• Memorial Day: what kind of sacrifice?

    It’s so hard to see Memorial Day. To me, I can never truly understand. Furthermore, I know I don’t want to truly understand, I don’t want to know that pain. But it never fails that every time I visit the “black wall” in D.C., every time I remember when I sat and watched soldiers guard […]

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  • Gilmer Remembers Memorial Day

     ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer County, together with the Daughters of the American Revolutions, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Confederacy, Boy Scouts of America, Speaker David Ralston, and the Board of Commissioners, joined to honor Memorial Day with special services and salutes today, May 27, 2019. The services began with posting the […]

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  • BOE conveys land to Commissioners for pool

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Following a resolution to expedite construction of a new pool, many citizens are still calling to know where this pool will be built. Suggestions have pointed through most of the BOC’s talks at property next to the ball fields at Clear Creek. Those indications and rumors were confirmed this week with an […]

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  • County debates future plans for pool

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Continued response from citizens are still pushing towards having a community pool open in Gilmer County. However, these citizens are now splitting on response to the county not opening the current pool this year. As the commissioners listened for public comments during a special called meeting on May 20, 2019, to discuss […]

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  • Postponed budget talks for pool to happen Monday

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – After a recent announcement to keep Gilmer’s Community Pool closed this year, the Board of Commissioners are entering talks to revisit the Capital Budget for 2019 in attempts to expedite construction of a new pool. Gilmer County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlie Paris likened the current situation with the pool to “Russian […]

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  • Comprehensive Plan development continues with community survey

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The process that began last year with former Post 2 Commissioner Travis Crouch, now continues as the Gilmer BOC (Board of Commissioners) is asking for citizens to comment and help direct them on this plan with a survey. They survey is being disseminated through several outlets and interested parties in the development […]

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  • Gilmer Chamber Tourism Manager Accepts New Position

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer Chamber has confirmed that Tourism Manager Karla Roper has accepted a position as Executive Director of the Georgia Wine Producers Association. Paige Green, President & CEO of the Gilmer Chamber, said,“Karla brings a level of professionalism along with a passion and creative talent to everything she does. Her talents and […]

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  • Pool will stay closed this year

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Confirmed reports indicate that due to a high volume of water loss, Gilmer County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chairman Charlie Paris has decided to keep the county’s public pool closed this year. Paris told FYN that the decision was made after county authorities tested the pool and began preparations for the summer […]

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