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Blue Ridge Community Theater’s Sunny D Children’s Theatre is presenting 13 shows this weekend.

The US Forest Service, along with local area forestry offices, are in the midst of a wildfire prevention campaign.

The Fannin County Board of Commissioners passed a three part motion regarding the tabled waste management bids, from Advanced Disposal and Cash Environmental Resources, with a 2 to 1 vote during a

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The Copper Basin Youth Sports League will continue football sign ups Saturday, June 22 - 29 from 9 a.m. until noon and June 25 and 27 5-7 p.m.

The Fannin County Middle School softball team will hold a car wash Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Circuit World in Blue Ridge, and Tuesday, July 2, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

With Summer getting started, a lot of residents that live in the more mountainous parts of North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee may see an increase in bear sightings and encounters.


Mrs. Dollie Irene Cole, age 71, of Mineral Bluff, died Friday, June 14, 2019.

Andre (Andy) Joachim Eduard Walter of Lake Mary, Florida, unexpectedly passed away June 8, 2019.

Joyce Ann “Joy” Green, age 71, of Morganton, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at home. She was born May 1, 1948, in Blue Ridge. 

The News Observer

Phone: 706.632.2019
Fax: 706.632.2577

Address: P.O.Box 989,
5748 Appalachian Hwy
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513