Plans for the Methodist Church Site Revealed by Fetch Your News

Well, I can’t believe someone sat down at a drafting board and designed this thinking it was right for downtown Blue Ridge, but … here it is: https://fannin.fetchyournews.com/2019/11/11/plans-revealed-for-the-previous-site-of-the-blue-ridge-united-methodist-church/

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No Snow Yet, but Ice on the Deck

The weather service has changed the forecast and they now say that up to a half inch of accumulation is possible. We don’t have any snow or sleet, but the rain has frozen some on the deck and it’s very … Continue reading

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Up and Down Leaf Report

Despite the cool temperatures – it was 26 this morning – fall still seems to be late. There’s a lot of color in the woods, and some of the oaks haven’t turned at all. On a cloudy day, there doesn’t … Continue reading

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Rain, Blessed Rain

Our rainfall total for October was 6.79 as of yesterday at Merciers weather station. That puts us at 59.61 total for the year, in sight of the annual average, which I think is still at about 70 inches. It’s a … Continue reading

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Drought Worsens, Shocking Decline in Bird Numbers, Blues Festival

We had a scant rain last night. At the weather station at Mercier’s, the recorded amount was 0.02. Basically, the drought has continued. The forecast shows a slight chance of rain for some days in the coming forecast window, but … Continue reading

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Way Too Dry, Blues & Barbecue Festival, Okefenokee Threatened By Mining Proposal, News From Stan Helton on Fannin School System’s Purchase of 38 Acres on Lake from Forest Service.

We’ve been having some beautiful weather, although its been far too dry. I was happy at first, because with all the rain this summer, I haven’t been able to get my deck cleaned and re-stained. Now, I’m sad, because the … 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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My Comment on Proposed Forest Service Rule Changes

Someone asked me what I said in my comment to the Forest Service on the proposed rule changes, which seek to severely limit public comment on the Forest Service’s management plans and activities. So … here’s what I wrote. “The … 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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