• 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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  • Animal activists speak at Board of Commissioners meeting

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Animal activists and concerned citizens had their voices heard at the Nov. 14 Board of Commissioners meeting. After a viral post on Facebook concerning two at-large German Shepherds ended in the dogs being falsely claimed at Fannin County Animal Control (FCAC), concerns over FCAC policy and procedure became a topic of […]

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  • 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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  • 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 Schools recognized for their farm-to-school program

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County School System was recognized for outstanding achievement in its farm-to-school program. Over 40 percent of school districts in Georgia participate in this program. Combined, these districts served more than 97 million school meals with local food items during the 2016-17 school year. Georgia Organics founded the state’s first […]

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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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  • Dr. Gwatney Shares His Views About School Tax Exemption

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney presented his stance concerning school tax exemption for seniors in Fannin County. An upcoming Town Hall is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will take place in the Jury Assembly Room of the Fannin County Courthouse. State Representative David […]

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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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