• Additional grant pursued for Horseshoe Bend Park

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County Parks and Recreation Director Eddie O’Neal sought approval from the Board of Commissioners (BOC) at the Feb. 27 meeting to apply for a grant in hopes improving Horseshoe Bend Park. “We would like to get approval to approach the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC),” O’Neal appealed to the board. This […]

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  • Fannin County EMA continues to prepare for future demand

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) continues to grow with demand and make updates to systems to keep the residents of Fannin County safe. The latest updates come after the recent approval by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) to purchase a GPS locating system for 911 calls coming into Fannin County’s […]

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  • Candidates qualify for 2018 Election

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Qualifying week has officially closed in the state of Georgia. Candidates made their intentions known as they filed in to get their names on the May General Primary ballot. Statewide, Georgia has many seats up for grabs in the November General Election, including that of governor, which is currently held by […]

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  • Williamson qualifies to run against Ralston in May Primary

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – As Qualifying Week begins in the state of Georgia, candidates have lined up to officially get their names on the ballot for the May General Primary to be held May 22, 2018, with a voter registration deadline of April 23. One race in particular is being closely watched and it comes […]

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  • Fatal house fire claims one life in Epworth

    EPWORTH, Ga. – Fannin County Emergency crews responded to a fatal house fire in the early evening hours of Thursday, March 1. A call came into Fannin County E-911 at 5:32 p.m. of a porch fire located at 2111 Old Epworth Road in Epworth. Firefighter Britt Jones, first to arrive on the scene, quickly noticed […]

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  • Candidates qualify for local seats in upcoming 2018 election

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – ***UPDATED : WED. MARCH 7, 2018***  Qualifying week has officially begun in Fannin County. Many statewide seats are up for election in 2018, including the Georgia gubernatorial seat, which will have no incumbent, and the Georgia House of Representatives for the 7th District seat, which is currently held by Georgia Speaker […]

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  • Fire and Ice a success in Blue Ridge

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Once a year in the dead of winter, things get spicy in downtown Blue Ridge as residents and tourists alike experience a “chili” weekend in February. The eighth annual Fire and Ice Chili Cook Off Festival, brought to you by the Blue Ridge Business Association partnering with the Fannin County Chamber […]

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