• Larry Joe Sosebee seeks re-election for Post 2 Commission seat

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – At the Feb. 19 Fannin County Republican Party meeting, Post 2 Commissioner Larry Joe Sosebee confirmed that he will be running for re-election in the upcoming May primaries. Sosebee, who has held the Post 2 Commission seat since 2011, will be seeking a third term in office. At the Republican Party […]

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  • Fannin County enters into opioid litigation

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to enter into litigation involving opioids and the impact that these drugs have on Fannin County. At the Feb. 13 BOC meeting, Fannin County Attorney Lynn Doss presented a proposal that the county be represented in a legal case involving pharmaceutical companies and […]

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  • Administration addresses athletics at Board of Education meeting

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – After hearing concerns expressed at the Jan. 11 Board of Education (BOE) meeting, Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney, as well as other members of the board, added a new agenda item covering extracurricular activities within the school system. At the Feb. 8 BOE meeting the board unveiled this new item. Dr. Gwatney […]

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  • Parents question the finances of Fannin County Athletics

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Feb. 8 Fannin County Board of Education (BOE) meeting was packed, with many left at standing room only, as parents and supporters of Fannin County Athletics gathered once again to voice concerns over the direction of the program. Fannin County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney addressed the crowd before the […]

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  • S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G Bee champion moves forward to regional competition

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – After a lot of practice and many rounds, Fannin County School System (FCSS) named their champion speller. Eighth-grader Chloe Carter will advance for a third year to the Region 1 Competition held in Rome, Georgia, later this month. FCSS held school-wide spelling bees in the month of January, and the winners […]

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  • GPS locating soon to be available for emergency calls in Fannin County

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) moved forward with the purchase of technology to improve services and efficiency when it comes to public safety. Fannin County Deputy Director of EMA/E-911 Patrick Cooke addressed the Board of Commissioners (BOC) at the Jan. 23 meeting explaining the need for new technology that […]

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