BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County honored its special athletes today, and officially proclaimed both in the City of Blue Ridge and in Fannin County that the week of May 16, 2018 be Special Olympics Week.
Crowds gathered shortly before 10:30 a.m. this morning in the free parking area of downtown Blue Ridge. Among those present were Special Olympic supporters, teachers, proud parents, Blue Ridge and Fannin County law enforcement and emergency personnel, representatives from Fannin County’s educational system, and of course, the athletes.
This year marks a very special anniversary for the olympics. Having begun in 1968, the Special Olympics celebrates its 50th year.
Blue Ridge Mayor Donna Whitener was present to kick off festivities as she announced that the City of Blue Ridge was officially acknowledging this week as Special Olympics Week and delivered a proclamation stating such from the city.
A lighting of the ceremonial torch set activities in motion, and the athletes were cheered on as they made their way up East Main Street to the Fannin County Courthouse participating in the Fannin County Torch Relay.
The celebration continued at the courthouse where the procession was greeted by Fannin County Chairman Stan Helton. Helton announced to the crowd that Fannin County too would like to recognize this week as Special Olympics Week and signed an official proclamation as well.
The Special Olympics will take place tomorrow, May 16, at Fannin County Middle School (FCMS). The opening ceremony will be at 9 a.m. in the FCMS gym.
Elementary athletes and Mineral Springs athletes will compete from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Middle and High School athletes will compete from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – According to the official website for the Fannin County School System, all county schools are closed today due to inclement weather that began in the early morning hours Friday, Dec. 8, and is expected to continue throughout the day and evening.
Also, the Fannin County Tax Commissioners office will close early Friday at noon, followed by the the closing of the entire Fannin County Courthouse at 3 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Fannin and surrounding counties until 7 a.m. Saturday.
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July 11, 2017 5:15 p.m.
Jury Assembly Room – Third Floor
OPENING REGULAR MEETING:
- Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
- Approve minutes of June 27, 2017.
PUBLIC COMMENTARY: 30-minute maximum
Do not misconstrue this as a question and answer session with the board.
Limit 3 minutes per person. Please state name and address before comments. All comments should be addressed to the Chairman.
- Variance Request – Timothy P. and Jeanie L. May
- Variance Request – Beaslebow LLC
- Marie Woody – Land Development Report
- Zack Ratcliff – Road Department Report
- Eddie O’Neal – Rec. Department Report
- Consent Agenda – Fire Department
- Executive Session (if necessary)
The Fannin County Board of Commissioners meetings are held every second and fourth Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room – Third Floor of the Fannin County Courthouse.
Agendas are posted to the County website within 24 hours of the next scheduled meeting
This agenda has been approved by the Chairman and is subject to change at his discretion. If you have questions or concerns, contact Chairman Helton at email@example.com
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