• Commissioners comment on budget, cuts, and process

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Since October, the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners have been through hearings and meetings, discussing and reworking the county’s 2018 budget. With last week’s publication, a balanced budget is now available for debate. But does that mean the budget is set and beyond change? No. While publishing the budget generally signals the […]

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  • Snow in Gilmer could cause further issues with refreezing

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Authorities continue to monitor and patrol the area, but citizens are even beginning to venture back out into town today. While officials have reported the main roads to be clearing, others are still fighting the slush and ice that is following the melt seen across the county today. The Sheriff’s office is […]

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  • Gilmer ARTS cancels show due to weather

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Tonight’s showing of the Mountain Faith Band has been cancelled due to the weather. As snow continues to fall and build in Gilmer County, the staff of Gilmer ARTS has officially announced the cancellation. While tonight’s performance will not go as planned, Gilmer ARTS has pledged to honor those with tickets. The […]

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  • Commissioners advertise 2018 budget

    ELLIJAY, Ga – The Gilmer County Board of Commissioners have a proposed 2018 budget. Being advertised for public perusal, this budget will be discussed next week at their regularly scheduled work session Dec. 13 at 8 a.m. and regular session Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. However, the commissioners are also inviting the public to a […]

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  • Missing person in Gilmer

    ELLIJAY, Ga – Reports from family have confirmed a man missing from Gilmer County. Missing since Tuesday, Jerry Mead was on the way to work in Canton when he went missing. The family reports no one has been in contact with him since. Mead is 40 years old, stands 6 feet 3 inches and weighs […]

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  • House fire injures one and destroys home

    ELLIJAY, Ga – A fire broke out at 1975 Old Flat Branch Road yesterday, Dec. 6. According to Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett, the fire had reached advanced stages when 911 was contacted and response arrived on scene. While residents fled the fire, one female was transported for treatment of smoke inhalation and is still […]

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  • Addressing disconnects following Light Up Ellijay

    Crowds flood Downtown Ellijay for Light Up event

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The downtown area of Ellijay was rocked by an historic crowd for its Light Up Ellijay festivities, which echoed throughout the county. Citizens have responded in various ways and have voiced opinions as to the success or detriment of the Return to Whoville themed event. However, they are not the only ones […]

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