• Schools Close due to Snow

    Several counties are currently under a winter storm warning until 7am Saturday. Periods of snow (1-4 inches) are expected making difficult travel conditions. Road conditions are expected to deteriorate through the day and into the evening. The safety of  students and staff is always a primary concern and for that reason the following Schools will […]

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  • Eleventh Annual Rotary Blues Train Event was held Sept 16th in Blue Ridge

    The Rotary Club of Blue Ridge held its Eleventh Annual Rotary Train Event on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad Friday, September 16, 2016.  Once again,  its Founding Title Sponsors North Georgia Ford and Autotrader.com presented the Rotary Blues Train. Proceeds from the event will support both the Programs of Rotary and the Ferst Foundation Literacy Project […]

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  • 10 Acre Rough Ridge Fire in the Cohutta Wilderness

    A small wildfire discovered in the Cohutta Wilderness on October 16 has grown to 10 acres and is highly visible across Fannin, Gilmer and surrounding counties.  The fire is not threatening any private lands or structures. The Rough Ridge wildfire is located approximately 1.5 miles north of Three Forks trailhead on the east side of […]

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  • Cartecay Vineyard receives highest award for Chimney Blush

    Cartecay Vineyards’ Chimney Blush recently received the highest award given for a Hybrid Grape Wine. The award was received at the Georgia Wine Trustees Wine Challenge:The Thomas McCall Award for Best Hybrid Grape Wine 2016.  This competition for Georgia wineries is Co-Directed by Jane Garvey and Douglas Mabry, with Parks Redwine presiding as Chief of […]

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  • The GBI Crime Lab Receives Synthetic Opioid Carfentanil

    Decatur, GA – Within the past week, the GBI Crime Lab’s drug identification unit received three cases from separate seizures of the synthetic opioid carfentanil. Carfentanil is a fentanyl analog used as a tranquilizer on large animals such as elephants. It is purported to be 100 times stronger than fentanyl and suspected of playing a […]

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