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Two Georgia veterans died by suicide at VA hospitals this past weekend

Two Georgia veterans died by suicide at VA hospitals this past weekend

By J.D. Simkins, Military Times Two veterans in Georgia took their own lives this past weekend in separate incidents, each in front of a Veterans Affairs facility. The first incident occurred Friday (April 9) in a parking lot outside the Carl Vinson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia. The second, which occurred just one […]

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2018-19 New FCHS National Honor Society members

2018-19 New FCHS National Honor Society members

74 seniors receive National Honor Cords at FCHS ceremony By Theresa Dillard, Assistant Principal Curriculum & Instruction Fannin County High School’s annual National Honor Society Installation, Induction and Honor Cord Ceremony was recently held in the school’s Performing Arts Center. Officers for the 2019-20 School year who were installed include: Hannah Cruse, President; Lora Gwatney, […]

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The Amazing Story of Easter

If you ask children what Easter is about, they would probably say something about the Easter Bunny. It’s a pervasive story. Not very persuasive or compelling, but cute and seemingly harmless enough. But the story of the Easter Bunny tends to displace a much more compelling story. A true story. An Amazing Story that can […]

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Fannin County Resident Bitten by Rabid Raccoon

Fannin County Resident Bitten by Rabid Raccoon

Resident immediately began series of rabies postexposure vaccinations By Jennifer King, North Georgia Health District News North Georgia – While preparing to fish on Hot House Creek between Curtis Switch Road and Old Mill Pond Road in Mineral Bluff, Georgia on Sunday, April 7, a local resident was chased and bitten on the ankle by […]

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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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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs new touchscreen voting machines bill

AP NEWS Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has quietly signed a wide ranging elections bill authorizing the statewide purchase of new touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot. Kemp signed the bill Tuesday, on the final hectic day of Georgia’s 2019 legislative session. The estimated $150 million purchase will be a major step toward […]

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Flu decreases across Georgia

Georgia flu levels drop to moderate

CDC REPORT The number of influenza cases in Georgia has dropped to a moderate level. For week 12 of flu season, which ended March 23, the Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator was 7. The highest ILI rating is a 10. According to Hayla Folden, public information officer for Georgia Department of Public Health, there have […]

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Fannin County Farm Bureau’s Tom Hamby is chairing the Georgia Farm Bureau Hay Committee. (photo courtesy of Georgia Farm Bureau) Fannin County Farm Bureau’s Terry Bramlett is chairing the Georgia Farm Bureau Aquaculture Committee. (photo courtesy of Georgia Farm Bureau)

Fannin County’s Bramlett, Hamby leading Georgia Farm Bureau committees

Bramlett also serving on AFBF committee By Janet Hawkins, Farm Bureau MACON, Ga. – Fannin County Farm Bureau (FCFB) President Tom Hamby and Vice President Terry Bramlett are chairing Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) commodity committee. Bramlett chairs the GFB Aquaculture Committee, while Hamby is serving as the chairman of the GFB Hay Committee. Hamby and […]

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Kemp celebrates waiver win, but pivot by White House may complicate things

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News The state affirmed Wednesday that it will pursue its waiver plan despite the Trump administration’s renewed bid to eliminate the Affordable Care Act – the federal law under which at least part of the Georgia plan would be carried out. “We have regular contact with federal officials, and they […]

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A section fell Monday from an overpass on southbound Interstate 75 in Chattanooga onto a northbound I-75 interchange with I-24. Image provided by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Concrete bridge railing collapses onto I-75 in Chattanooga

By Elaine Owen, Editor Police in Tennessee say one person has been injured when a section of a concrete wall on an interstate highway bridge collapsed and hit a car. Chattanooga police said on Twitter the section fell Monday (April 1) from an overpass on southbound Interstate 75 in Chattanooga onto a northbound I-75 interchange with […]

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