• Financial Decisions Dominate June BOE

    The running theme for the Board of Education’s June meeting brought financial decisions to the forefront as they prepare for their next fiscal year. One of the major decisions came with awarding two of four bids for Fuel/Oil Products. Awarding Fuel Supply to Petroleum Traders, the BOE’s set price for the year will be $0.0278 […]

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  • Gilmer Animal Shelter Hosts Ruff Readers Day

    Bring your kids to the Gilmer County Animal Shelter (GCAS) RUFF READERS CLUB as they partner with the Friends of Gilmer Animal Shelter (FOGAS) to promote reading skills and build the confidence required to read aloud, all in a fun environment. Give your kids the opportunity to read to one of Gilmer County Animal Shelter’s […]

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  • Commissioners Discuss Purchase Limit and Bids

    As the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners continue moving to construct the Cherry Log Fire Station, new issues and obstacles arise. Bidding out their project to clear the land that the Fire Station will sit on, Commissioner Charlie Paris reports they received only one bid. That $295,468.25 bid from BM&K Construction and Engineering, out of […]

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  • On the Town: Wonder Woman

    On The Town with Lonnie Adams

    At what point does CGI graphics and enhancement become too much. I hear it a lot and especially with the ending of Wonder Woman. Several people have said, “Yeah, well, I wish they had toned down the CGI a bit with the final battle.” In truth, I must admit that even I have been to […]

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  • Gilmer Schools Approve Budget

    ELLIJAY, GA – Coming to the end of a process that began back in Fall, Gilmer County Schools’ Board of Education has approved a tentative budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. With some obvious changes such as One time Grants for projects like the School Cannery, other major changes are coming such as staffing adding […]

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  • Gilmer Animal Shelter Achieves a Zero in May

    Ellijay, GA – As of the end of May, the Gilmer County Animal Shelter reported 130 cats/kittens taken into the shelter according to Director Daniel Laukka. Of those 130 cats and kittens, Laukka stated that only three required euthanizing. Two of them were requested by owners of the animals, the final one was necessary due […]

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  • Requesting Help for One Who Serves

    I have a friend in need of a kidney. Sharon and her husband Art are too proud to ask for help, even though they are the first on the scene when others are in need. If a person or pet is down on their luck Sharon and Art are there without fanfare or even being […]

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