• Board splits on approval of Foley as principal

    Gilmer BOE 2019

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – As the Gilmer County Board of Education went through usual approvals for administration in January for the coming school year, an unusual take on the votes came as Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs said she was requested to go through approvals one at a time instead of all together. Those individual votes came […]

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  • L4GA Grant activities on highlight at BOE

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Highlighting the L4GA Grant (The Literacy for Learning, Living and Leading in Georgia Grant) in January, Gilmer Schools have been talking about the fruits of the grant, Literacy Nights and Book Donations. These events are a part of Gilmer’s usage of the grant and their attempt to “get the message out that Reading […]

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  • Sgt. Lockett procession passes through Ellijay

    It was only a minute. It was only a moment. He was one man. He was a soldier. Gilmer County paused this afternoon as a procession passed taking Sgt. Christopher J. Lockett, USMC, to Murphy, North Carolina. Having passed away on January 7, 2019 at the age of 26, Lockett is finally coming home from […]

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  • Post Commissioners raises to advertise at 18 percent

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – After last month’s arguments of legislative versus home rule as the way to go forward with Post Commissioner salaries, this month saw the continuation of that debate. The next step, a question brought forward from the budget sessions into last months meeting and now into the new year, is the percentage of […]

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  • Land Ordinance changes delayed

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Despite being ready to go forward with the first reader of changes to the Land Ordinance in Gilmer County, Commissioners listened to a speaker in the Public Hearing who requested they push the ordinance back a month. Devell Frady stood in Public Comments to ask for the extension as he said he hadn’t […]

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  • Auto-Renewal will go forward with Chamber Contract

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – A not-unexpected turn of events saw the Board of Commissioners (BOC) strike the two items from their agenda on Thursday that involved an Audit and a Contract Termination for the Gilmer Chamber. Despite this, it doesn’t mean the end of this issue between the two entities. With both sides having agreed that […]

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  • Chamber contract in question at BOC

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With the vote still set to be made, current indications are saying that the Gilmer Chamber may dodge a termination of their contract with the Board of Commissioners (BOC). The vote is set for tomorrow’s, January 10, Regular Meeting agenda. The subject matter, however, is a layover from the recent months when […]

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  • Gilmer Chamber to hold Annual Meeting

    The Gilmer Chamber will hold it’s 40th Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 17th, 11:30 AM at First Baptist Church of Ellijay located at 164 Dalton Street. The Chamber is honored to have Georgia State University’s Head Baseball Coach, Greg Frady as the guest speaker. Coach Frady is an Ellijay native who graduated from Gilmer High […]

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