Bailey Teague is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Lady Cats!
Teague, a senior, scored a game-high 21 points in a narrow, 61-59 loss at Murphy on Thursday, Dec. 5, from the point guard position.
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, Teague was second on the team with nine points in a big Region 6-4A victory against Southeast Whitfield County. The Lady Cats (4-2, 1-0) won the game 57-41, with Teague handling the distribution responsibilities from the point.
For her efforts this week, Bailey Teague is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Lady Cats!
Cade Carter is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Bobcats!
Carter put forth incredible effort last week, pulling down double-digit rebounds and scoring double-digits points in two wins for Gilmer.
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, Carter scored 16 points as the Bobcats took down Region 6-4A opponent Southeast Whitfield Co. 68-55 in Ellijay.
Carter followed that with 14 points and double-digit rebounds in a big, non-conference win at Murphy on Thursday, Dec. 5, in Murphy.
Carter came to play over the week on defense, providing great inside presence for the Bobcats in the two wins. The sophomore is off to a strong start as the strongest post player for Gilmer, which is 5-1 overall this season.
For his efforts, Carter is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Bobcats!
With four Bobcats in double-digit scoring, the Gilmer boys basketball team managed to fend off the home-team Murphy Bulldogs and earn the 58-52 win on the road Thursday, Dec. 5.
Gilmer (4-1, 1-0 Region 6-4A) was led by junior Braden Jenkins, who scored 16 points, including sixth in the fourth on a made basket and 4-of-5 shooting from the free-throw line.
Jenkins was followed by sophomores Lewis Mulkey and Cade Carter, who scored 14 points each in the win. Mulkey came on strong in the fourth, scoring 10 of his points to keep the Bobcats in the lead.
Junior Brady Sanford added 13 points in the victory for Gilmer.
Luke Wimpey hit a free throw to round out the scoring for the Bobcats.
Gilmer took a 14-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the home team Bulldogs poured in 21 points in the second to take a 30-28 lead into the break.
The Gilmer defense came to work in the third quarter, pressing full-court and forcing several turnover while limiting the Bulldogs to just five points in the period.
The two teams traded baskets and fouls in the fourth as the game turned physical. The Bobcats managed to keep the Bulldogs just out of contention late as they pulled away for the six-point win.
Gilmer is off this weekend. The Bobcats next take the floor for a home game against region-foe Heritage beginning at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10.
After that, the team visits Ridgeland for another Region 6-4A game Friday, Dec. 13, beginning at 8:30 p.m.
ELLIJAY, Ga. – Gilmer County is not taking the final month of 2019 easy as published agendas for next week highlight action to be taken on the possibility of a TSPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) in Gilmer alongside other issues with board and authority appointments, a leftover concrete bid not awarded in November, updates on the 2020 Road Paving List, and 10 zoning requests among other items on the long agenda.
As stated in previous months and special called meetings, the TSPLOST proposal will be a five-year tax similar to SPLOST. However, the TSPLOST will be dedicated to Gilmer transportation needs specifically. This could be usable for equipment purchases, paving, maintenance, and even road crew salary.
Although support was high in the Roads and Bridges Town Hall meetings, others are voicing concerns over another tax added to the county. As opposed to additional millage on property taxes, this TSPLOST would be another one-cent tax added to purchases in the county.
Discussion will be held at both meetings along with opportunities during the “Citizens Wishing to Speak” sections of those meetings. The work session will be held Wednesday, December 11 at 9 a.m., and the regular meeting will be held Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m.
Along the same topic of roads, the commissioners are set to discuss next year’s paving plans including the 2020 Road Paving list, setting exactly which roads will be covered under the LMIG (Local Maintenance Improvement Grant) and county funding for the year.
Additionally, the monthly update and discussion on the county pool could highlight costs as the county is pursuing bids for demolition of the old pool and preparation for its use as the new pool’s location.
The Gilmer girls basketball team saw an eight-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter in a narrow, 61-59 loss at Murphy on Thursday, Dec. 5. The game was the home and season opener for Murphy, but the Lady Cats threatened to spoil that all night long.
