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 “The 2018-2019 school year has had a terrific start,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney at a Fannin County Board of Education meeting Thursday, August 9.

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Blood Assurance will be at Fannin Regional Hospital for a blood drive Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Fannin County junior tennis player Jacob Gailey, who played in two USTA tournaments in June and July, consolidated his championships by placing third in Boy’s 16’s, level 3 (advanced players) tourn

The Fannin County Lady Rebels Volleyball team got the 2018 season underway Tuesday, August 7, as they traveled to Pickens to play the Dragonettes. 

The Copper Basin High School golf teams hosted rival Polk County, Monday, August 6, at the Copper Basin Golf Course.

Obituaries

Bessie Burch Buttram, age 85, went home to be with her Lord August 6, 2018. 

Charles G. (Buck) Welch, age 82, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018, at Southwest Christian Care, Union City, Georgia.

Thelma Welch Griggs German, age 98, of Blue Ridge, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018. 

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