News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

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Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
October 17,  2017
News for Members
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Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

TONIGHT – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cuttings – Congratulations!
October 10 was the ribbon cutting for 6 Ponds Farm. 6 Ponds Farm offers vacation rentals homes. True to the name, there are 6 ponds on this 22 acre farm and two vacation rental properties, a garden, kayaks and more! Enjoy the rental by the pool or the tiny home rental by the pond. Visit their website for more information atwww.6pondsfarm.com.
Ribbon Cutting for Melaleuca_ The Wellness Company
October 12 was the ribbon cutting for Melaleuca, The Wellness Company.  Melaleuca products feature biodegradable ingredients and range from cleaning supplies, to beauty products and more! Contact Elaine Fortier, Marketing Executive with Melaleuca, for more information at 727-236-0433.  www.Melaleuca.com

OPEN HOUSE

Spec Facility Open House
Hosted by: Fannin County Development Authority
Friday, October 27th 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You are invited to an Open House at the newly constructed commercial/industrial facility hosted by the Fannin County Development Authority. The Open House is an opportunity for the community to see the facility up close and learn more about the process and partners involved. The facility is available for lease to a business and an ideal candidate will create quality jobs in Fannin County. This could be an existing business that is expanding or a business looking to relocate. Please take a few minutes to drop by.

Location and Directions:
From Blue Ridge – Take Highway 5/Blue Ridge Dr. north approximately 8 miles and turn right at Kyle Rd. The entrance will be the first left after turning on Kyle Rd. If you pass Tri-State EMC on the left, you have gone too far.

From McCaysville – Take Highway 5/Blue Ridge Dr. south approximately 2.5 miles and turn left at Kyle Rd. You will pass Tri-State EMC on the right and the turn will be past the historic yellow house on the left. The entrance will be the first left after turning on Kyle Rd.

Fall Festival Flyer

October Community Events Calendar
September 1 – October 31 – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards
September 28 – October 15 – Live Theater: Calendar Girls, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 7-22 – Fall Festival at Gibbs Gardens, Talking Rock
October 7 – November 11 – SAAG National Juried Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
October 13-21 – Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 17 – Firefly Music Presents Austin Winkler, Blue Ridge
October 19 – Haunts and Harvest, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 19-21 – Fright Nights at the Fairgrounds, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
October 21 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
October 21 – Harvest Wine Dinner, Paradise Hills
October 21 – Live Music is Better Presents Michelle Malone, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 21 – Vogel State Park Fall Hoedown, Vogel State Park
October 21 – Paws in the Park 5k and Mutt Mile, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
October 21 – Paws in the Park, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
October 21-22 – Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay
October 21 – Harvest Festival, Crane Creek Vineyards
October 21-22 – Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Sale, Old Farmers Market
October 21-22 – Sorghum Festival, Blairsville
October 21-22 – Gold Rush Days Festival, Dahlonega
October 21-22 – 23rd Annual Heritage Days Festival, Talking Rock
October 26-28 – Fright Nights at the Fairground, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
October 27 – Firefly Music Presents Howie Day, Blue Ridge
October 27 – November 5 – Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 27-28 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
October 27-29 – Moonshine Festival, Dawsonville
October 28 – 5k Halloween Trick or Trot, Blue Ridge City Park
October 28 – HalloWine Celebration, Paradise Hills Winery
October 28-29 – Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Sale, Old Farmers Market
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
October 28 – Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 28 – Halloween Safety Zone, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
October 29 – Pumpkin Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
October 31 – Ducktown Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Ducktown
October 31 – Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Blue Ridge
October 31 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
Saturday
*Blue Ridge Motorsports Park Races, Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
Saturday and Sunday
*Upick Apples and Tractor Tours: Mercier Orchards, Mountain View Orchards, Hillcrest Orchards
*Corn Maze: Joshua Dream Ranch
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here
In This Issue
Business After Hours
Ribbon Cuttings
Open House at Spec Facility
Fall Festivals and Events
Community Events Calendar

Chamber Events
Calendar
October 17 – Business After Hours at Bear Claw Vineyards, 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 18 – Board of Directors Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Executive Board Meeting at 11:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
October 25 – Ribbon Cutting for Ridge Chiropractic, 39 Lance St., Ste. 6, Blue Ridge
11:30 a.m.
October 26 – Ambassador Lunch, Location tbd
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Members To Member Ads
SAAG Juried Show
 Haunts and Harvest Poster ETC Appreciation Luncheon

Paws in the Park 5k poster
Paws in the Park
Harvest Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards PosterWizard of Oz poster
Halloween 5k
Halloween Bon Voyage Party_ Boat Dock Bar and GrillFright Night a the Fairgrounds
Chicken BBQ Dinner

Rebels fall to Tigers 43-3

FCHS Football

With a slight breeze on a relatively cool October Friday night, it finally felt like football season.  The Fannin County Rebels ventured to Dawsonville with aspirations of upsetting the AAA Region 7 stat leaders, only to quickly find out what the hype surrounding Dawson County was very real.

