• Public Budget Hearing Set for Nov. 26 at Courthouse

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    FANNIN COUNTY, GA – The 2020 budget must be approved in Dec. 2019. In order to fulfill this duty, the commissioners scheduled a public budget hearing on Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. The commissioners will hear from the public on proposed budgets and place it on the agenda for reading and potential voting in the […]

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  • CASH Environmental Resources accepts glass recycling

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    BLUE RIDGE, GA – CASH Environmental Resources’ [CASH] Representative Brandie Townsend presented the services that the waste and recycling business can offer the county after the bid it received earlier in the year. These services include glass recycling of all colored bottles as long as they are empty and clean. “We’ll be excepting commercial waste […]

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  • GDOT and Commissioners Reach Agreement on Shallowford Bridge

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    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Commissioners signed a memorandum with GDOT agreeing to keep the existing Shallowford Bridge while GDOT constructs a new two-lane structure. Scheduled to begin construction in spring 2021, the new two-lane bridge will take around a year to complete. Until then, the existing truss bridge will remain in place. GDOT will bear […]

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  • Commissioners and FCFD Protect Firefighters from Carcinogens

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    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Commissioners approved the purchase of a washer extractor machine to remove carcinogens in turnout gear using ACCG safety grant and SPLOST funds. A washer extractor should assist in removing carcinogens from firefighters’ turnout gear. According to the International Association of Firefighters, 60 percent of firefighters have a chance of dying from […]

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  • Two at Union General After Four-Car Wreck on Hwy. 515

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    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Around 8:30 this morning, four vehicles collided at the Hwy. 515, Morningview Pl., and Orvin Lance Dr. intersection.  Two of the individuals involved were transported to Union General Hospital after the wreck. Out of the four vehicles, one was a large SUV, a small SUV, a pickup truck, and a car. […]

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  • Big Budget Changes Proposed by Fire Department and Sheriff

    Public Budget hearing

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Commissioners began the 2020 budget approval process with hearings held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 with some departments requesting major changes. Overall the proposed general fund budget for 2020 is $20,433,581, which is a 7.5 percent increase from the 2019 general fund of $19,010,743. These hearings served as the opening discussion between […]

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  • October Proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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    BLUE RIDGE, GA – The Board of Commissioners urged citizens of Fannin County to educate themselves about domestic violence by recognizing the epidemic in the month of Oct. “Domestic violence affects people of all races, ages, income levels, genders, and religious backgrounds. It is an intolerable violent crime that affects the public health for victims, […]

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  • Fire Chief Thomas Delivers First ISO Update

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    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Fire Chief Larry Thomas delivered his first ISO update to the board of commissioners on Sept. 24 and reported that he has hired a temporary person for hydro-maintenance as well as added new training classes. After last month’s report of Fannin County’s ISO rating increasing to a six, Thomas has implemented […]

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