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Thirty-eight administration officials who’ve resigned or been fired under Trump

President Trump set a record for White House staff turnover in the first year. Here’s an ongoing list of staff who have quit or been fired under Trump FIRED Sally Yates. Deputy attorney general. Days with administration: 11. Refused to enforce Trump’s entry ban. Preet Bharara. U.S. attorney. Days with administration: 51. Part of purge […]

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City approves Downtown Development Authority

City approves Downtown Development Authority

By Elaine Owen, Editor Tuesday, Dec. 11, Blue Ridge City Council approved by Roll Call voice vote to proceed with plans for a Downtown Development Authority as proposed at the Nov. 13 meeting. See complete story in next week’s Fannin Sentinel.

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White House chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

By ASSOCIATED PRESS | Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control of the […]

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George Herbert Walker Bush 1988

Remembering George H. W. Bush

By Elaine Owen, Editor George Herbert Walker Bush was born June 12, 1924 in Milton, Mass. Although his parents were wealthy, he was raised modestly in a family that stressed public service. As a teenager, Bush attended Phillips Academy Andover, an exclusive prep school in Mass. He excelled both academically and in sports. His senior […]

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Representative Doug Collins

Trump Administration includes Collins’ Phair Pricing Act in New Drug Pricing Rule

WASHINGTON – This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposed rule to lower prescription drug costs and increase transparency surrounding Medicare Parts C and D. Included in the proposal is the bulk of the Phair Pricing Act, which Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) introduced in May 2018 to lower drug costs to […]

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Early voting runoff

Early Voting begins Nov. 26

By Elaine Owen, Editor Advanced voting for the Dec. 4 election will be conducted at the office of the Fannin County Registration & Elections at 400 West Main St. Suite 301, Blue Ridge, Ga. November 27- November 30, 2018 Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you choose to vote on Election Day, you […]

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November is Military Family and Veterans Appreciation Month

November is Military Family and Veterans Appreciation Month

By Elaine Owen, Editor Military Family Appreciation Month is a time set aside to recognize the military family. Military families know what it means to serve. Every day, they get up and support their service member, standing by during long trainings and deployments. They know the risks, but accept this life of service anyway. They […]

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Robert Mueller ready to wrap up.

Trump answered Mueller’s Questions—So we’re done here, his Lawyers say

According to the president’s counsel, Trump has submitted written responses. By Betsy Woodruff, The Daily Beast President Donald Trump has given written answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, according to his lawyers. And now, his top outside lawyer is calling for the Mueller probe to close down. “The President today answered written questions […]

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U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, unload gear near the California-Mexico border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California, Nov. 16, 2018. (Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson/Marine Corps)

It has cost $72 million so far to deploy active-duty troops to the border, Pentagon says

By Tara Copp, MILITARY TIMES After weeks of questions about the cost of the U.S. deployment of forces to the border, the Pentagon revealed late Tuesday that the barbed wire, transportation and housing for about 5,900 active-duty troops to date has cost $72 million. To put it another way, that’s .01 percent of the Pentagon’s […]

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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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