• Johnson Expresses Concerns Over Handling of Healthcare Change

    2020 Budget

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Post One Commissioner Earl Johnson voiced his opinion on the changes to the county’s healthcare policy. In the May 28 Board of Commissioner’s meeting, Johnson, who missed the called special session on healthcare, made his thoughts on the changes known. “The reason I felt that we went to self-insured, two or […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Call for Clarity in the County Budget

    2020 Budget

    Blue Ridge, Ga – Post 1 Commissioner Earl Johnson asked for revisions in the Public Roads/SPLOST department to clarify the monthly financial reports. The Public Roads and SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) represented one line item of the budget summary report. Since financial updates began two years ago, Board of Commissioners’ Chief Financial […]

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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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  • GDOT Budget for Madola Bridge Project Approved

    Blue Ridge, Ga – The Fannin County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for Madola Road bridge construction during the Tuesday, April 23 board meeting. The commissioners and GDOT must agree on the proposed budget before construction or improvements can proceed. Costs for the project will […]

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  • 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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