• Child killed Monday morning by suspected drunk driver

    A child was killed in a motor vehicle accident early Monday morning, March 16, on Hwy. 515 in Blue Ridge by a suspected drunk driver. The driver, Hunter Ethan Elliott, of Talking Rock, is currently in custody at the Fannin County Detention Center. Elliott’s arrest occurred a little after 2 a.m., Monday, March 16. Elliott […]

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  • Fannin Co. Special Olympics event cancelled

    Fannin. Co Special Olympics

    The Fannin Co. Special Olympics event schedule for April 3 has been cancelled in response to the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, according to statements from Gini Bell, head of the county organization, and Georgia Milton-Sheats, Special Olympics Georgia CEO. A letter sent from Milton-Sheats on Tuesday, March 10, states, “Special Olympics Georgia is […]

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  • Superhero 5K race to be held Saturday, April 4

    Superhero 5K Race

    The fourth-annual Superhero 5K race will be held Saturday, April 4, beginning at 8 a.m., in downtown Blue Ridge near the stage and BBQ pit. There will be a fun run for all ages first and the 5K will start immediately after at 8:30 a.m. Winners will receive a medal and the overall male and […]

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  • Early voting underway in Blue Ridge special election

    Blue Ridge City Council Special Election

    Early voting to vill the vacate seat on the Blue Ridge City Council is currently underway at city hall. The special election voting began Monday, March 2, and runs through Friday, March 20. Voting is held between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Absentee ballots are also available during the advanced in-person voting time period. Absentee […]

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  • Four Rebels place at traditional state wrestling championships

    Fannin Third-Place

    The Fannin Co. Rebels wrestling squad saw four members earn state placer honors at the Georgia High School Association’s Traditional State Wrestling Championships Feb. 13-15 at the Macon Centreplex in Macon. Three Rebels placed third and one placed fourth in a strong showing for coach Chuck Patterson and Fannin Co. At 120 pounds, Grayson Patterson […]

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  • Fannin Co. Rebels put four players on all-region team

    Four

    Four members of the Fannin Co. Rebels basketball team have been named to the Region 7-3A All-Region team as voted on by the region coaches. One of the four, junior Kaeden Twiggs, was named to the All-Region First Team after a standout campaign this season for coach Bryan Richarson. Twiggs averaged 10 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.3 […]

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  • Fannin Co. Lady Rebels land five on all-region team

    Four

    Five members of the Lady Rebels basketball team have been named to the Region 7-3A All-Region Team as voted on by the region coaches. Two of the five, senior Morgan Holt and junior Abby Ledford, were named to the all-region first team after standout season for coach Ryan Chastain. Holt, a 5-foot-10 guard and forward, […]

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  • Rebels wrestling squad puts five in state tournament

    Rebels

    The Fannin Co. High Rebels wrestling team is sending five wrestlers to the state tournament after a strong showing at the Class 3A B Sectional at South Forsyth High on Feb. 7 and 8 in Cumming. Four Rebels placed second and one placed fifth at the sectional tournament. At 106 pounds, Kainan Henson (72-16) placed […]

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  • Fannin Co. High senior Miles Johnson signs with UGA

    Fannin Co. High school senior Miles Johnson signed his National Letter of Intent on Thurdsay, Feb. 5, to declare his intention to play football at the University of Georgia as a preferred walk-on. Johnson, a four-year varsity offensive lineman for the Rebels, had offers from nearly 10 schools, but chose Georgia because he wanted to […]

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  • Rebels wrestling qualifies eight for sectionals

    Rebels

    The Fannin Co. Rebels wrestling squad had eight wrestlers qualify for the sectional tournament and two bring home the title at the Area 5-3A tournament Saturday, Feb. 1, at The Lovett School in Atlanta. At 106 pounds, No. 2 seed Kainan Henson brought home the area wrestling championship. Henson defeated Lovett’s Alex Hyman by pin […]

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  • Miles Johnson is headed to play football at UGA

    Johnson

    Being able to fulfill a lifelong dream isn’t something most people get to do, but that’s just what happened to Fannin Co. High senior Miles Johnson earlier this week. Johnson, a four-year varsity football player for the Rebels, announced Tuesday, Jan. 28, on social media, that he was accepting an offer from the University of […]

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  • Fannin County Special Olympics holds basketball event

    Special Olympics

    The Special Olympics mission statement: “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” That was how the Fannin County Special Olympics basketball event began Friday, Jan. 31, at the Fannin County Recreation Complex. The mission statement is read and said by participants and volunteers before every Special Olympics […]

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