Fannin County Middle Wins Ignite Grant For Second Straight Year

Fannin Middle, Rebel's Corner

Fannin County Middle School wins Ignite Grant for second straight year! This group of students form the planning committee to publish a historical book that contains stories of the Veteran’s of the north Georgia area. The students will lead the entire grade level to collect pictures, design the cover, conduct interviews with veterans, and write personal reflections of those who have been touched by war and military conflicts. Picture L-R: Sponsor Mark Young, Colin Bruce, Olivia McAllister, Lucas Bain, Emma Pittman, Zechariah Prater, McKain Watson, FCMS Principal Keith Nuckolls, and John Harrison of the Harrison Foundation. Not pictured, Hayden Tucker.

BRES Grant Award Winner

Blue Ridge Elem, Rebel's Corner

BRES was awarded a Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Grant this Fall. Over the past 5 months we have received a $500 garden enhancement gift card that we were able to purchase items for our current school gardens. Teachers have participated in online professional development on ways to incorporate grade level standards in our learning garden activities. Today we received a fully equipped mobile cooking cart and classroom lesson kits!

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From the Captain Planet Foundation:

I’m thrilled to be writing you today to let you know that Blue Ridge Elementary has been selected to receive Project Learning Garden, a garden based education grant program from Captain Planet Foundation.

In partnership with Dole Packaged Foods and your local Ingles, we are able to provide PLG to Blue Ridge Elementary so that your students and teachers can get growing in the coming semester.

Your school will receive the following:

Raised garden beds or a $500 Garden Enhancement gift card
Professional development for teachers and for school garden teams
Access to standards-aligned lessons and curriculum/science supplies to teach those lessons and take learning outdoors
Fully-equipped mobile cooking cart
Colorful, interpretive garden signs
Attached, you will see information about what resources your school will receive (a garden, mobile cooking cart, professional development, standards-based lessons and supplies, etc.) and there is more information about the program on our website here.

This grant is being offered to you at no cost thanks to our friends at Dole Packaged Foods. We’d love to work with you to bring Project Learning Garden to your students and teachers! If we do not hear from you within the next week, we may move on to another school, so please reply with any questions you may have or to confirm your interest!

 

Fannin County Young Farmers Association Receives a Grant

Rebel's Corner

Fannin County Young Farmers Association was awarded a $1200.00 grant from the Georgia Young Farmers Association.  The grant will be used to purchase a stage for the new agriculture facility.

Pictured above is Kenny Queen-FCYFA President and Kenny Holland- FCYFA Treasure

Scrap Tire Removal Program Continues in Fannin County

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BLUE RIDGE, GA – The Scrap Tire Removal Program is extending its drop off of scrap tires through the month of November.

Chief Land Development Officer Marie Woody announced in September that the county had received a scrap tire grant.Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners, Larry Joe Sosebee, Land Development, Marie Woody, Scrap Tire, Program, Grant, November

Woody had been working since earlier this year to secure this allocation. The grant, issued by the State of Georgia, will fund the financial costs associated with removing scrap tires from Fannin County.

Originally the drop off of scrap tires was scheduled for the month of October, but Woody consulted with Fannin County Commissioners at the October 24, 2017, meeting, and it was decided to continue this program through the month of November.

Woody stated, “We have collected 1,736 scrap tires to this point. The funds are there to extend this program.”

Post 2 Commissioner Larry Joe Sosebee brought up the possibility of dropping off large truck tires and tractor tires, which were previously prohibited. Sosebee stated that he had received many calls asking if these tires would eventually be allowed at the drop-offs.

It was decided to allow larger tires to be disposed of in this program.

The Commissioners voted unanimously to extend the program through the month of November, and increased the limit of tires allowed for drop off from 10 per week to 20 per week.

Woody released the following statement regarding the Scrap Tire Removal and Grant:

We would like to encourage Fannin County residents to take advantage of this grant and dispose of their unwanted tires. This would help eliminate mosquito habitats as well as provide an opportunity to clean up the surrounding area. Since tires are not biodegradable for many, many years this will be a good opportunity for us to do something for future generations.

The tire disposal offer is being extended to county residents only. We will not collect tires from dealers, service stations, tire centers or retail businesses. The only requirements will be to complete a brief information sheet, listing the number of tires and the location where the tires originated, with name, telephone number and address.

