• Fannin discusses how to enforce litter ordinance

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – The predicament of loose trash on Fannin roads and fixing the litter issue took center stage during the commissioner meeting. Originally, Chief Land Development Officer Marie Woody approached the commissioners about changing some language on the Adopt a Road application. She had a list of 67 individuals and families in her […]

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  • Perdue opts out of 2022 Senate race

    David Perdue 2022 Senate

    ATLANTA, Ga – After taking the first step and filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, former Senator David Perdue (R – Ga) announced this morning that he would not seek a Senate seat in 2022. Perdue would have faced off against Senator Raphael Warnock (D – Ga), who beat Kelly Loeffler in the January […]

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  • Doug Collins still evaluating his 2022 options

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    ELLIJAY, Ga – Former Congressman Doug Collins didn’t rule out a potential governor or U.S. Senate run in 2022. He confirmed he’s weighing his options and would make a decision in the future. “I’m concerned about conservatism right now,” Collins expressed. “If that means I need to be on the ballot, I’ll be on the […]

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  • Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect this evening

    Winter Weather Advisory

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – More winter weather is expected over the next 24 hours, beginning this evening with possible freezing rain. A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 7 p.m. and lasts until 7 a.m. on Thursday, February 18. Fannin, Union, Towns, Lumpkin and White Counties can expect up to a tenth of an […]

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  • Fannin Schools closed closed following winter precipitation

    A check of area roads this morning has revealed areas of concern due to the wintry weather overnight. Safety is the top priority; therefore, all Fannin County Schools will be closed today (Tuesday), February 16. Today will be our third Curriculum Online Learning Day (COLD #3). If it is safe to do so, 12-month personnel […]

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  • David Perdue takes steps to run against Warnock in 2022

    David Perdue 2022 Senate

    ATLANTA, Ga – The 2022 U.S. Senate race starts heating up with former U.S. Senator David Perdue (R – Ga) filing paperwork to potentially run against Senator Raphael Warnock (D – Ga). The former senator, who lost his runoff against Jon Ossoff on January 5, established the “Perdue for Senate” campaign on Monday with the […]

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  • Departments’ 2020 budgets didn’t reflect CARES Act reimbursements

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga: Several county departments never received their CARES Act reimbursement funds in 2020 despite the county having the money. Chairman Jamie Hensley addressed the matter during the February 9, 2021 meeting, stating that at least one department was showing over by 175 percent. “Unbeknownst to the commissioners, I can honestly say that they […]

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  • Future of WhitePath building in continued limbo

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga: The Whitepath building discussion resumed during the February 9 meeting without a resolution on how to proceed. At a previous meeting, Post Two Glenn Patterson asked for site testing, such as asbestos, mold, mildew, and underground rock, to be performed before further plans were developed. According to Patterson, the recommended testing fell […]

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  • Positive news concerning COVID-19 in Fannin

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga: The status of COVID-19 in Fannin appears to be trending in the right direction as positive cases begin to drop and vaccine providers become more readily available. According to EMA Director Robert Graham, 11 percent of tests are coming back positive, but the health department is no longer giving COVID-19 tests. As a […]

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  • Speaker David Ralston honors Fannin County High School Football Team

    ATLANTA – On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Georgia House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 86, sponsored by Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), honoring the Fannin County High School Football Team. The team won the 7AA Region Championship in November 2020. “I want to congratulate Coach Cheatham and every team member on their undefeated regular season […]

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  • Blue Ridge Police Chief Johnny Scearce comes home

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    Blue Ridge, Ga – Blue Ridge Police Chief officially came home on Tuesday, February 3, 2021, after his release from the hospital in January 2021. Scearce, who’s also the Post One-elect for Fannin County, spent 94 days in the CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. battling COVID-19 and related health conditions, including a collapsed lung […]

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  • COVID-19 Variant Cases Increase in Georgia

    COVID-19 Variant

    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming there are now 19 cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 identified in Georgia. This is the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. So far, no other COVID-19 variants have been identified in Georgia. The B.1.1.7 cases in […]

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  • Sen. Steve Gooch Assumes Additional Duties in State Senate

    ATLANTA (January 25, 2021) | Recently, Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) received his committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session. Sen. Gooch will serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Vice Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and as a member of the Ethics, Finance, Reapportionment and Redistricting, and Regulated Industries and […]

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  • Johnson agrees to serve as Post One Commissioner for 90 days

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Former Post One Earl Johnson took a moment to clear up the details surrounding his extended time in office. Johnson acknowledged that he’s comfortable continuing to serve the county for a period of time while Post One-elect Johnny Scearce continues to recover. However, he did put a time limit on his […]

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