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Blue Ridge City Council members emphasized transparency during their regular meeting Tuesday, February 13.

Advanced tickets for the seventh annual “Bringin’ the Blues to Blue Ridge” will be available until Friday, Feb. 23. Afterwards, tickets will be available only at the door for the Saturday, Feb.

City Councilwoman Sue Beaver is encouraging citizens to purchase park benches as part of McCaysville’s beautification efforts.

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Fifteen Copper Basin High School seniors were recognized between the girls and boys basketball games Tuesday night, February 13.

Five Fannin County basketball players were recently named to the All Region team for the 2017-2018 season.

Copper Basin’s Lady Cougars hosted Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS) Thursday, February 15, to open the District 4-A Basketball Tournament, with the winner not only advancing in t


Mary Griffith Gartrell Talbert, age 89, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018, in Winder, Georgia. 

Mrs. Annie Mae Patterson Galloway Queen, age 104, passed away on February 9, 2018. She was born in Fannin County, Georgia on July 8, 1913.

Billy Gerald Nobles, age 80, of Epworth, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Northside Hospital in Canton, Georgia. 

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Address: P.O.Box 989,
5748 Appalachian Hwy
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513