The Fannin County High School Rebels recently garnered national attention for carrying a roster full of flags onto the field prior to kickoff, and once again, the team elected to carry Old Glory onto the field, a reminder to the crowd – and to the country – that these young men believe in honoring our nation and the historic tradition of American football.

The Tigers won the toss and elected to defer, giving the Rebels the opportunity to receive the ball first.  After the kickoff, things started out pretty well for Fannin County.  Senior quarterback Chandler Smith handed the ball to starting senior running back Cody Jacobs and he took the ball upfield for a first down.  A quick snap and another run led to a six yard gain for the Rebels.  Energy levels were high on the Fannin sidelines and you could almost see the hair standing up on the back of the offensive line’s necks as Smith took the next snap, stepped back, turned to his left, and threw the ball… directly into the jersey of a defensive back for Dawson County.

FCHS senior lineman Bradley Flowers jumps on the loose ball, preventing a turnover.

In Smith’s defense, the energy in the stadium was out of this world and his adrenaline had to have been turned up to 11; but nonetheless the Tigers seized the opportunity to turn the turnover into points and take an early seven-point lead over the Rebels.  Eight minutes later, the Tigers held a 22-0 lead and the Rebels were reeling on their heels trying to stop the bleeding.  Each time the Rebels got a drive rolling, something happened to stop them in their tracks:  A pass on first down – intercepted.  A solid run between the tackles – holding penalty.  A qb sweep to the strong side – fumble (recovered by senior lineman Bradley Flowers).  It felt like it was Friday the 13th – wait – it was.

The Rebels wouldn’t put points on the board until head coach Jim Pavao elected to take a shot at a 40-yard field goal.  Senior kicker Alex White lined up and put the ball through the goal post with room to spare, but at this point the Tigers had put 36 on the board; another touchdown by the Tigers put the game out of reach, 43-3.

Dawson finished the game with 446 yards of total offense, 161 through the air and 285 on the ground.  Fannin managed 227 yards of total offense, 105 passing and 122 rushing.

Fannin converted only 5-of-15 third downs, while Dawson converted only 7-of-12 in this game.  The Rebels turned the ball over twice, both by way of interceptions, while the Tigers coughed the ball up on a fumble for their only turnover of the night.

Fannin County (2-5, 0-3) hosts Lumpkin County(0-7, 0-3) this week for homecoming, both teams fighting for their first win in region play.

Current AAA Region 7 Standings:

Full stats for the game were not available at the time of publication.

 

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Fannin County EMA Prepares For Future Demand

Fannin County EMA/EMS
Fannin County EMA/EMS

BLUE RIDGE, GA – Fannin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Robert Graham is preparing for the future with new equipment and equipment upgrades.

As Fannin County grows so do the issues that our emergency crews face. Call volumes for emergency responses have been steadily increasing, and with Copper Basin Medical Center limiting their hours of operation, there is expected to be even more calls.

Graham is preparing for this by updating our existing ambulances and securing new ones.

On September 21, 2017 Fannin County EMA teams welcomed the newest member to their vehicle fleet. This new ambulance will allow room for our EMTs to cover increasing call volume.

Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners, Finance Director Robin Gazaway, EMA, Emergency Management Agency, Robert Graham, Larry Joe Sosebee, Copper Basin Medical Center, Fannin Regional Hospital

A new ambulance arrived to Fannin County. Graham hopes this will help with increase demand.

Graham announced at the Fannin County Budget Workshop that Copper Basin Medical Center will be closing their Emergency Room and operating on limited hours as a walk-in clinic. This will add strain on our Fannin County team.

This new policy at Copper Basin Medical Center went into effect on September 30. Patients being transported from Polk County to Fannin Regional Hospital will have to rely on Fannin County ambulances for a return trip.

Graham said, “The ambulance service that is in Polk County is privately owned and they are refusing to pick up patients at Fannin and transfer them back to Polk County.”

He did confirm that in the event of an emergency in Fannin County, Polk County ambulances were still on call and willing to help.
At the September 26 Board of Commissioner’s meeting a request was made for the purchase of a new command vehicle. The price on this vehicle is $27, 069.58.

Post Two Commissioner Larry Joe Sosebee wanted clarification on where the money for this vehicle would come from. He asked, “Is that out of this year’s budget or next year’s?”

Finance Director Robin Gazaway confirmed that the purchase of the new command vehicle would come from the 2017 budget and that the department still had plenty of funds to cover the cost.

The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the purchase of this vehicle.

