Fannin County nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia is almost split in half regarding the upcoming beer and wine referendum to be voted on in November. Business leaders and real estate developers would like to see the referendum pass so that the playing field can be opened up to attract nicer restaurants, boost tourism, create jobs, and keep revenue in the county. There was an article in the local paper, The News Observer written by Brian Finnicum regarding this issue. It seems that a group of people who would like to see this referendum pass have been using this article without Brian's permission as supporting the liquor referendum.
The editor and staff of The News Observer believes as most everyone else in the county that this referendum is a very important issue for all residents in Fannin County. But The News Observer wants to make it clear that they try to cover all opinions of both yes and no sides. They try not to take either side of the issue in reporting the news.
It comes down to every voter deciding for themselves when it comes time to vote. The newspaper staff would like people to know that it is not supporting either side but urges every eligible voter to vote.
Donna Yates, Realtor
North Georgia Mountains Real Estate