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The Polk County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to authorize County Attorney Eric Brooks to send notice to United Community Bank to revoke its guarantor status for Copper Basin Medical

For the seventh straight year, the Knights of Columbus Blue Ridge Council and Copper Basin Veterinary Clinic will partner to offer discounted rates for rabies vaccinations Saturday, April 1. 

Fannin County Recreation Director Eddie O’Neal holds a $30,920.52 check he received from Steven Miracle of the Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge. Miracle presented the check to be used for new playground equipment at Fannin County Recreation Complex on Tom Boyd Road.

The Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge made a $30,920.52 donation to the Fannin County recreation department for new playground equipment at the recreation complex off Tom Boyd Park.


Copper Basin High School freshman Tyler Adams sets to swing against Polk County on Thursday, March 16, in Ducktown. The Cougars fell 14-2 in the season opener.

The 2017 campaign did not get off to an ideal start for the Copper Basin High School varsity baseball team. 

Dozens of boys and girls basketball players received awards and recognition at Fannin County High School’s annual basketball awards banquet held Monday, March 13. From left, juniors Morgan Patton and Maddie Johnson, senior Catie Mosley and juniors McKenzie McClure and Autumn Holloway display certificates they received.

The Fannin County High School boys and girls basketball programs celebrated the 2016-17 season at the annual awards banquet held Monday, March 13, at the high school.

Fannin County High School sophomore second baseman Tyler Norton flips the ball to shortstop during a game with North Hall on Thursday, March 16, in Blue Ridge. Norton went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs batted in during the 6-4 loss.

The Fannin County High School varsity baseball team suffered three tough losses last week by a combined total of four runs, falling to North Hall on Thursday, March 16, in Blue Ridge, before droppi


Scott Royce “8-Ball” Hamilton, age 55, of Blue Ridge, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Blue Ridge. 

Williams Bryce, 68, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2017, after losing a hard-fought battle with cancer. 

Shirley Marie Thomas, age 71, of Copperhill, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. 

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