May Public Health Inspection Scores

Health
  • BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BAR-B-Q

  • 3870 EAST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 91
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-31-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • CIDER HOUSE CAFE

  • 2984 MOBILE RD MC CAYSVILLE, GA 30555
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-31-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • BLUE RIDGE BREWERY & PATIO

  • 187 DEPOT ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 91
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-31-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • ENGLISH MANOR HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 300 FOREST DR MORGANTON, GA 30560
  • Phone Number: (706) 838-4269
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-31-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • MESQUITE GRILL, INC.

  • 4860 APPALACHIAN HWY BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-31-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • ROOTS ORGANIC JUICE BAR

  • 2800 SCENIC DR STE 7 BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-31-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • ASKA LODGE

  • 178 CALEN DR BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number: (706) 632-0178
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-30-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • THE BORO INN

  • 150 WEST MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 99
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-30-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • MIKE’S TRACKSIDE BBQ

  • 3950 EAST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-25-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN

  • 4970 APPALACHIAN HWY BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 93
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-24-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • MERCIER ORCHARDS DOWNTOWN

  • 260 WEST MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-24-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • WHISPERING PINES CAMPGROUND POOL

  • 290 WHISPERING PINES RD MORGANTON, GA 30560
  • Phone Number: (706) 374-6494
  • Permit Type: SP
  • Last Inspection Score: 85
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-23-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • JONICA GAP CAMPGROUND

  • 1412 HAYGOOD RD MINERAL BLUFF, GA 30559
  • Phone Number: (706) 374-5465
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-21-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • PETE’S PLACE FAMILY RESTAURANT

  • 2460 EAST FIRST ST STE B-1 BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 98
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-21-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • SKEENAH CREEK CAMPGROUND

  • 20 SKEENAH GAP RD SUCHES, GA 30572
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: TA
  • Last Inspection Score: 95
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-18-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • TIN LOONG OF BLUE RIDGE

  • 5771 APPALACHIAN HWY BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 82
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-18-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • BLUE JEANS PIZZA & PASTA FACTORY

  • 11 MOUNTAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number: (205) 874-2265
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 97
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-07-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • WAFFLE HOUSE #955

  • 52059 HWY 5 & HWY 515 BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 88
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-07-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • MOOBEARS ICE CREAM & HOT DOGS

  • 594 E MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number: (706) 276-2611
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-03-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024
  • BLUE SMOKE WORLD FAMOUS BBQ, LLC

  • 3365 EAST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
  • Phone Number:
  • Permit Type: FS
  • Last Inspection Score: 100
  • Last Inspection Date: 05-01-2018
  • For More Information Call: (706) 632-3024

MEC- Student of the Month for May

Community

Austin Wooten is Mountain Education Charter High School’s May Student of the Month. Austin is a freshman and his work ethic has really paid off this year. He has completed three classes and is on his way to completing three more before the year is out. Austin has found that he enjoys learning about history, and good note-taking has become a newfound skill for him. He hopes to continue on with his education and pursue psychology as a major. Austin likes the independence MEC affords. Congratulations to Austin!

Mountain Education would like to thank all our Student of the Month sponsors this year: Dairy Queen, Papa’s Pizza, ETC, Blue Ridge Adventure Wear, Taco Bell and Subway. Your support of our MEC students is truly appreciated!

Nita Cagle speaks about life on the campaign trail

Election 2018

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Georgia’s current Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle continues to make his way across the state in his bid to become Georgia’s next governor. Recently, Cagle made stops through north Georgia as part of his campaign on a two-week venture dubbed the “Cagle Country Bus Tour.”

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Nita Cagle speaks to a group of youths in Blairsville, Georgia.

While supporters and undecided voters alike packed venues to hear the candidate speak in their hometown, many were surprised to see another Cagle family member emerge from the bus to give her take on why Casey Cagle, her husband, should be Georgia’s next governor.

Nita Cagle has been by Casey’s side for 32 years. In those 32 years, the Cagles have raised three sons and are currently enjoying the addition of three grandchildren to the family, but raising a family and having a life in politics has not always been easy.

Cagle holds the title of Second Lady of the State of Georgia, but she said what she is most proud of is her title as wife, mother and now grandmother of the Cagle household.

“I’m the inaugural member of team Cagle,” Georgia’s Second Lady joked as she spoke of the family’s early years in politics.

Casey Cagle first ran for Georgia Senate District 49 in 1994. At that time, both of the Cagles were in their late 20s and just beginning a family.

