• 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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  • Teachers and Faculty Welcome a New School Year

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Fannin County Board of Education held a General Session meeting for faculty and staff on Monday, July 31, 2017. The welcoming of a new school year was met with enthusiasm and determination as district administrators and principals introduced new members of the department and schools. Departments added seven new employees to […]

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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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  • 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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  • Fannin County Board of Commissioners Hold Final July Meeting

    Fannin Court House

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Fannin County Board of Commissioners held their final meeting for this month on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Among the items on the agenda, County Commissioners addressed the issue of the County Roads Moratorium. There was public commentary that addressed both sides of the issue the county faces when deciding to adopt […]

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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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  • Police Chase Ends with Suspect in Custody

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Law Enforcement from three counties were involved in a chase today which ultimately ended with a suspect in custody. Shortly after 11:00 A.M., Towns County and Union County put out an APB (All Points Bulletin) for a stolen vehicle. A detainee from Colwell Detention Center had been assigned work duty in […]

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