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US-Mexico talks: Agreement to avoid tariffs reached, says Trump

US-Mexico talks: Agreement to avoid tariffs reached, says Trump

A compilation of news put together by Elaine Owen taken from BBC NEWS with help from Will Grant, Mexico and Central America Correspondent Mexico has agreed to take “unprecedented steps” to help stem the flow of migrants to the US in order to avoid trade tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump revealed that […]

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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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Pope Francis waves to worshipers as he arrives for the weekly general audience on June 5, 2019 at St. Peter’s square in the Vatican. (AFP/Getty Image)

No more ‘lead us not into temptation’ for Catholics as Pope Francis approves change to the Lord’s Prayer

By BRETT CLARKSON / AP Pope Francis has approved a change to the Lord’s Prayer, widely regarded as the best-known prayer in the Christian faith. The measure, which would change how Catholics around the world recite the prayer, replaces the line “and lead us not into temptation” with “do not let us fall into temptation,” […]

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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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Wildfires

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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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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