The EMA department’s 2018 budget proposal would cover the costs of one additional ambulance for the department as well as the remounting of a current ambulance box to a new chassis.

Graham said, “That will give us seven ambulances in our fleet, one of which we can keep in reserve through the state licensings. That will give us three spare engines.”

Graham stated that the additions to the fleet will help with increased call volume and free up engines to cover special events, such as games, races, and festivals.

 

 

 

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Young Farmers Association Monthly Meeting

Community, Rebel's Corner

The October monthly meeting of the Fannin County Young Farmers Association was held at Mercier Orchards on Monday, October 16 at 8:00am. Association business was discussed and the group was treated to a talk and tour from Mr. Tim Mercier. Mercier Orchards was the sponsor for the breakfast. 25 were in attendance. The next FCYF function will be held on November 9 at the United Community Bank Community Room in Blue Ridge at 6:00pm. A presentation will be given by Sgt. Ryan Fowler from the Georgia Motor Carrier compliance division. He will be discussing the MAP 21 legislature pertaining to those who haul logs, equipment, livestock, hay, etc.

#TeamFYNSports Sportwriter Player of the Week

Player Of The Week

This week’s #TeamFYNSports sportswriter player of the week was an obvious choice:  senior Bradley Flowers.  Flowers has been the heart of the offensive line all season.  In fact, he’s played so well that the Fannin coaching staff recently decided to start using the 260-lb juggernaut on the defensive side of the football in short-yardage goal line situations.  Flowers’ most memorable moment offensively Friday night at Dawson County was his offensive fumble recovery that prevented a turnover on the second drive for the Rebels.  Later in the game he made a huge hit on defense, preventing what was nearly a touchdown inside the 5-yard line.  Catch Bradley Flowers and the rest of the big linemen back in action this week as Fannin hosts Lumpkin County for homecoming.

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Senator David Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Move To Increase Access To Insurance

Politics, State & National

Senator David Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Move To Increase Access To Insurance  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump’s action today to provide Americans’ relief from Obamacare:

“President Trump has proven once again he is willing to take bold action, even when Congress won’t. This action today will bring relief to the millions of Americans unable to obtain affordable health insurance because of Obamacare. This law is collapsing under its own weight and hurting millions of Americans. It needs to be fully repealed. In the meantime, I applaud the President’s courage to take action and support this move emphatically.”

Free Breast Exams at Fannin County Health Dept for Breast Cancer Awareness

Community, Health

For Immediate Release

October 12, 2017

Media Contact: Jennifer King, 706-529-5757, x13191 / jennifer.king@dph.ga.gov

Free Breast Exams on October 23rd

Breast Cancer Awareness at Fannin County Health Department!

Blue RidgeGA – FREE Breast Exams, Free Gifts, Information Packets and delicious Snacks are all part of the Breast Cancer Awareness activities planned at the Fannin County Health Department on Monday, October 23rd! It all happens from 9 AM until 11 AM at the health department, located at 95 Ouida Street in Blue Ridge, GA. Breast cancer prevention education will also be provided and NO appointment is necessary. Save a life and get checked during the Breast Cancer Awareness event at the Fannin County Health Department! For more details, call (706) 632-3023. For more information about breast cancer and prevention of this and other types of cancer, log ontowww.cdc.gov/cancer.

News from Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Community
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce  eNewsletter
October 10,  2017
News for Members
Fannin Co. Chamber Logo

Leading the way to economic vitality and quality of life in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton and all of beautiful Fannin County, Georgia.

October 17 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

BOARD NOMINATIONS DUE ON OCTOBER 16!!
Chamber 2018 Board Nominations

Nominations for the Chamber’s Board of Directors are being taken now through Monday, October 16th. The Chamber will elect five new board members in November. If you would like to nominate someone, send the name and business name to jahackett@tds.net or FAX the form below to 706-632-2241. You may nominate up to three people.
2018 CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS
Name _________________________________________
Business _______________________________________
Name __________________________________________
Business ________________________________________
Name ___________________________________________
Business _________________________________________

Ribbon Cuttings – Congratulations!
Ribbon Cutting for Modern Family Counseling
October 3 was the ribbon cutting for Modern Family Counseling. Modern Family Counseling offers counseling for families, individuals, adolescents, and couples for today’s world. Times have changed and so has family dynamics, expectations and pressures of society. Laurie Hicks uses a family centered, solution focused and a strength based therapeutic approach to create positive change and independence.
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Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Squires at Fannin Regional Hospital
October 5 was the ribbon cutting for Dr. Squires, Cardiologist, at Fannin Regional Hospital. Shayne Squires, MD, is a board-certified Cardiologist who can work with you to help prevent or manage heart conditions. He treats coronary artery disease, heart failure, and other cardiac conditions. He also treats high blood pressure and cholesterol and provides recommendations for general life style changes to improve your heart health. As a non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Squires utilizes appropriate diagnostic testing to customize a treatment plan for your needs. His office is located in Suite 103 at Fannin Regional Hospital. (706) 632-4280
Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Bunn at Fannin Regional Hospital
October 5 was the ribbon cutting for Dr. Bunn, Orthopedic Surgeon, at Fannin Regional Hospital. Dr. Kevin Bunn studied at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine for his graduate education and had a fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital Adult Reconstructive Surgery.  His office is located in Suite 109 at Fannin Regional Hospital. (706) 632-4223

