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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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Rain, But Not Freezing Rain

It started to rain early this morning, but the temperature where we are stayed a little above the freeze, and there hasn’t been any freezing rain, which is a bit of a relief.

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No Snow, But Very Cold

We only got a trace of snow at our place, but the wind is blowing and it’s very cold, about 20 on the porch. They are still saying 80% rain or freezing rain Saturday night.

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Snow Report

We had about an inch of pebbly snow, and the porch temperature is about 9. Government offices are closed. Roads will be extremely hazardous, and even with the expected sun, the shady areas will not melt today. Refreeze will come … Continue reading

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McCaysville Boil Water Continues, Today is Coldest Day of the Year

The boil water order for people on the McCaysville water system continues. The porch temperature is about 19, but with the wind chill, it feels like the coldest day of the year. By a wide margin. It’s spitting a little … Continue reading

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The Old Copper Plant Revisited – Corrections to a Previous Column

I mentioned a while ago that I had received a call from Buddy Haynes, who is doing business as Copperhill Industries. He described himself as having bought Intertrade, the recent successor to the Tennessee Copper Company. He called to correct … Continue reading

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Storm Aftermath – Check Your Cabin

We got 6-8 inches starting Friday morning, and accumulating at least 5 inches by noon. Our power went off Saturday morning and stayed off until late yesterday afternoon. Many people lost power on Friday. The Blue Ridge Mountain EMC reported … Continue reading

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