Fannin County High School sophomore Lily Davenport, right, is an art student in Holly Vicarro’s class and member of the Art Club. Author David Valdez, left, asked Davenport to illustrate four pages in his soon-to-be released novel, “Hallelujah Dave.” They are shown with one of the illustrations she prepared for the book.
These World War II veterans, including, from left, James Rinkel, and Dale Dyer, right, and Robert Brown, back, led the parade of veterans at the beginning of the annual Veterans Day program at Fannin County Middle School on Nov. 9.
The Fannin County High School Rebels are the 2016 ETC/Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Tip-Off Tournament champions. The team consists of, from left, assistant coach Walter Clonts, Chase Culpepper, head coach Scott Eggleston, Nathaniel Garrison, Payton Holt, Dahla Myers, Clay Ware, Joe Satchell, Ryan Beavers, Logan Holt, Lucas Walden, River Dixon, Chandler Kendall, assistant coach Andrew Ladd, Kaleb Martin and assistant coach Shan Culpepper (not pictured is Joel Kinser).
The 2016 Fannin County High School softball team held the annual season-ending banquet on Monday, Nov. 14, in Blue Ridge. The Lady Rebels attending the banquet included, from left, front: Emily Waldrep, Alicia Jones, Reagan Young, Morgan Contardi, Emily Garrison, Anaela Cioffi; back: Eryn Mealer, Kayleigh Russell, Amelia Sneed, Kyla Seabolt and Macy Galloway.
This accident scene made many at Teen Maze cry. Michelle Sowers, left, of Fannin County Emergency Medical Services, prepares to help Coroner Becky Callihan load the body of a teen who died in the car crash into a body bag. Hundreds of Fannin County High School students witnessed the accident during the two-day Teen Maze event that then led them on a path of consequences based decisions they will be faced with during their lives.

News Stories

The First Baptist Church of McCaysville will be filled with the sound of Christmas music for the eighth annual  Fannin County Learning Center Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 4.

Fannin County Clerk of Court Dana Chastain holds the 2016 ECLAT award she received at the annual meeting of the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia in Savannah.

Dana Chastain is a “treasurer for the clerks,” a member of the Superior Court Clerks’ Association of Georgia nominating committee said when Chastain was named the winner of the ECLAT Award for 2016

The Burrell family, from left, Justin, Amber, Jim, Joshua, and James gathered Nov. 26 in downtown Blue Ridge to hear music, enjoy hot chocolate, and see the annual lighting of the 27-foot Christmas tree.

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Sports

The Fannin County High School Rebels are the 2016 ETC/Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Tip-Off Tournament champions. The team consists of, from left, assistant coach Walter Clonts, Chase Culpepper, head coach Scott Eggleston, Nathaniel Garrison, Payton Holt, Dahla Myers, Clay Ware, Joe Satchell, Ryan Beavers, Logan Holt, Lucas Walden, River Dixon, Chandler Kendall, assistant coach Andrew Ladd, Kaleb Martin and assistant coach Shan Culpepper (not pictured is Joel Kinser).

For the first time in nine years and for only the second time in school history, the Fannin County High School boys basketball team took home the top spot in the ETC/Piedmont Mountainside Hospital

The 2016 Fannin County High School softball team held the annual season-ending banquet on Monday, Nov. 14, in Blue Ridge. The Lady Rebels attending the banquet included, from left, front: Emily Waldrep, Alicia Jones, Reagan Young, Morgan Contardi, Emily Garrison, Anaela Cioffi; back: Eryn Mealer, Kayleigh Russell, Amelia Sneed, Kyla Seabolt and Macy Galloway.

The Fannin County High School softball program held its season-ending banquet Monday, Nov.

The Copper Basin High School boys basketball team is undefeated through its first three games after taking down North Georgia Christian and earning back-to-back wins over Nantahala. The Cougars are led by senior Kyle Trentham (above) who is averaging slightly more than 18 points per game. Copper Basin (3-0) was scheduled to take on Hiwassee Dam on Monday, Nov. 28.

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Obituaries

Belle Moore Mathis, age 91, of Epworth, Georgia, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Nov. 26, 2016. 

Judith Ann Carroll May, 89, of Columbus, Georgia, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.

William Dempsey Cook, age 86 of Mineral Bluff, passed away Nov. 18, 2016, in Union County, Georgia. 

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