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Tom and Maureen Escott escorted Grand Marshals Elaine and Jim Owen in the July 4 Old Timers parade through downtown Blue Ridge. They were among the more than 62 participants in this year’s event.

Blue Ridge celebrates America’s birthday in grand style

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Dozens of parade participants and onlookers gathered July 4 in downtown Blue Ridge to celebrate the United States of America’s 243rd birthday in true red, white and blue fashion. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association (BRBA), the parade kicked off the July 4 weekend with almost 50 entries […]

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Agr Sec Sonny Perdue

Agriculture secretary says Farmers ‘are one of the casualties’ of Trump’s trade war

By Katie Lobosco and Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledged this week that farmers are getting hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade war, but expressed optimism that a deal would be struck with China by the end of the year. American farmers “are one of the casualties here with trade disruption,” Perdue told […]

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Celebrating Independence Day

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations go back to the 18th century and the American Revolutiony. Fannin County and surrounding areas will kick off 2019 events celebrating our country’s Independence with fireworks, pancake breakfast, Miners Homecoming festivities, parades and lots more. The following event schedule can help guide […]

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New Georgia Laws 2019

New laws go into effect July 1 in Georgia

By Elaine Owen, Editor Governor Brian Kemp signed 21 bills into law April 15 to take effect July 1. These laws cover issues from human trafficking to flag displays. Here is a summary of some of those laws that take effect July 1: HB 25 will provide military service members civil relief concerning certain contractual […]

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Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller to testify before House Judiciary, House Intel Committees

FROM AP NEWS REPORTS Robert Mueller agreed Tuesday (June 25) to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee in an open session. The special counsel is set to appear before both committees in separate but back-to-back hearings on Wednesday, July 17, according to Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who […]

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Following the ‘three-second rule’ saves lives, Scearce and Scherer tell Kiwanians

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer “Buckle-up, allow three seconds between vehicles and arrive safe” was the message that Blue Ridge Police Chief Johnny Scearce and Program Supporter Ron Scherer gave to the Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge June 24 during their weekly meeting. Scherer, a volunteer firefighter and supporter of the “Drive the Three-Second […]

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July 4th

Independence Day and America’s Birthday

By Elaine Owen, Editor Independence Day is a national holiday in the United States, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At that time, the United States consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England’s King George III. There was growing unrest […]

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Governor Brian Kemp

Gov. Kemp makes first trip to South Korea to lure business to Georgia

PRESS RELEASE SEOUL, South Korea — Governor Brian Kemp is in South Korea for his first international trip in office to try and lure more business from the county to Georgia. Kemp posted about the visit– which was covered in a front-page spread in English-language newspaper Korea JoongAng Daily- on Sunday (June 23). “Governor Kemp […]

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President Donald Trump

NYT publisher: Trump crossed ‘dangerous line’ in accusing outlet of ‘treason’

AP REPORT New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger slammed President Trump for accusing his paper of committing “treason” in an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal late Wednesday. Sulzberger wrote that Trump’s attack crossed “a dangerous line” in his “campaign against a free and independent press.” “He’s gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting […]

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Office of Attorney General Chris Carr

Carr: U.S. Supreme Court Rules World War I Veterans Memorial Cross Can Stay

ATLANTA, GA – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the presence of a World War I memorial cross on public land in Maryland does not violate the Establishment Clause, and that in fact, destroying the nearly century-old memorial “would not be neutral and would not further the ideals of respect and tolerance embodied in […]

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