Shooting at Dalton High School


DALTON, Ga. – The Dalton Police Department is on scene at Dalton High School where shots have been fired.

Dalton Police report that no student was injured by the shooting and all students are out of harm’s way. They also report the subject, a teacher, has been taken into custody.

The subject had barricaded themselves into a classroom earlier today before firing a weapon. Local police and Georgia State Patrol responded to the initial call. Concerning those reports that have come about a student injured during the evacuation, the Dalton Police were adamant that no student was injured by the shooting.

Police are also asking parents to NOT go to Dalton High School as they say, “The area inside the school has been evacuated and there are no students believed to be in the school at this time.”

The evacuated students have been taken to the Northwest Georgia Trade Center where police report parents should go for their children.


Fannin Middle Students of the Month for January

Rebel's Corner

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin County Middle School eighth grade teams have announced Students of the Month for January. Students are chosen by their academic teachers for this distinction. Qualifications for this honor include outstanding citizenship, good attendance, respectfulness toward faculty and peers, and a good academic standing.

The students chosen for January are: Aubree Beavers, daughter of Julie Stanley, of Blue Ridge; Corbin Head, son of Marcus and Ashley Head, of Blue Ridge; Carly Cox, daughter of Jamie and Mary Jane Cox, of Blue Ridge; and Giovanni Leal, son of Jose and Maria Leal, of McCaysville.​

Pictured left to right:

Giovanni Leal, Aubree Beavers, Carly Cox, and Corbin Head

Gainesville Students to Attend Air Force and Naval Academies

State & National

Gainesville Students to Attend Air Force and Naval Academies

GAINESVILLE, Ga.—Two students from northeast Georgia have been offered admission to a U.S. military academy. Cameron Sturdivant will join the class of 2022 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Chase Nufer will attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) nominated these students to the military academies because of their integrity and track record of accomplishment in the community.

“I couldn’t be prouder of Cameron and Chase, who have dedicated themselves to servant leadership roles early in life. I look forward to their success in Colorado Springs and Annapolis as they reflect the strong character of northeast Georgia,” said Collins.

Sturdivant is the son of Ms. Chere Rucker. He attends Gainesville High School and is following in the footsteps of his brother, Mr. Donovan Moss, who is currently a senior at the Air Force Academy.

Nufer, son of Mr. Peter & Ms. Heidi Nufer, is the captain of the baseball team at Forsyth Central High School and a member of the National Honor Society.

Fannin Board of Education Announcements


Due to hazardous road conditions that remain present in Fannin County this morning:

  • All Fannin County Schools will be closed for students on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.
  • District directors and principals report at normal time this morning.
  • The Board of Education work session is still on for this morning at 8 a.m. at the central office.
  • All 12-month employees should report by 10 a.m.  (work hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • The day will be an optional workday for 190-day personnel (work hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
  • Paraprofessionals and other personnel who work less than 190 days should receive direction from their administrator as to whether to work.


Fannin County High

COVINGTON, Ga – This summer 10 students from the Fannin County Middle and High School FFA chapters attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on the banks of Lake Jackson.

Each summer, the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center hosts six weeks of Summer Leadership Camp for high school and middle school students involved in chapters of Georgia’s FFA and FCCLA youth leadership programs. Teachers bring their students to the week-long camp, where they participate in leadership programming designed to build relationships, develop teamwork and leadership attributes, and most importantly, have a great time! Activities include team and individual competitions, dances, the mega slide, the blob, swimming, ropes course, shooting sports, crafts, horseback riding, a muddy obstacle course, and more!

This year’s theme for Summer Leadership Camp was “SLC Unlimited”. Led by the idea that “you don’t get to decide how your story begins, but you do get to decide how it ends”, students were challenged to discover their unlimited future. This theme guided the programming for the week, including skits,  challenges, and nightly reflections.

Over the course of the six weeks of Summer Leadership Camp, the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center hosted more than 3,300 students, advisors, and guests. Driven by the purpose of investing in the lives of every camper that comes through the gate, the summer was full of fun, new experiences, and life-changing growth.

The students from Fannin County Middle and High School FFA chapters attending camp included: (back) Rose Ballew, Montana pearson, Cainan Patterson, Peyton O’Neal, Salde Epperson, (front) Hannah Payne, Adriana Smith, Alexis Ware, Lillyanna Ballew, Austin Smith Cainan Patterson and Montana Pearson were selected as team captains, Adriana Smith was selected as outstanding team member from her cabin, Caninan Patterson, Lillyanna Ballew, Adriana Smith, and Alexis Ware won individual championship awards, both the girls and the boys teams won the sought after Team Of The Week honors.

