FCMS Students of the Month for October

Fannin Middle

Fannin County Middle School eight-grade teams have announced Students of the Month for October. Students are chosen by their academic teachers for this distinction. Qualifications for this honor include outstanding citizenship, good attendance, respectfulness toward faculty and peers and a good academic standing.

Students chosen for October are: Ashlyn Burger, daughter of James & Alice Burger, of Blue Ridge; Ricardo Arellanes, son of Camilla Patino Alvarado, of McCaysville, and Jose Patino, of Blue Ridge; Kirsten Holloway, daughter of Robert & Alice Holloway, of Blue Ridge; and Christopher Gaitanoglou, son of Pete & Molly Gaitanoglou, of Blue Ridge.

Pictured Left to Right:
Christopher Gaitanoglou, Kirsten Holloway, Ashlyn Burger, and Ricardo Arellanes

Georgia hits 4.5 million job mark in October

State & National

Georgia hits 4.5 million job mark in October

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia broke the 4.5- million jobs barrier in October, bouncing back from a job loss due to Hurricane Irma in September.

The state posted 4,510,100 jobs for the month. That preliminary number is higher than Georgia’s previous revised record of 4,497,700 set in August.  In September, Georgia had a temporary setback with a job loss of 3,400.

Georgia also set records in October for labor force and the number of employed residents.

“After the effects of the storm, this month’s numbers are much closer to what we are used to seeing,” Butler said. “All the indicators – job growth, unemployment claims, labor force and employed residents – are trending in the right direction.  October was a great month for a dynamic, growing state like Georgia.”

Monthly numbers can fluctuate due to short-term impacts like Irma and are subject to revisions. The story built over the year, Butler said, gives a clearer picture of the state’s economy and jobs picture because it smooths out short-term shifts seen in monthly reports.

Over the past 12 months, Georgia has added 87,800 jobs, a 2 percent growth rate. The state is outpacing the national job growth rate of 1.4 percent.

In October Georgia posted 15,800 new jobs. Growth came mostly in the private sector including, construction, 5,500 and professional and business services, 5,200. Georgia’s over-the-year job growth came mostly in the private sector. Jobs were added in professional and business services, 24,900; education and health services, 15,300; leisure and hospitality, 14,500; and trade, transportation and warehousing, 11,700.

“It’s important that Georgia is adding jobs,” Butler noted, “but it’s more important that people continue to get them. And, we continue to see both happening.”

In October, the total number of employed residents rose by 20,634 to 4,865,859. There are 173,402 more Georgians employed now than in October 2016.

At the same time, the state’s labor force, which includes the total number of Georgians with jobs and those unemployed but looking for work, rose to 5,085,519, up by 15,123 in October.  The labor force is up by 123,441 since October 2016.

Butler added that the unemployment rate also continues to fall.

The unemployment rate in October was 4.3 percent, down from September’s revised number of 4.4 percent. That compares favorably to last October when the rate was 5.4 percent. The lowest jobless rate ever recorded for the state was 3.4 percent in November 2000.

Monthly unemployment claims were up by 9.6 percent to 27,040. Most of the increase came due to temporary claims filed in manufacturing. However, from October a year ago, unemployment claims were down by 7.9 percent from 29,355.

Employ Georgia, the GDOL’s online job listing service at employgeorgia.com, showed 59,231 new job postings statewide for October.

Visit dol.georgia.gov to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia and other GDOL services for job seekers and employers and to connect with us on social media.

DATA FOR THE METRO AREAS ARE ATTACHED, TABLES AND GRAPHS REFLECTING LABOR MARKET DATA ARE AVAILABLE AT http://dol.georgia.gov/current-labor-force-data-and-graphs

NEWS MEDIA NEEDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY CALL (404) 232-3685

October Public Health Inspection Scores

Health

Arby’s (Food Service Inspections)
5 PROGRESS CIR BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 3, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A

Blue Ridge Health Care (Food Service Inspections)
99 OUIDA ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 23, 2017 Score: 92, Grade: A

Blue Ridge Mineral Springs RV Park ( Tourist Accomodation Inspections)
803 MINERAL SPRINGS RD BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 26, 2017 Score: 86, Grade: B (2014)

Blue Ridge Pizza, LLC d/b/a Papa’s Pizza (Food Service Inspections)
140 PROGRESS CIR BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 25, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

BumbleBee’s Cafe Blue Ridge, LLC (Food Service Inspections)
5850 APPALACHIAN HWY STE 9 + 10 BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 23, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