“Casey had helped a friend run a campaign,” Cagle spoke of how their life in public service began. “Over the next couple of years, I saw the spark start.”

Cagle admits that when she first noticed Casey was showing interest in this field, that she was “a little hesitant” to jump on board but says that her faith changed her attitude.

“I had many nights, many talks, and eventually a calmness just came over me, and I was okay with it. So when he came to me and said this is something that is on my heart, I already knew,” Cagle spoke candidly of her acceptance to stand by Casey as he joined the political arena.

When asked if she felt she had known of Casey’s intentions before he spoke openly of them, Cagle laughed and said, “Actually, he probably already knew. It was just ‘How am I going to tell Nita?'”

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Nita Cagle rallies the crowd for her husband at Glenda’s in Cleveland, Georgia.

This career move was not always smooth as Cagle had to adapt to managing her time: “The boys were young. You’re divided because you want to be with them both, be a mom and be a wife.”

Ultimately,, through family discussions, Cagle decided that she would become a strong foundation for her family at home.

“You only get one time at it,” Cagle explained of the decision and the importance of having an active role in a child’s life. “You don’t get a do-over.”

This decision did pose obstacles for the Cagles to overcome as the now Lt. Governor was often called away for his job and for campaigns, but Cagle explained these obstacles are no different than what many families face: “Whether it’s politics, any job is going to put stress. No marriage is going to be without stress.”

Cagle explained that she has been blessed in that despite the calling of Casey’s career, he has always put his family first: “He’s a homebody, and if it is humanly possible to come home, he is coming home.”

With their children grown, Cagle said being on the campaign trail this time has a much different feel: “It absolutely was harder as they were younger. It got a lot easier as they got older. I’m really energized. I’m really enjoying it.”

Having grown children poses a set of new and exciting challenges when it comes to time management, as Cagle announced that their youngest son recently proposed to his girlfriend and would like to wed in the fall shortly before the November General Election.

This announcement did not slow Cagle down as she smiled and enthusiastically explained, “What better thing to do in the middle of all this craziness, than to shut it all down and to celebrate family, remember why we do it to start with, and welcome a new daughter-in-law into our family.”

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Casey Cagle takes time to boast on his wife Nita via social media.

Cagle added that having been in a house of men for so long, and with her two older sons already married she is excited for the wedding and glad that the male to female ratio is evening out.

With the prospect of becoming Georgia’s First Lady, Cagle has given a lot of time to her platform and her mission if given this duty: “I have several things that I have thought about, and I may or may not narrow down.”

Having obtained a degree and having a background in early childhood education, Cagle taught preschool for a number of years.

“I specifically love the preschool age,” Cagle smiled as she discussed one of her goals if given the title of First Lady of Georgia.

Cagle would like to see preschool education expanded and offered throughout Georgia. She cited the importance of teaching children at a young age and how this early nurturing can carry over throughout their life.

Knowing that not every child is able to receive this kind of early start at home, Cagle would like to see this program offered in more areas, stating that the work put into a child at an early age will benefit society for generations to come.

Cagle would also like to put a focus on small businesses throughout Georgia. She and husband Casey got their start by establishing a small business, so she knows first-hand the struggles that entrepreneurs face.

“I would like to champion them, and spotlight them,” Cagle said, explaining her passion for this area. She noted that small businesses make up a large portion of the Georgia economy, and she would like to see “mom and pop shops” continue to set up and succeed in our state.

Finally, Cagle discussed an issue that has come up time and time again on the campaign trail and that is of the opioid epidemic that is not just facing the state of Georgia but affecting countless families nationwide.

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Nita Cagle is all smiles as she introduces her husband Casey Cagle to the crowd gathered in Habersham County.

From speaking with residents in Georgia, Cagle is left with one strong impression when it comes to the opioid epidemic: “It’s everywhere. It does not discriminate. We hear the same story over and over. It’s repeated everywhere.”

While Cagle admits that she is by no means an expert when it comes to this crisis, she says that she cannot deny the need to address the issue and “get the conversation going.” She stated that by hearing the heartbreaking stories from families affected by opioid addiction she understands the depth of the problem and that it will not be an easy one to combat.

Being a multifaceted issue with a number of areas that need to be addressed, Cagle said, “If we are blessed enough to be elected, the platform is going to put me in a position to do good and open doors for the people that know about it.”