October Community Events Calendar
September 1 – October 31 – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards
September 28 – October 15 – Live Theater: Calendar Girls, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 7-22 – Fall Festival at Gibbs Gardens, Talking Rock
October 7 – November 11 – SAAG National Juried Art Show, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
October 13-21 – Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 13 – Downtown Drum Circle – Downtown Blue Ridge
October 14-15 – Sorghum Festival, Blairsville
October 14 – Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Band Festival, Fannin County High School PAC
October 14-15 – Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay
October 14-15 – Fall Arts in the Park, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park ‘
October 14 – Free Time Hobbies Fall Festival & Open House, Free Time Hobbies
October 17 – Firefly Music Presents Austin Winkler, Blue Ridge
October 19 – Haunts and Harvest, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 19-21 – Fright Nights at the Fairgrounds, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
October 21 – Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House, Mineral Bluff Historic Depot
October 21 – Harvest Wine Dinner, Paradise Hills
October 21 – Live Music is Better Presents Michelle Malone, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 21 – Vogel State Park Fall Hoedown, Vogel State Park
October 21 – Paws in the Park 5k and Mutt Mile, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
October 21 – Paws in the Park, Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
October 21-22 – Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay
October 21 – Harvest Festival, Crane Creek Vineyards
October 21-22 – Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Sale, Old Farmers Market
October 21-22 – Sorghum Festival, Blairsville
October 21-22 – Gold Rush Days Festival, Dahlonega
October 21-22 – 23rd Annual Heritage Days Festival, Talking Rock
October 26-28 – Fright Nights at the Fairground, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
October 27 – Firefly Music Presents Howie Day, Blue Ridge
October 27 – November 5 – Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz, Blue Ridge Community Theater
October 27-28 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
October 27-29 – Moonshine Festival, Dawsonville
October 28 – 5k Halloween Trick or Trot, Blue Ridge City Park
October 28 – HalloWine Celebration, Paradise Hills Winery
October 28-29 – Fall Fest Arts and Crafts Sale, Old Farmers Market
October 28 – November 19 – Japanese Maples Colorfest, Gibbs Gardens
October 28 – Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
October 28 – Halloween Safety Zone, Downtown McCaysville/Copperhill
October 29 – Pumpkin Express Train Ride, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
October 31 – Ducktown Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Ducktown
October 31 – Halloween Safe Zone, Downtown Blue Ridge
October 31 – SpookTacular Fest, Joshua Dream Ranch Blairsville
Recurring Events
Tuesday
* Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern
Thursday 

 
Bingo, Kiwanis Fairgrounds
* Trivia Night! Fannin Brewing Company
Saturday
*Blue Ridge Motorsports Park Races, Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
Saturday and Sunday
*Upick Apples and Tractor Tours: Mercier Orchards, Mountain View Orchards, Hillcrest Orchards
*Corn Maze: Joshua Dream Ranch
* Brewery Tours & TastingsThursday through Saturday’s at  Fannin Brewing CompanyGrumpy Old Men and Mercier Orchards.
* Swan Drive-in –Now Playing
FOR THE FULL CALENDAR –Click Here

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In This Issue
Business After Hours
2018 Board Nominations
Ribbon Cuttings
Community Events Calendar

Chamber Events
Calendar
October 10 – Ribbon Cutting for 6 Ponds Farm, 3155 Squirrel Hunting Rd., Morganton
11:00 a.m.
October 12 – Ribbon Cutting for Melaleuca at the Chamber
11:00 a.m.
October 17 – Business After Hours at Bear Claw Vineyards, 2281 Tennis Court Rd., Blue Ridge
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 18 – Board of Directors Meeting, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, Executive Board Meeting at 11:00 a.m., Board Meeting at 12:00 p.m.
October 25 – Ribbon Cutting for Ridge Chiropractic, 39 Lance St., Ste. 6, Blue Ridge
11:30 a.m.
October 26 – Ambassador Lunch, Location tbd
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Members To Member Ads
Calendar Girls Poster SAAG Juried Show
 Second Saturday PosterHaunts and Harvest Poster ETC Appreciation Luncheon

Paws in the Park 5k poster
Harvest Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards PosterWizard of Oz poster
Halloween 5k
Chicken BBQ Dinner
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