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County’s economic picture looking brighter for 2015
9/2/2015

With a decreased property tax rollback rate, increased tax digest and improving funds from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), Gilmer County’s financial picture is much better than a year ago.
Ellijay Police charge two with theft from cars in town
9/2/2015

Ellijay Police charge two with theft from cars in town
Two suspects in reported break-ins and thefts from automobiles in town have been arrested by the Ellijay Police Department.
Two injured in wreck involving county truck
9/2/2015

Two injured in wreck involving county truck
A Gilmer County Road Department employee and the woman who rear-ended the truck he was driving were both injured in a wreck on Highway 515 North early Monday morning, authorities reported.
Warning signs mar entry to ball fields
9/2/2015

Warning signs mar entry to ball fields
First appearances are not always what they seem. After the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners approved a bid for sod at the Clear Creek ball fields, County Attorney David Clark told the commissioners they needed to visit the site and see the plethora of warning signs on the right side of the entranceway.
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Around The Community
 
Author, columnist Rich to speak at Christian Learning Center event
9/2/2015

Author, columnist Rich to speak at Christian Learning Center event
Author and speaker Ronda Rich, widely known for her syndicated column “Dixie Divas,” will be the keynote speaker at the Gilmer Christian Learning Center’s upcoming banquet.
Aging downtown water line to be replaced
9/2/2015

Aging downtown water line to be replaced
The first stage of a water line installation that will require boring under downtown Ellijay railroad tracks and the Cartecay River is expected to start “just after Labor Day,” according to the local water authority’s director.
Soaking up the sun
9/2/2015

Soaking up the sun
The first time planting a field of sunflowers was a charm for proprietors of the Simmons Farm, located off Old Highway 5 South.
Drinking water quality awarded
9/2/2015

Drinking water quality awarded
The 2015 Platinum Award, given by the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP), is the seventh straight annual commendation for the Cartecay Water Treatment Plant.
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Features
 
Positive attitude key for teen overcoming physical setback
9/2/2015

Positive attitude key for teen overcoming physical setback
Within three weeks of undergoing surgery to amputate his right foot, Nicholas Francek was playing soccer with the help of a walker. Now at the age of 14, the Gilmer County teen continues to exhibit a positive attitude and desire to not let the loss of his limb impact his quality of life.
Conasauga named Georgia’s first ‘outstanding’ river
9/2/2015

Georgia’s Board of Natural Resources passed a rule change Wednesday, Aug. 26, that designates the headwaters of the Conasauga River as Georgia’s first Outstanding National Resource Water (ONRW). The designation is the highest level of protection, identified in the Clean Water Act.
Bear spotted in neighborhood
9/2/2015

Bear spotted in neighborhood
Joyace Jones snapped this photo last week of a huge black bear that had just swum across Lake Paul off Old Highway 5 South near the intersection with Highway 382. 
Master Gardener projects impact local community
8/26/2015

Master Gardener projects impact local community
As a child, Carol Harris enjoyed growing plants on her windowsill. “I can’t remembering not gardening ... I’m an addict,” she laughed. Other members of Gilmer County’s Master Gardener Extension Volunteers have similar stories of nurturing a lifelong love of gardening.
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Sports
 
Gilmer survives Fannin, 29–26
9/2/2015

Gilmer survives Fannin, 29–26
The Fannin County Rebels were poised to defeat the Gilmer Bobcats for the first time on the gridiron since 2010. But Fannin’s 19-7 lead to begin the second half quickly dissipated as the Bobcats clawed back into the game by scoring 22 unanswered points before holding on for a 29-26 victory.
Lady Cats fly by Northwest, Southeast
9/2/2015

Lady Cats fly by Northwest, Southeast
After a pair of nonregion losses Aug. 22, the Gilmer Lady Cats were back in the win column last week. GHS hit the softball diamond for a pair of region games and crushed Southeast (7-1) and Northwest (8-0). The victories pushed the Cats’ record to 5-0 in region play and 9-2 overall.
GHS invades Rebel territory, wins tournament
9/2/2015

GHS invades Rebel territory, wins tournament
It was a dream week for the Gilmer Lady Cats volleyball team. They began last week by spoiling Dalton’s senior night festivities with  a three-game victory. Four days later, after the Bobcat football team defeated Fannin, the Lady Cats made the same trip and left as champions of the Rally on the Ridge tournament.
Changes aplenty for Bobcats
8/26/2015

Changes aplenty for Bobcats
Tremendous success followed by equally impressive upheaval has rarely been seen at Gilmer High School. But following a four-year football record of 32-12 and the resignation of former head coach Wes Tankersley, that is just what happened.
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