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Beamon gets prison in bank fraud case
5/14/2015

The former vice president of Appalachian Community Bank in Ellijay has been sentenced to three years and six months in federal prison for defrauding the bank and forcing it into receivership in 2010.
Bond refinancing improves to $1.4 million in savings
5/14/2015

Because of fluctuating interest rates, the county came out better than expected when it agreed to refinance $22.9 million of 2007 General Obligation bonds last month.
BOC moves to save $1.3M on bond refinancing
4/30/2015

In two broad actions, the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners voted to approve refinancing nearly $23 million in 2007 General Obligation bonds and to connect the county detention center to the county sewer system.
Trapped black bear busts out of garage
4/30/2015

Trapped black bear busts out of garage
Teresa Ariail inadvertently drew a bear into her garage by doing something she hadn’t done in three decades.
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Around The Community
 
Playground city built by MVE students
5/15/2015

Playground city built by MVE students
Second graders at Mountain View Elementary are carrying on an imaginative tradition. In the early 1900s, children in Yuma, Ariz., turned an arid, vacant lot into a playground for creativity. Using rocks, old boxes, pebbles, desert glass and a lot of imagination, they created a make-believe city called Roxaboxen.
Miss Judy has left the building
5/15/2015

Miss Judy has left the building
It’s impossible to count all the children Judy Griggs read to during 30 years as an employee of the Gilmer County Library, but that number has to be somewhere in the thousands.
Over 2,000 attend Chamber’s second Apple Blossom Fest
5/5/2015

Over 2,000 attend Chamber’s second Apple Blossom Fest
The second annual Georgia Apple Blossom Festival is “all about the local,” according to Karla Haege, event organizer and Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce marketing and communications coordinator.
Library program to spotlight local beekeeper
4/30/2015

Library program to spotlight local beekeeper
Mary Lou Blohm said she’s always enjoyed being a nurturer, and after her kids grew up and left home, they gave her two beehives for Mother’s Day to help fill her empty nest.
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Features
 
Nursing home hosts second annual art show for kids
5/15/2015

Nursing home hosts second annual art show for kids
Residents of Gilmer Nursing Home recently had the chance to study and applaud the creativity of local students.
Local letter carriers to help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’
4/30/2015

Local letter carriers to help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’
Mail carriers are used to bringing heavy packages to customers’ boxes. That’s just part of the job. But, one day a year, thousands of them volunteer to carry heavy loads back from their routes in an effort to feed people in their own communities.
Garden Club plant sale May 9
4/30/2015

Garden Club plant sale May 9
The Garden Club of Ellijay is hosting its 15th annual plant sale Mother’s Day weekend.
HGTV footage shot in downtown Ellijay
4/30/2015

HGTV footage shot in downtown Ellijay
HGTV is currently filming for its home giveaway show Urban Oasis 2015, which will highlight a home in Asheville, N.C., that can be won in an August sweepstakes.
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Sports
 
Gilmer alumni hold on for 8-0 win
5/14/2015

Gilmer alumni hold on for 8-0 win
The fanfare may not have been as grand, and there were fewer players on each roster, but it did little to dampen the spirits of the Gilmer Bobcat alumni football players.
Bobcats off and running after shaky start
5/14/2015

Bobcats off and running after shaky start
The Gilmer Bobcats hit the field last Tuesday for the opening week of spring football practice under first-year head coach Zach Grage.
Cantrell, Bentley head to state meet
5/14/2015

Cantrell, Bentley head to state meet
Junior Lauren Bentley and sophomore Karla Cantrell represented Gilmer High School at last week’s Georgia Track Championships at Monroe High School in Albany.
GHS qualifies 4 for state track meet
5/5/2015

Four Gilmer High School athletes will continue their track and field seasons.
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