Several Fannin Countians were on hand election night to support Sheriff Dane Kirby. Among them were, from left, Danny Kirby, Connie Kirby, Rita and Dane Kirby, Roger Long, Lynda Chastain, John Chastain and Hazel Woody.
Fannin County High School Valedictorian Colton Carpenter spoke to his 162 classmates encouraging them to thank their teachers, administrators, friends, and family for support throughout their four years in high school.
Rising senior quarterback Brad Davis eludes a tackler during Fannin County High’s spring football game Friday, May 13.
Valedictorian Ben Galloway receives his diploma from Polk County Director of Schools, Dr. James Jones, at Copper Basin High’s graduation ceremony Friday, May 20, in Copperhill.
The new bathhouse at the Morganton Point Campground was built by local contractors employed by the U.S. Forest Service and paid for with federal funding obtained just for the site.
A large crowd of friends, family, and officials gathered Friday, May 13, to dedicate the intersection of State Route 5/Blue Ridge Drive and Tennessee Avenue in Fannin County as the Roy L. Chapman Intersection. Speaker of the House David Ralston, middle, stands with the crowd as Gilita Carter, left, holds a replica sign given to her family in honor of her father’s service and dedication as a probate judge in Fannin County for 28 years.

News Stories

Several Fannin Countians were on hand election night to support Sheriff Dane Kirby. Among them were, from left, Danny Kirby, Connie Kirby, Rita and Dane Kirby, Roger Long, Lynda Chastain, John Chastain and Hazel Woody.

Dane Kirby, Stan Helton, Shirley Sosebee, David Ralston, and Steve Gooch emerged as clear winners in Tuesday’s General Primary and Non-Partisan elections.

Fannin County High School Valedictorian Colton Carpenter spoke to his 162 classmates encouraging them to thank their teachers, administrators, friends, and family for support throughout their four years in high school.

The Fannin County school system conferred 163 diplomas to graduates of the 2016 class at ceremonies on Friday, May 20, in the school’s athletic stadium with thousands of parents, family members, an

Members of Fannin County High School Future Farmers of America attended the 88th Georgia State Convention April 27-30 in Macon, GA. Among those attending from FCHS who received state degrees were, from left, Trey Campbell, Daniel Davis, Seth Davis, Alexis Franklin, Sydney Williamson, and Taylor VanZandt. The State Degree Charm is the highest level of an FFA degree that a state can award.

Members of Fannin County High School Future Farmers of America attended the 88th Georgia State Convention April 27 to 30 in Macon, GA. 

Sports

Rising senior quarterback Brad Davis eludes a tackler during Fannin County High’s spring football game Friday, May 13.

The Fannin County High football team concluded the spring practice schedule with the annual spring football game Friday, May 13, and head coach Jim Pavao likes how his team looks. 

Senior Kelsey Limburg takes a big swing in recent action for the Copper Basin High varsity softball team.

The Copper Basin High softball team traveled to Warner Park last week for the district tournament with a no-quit attitude.

Senior Tyler Miller chases a runner down the third base line in recent action for the Copper Basin High varsity baseball team.

The Copper Basin High baseball team’s dream of earning a spot in the Region 3A tournament came to a controversial end with a 4-2 loss to Chattanooga’s School for the Arts and Sciences in the second

Obituaries

Long-time physician and dermatologist Dr. Dennis D. Davenport passed away in Longview, Washington, on May 5, 2016. He was 95 years old.

Doris Parks Bramlett Johnson, 86, of Cocoa, Florida, passed on Friday, May 13, 2016, at her residence.

Raymond Anthony Marage, 60, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at his home in Mineral Bluff, Georgia.

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