Will Shirah went 5-for-7 with two home runs and four RBIs in two games.
Fannin County High School’s logo, the F-and-swords, is prominently displayed on the new football field that was recently installed.
The 20,000-square-foot shell facility being built by the Fannin County Development Authority sits off Hwy. 5 and Kyle Road, directly across from Tri-State EMC. It is scheduled to be completed by April 2017. The building is available for any business, such as back office or light manufacturing, to move into. Development authority leaders hope the facility will bring job creation and revenue to the county, Executive Director Christie Arp said.
Ima Jean Thomas, left, is one of many Fannin County residents who take advantage of the Meals on Wheels program administered through the Fannin County Senior Center. Here, she receives a meal from Fannin Senior Center volunteers Carol Brown and Scott, a client at Mineral Springs Center. Meals on Wheels has continuously served over 1,000 meals a month, including delivery and in-center meals, over the past year with numbers increasing over the past six months. Thomas encourages others to use the program.
Titos Arensberg, of the Columbus, Ohio, ice-sculpting group Rock on Ice, breaks out the heavy machinery as he uses a chainsaw to shape a cool-looking fish at the seventh annual Fire and Ice festival held Saturday, Feb. 18, in downtown Blue Ridge.

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Darryl Strawberry will speak in Blue Ridge, March 28, at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising event.

Former major league baseball star Darryl Strawberry will be the guest speaker for the March 28 meeting of the Fannin County chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


he struggle of producing a screen play for “Gone with the Wind” is depicted in the Blue Ridge Community Theater’s first 2017 main stage production of Moonlight and Magnolias.


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Willard K. McAllister, age 83, of River Bend Road, Blairsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday Feb. 12, 2017, in the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. 

Wilma Delores Richards Buchanan, age 88, of Mineral Bluff, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Helen Marie Gibbs, age 81, of Mineral Bluff, Georgia, passed away on Feb. 10, 2017, in the Fannin Regional Hospital. 

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