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After Two-and-a-Half Years, Two Fannin Educators Publish in Science Journal

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer After two-and-a-half years, two educators achieved special recognition June 9, 2019 when they were notified they would be published in the Science and Children Journal. Katy Roberson, first grade teacher at West Fannin Elementary School (WFES) and Jocelyn Miller, former high school biology teacher and parent of children who […]

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Collins Expected to Try Ousting New GA Senator in GOP Battle

By Jeff Amy and Alan Fram, Associated Press / U.S. News & World Report ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, an ardent ally of President Donald Trump and vocal opponent of his impeachment, is expected to announce he will challenge fellow Republican and newly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler for her seat this year, a […]

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Pentagon Says 34 U.S. Troops Suffered Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike

NPR Eight U.S. troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) arrived in the U.S. on Friday, according to Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman. Hoffman said those troops are among a total of 34 American service members diagnosed with TBI after the al Asad airbase where they were stationed in Iraq was hit by missiles fired by […]

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House Impeachment Managers Gird for Uphill Battle In Senate Trial

By Alana Abramson, Time.com (REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION) Over the weekend, House impeachment managers huddled in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in the heart of the Capitol, hammering out the strategy to make their case against President Donald Trump on the Senate floor on Wednesday. They honed and filed documents arguing why their colleagues in Congress […]

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Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

In a press briefing Friday (Jan. 24), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago. The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s. She is in isolation at a hospital in Chicago, and is in stable condition. The […]

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Is Whitepath the Answer for New Library?

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Fannin County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chairman Stan Helton, Post I Earl Johnson and Post II Glenn Patterson, met with Claudia Gibson, Interim Director of Mountain Regional Library Board, along with several members of the Fannin County Library Board at a Special Called Meeting Thursday, January 23. Helton […]

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Trump Unveils Logo for New United States Space Force

By Associated Press 7:38 p.m. EST January 24, 2020 (WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon’s new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek‘s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity. President Donald Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white […]

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Blue Ridge to Host Town Hall Meetings on Parking Feb. 5

The City of Blue Ridge, along with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), will host two town hall meetings on parking Wednesday, Feb. 5. Parking, rezoning requests, crosswalks and replacement of retaining walls were among issues the Blue Ridge City Council discussed and approved Jan. 14 at their monthly meeting. DDA President Cesar Martinez and Mayor […]

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Social Security COLA increase 1.6 percent for 2020

The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2020 is 1.6%, the Social Security Administration announced. The COLA, which went into effect in January, is down from the 2.8% COLA increase retirees and other beneficiaries received at the start of 2019. What Is a Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment? The Social Security Administration (SSA) is required by […]

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Trump Is Rushing to Make His Border Wall Look Like a Success Before November

By Zak Cheney-Rice, The Intelligencer Before Donald Trump announced his ultimately successful run for president in 2015, he was a blowhard real-estate magnate turned reality-TV host who couldn’t remember basic talking points about his own nascent campaign. Advisers knew he needed help, so in order to keep him on message regarding a key feature of […]

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