Fannin County Chief Magistrate Judge Ronald Newton was killed Sunday afternoon.
FYN has received the official press release from the Office of the District Attorney, Appalachian Judicial Circuit, Fannin County Office. It is attached below: [Full Story »]
During last night’s work session a combination of disbelief and surprise seemed to be the prevailing feeling over the resignation of two city council members from Nelson. The two council members, Jonathan Bishop and Duane Cronic, hand-delivered their resignation letters to City Manager Brandy Edwards Friday, March 28, with no further discussion.
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In line with their assertions, the Appalachian Villas Property Owners’ Association (POA) has filed a second lawsuit over the same area formerly contested by Randy Eaton last fall. The adjoining properties have become an on-going issue for the city for allegedly failing to honor obligations regarding grading and storm drainage. The POA is seeking $205,439.66.
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Per Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. Director Kay Laws, alternative funding is being negotiated and all children will be allowed to return to school beginning tomorrow. The following was provided by Ninth District Opportunity, Inc., on how this is being achieved. [Full Story »]
Despite assertions to the contrary, action was taken at last night's city council meeting. The board approved unanimously to move ahead with an appeal to the recent judgement against the city in this case.
Early this afternoon, Mayor John Weaver gave a statement to FYN regarding the action. "The council came out of closed session last night and voted unanimous to pursue our legal right to appeal," he said. Weaver also stated that when he's able to elaborate he will do so. Stay tuned for updates.