• Times and Sample Ballot for Early Voting in Gilmer

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Early Voting is well underway in Gilmer County with lines stretching around the block some days. Citizens are adamant in exercising their right to vote in this major election. As people prepare and plan on their trips to the ballot box through either early voting or on election day, November 3, 2020, […]

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  • Vernon Jones speaks on Trump Rally and crowdsurfing

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    Fresh off his weekend and an event where he “crowd-surfed” to a young man in a wheelchair because he wanted a picture, Georgia State Representative, Vernon Jones (D) says, “Let me be clear about one thing. I’m committed to this President. I believe in this President. I took a leap of faith and I believed […]

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  • CCMS shuts down 6th Grade in response to COVID-19

    CCMS Clear Creek Middle, Grade

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Starting today, Gilmer County Schools has shut down the 6th Grade of Clear Creek Middle School to attempt to stem a rise in numbers of positive cases within the grade level. Those numbers are coming from both students and staff according to a letter from Gilmer County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna […]

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  • Early Voting gets massive first day in Gilmer

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With the presidential election less than a month away, yesterday saw Gilmer County’s first day of early voting with lines stretching far out the door and down the sidewalk in front of the courthouse. According to Chief Registrar Tammy Watkins, the county saw a total of 470 people vote early on the […]

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  • Airport reopened today after plane crash injures two

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Following yesterday’s plane crash at Gilmer County’s Airport, investigations were held earlier this morning by representatives of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Just after 3:00 p.m. yesterday, the plane, a single-engine Super Decathlon, holding two people, a pilot and one passenger, crashed during a landing process. Fire and Rescue responded immediately to […]

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  • Chester Doles speaks on the Proud Boys and Antifa

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    A 5th-Generation born into the KKK. He later denounced the organization and moved on. Chester Doles said, “It comes with maturity, growing, getting to know people, and finding common ground with some of the greatest people across all lines of color.” Because of his past, Doles says he often gets named or called when media […]

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  • Jasper considers 2.125 mill increase in early budgeting process

    JASPER, Ga. – The City of Jasper is holding meetings with citizens to discuss plans to move forward with a major increase of its Millage Rate. The increase being considered is a 45.6 percent increase over the 4.655 mills that the city has held for three years now. In 2017, the rate was set at […]

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  • Teacher’s arrest causes tension as BOE considers resignation

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Last week’s news of a teacher’s arrest on charges of allegedly carrying out an inappropriate relationship with a student resulted in the following day a letter of resignation submitted to the Gilmer County Board of Education. This culminated at the Board’s meeting when voting on personnel. Nathan Sutton’s, the teacher in question, […]

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  • Commissioners adopt Moratorium on Greenspace subdivision roads

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Originally considered for Class D and Class E roads, Gilmer’s Board of Commissioners is placing a moratorium on green space subdivisions as they work on details before planning to release the moratorium with a modified ordinance in early 2021. According to Planning and Zoning Director Karen Henson, Gilmer has a couple subdivision […]

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  • Board lowers Bond Millage with final approval of rates

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – A unanimous vote on Monday, August 24, 2020, saw the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners follow up on statements from last year where they discussed lowering the Bond Millage Rate in the county. While they did not approve lowering the rate in 2019, many citizens have continued discussing and pushing for the […]

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  • Will Gilmer feel an economic impact from cancelling the Apple Festival?

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With the recent announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 Apple Festival, many are still wondering about the impact, the decisions, and the virus’ toll on the festival season. Earlier this year, Chamber officials were planning on make-up days for the Apple Blossom Festival left over from May. At one point, discussions […]

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  • Authorities arrest alleged child molestation suspect

    Michael Case

    JASPER, Ga. – According to reports from Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), a fugitive, Michael Case, was located and arrested on the evening of August 8. The 37-year-old, white male led authorities on a two-day hunt with multiple law enforcement agencies working together to locate the suspect. Local agencies […]

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  • Gilmer will cancel the 2020 Apple Festival

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    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – An email has gone out today with an official statement from the Georgia Apple Festival Board of Directors cancelling the October event for this year, 2020. Confirming that they will allow vendor fees to rollover to next year’s event or offer refunds upon request, the Festival will be skipped in light […]

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  • Collins responds to pro-Loeffler Super-PAC accusations

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    Congressman Doug Collins visited Ellijay on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, for a Meet and Greet with citizens at the River Street Tavern. During the visit, he took a moment to react to allegations issued by the pro-Loeffler group GUV. The candidate stopped for pictures and a short speech as the last stop in a day […]

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  • Hit and Run shuts down Highway 52 East

    UPDATE – July 26, 2020 According to a social media post by those claiming to be family with the deceased, as well as corroborating comment on FYN, the victim of the hit and run is Teddy Oliver. While law enforcement is investigating, comments and messages across social media are requesting any citizens who may know […]

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  • Employee from February incident out on bond

    Mary Elaine Newberry, bond

    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – February saw a threat and incident at the Gilmer Schools’ Transportation Depot as a single woman allegedly walked into the facility with a firearm. Now, nearly 150 days later, Mary Newberry has left the detention center on bond. Allegedly the woman behind the incident, she faces felony charges of Aggravated Assault […]

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