GDOT begins maintenance safety work in Gilmer County

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ELLIJAY, Ga. – A Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) Maintenance crew begins today its work on replacing the obliterated and damaged reflective raised pavement markers on state Route (SR) 2 in Gilmer County.  Work will proceed daily Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. This safety maintenance operation and the lane closures it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.

Georgia DOT maintains over 2,000 lane-miles in northwest Georgia. Relatively harsh winter and snowplows used to clear the region’s interstates and state routes from snow and ice present a challenge to the DOT crews who are charged with maintaining lane markers on the roads.   These crews follow Federal Highway Administration standards for markings and do their best to keep up. They also work almost continuously restriping faded markers and replacing missing reflective raised pavement markers. Still, the volume of traffic on the highways, snow removal in the winter and sunny summer all weigh heavily on the durability of the lane markers.

You know that construction work zones are dangerous, but do you know that they are not always stationary? Moving work zones that conduct maintenance activities like litter pickup, asphalt repair, mowing, edge pavement repair, pavement marking and sweeping may move slowly and stop intermittently. Treat moving work zones like any other – Pay Attention – Slow Down – Watch for Workers.  And always, expect the unexpected. Work zone safety is in your hands.

Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 05/14 to 05/20

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Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 05/07 to 05/13

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Gilmer County Sheriffs Office Arrest Report 04/30 to 05/06

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Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 04/23 to 04/29

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Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigates Gilmer County in-custody death of Charles Michael Patrick

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ELLIJAY, Ga. – On Friday, April 27, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an in-custody death.

At approximately 10 p.m., Charles Michael Patrick, 72, was found hanging in an isolation cell of the Gilmer County Detention Center.   Patrick was pronounced dead at the scene. Patrick was arrested Thursday, April 26, 2018, for the murder of Drusilla Patrick (see below).

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An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur.

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