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Fannin County Family Connection and the University of North Georgia Blue Ridge campus joined forces during the 2016-17 school year to work on combating drug and alcohol abuse among local youth.

The fruits of 232 overall work hours from 27 total volunteers over eight work days since early May were fully visible Saturday, July 15, as the Habitat for Humanity Helping Hand project on Doxal St

Five Blue Ridge city council seats, along with the office of mayor, will be up for election this November 7 and candidate qualifying for the races is quickly approaching. 

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The Fannin County Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for a new after school program for the 2017-18 school year.

The summer practice schedule is in full swing for the Copper Basin High School football team and head coach Pat Daley said he likes what he has seen so far.

Four local student anglers tried their luck in the 2017 High School Fishing World Finals and FLW National Championship held June 28 through July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, and two tea


James Edward Payne, age 82, of Turtletown, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, following a brief illness. 

Winona Bennett Bailey, age 85, of Blue Ridge, Georgia, passed away July 16, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Wade Hampton Whelchel III, age 67, of Blue Ridge (formerly of Murrayville, Georgia), passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at his home on his beloved horse farm after an extended illness. 

The News Observer

Phone: 706.632.2019
Fax: 706.632.2577

Address: P.O.Box 989,
5748 Appalachian Hwy
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513