“Summer Leadership Camp is a unique experience for students that is full of fun and memorable activities, but the ultimate goal is to provide the atmosphere for teachers and students to connect in such a way that teachers can better invest in their students year-round,” says Russel Towns,
Camp Manager.


The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. The Georgia Association has more than 41,000 members in 310 chapters, making it the third largest Association in the nation. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, through agricultural education.

FCCLA – Family, Career, Community Leaders of America, founded in 1945, is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer science education. In the 2016-2017 school year, Georgia FCCLA boasted over 22,420 members in 397 chapters. The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education.

Fannin County High School Parking Permits on Sale

Fannin County High

Fannin County High School Parking Permits on Sale

Students driving to Fannin County High School will be able to purchase Parking Permits for the 2017-18 School Year starting Monday, July 24, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. at the school.   The cost of the annual permit this year is $30 with checks being made payable to FCHS.

Students are reminded to bring their driver’s license, tag number and proof of insurance information when they come to purchase their parking permits.   If a student ever needs to drive a different vehicle to school other than the one registered, administration will work with the student.

Any student driving to school who has not had an initial drug screening test will need one prior to purchasing their permit.  Drug Screens will be conducted starting on July 26 and continue throughout the week and the beginning of school.

Students are also reminded that driving and parking on campus is a privilege and the privilege can be revoked for various reasons including but not limited to:  driving recklessly, having excessive tardies to school and or leaving campus without permission.

For additional information, please contact the school.

2016-17 Principal’s List & Honor Roll

Fannin Middle

Fannin County Middle School

2016-17 Principal’s List & Honor Roll

4 TH Nine Weeks

Keith Nucholls, principal at Fannin County Middle School, is proud to announce students that are on the
Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the 4 TH nine weeks. STUDENTS ON THE PRINCIPAL’S LIST MUST HAVE
ALL GRADES OF 93 OR ABOVE. Students on the Honor Roll must have an overall average of 90 or


2016-17 4 TH Nine Weeks Honor Roll-6 th Grade:

Dawson Michael Acuff, Gretchen Marie Alewel, Sar Jessica Allen, Angela Alvarez, Riley Douglas Angel, Joseph Dylan Annis, Abigail Nicole Baliles, Lucas Scott Barnstead, Aaron Walker Belyeu, Nickalus Glenn Boles, Lexus Hope Brannon, Konner Nathaniel Brown, Madison Grace Buchanan, Drake Kolton Cantrell, Isabella Grace Carr, Jon Lucas Carroll, Ivie Briana Chapman, Matthew Levi Cochran, Kaelin Jaime Cornelius, Monica Dianne Cosentino, Katelyn Leanne  Cracknell, Wyatt Joshua Riley Crawford, Christian Grady Crews, Ryan Matthew Crowder, Lacy Nichole Darby, Jacob Daniel Davenport, Halle Brooke Dilbeck, Sabrina Marie Dilbeck, Ella Victoria Dockery,
Randell Slade Epperson, Dadrian Leeann Flowers, Alexandra Rose Frabotta, Chelsey Breanne Frye,
Brianna Leigh Fults, Ashlyn Ingrid Galloway, Rainin Antoinette Gibbs, Harlee Cheyanne Gilliam, Lena
Jillene Gilreath, Thomas Landais Golden, Gracey Angel Greene, Robert Connor Harden, Brenna Jillian
Harper, Khia Gwen Hatcher, Jamie Lynne Henson, Alexander Benjamin Higgins, Adam Troy Hollis, Bryson
Edward Holloway, Carly Brooke Holloway, Cabella Marie Hughes, Brianna Kaylee Hulsey, Kylee Marie
Hunnicutt, Denise Marie Hunter, Michael Phillip Hurn, Corbin Reed Kendall, Jackson Cole Keown, Tiona
Breanna Kimbrough, Aaron Catherine Kimsey, James Dawson Kyle, Morgan Isabelle Lariscy, Amber Rose
Locke, Felicia Marie Long, Nathaniel Lee Maloof, Brock Connor Mitchell Martin, Logan Alexander Martin,
Owen William Mathis, Arwen Lynnae McFarland, Matthew Loaiza Mills, Roger Allen Moore, Cooper
Chandler Moreland, Lydia Josilynn Sue Newton, Joseph Blake Nicholson, Andrew Reagan Nuckolls,
Peyton McKinnley O’Neal, Reigan Marie O’Neal, Lily Anne Oliver, Christopher Charles Padrutt, Dylan
Wayne Parks, Dev J Patel, Clara Hope Payne, Aislinn Grace Peel, Luke Ryan Pelfrey, Ella Nicole Pittman,
Bohn Eric Postell, Rachel Beth Prater, Ansley Faye Price, Zoe’ Jade Putnam, Ava Lynn Queen, Emma Leigh
Queen, Calli Elizabeth Reas, Riley Kaylin Reeves, Anna Grace Rhodes, Corey Nathaniel Riendeau, Emily
Arellano Salas, Joseph Caden Sands, Emily Jade Searcy, Tristan James Siler, Gracie Faith Slay, Nathan
Michael Smith, Kallie Brook Stacy, Clifton Bryan Douglas Stiles, Raygan Nichole Tatum, Emilee Dawn
Thomas, Kristina Nicole Tilson, Hannah Marie Tucker, Ainsley Elizabeth Turner, Abigail Grace Vest,
Nicholas Daniel Vinson, Andrew Parker Waldrep, Conner Bryce Ware, Lucas Gavin Whitaker, Matthew
Kelly Wilbanks, Craig Austin Wilcher, Cadan Otis Williams, Hailey Elaina Williams, Hayleigh Dream
Willingham, Trenton Micheal Yohn.

