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Northwest Georgia posts record in September

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Northwest Georgia region dropped its unemployment rate in September to a new record low. At the same time, the annual and monthly numbers for labor force and employed residents increased in September for the 15-county area, preliminary numbers show. “Georgia had an amazing month in September,” […]

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Veterans more likely to be targeted by sophisticated financial scams

Military Times WASHINGTON — Veteran LaVerne Foreman believed he was helping fellow service members at risk of suicide, but a fake veterans’ aid fund was taking his money and diverting it robbing him of the much-needed financial means instead. “I am proud to be a veteran,” Foreman, 82-year-old Army and Air Force vet from Herndon, […]

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Telemarketers Still Have Your Phone Ringing? You Can Fight Back.

AARP Fraud Watch Network How It Works • The Federal Trade Commission manages the National Do Not Call Registry, 1‑888‑382‑1222, which is intended to stop unwanted sales calls; it’s free, and you can add all of your numbers to it. • Your registration does not expire. • Legitimate companies are not permitted to call you […]

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President Trump awards Medal of Honor to Master Sgt. Matthew Williams

By Kyle Rempfer, Army Times President Donald J. Trump awarded the nation’s highest combat medal to Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams during a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday (Oct. 30). Williams, a Green Beret weapons sergeant from 3rd Special Forces Group, was presented the award for his actions “going above and beyond the […]

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A Judge Ruled Eight Years Of Trump’s Tax Returns Must Be Turned Over To A Grand Jury

In a ruling Nov. 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied President Donald Trump’s request for a preliminary injunction protecting him from a grand jury subpoena for his tax returns W A S H I N G T O N — President Donald Trump’s accounting firm must turn over eight years […]

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Dale Dyer tells Fannin Middle School about his Army Air Corps Adventures

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer In a unique display of honor, Fannin County Middle School ushered in its Veteran guests Nov. 8, paying honor to those no longer with us, soldiers who fought as far back as the War of 1812, to present day battles at their annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Special guest speaker […]

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Remembering Our Veterans section of the Fannin Sentinel

~Remembering Our Veterans~ Bonus

In honor of all Veterans near and far, the Fannin Sentinel offers this special section to our readers for this Veterans weekend & Holiday. We hope you enjoy it. Veterans Section

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What to Know About Social Security Changes for 2020

Here’s what’s happening with your benefits next year Monthly benefits will increase Social Security recipients will get a 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in their monthly benefits starting in January. The average individual retired Social Security beneficiary is expected to see a monthly benefit jump from $1,479 to $1,503, an increase of roughly $24 per […]

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New Voting Machines Ready For Residents to Try

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer New voting machines are showing up all over Georgia in preparation for the 2020 election. These machines are designed to print a paper receipt of your ballot to be stored in case of machine failure. Many residents are happy to have the ability to print out the votes, […]

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White House Official Who Listened To Trump Call Says Readout Had Key Omissions

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman told House lawmakers he was deeply concerned by the call between Trump and the leader of Ukraine. By Nick Visser, HUFFPOST (Reprinted With Permission) Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the first person to testify as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry who personally listened in on Trump’s July 25 call with the […]

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