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Day: October 24, 2018

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger swears in Sandra Day O’Connor as first woman on the Supreme Court, September 25, 1981

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor discloses dementia diagnosis and final goal

By Elaine Owen, Editor In an inspiring letter dated Oct. 23, 2018 to her “Friends and fellow Americans,” retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, revealed she has been diagnosed with early stage dementia. She said she is no longer able to participate in public life and […]

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Georgia Speaker of the House of Representatives David Ralston addresses the crowd Oct. 17 at the groundbreaking for UNG’s new standalone Blue Ridge Campus. Ralston helped secure $5.5 million in the 2019 fiscal year budget for the campus.

UNG breaks ground for new Blue Ridge campus

By Elaine Owen, Editor The University of North Georgia (UNG) broke ground Oct. 17 on a new standalone Blue Ridge campus, located off Hwy 515 about three miles from the current Blue Ridge campus, with over 150 community members, state officials, and university representatives joining President Bonita C. Jacobs to mark the occasion. Located on […]

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Rare mystery illness hits 3 Georgia kids this year

Rare mystery illness hits 3 Georgia kids this year

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News Three Georgia children have been reported this year as having a rare, polio-like health condition, state officials said Wednesday. They are among the 62 children nationally who have been confirmed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018, with at least 65 more cases under investigation, according to the CDC. […]

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Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp

Georgia’s ‘exact match’ law and the Abrams- Kemp governor’s election explained

By Miriam Valverde PolitiFact Georgia, in partnership with AJC The state of Georgia’s actions placing the registrations of 53,000 voters on hold, largely of African-Americans, has drawn scrutiny from advocates who want to expand voting rights and those concerned about voter fraud. The battle is playing out amid a close race for the governor’s office […]

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Scam calls epidemic

Scam calls are ‘epidemic’ — and getting worse

A new report says nearly half of mobile calls will be fraudulent by next year By Sarah Elizabeth Adler, AARP Scam calls are getting more frequent — and quickly. By next year, nearly half of all calls to mobile phones will be fraudulent, according to a new report from telecommunications firm First Orion. The company […]

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