News for Subscribers

The cost to mail a single, one-ounce, first-class letter, using the Forever stamps, will increase to 50 cents Sunday, January 21.

James Balli is now the city attorney for the city of Blue Ridge after a vote of the new city council last Tuesday, December 9.

Miss Tennessee Caty Davis visited east Polk County last Tuesday, January 11, to speak with students at Copper Basin Elementary School and Copper Basin High School about the importance of character

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. 

The News Observer

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