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GM workers across the country walked out at midnight Monday.

Massive Strike hits General Motors as 46,000 Workers Walk Off

HuffPost – REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION General Motors workers across the country walked out of plants at midnight Monday as the largest U.S. auto strike in more than a decade got underway. The United Auto Workers called for the work stoppage after the union failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement covering some 46,000 workers […]

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Chairman Stan Helton and Forest Supervisor Betty Jewett.

Former U.S. Forest Service Toccoa Work Center Transferred to Fannin County Schools

The U.S. Forest Service announced the sale and transfer of property formerly used as a work center by the old Toccoa Ranger District Sept. 13. The work center site became excess several years ago due to district consolidations. The disposal of the work center site, which consists of approximately 38 acres of land and 4 […]

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Mayor proclaims October 3–7 Vietnam Traveling Wall Days in Blue Ridge

PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, The Vietnam Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War; and WHEREAS, The Vietnam Traveling Memorial was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who otherwise may not be […]

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This photo shows destruction from Hurricane Dorian at Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco Island, the Bahamas, Sept. 4, 2019.

Hurricane Dorian’s destruction of the Bahamas

The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas could cost “hundreds of millions, if not billions” of dollars to repair, according to the deputy prime minister, as aerial images showed whole neighborhoods destroyed. With at least seven reported dead and scores more still missing, helicopters operated by the U.S. Coast Guard among others were […]

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Maine Poised To Be First State To Use Ranked Choice Voting In A Presidential Election

Maine Poised To Be First State To Use Ranked Choice Voting In A Presidential Election

The process, which allows voters to rank multiple candidates, will be in effect for the 2020 general election, but not the primary. By Sam Levine, HuffPost Maine will be the first state in the country to use ranked choice voting to choose a president, the state’s governor announced Friday. Under the new system, voters will […]

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Red Flag Laws Explained to Mountain Patriots

Red Flag Laws Explained to Mountain Patriots

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Over fifty people attended the September 5 Mountain Patriots meeting in the Fannin County Senior Center. A light meal was provided. Sheriff Dane Kirby said Chairman Lane Bishop asked him to speak to the group about Red Flag Laws and Kirby replied, “Lane, I don’t know a thing […]

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FDA warns Juul for marketing with unproven safety claims

FDA warns Juul for marketing with unproven safety claims

By Elaine Owen, Editor U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned e-cigarette maker Juul Monday (Sept. 9) to stop marketing its vapes as much safer than other tobacco products without sufficient evidence this is true. Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said in a news release, “Juul has ignored the law, and very concerningly, has made […]

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Guest speaker Sarah Rogers sent a message on the importance of knowing, standing up for and sharing your beliefs in God

Message of 9-1-1: Remember the fallen, move forward as Christians and don’t forget those who gave their lives for our nation

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer As the bell tolled last Saturday afternoon in remembrance of all those who fell 18 years ago at the World Trade Center Towers giving aid to the injured, the silence was deafening. The 11th Annual Regional 9/11 Awake America Prayer and Memorial Service sent a message of “I believe” […]

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Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

Anne Branigin, Associated Press/NPR The Department of Homeland Security informed Congress last week (AUG 29) that it will reallocate $271 million from its budget, including disaster aid, to the U.S.-Mexico border to support the Trump administration’s stringent immigration policies. DHS confirmed the transfer at the height of hurricane season in the Atlantic; as I write […]

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Ex-Pentagon Chief Mattis Says Bitter Politics Threaten US

Ex-Pentagon Chief Mattis Says Bitter Politics Threaten US

BY ROBERT BURNS, AP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning that bitter political divisions threaten American society, saying he views “tribalism” as a greater risk to the nation’s future than foreign adversaries. The retired Marine general, who resigned in December 2018 in a policy dispute with President Donald Trump, said he […]

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