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Wildfires on the rise in Georgia

Georgia Forestry Commission Hot temperatures and low rainfall are pushing up wildfire activity in Georgia. The Georgia Forestry Commission is urging people to be extremely cautious about the use of fire outdoors, especially with campfires and outdoor cooking devices. “The wet spring spawned a lot of vegetative growth,” said Georgia Forestry Commission Chief of Protection […]

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China tariffs

Who pays for US tariffs on Chinese goods? You do

Tariffs are “paid for mostly by China, by the way, not by us.” — Donald Trump on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 in remarks at the White House By Louis Jacobson — PolitFACT As President Donald Trump has upped the ante in his tariff war with China, he’s consistently argued that consumers shouldn’t be worried. Trump […]

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Georgians First Commission Launches Website, Seeks Public Input

Atlanta, GA – The Georgians First Commission recently launched its website to hear directly from the public about burdensome regulations, fees, and taxes that negatively impact Georgia’s small business environment. “The Georgians First Commission is working hard to tackle the challenges affecting entrepreneurs and job creators across our state. Together, we are committed to making […]

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Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller reiterates Investigation did NOT exonerate Trump

By Elaine Owen (from Press Conference reading full transcript) Wednesday, May 29, Robert Mueller faced the nation, encouraging Americans to read his Special Counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. He reiterated his office’s position that, while President Donald Trump could not be charged with a crime while in office, that does not […]

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Xi Jinping, President of China.

Chinese State Media Cautions U.S. as Trade War Heats Up: ‘Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You’

The People’s Daily used the ominous phrase on Wednesday (May 29) — an expression historically used by the paper before wars and major conflicts. By Dominique Mosbergen, HUFFPOST (Reprinted with Permission) As the ongoing trade war between the United States and China continues to heat up, Chinese state media has issued a cautionary message to […]

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Fannin County WW II Veterans Robert Brown and Dale Dyer.

The soldiers of D-Day left an inheritance

By Elaine Owen, Editor Imagine. One day that changed every day since. There aren’t many such days in human history–but June 6, 1944 was one of them. That day, the beginning of the end of the worst and costliest conflicts of all time began. It was called Operation Overlord. D-Day. And the United States played […]

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Plein Air Artist Joe Basco set up in the downtown Blue Ridge Park to paint different scenes during the annual Spring Arts in the Park Festival.

43rd Annual Spring Arts in the Park brings thousands to Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The 43rd annual Spring Arts in the Park took place this past weekend May 25 through 26 with sunny skies and thousands pouring into downtown Blue Ridge. Over 200 artists, craftsman and food vendors filled the area with a celebration and kickoff of the weekend festival by Boy Scout […]

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President Trump

Donald Trump wants exceptions for rape, incest in abortion laws

President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro- Life” in a several tweets late Saturday night (May 18) while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states. “As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the […]

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Televangelist Pat Robertson says Alabama abortion law has gone too far

By Elaine Owen, Editor Longtime televangelist Pat Robertson, who opposes abortion, criticized Alabama’s near-total abortion ban that on Wednesday (May 15) became the nation’s most restrictive and one expected to face legal challenge. “I think Alabama has gone too far,” Robertson said Wednesday on “The 700 Club” before the bill was signed into law by […]

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Senator David Perdue takes action to crack down on illegal robocall scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to crack down on predatory robocalls. The Senator joined colleagues in passing an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that would help identify and penalize scammers, as well as give federal agencies and state attorneys general the tools they need to enforce the laws on the books […]

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