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November 3 was Habitat’s “Frame in a Day” where we hoped to frame a house in one day

Habitat Hosts almost 50 Volunteers!

By Chris Hall, Habitat for Humanity November 3 was Habitat’s “Frame in a Day” where we hoped to frame a house in one day. We had an awesome turnout and hosted almost 50 volunteers. It was a perfect day to work and everyone worked together to accomplish what we set out to do. Sheila Waldron […]

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Department heads and elected officials present budget requests to commissioners

Department heads and elected officials present budget requests to commissioners

By Elaine Owen, Editor Fannin County commissioners designated Sept. 26 as the day for department heads and elected officials to present their budget requests and answer questions the commissioners might have before the budgets were finalized. Commissioners had requested that departments limit salary increases to 2 percent with no increases for elected officials. The Tax […]

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Author, Speaker Teacher Jack Watts

10th Annual 9/11 Regional Awake America Prayer & Memorial Service

Author, Speaker, Teacher Jack Watts to speak at the 10th Annual Regional- 9/11 Awake America Prayer and Memorial Service. You are invited to attend the 10th Annual Regional- 9/11 Awake America Prayer and Memorial Service. The event will begin with a prelude at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The theme this year is “It’s […]

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Chamber President Jan Hackett, Mike Gallinski, Restaurants Manager Sue Griffin, Business Development Manager Matthew Cole, Development Authority Executive Director Chirstie Arp.

McCaysville Revitalization Committee hosts Luncheon

Mike Galinski of Galinski Enterprises shares his vision for Downtown McCaysville By Maria Kidder, Sentinel Staff Writer Fannin County has a low residential population, but is continuing to be the fastest growing county in the North Georgia Mountain region. With its remote terrain, steep mountain peaks, and unspoiled natural beauty, the mountains lure a large […]

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Happy 4th of July - Independence Day

Old Timer’s Parade Saturday kicks off July 4th week of fun!

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Blue Ridge will celebrate Independence Day with a parade Saturday, a special ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, barbecue and music at Lake Blue Ridge Marina and fireworks over the lake. Festivities begin Saturday, June 30, with a special Benefit Pancake Breakfast at Faith Presbyterian Church on Mountain Street to raise […]

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With the Preamble to the Constitution in the background Dr. Tom Jordan tells the Memorial Day crowd that Freedom is Not Free.

Memorial Day brought rain, wind, honor and memories

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Wind and rain did not keep the planned Memorial Day ceremony from happening Monday. The Boy Scouts showed up at Veterans Park just as they were supposed to, ready to set up chairs. The Honor Guard and other veterans were there, as well as many from the community. When it […]

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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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