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Six months of hard work by Fannin County Sheriff’s Department investigators paid off last week with multiple drug-related charges against four suspects. 

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The Copper Basin softball team got the 2018 season underway when they hosted rival Polk County Friday, March 16.

The Fannin County Rebel tennis team welcomed Lumpkin County to Blue Ridge Thursday, March 15, for a region match. Fannin dominated the singles matches to get a huge win, by a score of  3-2.

Copper Basin Elementary School hosted the second annual “Midge Stone 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament,” at the elementary school gym Saturday, March 10. 


Wade J. Henderson, age 70, passed away on March 9, 2018, at his home after an extended illness. 

Matthew Eric Stevens, age 36, of McCaysville, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at his home. 

Ethel Dyer Key, age 87, of Epworth, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

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