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A campaign contribution disclosure complaint has been filed against three candidates who ran for Fannin County Sheriff in the July 26 Republican General Primary election. 

The survey crews working on Hwy.

Deep Hole Recreation Area on the Chattahoochee National Forest in Fannin County will be getting a new, improved canoe launch this fall. 


Junior Kyndall Ledford volleys the ball in recent action for Fannin County.

All they do is win. 

The Fannin County High School volleyball team won four matches last week to improve to 8-0 and cement a reputation as a top-10 program in the state. 

Junior Clay Holloway (No. 62), and senior Hunter Davis (No. 76), move to clear the way for junior running back Brett Galloway, who took the handoff from senior quarterback Brad Davis against Gilmer High on Friday, Aug. 19, in Ellijay. The Rebels ended a six-year losing streak to the Bobcats by earning the 17-14, season-opening victory.

The streak is finally over. 

Cohutta Hyde hauls in a long completion before surging into the end zone to give the Fannin County Middle School eighth-grade football team a 6-0 lead over Rabun County on Thursday, Aug. 18, in Blue Ridge. The Rebels earned the 21-16 victory to move to 2-0 on the year.

The middle school Rebels are rolling. 

After starting the season with a big win over Lumpkin County, the Rebels took down Rabun County, 21-16, on Thursday, Aug. 18, in Blue Ridge. 


James Ronald White, age 75, of 80 LaVista Drive, Blue Ridge, died Aug. 13, 2016 at Pruitt Health Care, Blue Ridge, following an extended illness.

Donna Freeman Olander of the Buckhorn Estates community in Ellijay, Georgia passed away in her home on Friday morning, Aug. 12, 2016.

Betty Fay Bailey, age 75, passed away Aug. 15, 2016.

Most people knew her as Grandma Bet or Aunt Bet. She raised 21 kids other than her three. 

The News Observer

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