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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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Governor Nathan Deal

Deal: Toyo Tire North America to create more than 150 jobs in Bartow County

Manufacturer and seller of tires to invest over $138 million in Cartersville facility Gov. Nathan Deal announced Nov. 20 that Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer and seller of radial tires for passenger vehicles and light trucks, will create more than 150 jobs and invest over $138 million in Cartersville. New jobs will […]

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Pine Knoll pecan plantation in Dougherty County.

Gov. Deal signs hurricane relief for farmers

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a trio of bills Saturday that provide some financial relief to Georgians affected by Hurricane Michael and ratified an executive order suspending sales tax on jet fuel June 30. Lawmakers met for a five-day special session that began Tuesday to take up more nearly $270 million in emergency funding for state […]

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Early voting runoff

Early Voting begins Nov. 26

By Elaine Owen, Editor Advanced voting for the Dec. 4 election will be conducted at the office of the Fannin County Registration & Elections at 400 West Main St. Suite 301, Blue Ridge, Ga. November 27- November 30, 2018 Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you choose to vote on Election Day, you […]

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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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U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, unload gear near the California-Mexico border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California, Nov. 16, 2018. (Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson/Marine Corps)

It has cost $72 million so far to deploy active-duty troops to the border, Pentagon says

By Tara Copp, MILITARY TIMES After weeks of questions about the cost of the U.S. deployment of forces to the border, the Pentagon revealed late Tuesday that the barbed wire, transportation and housing for about 5,900 active-duty troops to date has cost $72 million. To put it another way, that’s .01 percent of the Pentagon’s […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Fannin Sentinel staff

Happy Thanksgiving –then and now

By Elaine Owen, Editor Thursday, most people in our country will celebrate Thanksgiving. We welcome home family members who live away and gather around a table laden with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, home-made apple pies, pumpkin rolls–and a dozen other family favorites. We talk about other Thanksgivings, the loved ones no […]

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