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Feed Fannin volunteers gather early on Mondays and Wednesdays to collect produce from their gardens to deliver to Fannin County Family Connections Food Pantry. Volunteers Jan Hunter, left, and Phyllis Stewart help clean and wash beans, tomatoes, and peppers before delivering to the food pantry.

Those who are hungry and in need in Fannin County can visit Family Connections from June through October and reap the benefits of what volunteers of Feed Fannin have provided in fresh, organic prod

Camryn Dockery, daughter of Ryan and Valdora Dockery, attended Vacation Bible School at Williamstown United Methodist Church the week of June 27, and enjoyed the music and people sharing the daily messages with puppetry. The event is co-hosted by First United Methodist Church of Copperhill.

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Customers on the Copperhill water system will not see a rate increase after city officials voted to approve a new contract with McCaysville for 2016-2017.


The Fannin County 10-and-under all-star team included, in no particular order, Cameron Harrelson, Lawson Sullivan, Gaige Foster, Case Holloway, Connor Martin, Clay Heaton, Chris Chambers, Bryce Burnette, Brayden Turner, Avery Crowder, back, coaches Brandon Holloway, Nelson Hernandez, Mitchell Martin, Ryan Sullivan, and Andy Crowder.

With victories over Union County, Dawson County, Jefferson, Hall County, and White County, the Fannin County 10-and-under all-star baseball team placed second in the District 6 tournament held June

Jeremy King, the head athletic trainer for the Fannin County School System, gave a presentation about player safety to various members of recreation football coaching staffs to help them keep their young players safe.

Coaches expected to lead recreation football teams this fall attended a player safety clinic instructed by Jeremy King, head athletic trainer for the Fannin County School System, on Thursday, July

Copper Basin High School boys basketball coach Bruce Loudermilk has seen improvement in his players this summer.


Rudy A. Stoecker, 43, of Lilburn, Georgia died on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at his home surrounded by family after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Dewel B. Bramlett, age 95, of Suches, Georgia, peacefully graduated to Heaven on July 16, 2016. 

He helped win World War II by training flight crews in the United States Navy.

Naomi Mary Smith Boyd, age 74, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, passed away on July 13, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, following a brief illness.  

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