• Board of Commissioners Purchase WhitePath Building

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Board of Commissioners approved of the purchase of 118 Industrial Blvd. to move administration out of the courthouse and provide additional parking for the Fannin County Government and public. “It’s been something that has been talked about for many, many years, and the voters actually approved it in 2016. They put […]

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  • County Encourages Tobacco Users to Quit

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Board of Commissioners offer county employees incentives to quit tobacco in the 2019 healthcare plan. In a called meeting of the Board of Commissioners, the commissioners added a $50 a month surcharge to monthly premiums for tobacco users. Studies have shown that tobacco use causes poor health in individuals who partake over […]

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  • Potential Changes to County’s Waste Management Services

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Two waste management companies provided bids to supervise Fannin County’s trash and recycling service. Currently, Advanced Disposal Services (ADS) handles the waste streams for the county, but the company recently received an offer from Waste Management Incorporated to buy it out. The companies are in the middle of the takeover contract […]

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  • Road Construction Beginning in June

    Blue Ridge, Ga – GDOT (Georgia Department of Transportation) grants determine county road projects for the year and construction will begin soon. Director of Public Works Zack Ratcliff approached the Fannin County Board of Commissioners with updated grant money estimates from GDOT for road improvements. GDOT’s Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) goes toward improving […]

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  • Driver Loses Control in Fatal Accident

    Cherry Log, Ga – Georgia State Patrol (GSP) cited loss of control as the cause of the fatal crash at the intersection of 515 and Joann Sisson Road. The accident occurred around 3:13 p.m. on May 7 with GSP dispatched to the scene at 3:13 p.m. and arrived at 3:25 p.m. The victim, Cory Harriman […]

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  • Arson the Cause of McCaysville Chicken House Fire

    McCaysville, Ga – A fire investigator with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office has determined that someone intentionally set fire to a chicken house in Fannin County. The chicken house located on 260 Old Silver Mine Road caught fire around 8:49 Monday morning with the fire department receiving the dispatch call at 8:50 a.m. […]

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  • Concerns Raised about Safety on Loving Road

    Blue Ridge, Ga – The safety of the almost 40-year-old junkyard on Loving Road. was called into question by a concerned citizen during a Board of Commissioners meeting despite the business being in compliance of the county ordinances. The citizen stated that the business is storing junk, trash, and scrap metal in the road’s right […]

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  • Blue Ridge Box Car Derby Raises Money for STEM

    Blue Ridge, Ga – The first annual Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby raised $4,900 for Fannin County School’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program on Saturday, April 27. The derby race was created by locals to benefit the community, specifically the children. Co-founder Brian Higgins said, “We have festivals here almost monthly, but none […]

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