TSA State Conference in Athens March 14 – 16, 2019

Fannin Middle, Rebel's Corner

Fannin Middle School Technology Student Association attended the TSA State Conference at Athens this weekend.  We had 10 students go and compete in different areas.  The areas of competition are Mass Production, Dragster, Tech Bowl, Structural Engineering, Chapter Team, Lego Robotics, CAD Foundations, Problem Solving, Flight, and Forensic Science.  We were able to finish in the top 10 in the state in 9 out of 10 areas.  In placing, we had two first place finishes in Tech Bowl and Problem Solving.  The Tech Bowl team consisted of Lucas Barnstead, Luke Pelfrey, and Bryce Ware.  The other first place was in Problem Solving with the team being Bryce Ware and James Kyle.  Tristen Siler and Wyatt Payne place second in Structural Engineering.

Below are pictures of the young men and their awards.

 

Fannin County Young Farmers News Release

Rebel's Corner

Members from The Fannin County Young Farmers Association traveled to Augusta, Georgia to attend the Georgia Young Farmers Association State Conference. The conference was held at the Marriott Riverfront Hotel and Convention Center on February 1-2, 2019. Kenny Holland, Kenny Queen and Caleb Owenby served as official voting delegates during the business session. While the business session was occurring Maddie Mathews, Tayelor Long, Shirley Queen, Theresa Wollschalger with son John and Lauren Owenby took part in the ladies program. Kenny Queen and Kenny Holland represented the association in the corn hole tournament and advanced to the second round. Tayelor Long placed 3rd in the photography contest. President Kenny Queen was presented 3 award jackets for having 30 members over the 50 member requirement for the 2018 year. Kenny Holland accepted the outstanding member award on behalf of Mr. Tom Hamby. Caleb Owenby was named the North Region Young Agriculture Professional and accepted his award at the Friday Night Awards Banquet. Members attended break out sessions, took a farm business management exam,  and visited vendors at the agriculture industry trade Show.  Advisor Rhonda Mathews accompanied the group.

Kenny Queen, Kenny Holland, Caleb Owenby

 

Maddie Mathews, Shirley Queen, Lauren Owenby, Tayelor Long

 

Theresa Wollschlager, John Wollschlager, Maddie Mathews, Tayelor Long, Rhonda Mathews

Collins Praises House Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Report

State & National

Collins Praises House Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Report

WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives passed the conference report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This move sends the bill to the Senate for a final vote that would land the bill on the president’s desk. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement in response:

“Today’s vote in the People’s House helps turn promise and potential into reality. Republicans have confidence in the potential of the American worker to make our country grow again—that’s why they are the foundation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We’re giving job creators more reasons to invest in America’s workforce, strengthening our economy and our communities. We’re making the IRS less ravenous and putting more money back in the hands of American families so that they can pursue more of their ambitions on their own terms. A decade of the status quo has guaranteed us only a stagnant economy. Republicans promised to reform a broken, bloated tax system so that Americans can chart a path out of economic anxiety and into economic empowerment. We’re keeping that promise today.”

Speaker David Ralston Attends White House Speakers Conference

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) is attending the White House State House Speakers Conference. This conference brings together state house speakers from across the country to receive an update on President Trump’s policy initiatives. Several administration officials will meet with the group including Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Ben Carson and Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.

“I thank President Trump for his invitation, and I appreciate his administration’s continuing outreach to state and local officials,” said Speaker Ralston. “The President understands that our government can be most effective when the federal, state and local levels work together as partners on behalf of the citizens we serve.”

Following the conference, Speaker Ralston will attend the President’s recognition of NASCAR Cup Series Champion Martin Truex, Jr., and his team at the White House.

Speaker Ralston previously visited the White House in February to represent Georgia at President Trump’s infrastructure plan announcement. That proposal would combine public-sector funding with private-sector investments to rebuild and improve the nation’s infrastructure – particularly in rural communities.

“It is refreshing to have a President who leads on issues like tax reform and infrastructure improvements,” said Speaker Ralston. “I am hopeful that Congress will support the President’s infrastructure plan, which would spur economic growth and create jobs across the country.”

 

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