Kim Keenan was hired by the Blue Ridge City Council to take over duties in the Land Development office during the July 12 meeting.
Fannin County Middle School will open its doors this fall under the guidance of new principal Keith Knuckolls.
The Fannin County Board of Commissioners agreed Blue Ridge will receive seven percent of an extension of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax, if it passes in the November election.
Megan Lewis, a 2016 graduate of Copper Basin High School, was awarded a $10,000 Cooperative Youth Ambassador Scholarship from Tri-State EMC and the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association.
Blue Ridge Elementary School and Principal Shannon Miller were recognized Thursday, July 12, for being awarded as a High Progress School in improving performance.