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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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Chief Appraiser Dawn Cochran

Board of Assessors remind Taxpayers April 1 deadline approaching

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Chief Appraiser Dawn Cochran reminded the media at the March 8 meeting that April 1 is the deadline for filing tax exemptions with the Tax Assessors Office. These include Homestead, Forest Land Preservation, Soil Conservation and Historic property. Tax returns are also due for Personal Property tax such […]

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Georgia Bureau of Investigaton

GBI and Fannin County Sheriff’s Office Investigate Double Murder

Monday, March 4, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Fannin County Sheriff to assist in the investigation of a double murder occurring at 300 Underwood Road, Apartment 3A, Morganton, Fannin County, GA. The initial investigation revealed that Fannin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call of shots fired at […]

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Today is Crossover Day in Georgia

By Elaine Owen, Editor Crossover Day for the state legislature is Thursday, March 7 this year. It is one of the busiest days for lawmakers and they often remain in session late into the night and early morning hours. So, what exactly is Crossover Day, you ask? Read on. 40 Days: Unlike Congress, which meets […]

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U. S. Treasury

CBO says Treasury could run out of money

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says the Treasury Department could run out of money to pay the nation’s bills by the end of September unless Congress takes action. The report released Tuesday (Feb. 26) cautioned if that happened, it could cause financial havoc and devastate the global economy. The U.S. government […]

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Bipartisan background check

Bill expanding background checks on gun sales passes House

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said “It’s at best a side step and may actually be a step backward.” The House approved major background checks legislation championed by Democrats on Wednesday (Feb. 27), but not before House Republicans secured a significant victory by amending the bill at the last second. The 240-190 vote marks the most […]

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