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Blue Ridge City Council members approved two zoning changes and two amendments to zoning ordinances, agreed to proceed with drafting documents to create a downtown development authority, approved n

Blue Ridge City Council  members learned from their auditor the city failed to bill for $44,960 in water charges during 2017 and part of 2018 when the auditor’s findings regarding the 2017 fiscal y

Sports for Subscribers

The Fannin County Middle School Cross Country teams hosted a 5K fundraiser race, “In It For The Long Run.” Saturday, August 18, at the Fannin County Recreation Center Park. 

The Fannin County Lady Rebels volleyball team hosted East Hall and Dawson County, Tuesday, September 11, in a knock down, drag out region match up.

The Fannin County Rebel football team hosted the Chestatee War Eagles Friday, September 14, in a high scoring shootout. 


Mary Lea Rinehart, age 76, of Blue Ridge, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Willard Leon Raper, age 85, of Farner, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Christian Edward “Chris” Panich, age 50, of Mineral Bluff, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at his home.

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