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Citizens question Blue Ridge’s proposed Vacation Rental Ordinance

By Elaine Owen, Editor NOV. 13, 2018. Blue Ridge City Council held a special called meeting last week with Downtown Development Authority (DDA) expert Ann Arnold to answer questions about the proposed DDA. During this meeting, discussion of a proposed “Short Term Vacation Rental Ordinance” showed many citizens did not understand and many did not […]

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Post 2 Commissioner Larry Joe Sosebee

County recognizes Post 2 Commissioner Larry Joe Sosebee

Larry Joe Sosebee was elected Post 2 Commissioner in 2010. For eight years, Sosebee showed up for commission meetings, returned phone calls from citizens, answered their questions and proposed solutions. He has truly been a “People’s Commissioner.” At the last meeting of 2018 (Dec. 11), Sosebee was honored by Commission Chairman Stan Helton with a […]

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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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First Lady Sandra Deal has visited schools in all 159 counties

First Lady Deal completes 1,000th school visit

First Lady Sandra Deal has visited schools in all 159 counties First Lady Sandra Deal was today joined by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs to visit The Academy Child Development Center in Oakwood, marking Mrs. Deal’s 1,000th school visit since Gov. Nathan Deal took […]

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The tank that was removed from under the sidewalk which may be the source of the substance leak into the Toccoa River in November.

Chemical spill found in Toccoa River

Ongoing investigation to find cause By Maria Kidder, Sentinel Staff Writer A chemical spill in the Toccoa River is raising concerns as to the potential damage it may have caused. The substance, which appears to be some type of petroleum, was first spotted upriver in the Ocoee River. Sources state Ducktown Fire Dept. was first […]

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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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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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FINANCIAL NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

FINANCIAL NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

The US stock market has been rising since March 9, 2009. There have been ups and downs, of course, and there have been flirtations with a correction, or decline of 20 percent or more. But even with all the turbulence since the start of October, we are still in a bull market — one that […]

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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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