• Firefighters climb stairs in 9/11 memorial

    9/11 memorial

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Many people want to remember or do something in honor of a 9/11 memorial on this day of loss. Firefighters from across several counties in North Georgia are doing just that as they climb 110 flights of stairs today at Workout Anytime in East Ellijay, Georgia. Planned by Bill Cesak, Workout […]

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  • Grants and budget bring upgrades to the fire department

    upgrades to the fire department

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer County’s Fire Department is finally seeing the fruition of over a year of planning, adjustments, and applications as they catalog the many upgrades to the fire department. It’s not just the fire protection that has seen these improvements, however, as Public Safety Director Keith Kucera and Gilmer Fire Chief Daniel Kauffman […]

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  • Gilmer wins CDBG grant for water improvements


    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced that Gilmer County has been awarded $722,000 to make water system improvements through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The funds will be used as part of a $1.9 million project to improve water infrastructure along Old Roundtop Road, Roundtop Road, Whispering Winds […]

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  • East Ellijay to Annex 18 acres

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – With the Public Hearing and first reading in August, the city of East Ellijay is set to annex new property into the city. Totaling 18.66 acres, Mayor Mack West said the land is “part of the old Reece property.” It will convert from an Agricultural property to R1 – Residential as […]

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  • Gilmer Sheriff’s Office makes arrest on embezzlement

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest this week of a local resident on charges of embezzlement and theft. The suspect, Tiffany Baker, turned herself in according to the Sheriff’s Office Booking Report. The official list of charges on the booking report states three felony charges of Theft by […]

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  • Dallas Miller resigns from BOC


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – According to a release from the office of the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners, Post 1 Commissioner Dallas Miller is resigning from his position with the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners. The resignation will take effect on September 13, 2019. This means that he will be present for the county’s September meetings […]

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  • CTAE Local Plan and other Reports approved in August BOE

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Board of Education is moving forward with the first month of the new school year as they prepare last minute personnel, plans, and financial reports in the August Meeting. The board approved personnel but could still see another hire next month as Gilmer Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs said […]

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