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The Levi Strauss plant in Blue Ridge was a community icon from the time it opened its doors in November, 1959, until it closed in June, 2002.

McCaysville city leaders heard last Tuesday night that city park renovations will be complete by the end of September, agreed to a loan for police vehicles, heard crime had increased, and learned p

The Georgia Mountain Classics Car Club will have their last regular monthly cruise-in for 2016 on Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill in Blue Ridge. 


Senior Wesley Lim pursues a Andrews High running back during the Rebels 42-0 victory Friday, Sept. 16, in Andrews. Lim was named the defensive player of the game.

Six drives and six touchdowns is how the Fannin County High School football team started the game against Andrews on Friday, Sept. 16, in Andrews. 

Junior Kyndall Ledford watches a volley in recent action for the Fannin County High School volleyball team.

The Lady Rebels put together an impressive out-of-area resume through the first long stretch of the 2016 season, and they proved it was no fluke by winning their first two Area 7-AAA matches over t

Dakota Crawford carries the ball for the Fannin County Middle School eighth grade football team while quarterback Luke Holloway (No. 3) looks on. The Rebels are 6-0 this season with one game left before the playoffs.

The Fannin County Middle School eighth grade Rebels earned their sixth-straight victory last week, taking a close, 28-20 win over Dawson County on Thursday, Sept. 15, in Blue Ridge. 


Clora Woody, 89, of Suches, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at the Tanglewood Assisted Living facility in Dawsonville, Georgia. 

Joy Bell Goss Payne, age 65, of Epworth, passed away on Sept. 11, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

William “Bill” Braisted Galbraith, II, age 70, of Blue Ridge, passed away on Sept. 15, 2016. 

He served his country proudly in the United States Navy. 

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