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City Council Meeting

The January, 2014, regular scheduled meeting for the City Council falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Therefore, Mayor Hoyle has rescheduled it for Wednesday, January 22nd.

Light Up Ellijay

Get Ready for a Who-balation!

Light Up Ellijay is set for November 29 in downtown Elli-Whoville.


The festivities, with music, caroling, and dancing, begin at 5 p.m. but store specials and craft vendor offerings go on all afternoon.

Christmas in Elli-Whoville will be the theme of this year’s parade which begins at 6 p.m. Get your craziest hair-dos and outfits going.

Lighting of the Who-tree will be at about 6:45.

Stores have decorated their windows and will again compete for the coveted best window award. They’ll be showing a Christmas spirit never before seen downtown.

Members of the high school chorus will participate in the program. High school art students have made special sets for your pictures with Santa or the Grinch. He’ll be wondering around with his own brand of humor and love. And we have a few surprises this year. Stay tuned.

For more information call the DDA office at 706.635.4711 x5 or Kathy Robinson at 706.635.2782.

Apple Festival and Apple Arts on the Square

The “big show” — Georgia Apple Festival —  is set for Oct. 12-13 and 19-20 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds.

The “sweet show” — Apple Arts on the Square — goes on at the same time in downtown Ellijay.

The Apple Festival Parade with special guests the Apple Queens and Donna Douglas (Ellie Mae Clampitt) as special guests. Join us at 10 a.m. Oct. 19.

Budget Workshop

City of Ellijay

Council Members

will hold a Budget Workshop

Monday, August 26, 2013

 5:30  p.m. at City Hall

Budget Workshop

The City of Ellijay

Budget Committee

will hold a workshop

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 11:00 a.m.


City Hall

First Saturday means Bobcat Tailgating


First Saturday Purple

Come out and support the team — all the teams — with tailgating downtown Saturday, Aug. 3. Your set-up may win the Spirit Award, and you can show our students you’re behind them all the way this year.

Wear your purple. Bring your chairs. Picnic, cook out, or do it the easy way buying from local restaurants and vendors.

EB Reece will be on the Chamber stage — and will finish off the evening upstairs at JJ’s.

Don’t miss the sidewalk sales and store specials.

First Baptist Church will sponsor children’s activities and Cartecay Bike Shop will lead a fun ride. Apple Country Car Club is bringing along some of their coolest rides.

Bring your school spirit, and bring school supplies for the Optimist Club “Stuff the Bus” campaign.