ELLIJAY, Ga. – The City of Ellijay is offering a few updates to its Fourth of July Celebration this year with an official start time and clarification on viewing.
According to Gilmer Chamber President/CEO Paige Hutto, the fireworks for this year’s celebration are starting at 8:45 p.m. As previously reported, they will be launched from the area behind Ellijay Elementary School. These details are very similar to previous years for the celebration.
However, other details are coming brand new this year. The city is trying to take steps forward this year as they attempt to improve awareness and marketing for the celebration in addition to providing options for citizens wishing to continue social distancing.
The Chamber has been updating citizens in that area. like their post last week about the fireworks display saying, “the awesome folks at the City of Ellijay are working out specifics on how to keep our citizens safe during the fireworks show.”
Hutto clarified that while meetings are being held over details for safety and viewing zones, they are not currently closing off areas. Hutto explained that the city is not trying to set places where you can or cannot watch from, but rather finding options for viewing to help the crowds spread out, and seeking ideas so that everyone can enjoy the show safely.
She confirmed that city officials have been talking about this event for some time and making decisions to provide for citizens and that the Chamber is dedicated to spreading any new details the city has as soon as they come available just as they did with the aforementioned post.
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 and even some of the county’s Commissioner Candidates were on hand to listen to these speeches. Though not all live in the city limits to be eligible to vote, business owners said they were present as they wanted to know what the city’s future, and therefore their businesses, hold.
The City Council Candidate Forum lasted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Each candidate was given 3 minutes to speak to citizens about their campaign. Afterwards, these candidates took time to speak personally with attendees in a “Mix & Mingle” format.
With one candidate absent, those present for the forum included incumbents Al Fuller and Katie Lancey and new candidates Jerry Baxter, Tom Crawford, Jerry Davis, Brent Defoor, Sandy Ott, Kevin Pritchett, and Brad Simmons. Charles Barclay was not present.
However, this forum isn’t the only stop this week on the campaign trail as FYN spotted candidates at the 2019 Chili Challenge speaking to citizens and enjoying the event. And with five days left until Election day, the candidates are working harder than ever trying to get last minute moments with voters. This year’s election format could see five completely new candidates on the council. With the previous withdrawal of candidate Lynelle Reece Stewart, there will definitely be, at least, three new faces to the council next year.
For citizens of Ellijay, Tuesday will be very busy as they not only vote for the newest Ellijay City Council but, as citizens of the county as well, also for their new Post 1 Commissioner to fill in the remainder of Dallas Miller’s term on the Board of Commissioners.
Karla and BKP are at the Gilmer County Library! Karla discusses the upcoming events in the county and talks about all of the holidays that are celebrated this week.
Karla and BKP discuss fun activities to do when leaving Gilmer County. Braves games, Amicalola State Park and Fort Mountain State Park are great options for a fun family day!
Karla and BKP discuss the upcoming events in Gilmer County!
There is so much to do in Ellijay in the coming days and weeks that you’re crazy if you can’t find something to do! Head over to the Gilmer Chamber website to check their Calendar of Events and see what you can get into!
Karla and BKP go over the different events happening in the county.
Karla and Brian talk about the opening of the new downtown Welcome Center and discuss different events happening in our local area!
Karla and BKP discuss the brand new Welcome Center and St. Petrick’s Day
Karla and BKP announce all of the upcoming events in the area and talk about Valentine’s Day!
Karla discusses the upcoming events happening in our area!
Karla and BKP discuss their resolutions and the local events coming up as 2018 winds down.
Karla and BKP discuss the upcoming events in the county!
Karla and Brian look back on the successful meeting from last week, talk about the award winners, and go over a few events that are upcoming.