Fannin County High School Class of 2020 graduate Matthew Shirah will receive $425,000 to attend and play baseball for the United States Naval Academy starting this fall. He is shown with Blue and Gold Officer Susan Youngman.

Naval Academy bound

Fannin County High School Class of 2020 graduate Matthew Shirah has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy (USNA), where he will play baseball. “I’m definitely really excited,” he said. “It’s going to be interesting because it’s…

Leaner Payne

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Lena “Leaner” Payne, age 83, of Blue Ridge, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Virginia Helton

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Virginia Abercrombie Helton, age 72, of McCaysville, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at her home. She was born in McCaysville, November 3, 1947, to the late Ivan R.

James Barnes

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Mr. James Ira Barnes, age 89, of Epworth, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020. He was born January 26, 1931, in Fort Valley, Georgia, to the late William James Barnes and Connie Mae Permont Barnes.