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Early Voting Starts Monday, November 28

Early voting begins Monday, and runs for one week, unless the county approves a Saturday voting day. As far as I know, the county has not – or not yet – approved a Saturday voting day. All early voting is … Continue reading

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Aldi Supermarket Coming To Blairsville

I was surprised to learn that the Aldi is coming to Blairsville. There’s a “sneak peak” on November 30, and the grand opening is December 1st. I haven’t seen the site yet, but it is supposed to be on the … Continue reading

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Kristy Lindstrom Interviews Stan Helton, Runoff Candidate Forum with Stan Helton and Jamie Hensley Set For Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00 on ETC 3

Here’s a You Tube clip of a “Talk of the Town” show featuring an interview with Stan Helton. The”Runoff Candidate Forum,” with Stan Helton and Jamie Hensley is set for July 15 on ETC 3 at 7:00 PM. I understand … Continue reading

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Spring-like Weather, Changes in the Downtown, Restaurant News

We’re having warm temperatures, thunderstorms, and lots of shifting mist. Saturday, we had a tornado watch, and there was a strong thunderstorm in nearby Tennessee with rotation observed, a legitimate tornado warning. We didn’t get that, but we did get … Continue reading

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Wonderful Cool Morning, Drone Shot of New Fire Station with Invitation to Open House on August 30

I got up early to see if I could see any of the Perseid meteor showers from the deck. The moon was full last night, and the mercury vapor security light over on Dividing Ridge sure didn’t help things any, … Continue reading

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Hot Weather, Deadline to Comment on Forest Service Rule Changes Extended, Endangered Species Act Gutted, Stan Helton Shares Millage Rates Comparison

We’ve had some very hot days, with the hottest being 88 on our porch. That’s very unusual, but if we do have it, it’s usually in August. Of course, it was 98 in Atlanta at the time, so things could … Continue reading

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Recent Fannin County Commission Meetings Now Online

Fannin County Commission Chairman Stan Helton asked me to help spread the word about the fact that recent County Commission meetings are now available online. Stan expressed the hope that it would lead to better informed citizens. http://www.fannincountyga.com

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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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