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Board votes to raise lodging tax

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The Fannin County Board of Commissioners, during a meeting Tuesday, September 24, passed a resolution to raise the county’s Hotel/Motel Tax from 5 percent to 6 percent.

Jill Dyer named Fannin County’s Teacher of the Year

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Fannin County High school teacher Jill Dyer was named Fannin County’s Teacher of the Year (TOTY) at the school system’s annual banquet, September 24, while Ashley Coffinger of Blue Ridge Elementary

You can run, but you can’t hide

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Shannon Joe Stuart was caught by Fannin County Sheriff’s Office deputies after a high speed chase and foot pursuit Wednesday, September 25.

Griffith’s efforts focused toward charity

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Georgia girl Tracie Griffith said, “My heart goes to children and military,” and her love of kids and soldiers, and people in general, is evident in the amount of volunteer work, donations, sponsor

Initial tap fee set at 10 percent

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The Fannin County Water Authority, during a meeting Wednesday, September 18, voted to allow their customers to only pay 10 percent of their $1,650 tap fee up front, with the remaining fee to be pai

Help needed for library book sale

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Fannin County Public Library will hold a Fall Book Sale October 11 through 13 at the old fire station, 342 West Main Street, Blue Ridge.

Missing hiker walks to safety

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Missing hiker Alan Holt was found in the Cisco area of Murray County, Georgia, Saturday evening at 6:34 p.m.

Copperhill residents plead for police force, city services

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Copperhill residents pleaded with city officials, at the September 16 Board of Alderman meeting, to reinstate a police department as well as discuss unkempt houses, garbage on the sidewalks, a floo