Advisory: Tornado Watch until 02:00PM

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Advisory: Tornado Watch until 02:00PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 59 IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN GEORGIA WHICH INCLUDES 75 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL GEORGIA:

BIBB BLECKLEY BUTTS CRAWFORD CRISP DOOLY HOUSTON JASPER JONES MONROE PEACH PULASKI PUTNAM TWIGGS WILCOX IN NORTH CENTRAL GEORGIA BARROW CHEROKEE CLAYTON COBB DAWSON DEKALB DOUGLAS FANNIN FAYETTE FORSYTH FULTON GILMER GWINNETT HALL HENRY LUMPKIN MORGAN NEWTON PICKENS ROCKDALE UNION WALTON IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA BANKS CLARKE JACKSON OCONEE TOWNS WHITE IN NORTHWEST G EORGIA BARTOW CARROLL CATOOSA CHATTOOGA DADE FLOYD GORDON HARALSON MURRAY PAULDING POLK WALKER WHITFIELD IN WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA CHATTAHOOCHEE COWETA HARRIS HEARD LAMAR MACON MARION MERIWETHER MUSCOGEE PIKE SCHLEY SPALDING STEWART SUMTER TALBOT TAYLOR TROUP UPSON WEBSTER THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ABBEVILLE, AMERICUS, ATLANTA, BARNESVILLE, BLAIRSVILLE, BLUE RIDGE, BREMEN, BUENA VISTA, BUTLER, CALHOUN, CARROLLTON, CARTERSVILLE, CEDARTOWN, CHATSWORTH, CLEVELAND, COCHRAN, COHUTTA WILDERNESS, COLUMBUS, COLWELL, COMMERCE, CONYERS, CORDELE, COVINGTON, CUMMING, DAHLONEGA, DALLAS, DALTON, DAWSONVILLE, DECATUR, DIAL, DOUGLASVILLE, EATONTON, ELLAVILLE, ELLIJAY, EPWORTH, FORSYTH, FORT BENNING, FORT OGLETH ORPE, FORT VALLEY, FRANKLIN, GAINESVILLE, GRAY, GRIFFIN, HAWKINSVILLE, HEMP, HIAWASSEE, HIGDON, HOMER, JACKSON, JASPER, JEFFERSONVILLE, LAFAYETTE, LAWRENCEVILLE, MACON, MADISON, MANCHESTER, MARIETTA, MONROE, MONTEZUMA, MONTICELLO, NEWNAN, PEACHTREE CITY, PINE MOUNTAIN, PRESTON, RICHLAND, RIVERDALE, ROBERTA, ROME, STOCKBRIDGE, SUMMERVILLE, TALBOTTON, THOMASTON, TRENTON, VIENNA, WARNER ROBINS, WATKINSVILLE, WEST POINT, WINDER, WINTERVILLE, WOODSTOCK, AND ZEBULON.

* AFFECTED AREAS: STEWART, GA … SUMTER, GA … JASPER, GA … LAMAR, GA … BLECKLEY, GA … UPSON, GA … GWINNETT, GA … GILMER, GA … CRISP, GA … PICKENS, GA … CRAWFORD, GA … WEBSTER, GA … CARROLL, GA … MERIWETHER, GA … CHEROKEE, GA … OCONEE, GA … BARTOW, GA … BANKS, GA … TOWNS, GA … WILCOX, GA … MUSCOGEE, GA … ROCKDALE, GA … PULASKI, GA … MORGAN, GA … DAWSON, GA … HEARD, GA … WHITFIELD, GA … FLOYD, GA … GORDON, GA … TALBOT, GA … HARRI S, GA … SPALDING, GA … FORSYTH, GA … COBB, GA … DOUGLAS, GA … PIKE, GA … HOUSTON, GA … FANNIN, GA … DOOLY, GA … PAULDING, GA … LUMPKIN, GA … HENRY, GA … JONES, GA … CLAYTON, GA … WALKER, GA … DEKALB, GA … BIBB, GA … CHATTOOGA, GA … NEWTON, GA … MACON, GA … JACKSON, GA … COWETA, GA … CATOOSA, GA … BARROW, GA … UNION, GA … MARION, GA … CLARKE, GA … BUTTS, GA … HALL, GA … TWIGGS, GA … FULTON, GA … PUTNAM, GA … WALTON, GA … MURRAY, GA … CHATTAHOOCHEE, GA … FAYETTE, GA … WHITE, GA … POLK, GA … SCHLEY, GA … PEACH, GA … MONROE, GA … TAYLOR, GA … DADE, GA … TROUP, GA … HARALSON, GA

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Students and staff celebrate Family Career Community Leaders of America week

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Students and staff at Fannin County High School celebrated FCCLA during the week of Feb. 12 through 16, 2018. Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a student-led Career Technical and Student Organization that has over 164,000 members nationally and is the only CTSO with the family as its central focus. Involvement opportunities for FCCLA members include expanding their leadership potential and developing skills for life that are necessary in the home and workplace. During FCCLA week, students offered activities and trivia in the commons area during lunch to promote knowledge of family and consumer sciences, they gave a small gift to all faculty and staff, and they prepared and distributed muffins to the faculty and staff at FCHS. Pictured above are FCCLA members and officers, from left, Bobbi Pippin, vice president, Desiree Bell, hospitality coordinator, and Kristen Lopez, secretary. FCCLA is advised by Family and Consumer Sciences teachers, Amy Adams, Lynn Burch, and Lauren Owenby.

