Support Project Chimps


Limited time offer!

As a special thank you for following our journey this year, sponsor a chimpanzee now through Dec 13th and receive our beautiful 2019 Project Chimps Calendar for FREE!

You can give yourself, or a loved one, personalized updates about one of our special chimpanzee residents and receive an adorable chimp plush along with our 2019 Project Chimps Calendar as a gift.
Select from one of these chimpanzees!
Sponsor a Chimp Monthly starting at $23
Sponsor a Chimp Annually starting at $250
Or purchase the calendar for $17.99

Support Project Chimps Today!

Business, Community

Help chimpanzees, like Precious,
and double your impact today.

45% of our $100,000 goal has already been reached!

Precious spent the first 28 years of her life in a medical research lab. Now, she can roam the forest at Project Chimps for the rest of her days.

Her life in sanctuary is made possible by private donations from caring people like you. We’ve made the commitment to care for Precious for the rest of her life.

Won’t you join us?

Support Precious and the other 58 chimpanzees who have a forever home at Project Chimps.

After all, all chimpanzees are precious.

Support Project Chimps by purchasing a 2019 Chimps Calendar

Business, Community
Our 2019 Project Chimps Calendar – featuring Noel on the cover – is now available for sale! The purchase of every calendar feeds two chimpanzees for a day!
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The Project Chimps 2019 Wall Calendar, featuring 12 months of beautiful chimpanzee photographs taken by caregiver/photographer Crystal Alba is now available!

The large grid provides plenty of space for recording appointments, birthdays, and special events. The vibrant full-color photographs are perfect for home or office. Each month also includes the birthdays of our current residents and reminders about special events such as our Discovery Days and Volunteer Orientations!

This 32-page full-color calendar, printed with sustainable ink on recycled paper, is priced at $17.99! The calendar is both a perfect gift and great way to support the sanctuary.

Our calendar allows you to visit with the chimpanzees without leaving the comfort of home!
Order yours today!

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PSA from Fannin EMS/ EMA – free weather alert radios to residents

Community, Fannin County EMA/EMS
Fannin County EMA/EMS

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

or buy online at
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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 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

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
February 27, 2018
News for Members
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Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

February/March Community Events Calendar
January 13 – February 24 – Art Exhibit: Pamela Beagle-Daresta,
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
March 2-4 – Tasting Room and Beer Garden Event, Fannin Brewing Company
March 3 – Cork and Canvas, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
Recurring Events
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
*Visitor Time, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot


* Brewery Tours & Tastings:
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing

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In This Issue
Publications Deadline
Poverty Simulation
Community Events Calendar

February 27 – Ribbon Cutting for Blue Mountain Music, 5850 Appalachian Hwy., Ste. 8, Blue Ridge
10:30 a.m.
March 1 – Ribbon Cutting for Mountain Attitude Designs, 115 Ocoee St., Ste. 100, Copperhill, TN, 37317
3:00 p.m.
March 1 – Leadership Fannin Social Services, Family Connection
9:00 a.m.
March 7 – Lunch N Leads, Blue Jeans Pizza and Pasta Factory
12:00 p.m.
March 7 – Golf Committee Meeting at the Chamber
12:00 p.m.
Member Events

 Yoga and Wellness Teacher Training

The mission of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce is to provide services to members, support existing business and promote economic development and tourism, while preserving and enhancing our community’s character, natural resources and quality of life.

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