• Protesters rally in Ellijay over Black Lives Matter movement

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Both protesters and police commented tonight with two words that many have not heard recently in news, a “peaceful protest” in Ellijay concluded despite rain and counter-protests in the area. Authorities prepared after permits were approved yesterday, June 3, for a planned protest expecting 25 to 30 people in attendance. Even Eloisa […]

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  • County seeks to help farms to support recovery

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer’s Board of Commissioners made two approvals this week for farms to, as Chairman Charlie Paris said, “try to recover as quickly as possible.” While Paris said they are looking at several areas of the county’s economy, two of the approvals in June focused solely on farms and agriculture including the first […]

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  • Three phase line adds to power troubles

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – While last night’s storm wasn’t as bad as some have been recently, Amicalola EMC is still reporting almost 2,000 homes without power today. This major outage comes from collateral damage in the storm as Amicalola says that strong winds brought trees down on power lines this morning. However, currently over 1,900 members […]

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  • Public Safety opens shelter amid storm

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Ravaged by a storm across North Georgia, counties across the region are responding tonight to provide for citizens as best as possible. The Gilmer County Public Safety Department has enacted plans late this evening due to the storm. A shelter has been opened for anyone displaced from their home, or otherwise needing […]

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  • Lieutenants offer details on National Guard visit to Parkside

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Soldiers and Reservists from the National Guard met in Ellijay today as part of a running program from the state to help clean, sanitize, and train staff at Parkside Ellijay. The facility is only one of many that Lieutenant Jacob Mizell of Bravo Troop said his team has and will visit during […]

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  • Gilmer BOC will hold April Regular meeting in person

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    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Both cities and counties carry on amid the shutdown, and Gilmer is also moving forward in this time with their April meeting, but with a few changes. Gilmer has already made changes over March as meetings saw a distancing line in the meeting room, and all meetings have been held in the […]

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  • Gilmer BOE approves 2020-2021 calendar

    2020-2021 Calendar

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Official approval has come for the Gilmer Board of Education and the Gilmer County Schools’ 2020-2021 Calendar for the school year. From late July for teachers, the approved calendar will have students returning to class on August 3, 2020, and going all the way to the final day, a 2 hour […]

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  • Judicial Order closes Courts in the Appalachian District

    Judicial Order, Brenda Weaver, Chief Judge, Judge,

    GILMER, Ga. – An order declaring a Judicial Emergency has been released from Chief Judge Brenda Weaver was filed today in Gilmer County regarding civil and/or criminal court proceedings in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit (Gilmer, Fannin, Pickens counties). The order states, “The nature of this emergency is the continued transmission of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 throughout the […]

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  • USDA announces grant to ETC for broadband expansion

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    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – “We are extremely proud to partner with Ellijay Telephone Company to expand broadband access,” said U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Georgia State Director Joyce White as she announced a $4.4 million investment grant into Gilmer County through ETC. Holding a celebratory ceremony on February 7, 2020, ETC shareholders, administrators, […]

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  • Gilmer shuts down under Flash Flood Warning

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer is one of several northern counties under a Flash Flood Warning today as the National Weather Service issued the warning just over an hour ago. According to the National Weather Service, “Flash Flood Warnings for… Towns County in northeastern Georgia… Northwestern Lumpkin County in north central Georgia… Gilmer County in north […]

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  • BOC Meeting called two days before Christmas

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners are calling for one last meeting in 2019. Next week will see a special called meeting for the board, but it will come two days before Christmas Day. The schedule sets the meeting to begin at 8:30 a.m. on the morning of December 23, 2019. While the […]

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  • 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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