Events Archive

  • ~~ 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 […]

    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 […]

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  • ~ 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, […]

    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, […]

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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 […]

    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 […]

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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

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  • 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 […]

    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 […]

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  • National CASA Judge of the Year The Honorable John E. Worcester By Melanie Davis, Advocacy and Training Manager, CASA of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit On October 21, 2017, The Honorable John E. Worcester was honored to be Grand Marshall of the Apple Festival Parade in […]

    Grand Marshall of the Apple Festival Parade

    National CASA Judge of the Year The Honorable John E. Worcester By Melanie Davis, Advocacy and Training Manager, CASA of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit On October 21, 2017, The Honorable John E. Worcester was honored to be Grand Marshall of the Apple Festival Parade in […]

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  • By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Paws in the Park, the largest annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Blue Ridge (HSBR), features a pet parade, costume contest, a 5K race and more vendors each year. It’s also a place to make wonderful memories with hundreds […]

    Paws in the Park takes over Blue Ridge

    By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Paws in the Park, the largest annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Blue Ridge (HSBR), features a pet parade, costume contest, a 5K race and more vendors each year. It’s also a place to make wonderful memories with hundreds […]

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  • By Elaine Owen, Editor / Image submitted by Carol Stearns ~~ Friday night, Fannin County High School’s football team showed their support for veterans and those in the military. Before the game with Atlanta  Christian School, players ran onto the football field waving American flags. […]

    Fannin County football team wins the hearts of America

    By Elaine Owen, Editor / Image submitted by Carol Stearns ~~ Friday night, Fannin County High School’s football team showed their support for veterans and those in the military. Before the game with Atlanta  Christian School, players ran onto the football field waving American flags. […]

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