• Board of Assessors again questions 2018 budget

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Board of Assessors (BOA) discussed the department’s proposed 2018 budget one last time at their regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 12, ahead of the final adoption of the entire county budget later that evening during the Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting. At a Nov. 29 called meeting of the […]

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  • Back to business for Blue Ridge City Council

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – After failing to achieve a quorum at the last month’s meeting, the Blue Ridge City Council met Tuesday, Dec. 12, for their last regularly scheduled meeting of the year. The Council swiftly moved through a hefty list of agenda items starting with two Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) lease resolutions to purchase […]

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  • Fannin Schools closed Monday, county offices delayed

    Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia, Board of Education, GEMA, FEMA, Michael Ruple, EMA Director Robert Graham, Lt. Darvin Couch

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County School System has announced via Facebook all schools will be closed Monday due to continued hazardous roadways throughout the county: Due to hazardous road conditions present throughout Fannin County: All Fannin County Schools will be closed for students on Monday, December 11, 2017. All 12-month employees, district directors, […]

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  • Fire destroys two Scenic Drive trailers Thursday morning

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – A house fire destroyed two single-wide trailers at 1909 Scenic Drive in Blue Ridge early Thursday morning, Dec. 7. According to Fannin County Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Thomas, crews were dispatched at 1:59 a.m. to the address after receiving a call from a resident, who was sleeping inside one of […]

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  • Fannin County Schools closed Friday, courthouse will close early

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – According to the official website for the Fannin County School System, all county schools are closed today due to inclement weather that began in the early morning hours Friday, Dec. 8, and is expected to continue throughout the day and evening. Also, the Fannin County Tax Commissioners office will close early […]

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  • Blue Ridge City Council meeting slated for Tuesday

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Blue Ridge City Council will address a number of agenda items at the final regularly scheduled meeting of the year Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Last month’s meeting was cancelled after three council members had to tend to other obligations and could not attend the meeting. […]

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  • Copperhill, McCaysville continue Christmas parade tradition

    COPPERHILL, Tenn. – History is synonymous with life here in southern Appalachia, and perhaps nowhere is history more apparent in our area than in the Copper Basin region of north Georgia and east Tennessee. A large part of that deep-rooted history continued Saturday afternoon, Dec. 2, on the streets of McCaysville, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee, […]

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  • Rotary, Lodging Association help Open Arms, others at luncheon

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – During their weekly luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Blue Ridge collected $230 to give to Open Arms after a fire destroyed the organization’s home late Sunday night. Members donated various increments  during Rotary’s Giving Tuesday, and 100 percent of the proceeds went […]

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