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Postal Service asks for a record price hike on stamps

The Postal Service is asking for the biggest price jump on stamps in its history. Facing pressure from the Trump administration to address a revenue shortfall, the Postal Service on Wednesday proposed raising the price of 1-oz. letters from 50 cents to 55 cents, which would be a record nominal increase if approved. The price […]

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Hurricane Michael devastates Georgia crops

Hurricane Michael devastates Georgia crops

REPORT FROM AGRI-PULSE USDA and state agriculture officials say Hurricane Michael caused billions of dollars in damage to crops, livestock and aquaculture after slamming into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday with 155 mile-per-hour winds and then plowing a path of destruction through Alabama and Georgia. “The fall tomato crop in that part of the state was […]

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Voter registration record broke in Georgia

Georgia shatters all-time registration records

Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office announced Wednesday that Georgia has shattered the all-time voter registration record with more than 6,915,000 active and inactive voters on the rolls. Kemp expects the total number to break 7,000,000 voters at any moment as counties continue to process forms received by Tuesday’s voter registration deadline. “Despite what you […]

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley resigns as UN ambassador, expected to leave at end of year

By Elaine Owen, from NEWS REPORTS UN Ambassador Nikki Haley unexpectedly gave her resignation Tuesday morning (Sept. 9). Haley and the president then met in the Oval Office to discuss the resignation. While her reason for resigning wasn’t made clear immediately, President Donald Trump has officially accepted it. Trump called Haley a “very special” person, […]

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US Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

Elizabeth Warren: FBI report contradicts Kavanaugh testimony

By Pete Kasperowicz, Washington Examiner Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said Thursday that the FBI’s supplemental report detailing sexual assault claims against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh includes elements that contradict what the nominee told the Senate Judiciary Committee. But Warren, speaking on the Senate floor, said she wasn’t allowed to talk about the details of […]

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Governor candidates Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp.

Georgia’s Nationally Watched Governor’s Race

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams are running for Georgia’s top statewide office. Abrams is seeking to become the nation’s first African-American female governor in history, while Kemp is aiming to maintain the GOP’s stronghold on the office that it’s enjoyed since 2002. National Democrats also hope that Georgia will become […]

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Lora Gwatney Fannin Country Hight School Marching Band

Fannin Marching Band earns Straight Superior Ratings at Central-Carroll Band competition

By Darrin Conner, Band Booster ~~ CONGRATULATIONS to the Fannin County High School Marching Band for earning Straight Superior Ratings from all judges and in all captions in Class 4A at the Super Bowl of Sound Band Competition at Central-Carroll High School on Saturday, Oct. 6. Superior ratings were earned in Band, Drumline (percussion instruments), […]

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Presidential Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2018

By Elaine Owen, Editor NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE Issued on: September 28, 2018 Courageous Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country and our freedom. The families who stood alongside these heroes have paid a price no family should ever have to pay. Gold Star Mother’s […]

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FBI data shows crime rate falls nationwide, Georgia violent crime lower than average, murder and property higher

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ New FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) data shows crime fell in the United States—largely due to continued declines in property offenses—and Georgia saw a downturn in violent crimes. Last week the FBI published its final analysis of “Crime in the United States, 2017,” finding that the estimated number of violent […]

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp stops in Fannin County Monday on first day of state tour

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Georgia Secretary of State and candidate for Governor Brian Kemp was greeted by many eager faces as he stepped off the bus just after 1 p.m. Monday at Cucina Rustica restaurant in Fannin County for the third stop on a week-long campaign tour. Local elected officials, law enforcement and emergency […]

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