• Planning to make a plan in the BOC

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners is taking steps to make changes to how it deals with something that has been called “useless” and “a document you approve then throw in a desk.” While the Commissioner meeting spent a large amount of time on citizen’s concerns over Rainbow Lake, the Commissioner also […]

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  • Timber Cuts into Commissioner’s meeting

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners August meeting saw an unexpected addition to its agenda as citizens from the Rainbow Lake area met to ask the board to stop the clear cutting of over 500 acres of Timber in the area. “Devastation,” the word kept arising as citizen after citizen walked to […]

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  • Pickens dedicates Veterans Memorial

    Pickens County Veteran's Memorial Park August 2018

    JASPER, Ga. – It’s not Veterans’ Day, but you might think it was if you were in Pickens County on August 9 as they finally dedicated their long-awaited Veterans Memorial next to Lee Newton Park. Situated at the edge of the parking lot on Stegall Drive, the Memorial opened for the public with an official dedication […]

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  • On the Town: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    On The Town with Lonnie Adams

    Can a movie be good if it is shallow? Surely, you have seen movies that a critic may have called shallow or without depth, but later thought you saw plenty of depth. But I feel rather confident in saying that Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a shallow movie. They spend maybe ten minutes developing a plot […]

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  • BOC Sets Millage

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners held their Special Called Meeting in which discussion of the county’s Millage Rate and decisions were made. Considered their calculations of accepting the Rollback Rate at 6.370, the generalized budget for the county would wind up relatively the same, with only a possible $10,000 difference over what […]

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  • GHS renovations near completion

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With the majority of the renovations complete and everything ready for the students, it is confirmed that the project will not reach 100% before Tuesday’s start of term. However, the project has not moved construction into classrooms and only minor details remain in student areas. During a special called meeting of the […]

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  • BOE Sets Millage Rate

    Ellijay, Ga. – Holding their special meeting on July 31 after final consolidated numbers became available, the Gilmer County Board of Education presented their 5-year-tax-history and voted on their millage rate. The 2018 Consolidated Tax Digest showed a 13% increase in real and personal property values and a 20.8% decrease in motor vehicle values. Alongside […]

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