Cagle would like to increase awareness of the opioid epidemic and at least on one front open the doors for mentoring programs where families struggling with this issue can speak with former addicts on how to help loved ones.

Cagle also acknowledged the successes being seen through Georgia’s Drug Courts and would like to study the impacts of possibly expanding these programs.

Nita Cagle beams a confidence and sincerity in all that she speaks of, but perhaps her biggest conviction is in that of her husband’s ability to make a great governor of Georgia.

“The best way to know the kind of leader or character a person is going to have is to look into the home, and that is what I bring to the table,” Cagle stated, smiling at her husband. “I’ve been married to a man that is consistent every single day.”

She spoke of his competitive drive and his ability to connect with people but said he is also a fair man and one she is proud to have spent the last 32 years by his side.

Cagle’s birthday is May 23, just one day after the General Primary, and she stated this year she doesn’t want any gifts from her husband but instead, “I just want a good clean win on the 22nd with no run-off.”

“He says it’s mathematically virtually impossible,” Cagle said, explaining her husband’s response to her wish, but she then added with her contagious smile, “I have seen him do the impossible before.”

 

 

 

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Fannin County Middle School students of the month for May

Rebel's Corner

Fannin County Middle School eighth-grade teams have announced Students of the Month for May. Students are chosen by their academic teachers for this distinction. Qualifications for this honor include outstanding citizenship, good attendance, respectfulness toward faculty and peers, and a good academic standing.

Students chosen for May are: Erin Gonzales, daughter of Richard and Kelly Gonzales, of Blue Ridge; Hunter DeMar, son of John and Cathy DeMar, of Mineral Bluff; Lexi Long, daughter of Benny and Kristin Long, of Mineral Bluff; and Carter Mann, son of Jamie Petrillo, of Blue Ridge, and Joel and Leslie Mann, of Mineral Bluff.

Pictured are, from left to right:
Carter Mann, Lexi Long, Erin Gonzales, and Hunter DeMar.

Breakfast and lunch menus for May

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Fannin Middle

Breakfast & Lunch Menus for May

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Vote Williamson GA State House District 7 ~ The only Conservative in this Race

Politics
Dear Friend & Neighbor,


Having lived in Gilmer County for nearly 40 years I consider it home. My husband John and I raised our 4 children here and now enjoy our reward – having 11 of our 15 grandchildren who live in the county. 

I am a naturalized citizen who has embraced everything America – the Constitution, our natural God-given Rights, the Rule of Law, and our Flag. 

I have had a full life; I studied Engineering, worked as a Health Care professional, studied Marketing & Business Administration, took time off to raise our children, and owned my own business. 

We are retired now giving us time to volunteer in our community, do some traveling, and do our best to help safeguard the future of our State and Country.

First Baptist Church Ellijay has been our church home for 37 years. I am a member of the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce, Optimist Club, Gilmer County Republicans, Gilmer County Republican Women, and Georgia Federation of Republican Women.

I’m also a Master Gardener Volunteer putting in many hours at the Ellijay Farmers Market, because how best to use the freedom than to make things beautiful.

My Pro Life position is not one of political expedience like many politicians.

I helped found a crisis pregnancy center in Ellijay which has served young women for over 25 years, was on the board, supported it financially, and was a counselor.  On Sanctity of Life Sunday I was on the sidewalk praying and waving signs. 

It’s simple for me; you can’t have liberty without life.

My first involvement in politics goes back to 1994 as a volunteer in a congressional race and since that time have worked on several campaigns. Most recent was as county campaign manager for Donald Trump.

As a regular visitor to the Georgia Capitol I keep informed on current legislation especially those that affect the taxpayers of our State House District 7.  

It has been distressing to see bills passed that fail to meet our needs but only help big business or special interest groups, bills that increase our taxes, and bills that burden us with unfunded mandates, regulations, and growing number of fees that hurt our economy. 

In retirement I have the luxury of being involved but the average North Georgian is busy with both spouses working, raising a family, taking care of elderly parents, or just trying to make time to spend time with their kids. – All with less money in their pocket.

We should be able to trust that our Representative is watching out for us, and that is something that we are currently lacking. I will be your watchman.

Under our current leadership, over the last 10 years, our annual state budget has grown from $15B to $26B. 

In 2015 the largest tax increase in the history of Georgia was passed under HB 170That’s $1 billion more dollars that is taken out of the private sector every year.

52% of our 2017-18 budget goes to Education – that’s $13B and yet we rank #34 in the nation in education.  College tuition has gone up over 75% while state contributions have decreased.  

