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Zachary Orr, a Junior Business Administration major from Baldwin, was among over 900 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2019 Dean's List.

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Teachers at Banks County Schools returned on Monday, Jan. 6, to officially close out 2019, reset their classroom and prepare for students to return on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Part of the process of preparing for returning students was participating in a system-wide professional learning day. The …

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The Banks County High School senior ENR team won first in the state contest and will be advancing to the national competition in October. Pictured left to right are: Thomas Davis, Carlie Cochran, Payton Jackson, Madison Dacus and Matt Sanders.

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Amber Williams, Alto, a 2019 graduate of Banks County High School, has been named to the Dean’s List at Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, for the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year.

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Marleigh Dale (center) was the winner of the spelling bee at Banks County Elementary School. Madison Adams (left) was the runner-up. They are shown with principal Nancy Bentley.

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Savannah Purcell was the winner of the fourth grade spelling bee at Banks County Elementary School. Gracie Emerson was the runner-up. They are shown with principal Nancy Bentley.

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Banks County High School Interact Club officers are: (L-R) J.J. Daniel, public relations; Danae Brock, vice president; Martin Suggs, president; Troy Loggins, vice president; and Bryan Patterson, treasurer. Not pictured: Richard Earnest, secretary. High school counselor Mary Boykin is the fac…

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Ashlyn Payne recently traveled to Hart County to compete in the Employment Skills career development event. This competition requires students to choose an agriculture career that interests them and write a resume and cover letter to be scored. Students were then interviewed about that posit…

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Banks Drama recently held a Talent Show: Banks Got Talent! The students are working on their first musical, "Godspell," to be performed later on in the school year.

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A team of College of Education (COE) students from the University of North Georgia (UNG), including Taylor Hunt of Homer, helped more than 150 high school students from across the state learn more about the teaching profession and how to prepare for it Nov. 7 at Future Georgia Educators (FGE) Day.

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All across the state, high school students recently participated in the "Apply to College" event. Banks County High School had 49 seniors attend the event. 42 seniors applied to at least one college. 65 college applications were submitted. Our teachers got in in the event by wearing their fa…

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During the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., the Banks County FFA Forestry team placed third in the nation at the contest. The team earned the opportunity to compete by winning the state contest back in February. Team members are Colton Banks, Lance Johnson, Payton Jackson and J…

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Taste of Banks County was recently held at Banks County Middle School, featuring several different menu items for students and parents to sample.

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The Banks County High School FFA Land Evaluation team brought home awards from the Fort Valley state competition. Both teams had a very successful trip with the senior team placing third on the state level and the junior team being named the state champions. The senior team consisted of Laur…

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Students from Braylee Housworth’s fifth grade class at Maysville Elementary School learned to "send a message and stay drug-free" during Red Ribbon Week under the leadership of Principal Michele Archibald who taught this important message to all K-five students. Shown are: Brian Pressly, Hei…

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J.B. Benson, Becky Edington and Holly Springs United Methodist Church made a recent donation to Maysville Elementary School.

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The Banks County Board of Education recognized the following Banks County Middle School students on Oct. 21 placing second overall in the Junior Environmental Natural Resources CDE for FFA: (L-R) Ayden Bennett, Luke Johnson and Clayton Brock. Reagen Ferguson was also recognized, but is not p…

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Banks County FFA member Payton Jackson won the Grand Champion Market Doe Award at the 2019 State 4-H & FFA Market Goat Show held in Perry at the Georgia National Fair. The show featured more than 950 animals and was one of several livestock competitions held during the 11-day fair.

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The Banks County Board of Education recognized the following Banks County Elementary School students on Oct. 21 for having the highest Accelerated Reading (AR) points for the first nine weeks: (L-R) Olivia Maxwell, third grade; Rider Simpson, fifth grade; Kaden Purcell, third grade; William …

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Athens Christian School continued its 50th anniversary celebration with an Alumni Welcome Home dinner, parade of previous queens and culmination of the 2019 Homecoming Court festivities. Five seniors and one representative from each underclass graced the football field on the warm September …

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Banks County Primary School recently hosted its Farm Day. Shown here is Anna Roberts’ and Melissa Hicks' kindergarten class enjoying learning about hay farms from Country Tractor Farm Services.

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The Banks County FFA land judging CDE took place on Tuesday, Sept., 17, in Braselton. Senior team members are: Laura Davis (who placed first in the area contest), Madison Dacus, Tanner Foster and Susannah Hewell. The junior team consisted of David Adams, Martin Suggs, Matthew Anderson and Gr…

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Banks County Elementary School principal Nancy Bentley is shown with Ayden Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll, Charli Grace Crabbe, Hayden Grier and Hunter Jordan. Students helped deliver sugar scrubs to all Banks County school employees from Homer Baptist Ladies Auxiliary as appreciation gifts.

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Banks County Rotary Club members Becky Carlan and Alicia Andrews are shown collecting peanut butter last week at Banks Crossing. The Banks County Rotary Club is accepting donations of peanut butter to benefit the “Food-2-Kids” program. At the collection last week, members collected two full …

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The Banks County High School FFA Chapter attended the Area Two North Region Rally in Covington on Sept. 5 and 6. They participated in events such as: Forest ID, FFA quiz, animal science ID, ag mechanics, and many more events. While at Region Rally, Banks County was recognized as a top 10 cha…

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Banks County Elementary School students celebrated Georgia Grown Day last week. The lunchroom staff served up a meal of Georgia food. Students enjoyed fresh Georgia peaches from Jaemor Farms, local beef patties and chicken patties from Elberton, lettuce, tomatoes and cole slaw from Osage Far…

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Mrs. Millwood’s and Mrs. Peppers’ class at Banks County Elementary School used the Ozobot coding robots to map out key battles of the American Revolution today. They drew key figures (George Washington, Paul Revere, Benedict Arnold) for each battle and designed modes of transportation (boats…

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Maysville Elementary School fourth graders enjoyed a SOAR lunch for SOARing behavior. Shown from (left to right) are: Dillon Thompson, Bella Nave, Mia Ramirez, Savannah Clement, Braylee Garrett and Ridge Miller.

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Banks County Middle School employees recently recognized included: Stephanie Kinsey, Teacher of the Year; Amanda Massey, Classified Employee of the Year; and Heather Ausburn, Paraprofessional of the Year. They are shown with principal Mike Boyle (right) and assistant principal Chuck Butler (left).

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Girl Scout Troop 12624 collected School Supplies to help kids in need. These girls worked hard the past couple of months to collect all these items. All of the items went in bookbags for children in need. Items collected include: markers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, scissors, glue st…

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The Banks County FFA Officer Team recently held its annual officer training in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. These officers planned for the upcoming school year’s community service projects and chapter meeting activities. The officer team includes: Zoie Boling, Ashlyn Payne, Lance Johnson, Payton…

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Gutsy the Fox visited Banks County Primary School and reminded all of the Little Leopards to be responsible, be respectful and be safe.

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Banks County Primary School students learned about being responsible, respectful and safe when Gutsy the Fox visited.

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Recently at the SOAR Specials program at Maysville Elementary School, students learned about cooperation. K-1 learned a song about cooperation: One, two, three, can you help me? Four, five, six, I’m in a fix. I can’t do it all alone; not on my own. Seven, eight, let’s cooperate. Second and t…

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Annabelle Wofford, fifth grade, and Katie Wofford, third grade, are shown on their first day back to school at Banks County Elementary School.

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Braxton Shoemaker, a freshman at Banks County High School, and Adalyn Shoemaker PRE K at Banks County Head Start and Pre-K are shown.