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Navy veteran one of last survivors of USS Arizona

Pearl Harbor survivor Donald G. Stratton is 97 and lives in Colorado Springs. He is one of three living survivors of the USS Arizona. After 98-year-old Lauren Bruner‘s September death, only three people who were on the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, during Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, remain alive. On Saturday (Dec. 7), […]

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Fannin County Remembers Pearl Harbor

By Elaine Owen, Editor On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the American Army and Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. The attack came as a surprise to the American Army and Navy and lead to great losses of life and equipment. More than 2000 American citizens were killed […]

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SLF Statement on Kelly Loeffler’s Appointment to the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, DC – The Senate Leadership Fund released the following statement after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced he will appoint businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Johnny Isakson: “Governor Kemp’s selection of Kelly Loeffler to serve as Georgia’s next Senator is historic. As a successful businesswoman, Loeffler will join […]

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Trump Administration Finalizes First Food Benefit Cut

By Arthur Delaney, HuffPost News Hundreds of thousands of Americans could lose access to food benefits under a policy change the Trump administration finalized on Wednesday. Republicans call it a “work requirement,” but most people affected by the change will simply lose their food benefits. It’s the first of three big changes to the Supplemental […]

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White House Counsel Pat Cipollone

White House tells Dems it won’t cooperate with Judiciary impeachment hearings

Top lawyer tells Congress to end proceedings By John T. Bennett White House Counsel Pat Cipollone signaled to House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler Friday (Dec. 6) that President Donald Trump will not have his attorneys take part in his panel’s remaining impeachment hearings. “As you know, your impeachment inquiry is completely baseless and has violated […]

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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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