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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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Blue Ridge Elementary School’s Aquaponics dome is installed!

Blue Ridge Elementary School’s Aquaponics dome is installed!

By Gina Bell, Assistant Principal, BRES ~~ BRES’ aquaponics dome was built by 4th grade students on March 14. Then on March 15, the aquaponics system was installed inside as well as the cover for the dome. The system will grow 200 plants at a time. We will put them on a cycle to harvest […]

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Between members of the Harrison Foundation are students in the Healthcare Science Program, Left to Right (holding giant check): Josh Taylor, Amber York, Emily Waldrep, Lillyanna Ballew, and Advisor Jeremy King.

FCHS Healthcare Science Program takes FIRST, wins $10,000 Ignite Grant

By Jeremy King, Healthcare Science Teacher ~~ Fannin County High School’s Healthcare Science Program students Josh Taylor, Lillyanna Ballew, Amber York, and Emily Waldrep with technology support from Nelson Soriero and Steven Setser, were one of the 16 finalists for the $10,000 ETC Ignite Grant and one of four finalists for the 9th-12th grade category. […]

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Emma Gonzalez

Florida school massacre: Students lead fightback against US gun culture

BY JACQUI GODDARD, LONDON TIMES ~~ Children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland long for the days when the definition of adversity was a failed science experiment. After the massacre of 17 pupils and staff, it is now measured by the body count of their dead friends, by funerals, grieving families, post-traumatic stress, […]

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Michael Herrington, Loretta Strickland

Fannin and Hall students admitted to Naval Schools

Rep. Doug Collins nominated Loretta Strickland and Michael Herrington for admission to U.S. military academies WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) nominated Loretta Strickland and Michael Herrington for admission to U.S. military academies and is celebrating good news for both northeast Georgia students. Herrington will join the class of 2022 at the United States Naval Academy, and […]

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