• Scrap Tire Removal Program Continues in Fannin County

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – The Scrap Tire Removal Program is extending its drop off of scrap tires through the month of November. Chief Land Development Officer Marie Woody announced in September that the county had received a scrap tire grant. Woody had been working since earlier this year to secure this allocation. The grant, issued […]

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  • Fatal Home Fire in Fannin County

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Fannin County Fire Department (FCFD) responded to three fires last week, one of those fires resulted in the fatality of the homeowner. FCFD received a dispatch at 10:21 A.M on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, to a house fire located at 216 Toccoa Forest Lane. The dispatch warned that there was a […]

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  • Fall Arts in the Park is a Success

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Fall in the North Georgia mountains are marked with the natural beauty of area, the amazing weather, and festivals. The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association (BRMAA) hosted its 41st annual Arts in the Park on November 14 and 15. With over 7,500 visitors to the downtown Blue Ridge area for this […]

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  • Fright Nights At The Fairgrounds

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – When I was 10 years old I decided to venture into a haunted house attraction put on by my elementary school. I was traumatized, and had vowed never to step foot in a haunted house again. I kept this vow for over two decades, but when you are a reporter and […]

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  • Fannin County Water Authority Opts to Sell Old Quarry Property

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – The Fannin County Water Authority (FCWA) opted to sell land and equipment to fund future projects in our area. At their regularly scheduled meeting held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, discussions continued about the Blue Bird Road addition and Dry Branch Expansion. The Blue Bird Road project is currently underway. Plans […]

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  • Fannin County EMA Prepares For Future Demand

    Fannin County EMA/EMS

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Robert Graham is preparing for the future with new equipment and equipment upgrades. As Fannin County grows so do the issues that our emergency crews face. Call volumes for emergency responses have been steadily increasing, and with Copper Basin Medical Center limiting their hours […]

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  • National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes Fannin County High School Student

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – The 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program released it’s list of top scoring students in our nation. Among those to receive recognition is Fannin County High School’s Rowan Shewmake. The National Merit Scholarship Program is based on the scores received from students taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Out […]

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  • Horseshoe Bend Park Could See Upgrades

    Fannin Court House

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – The Board of Commissioners held their second reading of changes to county legislation on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The current county legislation strictly lays out the protocol for the sale of county equipment. It states that to sell the equipment it must first be listed in a local newspaper and then […]

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