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Lora Gwatney Fannin Country Hight School Marching Band

Fannin Marching Band earns Straight Superior Ratings at Central-Carroll Band competition

By Darrin Conner, Band Booster ~~ CONGRATULATIONS to the Fannin County High School Marching Band for earning Straight Superior Ratings from all judges and in all captions in Class 4A at the Super Bowl of Sound Band Competition at Central-Carroll High School on Saturday, Oct. 6. Superior ratings were earned in Band, Drumline (percussion instruments), […]

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District Attorney warns of dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes

Like cigarettes, vaping is illegal to people under 18 years of age. By Elaine Owen, Editor Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney B. Alison Sosebee warns of dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. In a press release Sept. 6, 2018, Sosebee said during the last week, several teens in Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens counties have experienced medical […]

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Senator Steve Gooch

Sen. Steve Gooch appointed Chair of Senate Study Committee

ATLANTA (Aug. 31, 2018) | Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve as Chair of the Senate Study Committee on Evaluating the School Year Calendar of Georgia Public Schools. “As we celebrate Labor Day each year as the unofficial end of summer, most of our public […]

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Best Colleges - Georgia

Princeton Review names seven Georgia Colleges among 384 Best

By Elaine Owen, Editor ATLANTA, GA — The Princeton Review has named seven colleges in Georgia among the top 384 in America. Nearly all of those schools appear on various BEST OF—and WORST OF—lists, and you might be surprised where some of our colleges land. The tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company surveyed […]

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FCHS Students

FCHS students honored for Academic Excellence

More than 150 students were recognized May 22 at an Award Ceremony at the Performing Arts Center. They were: • William Abernathy, Biology and Algebra I Support; • Amelia Akins, U.S. History; • Dixie Alexander, Driver’s Education; • Hunter Alexander, Audio Video III and Engineering Applications; • Kristyn Arp, Drama III; • Lillyanna Ballew, English […]

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Georgia Primary Election Results 2018

Winners and losers in primary election

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Primary Election Day turned rainy just before the polls closed Tuesday. That might be the reason many political junkies who usually waited in the third floor jury room of the court house to stay home. A rather subdued small crowd hung out in the hallway and into the jury room, […]

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Gwatney

Fannin County second in state to vote to arm personnel to protect students

Laurens County adopted similar policy in April By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Fannin County is not the first county in Georgia to adopt a policy to allow specific employees to carry guns to protect students. In April, the Laurens County school board approved a policy to allow select staff to carry guns on school property, […]

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Gwatney

BOE tables for one month a proposal to arm Fannin County teachers

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Board of Education (BOE) met April 12 with a long list of business items to discuss. However, a new policy introduced to give Fannin County Schools the option of having armed educators on their campuses drew the most attention. For that reason, the Fannin Sentinel […]

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Left to Right: Ava Smith (1st grade), Meredith Hedden (3rd grade), measuring tree Dr. Gilda Lyon (retired GaDOE STEM Coordinator), helping measure Braxton Lawrence (3rd grade), recording data on the ground Hervin Sutton (1st grade).

West Fannin Elementary School STEM certified

Only 4th school in North Georgia to join this elite group By Elaine Owen, Editor / Images by Shannon Coffi ~~ BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is an education grouping used worldwide. The acronym refers to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The term is typically used […]

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High School Top Ten Finalists (L to R) – Hunter Alexander (7th place in Outstanding Student, 8th place in Webmaster, and 8th place in Debate), Jonathan Squires (8th place in Debate, 14th in Coding, and 15th in Video Game Design), Brayden Foster (2nd Place and Best in Show in Dragster), and Nelson Soriero (4th place in Photographic Technology).High School Top Ten Finalists (L to R) – Hunter Alexander (7th place in Outstanding Student, 8th place in Webmaster, and 8th place in Debate), Jonathan Squires (8th place in Debate, 14th in Coding, and 15th in Video Game Design), Brayden Foster (2nd Place and Best in Show in Dragster), and Nelson Soriero (4th place in Photographic Technology).

Technology Students Perform well at State Competition

By Engineering Teacher Bubba Gibbs ~~ The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) at Fannin County High School and Middle School focused on engaging students in Engineering and Technology related activities and projects. During the course of the year, the students attend several competitions and leadership training events. From March […]

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