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Study finds suicide rate for girls rising faster than for boys

Study finds suicide rate for girls rising faster than for boys

Social media could be playing major role By Elaine Owen, Editor The number of people dying by suicide in the U.S. has been rising, and a new study shows that the suicide rate among young teenage girls has been increasing faster than it has for boys of the same age. Boys are still more likely […]

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Senators Release ‘Secret’ List of Troubled Nursing Homes Considered for Special Focus

PruittHealth Blue Ridge made the list By Elaine Owen, Editor / Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators on Monday (June 3) released a previously undisclosed list of more than 400 nursing homes under consideration for placement on the federal government’s roster of properties with serious quality issues. The […]

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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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Tomatoe tariffs

Mexico says tariffs will send tomato prices soaring in US

AP NEWS REPORT Mexico exports about $2 billion in tomatoes to the United States annually. Mexico’s Economy Department said Tuesday (May 7) that U.S. consumers could pay 38% to 70% more for tomatoes after the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would re-impose anti-dumping duties on Mexican imports. The Mexican agency said the country exports about […]

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U.S. has Most Measles Cases Since Disease was Eliminated in 2000

U.S. has Most Measles Cases Since Disease was Eliminated in 2000

AP News Reports by Elaine Owen, Editor. There have been more measles cases in the first four months of 2019 than in any year since 2000, when the disease was declared eradicated. Twenty-two states have reported a total of 673 measles cases as of Wednesday, outpacing the 667 cases reported in the entirety of 2014. […]

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NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, left, and president Oliver North, right, have been involved in a power struggle. Reuters Image

Oliver North forced out as NRA president amid bitter power struggle

North, in conflict with chief executive Wayne LaPierre, says he was ‘informed’ he would not be renominated when term ends NRA / REUTERS NEWS. Oliver North appeared to be heading out of the National Rifle Association (NRA) amid a dramatic and fast-developing power struggle at the top of the influential gun rights organization. North announced […]

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Micah Herndon, of Tallmadge, Ohio, crawls to the finish line in the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019, in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Marine veteran Micah Herndon finishes Boston Marathon crawling in memory of fallen comrades

By ALEXANDRA SVOKOS, ABC NEWS (Reprinted with permission) The crowd roared in Boston Monday as one man made his way to the marathon finish line, inch by painful inch. As other runners rushed past him, Micah Herndon of Tallmadge, Ohio, was on his hands and knees, dragging himself to the end of the race after […]

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Keith Sumner, middle, along with the seven other builders involved in showcasing 19 homes at the Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes tour April 6 showed the homemade wooden plaques built for event sponsors. Builders participating in the 2019 event included Buzz Quintrell with Log Homes of Yellowstone, Ron Coleman and Travis Coleman with Coleman Custom Log Homes, Marc Nicholson with Nicholson Home Builders, Don Clement with Homestead Mountain Builders, Kevin Teague Homes, Tommy Wosyluk and Ron Lomonaco with Satterwhite Log Homes.

Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes made history in 2019

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Eight builders, nineteen unique homes, some within minutes of downtown Blue Ridge, all with an upscale mountain look and a mountain background, fueled the excitement for the dinner kickoff at Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard Friday evening. Custom-made canvas paintings of the homes presented to sponsors and other select […]

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Music, art and drama teacher Ben Sexton paired up with fellow sponsor Cindy Hicks and a team of students to propose a fully functioning theater workshop at West Fannin Elementary School for the Ignite Education Grant ceremony March 21. Sexton and Hicks’ group included Bentley Cole, Ella Lackey, Cooper Mathis, Hailey Stewart, Jonah Strobel and Ella White. They were among three of the Fannin School System winners who took home $14,200 in grant and award monies.

Fannin schools awarded over $46,800 at Ignite Education Award Ceremony

Thunderous applause erupted Thursday evening, March 21, at the third annual Ignite Education Grant Award Ceremony hosted by ETC and The Harrison Foundation where Fannin schools swept in three of four grants awards gaining over $46,800 to support individual school and student led projects. Nine of the 16 finalists competing for the four $13,500 grants […]

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McCaysville Properties Investor Mike Galinski cuts the ribbon March 23 at the celebration of the opening of the “Riverwalk Shops” in the McCaysville and Copper Basin area. The renovated area has three restaurants and 12 stores in a building designed to preserve the mining history of the Copper Basin.

Riverwalk Shops open to huge crowd and much enthusiasm

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Designed to capture the spirit of Copper Basin’s mining history, the restaurants and retail stores of “Riverwalk Shops” celebrated their opening March 23 with a ribbon cutting. The joint celebration, organized by Chambers of Commerce from Fannin and Polk counties as well as McCaysville Properties investor Michael Galinski. Three […]

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