Funding for the grant was made possible by the citizens of Georgia, citizens like you and me. We are still required to pay the $3.00 disposal fee when tires are purchased, so don’t think that if you take your tires home from the tire dealer that you don’t have to pay this service. Legislation was passed in the 1990’s that enable tire dealers to charge a fee for tire disposal at the time new tires are purchased.

It is wonderful to see this grant awarded to Fannin County. We would like to thank the Fannin County Road Department for their assistance in collecting abandoned tires along county roads. This task is essential in our efforts to keep our roadways safe and clean.

Tires may be dropped off to the Road Department, located at 229 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, Ga 30513.

If you have any questions, please call Marie Woody at 706-258-5170.

 

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Fannin County Awarded Grant For Scrap Tire Removal

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BLUE RIDGE, GA – Chief Land Development Officer Marie Woody announced at the September 26 Fannin County Commissioner’s meeting that the county had received a scrap tire grant.

Woody had been working since earlier this year to secure this allocation. The grant, issued by the State of Georgia, will fund the financial costs associated with removing scrap tires from Fannin County.

Residents can bring tires for disposal on certain dates in the month of October. The next expected disposal dates will be in March of 2018.

The grant totaling $15,950.00 will remove approximately 30,000 tires from our area. Previous efforts to eliminate scrap tires from Fannin County resulted in the removal of 8,000 tires.
At this time only car and small truck tires will be accepted.

Woody released the following statement regarding the Scrap Tire Removal and Grant:

Fannin County was recently approved for a $15,950.00 grant by the State of Georgia to aid the county in disposing of scrap and abandoned tires. The grant will enable us to collect scrap tires from residents living in Fannin County. Residents can drop off (10) ten tires per week per household. Tires must be free of water, dirt or mud and rims. This is only for car tires. Other vehicle tires will not be taken at this time.

We will have two amnesty tire events the first dates will be October 2-5, October 9-12, October 16-20, October 23-26 and October 30-31, 2017. The next dates will be March 5-8, March 12-15, March 19-22, and March 26-29, 2018.

We would like to encourage Fannin County residents to take advantage of this grant and dispose of their unwanted tires. This would help eliminate mosquito habitats as well as provide an opportunity to clean up the surrounding area. Since tires are not biodegradable for many, many years this will be a good opportunity for us to do something for future generations.

The tire disposal offer is being extended to county residents only. We will not collect tires from dealers, service stations, tire centers or retail businesses. The only requirements will be to complete a brief information sheet, listing the number of tires and the location where the tires originated, with name, telephone number and address.

Funding for the grant was made possible by the citizens of Georgia, citizens like you and me. We are still required to pay the $3.00 disposal fee when tires are purchased, so don’t think that if you take your tires home from the tire dealer that you don’t have to pay this service. Legislation was passed in the 1990’s that enable tire dealers to charge a fee for tire disposal at the time new tires are purchased.

It is wonderful to see this grant awarded to Fannin County. We would like to thank the Fannin County Road Department for their assistance in collecting abandoned tires along county roads. This task is essential in our efforts to keep our roadways safe and clean.

Tires may be dropped off to the Road Department, located at 229 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, Ga 30513.
If you have any questions, please call Marie Woody at 706-258-5170.

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Natalie Kissel

Natalie@FetchYourNews.com

Fannin County School receives $75,000 Young Farmer’s Grant

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Fannin County High School has been notified it will receive the Young Farmer’s Grant.  The grant is $75,000 per year and will allow the school to staff the new agricultural facility with additional staff.

The Georgia Young Farmer program is the adult education component of Georgia’s Agricultural Education program. County Young Farmer Programs conduct educational seminars on everything from agricultural technology to legislative issues affecting agriculture. The local advisor plays an instrumental role in providing these opportunities and assisting farmers in the community.

Georgia Young Farmer Teachers provide instruction through organized classes on everything from new farming techniques, risk management strategies, water management, and agricultural awareness to legislative issues affecting agriculture. Providing on-site technical assistance is a strong part of the program.  

You can visit the website here:  Young Farmers

Fannin County was one of two schools which received the grant.  It is believed out of 9 applicants in Georgia,  Fannin and Newton county were awarded the grants.

College Financial Aid Night Thursday, Dec. 1at 6pm

Announcements, Education

Fannin County High School will host Financial Aid Night Thursday, December 1 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the cafeteria.

Several colleges will be attending to talk about financial aid at their individual institutions, Rebecca Hammond will present on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and there will also be a presentation on the HOPE Scholarship and Grant along with the Zell Miller Scholarship and Grant. Please see the Guidance Department with any questions.

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