• Business As Usual

    Business as usual was conducted at the August 17, 2017, special called meeting of the Blue Ridge City Council. Despite the turmoil and protesters present, many items on the agenda were discussed and voted upon. A key piece discussed was the leasing of the Pack property for possible extra parking to accommodate the downtown area. […]

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  • A Special Meeting Did Not Stop Protesters

    A 10:30 A.M. meeting on a work day couldn’t stop the crowds of citizens that wanted their voices to be heard at City Hall. The Blue Ridge City Council called this special meeting after several of the council members were absent from this month’s regularly scheduled meeting. Tension was high as council members faced a […]

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  • Don’t Get Burned

    We have all been warned. We have seen massive recalls from retail giants such as Amazon. Yet counterfeit solar eclipse glasses continue to flood the market and they are being sold right here in Fannin County. Feeling the crunch and desperately looking for that one last pair of protective eyewear, this reporter was relieved to […]

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  • It’s Not Just The Public Being Left Out

    The annual summary of the 2016 County Audit was the main focus of the Fannin County Board of Commissioners meeting held on August 8, 2017. It became apparent during the review that the public were not the only ones who have received limited information in the past. As discussion came to a management report within […]

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  • Back To School Pool Party

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – On Saturday, August 3, Mayor Donna Whitener hosted a back to school pool party for the community at the Blue Ridge City Pool. Whitener invited families to an evening of fun, and the response was tremendous as an estimated 150 families attended. Having been a single mother of three, Whitener says […]

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  • Ratcliff Opts Out of Pay

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – The Fannin County Water Authority convened on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the Fannin County Courthouse. Following the call to order, Chairwoman of the Water Authority Anita Weaver took the opportunity to clarify last month’s vote on compensation for board members and chairpersons. She stated that they “talked to several different […]

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  • A Call To Order at Blue Ridge City Council Meeting

    On July 26, 2017, City Council member Rhonda Thomas went live on Facebook to show one of the city’s roads that is badly in need of repair. The video quickly garnered a lot of attention and has had over 5,000 views. In this video Thomas directly asks fellow Council members Angie Arp, Rodney Kendall, and […]

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  • Is Three Hour Parking Still an Option in Blue Ridge

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Involving several issues that the city has addressed in the past, some with no resolve, the Blue Ridge City Council called a special meeting on August 1, 2017. City Council members discussed and voted on the first reading of a Parking Ordinance Amendment.  This amendment will remove Chapter 72 from the […]

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