Fannin County Young Farmers Association News Release

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Fannin County Young Farmers members traveled to the State Capital in Atlanta on Tuesday, February 13 for the Georgia Young Farmers Legislative breakfast. While at the capital the group visited with Senator Steve Gooch and Speaker of the House David Ralston and thanked them for their support of Agriculture and the Georgia Young Farmers Program.

Featured picture: Kenny Queen, Teri Long, Tom Hamby, Speaker Ralston, Aaron Walden, Tayelor Long Rhonda Mathews

Picture below  left to right:  Kenny Queen, Tayelor Long, Senator Gooch, Teri Long, Aaron Walden, Tom Hamby

Auditions for Boys Next Door at Blue Ridge Community Theater

Community
 

TONIGHT!!!
Auditions!
No previous experience necessary!

The Boys Next Door

by Tom Griffin

 

Tuesday, February 13
6 pm


 

Directed by Karrie Jones

The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.

Cast:*
7 Men
2 Women

Rehearsals begin February 14 (dependant on casting)
Generally Mon. – Thurs. 6 pm – 9 pm
Occasional Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays possible.

Show dates: April 12 – 29, 2018 (ThursdaySunday)

Director Info:
Karrie Jones
kbj595@gmail.com

Sides from the play will be read for auditions.

 


 

2591 East First Street

Blue Ridge, GA  30513

Call the box office at 706-632-9223 for more information

or buy online at

www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com
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Future Farmers of America Horse Judging CDE

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Horse Judging Career Development Event (CDE) advances the knowledge of agricultural education students about the selection and management of horses.  Participants in the event judge classes of horses, give oral reasons for class placings, participate in a team activity and take a written examination.  Team members from Fannin County included Brooke Crowder, Kayla Hipp, Shelby Postell, and Alexis Ware.  Alexis Ware was the high individual for the entire contest.

Future Farmers of America (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 Horse Judging Career Development Event is sponsored by Flint River Mills (FRM) as a special project of the Georgia FFA Foundation.

 

[Features image: The horse judging senior team are, from left, Brooke Crowder, Alexis Ware, Kayla Hipp, and Shelby Postell.]

 

The Fannin County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, creed, or disability in admission to its programs, services, and activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendent’s office at 2290 East First Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 or 706-632-3771.   ­­

FCHS PAC February Schedule of Events

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Fannin County Young Farmers Association News

Rebel's Corner

 

Eric Whitener was the winner of the Fannin County Young Farmers Association gun raffle. The drawing took place on Jan 15 at the association’s monthly business meeting. Chestnut Gap Farms donated the gun to the association for the raffle. The money raised will be used to promote agriculture in the community.

Pictured with Eric is FCYFA president Kenny Queen( on the left)

Rhonda Mathews

The Fannin County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, creed, or disability in admission to its programs, services, and activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendent’s office at 2290 East First Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 or 706-632-3771.   ­­

Kayla Hipp places in Area 1 proficiency

Community, Rebel's Corner

Kayla Hipp placed fourth in the Area 1 Entrepreneurship proficiency in Equine Science. Kayla is a sophomore at Fannin County High School. Two years ago, Kayla started her own business, “Breaking Bad Horsemanship.” Kayla takes in problem horses or non-broke horses and corrects their issues.

Kayla is the sole trainer of her business and works hard every day after high school with her horses.  Client horses usually stay between 30 and 60 days or until she has fixed the problem at hand. Kayla has also created, patented, and uses a bridle that she created for training purposes. This bridle helps the horse work more off nose pressure than mouth pressure.

Kayla grew up riding horses at the age of 5. By the time she was 10, she was winning the national saddle-bred competitions. She was a back-to-back champion in the area of saddle-bred pleasure in both 2015 and 2016.  Kayla resides in Epworth, Georgia, and is still taking in new clients. Kayla is active in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and also a member of the FFA horse judging team. If you would like to reach Kayla regarding her business, please email her at breakinbadhorsemanship@gmail.com.

The FFA proficiency application is a 20-page online application that shows Kayla’s assets, liabilities, objectives, and inventory of her business. She also had to demonstrate good record keeping skills and client communication. Even though Kayla did not advance to the state level this year, she has the opportunity to advance the next two years with the same proficiency. Kayla has been working closely with her advisor Cherie White in hopes that she will be a state winner next year. There are three other main types of FFA proficiencies: Exploratory, Placement, and Research.

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