SUSPECT CAPTURED IN 90 MPH CHASE

City officers risk it all to serve and protect By Mark Thomason Publisher “Just for the fun of it,” is the explanation 22-year-old Tyler Foster gave city officers as to why on Friday night he lead them on a dangerous cat-and-mouse high speed chase through downtown Blue Ridge. It all started Friday near midnight when Blue Ridge City Police Officer Justin Ware saw Foster laying black marks with his 1982 Ford F-150 in the parking lot of Save-A-Lot. When Ware hit his blue lights (according to the police report), Foster…

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Rebel Wrecking Ball: Fannin Softball Focused on Work

The Fannin County Lady Rebels had a season to remember last year, finishing third in their region and earning a trip to the Region Tournament. The group of eight senior starters on the varsity team had played together literally their entire lives, and it was the first team head coach David Dyer took from inception (7th grade) to graduation, with the culmination being as impressive as their gameplay itself. Talented, yes. Motivated, definitely. Experienced, absolutely. And with the graduation of nearly half the varsity roster, it goes without saying: The…

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