Info on Main Street construction in BR

Colwell Construction Company is both pleased and proud to be given the opportunity to make an already attractive downtown area that much more appealing. Set in the beautiful foothills of North Georgia, the City of Blue Ridge is the vibrant heart of Fannin County. It is a Tourist destination that is treasured by many, and a Respected home to even more. Colwell Construction Company will begin Downtown improvements along East Main Street, for the City of Blue Ridge. In the upcoming weeks, we “CCC” will be starting a 4 phase…

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Fannin BOC Meets

By Mark Thomason, Publisher: Newly elected commission chairman Stan Helton led his first official full board meeting Tuesday, December 10, at the Fannin County courthouse. Helton brought immediate change to the format of the county meetings by moving public commentary to the beginning of each meeting. In doing so the agenda allowed a 30 minute maximum time slot for public comments, which limits each speaker to a three minute timeframe. Fannin County resident Ralph Garner was the only attendee to speak at the meeting, bringing up three issues. Garner first…

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Last Call for Europe with Brian Tesoriero

Brian Tesoriero, Foreign Language teacher at FCHS, will be hosting his last enrollment meeting for the 2017 community tour to Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain on Saturday January 21 at 11:00AM.  This tour will visit Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland along with Lake Como and le Cinque Terre in Italy. After exploring these areas, the group will head west into Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, and Nice, Avignon, Nimes, and Provence, France.  This tour will end up in the large cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, Spain with its many…

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Heavy snowfall thru Sat: heat, food & medical needed for 3-4 days

Advisory: Heavy snowfall amounts are possible thru Saturday. Be prepared with heat, food, and medical needs for 3-4 days. WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. * LOCATIONS…EXTREME NORTH GEORGIA…GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM ROME TO ELLIJAY TO HIAWASSEE * HAZARD TYPES…SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 3 INCHES WITH UP TO 4 INCHES IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. * TIMING…SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA…

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School Menus for January 2017

All Elementary Schools Breakfast and Lunch Click to Download: 2017 January Elementary Middle School Breakfast Click to Download: 2017 January – Fannin Middle Breakfast Middle School Lunch Click to Download: 2017 January – Fannin Middle Lunch High School Breakfast Click to Download: 2017 January – Fannin High Breakfast High School Lunch Click to Download: 2017 January – Fannin High Lunch  

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Take Five with Sarah Finch

1. You are the principal at East Fannin Elementary School. How long have you lived in Fannin County? I am a lifelong resident of Fannin County, graduating from Fannin County High School in 1987. I’ve actually never lived anywhere else aside from the three years I attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega. Even when I was younger, I never had the urge to move away; the mountains are my home. 2. Tell us about your career in education. I began teaching in 1990. My first year I taught Kindergarten, which…

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FCMS Students of the Month for November 2016

Pictured Left to Right: Thomas Mercer, Emma Mitchell, Sierra Reynolds, Kolton Stephens Fannin County Middle School 8th grade teams have announced Students of the Month for November. 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 November are: Emma Mitchell (Team 8A), daughter of Chan & Amber Mitchell of Blue Ridge; Thomas Mercer (Team 8A), son of Thomas & Jennifer Mercer of Morganton; Sierra Reynolds (Team 8B), daughter of Jonathan & Wendy…

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NEW CHAIRMAN SAYS “FIRE STATION IS MY #1 PRIORITY”

Fannin County officials review blueprints for the new fire station under construction, determining where cost can be cut. By Mark Thomason, Fannin Focus Publisher: On his first official day in office, Stan Helton, the newly elected commission chairman of Fannin County called for a special meeting to discuss the new fire station being built in Blue Ridge. After opening the meeting Helton declared,”the construction of this fire station is my number one priority, I’m absolutely determined to get this done.” He went on to discuss how he felt it would…

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We Love our Volunteers!

Organizations that have outstanding volunteers are encouraged to show their appreciation to these dedicated folks. The Fannin Focus is proud to publicize our first recognized volunteer: Heather Dockery. East Fannin Elementary School loves its volunteers!  At East Fannin we have a phenomenal group of volunteers and chief among them is Ms. Heather Dockery. Ms. Dockery is a fifth grade parent and President of the EFES PTO. She is at the school every day with a smile to share and hands that are willing to work! The definition of a volunteer is…

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