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Georgia State Speaker of the House David Ralston called for unity and strength within the Republican party at the Fannin County Republican’s Grand Old Party Valentine Banquet, February 9 at Bear Cl

One of Fannin County’s own was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry January 11.

In a Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting, February 5, Blue Ridge Hotel, LLC representative Ben Berry requested the Board grant a variance to the required parking lot size of nine by twenty.

Sports for Subscribers

The Fannin County Rebel and Lady Rebel basketball teams recently wrapped up the 2018-2019 season.

The Copper Basin Cougars hosted the Chattanooga Patriots Monday, February 4.

The Cougars played well in the close game, holding off the Patriots for a 66-63 win.

The Fannin County Rebel soccer team hosted Sonoraville Phoenix Thursday, February 7. 

The Rebels came out with great intensity and purpose, controlling the ball 70 percent of the time. 


Winston Woodrow Jones, age 85, of Turtletown, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019, in Turtletown.

Hugh Hansell Wallace, age 80, of Morganton, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, peacefully at his home. Mr. Wallace was born in Ducktown to the late William Shields and Edith Taylor Wallace.

Betty Jean Mitchell, age 84, of Blue Ridge, passed away Wednesday, January 30. Born July 8, 1934 in Blue Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Stella Panter Kendall.

The News Observer

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