• 2 to 1 Vote Approves New Roof for Old Firehouse


    Blue Ridge, Ga – Commissioners approved reroofing of the old firehouse located next to the courthouse in a two to one vote with Post Two Commissioner Glenn Patterson dissenting. Chairman Stan Helton brought up the need for a new roof on the old firehouse during the last meeting. The committee tabled the issue until the […]

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  • Expenses and Revenues Up in 2018 Audit

    2018 audit

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Rushton & Company presented 2018 audit findings and attempted to address the reasoning behind adjusting each line item at the end of the year. The company’s representative Sam Latimer outlined 2018 audit and issued an unmodified opinion aka no areas for concern. However, left 12 comments for improvements in their report. […]

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  • Tiny Home Subdivision Moratorium Stands

    Tiny Homes

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Board of Commissioners approved to extend the moratorium on tiny home subdivisions for another year. The existing moratorium will stand through July 2020 after an extensive discussion on the topic with the community. “You can look all over North Georgia, and I think every county have looked at this a little […]

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  • Fannin Commissioners Commit to 2020 Census


    Blue Ridge, Ga – Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) presented their case for participation in the 2020 census. DCA Specialist Khuyen Nguyen spoke to the Board of Commissioners about DCA’s initiative to record everyone in the upcoming census. She outlined three methods available to Fannin county citizens, including online form, calling in, or paper […]

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  • Bond Set for Couple Accused of Inciting An Illegal Adoption

    GBI Baby trade

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Magistrate court set bond at $75,000 for the couple who attempted an unlawful adoption by inducing a Fannin County mother to give up her child for a vehicle. The order to reinstate bond for Rebecca and William McClain was filed on July 11, 2019, by their attorney Robert Ferguson and presented […]

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  • New Football Stadium Lights Benefit Players and Students

    Football Stadium

    Blue Ridge, Ga – 2019 football season will begin with new LED lights shining on the field, and the system will give students a chance to create a unique light show. 38 football stadium lights have burnt out, and many need new ballasts or entirely new fixtures to properly work. Four bids came in, and […]

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  • FYI Teaches Students Professional Development

    FYI Students

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Fannin Youth Initiative (FYI) successfully taught Fannin County High School students about professional development and job opportunities available to them. Executive Director of the Fannin County Development Authority Christie Gribble spoke about the first year of FYI to the board and the impact it made on students. Leadership Fannin served as […]

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  • 2019 GSBA Exemplary Board Status Awarded to Fannin Schools

    Blue Ridge, Ga – The Fannin County Board of Education receives with the Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2019 Exemplary School Board award. The recognition program showcases best practices in school governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning and achievement. “I want […]

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