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How to Spot Work-From-Home Scams

How to Spot Work-From-Home Scams

Ads that promise easy money often lead to big debt instead By Kenneth Terrell, AARP Opportunities that promise quick money working from home frequently lead to quick money for someone other than you. The ads made it sound like a great way to make money. All you had to do was post online ads for […]

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Dora Walters

The life and legacy of Dora Walters

By Elaine Owen Dora Walters was born Jan. 4, 1927 and passed Aug. 6, 2019 after a long and eventful life “exploring” and writing about her experiences. She grew up in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Her mother was a Swedish immigrant, her father a mechanic who ran the local service station. Dora said when she was […]

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Local Coordinator Shelly Bishop and her brother Kenny Stuart read from Court House steps.

Bible reading across the state became a reality Sunday morning in Fannin County

Shelly Bishop leads reading in Fannin By Elaine Owen, Editor One woman’s vision that the Bible be read across the state of Georgia became a reality Sunday, July 14 as groups in all 159 counties read portions of scripture at each of their county court houses. A total of 14 states volunteered to join in […]

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Office of Attorney General Chris Carr

Carr: U.S. Supreme Court Rules World War I Veterans Memorial Cross Can Stay

ATLANTA, GA – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the presence of a World War I memorial cross on public land in Maryland does not violate the Establishment Clause, and that in fact, destroying the nearly century-old memorial “would not be neutral and would not further the ideals of respect and tolerance embodied in […]

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Don’t Complain to BOC Chairman or You Might Get Arrested

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Everyone knows that if you go to a Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting and try to speak to the commissioners during public commentary, you will get absolutely no response. You have only three minutes to state your case, complaint or concern. The BOC will not recognize anything you […]

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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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PruittHealth Blue Ridge made the list

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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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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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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