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Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation as part of immigration policy

AP REPORT TO FANNIN SENTINEL ~~ Former first lady Laura Bush spoke out Sunday night about the separation of families on the US border, writing a harsh criticism of the current zero-tolerance immigration policy being enforced under the Trump administration. Bush, whose opinion piece ran in The Washington Post, decries the separation of children from […]

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Opioid abuse

Battling Opioid Addiction Requires a Holistic Approach

WASHINGTON—This op-ed by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) was first published by the Gainesville Times on June 18, 2018. Over the last five years, Americans have seen a dramatic rise in home invasions. The numbers rose slowly and steadily from 2000 to 2013 and skyrocketed from there through 2016, when the same menace claimed 20,145 lives […]

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Georgia Fireworks Law

Fireworks laws in effect in Georgia

Beginning in July, local governments can choose how to regulate the use of fireworks in their cities and towns. The General Assembly approved a law this year that gives the power to local officials after some complained about neighbors setting off the devices year-round. Here are five things you need to know about the law: […]

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Hands free driving law

Here’s what Georgia’s new hands-free driving law means for you

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW: The hands-free driving law has been the talk of the state since January, so you’ve no doubt heard that it exists. You’ve probably also heard that Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law last month, along with the state budget. WHAT THE LAW MEANS: In […]

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President Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during their first meetings on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

Trump said ‘adversaries can become friends’ following historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump declared the Kim Jong Un summit a success on Tuesday that will lead to the denuclearization of North Korea, even as critics pointed out that their agreement lacks specifics and that Trump offered to curtail military support for South Korea. “Today is the beginning of […]

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fish kill

Reward offered for Chattahoochee fish kill information

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Suches, Georgia — In the early hours of June 4, the main water line to the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery was cut off, killing about 52,000 trout worth $62,000. The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The hatchery’s friends group is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest […]

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Record number of kids died of flu this season

Approximately 80 percent of these deaths occurred in children who had not received a flu vaccination this season. CDC REPORT A record number of children died from influenza this past flu season, federal health officials said Friday (June 8). One more death was reported this week, making 172 child deaths reported for the 2017-18 flu […]

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Charles Krauthammer

A Heartbreaking Farewell: In Letter to Readers, Charles Krauthammer says his Death is Imminent

By Charles Krauthammer to the Fannin Sentinel I have been uncharacteristically silent these past 10 months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me. In August of last year, I underwent surgery to […]

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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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Representative Karen Handel

Handel statement on Steel and Aluminum Tariff Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Karen Handel (GA-6) released the following statement regarding the administration’s decision to institute tariffs on imported aluminum and steel for Europe, Canada, and Mexico. “With lower taxes and relief from onerous regulations, the U.S. economy has been reignited. The administration’s decision to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum from Mexico, […]

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