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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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Fannin County Young Farmers Attend Legislative Day at the Capitol

By Rhonda Mathews, FCHS Ag-Ed Teacher — The Georgia Young Farmers Association Legislative Day was held Feb. 12 at the State Capitol in Atlanta. The day began with a drop by breakfast served to all legislators and Georgia agriculture products being delivered to everyone’s offices. A group picture was taken with Governor Brian Kemp and […]

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New hotel boasts Blue Ridge’s first rooftop bar with mountain views

By Elaine Owen, Editor — A new hotel in Blue Ridge promises to offer the area’s first mountain view as seen from a rooftop bar. Hampton Inn by Hilton has broken ground in Blue Ridge, Chattanooga- based Vision Hospitality Group Inc. and Blue Ridge Hotel LLC announced Thursday (Feb. 13). The hotel is scheduled to […]

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Nationwide, More Students are Experiencing Homelessness Than Ever Before

By Elaine Owen, Fannin Sentinel Editor The number of public school students experiencing homelessness in the US increased from 1.3 million in the 2015-2016 school year to 1.5 million in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a study by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). The 2017-18 number was the highest number that the […]

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Snow in the South – Not as the grim, unyielding tenant of the Winter’s keep

Submitted by Ralph Garner / Image by Elaine Owen Snow in the South is wonderful. It has a kind of magic and a mystery that it has nowhere else. And the reason for this is that it comes to people in the South not as the grim, unyielding tenant of the Winter’s keep, but as […]

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Judge says Cuts to Georgia Accountability Courts would be ‘Devastating’

Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed budget cuts for the state’s accountability courts could be “devastating” to the system, the head of the courts’ council said Tuesday (Jan. 28). Hall County Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin said the governor’s proposed 8% cut for the accountability court system would eliminate key statewide positions and likely prevent 11 new […]

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UNG President Bonita Jacobs appointed to national task force on transfer credit

Dr. Bonita Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia (UNG), has been appointed to the American Council on Education (ACE) National Task Force on Transfer of Credit. The task force is focused on improving transfer and award of credit practices to spur student success and reduce the time it takes to graduate. ACE announced […]

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DPH Working to Identify and Prevent Spread of Coronavirus in Georgia

Public Service Announcement ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus) occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DPH has not confirmed any novel (new) coronavirus cases to date, however the situation could change. DPH is advising healthcare providers […]

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After Two-and-a-Half Years, Two Fannin Educators Publish in Science Journal

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer After two-and-a-half years, two educators achieved special recognition June 9, 2019 when they were notified they would be published in the Science and Children Journal. Katy Roberson, first grade teacher at West Fannin Elementary School (WFES) and Jocelyn Miller, former high school biology teacher and parent of children who […]

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