Ellijay, Ga – The October 16th Gilmer County Board of Education meeting began on the bright side with the recognition of each individual schools teacher of the year and then moved into a confrontational conversation between the Board of Education and a concerned citizen.
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A Gilmer County School System employee has been fired and has since been arrested.
Maria Murray worked as an attendant care person for a Gilmer Elementary School. Last Wednesday, she was allegedly involved in an incident with a student and immediately put on leave following that incident.
Murray was booked in the Gilmer County Jail on Wednesday for the alleged charge of Child Cruelty. [Read more »]
Great news! Willie and Pearl Billiot were found safe in Marietta. They were confused and did not know where they were or where they'd been. Police issued a special nationwide thanks for everyone's help.
A young lady named Brook Evans, daughter of Eddie and Michelle Evans was involved in a fatal accident that occurred on Hwy. 282. According to friends of the family, Brook lost control of her vehicle and ran off the roadway sustaining injuries that took her life.
For more than a year, citizens throughout the region have anxiously awaited the development of the Port Royal water park complex in Jasper.
Since its splashy announcement celebration May of 2013, the project has captured the attention of surrounding governments and the long term unemployed.
The people of Pickens (although the project is not officially a county project) are holding their collective breath before taking the plunge on the largest family-style development in the area. [Read more »]