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Education Board deals with promotions and transfers, updates to policy manual, annual retreat and other matters

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Monday, Jan. 13 West Fannin Elementary School opened under new leadership, with Alison Danner as principal. The Fannin County Board of Education met Jan. 7 unanimously agreeing to hire Danner for the new position as well as reviewing a number of suggested policy updates and their schedule for the […]

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House Speaker honors Rep. Jay Powell

On the first day of the 2020 legislative session, House Speaker David Ralston honored former Rep. Jay Powell. Powell, 67, was Chairman of the House Rules Committee. He died Nov. 26, 2019 after collapsing at a GOP leadership caucus retreat. Ralston said Powell loved the Georgia House of Representatives. “He regarded it as a place […]

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The UK threatens to abandon its alliance with Trump

Adam Bienkov, Business Insider The UK threatens to tear up its defense alliance with the US after Trump’s Iran crisis triggers a rupture between the two countries. UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace says that the UK is looking to forge stronger alliances with other international partners which share its priorities. He says the US risks […]

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Tornado Touches Down Saturday in Cooper Creek Area

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Reporter –A Personal Experience– Thousands remained without power days after storms ravaged the North Georgia area, blasting through Cooper Creek Saturday evening, Jan. 11. Fire Station 9 Captain Melvin Turner and Justin Turner with the Fannin County Sheriff’s Department joined by neighbors Sam and Connie Miller assessed damages Saturday evening […]

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Impeachment Standoff Could Be Coming to a Close

BY ALANA ABRAMSON , PHILIP ELLIOTT AND MOLLY BALL, TIME ‘He Gave Us No Choice.’ Nancy Pelosi Opens Debate on Trump’s Articles of Impeachment Before Vote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off the debate on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying he “gave us no choice” but to charge him […]

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Ralston says Let Georgians Vote on Gambling

By Elaine Owen, Editor Georgia’s annual legislative session began Monday (Jan. 13). Speaking to news media last Thursday (Jan. 9) House Speaker David Ralston says voters should decide whether to expand gambling in Georgia, a major topic for state lawmakers during this year’s legislative session. Ralston signaled a willingness for the General Assembly to put […]

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Exclusive: Drugmakers from Pfizer to GSK to hike U.S. prices on over 200 drugs

REUTERS NEWS NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drugmakers including Pfizer Inc (PFE.N), GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK.L) and Sanofi SA (SASY.PA) are planning to hike U.S. list prices on more than 200 drugs in the United States on Wednesday, according to drugmakers and data analyzed by healthcare research firm 3 Axis Advisors. Nearly all of the price increases […]

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10 Notable Rulings by the Georgia Supreme Court in 2019

Georgia’s justices addressed a wide array of litigation during the year, occasionally offering advice to lawmakers, prosecutors and litigators and admitting that they themselves had gotten it wrong sometimes. By Greg Land | Daily Report (REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION) As it prepared to leave its marble home of more than 60 years for posh new digs, […]

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Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Chanting ‘Death to America’

President Trump blamed Iran after demonstrators breached the compound’s outer wall. Tensions are high after American airstrikes killed members of an Iran-backed militia. By Falih Hassan, Ben Hubbard and Alissa J. Rubin (Reprinted With Permission) BAGHDAD — Protesters broke into the heavily guarded compound of the United States Embassy in Baghdad Tuesday (Dec. 31) and […]

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Islamist Militant Group al Shabaab Attacks Kenya Base Used by Kenyan, US Forces

SUN, JAN 5 REUTERS NEWS KEY POINTS ● Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group attacked a military base in Kenya Sunday, Jan. 5. ● The base is used by both U.S. and Kenyan forces and published pictures of masked gunmen standing next to an aircraft in flames. ● U.S. Africa Command confirmed an attack on the […]

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