A total of eight prizes were awarded including the top Four Largest Fish caught. Joshua Owens came in First Place by catching a 17 1/2″ 34.5 oz Carp. For his win, Joshua received a free half day fishing charter for one adult and two kids. This charter was provided by Jeremy Seabolt at Lake Nottely Fishing Charter.
Saturday, May 19, 2018, is almost here, Towns and Union County families! Nottely Marina, located at 86 Doucette Circle in Blairsville, is the place to be. The Kid’s Fishing Derby starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. You don’t want to miss this end-of-the-school-year family event. Admission and parking are free. Parents must accompany their kids.
Win a prize for catching one of the biggest fish. You might also win if you catch the ugliest fish, the smallest fish or the prettiest fish. The fish are biting. Carp, perch, stripers and bream have been sighted at the marina. There will be on-shore fishing activities to entertain younger kids.
Buy a lunch plate, snacks and a beverage. Enter the raffles for a chance to win more lake fun. All proceeds benefit S.A.F.E. (Support in Abusive Family Emergencies).
Meet representatives from the Georgia Deparment of Natural Resources and Lake Nottely Improvement Association. No fishing permit is required in order to participate.
The S.A.F.E. Kid’s Fishing Derby is one of two events being sponsored by Nottely Marina. There will also be a S.A.F.E. Sail Into Sunset Cruise on Tuesday evening, June 19, 2018. Watch for details.
Says Nottely Marina Manager Moriah Doucette, “We want Towns and Union counties to know that S.A.F.E. is available and the services S.A.F.E. provides to our communities. We are more than happy to assist this necessary organization in any fundraising event.”
S.A.F.E. is grateful to the following businesses that are making these events possible: Save A Lot, Blairsville; Paradise Bait and Tackle; Nottely Marina; Mike’s Seafood; Men on the Move; Lake Chatuge Marine; Ingle’s, Blairsville and Hiawassee; Hughes General Store; Food Land; and Cook’s Country Kitchen.
Additional event sponsorships are welcome, and necessary! All proceeds benefit S.A.F.E. www.SAFEservices.org. Donations are tax deductible. To make an event donation, call or text 404-664-1328.
The Mission of S.A.F.E. (Support in Abusive Family Emergencies) is to provide support, advocacy, and emergency shelter to victims of domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual abuse, regardless of gender, and to heighten community awareness of such abuse in Towns and Union counties.
Since taking the reigns of the wrestling program at Fannin County High School, head coach David Henson has been working to create a winning culture. Each year he begins the season with a team meeting, where he discusses team and individual goals and expectations. While he expects his athletes to have fun, he also pushes them to toe-the-line, hoping to see them standing on the podium at the end of the season.
This year, three of Fannin’s varsity boys have fought their way to the big finale – the GHSA Traditional State Championships. The tournament will be held in Macon later this week.
To get to the state event, wrestlers first had to place within the top four of their class at Area competition. In doing so, they then qualified to compete at the Sectional tournament this past weekend at Greater Atlanta Christian School. The Area 6-AAA meet was held last weekend (Jan 17) at Morgan County High School in Madison. 113 lbs sophomore Landon Galloway (2nd Place), 126 lbs freshman McCay Turner (4th Place) and heavyweight senior Bradley Flowers each qualified to advance to the Sectional meet. Flowers was the Area Champion, going undefeated in the event.
“It felt great to win,” Flowers told TeamFYNSports after winning the Area tournament. “Coach Henson and Coach Hutsell have been telling me to keep working hard in practice and this is something I’ve trained hard for.”
At the Sectional meet, the top eight finishers qualify to advance to the state tournament in Macon. Flowers finished 3rd, Turner finished 4th and Galloway once again came away with a 2nd place finish to advance all three teammates to state.
At the state tournament, Flowers (31-6) will face Dalton senior Walter Richards (54-5) in his first match to kick off the bracket. Turner (41-10) will face senior Blake Rice (3-0 in the 126-lb class) of Hall County; and Galloway (30-7) will lock horns with Calhoun freshman Blake Bailey (27-10). Weigh-ins are at 10am on Thursday morning and TeamFYNSports will be on location, posting updates on twitter and facebook throughout the tournament.
Tonight, President Trump will give his first State of the Union speech. It should be a doozy. I
expect it to be a complete success because every speech Trump has made has been a signal
success, except to the Marxists acolytes of the media and the Democrat party.
The Democrat party is in disarray. As things are now going, with the departures of many “deep
state” congressmen and senators of both parties, plus the coming departures of many of the
higher echelons of the FBI and the DoJ, complicit in the pro-Hillary, anti-Trump cabal, reflects
that another of Trumps campaign promises is being fulfilled, draining the “Swamp.”
He will not mention these tawdry issues in his speech because the President is focused on
success. He will remind people of his successes with the growing economy, the reduction of the
regulation state, the collapse of Obamacare, the leveling of free trade policies and the legislative
horror that is illegal immigration being reconstructed on his terms. He will focus also on the
necessity of refunding the military to face off against the Islamic forces that endanger America.
This SOTU speech could actually be rather short because the media have already told us
what’s wrong with the present state of the Union claiming that it’s Trumps fault, but they can’t
argue against the growing success that really is Trumps fault. The media continues to deny that
the Democrats and Obama specifically, had any responsibility for the economic success
America is now experiencing.
Trump’s been in office one year and the economy shot off like a rocket. The incompetent,
feckless Obama stepped up and attempted to claim credit for it and was all but was laughed off
the stage. He’s as silly as Hillary and her “Never Ending Story,” who showed up to cheers at the
sad Grammy awards ceremony to continue her screed that she was cheated out of the
Presidency. She’s the gift that keeps on giving. The Grammys turned out to be a far left wing
televised Hollywood political rally to continue the assault on Donald Trump.