Despite leading for the majority of the second half, the Lady Cats (4-2, 1-0 Region 6-4A) couldn’t withstand a furious comeback from the Lady Bulldogs (1-0) in the final frame.
Senior point guard Bailey Teague scored a game-high 21 points in the loss, including scoring 11 of the team’s 17 first-quarter points.
Gilmer took the early 9-2 lead in the first, but Murphy evened the score at 17 each heading into the second quarter.
The Lady Cats managed just 10 points in the second quarter, including four from Teague, while Murphy managed to put up 11 and take the 28-27 lead into halftime.
Led by six points from junior Emma Callihan, Gilmer exploded for 19 in the third quarter to take a 46-40 lead with a quarter to play.
Sophomore Elly Callihan scored six in the final frame, while junior Hope Colwell added five. The Lady Cats led by as many as eight in the fourth, but the Lady Bulldogs came storming back with less than four minutes to play to earn the two-point win in their season opener.
Elly Callihan finished with 13 points, while Colwell, Emma Callihan, and senior Jalynn Ledford each scored eight in the loss.
Junior Jasmine Staley added a made free throw in the second quarter to round out the scoring for the Lady Cats.
Gilmer has the weekend off and next plays Heritage for a Region 6-4A game Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Ellijay. That game is set to begin at 6 p.m.
After that, the team goes on the road to visit region-foe Ridgeland on Friday, Dec. 13, with a tip-off time slated for 7 p.m.
ELLIJAY, Ga. – Owners of North Georgia Diamond in Gilmer County have confirmed a break-in and theft occurred in their showroom last night, December 4, 2019.
According to a statement by North Georgia Diamond, the business is already beginning to recover and are looking to return to business this weekend.
So far, East Ellijay Police, Gilmer’s Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) have all been reported to be involved in the investigation. FYN has reached out to these agencies for comment and is awaiting a response.
Additionally, North Georgia Diamond has confirmed that with the break-in happening overnight, no injuries came from the incident. However, there was damage to the building and equipment.
With the investigation ongoing, North Georgia Diamond released a statement saying, “Nobody got hurt and we will get through this. Thanks to all of the law enforcement personnel that have been on the seen this morning. East Ellijay PD, Gilmer County Sheriffs Office, GBI, and anyone else I am leaving out. They are the best. Stay tuned for more info as to when we can get back up and running. We have a wonderful community and we will have a Merry Christmas.”
ELLIJAY, Ga. – Business owners and downtown merchants are being a little more cautious this holiday season as Ellijay is falling under similar situations as so many across the country this season with scam artists.
Laura Thomas, the owner of Green Willow Soap in Downtown Ellijay, has been reporting and raising awareness of a specific scam artist that visited her shop this week. Thomas says that the older-looking woman entered her store complaining that she had lost her atm card and couldn’t access her money in the bank.
According to her story that she told, the woman had also not eaten lately nor had anywhere to sleep the night before. Thomas stated, “I told her that I would call the police to help her. The tears stopped, sobbing stopped, and she all but ran out of my store and up the sidewalk.
Thomas told FYN that as she followed the lady, continuing to ask her to wait for the police, the lady entered a vehicle with a Bartow County License plate.
However, Green Willow Soap is not the only one reporting this scam. Allegedly, similar situations have occurred at the downtown barbershop and other businesses. Marcelle Lowry of the barbershop told FYN that the barbershop had given the lady $20 before she had gone into Green Willow Soap. Lowry then followed with Thomas as they were asking that she wait for the police. Lowry said she kept crying as she was in the shop, but she did not appear to have any tears on her face.
Additionally, as Thomas originally went to social media to share the experience, numerous people have come forth saying they have helped the lady as well or given rides. Allegations continue to say that others have seen her in Cartersville and Canton as well.
In a season focused on sharing and giving gifts, many also take time to also share and help those in need. However, it seems that more and more lately, others continue to take advantage of this season in attempts to prey on those who would help others with scams like this. Citizens and local business owners continue to share these stories to help each other avoid these scams and learn from the situations.