• River Park changes continue with county and Georgia Power

    The completed playground equipment at River Park is officially opened after today's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, park

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – River Park in Ellijay has been uplifted and changed numerous times with upgrades over recent years, from the massive facelift to the playgrounds to upgrades to the walking path and ballfield relocations. Those changes are continuing this summer as previously approved projects are continuing their progress towards completion. One of those projects […]

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  • Chamber cancels Taste of Ellijay

    The Gilmer Chamber has confirmed cancellation of the May “Taste of Ellijay” event this week after an email was sent out with information on the decision. According to the Chamber, “This was not a quick or easy decision to make. Taste of Ellijay is a favorite event for locals, visitors, and restaurants alike.” Statewide staffing […]

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  • GTC confirms 515 alternate path to Boardtown road project


    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – An official statement from the Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) today has given relief to the Boardtown road community, through Highway 515, who have been vocally opposing the major project’s plans to build on the road. The community and its leaders often stated that they supported the project and agreed with it […]

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  • GBI updates investigation with evidence and one connected arrest

    Sheriff's, Arrested, arrest

    CHERRY LOG, Ga. – The GBI has announced the seizure of two vehicles in relation to the murder of Rossana Delgado alongside an arrest. “A white Ford F150 and white Buick Regal belonging to two of the five suspects in the murder of Rossana Delgado and Delgado’s red Ford Focus have been recovered.  All three […]

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  • GBI searches for new person of interest in Delgado murder

    person of interest

    CHERRY LOG, Ga. – Today the GBI released a video pointing out a specific person of interest that they are searching for. The GBI is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the woman in this video. According to the GBI’s Press Release, the woman is one of the last people to interact with […]

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  • Missing Mother of two discovered in Cherry Log murder

    Rossana Delgado

    GILMER, Ga – Last seen in Doraville, Georgia, on April 17, Rossana Delgado was discovered as the victim of a murder in Cherry Log on April 20, 2021. The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Department continued investigations and offered a report on the activity clarifying, “We DO NOT feel that there is a current threat to our […]

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  • Watkins announces final term in Board of Education

    Gilmer, BOE, calendar, Watkins

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Referencing the recent dissension over the school’s 2021-2022 calendar, board member and current Chairman Ronald Watkins said he has caught major backlash over the issue. Watkins announced in the BOE’s public comments session this month that he will not be running again in the coming elections. Dealing with much of the […]

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  • GBI releases photo of 5th suspect in Delgado murder


    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has released a photo of the fifth suspect mentioned in their former release. Along with this comes their request for the public’s assistance with identifying the fifth suspect. Suspected in part of the murder of Rossana Delgado, these pictures were given with the request that […]

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  • BOE names Kim Cagle as Interim Superintendent

    delay, Cagle

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – As the Board begins its search for a new Superintendent, they officially named Kim Cagle as the county’s Interim Superintendent. Cagle is currently Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in Gilmer Schools. She will step into the role of Interim Superintendent on May 28, 2021, the final day for current Superintendent Dr. […]

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  • Gilmer BOE takes first steps in new Superintendent Search


    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – With official approval having come on April 15, 2021, in their monthly meeting, the Gilmer County Board of Education has begun its search for the next Superintendent with King-Cooper and Associates search firm. With a press release, Gilmer Schools made a statement about the search saying that they would accept applications […]

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  • County Advertises Version 9 with a look to further changes later

    Gilmer County BOC, Intergovernmental Agreement, session, Meeting, Board

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – After months of debate, revisits, revisions, and deliberations, the Board of Commissioners is advertising its Land Development Ordinance changes as proposed in Version 9 for the county. Citizens are now able to see what the final document could look like if approved in both May and June. After the months of preparation […]

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  • Favorito speaks on election ballots court case in Henry County

    The day after the Henry County, Georgia, trial over election ballots, Founder of VoterGa.org Garland Favorito spoke in an interview about the case, current elections, and the process to achieve voter integrity. A 20-year-veteran of elections and voter integrity since the rise of paperless “DRE” (direct recording electronic) voting machines, Garland Favorito has pushed heavily […]

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  • Chamber says Taste of Ellijay will happen

    Taste of Ellijay

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – An official permit has been submitted to the City of Ellijay, according to Jennifer Grimmer, President and CEO of the Gilmer Chamber, who said today that the Taste of Ellijay is happening this year. The Chamber has been plagued by cancellations of their major events over the past year since the first […]

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  • Road damages total $350,000 from March’s storm devastation

    Second Amendment, Officials, threat, road

    GILMER COUNTY, Ga. – The “third worst storm” in recent history is what Public Works Director Jim Smith called the surge in late March. Smith noted a “preliminary damage report” saying that totals are estimated between $300,000 and $350,000 for road and public works repairs and cleanup. However, that is the preliminary estimate offered to […]

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  • Development Ordinance Ninth Version to be discussed this week

    cleaning, Ordinance

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With the county’s April meetings coming this week, discussion and debate is continuing as the Land Use Ordinance change is in its Ninth Version for the county. The Board of Commissioners keep revisiting the document with new changes as citizens continue debating and questioning certain aspects of the changes. Most recently, debates […]

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  • Superintendent Downs Resigns at Gilmer Board of Education


    East Ellijay, Ga. – A special called meeting of the Gilmer Board of Education was silenced as the personnel section, the only item on the meeting’s agenda, saw Gilmer’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Shanna Downs recommend a motion to “accept the Superintendent’s resignation.” The meeting room was silent as no board member made a motion […]

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