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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck.

Insurance commissioner suspended after federal indictment on fraud charges

By Elaine Owen, Editor Jim Beck, Georgia’s insurance commissioner, is now officially suspended from office in the wake of his federal indictment Tuesday on charges of fraud and money laundering. Beck announced Thursday that he was voluntarily taking a suspension. The insurance department said that in his absence, Drew Lane, the chief deputy commissioner, would […]

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Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., conduct a House Judiciary Committee markup in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to vote on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over the unredacted Mueller report to the committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

House committee votes to hold AG Barr in contempt

Associated Press Report – May 8, 2019 Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the panel had to act because Trump’s stonewalling is creating a ‘constitutional crisis.’ The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert […]

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EuropePresident Donald Trump speaks about modernizing the immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Washington. President Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes.

President Trump has decided not to impose new tariffs on cars and auto parts – for now

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes or impacting talks with Europe an nations and Japan. Trump announced his decision to delay for up to six months in a proclamation issued by the White […]

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Former Prisoner of War to speak at Veterans Memorial Day service

Former Prisoner of War to speak at Veterans Memorial Day service

By Elaine Owen, Editor One of the two longest held enlisted prisoners of war (POW) in the Vietnam War will be the keynote speaker for the annual Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Park, May 27 at 12 noon. William A. Robinson was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He enlisted in the United States […]

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Richard T. Griffiths

Charges filed demonstrate perils of violating Georgia’s Open Records Act

By John McCosh “These are the people’s records, and the public deserves access to them,” says Georgia First Amendment Foundation President Richard T. Griffiths. For the first time ever, an alleged violation of Georgia’s Open Records Act has led to criminal charges. On Feb. 11, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced plans to prosecute Jenna […]

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Pictured above, from left: FCHS Valedictorian Ramtin Doroodchi with his father Dr. Doroodchi, FCHS Salutatorian Morgan Blaine with parents Sharon and Michael Blaine, HDHS Valedictorian Chloe Harrelson with mother Rebecca Harrelson, HDHS Salutatorian Gracie Davis with mother Jillian Davis, CBHS Valedictorian Sawyer O’Neal with parents Cheryl and Eric O’Neal, and CBHS Salutatorian Kaitlynn Cribbs with mother Karen Cribbs.

Tri-State EMC honors top grads

By Elaine Owen, Editor Tri-State Electric Membership Corporation honored top graduatess from area High Schools Thursday, May 9 at Willow Creek Falls. Valedictorians and salutatorians from Fannin County High School (FCHS), Hiwassee Dam High School (HDHS) and Copper Basin High School (CBHS) were honored at the annual Honors Night banquet with $1,000 scholarships. Tri-State EMC […]

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Tomatoe tariffs

Mexico says tariffs will send tomato prices soaring in US

AP NEWS REPORT Mexico exports about $2 billion in tomatoes to the United States annually. Mexico’s Economy Department said Tuesday (May 7) that U.S. consumers could pay 38% to 70% more for tomatoes after the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would re-impose anti-dumping duties on Mexican imports. The Mexican agency said the country exports about […]

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Fannin Sentinel Congratulates Class of 2019!

To Read this section click the image below 2019 Fannin County High School Graduation Friday, May 24, 2019 8:00 p.m. Fannin County High School Football Stadium In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held May 24, at 8 p.m. in the Gymnasium.

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U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue

Senators Isakson, Perdue Urge Secretary Carson to Swiftly Release HUD Disaster Relief Funds

Georgia Eligible to Receive More Than $34 Million to Help Rebuild Damaged Infrastructure ATLANTA, GA – Today (May 9), U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) joined Senate colleagues in asking U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to swiftly publish, in the Federal Register, the rules that will […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a National Day of Prayer service in the Rose Garden at the White House May 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration has finalized a regulation to protect the rights of clinicians who object to participating in abortions.

Trump Administration Finalizes New ‘Conscience Rule’ For Clinicians Who Oppose Abortion

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / AP May 2, 2019 (WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to protect the rights of clinicians who object to participating in abortions with a regulation intended to safeguard those with religious and moral objections. President Donald Trump made the announcement during a speech in the White House Rose Garden […]

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