Participating in a recent open jam at Back Porch Bistro are, clockwise from left: Dan Worley, Gene Ponder, Richard Frizzell, Nancy Ponder, Frank Richardson, Chuck Mabry, Joe Page and Jerry Cockerham.
Times-Courier staff member April Teague, right, takes Mountain View Elementary School nurse Tracy Wells, left, some of the elementary school-size coats and other new clothing donated by the local community during the newspaper’s holiday Bring a Bundle Clothes Drive. Last week, almost 2,000 donated items were sorted, bagged and taken to local schools where clothes closets are maintained.
Above are Gilmer High School wrestlers, coaches and managers last Saturday after the Bobcats won their seventh Region 6-4A’s duals championship in a row.
Gilmer High basketball players mob teammate Cade Carter (34) after he made the winning shot at the buzzer against Southeast Whitfield for a 62-60 GHS victory.
Three Southeast Whitfield Raiders reach out to foul Gilmer Lady Cat senior MaryLee Callihan (10) last Tuesday. She finished the game with 15 points.

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The Gilmer Commission Board voted by a split decision last week to raise post commissioners’ pay from 10 percent of what the chairman makes, to 18 percent, after the next respective elections.

Lisa Dillard of Double LL Restaurant said her husband, Lynn Dillard, shot this wild hog along with three others on a Rich Mountain hunt several years ago. It weighed between 250-275 pounds; the head alone weighed 80 pounds, she said.

When Frank Long moved to Gilmer County 40 years ago, he was a ’coon hunter.

Sheriff Stacy Nicholson has spent almost three decades in law enforcement in Gilmer County, and feels he and other sheriffs were misled when the concept of marijuana being used for medical use was

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Above are Gilmer High School wrestlers, coaches and managers last Saturday after the Bobcats won their seventh Region 6-4A’s duals championship in a row.

The years change, as does the cast of characters, but the outcome rarely strays from what took place last Saturday in Ringgold.

Gilmer High basketball players mob teammate Cade Carter (34) after he made the winning shot at the buzzer against Southeast Whitfield for a 62-60 GHS victory.

Bobcat Cade Carter made one shot against the Southeast Whitfield Raiders, and it turned out to be the most important one.

Clear Creek Bobcat wrestlers finished fifth at the Middle School State Duals last Saturday.

Gilmer County played host to the state’s top middle school wrestling teams.

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