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Happy Thanksgiving from the Fannin Sentinel staff

Happy Thanksgiving –then and now

By Elaine Owen, Editor Thursday, most people in our country will celebrate Thanksgiving. We welcome home family members who live away and gather around a table laden with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, home-made apple pies, pumpkin rolls–and a dozen other family favorites. We talk about other Thanksgivings, the loved ones no […]

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Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams: Republican Brian Kemp will be Georgia’s next governor

“I will pray for the success of Brian Kemp, that he will indeed be a leader for all Georgians… that he will refuse the call of those who see how close this election really was. Because we know that some will propose to make voting even more difficult.” –Stacey Abrams By Elaine Owen, Editor After […]

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Commission Chairman Stan Helton

Commissioners, Assessors and GMASS discuss future of Fannin County Assessors Office

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Last week there was no county business to discuss, so BOC Chairman Stan Helton cancelled the regularly scheduled BOC meeting. Later he called a special meeting for Monday, Nov. 19 with all three commissioners, staff from Gmass, Board of Assessors and employees of the Assessors office. Tensions ran […]

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Sandra Mercier, Water Authority Board member.

Community says goodbye to beloved teacher, friend

By Elaine Owen, Editor It didn’t take long for the news to spread that rainy Saturday morning. Many had just arrived at Veterans Park and were waiting for the Veterans Day ceremonies to begin. For a moment, time stood still as they repeated, one after another, “Did you hear about Sandra Mercier? She passed this […]

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November 3 was Habitat’s “Frame in a Day” where we hoped to frame a house in one day

Habitat Hosts almost 50 Volunteers!

By Chris Hall, Habitat for Humanity November 3 was Habitat’s “Frame in a Day” where we hoped to frame a house in one day. We had an awesome turnout and hosted almost 50 volunteers. It was a perfect day to work and everyone worked together to accomplish what we set out to do. Sheila Waldron […]

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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Georgia! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area in January 2019.

American Pickers to Film in Georgia

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Georgia! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area in January 2019. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of […]

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The White House announced that it was suspending Jim Acosta’s press pass on Nov. 7, accusing the CNN journalist of “placing his hands on a young woman.” (Reuters)

White House suspends Jim Acosta’s press pass

FACT: Video shows when Acosta is speaking with microphone in hand, young woman in red dress (Press Corps) gets up from seat, walks in front of Acosta and reaches for his microphone. Acosta uses left hand to shield microphone and backs away from her. (See screen shot below) By Kyle Swenson, Washington Post – Reprinted […]

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Senator David Perdue Congratulates Governor-elect Brian Kemp

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) congratulates Brian Kemp on becoming Georgia’s next Governor. “Georgians sent a clear message that they are committed to keeping our state on track. Despite liberal Democrats from outside Georgia spending tens of millions of dollars in our state, it still didn’t work. The people of Georgia flatly […]

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Macron

Macron denounces nationalism as a ‘betrayal of patriotism’ in rebuke to Trump at WWI remembrance

Macron: ‘Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism.’ AP NEWS BY David Nakamura, Seung Min Kim and James McAuley PARIS — In the shadow of a grand war memorial here, French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by delivering a forceful rebuke against rising nationalism, calling it […]

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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference to announce a criminal law enforcement action involving China, at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Justice Department and FBI leaders announced criminal charges and an operation to thwart Chinese economic espionage. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

US charges China-controlled company in trade secrets theft

AP NEWS The United States has charged a government-controlled company in China with stealing trade secrets from an American semiconductor company, the Justice Department said Thursday as it outlined an initiative focused on what officials said was the growing threat of Chinese economic espionage. The prosecution comes amid heightened trade tensions between China and the […]

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