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Easter Egg Hunt March 31st

Community Easter Egg Hunt Mar. 31

The 23rd annual Blue Ridge Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, Mar. 31, in St. Luke’s Churchyard. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 7 Ewing St., across from the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club Fairground and Community Centre. The egg hunt is free and begins at 1 p.m. A special area will be […]

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Blue Ridge Elementary School’s Aquaponics dome is installed!

Blue Ridge Elementary School’s Aquaponics dome is installed!

By Gina Bell, Assistant Principal, BRES ~~ BRES’ aquaponics dome was built by 4th grade students on March 14. Then on March 15, the aquaponics system was installed inside as well as the cover for the dome. The system will grow 200 plants at a time. We will put them on a cycle to harvest […]

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Walmart is bringing its online grocery delivery service to 100 cities

America’s largest grocery retailer is taking a major leap into the home delivery space. On Tuesday, Walmart announced that it plans to expand its online delivery service to 100 metro areas by the end of 2018. To compete with the likes of Amazon, personal shoppers will pack up digital orders in store and the company […]

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Fannin Regional Hospital

Fannin Regional Hospital to discontinue inpatient labor and delivery services effective April 10

Hospital will continue to provide Women’s Services BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin Regional Hospital has announced it will discontinue inpatient labor and delivery services effective April 10 following more than a decade of declining births. The hospital continually reviews service line utilization and volume trends in an effort to identify the types of health care […]

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Facebook to build data center, bring jobs to Stanton Springs

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday (March 7) that Facebook will create at least 100 full-time jobs and invest $750 million in a new data center in Stanton Springs over the next five years. New jobs will include positions in engineering and management, as well as opportunities for data center technicians. “Georgia’s business-friendly climate and world-class […]

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Trade Deficit

U.S. trade deficit soars to $566 billion, a 9-year high

MARKET WATCH ~~ December trade gap, 2017 deficit both at highest mark since 2008 The U.S. trade deficit soared 12 percent in 2017 to a nine-year high, underscoring how hard it will be for the Trump White House to narrow the nation’s trade gap. The numbers: The U.S. trade deficit in December and for the […]

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City most likely to be named Amazon’s second headquarters

SPECIAL FROM MONEY MAGAZINE – By BRAD TUTTLE ~~ HQ2 in D.C.? More and more, signs indicate that Seattle-based tech giant Amazon will choose the Washington, D.C., area for its much-hyped second headquarters, dubbed by Amazon as “HQ2.” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos obviously loves Washington, D.C. Bezos, the world’s richest man, with a […]

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Between members of the Harrison Foundation are students in the Healthcare Science Program, Left to Right (holding giant check): Josh Taylor, Amber York, Emily Waldrep, Lillyanna Ballew, and Advisor Jeremy King.

FCHS Healthcare Science Program takes FIRST, wins $10,000 Ignite Grant

By Jeremy King, Healthcare Science Teacher ~~ Fannin County High School’s Healthcare Science Program students Josh Taylor, Lillyanna Ballew, Amber York, and Emily Waldrep with technology support from Nelson Soriero and Steven Setser, were one of the 16 finalists for the $10,000 ETC Ignite Grant and one of four finalists for the 9th-12th grade category. […]

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Senator Steve Gooch

History made – Senate passes significant income tax legislation

By Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) ~~ The Georgia Senate met for three legislative days during our eighth week under the Gold Dome with Crossover Day falling on Wednesday. After it was all said and done on Thursday afternoon, the Senate debated and voted on 72 pieces of legislation. Each of these address a […]

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IRS Scam

A dangerous new twist to income tax identity theft

For years, income tax identity theft has followed a familiar pattern. Criminals use the stolen Social Security numbers of their victims to electronically file phony income tax returns with counterfeit W-2s and obtain a large refund. This scam will only work if the thief files a tax return before the legitimate taxpayer does so. This […]

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