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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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The Lyndhurst Foundation of Chattanooga is funding regional economic revitalization in northwest Georgia

UGA promotes renaissance in partnership with McCaysville, Copperhill and Ducktown

The Lyndhurst Foundation of Chattanooga is funding regional economic revitalization in northwest Georgia By Roger Nielsen, UGA Education BLUE RIDGE, GA – May 31, 2018 – A Georgia mountain community is forging a unique economic development partnership with two Tennessee cities through a downtown revitalization process pioneered by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute […]

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With the Preamble to the Constitution in the background Dr. Tom Jordan tells the Memorial Day crowd that Freedom is Not Free.

Memorial Day brought rain, wind, honor and memories

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Wind and rain did not keep the planned Memorial Day ceremony from happening Monday. The Boy Scouts showed up at Veterans Park just as they were supposed to, ready to set up chairs. The Honor Guard and other veterans were there, as well as many from the community. When it […]

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NFL players kneel during playing of the National Anthem in protest of racism, police violence and inequality. NFL players kneel during playing of the National Anthem in protest of racism, police violence and inequality.

Police killed at least 378 Black Americans from the moment Colin Kaepernick protested

These Americans deserve to be more than another statistic. By Sebastian Murdock, HuffPost Senior Reporter When former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in August 2016, it was in protest of unjust police killings of black Americans. For his courage, Kaepernick lost his job, the NFL lost its […]

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House Rural Development Council

House Rural Development Council meets in Blue Ridge to talk about providing faster internet service

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ During the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 389, creating the House Rural Development Council. The council was tasked to meet on a regular basis across the state to listen to citizens, businesses, and organizations about what challenges rural Georgia faces, and […]

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