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Blue Ridge City Council members Angie Arp and Rodney Kendall have called a special meeting of the Council for Thursday, August 17, in the City Hall conference room, at 10:30 a.m.

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Budget dollars was the focus of a two-part meeting held August 10, at 5:30 p.m., with the Fannin County Board of Education and community stakeholders.

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If Friday night was any indication, the Fannin County High School football team might just be trending up this season.

Trailing 2-0 with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning Thursday, August 9, against Murray County, the Fannin County High School Lady Rebels softball team looked to be on the verge of losing t

What a difference a year has made for the Fannin County High School varsity softball squad. 

The Lady Rebels needed 19 games in 2016 before earning their second win. 


Tommy Homer Dills, age 78, of Mineral Bluff, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Pruitt HealthCare in Blue Ridge. 

Roy H. Stepp, age 87, of Blue Ridge, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Life Care Center of Copper Basin following a brief illness.

Mary Rebecca Wright, age 73, of Marietta, passed away August 9, 2017, at her home. 

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