• Gilmer Sheriff seeking alleged Child Molester near Gunstock Creek


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking a suspect fleeing from authorities in the area of Gunstock Creek Road. Dillon Andrew Godfrey, 28, is currently wanted by the Gilmer Sheriff’s Office on charges involving eight different criminal counts. The official statement from the Sheriff’s Office is that Godfrey is likely hiding […]

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  • Pilgrim’s closed during the JBS Cyber Attack


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer’s local chicken plant, a Pilgrim’s processing facility, shut down this week in light of “communications systems” within the facility. Pilgrim’s is owned by JBS USA, the target of the recent major cyberattack. JBS S.A. is a Brazilian multinational company, acknowledged as one of the worldwide food industry leaders. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, […]

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  • Allen Wigington convicted of 44 felonies and 5 misdemeanors

    Judge Allen Wigington, indicted

    JASPER, Ga. – Arrested in January of 2020, former Chief Magistrate Judge for Pickens County, Allen Wigington was convicted recently on his charges racketeering, forgery, and theft. Now serving a 15 year total sentence. However, he is expected to only spend 5 years in prison. According to the state, Attorney General Chris Carr announced that […]

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  • Delgado case updates with woman’s identity and arrest warrant

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    CHERRY LOG, Ga. – Investigators have confirmed the identity of, and issued a murder warrant for, a woman previously reported in the Rossana Delgado murder case as a person of interest that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was seeking to question. Originally releasing a video of an unnamed woman alongside Rossana Delgado in a […]

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  • Request for 8th Graders to march with band denied


    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – In March 2021, the latest revisions to Board Policy IDE(3) were made for Competitive Interscholastic Activities. This month, Band Director David Wiebers submitted a request to allow a waiver to the policy for the band. That waiver would allow a small number of students in the 8th grade to march with […]

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  • Gilmer Schools lifts masks mandate on buses


    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Step by step, little by little, Gilmer County is lifting restrictions and slowly moving back to far more casual life. Leaving behind masks and other PPE, the entire nation is taking steps as people are returning to sports arenas and school events like proms and graduations are showcasing the step back […]

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  • Three arrested in Delgado murder investigation

    Rossana Delgado

    CHERRY LOG, Ga. – Three arrests have been made, according to the Georgia Bureau of Ingvestigations (GBI), in relation to the April 20, 2021, murder of Rossana Delgado in Cherry Log, Georgia. After weeks of searching for the suspects and asking the public for help in identifying persons involved, the GBI released a statement today […]

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  • County renames park to Ralston River Park

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Honoring the entire Ralston family for contributions to the county and the park specifically, including that of Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to rename the riverside park along Old Highway 5 to “Ralston River Park.” Originating in this month’s meeting as an agenda item […]

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  • Ellijay sees surge at gas pumps with Colonial Pipeline shutdown

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With the recent news of both the Colonial Pipeline’s shutdown and restart, many citizens have resorted to stocking and gathering extra gas. While citizens have reported people filling extra cans and tanks in Gilmer County, nothing has yet been reported as some photos on the internet show in major cities where people […]

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  • River Park changes continue with county and Georgia Power

    The completed playground equipment at River Park is officially opened after today's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, park

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – River Park in Ellijay has been uplifted and changed numerous times with upgrades over recent years, from the massive facelift to the playgrounds to upgrades to the walking path and ballfield relocations. Those changes are continuing this summer as previously approved projects are continuing their progress towards completion. One of those projects […]

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  • Chamber cancels Taste of Ellijay

    The Gilmer Chamber has confirmed cancellation of the May “Taste of Ellijay” event this week after an email was sent out with information on the decision. According to the Chamber, “This was not a quick or easy decision to make. Taste of Ellijay is a favorite event for locals, visitors, and restaurants alike.” Statewide staffing […]

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  • GTC confirms 515 alternate path to Boardtown road project


    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – An official statement from the Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) today has given relief to the Boardtown road community, through Highway 515, who have been vocally opposing the major project’s plans to build on the road. The community and its leaders often stated that they supported the project and agreed with it […]

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  • GBI updates investigation with evidence and one connected arrest

    Sheriff's, Arrested, arrest

    CHERRY LOG, Ga. – The GBI has announced the seizure of two vehicles in relation to the murder of Rossana Delgado alongside an arrest. “A white Ford F150 and white Buick Regal belonging to two of the five suspects in the murder of Rossana Delgado and Delgado’s red Ford Focus have been recovered.  All three […]

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  • IMPACT Pickens calls for resignations from Pickens BOE

    IMPACT Pickens

    JASPER, Ga. – In a meeting all there own, IMPACT Pickens, a group of citizens who have banded together against certain members of the Pickens Board of Education, called for resignation of Board Chairman Sue Finley. They did so with a large presentation showing text messages. The massive collection of 350 pages obtained through an […]

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  • GBI searches for new person of interest in Delgado murder

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    CHERRY LOG, Ga. – Today the GBI released a video pointing out a specific person of interest that they are searching for. The GBI is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the woman in this video. According to the GBI’s Press Release, the woman is one of the last people to interact with […]

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  • GBI releases photo of 5th suspect in Delgado murder


    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has released a photo of the fifth suspect mentioned in their former release. Along with this comes their request for the public’s assistance with identifying the fifth suspect. Suspected in part of the murder of Rossana Delgado, these pictures were given with the request that […]

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