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The Polk County Sheriff's Office is asking citizens for helpidentifying the suspect in the photos above.

Following complaints from concerned Fannin County citizens, The News Observer was prompted to determine how many hours an Animal Control officer worked on Memorial Day. 

Fannin County Tax Commissioner Shirley Sosebee is continuing the process to sell property belonging to delinquent taxpayers.


Gladys Patterson Dunn, age 95, of Epworth, died peacefully June 30, 2019, surrounded by her children after a brief illness. 

Paul David Spellins, age 57, passed away July 3, 2019, at his home in Copperhill. He was born in Hanford, California, to the late Henry Eugene and Hazel Ann Lambright Spellins. Mr.

Mrs. Shirlyn Brabham, age 70, of McCaysville, passed away July 1, 2019, at the Life Care of Copper Basin in Ducktown. Mrs.

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