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Reward offered for Chattahoochee fish kill information

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Suches, Georgia — In the early hours of June 4, the main water line to the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery was cut off, killing about 52,000 trout worth $62,000. The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The hatchery’s friends group is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest […]

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Georgia Hiking Trails

$4 Million in Trail Grants Awarded for Recreation in Georgia

USFS Blue Ridge Ranger District OHV awarded $199,998 for Maintenance ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the award of 19 new grant recipients totaling $3.2 million for trails around the state. The selected projects will provide new outdoor recreation opportunities for a variety of trail user groups. A total of […]

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Worst flu season

Flu season has left a trail of deaths, and perhaps a few lessons

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News ~~ Dr. Hany Atallah of Grady Memorial Hospital saw a patient Monday who had flu symptoms. This possible flu sufferer—who also happened to be a Grady employee — showed that the disease can still appear, weeks after it reached its peak. Still, for Atallah, Grady’s chief of emergency medicine, […]

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Walmart is bringing its online grocery delivery service to 100 cities

America’s largest grocery retailer is taking a major leap into the home delivery space. On Tuesday, Walmart announced that it plans to expand its online delivery service to 100 metro areas by the end of 2018. To compete with the likes of Amazon, personal shoppers will pack up digital orders in store and the company […]

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Prescription needed to fight flu getting expensive, harder to find, doctors say

ATLANTA – Getting critical medicine to fight the flu is becoming more difficult. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread flu activity in 49 states, including Georgia. So far, 12 people in Georgia have died and more than 400 have been hospitalized. On Wednesday, Jan. 24, doctors at Peachtree Immediate Medical […]

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Flu Activity

Widespread Flu in Georgia

Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Flu ~~ ATLANTA – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer! Flu is widespread in Georgia, and more than three hundred individuals have been hospitalized with flu-related illness. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed four flu-related deaths so […]

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Feds announce 120,000 Georgians signed up for 2018 exchange

~~~ By Andy Miller, CEO Georgia Health News ~~~ Almost 120,000 Georgians have signed up for 2018 coverage in the state insurance exchange, federal officials announced Wednesday. The announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave the first state-by-state breakdown of sign-ups over three weeks of enrollment in the 39 states that […]

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What next for Copper Basin Medical Center?

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ Copper Basin Medical Center (CBMC) has served the Copper Basin and the surrounding east Polk County communities of Copperhill, Ducktown, Turtletown (TN) and McCaysville (GA) for more than 60 years. Originally built in 1954 with donations from area copper miners and their own labor, CBMC grew into a vital part […]

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Special message from Supt. of Schools Michael Gwatney to Fannin County Parents/Guardians

An epic event will occur in Fannin County on Monday, Aug.t 21. There will be a total solar eclipse! Beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m. that day, the sun will gradually be blocked by the moon. As the afternoon progresses, the sky will gradually become darker until approximately 2:30 p.m. when “totality” – the point where […]

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Lungevity: Shining light on the invisible disease

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ There are some things you don’t forget; your wedding day; the birth of your child; and when the doctor tells you that you have terminal cancer. Melissa Lillard was thrust into the latter situation in 2011, when she was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. A third generation member of […]

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