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Every county department needs more funding for improvements and development; that was the message from Post 1 Commissioner Earl Johnson at the Fannin County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday,

Anyone who plays a non-electric instrument, such as guitar, fiddle, up-right bass, banjo or dobrow, is invited to participate in Pickin’ at Horseshoe Bend Park.

Blue Ridge water customers have been advised to conserve water until further notice due to a malfunction at city water plant.


Senior Shelby Baze heads the ball in recent action for the Fannin County High varsity soccer team. Baze scored the lone goal as the Lady Rebels defeated Coahulla Creek, 1-0, Friday, April 29, in Dalton, in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs.

The Lady Rebels are headed to the second round of the Class AAA state playoffs after narrowly defeating Coahulla Creek on Friday, April 29, in Dalton. 

Senior Adam Ingram competes in the long jump for the Fannin County High track team. Ingram qualified for the state finals by placing third at the sectional meet with  a leap of 22 feet, 2 3/4 inches.

Two members of the Fannin County High track team are moving on the state finals. 

The 2016 Copper Basin High baseball team consists of, from left, kneeling, Tyler Bevilheimer, Chase Trentham, Justin Harper, Tim Leslie, Hunter Dockery, standing, head coach Rusty Boggs, Tanner  Wilcox, Austin Lance, Brady Ledford, Eli Hicks, Jacob Dublin, Wyatt Starnes, Joey Sparks, Ethan Huskins, Jackson Ledford, Kob Rzeplenski, Tyler Miller, Austin Starnes, and coach Todd Rollins.

The Copper Basin High and Tellico Plains baseball teams found themselves in two superb pitching battles last week.


Sue Tipton, age 68, of Morganton, Georgia, passed away April 24, 2016, at her home. 

Christopher Leonard Day passed away on April 10, 2016, and is at peace after an eight-month struggle with cancer. 

George Hobson McClelland Sr., age 87, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at 3 a.m.

The News Observer

Phone: 706.632.2019

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5748 Appalachian Hwy

Blue Ridge, GA, 30513


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