2016-17 4 TH Nine Weeks Principal’s List-6 th Grade:

Bella Mea Fawlen Bondie, McKenzie Kathryn Chastain, Hayden Lane Danner, Kennedy Grace Davis, Madison Emilie Denton, Tyler Charles Ensley, Lucus Matthew Hanson, Ivy Marcina Hyde, Samuel Christopher Jabaley, Erin Elise Jones, Ryan Mackenzie  Larson, Ava Marie Locke, Zoe Grace Mathis, Kaitlyn Elisabeth Nelson, Joni Simone O’Neal, Cutter Jude  Oyster, Savannah Grace Patton, Hannah Elizabeth Perry, Cole Ryan Pittman, Madison Elizabeth Ponton, Patelyn Elizabeth Sanders, Caroline Grace Stewart, Courtney Jade Wyant.

2016-17 4 TH Nine Weeks Honor Roll-7 th Grade:

Lizbeth Giselle Acevedo Montoya, Ervin Mit Altman, Luke

Alexander Baggett, April Renee Bearden, Payton Lane Bearden, Lonnie Alexander Beaver, Aubree Jade Beavers, Jordan Douglas Bennett, Jolie Danielle Breeden, Cooper Pharis Brooks, Toby Glen Brooks, Tiana Marie Campbell, Breanna Sue Carroll, Easton Alan Chancey, Alyson Renea Chastain, Emaleigh Grace Coleman, Carson Michael Collis, Taylor Alan Collis, Kaleb Anthony Couch, Carly Jane Cox, Dakota River Cross, Cassidy Faith Culpepper, Breana Nicole Davis, Brooke Alexandria Davis, Connor Blake Davis,  Jackson Windell Davis, Toby Layne Davis, Hunter Scott DeMar, Katilyn Winnieford DeYoung, Jack Christian Dlugokinski, Zackery Paul Eavenson, Haley Michelle Ensley, Christopher Ignatios Gaitanoglou, Angel Vincente Garcia, Austin Kyle Garland, Erin Julianna Gonzales, Aaliyah Mariam Green, Jaylen Alexis Green, David Tanner Hamby, Halie Lavonne Hamby, Corbin Dallas Head, Noah Avery Hess, Austin Troy Hollis, Rachael Brice Jessen, Ashton Blake Jones, Devon Marcus Jones, Ethan Richard Jones, Makayla Ralynn Jones, Kaylie Raye Kendall, Giovanni Leal Garcia, Blake Garrison Ledford, Annabel Lee Lillard, Riley Cameron Lindstrom, Ryan Andrew Loetscher, Alexis Grace Long, Hayden Thomas Lynch, Carter Michael Mann, Hannah Grace Mashburn, Megan Elizabeth McDaniel, Cameron Thatcher McDaris, Aerial  Cheyanne McKinney, Emily Savannah Mealer, Graycee Diane Mintz, Ty Andrew Nazerian, Ryanne Jay Newman, Jules Nadine Nicholson, Daisy Elizabeth Oliver, Derrick Robert Peacock, Gracey Ann Pierce, Levi Dalton Pierce, Taylor Nicole Poland, Leah McKenzie Pope, Katy Alison Prince, Scott Edward Pulliam, Kiersten Zoe Queen, Amber Elizabeth Quinton, Aiden Lee Ralston, Caitlin Adaline Raper, Heidi Rose Ray, Hannah Victoria Redfern, Seth   Thomas Reece, Mary Alexa Rice, Christalee Rios-Espinoza, Max Dylan Roberson, Hayden Dale Rose, Bralynn Nicole Ross, Robert Douglas Russell, Anthony Robert Sabia, Samantha Morgan Sadler, Hallie Elizabeth Shuler, Hannah Nicole Sisson, Austin Bryce Smith, Chance Malin Stacy, Kalliee Denise Stanley, Tadin Jane Strickland, Hailee Jo Turner, Jackson Rives Vaughn, Erin Kennedi Walker, William Charles Watkins, Kaitlyn Dawn White, Kathryn Grace Young.

