News for Subscribers

Johnny Scearce is once again chief of police in Blue Ridge, a new ordinance will address drive-in theater problems and $30,000 will be spent to study parking.

A political forum featuring candidates for Polk County offices will be held Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until noon at Copper Basin High School. 

Certain personnel in the Fannin County School System may soon be allowed to carry guns in a controlled and vetted partnership between the schools and the Fannin County Sheriff's Department.

Sports for Subscribers

Friday, April the 13th, turned out to be a really good day for the Fannin County baseball team as they traveled to Blairsville, Georgia, for a region doubleheader versus Union County.

Fannin County High School baseball standout Grant Baker will advance to the next level after signing Thursday, April 12, to play with Point University in West Point, Georgia.

The Lady Rebels soccer team hosted long time rival Gilmer County for Senior Night Monday, April 9, in Blue Ridge.


Oak-Yeon Jang, born on May 21, 1936, passed away April 9, 2018 in South Korea. 

Mattie Louise Botts, age 74, of East Point, GA passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home.   

Thelma T. Clark, 87, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife of the late William Louis Clark, entered into rest the 19th day of March, 2018. 

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