Auditions for Boys Next Door at Blue Ridge Community Theater


No previous experience necessary!

The Boys Next Door

by Tom Griffin


Tuesday, February 13
6 pm


Directed by Karrie Jones

The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.

7 Men
2 Women

Rehearsals begin February 14 (dependant on casting)
Generally Mon. – Thurs. 6 pm – 9 pm
Occasional Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays possible.

Show dates: April 12 – 29, 2018 (ThursdaySunday)

Director Info:
Karrie Jones

Sides from the play will be read for auditions.



2591 East First Street

Blue Ridge, GA  30513

Call the box office at 706-632-9223 for more information

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Fannin County Weekly EMS/EMA Report

Fannin County EMA/EMS
Fannin County EMA/EMS

Fannin County EMA/EMS

Director Robert Graham

181 Church St.

Blue Ridge, Ga. 30513


Fax 706-632-8003

January 28, 2018 thru February 3, 2018 Responses

M1: 34

M3: 12

M4: 22

M11: 25

Total: 93

Mutual Aid: 1

Law: 354

Fire: 6

Rescue: 37

Total Emergency Calls: 464

Total Calls: 1209

Blue Ridge Mayor Whitener calls special council meeting

Announcements, Community

Blue Ridge Mayor Donna Whitener has called a special council meeting for Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. An agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Fannin County EMA/EMS Weekly Report: September 11 – 17

Fannin County EMA/EMS
Fannin County EMA/EMS

Fannin County EMA/EMS Weekly Report from  Director Robert Graham

September 11, 2017 thru September 17, 2017
M1: 29
M2: 1
M3: 20
M4: 32
M5: 2
M11: 34
Total: 118

18 of these were Inter-facility Transfers

Mutual Aid: 0
Law: 379
Fire: 6
Rescue: 29
Total Emergency Calls: 460

Total Calls: 1567

Senator David Perdue Interviews Blue Ridge Student In Senate Page Program

Community, Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) interviewed Evelyn Doss, a high school junior from Blue Ridge, Georgia, about her experience in the U.S. Senate Page Program on Facebook Live.

“Congratulations to Evelyn and her family on her acceptance into the Senate Page Program,” said Senator Perdue. “As an impressive young leader in her school and community, Evelyn has certainly earned this high honor, and I look forward to hearing about her continued success in the future.”


Evelyn is the first page Senator Perdue has appointed to the program. She is a student at Fannin County High School and participates in student government, mock trial, and drama club. Evelyn is also a member of the National Honor Society and plays the flute in her school’s band.


Blue Ridge City Council Special Called Meeting

Announcements, Community

Fannin County EMA/EMS Weekly Update

Fannin County EMA/EMS

August 7, 2017 thru August 13, 2017

M1: 28
M3: 8
M4: 23
M11: 22
Total: 81
Mutual Aid: 0
Law: 378
Fire: 3
Rescue: 25
Total Emergency Calls: 434

Total Calls: 1367

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce August Newsletter

Community, Fannin County Chamber

Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia. Together we prosper.

Two Great Business After Hours
Networking Events in August!

Business After Hours logo
Tuesday, August 15 – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Cucina Rustica logo
76 Forge Mill Rd., Morganton

Business After Hours logo
Tuesday, August 29 – 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Mercier Orchards logo
8660 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge

Welcome Center to Open in McCaysville
The Chamber will open a McCaysville Welcome Center, in partnership with the City of McCaysville, Fannin County and the Ducktown Basin Museum. The Welcome Center will be located at 53 East Market Street on the Toccoa River.  Current plans are to open in early September. The Welcome Center will feature old photos and history of the Copper Basin provided by the Ducktown Museum. We are in the process of interviewing part-time employees for the center.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in working at the McCaysville center, contact Jode Mull at the Chamber. (706) 632-5680

*Solar Eclipse Train, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
*Solar Eclipse Whitewater Trip, Rolling Thunder River Co.
*Solar Eclipse Tasting & Viewing Party, Serenberry Vineyards *Solar Eclipse Over Lake Blue Ridge, Capt’n Joe’s Adventures *Solar Eclipse Dinner on the Farm, The Cook’s Farm
*Paradise Hills Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Paradise Hills        Winery
*I Blacked Out at Fannin Brewing, Fannin Brewing Company
*Eclipse Raft-up, Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association
*Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Chateau Meichtry
*Paddle and Celebration, Lake Blue Ridge Outfitters
*Total Eclipse of the Park, Vogel State Park
*Get Off The Grid Fest, Union County Saddle Club – August 18,  19    & 20

President Jan Hackett Presented Plaque
Chamber President Jan Hackett at gacce
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce President, Jan Hackett was presented a plaque from the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for serving on the Board of Directors at last week’s conference!

Advertise your business at The Chamber’s 25th annual golf tournament, October 2 at Butternut Creek Golf Course with a hole sponsorship. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.00 for the Fall tournament, or $150.00 for both Fall and Spring tournaments and include a sign with your business name placed on the golf course as well as recognition on the program. Anyone interested in being a hole sponsor please contact Kim Foster at

August Community Events Calendar
July 29 – August 26 – 3D Exhibit Off the Wall, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
August 11 – Downtown Drum Circle, Downtown Blue Ridge
August 18-20 – Get Off the Grid Fest Union County Saddle Club
August 18-19 – Kiwanis Rodeo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
August 17 – September 3 – One Slight Hitch, Blue Ridge Community Theater
August 19 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
August 19 – Denim and Diamonds, Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard
August 25 – Classic Car Cruise-In, Dairy Queen
August 26 – Firefly Music presents John Berry in Concert, location TBD
Recurring Events
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern

Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
* Pickin’ In Horseshoe Bend Park
*Blue Ridge Farmers Market, Downtown Blue Ridge
*Blue Ridge Motorsports Park Races, Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
In This Issue
Two Great Business After Hours
McCaysville Welcome Center
Solar Eclipse Events
2017 Golf Tournament
Community Events Calendar

Chamber Events
August 8 – Ribbon Cutting for Capt’n Joe’s Lake Adventures, Lake Blue Ridge Day Use Area Free Boat Ramp
10:00 a.m.
August 9 – Ribbon Cutting for American Mobile Dustless Blasting, Chamber of Commerce
10:00 a.m.
August 15 – Business After Hours at Cucina Rustica, 76 Forge Mill Rd., Morganton
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
August 16 – Board of Directors Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Executive Committee Meeting at 11:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
August 17 – Ribbon Cutting for Chester’s Provisions, 733 East Main St., Blue Ridge
11:00 a.m.
August 22 – Ribbon Cutting for Lake Country Graphics, Chamber of Commerce
10:00 a.m.
August 24 – Ambassador Lunch, Bumblebee’s Cafe, 5850 Appalachian Hwy., Blue Ridge
12:00 p.m.
August 28 – Tourism Committee Meeting, Chamber of Commerce
12:00 p.m.

August 29 – Business After Hours at Mercier Orchards, 8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
August 30 – Ribbon Cutting for Treo Blue Ridge, 588 East Main St., Ste. 7, Blue Ridge
3:00 p.m.
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