Information & Updates from Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office

  • ***TRAVEL ALERT - South Main bridge between Legion Rd. And Tim-Buk-Tu is being shut down for repair. Please use alternate route until further notice. 11:20am #gilmersheriff

    22 hours ago

  • Male yellow lab missing since Thursday night from the Cartecay area. Was wearing red color, name is Jr. He's older, belongs to my son. Disappeared when let outside to potty. Diamond Lure Road is where he lives. #gilmersheriff #GCSOmissingpets

    Male yellow lab missing since Thursday night from the Cartecay area. Was wearing red color, name is Jr. He's older, belongs to my son. Disappeared when let outside to potty. Diamond Lure Road is where he lives.

#gilmersheriff 
#GCSOmissingpets

    August 19

  • ***TRAVEL ALERT - Old Hwy South @ Warlick Circle is closed both directions at this time due to a motorcycle accident. 2:05am #gilmersheriff

    August 19

  • ***FYI For the first time in nearly 100 years, the sun, Earth and moon will align for a total solar eclipse that will sweep the nation on Aug. 21. In Ellijay, Ga, you will be able to see the total eclipse for 40 seconds at 2:39 p.m. During this event, Gilmer County and City Public Safety entities are planning for thousands of visitors into the Gilmer County area for Eclipse Weekend. With the influx of visitors comes increase in vehicles on the roadways, resulting in traffic congestion leading up to the eclipse as people arrive early to obtain a vantage point and as the visitors return home following the event. Expect nearly everything to be above capacity. Residents, businesses and visitors should all be prepared for this historic event by keeping safety in mind. Sunglasses do not offer adequate protection. NASA recommends that people who plan to view the eclipse check the safety authenticity of their solar eclipse glasses to ensure they meet the following criteria: • Have certification information with a designated ISO 12312-2 international standard; • Have the manufacturer’s name and address printed somewhere on the glasses; • Not be older than three years or have scratched or wrinkled lenses; and • Not be homemade filters or sunglasses For more information on viewing safety or for a list of manufacturers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard, visit: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety. NEVER look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun with the naked eye, or through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars or other optical device. Inspect your solar eclipse glasses before using them. If they are scratched or damaged, discard them immediately. Be sure to read and follow the instructions printed on the package. Children using eclipse glasses or any other solar filters should be supervised carefully. We encourage all local residents to get their fuel, medications and groceries prior to Friday, Aug. 18, as we are expecting heavy traffic during and after this event. We also recommend staying in and avoiding traveling as much as possible due to the increase of traffic during this event. During this event, we are hoping all response delays will be minimal, but we do want the public to keep in mind there could be unavoidable delays. Make sure to only dial 911 in a true emergency. For all non-emergency calls, contact the Gilmer County 911 Dispatch non-emergency line at (706) 635-8911. For more details during the event can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/Gilmer-County-Public-Safety-322555931107003/ https://www.facebook.com/gilmersheriff/ https://www.facebook.com/Ellijay-Fire-Department-963298613689680/ https://www.facebook.com/ellijaypolice/ https://www.facebook.com/East-Ellijay-Police-Department-1598738440370300/ #gilmersheriff

    Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's te...

    Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's te...

    August 17

  • #gilmersheriff

    For the safety of our employees during the solar eclipse, Gilmer County Courthouse will close at noon on Monday, August 21st. This will include the convenience centers and all nonessential personnel.

    For the safety of our employees during the solar eclipse, Gilmer County Courthouse will close at noon on Monday, August 21st. This will include the convenience centers and all nonessential personnel.

    August 17

  • ***TRAVEL ALERT - Motor vehicle accident on Boardtown Rd. in the area of Lucius Rd. with injuries reported. Life flight will be landing in the area of Boardtown and Bushyhead Rd. The roadway is shut down at this time. 2:18pm #gilmersheriff

    August 17

  • ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint effort nets Gilmer's largest methamphetamine bust In a joint effort by the Gilmer County Sheriff's Office, Zell Miller Mtn Parkway Drug Task Force, the Ga Dept of Community Supervision (Probation/Parole) and Pre-trial probation officer Larry Clemmons, officers netted the largest Methamphetamine bust in Gilmer history. On Wednesday, August 9, information during an investigation led officers to a residence on the upper end of Big Creek Rd where Joey David Abernathy resided. During a search of the residence, a "kilo" (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine was discovered. Abernathy was taken into custody for Trafficking Methamphetamine and probation violation. Sheriff Stacy Nicholson stated he attributes this arrest to three things: team effort, probation officer Larry Clemmons having his "ear to the ground" and the recent manpower increase of the drug task force. (All three sheriff's associated with ZMMPDTF have recently detached an employee to the existing man power effectively doubling its personnel.) #gilmersheriff

    ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Joint effort nets Gilmer's largest methamphetamine bust 

In a joint effort by the Gilmer County Sheriff's Office, Zell Miller Mtn Parkway Drug Task Force, the Ga Dept of Community Supervision (Probation/Parole) and Pre-trial probation officer Larry Clemmons, officers netted the largest Methamphetamine bust in Gilmer history. 

On Wednesday, August 9, information during an investigation led officers to a residence on the upper end of Big Creek Rd where Joey David Abernathy resided. 
During a search of the residence, a "kilo" (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine was discovered. Abernathy was taken into custody for Trafficking Methamphetamine and probation violation.        

Sheriff Stacy Nicholson stated he attributes this arrest to three things: team effort, probation officer Larry Clemmons having his "ear to the ground" and the recent manpower increase of the drug task force. (All three sheriff's associated with ZMMPDTF have recently detached an employee to the existing man power effectively doubling its personnel.)

#gilmersheriff

    August 14

  • ***Missing*** White and Black 2 year old female goes by Roxie she's been missing since August 9th from Harold Pritchett Road behind the Christian Academy on Hwy. 282! If found please call or text 706-972-1703. #gilmersheriff #GCSOmissingpets

    ***Missing***
White and Black 2 year old female goes by Roxie she's been missing since August 9th from Harold Pritchett Road behind the Christian Academy on Hwy. 282!
If found please call or text 706-972-1703.

#gilmersheriff 
#GCSOmissingpets

    August 13

  • Found dog on Hwy. 382W just passed Coosawattee stables. Call 706-669-3807. #gilmersheriff #GCSOmissingpets

    Found dog on Hwy. 382W just passed Coosawattee stables. Call 706-669-3807.

#gilmersheriff
#GCSOmissingpets

    August 12

  • Found out Bible Baptist Rd. He's just a little puppy. Either fixed or too small to tell if he's fixed. #gilmersheriff #GCSOmissingpets

    Found out Bible Baptist Rd. He's just a little puppy. Either fixed or too small to tell if he's fixed.

#gilmersheriff 
#GCSOmissingpets

    August 12

EMERGENCY: 911

NON-EMERGENCY:
706-635-8911

Gilmer County Georgia Sheriff's Office
1 Broad Street, Suite #103
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
phone: 706-635-4162

Sheriff Stacy L. Nicholson

Information & Updates

Deputy Brett C. Dickey
End of Watch: February 13, 1996

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