News for Subscribers

A rabid raccoon chased and bit a North Georgia resident as they were preparing to fish on Hothouse Creek between Curtis Switch Road and Old Mill Pond Road in Mineral Bluff Sunday, April 7, around 6

In addition to approving the short-term rental ordinance, Blue Ridge City Council took action on two rezoning requests during the April 8 regular meeting for the city of Blue Ridge.

McCaysville Mayor Pro-tem Larry Collis stepped down from his position as police commissioner when the city’s council met in regular session Tuesday, April 9.

Sports for Subscribers

Copper Basin Cougar Peyton Daves signed a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics scholarship to play football at Reinhardt University Wednesday, April 10.

Copper Basin Lady Cougar Kenslie Hedden will be extending her softball career.

The Fannin County Rebels Traveled to North Hall, Friday, April 12, to take on the reigning region champs; the North Hall Trojans in a double header.


Ethel Flowers Pittman, age 92, of Jasper, Georgia, formerly of McCaysville, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019.  She was born October 29, 1926, in McCaysville, to the late Andrew and Dolly Flowers.

Martha Marie Shepherd, age 78, of McCaysville, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 7, 2019, at her home. 

“Kathy” (Betty Kathleen) Thomas, age 76, of Blue Ridge, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2019, at PruittHealth Skilled Nursing and Rehab. 

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