News for Subscribers

Steps to allocate where increases in monies the county receives from the lodging tax led to the creation of a separate bank account by the Fannin County Board of Commissioners at their January 9 me

A broken tail light resulted in the arrest of a McCaysville resident on a felony marijuana charge Friday, January 5.

The Fannin County School System has replaced four scheduled holidays with class time.

Sports for Subscribers

After a rough outing against Lookout Valley at home January 5, the Copper Basin High School boys basketball team rebounded to earn a big 60-41 win against the Chattanooga Patriots last Tuesday, Jan

The Fannin County High School football program held it’s annual awards banquet for the varsity, junior varsity and cheerleading squads last Monday, January 8, at the school’s Performing Arts Center

The Rebels rolled into Blairsville last Friday night and brought a big region win back to Blue Ridge. 


Johnnie Brazelton McClure, age 93, of Hardwick, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, at the Oconee Regional Medical Center, Inc., of Milledgeville, Georgia. 

Dr. Jimmy Lynn Verner of McKinney, Texas, passed away January 4, 2018, at the age of 88. 

Dian Frances Hawkins, age 64, of Mineral Bluff, passed away January 3, 2018, at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia. 

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Blue Ridge, GA, 30513