News for Subscribers

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The East Polk Friends of the Library will host a Kudzu Débutante Ball, Saturday, September 29, at the First United Methodist Church of Copperhill.

Warrants have been served on a second suspect charged in connection with a phone scam in which the caller claimed to be a Fannin County Sheriff’s deputy.

Sports for Subscribers

The Copper Basin Cougars traveled to Finley Stadium in Chattanooga to play the Sale Creek Panthers in a District 3-A matchup Friday, September 14. 

The Fannin County Lady Rebels hosted the East Hall Vikings for a region match up Tuesday, September 12.

The Copper Basin Lady Cougars volleyball team hit the road Monday, September 10, to take on the Lady Hawks of Tennessee Christian Preparatory School.


Mary Lea Rinehart, age 76, of Blue Ridge, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Willard Leon Raper, age 85, of Farner, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Christian Edward “Chris” Panich, age 50, of Mineral Bluff, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at his home.

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