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BRES announces Kids Heart Challenge Winners

By Holly Ross, BRES Parent Liaison Congratulations to our top three Kids Heart Challenge fundraisers. Austin Prieto (left) raised $340.00. Cooper Patterson (middle) raised $1,050.00. Annabelle Ward (right) raised $370.00. They are pictured with Mrs. Minear, Blue Ridge Elementary PE coach. In total, our students raised $3.484.30 for Kids Heart Challenge which supports the American […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

By Elaine Owen, Editor It’s early Sunday morning, four days before Thanksgiving, and I am reminded of a Thanksgiving message I treasure that I would like to share with you. It was Abraham Lincoln who, in the midst of the Civil War, established the annual celebration of Thanksgiving. Lincoln had learned how important it is […]

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Senator David Perdue: Gridlock Is Endangering The Country

“We cannot take our voluntary force for granted. We have to take care of our people in uniform.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined his colleagues in speaking on the Senate floor to underscore the need for consistent defense funding and encourage bipartisan support […]

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Trump Heads to Supreme Court for Second Time Over Tax Records

By Andrew M Harris For the second time in less than a week President Donald Trump said he’ll go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal court rulings threatening to expose his tax records. An 11-judge panel of the appeals court in Washington on Wednesday (Nov. 13) rejected the president’s request that it reconsider a […]

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Street Performers Downtown Raise Concerns Among Business Owners

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Concerns of activity on sidewalks and conditions of a city street came from Blue Ridge residents Nov. 12 at the monthly Blue Ridge City Council meeting. “I just wanted to ask the council to please consider putting an ordinance in place in regards to restricting street performers and anyone […]

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Madison Denton wins the title of Miss FCHS

By Bree Collar, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer The annual Miss FCHS (Fannin County High School) pageant glittered with sequins and smiles Nov. 16 as 12 contestants competed in the Great Gatsby Roaring 1920s themed event. The Pageant gives the winning students a chance to represent their school in community events and parades throughout the 2019-2020 […]

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Awards, Partnerships and Test Scores Part of Nov. 14 meeting

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Four special awards and commendations in the Fannin County School System highlighted different departments Nov. 12 during the Board of Education (BOE) meeting last Thursday. Special awards and honors, monthly financial and Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) reports and 2019 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) […]

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Northwest Georgia posts record in September

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Northwest Georgia region dropped its unemployment rate in September to a new record low. At the same time, the annual and monthly numbers for labor force and employed residents increased in September for the 15-county area, preliminary numbers show. “Georgia had an amazing month in September,” […]

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Veterans more likely to be targeted by sophisticated financial scams

Military Times WASHINGTON — Veteran LaVerne Foreman believed he was helping fellow service members at risk of suicide, but a fake veterans’ aid fund was taking his money and diverting it robbing him of the much-needed financial means instead. “I am proud to be a veteran,” Foreman, 82-year-old Army and Air Force vet from Herndon, […]

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Telemarketers Still Have Your Phone Ringing? You Can Fight Back.

AARP Fraud Watch Network How It Works • The Federal Trade Commission manages the National Do Not Call Registry, 1‑888‑382‑1222, which is intended to stop unwanted sales calls; it’s free, and you can add all of your numbers to it. • Your registration does not expire. • Legitimate companies are not permitted to call you […]

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