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The Georgia Mountain Classics Car Club will have their last regular monthly cruise-in for 2016 on Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill in Blue Ridge. 

Frank Fulford

The Lake Blue Ridge Detachment of the Marine Corps League will sponsor its second annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Blue Ridge Swim & Tennis Club.

East Fannin Elementary School Teacher of the Year nominee Ashley Sparks has worked in the Fannin School system for 11 years. She teaches reading and language arts skills in clever ways by using a computer lab in her room.

Ashley Sparks, fifth grade teacher at East Fannin Elementary School, has been nominated for Teacher of the Year by her peers.


Senior Wesley Lim pursues a Andrews High running back during the Rebels 42-0 victory Friday, Sept. 16, in Andrews. Lim was named the defensive player of the game.

Six drives and six touchdowns is how the Fannin County High School football team started the game against Andrews on Friday, Sept. 16, in Andrews. 

Junior Kyndall Ledford watches a volley in recent action for the Fannin County High School volleyball team.

The Lady Rebels put together an impressive out-of-area resume through the first long stretch of the 2016 season, and they proved it was no fluke by winning their first two Area 7-AAA matches over t

Dakota Crawford carries the ball for the Fannin County Middle School eighth grade football team while quarterback Luke Holloway (No. 3) looks on. The Rebels are 6-0 this season with one game left before the playoffs.

The Fannin County Middle School eighth grade Rebels earned their sixth-straight victory last week, taking a close, 28-20 win over Dawson County on Thursday, Sept. 15, in Blue Ridge. 


Clora Woody, 89, of Suches, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at the Tanglewood Assisted Living facility in Dawsonville, Georgia. 

Joy Bell Goss Payne, age 65, of Epworth, passed away on Sept. 11, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

William “Bill” Braisted Galbraith, II, age 70, of Blue Ridge, passed away on Sept. 15, 2016. 

He served his country proudly in the United States Navy. 

The News Observer

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