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The Fannin County High School and Middle School choruses presented their annual Christmas concert Tuesday, December 5, at the Performing Arts Center. 

As snow fell over Fannin County, the anticipation for a white Christmas grew with students in the schools as they prepare for their annual holiday programs.

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The Fannin County Lady Rebels fell to 4-2 overall through the early portion of the 2017-18 season after dropping their first Region 7-AAA game of the year in a heartbreaker to Union County last Tue

The 2017 season is off to a rough start for the Rebels basketball team.

A strong, overtime win against a non-region foe is just a sign of how good the Copper Basin High School boys basketball team can be, according to head coach Jeff Grimes. 


Agnes Joyce Bailey Brackett, age 97, of McCaysville, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017, at PruittHealth in Blue Ridge, Georgia. 

Eugene Sidney Ragan, age 83, of Blue Ridge, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017, at his home. 

Mary Nelle Beckler Carroll, age 86, of Cocoa, Florida, formerly of Copper Basin, went home peacefully to be with her Lord December 4, 2017, surrounded by her family. 

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