7AAA All Region Football

Congratulations to the following Fannin County Football players. They were named to the Region 7AAA All Region Football Team. 1st Team Cooper Earls – WR Jacob Reece – TE River Dixon – OL Andrew Pavao – OLB Brandon Carranza – K   2nd Team Brad Davis – QB Dillon Dreedlove – OL Bryon Carranza -K   Honarable Mention Hunter Davis – OL Jeffery Whitmire – DL Hunter Gray – Athlete

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From Fannin to Philly: FCHS Band Represents with Pride

By Darrin Conner, Fannin Focus Band Correspondent: Over 100 band members from Fannin County High School spent their Thanksgiving Day marching and playing in the “Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.” They spent two days in New York touring the city, which included attending both a Broadway and Off-Broadway show: Something Rotten and Blue Man Group respectively. Then it was off to Philadelphia for a few days where the itinerary incorporated excursions to Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Liberty Bell to mention a few. Students had the opportunity to experience the…

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Four Lady Rebels make All-Tournament selection

Congratulations are in order for the ETC/Piedmont Mountainside Tip Off Tournament All-Tournament selections from the Fannin County Lady Rebels varsity: Maddie Johnson, Catie Mosley, Maleah Stepp, Morgan Patton   Scoring Leaders: Catie Mosley  11. 3 Maleah Stepp 9.3 Hope Franklin 8.7 Maddie Johnson 7   Rebound Leaders: Hope Franklin 10.3 per game Maleah Stepp 6 per game Catie Mosley 5.7 per game   Free Throw Leaders: Catie Mosley 70% Haley Franklin 71% Maleah Stepp 67%   Fannin County Lady Rebels head coach Suzianne Pass told the Focus she is very…

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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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Fannin Varsity Wrestling takes 3rd at Cherokee Duals

By Jason Banks, Fannin Focus Editor The Fannin Rebels have been hard at work on the mats and in the gym, and their efforts earned them a third place team showing at the Cherokee Duals, Saturday, November 19.  The Rebels relentlessly pursued victory match after match, beating West Hall 48-18 and then absolutely man-handling Riverwood, 60-12.  Sequoyah gave the Rebels some great competition, but Fannin continued their winning ways with a 54-30 win over the Chiefs.  In the final pool, the Rebels won a nail biter against Meadowcreek (46-42) before…

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Waterfowl Hunters: Make Preparations for Drought Conditions

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA (Nov. 17, 2016) – With waterfowl hunting season opening Sat., Nov. 19, duck and goose hunters across Georgia may face some tough hunting conditions, according to experts with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). “Many of the managed wetlands that provide habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl on state-operated Wildlife Management Areas are currently dry,” said WRD state waterfowl biologist Greg Balkcom.  “The only projects with good water are Altamaha WMA, Arrowhead Phase II, Cordele Hatchery, Evans County PFA, and the Dan Denton…

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Henson offers resignation, football field to receive new turf

By Marci Watson, Staff Writer: At the monthly meeting of the Fannin Count Board of Education; School Superintendent Mark Henson tendered his resignation. Citing his reason the BOE was in capable hands in regards to leadership and his confidence in “the next four years and tickled everyone [on the board] is coming back it’s time for someone new”, he said. “Having a good, solid board is a good thing especially for a new superintendent. I’m going to retire on June 30, 2017 because I think now is the time for…

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Rebel Wrecking Ball: Fannin Softball Focused on Work

The Fannin County Lady Rebels had a season to remember last year, finishing third in their region and earning a trip to the Region Tournament. The group of eight senior starters on the varsity team had played together literally their entire lives, and it was the first team head coach David Dyer took from inception (7th grade) to graduation, with the culmination being as impressive as their gameplay itself. Talented, yes. Motivated, definitely. Experienced, absolutely. And with the graduation of nearly half the varsity roster, it goes without saying: The…

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