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A Yemeni student stands on top of the debris of a school, that was damaged last year following a Saudi-led coalition air strike against Shiite Huthi, in the country’s third-city of Taez, on March 6, 2019. (-/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate rebukes Trump with vote ordering U.S. military to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

By Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post The Senate voted Wednesday (March 13) to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, its latest rebuke of the Trump administration’s continued embrace of the Saudi regime despite growing frustration among lawmakers with its actions on the world stage. The vote marks the second time in recent […]

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Trump veto

Trump Issues First Veto After Congress Rejects Border Emergency

By Michael Tackett, USA News (Reprinted with Permission) WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting legislation that opposed his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border. The bill blocking Mr. Trump’s emergency declaration had attracted significant Republican support in Congress. “Today I […]

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Sandra Mercier

Little Free Library Dedication: Sandra Mercier

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. The FCHS English Department, along with the Fannin County School System and Fannin County Board of Education, would like to invite you to the dedication of two Little Free Libraries in loving memory of Mrs. Sandra Mercier. Mrs. Mercier was a dedicated educator in the Fannin County […]

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Superintendent of Fannin County Schools Dr. Michael Gwatney and Deputy Superintendent of Fannin County Schools Betsy Hyde.

Fannin County Schools renew Charter application

By Elaine Owen, Editor In the last year of a school’s charter term, the school may apply for charter renewal. The State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) charter renewal process is data-driven, meaning staff and commissioners consider the performance track record of the school as measured by the SCSC Comprehensive Performance Framework (CPF) and whether the […]

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Trump promised that he would not cut spending to the more vulnerable Americans.

President proposes to slash Medicare, Medicaid

Both on the campaign trail and in the White House—Trump promised that he would not cut spending to the more vulnerable Americans. Medicaid provides health care for poorer Americans, and Medicare provides health care for the elderly. By Dena Bunis, AARP, March 12, 2019 Headlines and social media posts this week have alarmingly described the […]

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Speaker David Ralston

Speaker Ralston Announces Passage of Heartbeat Bill (HB 481)

ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) announced Friday (March 8) that the House of Representatives passed House Bill 481, commonly referred to as the “Heartbeat Bill,” on Thursday, March 7. The legislation is officially titled the “Living Infants Fairness and Equality” (LIFE) Act. “I am proud that the House acted in a deliberate way […]

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Trump administration asks DOD to house up to 5,000 migrant kids

Trump administration asks DOD to house up to 5,000 migrant kids

By Ellen Mitchell, THE HILL – Reprinted with Permission The administration of US President Donald Trump has asked the Department of Defense (DOD) to prepare to house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children amid what it calls a mounting “crisis” at the US-Mexico border, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Department of Health and Human Services […]

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First Lady Marty Kemp Pet Adoption Day

First Lady Marty Kemp To Host Pet Adoption Day at Governor’s Mansion

Atlanta, GA – On Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion, First Lady Marty Kemp will host a pet adoption day for rescue cats and dogs. Mrs. Kemp has partnered with Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, and several humane societies, animal shelters, and pet rescues across the state to find […]

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Speaker David Ralston

Fannin County GOP Convention elects officers, hears update from Speaker David Ralston

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Fannin County Republican Party met Saturday, March 9 with Mass Precinct meetings beginning at 9 a.m., and the County Convention at 10 a.m. Thirty-two party-faithful braved the wet weather to meet with other voters in their precincts, elect a chairperson and secretary then attend the Convention where business was conducted. […]

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Five indicted for murder, conspiracy in McKinney shooting death

By Elaine Owen, Editor Five people have been indicted on a variety of charges in the Dec. 4, 2018, murder of Justin McKinney and shooting of Anna Franklin, both of Morganton. Those indicted include Stephan Blake Dickey aka Blake Dye, Hunter Nicholas Hill and Dalton Levi Manuel, all juveniles, along with Kevin Jack Chamaty and […]

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