• 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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  • Editorial: Are we still remembering 9/11?

    Seventeen years ago, I’m certain you were inundated with people saying “Never forget” and newscasts saying “We will always remember.” Indeed, the entire nation, and even the world, poured out its heart for America and the major wound we were struck with. It is the kind of thing that people everywhere will remember. The kind […]

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  • Drug Task Force Officer Arrested

    Jasper, Ga. – The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and released reports for warrants and booking for one Charles Daniel Hamrick. According to the Arrest Warrant, Hamrick is accused of using his position as a peace officer to convince a person to send nude and semi-nude photos to him. The offense violates his oath […]

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  • Drug Task Force Officer Arrested

    Jasper, Ga. – The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and released reports for warrants and booking for one Charles Daniel Hamrick. According to the Arrest Warrant, Hamrick is accused of using his position as a peace officer to convince a person to send nude and semi-nude photos to him. The offense violates his oath […]

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  • Fetching Features: a look at Gilmer Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

    Out of 159 sheriffs in the Sheriff’s Association, nine serve as regional vice-presidents. Then, there is the executive board with a first vice president, second vice-president,  secretary/treasurer, and the president of the Sheriff’s Association. This year, the position of president is filled by Gilmer County’s own Sheriff Stacy Nicholson. After serving for six years as […]

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  • Fetching Features: a look at Gilmer Sheriff Stacy Nicholson

    Out of 159 sheriffs in the Sheriff’s Association, nine serve as regional vice-presidents. Then, there is the executive board with a first vice president, second vice-president,  secretary/treasurer, and the president of the Sheriff’s Association. This year, the position of president is filled by Gilmer County’s own Sheriff Stacy Nicholson. After serving for six years as […]

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