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Day: May 30, 2018

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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SK Blue House released this photo showing President Moon Jae-in and government officials apparently reacting to news that President Trump canceled his planned summit with NK leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea signals it is still open to talks after Trump cancels summit

BY JESSE BYRNES AND MAX GREENWOOD – THE HILL – 5-24-18 ~~ North Korea signaled Thursday that it is still open to talks with the United States after President Trump canceled a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said in a statement broadcast by North […]

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