News for Subscribers

The Blue Ridge Housing Authority board discussed pursuing T-Mobile’s ConnectHome initiative during their monthly meeting Thursday, June 15. 

The Polk County Budget Committee heard budget presentations from the road department and the West and East Polk libraries in a meeting Tuesday, June 13. 

Beginning in January 2018, the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce will lose nearly $150,000 that would have been used in its marketing efforts.

Sports for Subscribers

The second annual Mike Kimsey Memorial 5K will be held Saturday, July 1, in Ducktown. 

The annual Fannin County Rebels and Lady Rebels Camp of Champions for youth basketball players was held June 5 through June 7 at Fannin County High School.

A slew of winners took home prizes at the seventh annual Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament held May 11 at Copper Basin Golf Club.


Carroll Warren Keeler, age 84, of Blue Ridge, passed away June 10, 2017, at Fannin Regional Hospital. 

, of Ducktown, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017. 

Gail Allen, of Morganton, Georgia, went home to heaven May 28, 2017, after a brief illness. She was born February 14, 1939, in Lanson, Michigan, to James and Beryl Gleason.

The News Observer

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Blue Ridge, GA, 30513