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Will you get a stimulus check if you receive Social Security or disability, or didn’t file a tax return?

By Elaine Owen, Editor — Wednesday evening (March 25) a $2.2 trillion relief package passed the Senate. President Donald Trump has said he will sign the legislation when it hits his desk. The bill would provide one-time direct payments to Americans of $1,200 per individual adults and $2,400 for married couples and an additional $500 […]

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Warns Georgians About Coronavirus Investment Scams

(ATLANTA)-Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is warning all Georgians about scammers using fear about the COVID-19 pandemic for fraudulent or deceptive investment opportunities. Raffensperger recommends Georgians remain wary of COVID-19-related investments and do their homework before making any investments. “Even as Americans lose their jobs and face financial uncertainty as a result of the coronavirus […]

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A MESSAGE FROM TODD REHM, GEORGIA PUNDIT

The last few days, I’ve watched and listened as a pair of House Finches is nesting in the light fixture on the front porch. As an avid bird watcher, it’s been a nice distraction. Today, as I walked the dogs, and listened to the birds in the trees all around, I was reminded of this […]

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Haight Talks About Growth and Future Goals in Blue Ridge at Kiwanis Meeting

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer — Changes and growth are taking place in the City of Blue Ridge but there is only so much room for development to take place. City Council member Rhonda Thomas Haight told the Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge Feb. 10 a lot of things are going on in the […]

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Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy After Wave of Potential Lawsuits

By Elaine Owen, from Associated Press Reports — After hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday (Feb. 18) hoping to work out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to continue. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, […]

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World War II Veteran, Local Historian Dale Dyer Celebrates 100th Birthday

Soon-to-be centenarian Dale Dyer celebrated his 100th birthday Nov. 30 with family, friends and community members at the First Baptist Church Youth Center. Dozens of well-wishers flowed in throughout the three hour celebration greeting Dyer and his friend James Watkins who share a birth date of Dec. 8. Dozens of accolades were on display where […]

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First lady Melania Trump loudly booed at opioid event

AP NEWS First lady Melania Trump was greeted with resounding boos at an opioid awareness event in Baltimore Tuesday, Nov. 26. That reception came on the same day that her husband, President Donald Trump, donated his salary for the third quarter of the year to combat the opioid crisis. The crisis has been blamed for […]

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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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