• State Republicans will now move to a July Runoff

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Georgia gubernatorial race has heated up as Lt. Governor Casey Cagle will now face Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the July General Primary runoff. Cagle and Kemp emerged as front runners in the General Primary, with Cagle showing a slight edge over Kemp by receiving 39 percent of the […]

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  • Project Chimps is mourning the loss of Sopulu

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Staff and caregivers at Project Chimps are mourning the loss of one of their rescues this week. News of Sopulu’s passing came Wednesday via Project Chimp’s Facebook page. According to the Project Chimps website, Sopulu was found unresponsive in his hammock Tuesday morning with his group mate, Arthur, by his side. […]

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  • Armed robbery suspects sentenced up to 70 years

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – After a week-long trial, two of the suspects found guilty in the Labor Day 2017 armed robbery of an AT&T store on Scenic Drive, have been sentenced. Melisse Marmon and Rashad Marmon were found guilty of crimes including two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault with intent to […]

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  • Special Olympics Week proclaimed in Fannin County

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County honored its special athletes today, and officially proclaimed both in the City of Blue Ridge and in Fannin County that the week of May 16, 2018 be Special Olympics Week. Crowds gathered shortly before 10:30 a.m. this morning in the free parking area of downtown Blue Ridge. Among those […]

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  • Fannin County Board of Education adopts GAMB policy

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County School System officially became the second county in the state of Georgia to adopt a policy giving the option of arming school personnel. In April, the Laurens County school board in Georgia adopted a similar policy. The unanimous decision by the Fannin County Board of Education (BOE) is […]

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  • Fannin County candidates speak at local forum

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Blue Ridge Community Theater, hosted a candidate forum May 3 to give voters an opportunity to hear first-hand local candidates’ responses to questions about issues facing our area. All persons running for positions on the Fannin County Board of Education and for […]

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  • Nita Cagle speaks about life on the campaign trail

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Georgia’s current Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle continues to make his way across the state in his bid to become Georgia’s next governor. Recently, Cagle made stops through north Georgia as part of his campaign on a two-week venture dubbed the “Cagle Country Bus Tour.” While supporters and undecided voters alike packed […]

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  • Rate increases for Fannin County Water Authority

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Customers of the Fannin County Water Authority (FCWA) were left wondering if their bills would see an increase after the city of Blue Ridge implemented a rate increase for wholesale customers. The city of Blue Ridge increased their rates by $1.00 per 1,000 gallons of usage in June 2017. This increase […]

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