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Deep Hole Recreation Area on the Chattahoochee National Forest in Fannin County will be getting a new, improved canoe launch this fall. 

The White family visited their brother Aug. 19 at West Fannin Elementary School during the annual kindergarten lunch-n-learn. Kindergartner Noah, left, sits with his brothers Matthew and Isaac, and mother Kyra.

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McCaysville City Councilman Rodney Patterson hopes to get the restrooms next to the Conoco parking lot on Blue Ridge Drive opened and complete a major face lift at the city park.


Junior Kyndall Ledford volleys the ball in recent action for Fannin County.

All they do is win. 

The Fannin County High School volleyball team won four matches last week to improve to 8-0 and cement a reputation as a top-10 program in the state. 

Junior Clay Holloway (No. 62), and senior Hunter Davis (No. 76), move to clear the way for junior running back Brett Galloway, who took the handoff from senior quarterback Brad Davis against Gilmer High on Friday, Aug. 19, in Ellijay. The Rebels ended a six-year losing streak to the Bobcats by earning the 17-14, season-opening victory.

The streak is finally over. 

Cohutta Hyde hauls in a long completion before surging into the end zone to give the Fannin County Middle School eighth-grade football team a 6-0 lead over Rabun County on Thursday, Aug. 18, in Blue Ridge. The Rebels earned the 21-16 victory to move to 2-0 on the year.

The middle school Rebels are rolling. 

After starting the season with a big win over Lumpkin County, the Rebels took down Rabun County, 21-16, on Thursday, Aug. 18, in Blue Ridge. 


Verlin Earl Raburn, age 81, of McCaysville, passed away Aug. 19, 2016 in the Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge. 

Ruby Lee Wimpey Parks passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Union General Hospital.

Gaines L. Jones, “Toby,” 76, of Blue Ridge, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 2016. 

The News Observer

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