A number of sixth graders from Fannin County Middle School received awards at a ceremony in the school gymnasium in May. Students work throughout the year to potentially receive honors at the end of the year.
olunteers with Faith Presbyterian Church’s Seamless Summer Program recently received a “gifted” food bag donation from Fannin County Family Connection and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Among those delivering the eight-pound food boxes were, from left, Bruce Burn, the Rev. Ron Wikander, Sylvia Goodyear, Randy Blankenship, Coordinator Bill Young, Isabel Wanner, Dick Schmus, and Bob Goodyear.
Rising senior Wesley Lim, right, helped instructor Jon Soriedas demonstrate a wrestling move during a three-day camp at Fannin County High School. Soriedas is one of the most respected wrestling coaches in the country.
Rising freshman Will Moseley attempts to pull in a pass during a 7-on-7 passing camp at Fannin County High School on Thursday, June 16. The Rebels hosted several other schools from across the state for the camp, which is designed to improve offensive passing and defensive secondary performance
4-H club members of Polk County show certificates they received, to make Polk County 4H the leader in Tennessee in Honor Club members. Pictured are, from left front, Jud Nix, Landon Reese, Isaiah Brown, Jacob Smith, Wesley Trew; middle, Rose Collins, Mallori Cheatham, Laurel Price, Baylee Ballew, Hunter Burgess, Patrick Long, Sydney Silvers, Katie lowe, Kaitlyn Goode; back, Regan Holder, Bradley Ballew, Austin Collis, Haley Harper, Serena Shelton, Sara Massey, Alexus Wilcox, Chelsea Merrell and Michael Ray.

News Stories

The coming together of people from many backgrounds, areas, and faiths has provided a local church with a much-needed addition. 

There is a big difference between how much Copper Basin Medical Center will pay the new emergency room physicians group and the amount that the former ER group received, according to a comparison o

The Blue Ridge Cannery will open Tuesday, July 5, for local gardeners to process their fruit, vegetables, and soup.

Sports

Rising senior Wesley Lim, right, helped instructor Jon Soriedas demonstrate a wrestling move during a three-day camp at Fannin County High School. Soriedas is one of the most respected wrestling coaches in the country.

Wrestlers in the Fannin County High School and Middle School programs had a unique opportunity last week as renowned wrestling coach Jon Soriedas came to Blue Ridge to teach a three-day camp. 

Rising freshman Will Moseley attempts to pull in a pass during a 7-on-7 passing camp at Fannin County High School on Thursday, June 16. The Rebels hosted several other schools from across the state for the camp, which is designed to improve offensive passing and defensive secondary performance

The Fannin County High School football program hosted several schools for a 7-on-7 camp Thursday, June 16. 

The Fannin County girls basketball program is in the midst of the summer practice schedule, and head coach Suzianne Pass has liked what she’s seen so far. 

Obituaries

Earl Jackson Pittman, age 64, of Mineral Bluff, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016, at home with family by his side. 

Marilyn Jean Cowart, age 51, of Morganton, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Sandra Jo Towery, age 71, of Copperhill, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016. 

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