SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Georgia Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for April Freeze

Press Release

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Georgia as a result of the freeze on April 17, 2018.

The loans are available in the following counties: Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union and White in Georgia.

“When the Secretary of Agriculture issues a disaster declaration to help farmers recover from damages and losses to crops, the Small Business Administration issues a declaration to eligible entities, affected by the same disaster,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East.

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers.

The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations of all sizes and 3.58 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at Disasterloan.sba.gov.

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can be downloaded from Disasterloan.sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Submit completed loan applications to SBA no later than March 4, 2019.

April Public Health Inspection Scores

Health
  • BLUE SMOKE WORLD FAMOUS BBQ, LLC

  • 3365 EAST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-01-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • ROYAL WAFFLE KING BLUE RIDGE

  • 4960 APPALACHIAN HWY BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 82
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-30-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • MESQUITE GRILL, INC.

  • 4860 APPALACHIAN HWY BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 83
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-30-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • HIGHRIDGE PEDDLER

  • 2650 EAST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 95
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-27-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • THE VINE OF BLUE RIDGE, LLC

  • 632 EAST MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-26-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • SERENITY GARDEN CAFE

  • 657 EAST MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number: (706) 258-4949
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 88
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-18-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • BLUE RIDGE LODGE & RV PARK

  • 7077 OLD HWY 76 MORGANTON, GA 30560
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 95
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-17-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • PAPA’S PIZZA TO GO OF NORTH GA

  • 305 BLUE RIDGE DR MC CAYSVILLE, GA 30555
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 95
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-17-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • SOUTHERN CHARM

  • 224 WEST MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 92
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-16-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • DAS KAFFEEHAUS

  • 612 E MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 95
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-16-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • TOCCOA VALLEY CAMPGROUND

  • 11481 ASKA RD BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-13-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • CUCINA RUSTICA, LLC

  • 76 FORGE MILL CROSSING MORGANTON, GA 30560
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-12-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • CUCINA RUSTICA LA PIZZERIA

  • 76 FORGE MILL CROSSING MORGANTON, GA 30560
  • Phone Number: (706) 889-7100
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 99
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-12-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • WHISPERING PINES CAMPGROUND

  • 290 WHISPERING PINES RD MORGANTON, GA 30560
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 95
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-10-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • C-BOLT’S

  • 644 EAST MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-10-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • SUE’S CAFETERIA

  • 3855 EAST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • HI-5

  • 2909 BLUE RIDGE DR BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number: (706) 964-1974
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 98
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • BLACK BEAR BIER GARTEN

  • 500 EAST MAIN ST STE 205 BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 90
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-09-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • MORGANTON GRILL

  • 45 BY PASS RD MORGANTON, GA 30560
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 96
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-04-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • JOE’S BBQ, LLC

  • 47 TOCCOA AVE MC CAYSVILLE, GA 30555
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-04-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • SUBWAY-MCCAYSVILLE

  • 33 BLUE RIDGE DR MC CAYSVILLE, GA 30555
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 86
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-02-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • TASTINGS OF BLUE RIDGE, LLC

  • 500 E MAIN ST STE 206 BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 99
  • Last Inspection Date: 04-02-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024

West Fannin Elementary Character winners for April

West Fannin Elem

The Character Ed word for the month of April was Courage.  The definition is “facing hard things without fear; brave.”

These students were chosen for consistently displaying this character trait throughout the month.  Congratulations to all of you!

Pictured are, from left to right, front row: John Baxter, Jacob Curtis, Connor Owens, Ella Lackey, Hervin Sutton, Reid Summers, Ivy Aponte, and Mariana Espinoza-Garcia;  middle row:  TJ McGuire, Sara Rush, Johnny Garland, Konnor Housley, John Henry Chastain, Kaylee Trotter, Matthew Cash, and Easton Mathis; back row: Kristen Mashburn, Danica Padrutt, Alex Banks, Knox Puckett, Cole Kendall, Luke Holsonback, Rilee Flowers, and Cody Fults.

Fannin County Middle School Students of the Month for April

Rebel's Corner

Fannin County Middle School eighth-grade teams have announced Students of the Month for April. Students are chosen by their academic teachers for this distinction. Qualifications for this honor include outstanding citizenship, good attendance, respectfulness toward faculty and peers, and a good academic standing.

Students chosen for April are: Becca Claire Ledford, daughter of Philip and Cami Ledford, of Blue Ridge; Coy Mealer, son of Eric and Chasity Mealer, of McCaysville; Aly Chastain, daughter of Shawn and Melody Sutton, of Blue Ridge; and Tripp Hill, son of Robert and Renee Hill, of Morganton.

Pictured are, left to right:
Tripp Hill, Aly Chastain, Becca Ledford, and Coy Mealer.

Proclamations signed to mark April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention month

Community, News

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Board of Commissioners marked April as Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness month by signing two proclamations to help bring public consciousness to these very serious causes.

The first proclamation to be signed was presented by Fannin County’s Division of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS).

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Representatives from DFCS had proclamation signed for Child Abuse Prevention month.

April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention month since 1984, when then President Ronald Reagan first nationally recognized the need to bring public awareness to this issue.

By signing Proclamation 5172, Reagan officially acknowledged the first Child Abuse Prevention month. Reagan’s Proclamation states “Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of April 1984, as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We must find a way to leave our future generations a priceless legacy — the confidence and trust resulting from a secure childhood.”

DFCS Advocacy and Training Manager Gina Bennett spoke of the need of this awareness in our area, “Last year there were 63 children that entered foster care in Fannin County due to abuse.”

During the month of April communities are encouraged to provide education, support, and awareness through resources and strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The second proclamation to be signed was presented by the North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network (NGMCN) to make April Sexual Assualt Awareness Month.

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Representatives from NGMCN had proclamation signed for Sexual Assault Awareness month.

A movement that started in the 1970s with activists forming organizations to address the issue of sexual assault, the month of April was not nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness month until 2001.

NGMCN Interim Executive Director Elaine Cannon spoke of the hopes in having this proclamation signed: “To make individuals in the county and in all of our communities aware of what a problem sexual assault is. In not just our county, but all counties.”

Cannon spoke of the stigma that victims of sexual assault still face today, and that that stigma is often the cause of victims not coming forward.

“What we want to do is encourage education in the communities, and bring this to the forefront,” Cannon said explaining NGMCN’s mission, “that people can be aware that there is a place victims can go, and that we can provide them with services that would help their victimization be a little less traumatic.”

If you are a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence you are encouraged to reach out to North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network. You can reach them by phone at 706-632-8400.

Similarly, if you are a victim of child abuse or know of a child currently in an abusive situation, the Department of Family and Children’s Services asks you to please reach out. You can call Fannin County DFCS at 706-632-2296 or report incidents of abuse to the local Fannin County Sheriff’s Office 706-632-2044.

 

 

 

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