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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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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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From all the staff at the Fannin Sentinel

From all the staff at the Fannin Sentinel

By Elaine Owen, Editor We all view Christmas in a different way. For those who do not celebrate it, Christmas is just one of many federal holidays that offers a few vacation days away from work. Even for Christians, the day often has different meanings and feelings attached to it. Children may see Christmas only […]

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From Left, Fannin Sentinel Reporter Maria Kidder, Carlie Hammond, Marlcolm Campbell and in back, Bubba.

Over 700 feast at Thanksgiving Open Table

Proverbs 28:27: He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack By Maria Kidder, Sentinel Staff Writer Good Samaritans of Fannin County again served Open Table in the Fannin County High School Cafeteria Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. A feast of smoked turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, acorn squash, green beans and donated desserts such as ice […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Fannin Sentinel staff

Happy Thanksgiving –then and now

By Elaine Owen, Editor Thursday, most people in our country will celebrate Thanksgiving. We welcome home family members who live away and gather around a table laden with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, home-made apple pies, pumpkin rolls–and a dozen other family favorites. We talk about other Thanksgivings, the loved ones no […]

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