• Times and Sample Ballot for Early Voting in Gilmer

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Early Voting is well underway in Gilmer County with lines stretching around the block some days. Citizens are adamant in exercising their right to vote in this major election. As people prepare and plan on their trips to the ballot box through either early voting or on election day, November 3, 2020, […]

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  • CCMS shuts down 6th Grade in response to COVID-19

    CCMS Clear Creek Middle, Grade

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Starting today, Gilmer County Schools has shut down the 6th Grade of Clear Creek Middle School to attempt to stem a rise in numbers of positive cases within the grade level. Those numbers are coming from both students and staff according to a letter from Gilmer County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna […]

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  • Vernon Jones speaks on Trump Rally and crowdsurfing


    Fresh off his weekend and an event where he “crowd-surfed” to a young man in a wheelchair because he wanted a picture, Georgia State Representative, Vernon Jones (D) says, “Let me be clear about one thing. I’m committed to this President. I believe in this President. I took a leap of faith and I believed […]

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  • Gilmer updates internet and insurance in October


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With more cloud based back-ups, traffic, and meetings thanks to the COVID-19 virus, the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners is updating their broadband internet again after a recent upgrade nearly four years ago. According to Commissioner Chairman Paris, at that time, the major push towards cloud computing saw a major increase in […]

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  • Tire Amnesty underway as Public Works makes up for lost time

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Over 239 tires have been collected so far this week as Gilmer is making up for its originally cancelled “Amnesty Tire” event in the spring. According to Public Works Director Jim Smith, the Amnesty event is going on between now and October 24 as Gilmer is somewhat celebrating Earth Day in October. […]

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  • Early Voting gets massive first day in Gilmer


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With the presidential election less than a month away, yesterday saw Gilmer County’s first day of early voting with lines stretching far out the door and down the sidewalk in front of the courthouse. According to Chief Registrar Tammy Watkins, the county saw a total of 470 people vote early on the […]

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  • Authorities say runway damage needs only minor repairs

    Airport, Plane, Repairs

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – According to the Directors of both Public Safety and Public Works, Gilmer County may see minimal to no immediate costs for repairs to the Gilmer Airport runway after this week’s incident. After a single-engine Super Decathlon crashed on the runway on Monday, authorities have been dealing with the incident, the pilot, and […]

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  • Airport reopened today after plane crash injures two


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Following yesterday’s plane crash at Gilmer County’s Airport, investigations were held earlier this morning by representatives of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Just after 3:00 p.m. yesterday, the plane, a single-engine Super Decathlon, holding two people, a pilot and one passenger, crashed during a landing process. Fire and Rescue responded immediately to […]

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  • Chester Doles speaks on the Proud Boys and Antifa


    A 5th-Generation born into the KKK. He later denounced the organization and moved on. Chester Doles said, “It comes with maturity, growing, getting to know people, and finding common ground with some of the greatest people across all lines of color.” Because of his past, Doles says he often gets named or called when media […]

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  • Governor Brian Kemp visits CORE Facility in Ellijay


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Partnerships and people coming together, these are the ideas stressed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp as he visited the CORE (Collaboration on River’s Edge) Facility this week along with Great Gilmer JDA Executive Director Kent Sanford. Speaking to local officials, citizens, and media about business and thriving past the COVID-19 virus, Kemp […]

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  • Responses show possible changes to Boardtown Road Power Line Project

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Over the weekend and the past few days, information has circulated among residents on Boardtown Road and the citizens asking for relocations of the project to protect the community and natural beauty of the area. This group has consistently been writing, calling, and sharing information with Georgia House Speaker and local District […]

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  • Teacher’s arrest causes tension as BOE considers resignation

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Last week’s news of a teacher’s arrest on charges of allegedly carrying out an inappropriate relationship with a student resulted in the following day a letter of resignation submitted to the Gilmer County Board of Education. This culminated at the Board’s meeting when voting on personnel. Nathan Sutton’s, the teacher in question, […]

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  • GHS Teacher arrested after alleged confession to student relationship

    Break-In closings, rally

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – In speaking with Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs, FYN has confirmed that a teacher at Gilmer High School has been arrested after allegations came in regards to an “inappropriate relationship.” A former student of Gilmer High School came forward to speak with Principal Carla Foley about the situation and to voice concerns about […]

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  • Commissioners adopt Moratorium on Greenspace subdivision roads


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Originally considered for Class D and Class E roads, Gilmer’s Board of Commissioners is placing a moratorium on green space subdivisions as they work on details before planning to release the moratorium with a modified ordinance in early 2021. According to Planning and Zoning Director Karen Henson, Gilmer has a couple subdivision […]

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  • Roy Road fire stopping traffic

    Judicial Emergency, Padgett, body

    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – Traffic is stalling on Roy Road as a home is burning tonight and authorities are responding According to the Sheriff’s Office social media, authorities are dealing with the fire tonight and asking for those who are on the road late to find alternative routes as the road has been completely shut […]

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  • BOC supports citizens in opposition to new transmission lines location


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – “It’s going to look like a runway,” said Leon Watkins in the Commissioners August Regular Session. He was speaking about Boardtown Road in Gilmer County and the project for massive poles and a transmission line along the road. A letter went out last week gathering support and other citizens to speak with […]

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