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T.C. Picklesimer of the Blue Ridge Dairy Queen serves Sue Griffin during the annual Taste of Blue Ridge on Saturday, April 23. Approximately 600 people attended the fundraising event at Willow Creek Falls and Vineyard to support the Humane Society of Blue Ridge.
The Christian Sports Alliance Storm U13 baseball team consists of, from left, front, Bryson Fortenberry, Chance Stacy, Wyatt Rogers, Michael Gorges, Kaigan Mull, back, Bradley Holloway, Seth Hooper, Andre Bivens, Tyler Fox, Luke Baggett, and Seth Reece.
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, a number of Pink Ladies were honored as oldest active member, length of time served, and youngest member. CEO David Sanders, left, and Director of Volunteer Services Cindy Querry presented Sarah Lanning a bouquet of flowers as the oldest active Auxiliary member.
Julie Jacobs competes in the pole vault in recent action for the Fannin County High varsity track team. The senior took home the Region 7-AAA title in the event at the region tournament Thursday, April 21, in Dawsonville.
The first grade team and East Fannin Elementary School paired up Monday, April 11, with Fannin County High School students to implement standards with both sets of students. Those in Lynn Burch’s Food for Life class, from left, standing, Alex Allen, Paul Tipton, Jackson Barriault, and Everette Finch work with Sara Beth Truett, Kenslee McClure, Isaiah Cordova, Elizabeth Powell, and McKenna Merrell on the choose my plate station.

News Stories

The 20 percent increase in water rates that McCaysville City Council members approved April 12 will be revisited at the council’s May 10 meeting, but the first priority is finalizing the city’s wat

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Fannin County is set for this week.

The annual event raises funds for cancer research, prevention, and education programs.

T.C. Picklesimer of the Blue Ridge Dairy Queen serves Sue Griffin during the annual Taste of Blue Ridge on Saturday, April 23. Approximately 600 people attended the fundraising event at Willow Creek Falls and Vineyard to support the Humane Society of Blue Ridge.

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Sports

Junior Brandon Carranza fires a kick to score the first of seven Fannin County goals against Banks County on Monday, April 18, in Blue Ridge.

For the first time in school history, the Fannin County High varsity boys soccer team is in the Georgia state playoffs. 

Julie Jacobs competes in the pole vault in recent action for the Fannin County High varsity track team. The senior took home the Region 7-AAA title in the event at the region tournament Thursday, April 21, in Dawsonville.

Three region championships highlighted the Fannin County High track team’s participation in the Region 7-AAA meet held Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, in Dawsonville. 

Cameron Rice crosses the finish line during the fifth annual Breathe Deep Blue Ridge 5K Walk/Run held Saturday, April 16, at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge. She was the overall first-place finisher, and the top student finisher, with a time of 22 minutes, 11 seconds.

The fifth annual Breathe Deep Blue Ridge 5K Walk/Run was held Saturday, April 16, at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge. 

Obituaries

Larry Birkley Raybon, 75, of Miami, Florida, passed away peacefully in his home in Blue Ridge, Georgia, surrounded by his family on April 15, 2016. 

Troy Robert Patterson, age 76, of Blue Ridge, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016, in the Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, Georgia. 

Elizabeth Lenora Bradshaw, age 87, of Farner, Tennessee, passed away April 21, 2016, at her home. 

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