• Clean Audit Brings Second Award to Gilmer Schools

    Trina Penland - Award for Audit

    For the second time in 3 years, Gilmer County Schools and its Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance, Trina Penland, have been awarded for Distinction for Excellent Financial Reporting by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts. According to the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts, the award was established to “recognize excellence in financial […]

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  • Brewery Ordinance in Ellijay


    Approved in their April Meeting, the Ellijay City Council is moving forward with a new ordinance concerning breweries. The new ordinance actually allows both breweries, defined as a manufacturer of malt beverages, and brew pubs, defined as a restaurant who manufactures and sells malt beverages on site in draft form. While the ordinance does add […]

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  • Park Sterling Merging With South State Corporation

    Park Sterling Merger South State

    According to a recent release by South State Bank, a definitive agreement has been signed with Park Sterling Corporation, holding company for Park Sterling Bank. The release also states, “Combining the two companies will create a $14.5 billion in assets franchise operating throughout the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.” While both boards have reportedly approved the […]

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  • On The Town: Fate of the Furious

    On The Town with Lonnie Adams

    Do you ever see a franchise and think to yourself, ‘Man, I think it’s about time you guys stopped making sequels and did something completely new?’ Fate of the Furious, also dubbed ‘Fast 8’ by people to notate it’s eighth position in the franchise, may raise some of those questions with people. At what point […]

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  • Road Projects and Grants Get Underway

    Road Striping

    Gilmer County is currently undertaking a large re-striping project both on their own and with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in addition to this summers LMIG. Originally, Gilmer applied every year for its Local Maintenance and Imporvements Grant (LMIG) for paving. The $629,234.66 grant, along with the counnty’s $270,025 match, will pave Burnt Mountain […]

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  • The Trouble at the Tabor House

    Tabor House

    During their recent meetings, the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners brought up discussion of what to do with the Tabor House. The building is in advanced disrepair and the Commissioners are seeking options. One interested party has already been looking into the building as a historical building, but it is uncertain that the anonymous party […]

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  • Lower Cartecay Road Bridge Closed

    Chairman Charlie Paris

    FYN has been informed of a Georgia DOT (Department of Transportation) inspection on the bridge on Lower Cartecay Road that has deemed it “Unsafe.” Due to this, FYN has confirmed with Commission Chairman Paris that the bridge is closed at this time to public use. Authorities will be attempting to further inspect the bridge to […]

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