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Day: September 19, 2018

Johnson Family before accident

Fannin Jury awards $129M in fatal 2011 wreck

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~ Friday, Sept. 14, a Fannin County jury awarded nearly $129 million to a family who lost one child in a 2011 Fourth of July wreck that also seriously injured the mother and three other children, including one left permanently paralyzed. Jake Lee was only 16 years old at the time […]

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Brian Kemp, Georgia Secretary of State

Kemp Champions Authentic Disaster Relief Charities, Warns Against Fakes

ATLANTA – Amid another active hurricane season and in advance of Hurricane Florence’s landfall, Secretary of State Brian Kemp asks Georgians to remain vigilant when giving to any disaster charities. Potential donors are highly encouraged to research organizations soliciting contributions for aid. “Georgians are always generous with the money we contribute to those in need,” […]

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Presidential Proclamation on Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, 2018

Presidential Proclamation on Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, 2018

Issued on: September 14, 2018 During Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, we acknowledge the devastating toll the opioid epidemic has inflicted on our country and its people, and we pledge to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription and illicit opioid abuse. As we continue our work to end this terrible crisis, I […]

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FEMA test allowing Trump to send emergency alterts

FEMA to test system allowing Trump to send emergency alerts

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is testing a new system today (Sept. 20) that allows President Trump to send messages directly to U.S. cellphones. All major wireless firms and more than 100 mobile carriers are participating in the new Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) program that allows for presidential alerts, FEMA […]

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E-cigs might be bad for your teen

FDA gets tough on e-cigarette makers

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Food and Drug Administration announced a crackdown on makers of electronic cigarettes and said they must come up with a plan to prevent their products from getting in the hands of minors. Responding to an “epidemic of nicotine addiction” among American youths, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday […]

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Paper ballots NO

Federal Judge rejects paper ballots for Georgia’s 2018 election

By Elaine Owen, Editor A federal judge ruled Monday (Sept. 17) that Georgia can continue using electronic voting machines in November’s election despite concerns they could be hacked. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg denied a request for an injunction that would have forced the state’s 6.8 million voters to switch to hand-marked paper ballots. Totenberg […]

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