• Circulation, juvenile attendance continue to rise at library

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Branch Librarian Andrew delivered positive news in his branch manager’s report during the April 19 Fannin County Public Library Board meeting. Vickers announced that total circulation for the library’s third quarter of fiscal year 2017-18 (January, February and March) was up by 6 percent over the third quarter of last year. […]

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  • City of Blue Ridge officials celebrate Georgia Cities Week

    City of Blue Ridge officials announced the city will be celebrating “Georgia Cities Week” April 22-28. The city will be holding a variety of events throughout the week, including a coloring contest, essay contest and activities to clean up our community. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Cities in the Spotlight,” highlighting […]

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  • Letter to the Editor for Georgia Cities Week

    To the Editor: During the week of April 22-28 the City of Blue Ridge will join other cities across Georgia in celebrating Georgia Cities Week. This week has been set aside to recognize the many services city governments provide and their contribution to a better quality of life in Georgia. Our theme, “Cities in the […]

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  • Committee reviews city alcohol ordinance, discusses enforcement needs

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – An Alcohol Committee has been formed at the request of the Blue Ridge City Council and Mayor Donna Whitener to review the city’s alcohol ordinance. On Wednesday, April 11, the committee held its first meeting and discussed proposed amendments to the ordinance as well as other possible changes seen as needed. […]

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  • Assessors approve state values for conservation use, forest land protection

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – At the Thursday, April 5, Fannin County Board of Assessors meeting, the board approved the state values for conservation use and forest land protection acreage. Chief Appraiser Dawn Cochran stated the state values for conservation use acreage ranged between $696 and $1,154 an acre and for forest land protection acreage ranged […]

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  • Benton MacKaye Trail Association work trip slated for April 14

    The Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA) is seeking volunteers to help with trail maintenance for an upcoming work trip. According to Barry Allen, Georgia work trip coordinator for the BMTA, a work trip is planned for Saturday, April 14, on a section of the trail near Springer Mountain, Georgia. This month’s work trip will focus […]

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