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A small white and black featured dog of the week was dropped off Wednesday, April 19, at Fannin County Animal Control.

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The Polk County Board of Education approved the first reading for handbook revisions for Copper Basin High and Middle School for the 2017-18 school year Monday, April 10.

Sports for Subscribers

With two wins over Murphy (N.C.) last week, the Fannin County High School varsity baseball team ensured a winning record for the 2017 campaign, finishing up the regular season with a 15-13 record. 

Eight individuals and one team are the newest members of the Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame after the Class of 2017 was inducted Saturday, April 22, at Fannin County High School. 

Long jump region champion Brad Davis led the Fannin County High School boys and girls track and field teams to strong showings in the Region 7-AAA track meet held Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday,


Betty Thomas Anderson, age 85, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Erlanger Medical Center. 

Helen Louise Waters Bolton, born Dec.

Anita K. Scherdin, 88, of Farner, Tennessee passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, peacefully with her family by her side. 

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