• BOC says Wrestling Capital “is what you’ve earned”

    Gilmer County pursues state recognition as Georgia's Wrestling Capital.

    ELLIJAY, Ga – The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners are moving forward with plans to seek state recognition of the school system’s major success in the wrestling world with a proclamation of Gilmer as the State Wrestling Capital. Parents and Coaches filled the Commissioner’s conference room on Wednesday, September 12, to ask the board for […]

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  • GMS Principal Walker dies in accident

    Principal Larry Walker offers flowers to Shannon Goble as he announces her as Teacher of the Year.

    ELLIJAY, Ga – Gilmer students and staff are waking to awful news this morning as reports are coming in about a tragedy involving Gilmer Middle School Principal Larry Walker. The news came late in the night as Gilmer County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs says she alerted her administration and the schools. Making the news […]

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  • DA Sosebee begins information campaign in schools

    District Attorney Alison Sosebee speaking to GHS students about Vaping and drug use.

    ELLIJAY, Ga – The Appalachian Judicial Circuit’s District Attorney, Alison Sosebee, began her campaign today in Fannin Middle School and Gilmer High School with presentations for students about the rising trend of vaping in all forms. Speaking to the students she shared some of the responses that authorities have begun included harsher penalties for vape […]

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  • Substance at vape shop hospitalizes five

    Photos courtesy of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office

    Jasper, Ga – Authorities have met a major incident as they executed a search warrant at the local A1 Smoke Shop in Jasper, Georgia. During the execution of the search warrant today, September 14, members of the Drug Task Force, Pickens Sheriff’s Office, and Jasper City Police were exposed to an unidentified substance that immediately […]

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  • Dog bit by rabid raccoon in Talking Rock

    Talking Rock, Ga – The North Georgia Health District, district office of the Georgia Department of Public Health, is warning citizens in both Pickens and Gilmer Counties to be aware of potentially rabid animals in the Talking Rock area. The official statement by the office only reports of a dog bite sometime on September 4. While […]

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  • Gilmer Preps for Florence

    ELLIJAY, Ga – Not even two months have passed since Gilmer suffered through one of the worst storms it has seen in decades near the end of July, yet Hurricane Florence threatens to be just as bad, if not worse, according to reports from the National Weather Service and State Governments along the East Coast. […]

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  • PHS lockdown and what’s next in the Vaping Campaign

    Jasper, Ga – The Pickens County Board of Education hosted a no-threat lockdown today on the campus of Pickens High School. Parents and citizens saw the Pickens County Sheriff respond to concerns saying: We currently have a team of deputies and K-9 units participating in a controlled sweep of the Pickens High School campus. While […]

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