Copperhill Kiwanis Club President Herb Hood cuts a special 95th anniversary cake during the club’s celebration dinner Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Fannin County High School senior Parker Brown, left, and Landon Golloway, right, stand with head wrestling coach David Henson after each took fourth-place in their weight classes at the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state traditional wrestling tournament Feb. 18 in Macon. Brown was fourth in the 138-pound class, while Galloway was fourth in the 106-pound class.
Copper Basin Elementary School student Kendra Newman looked like a professional on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge’s weekly bingo night. She beamed with excitement in hopes of winning a game.
Cole Burk browses through a box full of Lego parts to think about a creative design for his robot. Looking at the differently designed blocks and multiple types help the students develop a creative robot.
Newly-appointed Fannin County Financial Director Robin Gazaway, center, is welcomed by the Board of Commissioners. Gazaway was appointed financial director at a special called meeting of the Board Tuesday, Feb. 7. Seen here with Gazaway, from left, are Post Two Commissioner Larry Joe Sosebee, Post One Commissioner Earl Johnson and Chairman Stan Helton.

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Cole Burk browses through a box full of Lego parts to think about a creative design for his robot. Looking at the differently designed blocks and multiple types help the students develop a creative robot.

West Fannin Elementary School students’ mental wheels are turning as they build and construct during robotics club.

Newly-appointed Fannin County Financial Director Robin Gazaway, center, is welcomed by the Board of Commissioners. Gazaway was appointed financial director at a special called meeting of the Board Tuesday, Feb. 7. Seen here with Gazaway, from left, are Post Two Commissioner Larry Joe Sosebee, Post One Commissioner Earl Johnson and Chairman Stan Helton.

Robin Gazaway was hired as Fannin County's new financial director at a special called meeting of the Board of Commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 7.

According to a press release issued by Copper Basin Medical Center, “Anna Clark is no longer employed as Chief Executive Officer effective Feb. 7, 2017.

Sports

A year after earning a surprise bid in the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs, the Fannin County High School girls soccer team is off to a 2-0 start in 2017 after taking down Murray Count

Fannin County High School senior Parker Brown, left, and Landon Golloway, right, stand with head wrestling coach David Henson after each took fourth-place in their weight classes at the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state traditional wrestling tournament Feb. 18 in Macon. Brown was fourth in the 138-pound class, while Galloway was fourth in the 106-pound class.

The Fannin County High School wrestling program received a big lift at the Georgia High School Association Class AAA state traditional wrestling tournament last weekend in Macon, as 138-pound senio

Senior Logan Holt was named to the Region 7-AAA boys basketball all-region first team.

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Obituaries

April Dawn Harris, age 37, of Mineral Bluff, Georgia, passed away Feb. 4, 2017. She was born in Blue Ridge, Georgia, on April 16, 1979.

Motley James William Dilbeck, age 24, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Raymond Lee Bryan, affectionately known as “Buddy” age 91, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Braselton, Georgia. 

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