• TVA pledges $50,000 in improvements to land near Blue Ridge Dam

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – Christie Arp, Executive Director of the Fannin County Development Authority, announced that TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) has pledged $50,000 to renovate the grounds surrounding the area of the historic homes located near Blue Ridge Dam. “This is owned by TVA,” Arp clarified the legalities of the area, “and leased to the […]

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  • Gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp stops in Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp continues his campaign trail as the General Election Runoff date of July 24 looms ever closer. The current Georgia Secretary of State, Kemp, made a stop in Blue Ridge, Ga. on Monday to address his supporters and those still undecided between him and current Georgia Lt. […]

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  • Rick Day says cannabis could be the future of North Georgia

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – Many words were used to describe Rick Day as he exited the Fannin County Democratic meeting on July 2: enthusiastic, informed, entertaining, and passionate. Day, a 62 year old veteran, is the first from the Democratic party to ever challenge the Speaker of the House, David Ralston, for the seat of […]

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  • Audit shows Fannin County finances in good standing

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – The Fannin County 2017 audit concluded with much praise from independent accounting firm Rushton and Company. The overall state of finances for the county are “very healthy”. Sam Latimer, CPA and audit manager with Rushton and Company, gave citizens an overview of the Fannin County 2017 audit at the June 26 […]

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  • City of Blue Ridge spending comes into question

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – A large bill for the Blue Ridge City Pool and a final amendment to the City of Blue Ridge 2017 budget left new council members questioning the accountability and practices of the city when it comes to spending. At the June Blue Ridge City Council meeting funds and lack thereof was […]

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  • Citizens defend Tax Assessors

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – There was no shortage of comments as citizens filled the public commentary portion at the Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting to express their outrage over the recent handling of Chief Tax assessor Dawn Cochran. After reading about the exchange between county commissioners and Cochran in local media, citizens of Fannin County […]

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  • County to host electronic recycling event

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – Fannin County is teaming up with Ecyclers USA and will be holding an electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 23. This is presented to the residents of Fannin County as a great way to discard of unused electronic devices as well as those miscellaneous components. You can bring your devices this […]

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  • Tax Assessors question county accounting practices

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – A misunderstanding of county accounting practices and a misuse of terminology had the Board of Commissioners (BOC) questioning whether the Board of Assessors were keeping two sets of books. Chief Appraiser Dawn Cochran spoke at the June 12 Board of Commissioners meeting about a line item in the Tax Assessors budget […]

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