• Andrew Clyde declares victory in Georgia’s Ninth District

    Clyde victory Ninth District

    NORTH GEORGIA – Earlier tonight, Andrew Clyde said, “I’m declaring victory tonight” to a room full of supporters in Commerce, Ga. After he clenched the GOP nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives Ninth District seat. The night ended fairly early for gun shop owner and Navy Veteran with the race being called before 10 […]

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  • Fannin County August 11 runoff election returns

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    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the August 11 runoff election. To review the unofficial election returns for your local, state, and federal races, check out the list below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State. COUNTY Precincts: 12 of 12 reporting Commission Chairman Republican […]

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  • Dump-truck overturns on Collins Ave, traffic rerouted

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – A dump-truck driver left from Lance Trucking with its bed up and caught a cable line that overturned the vehicle, according to reports. No one was injured in the accident and only one car was involved. The accident occurred on Collins Ave and near Windy Ridge Circle around 10 a.m. on […]

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  • Head-on collision ends in two fatalities on Georgia Hwy. 60

    Georgia Hwy. 60 accident

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – A tragic car accident resulted in the deaths of two of the three people involved on the evening of Saturday, August 1 on Georgia Hwy. 60. According to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) report, the wreck occurred at 9:43 p.m. approximately 400 feet south of Old Mill Road. Elvin Wright,80, the […]

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  • Getting Fannin residents jobs during a pandemic

    Fannin jobs

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Fannin County’s faring better than neighboring counties when it comes to unemployment. Currently, at 4.6 percent unemployment, Fannin is the lowest in the Northwest Georgia Region. The Fannin County Development Authority has also taken measures to assist citizens in finding jobs.  When COVID-19 closings hit the community the hardest, it jumped […]

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  • Georgia State Board of Education holds off on delaying school

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    NORTH GEORGIA – During Thursday’s Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) meeting, the state board of education opted not to discuss a delayed school start of September 8. For now, school start dates still remain in the hands of local school districts. Many have already pushed back the first day of school for either a couple […]

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  • What does it cost to clean a courthouse?

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – In the past week, two county courthouses closed due to confirmed COVID-19 cases. This week county commissioners revealed two vastly different bills for sanitization services. However, neither expenditure is feasible as a regular expense for counties if more virus cases arise within government offices. Gilmer County paid Restoration 1 out of […]

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  • Financial impact of courthouse cleaning, new COVID-19 protocols

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – After experiencing a COVID-19 exposure, the entire Fannin County Courthouse closed for deep-cleaning and sanitization. Due to the unexpected health hazard, the county approved a $70,059 emergency expenditure to pay American Property Restoration for its service. Chairman Stan Helton stated that he is continuing to try a negotiate the price down, […]

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  • Cities, county, and fire department iron out a plan for hydrants

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Fannin County Fire Department (FCFD), the cities, and the water authority developed an effective plan to fix current and future out of service hydrants. In the July 8 meeting, Fire Chief Larry Thomas led representatives from Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton, and Fannin County Water Authority to fix the hydrant issue before […]

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  • Financial report delivers good news for Fannin County

    Fannin County

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – The county financial report through May 2020 provided some good news in the era of COVID-19 economic uncertainty. Overall, Fannin’s revenue was only off by two percent compared to 2019, and SPLOST and LOST collections were slightly ahead of last year. LOST and SPLOST went up around $50,000. “We were really […]

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  • Hydrants remain damaged months into the ISO reevaluation plan

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Commissioners raised questions about the status of fire hydrants within the county. Fire Chief Larry Thomas revealed that several are still out of service months after broaching the subject with city mayors. Post Two Glenn Patterson asked about the hydrants, “Are we moving forward on that are far as the ones […]

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  • SBA Physical Disaster Loan Deadline is July 20 in Georgia For April thunderstorms, excessive rainfall and tornadoes

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    ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the July 20 deadline.  Anyone in the declared counties in Georgia with damages caused by thunderstorms, excessive rainfall and tornadoes on April 12 – 13, 2020 should apply for […]

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  • DPH urges Georgians to “answer the call” for contact tracing

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is releasing a new video explaining the state’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts, asking residents to ‘answer the call’ if DPH reaches out. YouTube Video Link: How Contact Tracing Works in Georgia: https://youtu.be/8LANQADjaEY This video is part of a larger campaign rolling out across the state promoting […]

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  • See who’s in the August 11 runoff elections

    General Primary runoff

    NORTH GEORGIA – Now that the General Primary is over, several candidates are facing runoff elections across North Georgia. The runoff is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 and only those who voted in the General Primary may vote in it. Early in-person voting will begin on July 20, 2019. For a breakdown of the runoff […]

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  • FYN sends our condolences to the family of Bill Kokaly

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    FYN’s saddened to report the passing of dear friend and longtime Field Representative for Congressman Doug Collins, Bill Kokaly. He moved on to a better world on Friday morning of June 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Kokaly loyally served Collins since the congressman’s first campaign and was instrumental in managing the military academy […]

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  • Fannin County 2020 General Primary Election Returns

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    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the June 9 General Primary. To review the unofficial election returns for your local races, see below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State. COUNTY Commission Chairman Incumbent Stan Helton and Challenger Jamie Hensley will move to a runoff. […]

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