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This Harley-Davidson will bring new life to Veterans

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ This custom 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King “War is Hell” bike designed by ZB customs features artwork by Kristian Baena to tell the Shepherd’s Men story. Tickets will be sold to raise money for Shepherd’s Men, an elite core of individuals dedicated to the betterment of our country’s heroes of post-9/11 […]

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Hercules and Leo

Two former Research Chimpanzees relocated to Project Chimps Sanctuary in North Georgia

By Leslie Wade, Manager of Communications, Project chimps ~~ Morganton, GA, March 21 – Two well-known former research chimpanzees now have a forever home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, thanks to a cooperative agreement between the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana and Project Chimps, a 236-acre sanctuary in north Georgia. Eleven-year-old Hercules and Leo […]

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Walmart is bringing its online grocery delivery service to 100 cities

America’s largest grocery retailer is taking a major leap into the home delivery space. On Tuesday, Walmart announced that it plans to expand its online delivery service to 100 metro areas by the end of 2018. To compete with the likes of Amazon, personal shoppers will pack up digital orders in store and the company […]

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Fannin Regional Hospital

Fannin Regional Hospital to discontinue inpatient labor and delivery services effective April 10

Hospital will continue to provide Women’s Services BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Fannin Regional Hospital has announced it will discontinue inpatient labor and delivery services effective April 10 following more than a decade of declining births. The hospital continually reviews service line utilization and volume trends in an effort to identify the types of health care […]

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Facebook to build data center, bring jobs to Stanton Springs

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday (March 7) that Facebook will create at least 100 full-time jobs and invest $750 million in a new data center in Stanton Springs over the next five years. New jobs will include positions in engineering and management, as well as opportunities for data center technicians. “Georgia’s business-friendly climate and world-class […]

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City most likely to be named Amazon’s second headquarters

SPECIAL FROM MONEY MAGAZINE – By BRAD TUTTLE ~~ HQ2 in D.C.? More and more, signs indicate that Seattle-based tech giant Amazon will choose the Washington, D.C., area for its much-hyped second headquarters, dubbed by Amazon as “HQ2.” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos obviously loves Washington, D.C. Bezos, the world’s richest man, with a […]

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Senator Steve Gooch

Georgia Senate passes the BILD Act and the FIBRE Act to expand broadband access in Rural Georgia

ATLANTA (March 1, 2018) | Two broadband expansion bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega), Senate Bills 232 and 426, passed the Senate on Crossover Day, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Each bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support. “Thank you to my colleagues in the Senate for joining me in support of these broadband […]

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Georgia Capital Building

Georgia House votes to increase used-car taxes

Reprinted from Politically Georgia ~~ ATLANTA – Feb. 21, 2018 -The state House overwhelmingly backed legislation that used-car dealers say would increase title taxes for Georgians buying their vehicles by an average of about $300. The move came a day after legislative leaders held a Capitol press conference to announce plans to cut state income […]

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Emma Gonzalez

Florida school massacre: Students lead fightback against US gun culture

BY JACQUI GODDARD, LONDON TIMES ~~ Children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland long for the days when the definition of adversity was a failed science experiment. After the massacre of 17 pupils and staff, it is now measured by the body count of their dead friends, by funerals, grieving families, post-traumatic stress, […]

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Dr Mahmood Siddiqui stands inside one of the 10 exam rooms at his Family Clinic in Copper Basin Medical Park where he sees hundreds of patients each week.

Copper Basin Medical Center and the future of Medical Park still in question

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Copper Basin Medical Center (CBMC) ceased hospital operations effective Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. after serving the Copper Basin and the surrounding East Polk County communities of Copperhill, Ducktown, Turtletown (Tenn.) and McCaysville (Ga.) for more than 60 years. No hospital services including inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic laboratory, or […]

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