• Fannin County Schools release COVID-19 school closing details

    Fannin County Schools COVID-19

    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – Fannin County School System released further details explaining their protocols following the decision to close schools from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 due to COVID-19. Students are not expected to complete a Curriculum Online Learning Day (COLD) packet on Monday, March 16. The school will let families and students […]

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  • Citizen calls for Post Two Patterson’s resignation

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    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – While attending a Patriot Tea Party Meeting in Mineral Bluff, Post Two Glenn Patterson found himself in a “contentious situation” with certain members of the crowd over the new library proposal. One of whom spoke at the March 10, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting to ask for Patterson’s resignation. The Patriot […]

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  • Kemp issues call to action to all Georgians, schools, and local governments

    Kemp Georgians

    ATLANTA, Ga – Governor Brian Kemp announced schools, childcare providers, local governments in Georgia now have the option to close, at least, for the next two weeks, starting this afternoon, during his latest COVID-19 press conference. Mere hours after he confirmed, the first death in Georgia from COVID-19, Kemp gathered Speaker of the House David […]

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  • Graham gives COVID-19 update to commissioners

    COVID-19

    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – With COVID-19 spreading across the country, EMA Director Robert Graham presented an update on the virus during the March Board of Commissioners meeting. “You might start seeing a spike in cases. We’re probably going to get some cases in Fannin County,” said Graham. “There might very well be some cases in […]

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  • General Assembly suspends the 2020 legislative session

    General Assembly

    ATLANTA, Ga – Shortly after Governor Brian Kemp’s announcement concerning new protocols for Coronavirus, the Georgia General Assembly moved to suspend it’s legislative session, after tomorrow. From the press release: The Georgia General Assembly will suspend the 2020 legislative session indefinitely after Friday, March 13, the 29th Legislative Day. The suspension is out of an abundance […]

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  • Law enforcement makes arrest in Tin Loong stabbing incident

    Tin Loong

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Fannin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a male on alleged aggravated assault charges in connection with the Tin Loong restaurant stabbing that took place on Feb. 27. Hung Duc Vuong was apprehended on Feb. 27 at approximately 3:15 p.m. for reportedly stabbing a fellow Tin Loong employee. According to the booking report, […]

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  • Devin Nunes Endorses Doug Collins for Georgia Senate

    Devin Nunes

    ATLANTA, GA  — Ranking member, and former Chairman, of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes today endorsed Congressman Doug Collins in his race to become Georgia’s next U.S. Senator. “I’m honored to endorse my good friend, Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, for the U.S. Senate,” said Nunes.  “A strong conservative, Doug was a bold leader in the battle against the […]

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  • Fannin becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary County

    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – After an hour of passionate discussion from citizens, Fannin’s board of commissioners unanimously passed the Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution on Feb. 25, 2020. The resolution states, “No agent, employee, or official of Fannin County, Georgia or any corporation doing business with the county shall provide material support or participate in any […]

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  • Post One Earl Johnson won’t seek reelection

    Post One Johnson

    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – Post One Earl Johnson announced he wouldn’t seek reelection at the Feb. 25 Board of Commissioners’ meeting, citing family and negativity as reasons. “I’ve been back and forth whether to announce reelection or not, through some recent events and changes with my family and my son, where he is going to […]

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  • Unadjusted end of year budget for 2019 under by 4 percent

    unadjusted budget

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Robin Gazaway presented the unadjusted budget for 2019, which came in at four percent under. “This is not final just so everyone knows. There are several adjustments that need to be made. Most everything has been under budget. Risk management was a little over. There’s going to […]

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  • Commissioners agree to move toward a broadband community

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    BLUE RIDGE, Ga –   Executive Director of the Development Authority Christie Gribble presented a strategy to bring the community up to broadband speed, so to speak, and commissioners approved going ahead with the process. Gribble hoped to have Fannin broadband ready by the fourth quarter of 2020. “I think it’s an absolute necessity that we […]

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  • Flash Flood Watch in effect for much of north Georgia

    Flash flood watch

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed Fannin County under a Flash Flood Watch through Tuesday, Feb. 11 evening. The watch was issued at 11:41 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 10. …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING… The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Watch […]

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  • UPDATE: Suspicious package scene cleared

    suspicious package

    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) examined the suspicious package and discovered it was an old recording device. The package was found at the Social Security building on the morning of Monday. Feb. 10, 2020. Fannin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) blocked off the surrounding streets, and GBI arrived on the scene to […]

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  • Variance request disrupts meeting, hazard mitigation grant contract

    variance request

    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga – Tensions rose among those in the audience during Jan. 28 board of commissioners meeting after a contested variance request passed with two in favor and one abstaining. Members of the Falls Over Like Blue Ridge Homeowners Association (HOA) had returned to see if the variance request would be approved or not. […]

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  • Fetching Features: a look at Will Beattie and Bear Creek Cattle Company

    “A graduate of The Citadel, South Carolina’s well-known military college, Will Beattie is an avid outdoorsman and first-generation farmer. He founded Bear Creek Cattle Company with just a few head of cattle and a big dream to produce the finest beef while preserving the environment of his Cohutta mountain farmland for future generations.” Beattie’s introduction […]

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  • Doug Collins announces decision to run for U.S. Senate

    Doug Collins

    ATLANTA — Doug Collins appeared this morning on Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends to announce his decision to run for U.S. Senate in the November special election to fill former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s seat. As a lifelong Georgian, Doug has lived a life of faith, public service and conservative values. Since 2013, he has proudly represented […]

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