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Nov. 27 Black Friday Bingo
Nov. 27 Santa Express Train Ride
Nov. 27 Blue Friday in Blue Ridge
Nov. 27 Dickens' Christmas Carol
Nov. 28 Christmas Open House at the Art Center
Nov. 28 Light up Blue Ridge
Dec. 1 Holiday Show and Sale
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Fannin County At A Glance

Population (2010 Est.)
Fannin County: 23,682
Population Growth (2000-2010): 19.6%

Economic Profile
2010 Households: 16,207
Median Household Income: $34,329
Median Disposable Income: $28,903
Per Capita Income, 2010: $19,164

Labor (2013)
Labor Force: 10,252
Employed: 9,566
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%

Property Tax - Effective tax rate in Fannin County is $17.79 per $1,000 of property at fair market value. This rate applies to all land, buildings, machinery, equipment, and inventory.

Sales Tax - Cities and county have 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax. Local Hotel/Motel Excise Tax is 5%.

Georgia Income Tax – is 6%.

Electric Power – Fannin County is served by Tennessee Valley Authority, distributed by Tri-State EMC and Blue Ridge Mountain EMC.

Water and Sewer
City of Blue Ridge - Water & Sewer
City of McCaysville – Water & Sewer
City of Morganton – Water Service

AT&T Communications – McCaysville & Copperhill
Ellijay Telephone Company (ETC) – Countywide
TDS Telecom – Countywide

Natural Gas
Natural gas is available in the Blue Ridge area. For information regarding services and hook-ups, please contact Atlanta Gas Light's Energy Connection Center at 770-994-6105.

Public Services
Fire Protection: 120 trained volunteer personnel, 16 fire stations, 6 rescue trucks, 11 tankers, 18 engines, Fire insurance classification 5 in city and 5-9 in county.

Emergency Services: Three 24-hour staffed ambulances. Enhanced 911 systems. Lifeforce Air emergency services.

Police Protection: Fannin County Sheriff’s Department Officers: 25; Georgia State Patrol Officers: 10; Blue Ridge Police Department Officers: 9; McCaysville Police Department Officers: 4 full time, 3 part time.

Garbage: Service provided by private contractors.

Zoning: Blue Ridge has zoning ordinance. Fannin County has land use plan.

For detailed information and demographics, see: Fannin Development Authority
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
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Business: 706-632-5680 : 1-800-899-MTNS (6867)
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