• Election Results for Gilmer’s County Offices – May 24 Primary

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    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – FINAL RESULTS: With election night completed, Gilmer will be going into a June runoff for the County Post 2 Commissioner position. With 39.49 percent of Gilmer’s registered voters voting in the primary, the Gilmer Probate office issued the unofficial results of the 8,743 ballots cast. County Offices BOC Chairman Charlie Paris […]

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  • County adjusts Hotel/Motel tax dates as cabin owners speak

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    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – With the Hotel/Motel tax change well underway, May saw cabin owners requesting adjustments to the change with the public hearing and first reader in the BOC meetings. Questions arose among speakers asking the board to not go fully to eight percent right away, but instead staging a smaller increase and potentially […]

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  • Food shortages come to Gilmer Schools nutrition department

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    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – “I’ve never been asked ‘Do we need a refrigerated truck,’” said Gilmer Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Ridley, “We might need one.” These comments were in response to a growing issue in food and nutrition for the school system. US Foods did not renew a food bid even after Gilmer revised the […]

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  • Governor Kemp visits BJ Reece Apple Orchard on campaign trail

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    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – With election day for the primaries less than two weeks away, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp visited Ellijay to speak to supporters about the election and his campaign as the incumbent. Kemp visited BJ Reece Apple Orchard on May 12, 2022. Kemps stated that his campaign is a fight for the soul […]

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  • Candidates Forum sees many absentees as issues are discussed

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    Fannin County, Ga. – Hosted by the Fannin County Chamber and CVB, April’s Candidates forum saw more absentees than attendees on Monday, April 25, 2022. Less than half of the candidates running for office attended with the largest missing portion coming from the District 9 Representatives. In the United States House of Representatives race for […]

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  • Arrest made in Murder near Roy Road

    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) has made a statement in regards to a murder investigation after a body was discover over the weekend. According to the Sheriff’s Office’s statement, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Roy Road in reference to an unresponsive male in the yard on Friday, […]

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  • Arrest made in Murder near Roy Road

    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) has made a statement in regards to a murder investigation after a body was discover over the weekend. According to the Sheriff’s Office’s statement, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Roy Road in reference to an unresponsive male in the yard on Friday, […]

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  • Final day to register to vote and important upcoming dates

    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – Today, April 25, 2022, is the last day to register to vote in the General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special Election for Gilmer County. But the day has statewide implications as more than just local offices are up for the election date. Local contested offices up for vote include […]

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  • Former Superintendent Wilson arrested for theft in Pickens

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    JASPER, Ga. – Warrants were served for the arrest of of Pickens County Schools’ former Superintendent Dr. Carlton Keith Wilson on charges that include both Theft by Deception and Theft by Taking. The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and the Adult Detention Center have release the arrest records and warrants on Wilson, who was held in […]

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  • Gilmer begins process to change hotel/motel tax

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    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – With the information made available in December 2021, and the decision to move forward made in January 2022, the Board of Commissioners officially approved a motion this month to authorize County Attorney David Clark to begin revisions to the Excise Tax on Rooms, Lodging’s and Accommodations Ordinance. The motion comes with […]

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  • County begins changes in April meeting for Citizens Wishing to Speak

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Citizens Wishing to Speak is a staple section of Gilmer’s meetings for the Board of Commissioners as citizens repeatedly utilize the section of both the monthly work session and regular meeting. However, this week saw a change in that section, though it went unused in the county’s regular meeting on April 14, […]

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  • An introductory interview with Post 2 Candidate John Marshall

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    After attending Georgia State University in Risk Management, John Marshall went further in his education to become a Charted Property and Casualty Underwriter. He also has served on numerous boards and appointments in the county including time spent on the Gilmer Chamber Board of Directors where he also served as Chairman at one point and […]

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  • Two charged with Heroin Trafficking in multi-agency investigation

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    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – Continued operations throughout the Appalachian area are seeing Gilmer’s Sheriff’s Office stepping up its work both in solo operations, and in joint operations alongside groups like the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement, Police, and Sheriff’s Offices in other counties and leading to drug seizures like heroin and meth. On Wednesday, March 30, […]

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  • GHS Graduation Day moved to Saturday

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer’s BOE is looking into its graduation this month through two changes, one with the date of this years graduation and one with the requirements for graduation moving forward. In the current school calendar, FY 2021-2022, Gilmer’s Board of Education (BOE) is moving their graduation day back one day. Superintendent Dr. Ridley […]

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