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OIC rejects Trump’s Mideast plan, tells member states not to ‘enforce it in any way or form’

OIC rejects Trump’s Mideast plan, tells member states not to ‘enforce it in any way or form’ The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday rejected United States President Donald Trump’s plan for the Middle East, calling on its 57 member states not to help implement it. The pan-Islamic body, which represents more than 1.5 […]

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Trump falsely claims his SOTU TV viewership was ‘highest’ in history

By Dylan Stableford, Senior Writer,Yahoo News President Trump says the 45.6 million television viewers for his first State of the Union address was “the highest number in history.” IT WAS NOT. NOT EVEN CLOSE. “Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. […]

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Officials say more than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart, Reuters News Service The U.S. military is preparing to report a more than 50% jump in cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) stemming from Iran’s missile attack on a base in Iraq last month, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead […]

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Nationwide, More Students are Experiencing Homelessness Than Ever Before

By Elaine Owen, Fannin Sentinel Editor The number of public school students experiencing homelessness in the US increased from 1.3 million in the 2015-2016 school year to 1.5 million in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a study by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). The 2017-18 number was the highest number that the […]

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President Trump honors Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee at State of the Union

By Elaine Owen, Editor For Charles McGee, last week was a historic week. McGee, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, is one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. Sunday, he brought out the commemorative coin for the Super Bowl coin flip, handing it off to NFL referee Bill Vinovich. On Tuesday (Feb. 4), President Trump […]

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Snow in the South – Not as the grim, unyielding tenant of the Winter’s keep

Submitted by Ralph Garner / Image by Elaine Owen Snow in the South is wonderful. It has a kind of magic and a mystery that it has nowhere else. And the reason for this is that it comes to people in the South not as the grim, unyielding tenant of the Winter’s keep, but as […]

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Judge says Cuts to Georgia Accountability Courts would be ‘Devastating’

Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed budget cuts for the state’s accountability courts could be “devastating” to the system, the head of the courts’ council said Tuesday (Jan. 28). Hall County Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin said the governor’s proposed 8% cut for the accountability court system would eliminate key statewide positions and likely prevent 11 new […]

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Delegate Race – Iowa Caucus

Delegate Race – Iowa Caucus Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. with 62% Reporting Mayor Pete Leads  

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UNG President Bonita Jacobs appointed to national task force on transfer credit

Dr. Bonita Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia (UNG), has been appointed to the American Council on Education (ACE) National Task Force on Transfer of Credit. The task force is focused on improving transfer and award of credit practices to spur student success and reduce the time it takes to graduate. ACE announced […]

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US budget deficit to break $1 trillion in fiscal 2020, CBO says

The U.S. budget deficit is on track to break $1 trillion in 2020, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday. That estimate is a slight increase from the August 2019 projection and comes with a GDP growth estimate of 2.2%. The U.S. budget deficit likely will break the $1 trillion barrier in 2020, the first time […]

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