Let’s Be Real: If you’re going to hunt – be ETHICAL

‘Tis the season.  Of course, I’m not talking about the holidays… which is still my favorite time of year.  No, I’m talking about rifle season.  Deer season.  Huntin’ season.  If you grew up in Georgia, there’s a chance you know something about it. I, however, did NOT grow up in Georgia.  I grew up in West Texas. On our family farm on the Oklahoma-Texas state line, we learned to handle a firearm at a young age.  I think I shot my first shotgun when I was seven or eight years old,…

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Let’s Be Real: Freedom Isn’t Free

By Jason Banks Editor Last week was easily the busiest week of my life here as editor at the Fannin Focus. As you can imagine, the phones were ringing off the hook, emails were pouring in, and our facebook message inbox was so full I couldn’t keep a full charge on my cell phone or tablet while trying to keep up. “Keep up the good fight,” one message read. “We’re behind you,” said another. And the trend continued throughout the week. I’ll be honest, I am too lazy to count…

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