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A rabid raccoon chased and bit a North Georgia resident as they were preparing to fish on Hothouse Creek between Curtis Switch Road and Old Mill Pond Road in Mineral Bluff Sunday, April 7, around 6

In addition to approving the short-term rental ordinance, Blue Ridge City Council took action on two rezoning requests during the April 8 regular meeting for the city of Blue Ridge.

McCaysville Mayor Pro-tem Larry Collis stepped down from his position as police commissioner when the city’s council met in regular session Tuesday, April 9.

Sports for Subscribers

Copper Basin Cougar Peyton Daves signed a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics scholarship to play football at Reinhardt University Wednesday, April 10.

Copper Basin Lady Cougar Kenslie Hedden will be extending her softball career.

The Fannin County Lady Rebels golf team hosted the Dawson County Lady Tigers at the Old Toccoa Farm Golf Course Thursday, April 11.


Mrs. Dorothy Marie Galloway, age 90, of Blue Ridge, passed away April 8, 2019, at her home. Born in Fannin County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Rohamer Bowen Wilson.

Mr. John Melvin Stuart, age 74, of Griffin, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 5, 2019, following a brief illness.

Mary Ruth Abernathy, age 64, of Blue Ridge, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was born October 27, 1954, in Murphy, North Carolina,  to the late, Clarence and Daisy Rogers Wilson.

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