Tri-State NRA Elects Officers at First Official Meeting

By Jason Banks Editor A highly motivated crowd of 52 local members of the National Rifle Association gathered for the first official Tri-State NRA meeting at Pat’s Kountry Kitchen last Saturday at 8:30am, and the group wasted no time getting established. Fannin Focus editor Jason Banks introduced himself and thanked the group for taking initiative on a day many would elect to stay home and sleep a little later than usual. Fannin County resident Lane Bishop asked the attendees to stand and as everyone bowed their heads he said a…

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PLAYED OUT: Mayor’s Playground Fumbles Incite Frustration

By Jason Banks Editor (Blue Ridge) – At a city council meeting late last year, the council voted to allow Mayor Donna Whitener to proceed with revamping the downtown city park. Whitener stressed the opportunity of grant money to pay for the project, and the council agreed. The project was to include two grants: one horticulture grant and another from the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club. Citizens and council members voiced concerns regarding the timing and details of the project, particularly the location of the bbq pit, playground, and iconic bear…

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