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Vietnam Traveling Wall 8-page Special

Vietnam Traveling Wall link A special section to this week’s Fannin Sentinel with stories from: Asa Dockery Stan Helton Jay Hughes Tom Jordan David Ralston …………..2 Steve Gooch………………3 George Nelson…………..4 William A. Robinson……5 Rick White……………….6 Stories from The Wall……7 Once In A Lifetime………8 Read, Download, Share these heart-warming stories that honor our Vietnam War Heroes. […]

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Readmission penalties for Medicare patients hitting dozens of Georgia hospitals

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News A Medicare initiative aimed at reducing readmissions of discharged patients is penalizing 88 percent of Georgia hospitals evaluated in the program. That’s a slightly higher percentage than the national average of 83 percent of hospitals penalized in the readmission program. The cuts in payments come as Medicare continues its […]

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Georgia Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death In Vaping Illness Outbreak

Georgia Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death In Vaping Illness Outbreak

BY SAM WHITEHEAD, Georgia Health News The CDC reports that more than 1,000 lung injury cases have been tied to e-cigarettes and vaping products. Another person has died from a vaping-related illness, as reported by Georgia health officials. This is the second death in the state tied to a nationwide outbreak of lung illness in […]

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Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2020 is 1.6

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced a slight rise in monthly benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. The October 10 announcement of the 1.6 percent hike in benefits is in line with what most Social Security watchers expected. Social Security Cost-of-Living Raise for 2020 The SSA […]

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Local authors, from left, Connie White, Kathy Williams, Kathy Thompson and Brent Warburg set up in front of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Fannin County Courthouse at the ninth annual Arts in the Park to share their love of words in the books they have written.

Fall Arts in the Park brings thousands to Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The ninth annual Fall Arts in the Park festival flooded downtown Blue Ridge Oct. 12 and 13 with thousands coming to see the 140 vendors who support the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Executive Director Nichole Potzauf said this year’s Fall Festival had record-setting attendance with preliminary numbers estimated […]

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Family Matters

Are your kids listening to you?

FAMILY MATTERS By Mary Migliaro, M.Ed., Educator and Parent Mentor In their book, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk, authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish take readers through important techniques parents can use to ensure good communication with their children. These internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents […]

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The US has ramped up its air campaign in Afghanistan to highest level in nine years

By Shawn Snow, Military Times OCTOBER 9, 2019. As peace negotiations between the Taliban and U.S. unraveled, the U.S. dramatically ramped up its air campaign against militants in Afghanistan. According to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, U.S. aircraft dropped 948 munitions in Afghanistan during the month of September. That’s the highest number of munitions dropped […]

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Sexual Preference Discrimination Discussed

Sexual Preference Discrimination Discussed

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Fannin County Democrats met October 7 in the Senior Center. Vice Chair Connie Galloway was the guest speaker. Galloway introduced her spouse, Dixie Carter and stated they had been together over 19 years. Galloway played a video she made in 2015 explaining how she was fired because of […]

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General Electric freezing pension plan for 20,000 of its U.S. employees

By Tomi Kilgore, MarketWatch (Reprinted with permission) General Electric is freezing the pensions of 20,000 U.S. salaried workers to reduce billions in future pension obligations and trim debt. About 700 employees in its supplemental pension program, geared toward executives, will also have their pension benefits frozen. The company said the change won’t impact already retired […]

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President Donald Trump

Trump’s Executive Order on Medicare: Brainstorm Health

By Sy Mukherjee, Brainstorm Health-Fortune (Reprinted with Permission) The Trump administration made a pretty significant move today (Oct. 3) on health care policy—President Trump issued an executive order on Medicare aiming to further privatize the public program, which covers some 60 million elderly and disabled Americans. To be clear, Medicare already contains a significant private […]

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