• JDA Entering Negotiations

    Progress is continuing with the Joint Development Authority as they look for a permanent Executive Director. Among the meeting’s approval of minutes and discussion of training at the August 25 meeting, the Board was updated on the Department of Community Affairs acceptance of their registration as an Authority and the required training hours. This was […]

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  • BOC Sets Moratorium to Correct Issue

    With the revocation of a recent license issued to Whitepath Lodge, the Board of Commissioners have approved a Moratorium on licenses for halfway houses and rehab centers. This Moratorium, which is across the board for halfway houses and rehabilitation centers, is the first step in what is to be a 3 month process to correct […]

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  • Dr. Webb’s Contract Explored

    At a special called meeting Thursday, August 20, FYN had a chance to learn more about construction projects with the Board of Education. As Dr. Charles Webb is beginning his new contract with the Board of Education, these projects are continuing to move expeditiously through their individual steps. Through his new contract, Dr. Webb’s main […]

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  • Mills and Projects Approved at BOE Special Meeting

    In a special called meeting Thursday night, August 20, the Board of Education came together to review construction projects. Though the first item on the agenda was to approve the Millage Rollback to 16.62 mills, previously set to keep taxes from increasing, the Board quickly went deeper into discussion about the Clear Creek Ball field […]

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  • Pet of the Week Special – Rusty’s Story

    A beautifully rust-colored hound mix dog came to the Gilmer County Animal Shelter back in April. His name was Rusty. Rusty came to the shelter with a bleak future and next to no hope for his life as he was diagnosed with heartworms. While this disease is 100% preventable and treatable, Rusty had no human […]

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  • Bonds and Alcohol Consume BOC Meetings

    An almost day-long session of the Board of Commissioners unfolded Thursday as they moved from Work Session to Public Hearing to Regular Meeting to deal with a number of issues including Alcohol Ordinances, Bonds, Business Licenses, and the Civil Air Patrol. In the tourism update of the work session, Paige Green of the Gilmer Chamber […]

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  • Ellijay City Council Meets for Rezoning and Licensing

    Down by one council member, the Ellijay City Council met Monday, August 17, to hold their Workshop, Public Hearing, and Regular Meeting. Along with the presentation of the proposed 2016 Budget, which could still see changes, the Council approved a rezoning request for 193 River St from general commercial to residential (R2). This is set […]

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  • Dr. Webb Extends Stay on New Contract

    With a new contract in place, it seems we shall continue to see Dr. Charles Webb around our Board of Education just a little longer. The Board has approved a new contract with Dr. Webb, but not as a Interim Superintendent. Rather, according to his contract, he shall remain for the next 11 months as […]

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