Tuition for Technical Colleges has gone up 100%. Teacher pension plan (TRS) is severely in jeopardy with over $2B in unfunded liabilities and now a change in the pension plan is discouraging prospective teachers from entering into education – the result is less teachers and larger classroom size.  How is this good for teachers and the kids??

Leadership tells us that Georgia is the #1 place to do business but professional assessments give Georgia a ranking of  #17 in Economic Performance and #19 in Economic Outlook.  

Key factors contributing to this ranking; a State Income Tax that we should abolish, Property Tax Burden, and the recent legislative Tax changes – excise tax hike on fuel, and increased burden on counties that did not vote for T-SPLOST.

In the 7th District almost 35% of our residents live at or below the poverty level, our annual household income is around $40,000, and our per capita salary in $11,000. All well below state and national averages. 


High property taxes, increasing school taxes, fees, penalties, regulations, fuel taxes, and the increase in sales tax on used cars that was just passed – all reduce spendable income.

We need new leadership who isn’t out of touch with the everyday working men and women of Georgia, and really, who aren’t out of touch with reality.

It seems that big government only sees us as a way to get more money so they can give handouts to their buddies.  We pay more taxes for gas while politicians wan tto exempt Delta from paying sales tax on jet fuel!  Who do you think needs the tax break?

I’ve had enough of the good old boy system. We are already taxed and regulated more than enough.

We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the US. Outdoor recreation attracts mountain bikers, hikers, boaters, fishing enthusiasts, and more.  Other attractions include all the new locally owned wineries in their beautiful settings in all three counties in the District, cabin rentals, and most recentlyfabulous wedding venues.  

Local Chambers of Commerce work hard to bring in businesses with higher paying jobs and to attract tourists, as this industry is now the biggest contributor to our economy. 

We can all work together to make our counties attractive to tourists, business, and families – without compromising our Conservative North GA values. 

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, limited government principles and a culture of hard work and what made the American economy great. Let’s just go back to that instead of subsidies and big government.

Significant tax cuts, getting rid of penalties imposed by recent legislation, lowering the corporate income tax rate, and reducing the cost that each wage earner pays for benefits received by illegal immigrants, an annual cost to the state of $2.4B for education, health care, justice and law enforcement, public assistance, and government services.

also support a restructuring of the welfare system. Stronger requirements have worked in other States, why not here in Georgia. 

I will work with the many like-minded members of the House and Senate to make changes that reflect our principles of Conservatism. 

For years we have been promised “Conservative leadership”, “protection for our North Georgia values”, “Constitutional freedoms”, “protection for our Religious Freedom”,  “support for our public schools and teachers”, “gun rights”, “good paying jobs”, a “crack down on illegal immigration”, a “stronger economy”,  “fiscally conservative policies – less spending – lower taxes”, and the “end of state government benefits for those here illegally”. 

These are all promises taken right off the campaign mailers sent out by my big government opponent. What has he delivered on?

Campaign promises are soon forgotten, our Constitution trampled on and despite overwhelming Republican control we still haven’t passed Constitutional Carry, meaningful tax reform, and the fight for Religious Freedom for all continues. 

Billions of dollars are paid in benefits to illegals, and government keeps growing despite the promise to “downsize government”. 

Out of control spending does not reflect “fiscally conservative principles” and the promise to “keep taxes low” turned into the biggest tax increase in the history of Georgia.

As I visit around the district I am struck by all the needs and concerns expressed to me   teen suicides and deaths from opioid overdose, the injustice of finding criminals have more rights than the victim, a shortage of affordable nursing homes, and the frustration of dealing with mental illness. 

I have said from the very beginning of my campaign that I am not running AGAINST the establishment – I am running FOR the People of District 7, Fannin, Gilmer, and Dawson County.

I will work diligently to  meet their needs and not those of a minority of special interest groups.

With our bloated budget and increased revenue thanks to a windfall as a result of President Trump’s federal tax cuts –surely we can do more to help the people of North Georgia instead of subsidizing Atlanta and their agenda.

The Primary election is May 22nd, and you can start early voting April 30th. I ask you for your vote so that, together, we can restore principled Conservative leadership to Georgia.

Margaret Williamson                                    VoteWilliamson2018.com
(706) 276-9136
votemargaret2018@gmail.com

PS: I want to be the most accountable and transparent Representative, please call or email me if you have any questions, comments, or would simply like to chat.ent from my iPhone
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