News for Subscribers

The Fannin County Board of Commissioners voted to amend the Tax Assessor’s budget from $633,493 to $658,493 during a meeting Tuesday, January 8. 

"Her spirit is unrealistically awesome,” said Blue Ridge resident Junior Whitener about his wife Brittany Whitener, the sole survivor of a small engine plane crash in Blairsville Wednesday, Decembe

The SPLOST V Referendum will be up for a vote March 19, following Fannin County Board of Education’s decision to enter into the next phase of SPLOST, which will cap out at $34,500,000. 

Sports for Subscribers

The Fannin County Rebels wrestling team hosted the GHSA area 5AAA duals, Friday, January 11. The top two teams from each area would go on to represent their region in Macon for the State Duals.

The Copper Basin Cougars hit the road Tuesday, January 8, to take on the Chattanooga Patriots.

The Fannin County Rebels hosted the Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans, Tuesday, January 8, for a region battle.


Billy Kenneth Johnson, age 75, formerly of Blue Ridge, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, at Wellstar Tranquility Hospice House in Austell, Georgia.

Donald J. “Don’’ Clements, 90, of Bradenton, Florida, died January 5, 2019. Born in Sagamore, Pennsylvania, he moved to Miami, Florida, and then moved to Bradenton in 1962.

John Windom Stephenson, age 63, of Mineral Bluff, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 

The News Observer

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