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Fannin County High School FCCLA Advances to State Competition

By Lauren Owenby, FCHS Family and Consumer Sciences, Early Childhood Education Pathway, Nutrition and Food Science Pathway, FCCLA Advisor Fannin County High School FCCLA participated in Region STAR Event Competitions on Saturday, February 9 at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Combined, the students participated in 9 competitive events. (Listed Below) All students scored in […]

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A new barrier is built along the Texas-Mexico border near downtown El Paso. (AP IMAGE)

The government is set to shut down again Friday. Here are ways this week could end

Why the government could be headed for another shutdown The Fix’s Colby Itkowitz analyzes four possible scenarios as congressional negotiators work to avoid a second government shutdown in 2019. (Reprinted with Permission – The Washington Post) February 11 at 11:29 P.M. At the end of last week, the congressional negotiators tasked with averting another painful […]

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President Trump

Donald Trump is facing a dilemma that could define his presidency

By Brian Bennett, TIME The State of the Union speech is one of the most extravagant portraits of American power. Replete with pageantry, tens of millions of television viewers, a chamber crammed with dignitaries and Donald Trump at the center of the shot–is it any wonder the annual address is one of the few Washington […]

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Ga Rep. Doug Collins

Collins highlights three immigration loopholes that must be closed

“The most urgent problems with American border policy are also some of the simplest to correct — even the Trump and Obama Administrations share common ground here.” WASHINGTON — In President Trump’s State of the Union message, he called on Congress to address the crisis at the southern border by “closing loopholes” that lead to […]

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Georgia Dept of Public Health

Where do our tobacco settlement dollars go?

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News – Reprinted with Permission Twenty years ago, Georgia and 45 other states reached an agreement with tobacco companies that settled all future claims against the firms about smoking. A major goal of the pact was to reduce cigarette smoking in the nation. The Master Settlement Agreement has provided Georgia […]

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Secretary of State opens potential voter fraud investigation

(ATLANTA) — Following a series of accusations related to the race for House District 28, The Secretary of State’s Investigations Division is continuing to pursue an ongoing investigation into potential instances of voter fraud. “Eliminating voter fraud is essential to strengthening the integrity of Georgia’s elections, which is why I am committed to fighting against […]

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Stacey Abrams delivers Democrat response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address.

Stacey Abrams: I don’t want Trump to fail, but ‘we need him to tell the truth’

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Stacey Abrams stepped onto the biggest stage of her political career Tuesday and accused President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans of abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. The Georgia Democrat introduced herself to the nation months after narrowly losing her bid to become America’s first black female governor. […]

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Russian Trolls Release Fake Dirt on Robert Mueller

Evidence that was reportedly shared only with lawyers representing Russia’s Internet Research Agency was altered in a bid to “discredit the investigation,” Mueller warns. Kevin Poulsen, THE DAILY BEAST Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case against Russian trolls accused of sowing disinformation to sway the 2016 election has itself fallen victim to what appears to be […]

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President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Trump’s appeals for bipartisanship in his State of […]

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks back to his office after a vote January 28, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate backs McConnell’s rebuke of Trump’s military drawdown plans in Syria, Afghanistan

By Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post The vast majority of Senate Republicans backed Majority Leader Mitch Mc- Connell on Thursday (Jan. 31) in a rebuke of President Trump’s rationale for withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan, voting to declare that the Islamic State’s continued operations in both countries poses a serious threat to the United […]

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