• Board of Elections and Registration prepare for General Election in 2018

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Board of Elections and Registration (BOEAR) planned ahead for upcoming elections in 2018 at their Dec. 4 meeting. With many county and statewide elections scheduled to take place in the upcoming year, the BOEAR is already planning ahead for the busy year. BOEAR Chairman Sonia Smith began, “We are looking […]

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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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  • Winter Storm Benji impacts Fannin County

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Snow continues to fall on Fannin County as Winter Storm Benji makes its way out of our region. Residents around the county have reported anywhere from five to eight inches of snow, some reporting more in localized areas. Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Robert Graham says that we are […]

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  • Weather conditions worsen in Fannin County

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Conditions worsened quickly as Winter Storm Benji moved into the area this morning. With initial weather forecasts varying on the predicted amount of snowfall, many residents have expressed that they were not expecting the weather Fannin County is currently experiencing. Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Robert Graham confirmed of […]

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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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  • FCWA moves forward with the sale of “Old Quarry Property”

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Water Authority (FCWA) board moved forward with the sale of the “Old Quarry Property” that had been put out for the bidding process in October. At the Nov. 15 meeting, the FCWA board members opened sealed bids that had been placed on the Old Quarry Property. This property, […]

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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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  • BOC takes steps to improve Lake Blue Ridge Hiking Trail

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County could see improvements to local hiking trails. At the Nov. 28 Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, commissioners took steps to help secure funding for the Lake Blue Ridge Hiking Trail. This area includes the Green Creek Campground. “It’s a beautiful little area, but it hasn’t been utilized in quite […]

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