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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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DPH Urges Georgians to be Vaccinated Before Traveling

Measles Confirmed in Overseas Traveler

DPH Urges Georgians to be Vaccinated Before Traveling Press Release ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated metro Atlanta resident who recently traveled overseas. DPH is notifying individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and may be at increased risk for developing […]

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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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Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2019

Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2019

By Elaine Owen, Editor Issued on: June 7, 2019 On Flag Day and during National Flag Week, we celebrate and honor our Nation’s lasting emblem, our great American flag. Since the Second Continental Congress adopted its design more than 200 years ago, the Stars and Stripes has been a powerful symbol of freedom, hope, and […]

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The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Kiwanis Fairgrounds

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall coming to Kiwanis Fairgrounds October 3-7, 2019 Sponsored by Fannin Country Veterans (See next week’s Sentinel for more information) The 3/5 size Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is otherwise identical to the 500’ long memorial in Washington, D.C. that honors the more than 58,000 Americans who died or went missing in […]

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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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