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Planners from the University of Georgia (UGA) want to know what citizens think is needed to help strengthen the economy of the twin cities of McCaysville and Copperhill along with Ducktown.

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The Blue Ridge city pool opened June 5 to 121 kids in day camp.

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The Knights of Columbus held a Golf Tournament Saturday, June 9. Proceeds went to help the Samaritans of Fannin County.

The Fannin County Recreation Department is hosting a Summer Tennis Camp, July 10 through July 31. 

The Copper Basin Youth Football League continues holding registration for the upcoming season this Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at the Copper Basin High School football field.


The Rev. Edith Ray Hughes, age 96, of Ducktown, Tennessee, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in the Lifecare Center of Copper Basin. 

Thomas “Tommy” Alvin Day, age 54, of Morganton, Georgia, passed away June 2, 2018, in Gainesville, Georgia. 

Norman Harrison Bell, age 80, of Mineral Bluff, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at his home. 

He was born November 1, 1937, in Mineral Bluff. 

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