• Illegal Sewage Dumping in Blue Ridge and Morganton

    illegal dumping

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – City of Blue Ridge advises citizens to be on the look on for a septic truck performing illegal dumping of sewage in ponds and manholes across Fannin County. The truck has dumped raw sewage straight from septic tanks in Morganton and in Blue Ridge. In one reported instance, a flatbed truck […]

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  • Commissioners Approve Date for 2020 Budget Hearings

    2020 Budget

    BLUE RIDGE, GA – The Board of Commissioners unanimously approve Wednesday, October 2 as the day for 2020 budget hearings. Traditionally, commissioners listen to budget proposals in the Grand Jury Assembly Room throughout a single day. The hearings will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 2, and each department head presents […]

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  • Update: Details about early morning lumberyard fire

    Blue Ridge, Ga. – The Fannin County Fire Department (FCFD) responded to a blaze on Tuesday, Sept. 10 that had early morning commuters concerned and commenting via social media on the size of the fire. Dispatch came out at 5:23 a.m. that there was a commercial fire in the vicinity of 27 Patterson Lane, just […]

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  • Thomas Addresses ISO Rate Change and Presents Action Plan

    ISO Rate

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Fire Chief Larry Thomas presented his plan to lower Fannin County’s ISO rate by 2020. Fannin County recently moved up to a six from a five on the ISO fire insurance rating, which caused many in the county to worry about their insurance increasing. The last ISO evaluation occurred in 2012, […]

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  • Commissioners Approve 2019 Millage Rate

    2019 millage rate

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Fannin County’s  2019 millage rate dropped by 5.7% after Board of Education and Commissioners both lower their portions. Commissioners decreased their rate to 3.938, which was .875 mills down from 2019. The Board of Education dropped to 10.593 from 2018’s 11.20 mills. The combined rate equals 14.531 for the total millage […]

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  • CFO Estimates Budget Savings from Reinsurance Speculation


    Blue Ridge, Ga – CFO Robin Gazaway estimated that the county saved between $100,000 to $300,000 in reinsurance based on former CFO estimates. Risk management’s budget was 85% into the operating budget for the year. Gazaway adjusted the presentation of the information with auditor’s permission to subtract the reinsurance money that the county receives for […]

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  • No Bond For Child Molestation Suspect

    Child molestation

    McCaysville, GA  – Kevin Joseph Warbington of McCaysville, GA, 32, arrested and charged with aggravated sexual battery and two counts of aggravated child molestation on August 21. GBI assisted McCaysville Police Department with the investigation of Warbington after McCaysville believed Warbington had left the area and potentially the state. GBI reached out to Spartanburg County […]

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