Category Archives: News

A Bit Drier for Now, Tuesday Last Day to Register to Vote

After another very rainy spell, it’s been a bit drier this week. That’s apt to change if the hurricane stays on it’s projected path. September is usually our driest month, but this September was unusually rainy.  The leaves have started … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival is Today

Apologies to my readers for the lack of a heads up  on the Buckner Brothers Band last night. It just snuck up on me. The festival is today. If the lobster truck is there, please wait until I’ve had mine … Continue reading

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News from Blue Ridge

Here is a summary of a meeting held with Blue Ridge officials at Coldwell Banker High Country. Our guests were Mr. Jeff Stewart, who took Roy Parson’s place as head of Zoning, Land Development and Project Management, and Kelsey Ledford, … Continue reading

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Important Hwy 5, McCaysville Bypass Meeting September 11th

The Georgia DOT is holding a meeting to discuss Hwy 5 and the McCaysville Bypass on September 11th at 4:00 PM-7 PM at the McCaysville Church of God. That’s 1477 Blue Ridge Dr (Hwy 5). It is on the right … Continue reading

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What’s Happening in McCaysville

We’re enjoying a few drier days after a few soggier ones. The Fannin Sentinel just published a story on Michael Galinsky, his renovation projects, and revitalization plans for McCaysville/Copperhill. There have been a lot of rumors about all this, so … Continue reading

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More Rain, Local Election Shocker

Right after I said it seemed to be drying out, it rained as hard as I’ve seen it rain. We got two inches in the end, and I’ll bet it put the hurt on a lot of driveways. The runoff … Continue reading

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Snow Report

It’s snowing pretty enthusiastically at our location, about two miles southeast of Mineral Bluff. I believe it started just before 7 AM. It’s a light grapply snow. As of 8:30, it isn’t sticking much on the ground, although the temperature … Continue reading

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Bouncy Weather, Downtown Development

We had a strong thunderstorm last night that dropped several inches of rain. I don’t have my rain gauge out yet, but I’ll bet we had over two inches. The grass is starting to grow in the driveways, and everything … Continue reading

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Dems Make Fannin Election History, Business As Usual At the Courthouse

We’re having one of those beautiful foggy, misty mornings with the temps around 50 on the porch. The redbuds have started to come, which adds a touch of color to the dominant green on gray. The Fannin County Democratic party … Continue reading

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Winter Not Letting Go, More Ecological Reading, Downtown Parking

Winter is definitely not letting go quite yet, even though it has been a long and cold one by our standards. It was 28 this morning, and spitting a little grapply sleet as I left for the office. On the … Continue reading

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