• Advisory: Tornado Watch until 02:00PM

    PRESS RELEASE Advisory: Tornado Watch until 02:00PM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 59 IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN GEORGIA WHICH INCLUDES 75 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL GEORGIA: BIBB BLECKLEY BUTTS CRAWFORD CRISP DOOLY HOUSTON JASPER JONES MONROE PEACH PULASKI PUTNAM TWIGGS WILCOX IN NORTH CENTRAL […]

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  • McCaysville’s Downtown Revitalization Continues

    MCCAYSVILLE, Ga. – Lots of new things are happening in downtown McCaysville these days. With the grand opening of Riverwalk Shops, the area is bustling with activity and beautification. McCaysville Revitalization Committee Chairman Zachary Welch visited with City Council members on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, to update them on the recent upgrades to the project […]

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  • Spring Arts in the Park festival announced

    Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center is preparing for its 2019 Spring Arts in the Park festival. PRESS RELEASE BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center is inviting everyone to attend its annual Spring Arts in the Park Festival. A few highlights of the event are: ·The festival […]

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  • McCaysville Police Commissioner resigns

    Police Commissioner Tommy Colis has resigned his post effective April 9, 2019.   McCAYSVILLE, Ga. – McCaysville Police Commissioner Tommy Colis resigned his post effective April 9, 2019. Colis, who also serves as a council member, made the announcement at the monthly City Council meeting in McCaysville. He cited he was stepping down as Commissioner due to […]

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  • Eddie Ayers retires from many years of service

    BLUE RIDGE, Ga.- Having served over 22 years as Fannin and Gilmer County Extension Agent, Eddie Ayers is a beloved member of the community. Friends and co-workers filled Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, to honor his years of service and celebrate his retirement. “The community has accepted me,” Ayers began, […]

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  • Youth Art Month being held at Art Center

    Many talented Fannin County and Copper Basin young artists had their pieces displayed recently at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center to kick off Youth Art Month. Blue Ridge Elementary School, East Fannin Elementary School, West Fannin Elementary School, Fannin Middle School, Fannin County High School, and Copper Basin High School were well represented with […]

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  • Love is in the air- “She said YES!”

    Sometimes you just never know what the next minute might bring to your life. One lucky resident of Blue Ridge found out how it could forever change the future. Edward Bell appeared nervous as he paced the showroom floor of Blue Ridge North Ga. Ford (BRNGF) in Mineral Bluff on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Along […]

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  • McCayville Police Department alerts citizens of scam

    Attention: SCAM ALERT: McCaysville, Ga. – To the Citizens of McCaysville Ga and Fannin County. There is a current Fraud circulating. If you get a call alleging to be from Medicare / Medicaid: DO NOT give the caller any personal information over the phone. This goes for any caller requesting Address, Phone Number or Social […]

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  • Blue Ridge celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with parade

    Downtown Blue Ridge, GA was the scene for many Irish to come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today, March 17, 2019. Although the day was cold with a brisk wind, folks lined the streets. The Irish green could be seen along the parade route! The parade started at 11 o’clock Irish Time! Blue Ridge […]

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  • Fannin County Board of Commissioners considers budget item

    Commissioner Chairman Stan Helton welcomed everyone at 5:15 p.m. for its bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. District Attorney of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit of Fannin County B. Alison Sosabee appeared before the Board requesting funds to employ an administrative assistant. The new assistant would help alleviate the work load being placed upon the […]

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  • Phi Beta Lamba seeks Members and Sponsors

    Kiwanis of Blue Ridge recently hosted guests from North Georgia Technical College’s Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (Blairsville Campus). State Officer Sherry Carr, Local Chapter President Heather Wells, and Advisor Mona Williams were on hand to speak to Kiwanians about their program and its advantages of being a member for everyone who may […]

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  • Families with autistic children now have local services – “One child at a time”

    Challenges can arise at anytime for families, especially with special needs children such as those with autism. Readily available resources are imperative. Until recently parents suspecting autism and needing assistance in diagnosis, treatment and other essential information were forced to travel to Atlanta. Families in Fannin, Gilmer, and Union counties now have another option closer […]

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  • Fannin County Libary introduces new Historic Digitization Project

    Fannin County Library Branch Manager Ginia Wood introduces FCPL’s Historic Photographic Digitization Project. She encourages everyone to submit photographs of Fannin County pre-1970’s. PRESS RELEASE BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County Public Library is excited to announce the Fannin County Historic Photographic Digitization Project. FCPL is collaborating with Georgia HomePLACE and The Virtual Library of Georgia […]

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  • Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off gets better every year

    Blue Ridge GA hosted the 9th annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in beautiful downtown City Park. Although it started out as a dreary, gray sky day, by afternoon the sun shown through the clouds for the estimated 7,000+ visitors who came to Blue Ridge from as far away as […]

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