• Lodging Tax to Go to Chamber

    The board of commissioners approved a resolution to give one percent of the lodging tax increase to the Chamber of Commerce at its September 27th meeting. The move was yet another chapter in the continuing lodging tax saga. In July, the board approved an increase of the county lodging tax from 3 percent to 5 […]

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  • BOE Waives Class Sizes, Hires Substitutes

    During a called September 22nd meeting, The Fannin County Board of Education approved a resolution to waive the maximum class size requirements. In the spring, the board passed a similar resolution. In the spring resolution, though, the requirements for the maximum class size waiver excluded Special Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) […]

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  • Blue Ridge Banks on Holidays

    In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, a host of community groups petitioned the city council for event funding at the September 13th city council meeting. Over the course of the evening, the council granted over $14,000 in support for these causes.

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  • Fannin County Remembers 9/11

    As the morning sun poured platinum over the streets of Blue Ridge last Saturday, citizens of all ages gathered in the city park gazebo to pay their respects to the heroes and victims of the 9/11 terror attacks on this tenth anniversary of the catastrophe. County officials and residents alike gathered to remember the devastating […]

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  • Former Judge Speaks Out!

    In anticipation of the upcoming political season, Former Superior Court Judge Harry Doss sat down with FYN recently to discuss his announcement for candidacy of Appalachian Circuit District Attorney. In this interview, we learn who Former Judge Harry Doss is, exploring his personal and professional background. We also find out what prompted him to run […]

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