The left, under the leadership of the high ranking theologians of the church of Progressive
policy, Schumer, Durbin, Feinstein and Pelosi, are reeling in confusion wondering what’s
slapped them in the face. It was Trump and the SOTU speech should add fuel to the fire that is
I believe the President will be polite to the Democrats inviting them to help him solve the
immigration problem. Democrats will call, as they always do, for “comprehensive bipartisan
legislation” to help those “Dreamer” children remain here and become citizens. Trump will offer
the hand of agreement and they will refuse it. Schumer has already lost that battle but the
deranged far left will badger him into committing another error in calculation.
Trump is anything but stupid. He understands the power of words, maybe not how to use them
himself, but how others use them. “Comprehensive” is a word Trump knows simply means
capitulation to Democrat demands for amnesty. He will not going there.
Finally, the FISA memo may have been released by today. Trump will ignore it. He’s already
made his case against allegations of collusion and, the Mueller Investigation, apart from being
cluttered up with Hillary acolytes, is becoming a bore to the public. Time is on Trumps side. He’s
making America great again.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em.
Join us as TeamFYNSports, FYNTV, FetchYourNews proudly present the LIVE coverage of the entire Gilmer Parks & Recreation annual basketball tournament. Coverage begins Saturday morning and all games will be streamed LIVE on FYNTV.com and our YouTube Channel and we will be posting updates via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media accounts.
Both teams were seeking redemption last night as the Fannin Rebels traveled to take on the Union Panthers. Each team had lost their games prior to the matchup and were ready for a win.
It was an intense game from the start. The Rebels started off with the ball and made the most of it. Rebel, Payton Holt, had an amazing game and led his team in scoring with twenty-six points. Panther, Pierce Allison, led his team in scoring with seventeen points due to his ability to make three pointers. It was a close game at the end of the first with Fannin in the lead 10-9.
The Rebels were on fire the entire game. They all moved the ball around well and found a way to play that showed every individuals talent. Joe Satchell proved to have extraordinary hustle by getting his own rebounds and contributing ten points for the Rebels. Another guard for the Rebels, Chandler Kendall, was not afraid to drive through the defense and added seven points onto the board. Fannin still had the lead at the end of the second with a score of 20-17.
Fannin had even more hustle at the start of the second half. The Panthers started to apply heavy defensive pressure and trap the Rebels in the corner. Fannin started to look inside for passes and found Nathaniel Garrison who got aggressive downlow and added seven points to the board. Another post for the Rebels, Joel Kinser, had rebounds on the block and contributed three more points to Fannin’s score. Fannin gained confidence in their outside shooting and started taking shots above the key. Rebel, Jack Gobble, contributed three points for the Rebels by making a deep three pointer. Chase Culpepper has made three point shots the past several games and continued the trend last night by making one more for the Rebels. Fannin extended their lead over Union at the end of the third with a score of 38-25.
With the Panthers fighting to make a come back, they started to foul. Union made a total of eleven fouls in just the fourth quarter by trying to keep the Rebels from scoring. Everyone on the court from both teams played hard and gave the game their all. The Rebels played their best game of the season and walked away with a 59-44 victory over the Panthers.
Fannin’s win puts their overall record at 3-15 while Union stands at 13-4. Catch the Rebels next game on January 16 at 8:30 as they travel to take on the Lumpkin Indians!
Last night the Lady Rebels traveled to Union County to take on the Lady Panthers. Both teams were coming from losses the game prior to the matchup and ready to play for redemption.
The Lady Panthers started with the ball. Lady Rebel, Maleah Stepp, led her team in scoring with nine points due to her ability to make outside shots. Lady Panther, Kait McCarter led her team in scoring with twenty-five points by driving the lane. Out of Reagan Henderson’s six points, two were made from a buzzer beater shot downlow to finish the first quarter with the score at 11-7 with the Panthers in the lead.
It was a back and forth game from the start of the second quarter. The Rebels took the lead just to have it taken away from them. Maddie Johnson contributed three points for the Rebels with her scrappy playing. Fannin relied on plays and passes to score while Union drove right through the defense for layups. This allowed Makenzie McClure to have a good game on the block and add five points onto the Rebels score. Another Rebel post, Hope Franklin, had rebounds inside and added four more points to the board. The Lady Panthers extended their lead over the Rebels at the end of the second with a score of 26-19.
With the Lady Panthers full court pressing, it made it harder for the Rebels to get to the basket and score. Mackenzie Johnson started to get the hang of the press and flew by her opponents, contributing two points for the Lady Rebels. Fannin also started to look up the court and lead teammates with passes to break the press. Union started to do even more damage by taking advantage of Fannin’s weak offside defense and sneaking through the backdoor to score more points. The Panthers wrap up the third quarter with a 37-24 lead over the Rebels.
Fannin started to fight back at the start of the fourth. The Rebels started to get after it by taking and making fouls. Lady Rebels, Emily Beavers and Morgan Patton, made fouls in hopes of keeping the Panthers from scoring with their aggressive playing. Savada Collins and Bailey Whitener for the Rebels drew fouls with their hustle. Despite the Rebels effort to make a come back, the Panthers pranced away with a 45-29 win.
Fannin’s loss puts their overall record at 8-10 while the Panthers stand at 12-5. Catch the Lady Rebels next game January 16 at 6:00 as they travel to take on the Lumpkin County Indians.