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World War II Veteran, Local Historian Dale Dyer Celebrates 100th Birthday

Soon-to-be centenarian Dale Dyer celebrated his 100th birthday Nov. 30 with family, friends and community members at the First Baptist Church Youth Center. Dozens of well-wishers flowed in throughout the three hour celebration greeting Dyer and his friend James Watkins who share a birth date of Dec. 8. Dozens of accolades were on display where […]

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County Budget Vote Postponed

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer The Board of Commissioners met for a budget hearing Tuesday, Nov. 26 before the normally scheduled board meeting. All three commissioners were in attendance. Chairman Stan Helton said, “Let’s go over some of the highlights. The grand total revenues that we are proposing, total budget is $28,564,665. For […]

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Trump Awards Conan the Hero Special Forces Dog a Medal at the White House

By Gina Harkins, Military.com President Donald Trump met on Monday (Nov. 25) with special operators who took down the former head of the Islamic State group at the White House and awarded a medal to the military working dog who was injured in the operation. Conan, a Belgian Malinois assigned to 1st Special Forces Operational […]

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First lady Melania Trump loudly booed at opioid event

AP NEWS First lady Melania Trump was greeted with resounding boos at an opioid awareness event in Baltimore Tuesday, Nov. 26. That reception came on the same day that her husband, President Donald Trump, donated his salary for the third quarter of the year to combat the opioid crisis. The crisis has been blamed for […]

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Light Up Blue Ridge Celebrates 20 Years of Holiday Cheer

By Bree Collar, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Thousands flowed into downtown Blue Ridge this past weekend celebrating the 20th annual Light Up Blue Ridge festivities. The annual kickoff celebration to the holiday season began Nov. 29 with Blue Friday where downtown merchants offered special discounts for the Christmas season along with entertainment and town wide […]

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Financial Report a Bone of Contention at Board of Commissioners Meeting

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Fannin County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Nov. 26. Chief Financial Officer Robin Gazaway presented the monthly financial statements. Tensions between her and Post I Commissioner Earl Johnson in the earlier held budget hearing seemed to spill over into the regular meeting. One slide showed $732.476 which Gazaway […]

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U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea, angering China

By Idrees Ali, Reuters News WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension between the world’s two largest economies. The busy waterway is one of […]

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Report: Kemp resisting pressure from Trump on Senate appointment

Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is resisting pressure from President Trump on who to appoint to an interim U.S. Senate post, according to people familiar with the selection process, The Wall Street Journal reports. In recent days, the president has spoken to Kemp at least twice — once face-to-face in Atlanta and once on the […]

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North Korea say US offered to resume nuke talks in December

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press, Military Times SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday (Nov. 21) said the United States has proposed a resumption of stalled nuclear negotiations in December as they approach an end-of-year deadline set by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the Trump administration to offer an acceptable deal […]

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The Splendor and Excitement of Colonial Life Returns with the Opening of Inola Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The magic of Christmas starts later this at Inola Blue Ridge with a myriad of activities brightening the holiday season starting Friday, Nov. 29 and running through Sunday, Jan. 5. Developer Rick Skelton and Susie Council in sales and marketing, both serve as town founders renovating, reengineering and redesigning […]

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