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World War II Veteran, Local Historian Dale Dyer Celebrates 100th Birthday

Soon-to-be centenarian Dale Dyer celebrated his 100th birthday Nov. 30 with family, friends and community members at the First Baptist Church Youth Center. Dozens of well-wishers flowed in throughout the three hour celebration greeting Dyer and his friend James Watkins who share a birth date of Dec. 8. Dozens of accolades were on display where […]

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Vietnam Traveling Wall 8-page Special

Vietnam Traveling Wall link A special section to this week’s Fannin Sentinel with stories from: Asa Dockery Stan Helton Jay Hughes Tom Jordan David Ralston …………..2 Steve Gooch………………3 George Nelson…………..4 William A. Robinson……5 Rick White……………….6 Stories from The Wall……7 Once In A Lifetime………8 Read, Download, Share these heart-warming stories that honor our Vietnam War Heroes. […]

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Steve Gooch, Elaine Owen and David Ralston.

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Impacts Thousands Over Five day Stay in Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The faces and lives of the 58,307 men and eight women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War are forever etched on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC serving as a memorial and healing place for family and friends. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall came to […]

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Tom and Maureen Escott escorted Grand Marshals Elaine and Jim Owen in the July 4 Old Timers parade through downtown Blue Ridge. They were among the more than 62 participants in this year’s event.

Blue Ridge celebrates America’s birthday in grand style

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Dozens of parade participants and onlookers gathered July 4 in downtown Blue Ridge to celebrate the United States of America’s 243rd birthday in true red, white and blue fashion. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association (BRBA), the parade kicked off the July 4 weekend with almost 50 entries […]

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Celebrate July 4th Fannin Sentinel

Celebrating Independence Day

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations go back to the 18th century and the American Revolutiony. Fannin County and surrounding areas will kick off 2019 events celebrating our country’s Independence with fireworks, pancake breakfast, Miners Homecoming festivities, parades and lots more. The following event schedule can help guide […]

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The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Kiwanis Fairgrounds

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Kiwanis Fairgrounds October 3-7, 2019 Sponsored by Fannin Country Veterans (See next week’s Sentinel for more information) The 3/5 size Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is otherwise identical to the 500’ long memorial in Washington, D.C. that honors the more than 58,000 Americans who died or went missing in […]

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Plein Air Artist Joe Basco set up in the downtown Blue Ridge Park to paint different scenes during the annual Spring Arts in the Park Festival.

43rd Annual Spring Arts in the Park brings thousands to Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The 43rd annual Spring Arts in the Park took place this past weekend May 25 through 26 with sunny skies and thousands pouring into downtown Blue Ridge. Over 200 artists, craftsman and food vendors filled the area with a celebration and kickoff of the weekend festival by Boy Scout […]

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Former Prisoner of War to speak at Veterans Memorial Day service

Former Prisoner of War to speak at Veterans Memorial Day service

By Elaine Owen, Editor One of the two longest held enlisted prisoners of war (POW) in the Vietnam War will be the keynote speaker for the annual Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Park, May 27 at 12 noon. William A. Robinson was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He enlisted in the United States […]

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The Amazing Story of Easter

If you ask children what Easter is about, they would probably say something about the Easter Bunny. It’s a pervasive story. Not very persuasive or compelling, but cute and seemingly harmless enough. But the story of the Easter Bunny tends to displace a much more compelling story. A true story. An Amazing Story that can […]

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First Lady Marty Kemp Pet Adoption Day

First Lady Marty Kemp To Host Pet Adoption Day at Governor’s Mansion

Atlanta, GA – On Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion, First Lady Marty Kemp will host a pet adoption day for rescue cats and dogs. Mrs. Kemp has partnered with Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, and several humane societies, animal shelters, and pet rescues across the state to find […]

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