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Memorial Day Event 2018

Memorial Day Ceremony – Fannin County Veterans Memorial Park

Monday, May 28, 2018, 11:59 a.m. MEMORIAL DAY AGENDA NGHG Posting of Colors Pledge of Allegiance Posting of Wreaths, Rifle and Helmet and Boots POW/MIA Missing Man Chair Recognition Keynote Address: Dr. Tom Jordan, Rifle Salute Retirement of Colors. Last week Veteran Rob McIntyre and Veterans Park Curator Trevor McIntyre did a lot of clean-up […]

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Speaker of the House David Ralston served the best hotdog by Cilla and Joe Cipolla, Dairy Queen.

TASTE of BLUE RIDGE brings more than 500 to Willow Creek Falls

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ What a year it was for the Humane Society of Blue Ridge! President Rick Glueckert shared this incredible report: 132 New Animals were rescued–92 cats and 40 dogs; 119 Animals were adopted–74 cats and 45 dogs; Free Pet Food was provided to 638 families; 406 Spays/Neuters were supported, and 515 […]

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Easter Egg Hunt March 31st

Community Easter Egg Hunt Mar. 31

The 23rd annual Blue Ridge Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, Mar. 31, in St. Luke’s Churchyard. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 7 Ewing St., across from the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club Fairground and Community Centre. The egg hunt is free and begins at 1 p.m. A special area will be […]

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WFES students post service flags.

West Fannin Elementary School honors Veterans

~~ By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ November 9th wasn’t about getting time away from regular school classes. It was a time to remember the ultimate sacrifices made by military service members to protect our country’s freedom. It was a time to respect those who made the decision to risk their lives to save others. And West […]

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Pruitt Health’s train was a main attraction

Saturday in Blue Ridge offered fun for all ages

~ By Elaine Owen, Editor ~ Saturday came early with a sunrise that was breathtaking in the mountains. The weather was a bit chilly, but until the sun went down, a light jacket was enough for the Light Up Blue Ridge holiday celebration. For many, the day began with the arrival of Santa on the […]

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This Thanksgiving season, the Fannin Sentinel takes time to gather with our families and friends to give thanks for the blessings we have experienced this year. We count you, our readers, as some of those blessings. Since 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and their native neighbors shared their first Thanksgiving feast, people have gathered to […]

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Richard Crosley (left) and Bill Stodghill fold the American Flag to be presented to next of kin

Veterans honored with parade, service on Veterans Day

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ American veterans know better than anyone that freedom isn’t free. Many decided as young men and women to put everything on the line to safeguard the freedoms of this great nation. Some of these brave Americans paid the ultimate price for freedom by dying at the hands of enemy combatants […]

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Speaker David Ralston

Ralston to host Fannin County Senior Homestead Exemption Town Hall

Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss a possible Senior Homestead Exemption for Fannin County on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room of the Fannin County Courthouse. Speaker Ralston will be joined by State Senator Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) who also represents […]

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Brigadier General Denis Shortal (Ret.) and Col. Mike Nunnaly (Ret.)

Marines celebrate their 242nd Birthday

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ The 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball was held Nov. 4 at The Club at Bear Claw on Tennis Court Road in Blue Ridge. With greetings of “Ooh-Rah!” or “Yut!” the Devil Dog ‘bark’, or the more traditional greeting of an officer, “Good Evening, Sir,” Marines love to sound off to […]

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Citizens for a Better Blue Ridge Win!

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ In the most hotly contested election in a decade, Tuesday night’s election in Blue Ridge began with more drama. As the polls closed at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, citizens streamed into City Hall to await the results of the election for Mayor and five council members. It didn’t take long […]

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