• Tax Assessors are not working overtime without pay

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – Comments made at a recent Fannin County Board of Assessors meeting led to misinformation being spread throughout the public about county employees having to work overtime without pay. Fannin County Chief Appraiser Dawn Cochran clarifies that none of her employees are working this overtime without pay and that her comments were […]

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  • Previous standoff foreshadows double murder in Morganton

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – A community was shocked to hear the news of a double murder in the small town of Morganton, Ga. The victims Amber Jackson, a young mother, and her child, 3 year old Ethan Jackson were found deceased from gunshot wounds on the front steps of an apartment residence located off of […]

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  • Bizarre trial ends with 55 year sentence for armed robber

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – In what might be remembered as one of the most bizarre trials to be held in Fannin County in 2019, a jury has found 22 year old Hamond Mormon guilty and Appalachian Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver handed down a 55 year sentence in the case. Mormon, along with […]

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  • Fannin County School System aces SPLOST audit

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – An audit of the Fannin County School System’s SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) collection and spending has shown that the district is being good stewards of these funds. Fannin County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney explained the purposes of the independent audit were a requirement by the state when […]

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  • Double murder in Morganton. Suspect in custody.

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is now releasing the names of the victims of a double murder that took place on Monday, March 4 in Morganton, Ga. The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the GBI upon responding to a 911 call of shots fired on Underwood Road. According […]

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  • Grand Jury indicts those accused in McKinney murder

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – A Grand Jury made up of 20 members convened on Feb. 20 and officially indicted those accused in the conspiracy to murder Justin McKinney. Testimony regarding the findings of the investigation was presented to the Grand Jury. Among those to testify were special agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), […]

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  • Fannin County opens door for competition in waste removal pricing

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – The Fannin County Board of Commissioners (BOC) began the process of opening up the way for competition when it comes to waste removal in the county. Recent commission meetings showed much discussion about the current contract with Advanced Disposal. The contract set to expire on Sept. 1 of this year, requires […]

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  • Tourism brings big dollars to Fannin County

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – There is no denying that our area is a hot spot for tourists and the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce gave a 2018 update letting citizens know just how much money our thriving tourist industry is bringing to our area. Last year alone, $39 million was collected in local lodging tax […]

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