Left, Cicily Sykes, of Powder Springs, sets up shop at the Springs BBQ Affairs booth before the Apple Festival gets underway. Right, Pat Lewis, proprietor of Crafts by Pat, traveled from Covington to set up her Apple Festival booth with help from the Grinch.

Apple Festival brings smiles

Firefighter suspended


A Gilmer County Fire and Rescue employee has been suspended pending an internal investigation following an arrest.

Black bear roadkill, part 1


Sunday morning, June 2, 2019, I stood in my church clothes beside Georgia Highway 515 on the southbound shoulder near Joann Sisson Road while the traffic rocketed by going back toward Atlanta.

EARS one of county’s hidden assets, resources


Becoming a member of the Ellijay Amateur Radio Society (EARS) and Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) was one of the best decisions I have ever made. 

For the love of animals


Over the last few years, the Gilmer County Animal Shelter has seen both a dramatic decrease in its euthanasia rates and an increase in the number of adopted dogs and cats. 

GHS Bobcats nab elusive region win


For the first time since the 2015 season, the Gilmer High Bobcats have won a Region 6-4A football game.

Rec football has winning week


Gilmer rec football teams earned three wins last Saturday in week six of the Mountain Football League.