• Board of Commissioners agree on new option for fire station funding

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County Finance Director Robin Gazaway presented the Board of Commissioners (BOC) with a new option for financing the remaining balance of the new Fire Station One and E-911 center being constructed on Windy Ridge Road. At the Feb. 27 BOC meeting, discussion was brought up about how to finance the […]

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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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  • Commissioners conduct business before passing the 2018 budget

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County Sheriff’s Office could receive a new vehicle after Chief Deputy Major Keith Bosen was involved in an accident on state Route 5. Fannin County Sheriff Dane Kirby addressed the Board of Commissioners (BOC) on Dec. 12 with an unforeseen item that was not on the meeting agenda. Kirby explained […]

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  • Fannin County under Winter Storm Warning

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County residents woke up to the first snow of the season. The county along with surrounding counties in north Georgia was issued a Winter Storm Warning by the National Weather Service in the early afternoon of Dec. 7. This warning warning called for up to one inch of snow and […]

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  • S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Bee champion moves forward to regional competition

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – After a lot of practice and many rounds, Fannin County School System (FCSS) named their champion speller. Eighth-grader Chloe Carter will advance for a third year to the Region 1 Competition held in Rome, Georgia, later this month. FCSS held school-wide spelling bees in the month of January, and the winners […]

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  • Utility companies work to restore power to Fannin County residents

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County was not spared the effects of Winter Storm Benji as the storm made its way northeast across the United States. Nationally, this winter storm was noted for record amounts of snowfall in many areas, and estimates have come in that as many as 300,000 homes and businesses lost power […]

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  • Animal activists and rescuers speak at BOC meeting

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Animal activists and members of local animal rescue groups were present to have their voices heard again at the Nov. 28 Fannin County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting. Taking the opportunity to speak during the public commentary portion of the meeting, residents addressed their concerns to the board. One resident spoke […]

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  • Fannin County hires new head football coach

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The search and wait is now over. Fannin County High School has found its new head football coach. After an announcement came earlier this year that the Rebels head football coach Jim Pavao would be leaving Fannin County to pursue an offer from Coffee County, the search for Fannin County’s next […]

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