2016-17 4 th Nine Weeks Principal’s List-7 th Grade:

Ricardo Arellanes Alvarado, Rachel Reagan Bruce, Ashlyn Skye Burger, Chloe Alayna-Erin Carter, Anthony James Covey, Haylee Jade Dye, Kirsten Summer  Holloway, Cater Andrew Johnson, Sydney Grace McGill, Sawyer Aaron Moreland, Raven Lynn Porter,  Jacob Avery Raines, Kinsley Ellington Sullivan, Emily Noel Turner, Drake Benton Usry, Reagan McKenzie York, Jenna Rae Young.

2016-17- 4 th Nine Weeks Honor Roll-8 th Grade:

Alyssa Kay Anderson, Ana Beth Arvidson, Catherine Aleah Rose Ballew, Hannah Mae Barton, Prisila Aida Bautista, Shelby Marie Belt, Austin Thomas Belyeu, Andre Levier Bivens, Marli Elyse Bond, Evan Scott Bradburn, Elijah James Brisbay-Cochran, Jackie Elizabeth Brown, Daniel Mason Bundy, Micheal William Carter, Coy Jay Chambers, Teagan Saige Cioffi, Cora Abigail Clemmons, Taylor Grace Cobb, Brooklyn Shae Cole, Chloe Kierston Collis, Patrick Daniel  Conner, Kylee Jaden Cornelius, Dakota Allen Crawford, Brittany Noel Damiano, Isobella Soleil Dilbeck,  John Samuel Dillard, Michael John Dillard, Jordan Max Ensley, Matthew Joseph Ferrado, Catherine Dianne Finley, Brayden Wesley Foster, Tyler Newton Fox, Ashley Claire Frye, Audrey Nicole Gillis, Tucker Stanley Hanson,  Kennedy Leigh Harper, Lily Mae Rose Harper, Clayton James Huff, Larissa Tray-Ann Hughes, Cohutta Hendrix Hyde, Mackenzie Faith Johnson, Mathew Scott Johnson, Mikayla Nicole Kendall, Kennedy Cinclare Lawrence, Abigail Elizabeth Ledford, Kyla Nicole Locklear, Hernan Emmanuel Mares, Rachel Selene Mashburn, Emily Gracie Neal McClure, Thomas Edward Mercer, Emmalyn Daisy Mitchell, John Warner Moler, Lauren Taylor Murphy, Allison Elizabeth Nuckolls, Micah Garner O’Neal, Kenzlie Elizabeth Padgett, Lainey Amelia Panter, Brianna Marie Parker, Carly Madison Payne, Emma Marie Payne, Parker Asel Peugh, Caleb McKinley Postell, Sierra Grace Reynolds, Gracie Brooks Rice, Summer Brooklynn Rogers, Wyatt Zeke Rogers, Kayleigh Paige Ross, Lesley Arellano Salas, Thalia Sky Saldana, Kaylee Marie Scarbary, Olivia Nicole Sisson, Wyatt Jackson Standridge, Courtney Lanor Tamberino, Sydney Alexandra Tarpley, Natalie Kaye Thomas, Isabella Naomi Tocci, Hailey Kathaleen Tucker, Lyndsay Grace Turner, McCay Walker Turner, Liam Alexsey Walker, Chanley Jill Watson, Evie Leann Webb, Emma Liying White, Aidan Carl Williams, Makenzie Belle Miracle Wilson, Kimberly Sarah Wyant.

2016-17 4th Nine Weeks Principal’s List-8 th Grade:

Cooper Jeffrey Boyle, Andrew Ryan Harris, Luke Patrick Holloway, Gavin Micah Myers, Erin Elisabeth Scully.

Ground Break Ceremony for Fannin County Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Facility on Tuesday, February 7th


The approximately $3 million facility will feature a show arena, beautification area, grow out area, bleachers, concession stand, showers, animal science lab, classroom and welding facility.  Once finished, the facility will serve the community as well as the school by providing a place for shows, livestock sales, banquets, meetings and classroom space for Fannin County organizations and students.

See full story:  First-Class Agriculture Facility

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