• Mass Shootings: Guns, Games, or God?

    Why is it that every time there is a shooting in this country, my feeds get flooded by blame. All I see is article after article on who or what I should be blaming for the latest shooting. “It’s because of video game violence!” “No, it’s the gun control laws!” “It’s about religion.” “Blame the […]

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  • Gilmer readies to “Stuff the Bus” for school

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – This weekend, citizens will find the Optimist Club and their school bus in front of Wal-Mart in East Ellijay as they collect final donations and celebrate the county’s return to the school year. The Gilmer County Optimist Club’s 7th Annual school supply drive still has collection boxes located throughout the county […]

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  • CORE receives grant and state office at ribbon-cutting

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – “This is the kind of project that will spread prosperity throughout our entire region. It is the kind of skin-in-the-game project that deserves support…” Georgia Speaker of the House, David Ralston praised the CORE Facility in Ellijay who hosted their official ribbon-cutting today. Nestled just off Maddox Drive on the banks of […]

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  • County addresses leachate issue with “good faith”

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – A wet well at the county’s landfill is in danger of leaking leachate into the nearby stream risking contamination of the surface water and possible fines from Georgia’s EPD (Environmental Protection Department). A presentation at the county’s work session from Carter & Sloope Engineers’ representative Kurt McCord explained plans to address the […]

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  • Maintenance and Land Use nearing decisions in BOC

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Final decisions may be coming soon as the county considers densities and more with recent changes in Land Use Ordinances. Having been on the agenda for several months, this item was revisited during a first reading and gone through several public hearings and adjustments from the Building Association and local builders. This […]

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  • Probate Court celebrates certifications

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Probate Court honored three of its clerks for their state certifications this week. A process that began with former Probate Judge Anita Mullins, these employees have served for years in the court system and have completed training programs within the system under Judge Scott Chastain. The three girls recognize […]

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  • Georgia Election Run-Off Results

     2018 Georgia Election Run-Off Results Tonight marks the run-offs for election races in Georgia, these results are unofficial until approved by the Secretary of State.   Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) – 756,016 votes   51.97% John Barrow (D) – 698,770 votes   48.03%   Public Service Commission, District 3 Chuck Eaton (R) – 749,805 votes  […]

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