• Security and Zoning changes updated in April Meeting

    Gilmer BOE 2019

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – For months now, the Gilmer County Board of Education has been pushing to inform and prepare citizens for coming changes to the Gilmer County School System. This month was no different during their work session as the Board is moving further with security upgrades and coming to a close on bus routes […]

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  • Good Samaritan Catholic Church re-enacts crucifixion downtown

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Citizens applauded after a man was drug from a local catholic church, beaten, stripped, and hung from a cross on the downtown square today. Taken from the steps of the Good Samaritan Catholic Church, the re-enactment saw “Jesus” beaten and flogged before being forced to carry a massive cross from the church […]

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  • Tabor House questions linger in joint meeting

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With new issues arising, the Gilmer County Building Authority and Board of Commissioners came together this week to discuss those issues and possible paths forward. The Tabor House is facing needs for repairs for the roof, materials to install a new handicap access ramp, a renewal of the termite treatment, repairs for […]

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  • Piedmont Hospitals Support National Drug Take Back Day

    Piedmont Mountainside

    PRESS RELEASE FROM PIEDMONT MOUNTAINSIDE Jasper, Ga. (April 16, 2019) – From 1999 to 2010, opioid-related deaths in Georgia increased by 500 percent. In 2016, there were close to 1,000 deaths involving opioids in the state and those numbers are continuing to increase. Facing those statistics and knowing that all healthcare systems need to play a […]

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  • Gas spill closes intersection alongside 515

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Authorities have shut down the intersection of Industrial Boulevard and 1st Avenue in East Ellijay after a semi-truck lost its gas tank and spilled the contents on the road. Authorities on-scene confirmed no injuries as the truck lost one of its gas tanks after turning off of Highway 515. After dragging […]

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  • Fire Department Budget Amendments changes priorities

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Fire Department is continuing with changes to budget recommendations since last October. While discussions at that time had former Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett prioritizing a pumper truck higher on the list, the new Public Safety Director Keith Kucera, along with Fire Chief Daniel Kaufman, have urged the Commissioners […]

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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 ladies recognized […]

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  • Gilmer Schools Kindergarten enrollment guide

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Enrollment for Gilmer Schools Kindergarten classes is coming up very soon for parents. The Gilmer County School system hopes to remind families of these times and guidelines for those wishing to register and prepare for the coming year. Gilmer County Schools Kindergarten Enrollment Central Enrollment Hours for Kindergarten Students April 8, 2019 […]

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