, and is seeking volunteers to hike and scout for the easily-identifiable species.
Lee Hill pauses beside a marker near Amicalola Falls that reads “Maine to Georgia” before beginning an almost 2,200-mile trek of the Appalachian Trail in March.
Robbie Bills/Sports Editor From left are 2017 Gilmer Sports Hall of Fame inductees Jim Bailey, Diane Beaver Call, Calah Davis Merritt and Ken Buffington.
Downtown was all lit up and crowded with thousands of people around the square and side streets Friday night during Light Up Ellijay. While many local people enjoyed the festivities, others voiced their opinion that the backups on streets leading to the square and masses of people blocking traffic hindered the small-town atmosphere of Ellijay. (Photo by Niki McClure)

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Firefighter Aubrey Clark of Gilmer Fire cleans off rakes that have been used to fight woodland blazes so they’ll be ready for the next call. In the background is a leaf blower that is used to establish “fire lines” to try and keep wildfires from advancing.

Regional weather forecasters predicted a half-inch to an inch of rain that ushered a cold front into north Georgia late Tuesday and Wedn

A Gilmer County couple learned Monday that a stray beagle that had been near their home tested positive for rabies; however, county envi

River Hicks, left, was among the many children who told their Christmas wish lists to Santa Claus at an opening reception for the Gilmer County Library’s Festival of Trees Monday, Nov. 27.

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Bobcat junior Tripp Pierce (13) blocks the shot of Pickens’ Joseph Gossett last Friday.

The Pickens Dragons led by a point for two brief moments last Friday, and the final came with 1.8 seconds on the overtime clock.

Gilmer’s MaryLee Callihan drives to the basket last Friday against Pickens.

It was an up-and-down week for the Gilmer Lady Cats.

Ryan Crump (left) finished second in the 182-pound division at Saturday’s Panther Invitational.

The always competitive Panther Invitational at Jackson County High School played host to 23 teams last Saturday.

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