• Commissioner Parker sworn-in

    Parker Sworn-in Nov 14 2019

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – After last week’s Post 1 Commissioner election results, a quick turn around after the state’s verification of the results saw election winner Hubert Parker sworn-in today as Gilmer County’s newest Post 1 Commissioner. With the resignation of former commissioner Dallas Miller, the special election was drawn in quickly for the November ballots. […]

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  • REACH signing in Gilmer

    REACH Signing 2019

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Five new inductees have joined the Gilmer County REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) program this week with the official REACH Signing Ceremony on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The ceremony was hosted at Clear Creek Middle School’s media center with special guests Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston and Brad […]

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  • Honoring Veterans Day

    Veterans Day

    “My dear, just make it home, and then we will take care of you…” A mother speaks to her young daughter serving overseas in the military during the war. A simple phrase that offered so much comfort according to this woman. We, as a country, have failed in the past. With stories of soldiers being […]

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  • ACCG weighs in on Carters Lake and Corps of Engineers

    Carters Lake ACCG Mike

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Continuing the conversation about the county’s future with Carters Lake, the Gilmer Board of Commissioners hosted a representative from ACCG (Association of County Commissioners in Georgia) to speak on other counties involved in the process of taking control and responsibility for lakeside recreation areas from the Corps of Engineers. Mike O’Quinn, the […]

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  • Budget talks consider smaller contingency fund

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Moving closer to the November meetings of the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners, a special called meeting this week revealed that budget cuts are not yet completed. Commission Chairman Charlie Paris said in the meeting that he has gone over the budget numerous times and cut everywhere he thinks he can. As […]

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  • Gilmer County’s 2019 Election Results

    Election Results

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer County’s 2019 Election Results are rolling in tonight, November 5, 2019, as citizens elect a replacement Post 1 Commissioner for the vacancy left by Dallas Miller’s Resignation last month as well as a new Ellijay City Council. This article will continued to be updated throughout the night until final results come […]

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  • Gilmer School Buses affected by recall

    Bus Recall

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs has confirmed that they have been affected by a bus recall on Thomas Built Buses. Downs stated that 17 of system’s 78 buses (21.79 percent) have been affected by the recall and are awaiting a field repair saying that the current understanding is “Thomas Bus […]

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  • Ellijay City Council Candidate Forum heralds coming election day

    Ellijay City Council Candidate Forum

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer Chamber hosted their 2019 Ellijay City Council Candidate Forum this week, and with only five days to election day, the final stretch of the race is still seeing the candidates working hard for votes in the city. However, its not just the voters watching this election as local business owners […]

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