• Postponed budget talks for pool to happen Monday

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – After a recent announcement to keep Gilmer’s Community Pool closed this year, the Board of Commissioners are entering talks to revisit the Capital Budget for 2019 in attempts to expedite construction of a new pool. Gilmer County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlie Paris likened the current situation with the pool to “Russian […]

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  • Comprehensive Plan development continues with community survey

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The process that began last year with former Post 2 Commissioner Travis Crouch, now continues as the Gilmer BOC (Board of Commissioners) is asking for citizens to comment and help direct them on this plan with a survey. They survey is being disseminated through several outlets and interested parties in the development […]

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  • Gilmer Chamber Tourism Manager Accepts New Position

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer Chamber has confirmed that Tourism Manager Karla Roper has accepted a position as Executive Director of the Georgia Wine Producers Association. Paige Green, President & CEO of the Gilmer Chamber, said,“Karla brings a level of professionalism along with a passion and creative talent to everything she does. Her talents and […]

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  • Pool will stay closed this year

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Confirmed reports indicate that due to a high volume of water loss, Gilmer County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chairman Charlie Paris has decided to keep the county’s public pool closed this year. Paris told FYN that the decision was made after county authorities tested the pool and began preparations for the summer […]

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  • Earth Day keeps Gilmer looking Beautiful

    The downtown celebration served as a retreat for the 94 volunteers who celebrated Earth Day this year by picking up litter and trash across Gilmer County. With 70 bags of trash collected from volunteers on Saturday morning, April 27, alone, the day of the county’s celebration was only a part of the project as the […]

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  • Apple Blossom Festival Cancelled

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer Chamber and involved parties have officially announced the cancellation of this year’s Apple Blossom Festival. A mainstay of the spring season for what would have been its sixth year, this will be the first time the festival has been cancelled since it’s start. According to the Chamber, they have been […]

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  • Spring Signing Day sees four commitments from Gilmer athletes

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer High School celebrated today, April 29, with family and friends of four athletes who ceremonially signed commitments to colleges and universities, advancing their sports careers to the next level. The special day saw not only those friends and family members, but coaches, school administrators, and even Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs present […]

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  • BOE approves new supplement and schedule

    Gilmer BOE 2019

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Coming one month after the school system updated its coaches supplemental salaries policy, the Board of Education is adding an assistant cheerleading coach position for Clear Creek Middle School (CCMS). Adding the supplement of $750, Gilmer Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs said the need comes from the head coach also coaching soccer […]

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