Burger King (Food Service Inspections)
3960 APPALACHIAN HWY BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 16, 2017 Score: 95, Grade: A

Cantaberry Restaurant (Food Service Inspections)
53 ROBERTS WAY STE C BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 23, 2017 Score: 88, Grade: B

C-Bolt’s (Food Service Inspections)
644 EAST MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 30, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Cohutta Cove Mini Golf, LLC (Food Service Inspections)
83 DUNBARTON FARM RD BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 24, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Comfort Inn Food Service (Food Service Inspections)
83 BLUE RIDGE OVERLOOK BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 16, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Das Kaffeehaus (Food Service Inspections)
612 E MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 30, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Fannin County Jail (Food Service Inspections)
400 WEST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 11, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Fannin Lanes (Food Service Inspections)
4115 EAST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 11, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Joe’s BBQ (Food Service Inspections)
3365 EAST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 27, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Jonica Gap Campground ( Tourist Accomodation Inspections)
1412 HAYGOOD RD MINERAL BLUFF, GA 30559
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October 17, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A (2014)

Morganton Grill (Food Service Inspections)
45 BY PASS RD MORGANTON, GA 30560
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October 30, 2017 Score: 99, Grade: A

Serenity Garden Cafe (Food Service Inspections)
657 EAST MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 30, 2017 Score: 93, Grade: A

Shape Healthy (Food Service Inspections)
5425 APPALACHIAN HWY STE 5 BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 24, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Subway-McCaysville (Food Service Inspections)
33 BLUE RIDGE DR MC CAYSVILLE, GA 30555
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October 23, 2017 Score: 83, Grade: B

Sue’s Cafeteria (Food Service Inspections)
3855 EAST FIRST ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 19, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Tastings of Blue Ridge, LLC (Food Service Inspections)
500 E MAIN ST STE 206 BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 30, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

The Moose Caboose (Food Service Inspections)
678 EAST MAIN ST BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 16, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A

Tin Loong of Blue Ridge (Food Service Inspections)
5771 APPALACHIAN HWY BLUE RIDGE, GA 30513
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October 16, 2017 Score: 93, Grade: A

Whispering Pines Campground ( Tourist Accomodation Inspections)
290 WHISPERING PINES RD MORGANTON, GA 30560
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October 6, 2017 Score: 95, Grade: A (2014)

WFES Character Education

West Fannin Elem

The Character Ed word for the month of October was Self-Control.  The definition is “Controlling one’s actions and feelings;  Making good choices; Being patient and controlling your temper”

These students were chosen for consistently displaying this character trait throughout the month.  Congratulations to all of you!

Pictured from left to right- Front row: Haygen Mathis, Daniel Carder, Dereck Dixon, Savannah Herndon, Addie Dean, Bentlee Elmore, and Carson Callihan.  Middle row:  Skyler Gazaway, Cooper Huffman, Colton Bradburn, Alex Stover, Makayla Ellis, Ava Twiggs, Will Jones, and Matthew Payne.   Back row: Devin Meissner, Casi Mealer, Vince Foster, Caden Strickland, Jaclyn Cracknell, Emily Dickey, Mason McDaniel, and Jaden Kendall.   Not Pictured:  Mckinley Sandefur

Cheer for A Cure!

Parks and Recreation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, this year the 7u cheer squad for the Fannin County Recreation center is participating in cheer for a cure!  Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken and never giving up hope! Let’s tackle breast cancer!!

Coached by: Deidrea Lucas

Pictured top to bottom: Lacey Long, Second row: Kylah Imhoff, Cabella Hughes, Haley Lucas Bottom: Alaina Hughes and Braxtyn Green.

October FCHS PAC Schedule of Events

Fannin County High

11th Annual Paws in the Park presented by Humane Society of Blue Ridge October 21st 10am – 2pm Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

Community

Halloween Safe Zones ~ Have a FaBOOulous Halloween

Community

Halloween Safe Zone

McCaysville & Ducktown- Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone

McCaysville, Ga. &  Copperhill, TN

5:00 to 7:00 PM. Merchants in downtown McCaysville and Copperhill will distribute free candy to children in costume. The safe zone will run in conjunction with the Halloween Costume contest, scream contest and parade. Sponsored by the TriCities Business Association.

Dates for this event
October 29, 2016- October 29, 2016

Blue Ridge

Downtown Area
Hundreds of costumed kids and grown-up kids. Bring your pets in costume as well. Fun begins at 5:30 with the blowing of the train whistle. Downtown merchants will be passing out candy.

Dates for this event
October 31, 2016- October 31, 2016

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