• Georgia Election Run-Off Results

     2018 Georgia Election Run-Off Results Tonight marks the run-offs for election races in Georgia, these results are unofficial until approved by the Secretary of State.   Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) – 756,016 votes   51.97% John Barrow (D) – 698,770 votes   48.03%   Public Service Commission, District 3 Chuck Eaton (R) – 749,805 votes  […]

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  • Chamber seeking Citizen of the Year Nominations

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – As 2018 prepares to enter the final month, year end events across the county are gearing up. Along with this, the Gilmer Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award is calling for nominations. It’s not too late for citizens to place your final nominations by downloading the COTY 2018 nomination form in […]

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  • Light-Up Ellijay shines through clouds and rain

    ELLIJAY, Ga – Despite numerous weather and climate hurdles including a cold evening sharpened by winds and rain at times, the Downtown Ellijay Business and Community Association (DEBACA) is reporting a very successful year. With some changes like the absence of the town of Bethlehem that First Baptist Church hosted at last year’s event and […]

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  • MVE jumps in 2018 Milestones scores

    ELLIJAY, GA. – Mountain View Elementary was specially noted during the Board of Education’s November Meeting for its 14.4 point jump, from 70.1 in 2017 to 84.5 in 2018, in CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) as Georgia has officially released the Milestones testing scores. Despite another change to how Milestones Testing is scored, […]

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  • McCoy Captured

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Details are surfacing of the arrest of Willie Lee McCoy who escaped custody over the weekend. According to Gilmer Sheriff Stacy Nicholson, new information came into the office effecting an armed response by Sheriff’s Deputies and K-9 units with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and U.S. Marshall’s Service. As units approached the area, […]

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  • Suspect involved in shooting now missing

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The suspect of a home invasion last week, Willie Lee McCoy, was shot by law enforcement during the incident, but has now escaped custody at the hospital where he was being cared for. According to Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson, McCoy was incapacitated and under heavy medication as he was life-flighted to […]

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  • BOC splits vote to advertise budget

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Splitting the board in two, the final vote after months of work came down 2-1 for approving the advertisement of the Gilmer County Budget. The $21,711,407 budget is in the advertisement phase right now and available for public comment and perusal. Officially, there will be a Public Hearing the first week in December […]

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