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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.
'Savannah?Disputation' coming to Gilmer Arts
8/26/2015

What happens when people of long-standing faith are confronted with questions they cannot answer? For many, they have a “pat” answer and will move away from the conversation. But what if this happens with someone at your front door?
Summer showers adding up
8/26/2015

Summer showers adding up
Mother Nature has been playing catch-up the last few weeks with rounds of sporadic summer showers bringing needed rainfall across the county.
Local veteran played part in special motorcycle tag legislation
8/26/2015

Local veteran played part in special motorcycle tag legislation
A Gilmer County man who served his country during the Vietnam era is happy a bill that approves commemorative motorcycle tags for Georgia veterans made it through the 2015 legislative session.
Wheelchair-bound teen feeds appetite for adventure on Cartecay River
8/19/2015

Wheelchair-bound teen feeds appetite for adventure on Cartecay River
William Blakely has not let a diagnosis of cerebral palsy keep him from pursuing a life of adventure. Although he spends the bulk of his time in a wheelchair, the 16-year-old Gwinnett County resident has been scuba-diving, hang-gliding and rock climbing.
North Georgia residents reach out to Jamaican churches
8/19/2015

North Georgia residents reach out to Jamaican churches
As he welcomed an American mission team to Jamaica in mid-July, Pastor Denzil Jack predicted, “Before the week ends, you will not be the same.”
Christian Learning Center offers first class for middle schoolers
8/12/2015

Christian Learning Center offers first class for middle schoolers
For 30 years, the Gilmer Christian Learning Center has impacted public high school students through Bible-based classes and now it’s opening its doors to sixth-graders as well.
Fair was fun for all ages
8/12/2015

Fair was fun for all ages
The Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds came alive with attractions, lights and food Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 9, during the annual Gilmer County Fair. 
Demolition begins at playhouse site
8/12/2015

Demolition begins at playhouse site
Demolition work began last weekend inside the 1940s-era Dalton?Street building that will house the George Link?Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse. 
Halftime show to feature Beatles classics
8/5/2015

Halftime show to feature Beatles classics
The British Invasion is coming to Huff-Mosley Memorial Stadium this fall as the Gilmer High School Marching Band highlights the music of The Beatles for its 2015 halftime show.
Mr. P’s pleases with cobbler recipe
8/5/2015

Mr. P’s pleases with cobbler recipe
A local take-out food spot known for its savory Paradise Burger also makes a mean apple cobbler.
Water board hears about system model, anti-flouride letter
8/5/2015

Board members and representatives of the Ellijay-Gilmer County?Water and Sewerage Authority (EGCWSA) learned about how a hydraulic system model will benefit the city-county water provider while hearing comments from a local man committed to  the discontinuation of fluoridated drinking water Monday, July 27.
Camp Craddock succeeds in ‘edu-taining’ Gilmer children
8/5/2015

Camp Craddock succeeds in ‘edu-taining’ Gilmer children
As summer vacation came to an end, The Craddock Center completed its final week of Camp Craddock, a free summer enrichment program full of songs, stories, arts and crafts and games. Since June 1, The Craddock Center delivered “happy & hope” to more than 330 children by hosting camp at five different residential sites and the Gilmer Community Food Pantry.
Gilmer Arts announces acts for upcoming B.E.S.T. Series
7/28/2015

Gilmer Arts announces acts for upcoming B.E.S.T. Series
A tribute to two of pop music’s most enduring “piano men,” an evening of traditional Scots-Irish tunes, a troupe of acrobatic violinists and a dramatic stage salute to a country music icon will highlight the 2015-16 B.E.S.T. (Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent) Series presented by Gilmer Arts.
Pillowcase Project teaches Boys and Girls Club kids to ‘practice being safe’
7/28/2015

Pillowcase Project teaches Boys and Girls Club kids to ‘practice being safe’
Kids at Gilmer County’s Boys & Girls Club were challenged to “learn, practice and share” during a recent disaster preparedness presentation.
Library panel with former NFL lineman helps kick off Bobcat football season
7/22/2015

Library panel with former NFL lineman helps kick off Bobcat football season
Pull out your favorite Bobcats T-shirt, dust off your pom-poms and come out for an evening of football stories and information about the upcoming high school season during a presentation at the Gilmer County Library Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m.
New Rotary Club officers installed
7/22/2015

New Rotary Club officers installed
The Gilmer County Rotary Club installed new officers during its annual meeting at the ETC Pavilion. 
Local?Scouts, residents part of Appalachian Trail improvement project
7/22/2015

Local?Scouts, residents part of Appalachian Trail improvement project
The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club and the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America proudly announces a successful inauguration of a joint venture in service for the maintenance of the Appalachian Trail between the Appalachian Trail Conservatory (ATC), the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC), and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  
Camp Craddock, Story Express bring joy to Gilmer neighborhoods
7/15/2015

Camp Craddock, Story Express bring joy to Gilmer neighborhoods
The Craddock Center is living up to its motto — “Happy and hope. We deliver.” Throughout the summer, the Cherry Log-based nonprofit has been bringing free summer camp activities to area children through a program called Camp Craddock.
Building fairy gardens
7/15/2015

Building fairy gardens
The Gilmer County Master Gardeners hosted a craft activity at the local library Wednesday, July 8, at which participants planted small fairy gardens in plastic bowls. The Master Gardeners will host another free craft activity Wednesday, July 15, 3 p.m., at the Gilmer County Library.
 
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