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Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller to testify before House Judiciary, House Intel Committees

FROM AP NEWS REPORTS Robert Mueller agreed Tuesday (June 25) to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee in an open session. The special counsel is set to appear before both committees in separate but back-to-back hearings on Wednesday, July 17, according to Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who […]

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July 4th

Independence Day and America’s Birthday

By Elaine Owen, Editor Independence Day is a national holiday in the United States, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At that time, the United States consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England’s King George III. There was growing unrest […]

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Governor Brian Kemp

Gov. Kemp makes first trip to South Korea to lure business to Georgia

PRESS RELEASE SEOUL, South Korea — Governor Brian Kemp is in South Korea for his first international trip in office to try and lure more business from the county to Georgia. Kemp posted about the visit– which was covered in a front-page spread in English-language newspaper Korea JoongAng Daily- on Sunday (June 23). “Governor Kemp […]

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President Donald Trump

NYT publisher: Trump crossed ‘dangerous line’ in accusing outlet of ‘treason’

AP REPORT New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger slammed President Trump for accusing his paper of committing “treason” in an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal late Wednesday. Sulzberger wrote that Trump’s attack crossed “a dangerous line” in his “campaign against a free and independent press.” “He’s gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting […]

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Office of Attorney General Chris Carr

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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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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President Trump, AG Barr

FEC chairwoman tweets “it is illegal” to accept anything of value from a foreign national in U.S. election

BY CAROLINE LINTON, CBS NEWS The chair of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) tweeted a statement Thursday to be “100% clear” that “it is illegal to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.” The statement came a day after President Trump told ABC News he […]

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Attorney General William Barr

Trump Invokes Executive Privilege Over Census Documents, Blocking Their Release

By Sam Levine, HUFFPOST The House Oversight Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt. President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege over internal Justice and Commerce department documents detailing how a citizenship question was added to the 2020 census. The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted 24-15 on […]

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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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