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Representative Doug Collins

Collins statement on President Trump’s national emergency declaration

WASHINGTON – Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration: “The crisis at our southern border demands immediate action, and I support President Trump’s commitment to securing our border and protecting our citizens. Declaring a national emergency is a serious act with deep implications, and it’s disappointing […]

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Fannin County Board of Education members Lewis DeWeese, Terry Bramlett, Chad Galloway, Mike Cole, Bobby Bearden with Principal Erik Cioffi, Supt. Dr. Michael Gwatney, Benny Long and Resource Officer Darvin Couch at Board meeting.

Can one penny make a difference? Here’s how a one cent sales tax will help Fannin County schools

ESPLOST Referendum March 19 – Early voting Feb. 25 thru March 15 By Elaine Owen, Editor Some pennies are thrown in a jar on a counter. Some are found lying on the ground in parking lots. Some stay buried at the bottom of a purse or in a drawer. What if those pennies could purchase […]

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Office of the Governor Brian Kemp

Governor Kemp: The Patients First Act is the first step toward a healthier, more prosperous Georgia

The following op-ed by Governor Kemp appeared in the February 17th print edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Our state is a leader in FinTech, aerospace, and cyber security. Home to the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and Port of a Savannah, we are a logistics hub for international business. With peanuts, peaches, and poultry, our […]

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Senator Steve Gooch

Sen. Steve Gooch appoints Greg Dolezal deputy whip in Georgia Senate

By Elaine Owen, Editor Majority Whip Sen. Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega) recently appointed State Sen. Greg Dolezal (R-Cumming) to serve as a deputy whip. Gooch said, “Sen. Dolezal has already proven himself as a dedicated public servant with a strong desire to advocate for legislation that makes Georgia the best state in the nation to live, […]

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Pictured from Back Left are: Cady Finley, Hope Parris, Larissa Hughes, Victoria Tanner, Sierra Reynolds, Sydney Tarpley. Front Left: Bobbi Pippin, Chloe Clemmons, Alexis Hill, Courtney Earls, and Lisa Thomas.

Fannin County High School FCCLA Advances to State Competition

By Lauren Owenby, FCHS Family and Consumer Sciences, Early Childhood Education Pathway, Nutrition and Food Science Pathway, FCCLA Advisor Fannin County High School FCCLA participated in Region STAR Event Competitions on Saturday, February 9 at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Combined, the students participated in 9 competitive events. (Listed Below) All students scored in […]

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President Trump

Donald Trump is facing a dilemma that could define his presidency

By Brian Bennett, TIME The State of the Union speech is one of the most extravagant portraits of American power. Replete with pageantry, tens of millions of television viewers, a chamber crammed with dignitaries and Donald Trump at the center of the shot–is it any wonder the annual address is one of the few Washington […]

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Ga Rep. Doug Collins

Collins highlights three immigration loopholes that must be closed

“The most urgent problems with American border policy are also some of the simplest to correct — even the Trump and Obama Administrations share common ground here.” WASHINGTON — In President Trump’s State of the Union message, he called on Congress to address the crisis at the southern border by “closing loopholes” that lead to […]

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Georgia Dept of Public Health

Where do our tobacco settlement dollars go?

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News – Reprinted with Permission Twenty years ago, Georgia and 45 other states reached an agreement with tobacco companies that settled all future claims against the firms about smoking. A major goal of the pact was to reduce cigarette smoking in the nation. The Master Settlement Agreement has provided Georgia […]

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Secretary of State opens potential voter fraud investigation

(ATLANTA) — Following a series of accusations related to the race for House District 28, The Secretary of State’s Investigations Division is continuing to pursue an ongoing investigation into potential instances of voter fraud. “Eliminating voter fraud is essential to strengthening the integrity of Georgia’s elections, which is why I am committed to fighting against […]

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More Georgia Electric Co-Ops might offer Internet Service

State Sen. Steve Gooch is working to make Internet Service available in North Georgia ~ By Elaine Owen, Editor ~ State lawmakers continue their push to expand broadband in rural Georgia this year. One way is to explicitly allow electric membership co-ops (EMCs) to provide not just electricity but also internet service. In the North […]

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