Fannin FFA Team Places in the Area Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event
March 19, 2019
The Fannin FFA Nursery/Landscape Team recently placed 4th in the Area I FFA Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event. The event was held at Pickens County High School on February 26, 2019.
The Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event allows students to demonstrate their knowledge in plant materials, plant disorders, cultural practices, design and construction, supplies and equipment, safety, interpersonal relations, marketing and records and reports.
FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Cherie White is the Fannin County FFA advisor. The Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event is sponsored by the Georgia FFA Foundation.
Pictured from left to right: Kayden Couch, Samantha Patterson, Brooke Crowder, and Layne Epperson
Maintenance And Roadway Repair Begins On Appalachian Development Highway In Fannin County
February 27, 2018
Georgia DOT begins asphalt repair on Appalachian Development Hwy in Fannin County
BLUE RIDGE, Ga.– Georgia DOT advises motorists on State Route (SR) 515/ Appalachian Development Highway in Fannin County that a maintenance crew is set to begin today its work on repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt and concrete spots on this highway. Work will proceed daily today and tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will force pacing traffic on the state route. This maintenance operation and the lane closure it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.
It is the Georgia DOT policy to repair and maintain Georgia interstates and state highways promptly, efficiently and economically using well-planned activities such as deep patching, proper equipment, and skilled and dedicated employees. Prompt repair of small asphalt pavement defects has significant impacts on reducing maintenance costs. Deep patching which will be used in this maintenance operation is one of the methods Georgia DOT uses to repair deteriorated, settled, cracking and dislodged pavement. As used by GDOT, deep patching provides a reasonable measure of roadway repairs and reduces maintenance costs.
You know that construction work zones are dangerous, but do you know that they are not always stationary? Moving work zones that conduct maintenance activities like litter pickup, asphalt repair, mowing, edge pavement repair, pavement marking and sweeping may move slowly and stop intermittently. Treat moving work zones like any other – Pay Attention – Slow Down – Watch for Workers. And always, expect the unexpected. Work zone safety is in your hands.