Breaking News

Day: May 16, 2018

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Gwatney

Fannin County second in state to vote to arm personnel to protect students

Laurens County adopted similar policy in April By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Fannin County is not the first county in Georgia to adopt a policy to allow specific employees to carry guns to protect students. In April, the Laurens County school board approved a policy to allow select staff to carry guns on school property, […]

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Harold Herndon, Nathan Fitts, Mayor Donna Whitener, Rhonda Haight, Ken Gaddis and Robbie Cornelius.

City Council restructures Planning Commission and Zoning Board

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Item 6 under “Action Agenda Items (Items requiring the approval of the Council)” at the May 8 meeting of Blue Ridge City Council read, “An ordinance to combine the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Commission (Second Reading and Adoption).” The motion was unanimously approved. […]

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Georgia Hiking Trails

$4 Million in Trail Grants Awarded for Recreation in Georgia

USFS Blue Ridge Ranger District OHV awarded $199,998 for Maintenance ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the award of 19 new grant recipients totaling $3.2 million for trails around the state. The selected projects will provide new outdoor recreation opportunities for a variety of trail user groups. A total of […]

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Governor Nathan Deal

Deal signs bill to block Medicaid access to estates

ATLANTA – Advocates are celebrating the signing of a bill they say will ease the financial burden on the families of deceased Medicaid recipients. Gov. Nathan Deal has approved a bill that blocks the state Department of Community Health from pursuing the first $25,000 of a recipient’s estate as part of the state’s Medicaid recovery […]

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