• Man passes away at ExxonMobil station in his car


    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – On the morning of Jan. 4, 2020, a local Blue Ridge man unexpectedly passed in the ExxonMobil parking lot. Blue Ridge Police Chief Johnny Searce said the individual went into the convenience store to make a purchase, then left and got into their car. It is presumed that after he entered […]

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  • Two homes catch fire, one belonging to FCHS wrestling coach


    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Officials looking into how two homes in the county caught fire. The blazes occurred a little over a week apart, and one home belonged to first year Fannin County High School (FCHS) wrestling coach. No injuries reported in either fire. In the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 23, Fannin County […]

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  • 2020 Budget Unanimously Approved by Commissioners

    2020 Budget

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – The $28,564,665 operating budget received full-approval from the commissioners after they tabled it in Nov. 26, 2019 meeting. In the last meeting, Post One Earl Johnson refused to approve the 2020 budget until Chief Financial Officer Robin Gazaway provided an approximated fund balance, to accurately determine the county’s financial standing. “I […]

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  • More Parking Coming to Downtown Blue Ridge


    BLUE RIDGE, GA – Hawthorne Ventures promised to bring 186 additional parking spots to downtown Blue Ridge as part of the developer’s retail project. The developer purchased the old United Methodist Church site approximately two years ago with plans to bring more retail and parking deck to the downtown area. The entire project is privately […]

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  • Johnson calls for accurate numbers, refuses to vote on 2020 Budget

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – In heated 2020 budget hearing and regular commissioners’ meetings, Post One Earl Johnson refused to vote on 2020 budget prepared by Chief Financial Officer Robin Gazaway and declared, “I don’t trust a single number on [the proposed budget].” The proposed 2020 budget featured several increases: Department – Increase Risk Management – […]

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  • ISO update: cities to begin repairing hydrants


    BLUE RIDGE, Ga – Fire Chief Larry Thomas delivered his monthly ISO update and confirmed cities will begin fixing any defective hydrants. Fannin County Fire Department (FCFD) recently completed a check of every county hydrant, and now the responsibility falls to the townships to repair any hydrant within its city limits. The out of service […]

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  • Public Budget Hearing Set for Nov. 26 at Courthouse

    public budget hearing

    FANNIN COUNTY, GA – The 2020 budget must be approved in Dec. 2019. In order to fulfill this duty, the commissioners scheduled a public budget hearing on Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. The commissioners will hear from the public on proposed budgets and place it on the agenda for reading and potential voting in the […]

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