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FBI data shows crime rate falls nationwide, Georgia violent crime lower than average, murder and property higher

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ New FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) data shows crime fell in the United States—largely due to continued declines in property offenses—and Georgia saw a downturn in violent crimes. Last week the FBI published its final analysis of “Crime in the United States, 2017,” finding that the estimated number of violent […]

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp stops in Fannin County Monday on first day of state tour

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Georgia Secretary of State and candidate for Governor Brian Kemp was greeted by many eager faces as he stepped off the bus just after 1 p.m. Monday at Cucina Rustica restaurant in Fannin County for the third stop on a week-long campaign tour. Local elected officials, law enforcement and emergency […]

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President Donald Trump talks to media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Havelock, North Carolina Sept. 19, 2018.

President Trump escalates attacks on AG Jeff Sessions: I don’t have an Attorney General

By JONATHAN LEMIRE / AP – TIME ~~ WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, “I don’t have an attorney general.” Trump, in a Hill.TV interview released Wednesday, said that he’s “so sad over Jeff Sessions,” whom he has repeatedly denounced for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. […]

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Senator David Perdue: American people deserve the truth

Senator David Perdue: American people deserve the truth

“We need to hear from Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford, and make sure we do it in a timely manner.” ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet The Press to discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court. Here are highlights of that interview. Getting […]

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Speaker Ralston calls for extension of House Rural Development Council into 2019-2020

Speaker Ralston calls for extension of House Rural Development Council into 2019-2020

Speaker calls for North Georgia Office of the Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation STATESBORO, Ga. – Today, at the House Rural Development Council meeting, Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) called for an extension of the term of the House Rural Development Council into the 2019 – 2020 session of the General Assembly. The council […]

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Rep. Doug Collins honors Fannin County’s Jan Hackett

Rep. Doug Collins honors Fannin County’s Jan Hackett

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, Rep. Doug Collins honored Jan Hackett, President of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, with a speech in the Congressional Record. He said, “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Ms. Jan Hackett, President of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Hackett recently received the […]

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Gov. Deal speaks at Appalachian Regional Port Wed. Aug. 22, 2018. AP Photo

Deal: Georgia named top state for business for fifth consecutive year by Area Development

Corporate site selection publication cites Georgia’s workforce development programs, cooperative and responsive state government as best in the nation Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sept. 21 that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state for business for the fifth year in a row by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and facility planning publication. […]

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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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