• Judicial Order closes Courts in the Appalachian District

    Judicial Order, Brenda Weaver, Chief Judge, Judge,

    GILMER, Ga. – An order declaring a Judicial Emergency has been released from Chief Judge Brenda Weaver was filed today in Gilmer County regarding civil and/or criminal court proceedings in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit (Gilmer, Fannin, Pickens counties). The order states, “The nature of this emergency is the continued transmission of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 throughout the […]

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  • School closed in Gilmer in face of Coronavirus

    Gilmer BOE 2019, school closed

    GILMER, Ga. – According to a release from Gilmer County Schools, the system will shut down with school closed next week in the fallout from information and concerns over the Coronavirus in the county. According to a public release from Gilmer County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs, the closure will last from Monday, March 16, […]

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  • St. Petrick’s Day event cancelled due to concerns over health


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Posted to their social media site, those in charge of this weekend’s St. Petrick’s Day Celebration have opted to cancel the event in the face of rising concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Their statement said, “At the advice of local authorities and due to concerns over the CORVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) the 2020 […]

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  • Gilmer Schools addresses Coronavirus concerns

    GMP, Coronavirus

    GILMER, Ga. – Amid concerns from a positive case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Canton, Georgia, and responses of a possible exposure in Pickens, Gilmer County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs answered concerns today with a statement about Gilmer’s preparations. The school system has established health safety protocols already in place but Downs addressed the […]

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  • Sharla Davis announces campaign for Tax Commissioner

    Sharla Davis

    My name is Sharla Davis and I am campaigning for position of Tax Commissioner for Gilmer County. I have lived in Georgia for 45 of my 48 years. Five of those years have been here in Gilmer County. My husband and I consider our move here to be one of the best decisions we’ve made….besides […]

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  • Gilmer approves GMP for Clear Creek Elementary

    GMP, Coronavirus

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – In a special called meeting in March, the Gilmer Board of Education approved their Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for Clear Creek Elementary School with Charles Black Construction Company. The GMP is set at $15,910,671. The project is set to begin this spring as reported from the BOE’s February Meeting. According to reports, […]

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  • Candidate qualifying for Gilmer’s 2020 elections


    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer is moving further along the path of its 2020 elections as candidates will be qualifying this week for available positions. According to Gilmer County Probate Court representative, the following people have qualified for these positions. FYN will update this list each day until qualifying ends later this week. UPDATE: This is […]

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  • Special meeting sees Second Amendment wording revision

    Second Amendment, Officials

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – A change in the Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution and lighting on the tennis courts were only part of a Special Called March meeting that also saw an update to county’s pool design. A small change in the Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution in Gilmer County saw a small group of people attend the […]

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  • Michael Parham Announces His Candidacy for Chief Magistrate of Gilmer County

    Michael Parham

    Michael Parham, Former Circuit Public Defender for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit, Announces His Candidacy for Chief Magistrate of Gilmer County. Michael and Margaret have lived in Gilmer County since 1984. After graduating from law school while serving as an assistant minister at an Atlanta area church, Michael was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia […]

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  • Pool design changes again with approval to begin bidding

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer’s pool has undergone another edit in the weeks since the last meeting where the design was debated at length. While the last meeting ended with no actual approved design, certain topics were presented as priorities in the pool by citizens and organizations and some of the aspects were left to be […]

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  • Doug Pritchett Announces Run for Board of Education

    Doug Pritchett

    Doug Pritchett has announced his bid for the Board of Education Post 3 seat. Pritchett has served on the Board of Education since January 2019. In his announcement Pritchett stated “he would continue to be an advocate for all of our students in the Gilmer County School System. I will work with our Superintendent and […]

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  • Incident near Clear Creek results in Felony Charge

    EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office has released the arrest record including a felony charge for yesterdays incident near Clear Creek Middle School. Mary Elaine Newberry, 59, was described as a disgruntled employee by Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs in a statement where she gave credit to a quick response from the School […]

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  • Clear Creek Middle School under lockdown

    CCMS Clear Creek Middle

    UPDATE: New information from Gilmer Schools Superintendent Dr. Shanna Downs has confirmed a firearm was involved with the incident at Clear Creek. According to reports, several transportation employees detained the individual until help could arrive. Dr. Downs stated, “The School Resource Officer from the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) stationed at Clear Creek Middle School […]

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  • Reality Day still needing volunteers for 7th year

    Sophomores from GHS prepare for Reality Day with friends at the Ellijay Civic Center.

    ELLIJAY, Ga. – With just over a month until one of Gilmer High School’s two annual “real world” events,  volunteers are still needed for the annual Reality Day. This event delves deeper into budgets and finances for students in 10th Grade at the high school as they go through the process of budgeting a set […]

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