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Georgia Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death In Vaping Illness Outbreak

Georgia Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death In Vaping Illness Outbreak

BY SAM WHITEHEAD, Georgia Health News The CDC reports that more than 1,000 lung injury cases have been tied to e-cigarettes and vaping products. Another person has died from a vaping-related illness, as reported by Georgia health officials. This is the second death in the state tied to a nationwide outbreak of lung illness in […]

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Social Security Rate Increase Fannin Sentinel

Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2020 is 1.6

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Social Security Administration (SSA) just announced a slight rise in monthly benefits for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. The October 10 announcement of the 1.6 percent hike in benefits is in line with what most Social Security watchers expected. Social Security Cost-of-Living Raise for 2020 The SSA […]

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The US has ramped up its air campaign in Afghanistan to highest level in nine years

By Shawn Snow, Military Times OCTOBER 9, 2019. As peace negotiations between the Taliban and U.S. unraveled, the U.S. dramatically ramped up its air campaign against militants in Afghanistan. According to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, U.S. aircraft dropped 948 munitions in Afghanistan during the month of September. That’s the highest number of munitions dropped […]

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President Donald Trump

Trump’s Executive Order on Medicare: Brainstorm Health

By Sy Mukherjee, Brainstorm Health-Fortune (Reprinted with Permission) The Trump administration made a pretty significant move today (Oct. 3) on health care policy—President Trump issued an executive order on Medicare aiming to further privatize the public program, which covers some 60 million elderly and disabled Americans. To be clear, Medicare already contains a significant private […]

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Presidential Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2019

Issued on: September 27, 2019 Every life lost in service to our country is precious and irreplaceable. Our deepest sympathy, utmost respect, unwavering support, and profound gratitude go to the families who must endure the ongoing pain of such loss. On Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, we solemnly honor these families and pray for […]

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Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer

County Attorney Makes a Mint

OPINION By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer After questioning a check for over half a million dollars to Doss & Associates, which ended up being for real estate purchased by Fannin County, I wanted to know just how much our County Attorney made from county entities. The Water Authority reported paying Doss & Associates […]

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Robert C. O’Brien

Trump To Name Robert C. O’Brien National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to appoint Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, as the next national security adviser. O’Brien is set to replace John Bolton, who last week announced he is leaving the White House. Trump said he fired Bolton. Bolton said he was resigning following […]

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Secretary Raffensperger Opens Investigation into Fulton County Elections

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has opened an investigation into Fulton County elections procedures after an incident of an unsecured voting location lead to the theft of two Express Poll Books, which are used to check voters into their respective polling locations. “Security should be everyone’s top priority,” said Raffensperger. “It is […]

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Rep Doug Collins

Collins seeks appointment to Isakson seat

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) confirmed Friday (Sept. 20) that he is seeking to be appointed to replace retiring GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who is slated to vacate his seat at the end of the year. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) will pick Isakson’s successor, who will then face an election in November 2020. Kemp […]

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Maine Poised To Be First State To Use Ranked Choice Voting In A Presidential Election

Maine Poised To Be First State To Use Ranked Choice Voting In A Presidential Election

The process, which allows voters to rank multiple candidates, will be in effect for the 2020 general election, but not the primary. By Sam Levine, HuffPost Maine will be the first state in the country to use ranked choice voting to choose a president, the state’s governor announced Friday. Under the new system, voters will […]

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