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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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
FFA is taking pre-orders for strawberries.
Full flat with 8 (1 quart containers)- $30
½ flat with 4 (1 quart containers) – $ 15
1 quart container- $4
Checks will need to be made out to FCHS FFA
Orders are due by Feb. 15 with payment.
Send to Cherie White or Rhonda Mathews at Fannin County High School
360 Rebel Circle, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.