News for Subscribers

“I’ve always said, if you don’t know where you came from, how can you know where you’re going,” Fannin County resident Elizabeth Simonds said as she reminisced on the history of her family home.

The tenth annual Snack in a Backpack, “Bringin’ the Blues to Blue Ridge” is this Saturday, February 23 at Mercier Orchards from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25 into effect Friday, February 15, that reverses changes made to school bus laws in July 2018.

Sports for Subscribers

The Fannin County Rebel baseball team made the trip to Gilmer County Wednesday, February 13, to take on the Bobcats.

The Copper Basin Cougars hosted the Tellico Bears, Wednesday, February 13, on the Cougar’s senior night.

The Copper Basin Lady Cougars traveled to Sale Creek Thursday, February 14, to take on the Lady Panthers in the first round of the District A4 tournament.


Betty Jean Cooper, age 78, of Mineral Bluff, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019. Born May 31, 1940, in Fannin County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Beedie Montgomery Dockery.

Glenda Joyce Tate, age 67, of Copperhill, passed away February 15, 2019, at home. Glenda was born September 7, 1949, in Copperhill, to the late Joe Mull and Mary Marie Dockery Mull. Ms.

Joyce Eunice Collins, age 87, of Morganton, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Fannin Regional Hospital. Mrs.

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