• Acccomplishments told, retirees honored at Fannin Schools end-of-year meeting

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Several school system accomplishments were mentioned and this school year’s retirees were honored at the end-of-the-year meeting of Fannin County Schools at the Performing Arts Center Wednesday, May 30. Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney kicked the meeting off by announcing 198 students recently graduated from Fannin County High School. “That’s reflective of […]

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  • Doss offers legal opinions at Board of Assessors meeting

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – County Attorney Lynn Doss presented the Fannin County Board of Assessors with two opinions at the assessors’ May 4 meeting. First, Doss stated, according to state law, recreational vehicles, pull-behind trailers or similar vehicles, which have a license plate, do not qualify as a permanent residence and therefore cannot receive a […]

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  • Blue Ridge Alcohol Committee continues ordinance discussion

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The topics of possibility extending weekend drinking hours for restaurants and the future of employee permits headlined the discussion at the third Blue Ridge Alcohol Committee meeting Tuesday, May 29. The meeting consisted of an informal round-table discussion that included the committee, which consists of city council members Robbie Cornelius and […]

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  • Library to host history event Monday, May 21

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – According to Branch Librarian Andrew Vickers, the Fannin County Public Library is hosting a History Night at the library on West First Street in downtown Blue Ridge Monday, May 21, at 4 p.m. Library patrons and history enthusiasts attending the event can bring small family heirlooms, family photographs and, of course, […]

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  • Fannin Fire Department recognized by Copperhill/McCaysville First Baptist

    [Featured image: First Baptist Church of Copperhill/McCaysville presented a memento of appreciation to Fire Chief Larry Thomas, far right, and the Fannin County Fire Department during the church’s Sunday morning service May 6. Seen here with Thomas are, from left, Ryan Norton, FBC minister of worship, and Rev. Matthew McDaniel, FBC pastor.] McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – […]

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  • Cochran concerned over maps and aerials budget line item

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Chief Appraiser Dawn Cochran expressed concern to the Fannin County Board of Assessors over the maps and aerials line item of the assessors budget at the board’s June 7 meeting. Currently, the line item shows an over-budget amount of $7,524.11 due to an $8,000 payment to qPublic.net, the department’s public access […]

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  • Development Authority reports progress of Ed’s Supply

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – In its quarterly meeting Monday, May 7, the Fannin County Development Authority (FCDA) approved an application for for Georgia Cities Foundation Loan for a local property owner to acquire an additional 50 percent interest of a downtown building, according to Christie Arp, FCDA executive director. “Georgia Cities Foundation funds downtown projects,” […]

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  • Board of Education approves purchase of 750 Chromebooks

    Board and Superintendent Gwatney

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Board of Education met in a special called meeting Wednesday, May 30, to approve the purchase of 750 Chromebooks to be used by students in the school system in grades eight through 12. Heather Finley, director of instructional technology, explained the HP G6 Education Edition Chromebooks would be […]

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