• 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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  • BOC motions to raise speed limit on Old Hwy. 76

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Residents may have noticed a change to the speed limit on Old Hwy. 76 this week. The Board of Commissioners (BOC) discussed an increase in the limit at the Nov. 28 meeting. “It’s kind of convoluted, but going east on 76, from downtown to Marina Drive, that’s the city of Blue […]

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  • WhoDunIt? BRMAA hosts a unique annual event

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Imagine finding that perfect work of art. It is the piece that will tie together your room, or one that just speaks to you evoking emotion every time you gaze upon it. Now imagine that work of art being taken right out from under your fingertips in a matter of minutes, […]

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  • Community comes to the aid of Open Arms

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Tragedy brought to the forefront this week a charity that has rarely been spotlighted in our community. Some had heard of The Open Arms Home for Children, but because of the nature of the charity and the need for privacy, awareness of this cause is often overshadowed. A call came in […]

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  • McCaysville lights up the twin cities Christmas Tree

    McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – There was no denying the Christmas spirit this past weekend in Fannin County and surrounding areas. With Thanksgiving officially past, it is acceptable etiquette to move forward with the Christmas season, and McCaysville did just that on Friday, Nov. 24, with the annual lighting of the city Christmas tree. Residents and tourists […]

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  • WoodmenLife donates to Children’s Fund

    Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia, Board of Education, GEMA, FEMA, Michael Ruple, EMA Director Robert Graham, Lt. Darvin Couch

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Richard York, of WoodmenLife, presented a check to Fannin County School Systems on Friday, Nov. 17, to help with the school system’s Children’s Fund. WoodmenLife is a not-for-profit fraternal benefit society. While they are in the business of selling insurance, WoodmenLife also focuses on giving back to the community. Former Fannin […]

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  • Fannin County Fire Department responds to multiple fires

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County Emergency Response Teams responded to several fire-related calls over the weekend and into early Monday morning. On Saturday evening, the Fannin County Fire Department (FCFD) responded to a 9:12 p.m. call of a residential fire at a rental cabin on 885 Brittney Dr. in Epworth. Crews arrived on scene […]

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