• St. Petrick’s Day Celebration March 19th

    Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and our love of our pets combine in downtown Ellijay this Saturday. The annual “St. Petrick’s Day” activities begin with a pet parade, lining up at City Hall from noon to 1 p.m. and a Blessing of the Pets just before 1. After the parade down North Main, around the […]

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  • Governor Deal Declares State of Emergency in North Georgia

    Following heavy rains, thunderstorms, and flooding Georgia Governor has declared a State of Emergency in three counties in north Georgia, Fannin,  Pickens,  and Gilmer Counties. More severe weather is in the forecast for Christmas day.  Governor Deal has stated they will continue to monitor the situation.  Additional counties may be added.

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  • Heavy Rains Bring Flooding in North Georgia on Christmas Eve

    Heavy rains and thunderstorms throughout the night caused flooding in multiple areas in North Georgia.  Rains and thunderstorms were steady throughout the night and into the morning with another round expected later today, Christmas Eve 2015. [cincopa AQFAdId_6Ccu] Reports and photos coming in show areas in Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens Counties where flood waters are […]

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  • Donations! Where Does Your Money Go?

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  It is also one of the most giving times as well.  People open their hearts and their wallets to help worthy causes and most are legit.   When making a decision on which charity to donate to, most people consider the “efficiency” of the organization.  What percentage of […]

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  • License Plate Scanners – Are you Being Tracked?

    In an ever changing, fast paced world of electronics new technology becomes available all the time.  A recent topic raised at a City Council Meeting in Blue Ridge, GA made us look a little closer at one device used by police officers. Item # 14 on the agenda listed a highway safety project presented by […]

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  • No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

      Pet Safety Tips Brought to you by: Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for […]

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  • Halloween Health and Safety Tips

    Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for […]

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  • Deal announces Court of Appeals appointments

    October 29, 2015 Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of the Honorable Amanda H. Mercier, the Honorable Nels S.D. Peterson and the Honorable Brian M. Rickman to the Georgia Court of Appeals. These new Judgeships were created by the passage of HB 279 during the 2015 legislative session. The terms of the new judges […]

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  • Commercial Gambling Search Warrants across Georgia

    Commercial Gambling Search Warrants across Georgia Macon, GA. – On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with local law enforcement agencies across the State, and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue executed sixteen (16) search warrants in Troup, Houston, Bibb, Chatham, Terrell, and Henry […]

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  • Freedom of Speech vs Platform to Insult

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for…. If you are a U.S. citizen you have the right to voice your opinion.  There are many ways to do so, with words or your actions.  Civil Rights law describes, “Speech” as all kinds of expression.  However the United States Constitution, and the way the it’s been applied by courts, […]

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  • Ashley Madison Account Held by Pickens County Government Employee

    Recently personal data from the adultery website Ashley Madison has been posted on the web, exposing names, email addresses, and phone numbers among other information, for approximately 37 million members of the website.  The data dump has been released about one month after the website’s parent company, Avid Life Media, confirmed there was a “criminal intrusion” […]

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