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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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Kim Jong Un Threatens to Deliver ‘Blow’ to the United States

KCNA via Reuters Kim Jong Un has threatened to deliver a “telling blow” against the U.S. if it continues to impose sanctions on North Korea. The leader’s statement was a return to the more aggressive language he used to use before he and Donald Trump befriended each other at their two meetings. In his first […]

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Lawsuit says women being held in solitary for minor charges

By Katheryn Tucker | April 11, 2019 at 03:07 PM Civil rights lawyers have filed a suit in federal court against the Fulton County sheriff’s office alleging that women with psychological disturbances are being held for solitary confinement in filthy cells without access to the help provided to men in similar circumstances. The Georgia Advocacy […]

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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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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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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday. Here she testifies on Capitol Hill on March 6. Image credit Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Kirstjen Nielsen leaving Homeland Security Post as Border Crossings Surge

BY ARNIE SEIPEL, LAURA SMITHERMAN AND BRIAN NAYLOR, NPR Updated at 11:17 p.m. ET April 7, 2019 Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday as he continues to focus on restricting border crossings amid a recent surge. Nielsen had recently warned a congressional panel of a “catastrophe” on […]

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Remembering those we lost By Elaine Owen, Editor Friday March 29 was National Vietnam War Veterans Day. I apologize for this belated but very sincere THANK YOU to our Vietnam War veterans. In Fannin County, there are more than 2,500 veterans—the majority are Vietnam veterans. For many of those, memories are still fresh and each […]

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The Trump administration in Obamacare legal battle

Trump Loses Second Obamacare Court Battle This Week

By Carlos Barria/Reuters News The Trump administration has lost its second Obamacare legal battle this week just as the president has revved up efforts to eliminate the 2010 healthcare law, Politico reports. A federal judge in Washington ruled late Thursday that the administration’s attempt to expand availability of health-care plans that don’t meet the requirements […]

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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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Music, art and drama teacher Ben Sexton paired up with fellow sponsor Cindy Hicks and a team of students to propose a fully functioning theater workshop at West Fannin Elementary School for the Ignite Education Grant ceremony March 21. Sexton and Hicks’ group included Bentley Cole, Ella Lackey, Cooper Mathis, Hailey Stewart, Jonah Strobel and Ella White. They were among three of the Fannin School System winners who took home $14,200 in grant and award monies.

Fannin schools awarded over $46,800 at Ignite Education Award Ceremony

Thunderous applause erupted Thursday evening, March 21, at the third annual Ignite Education Grant Award Ceremony hosted by ETC and The Harrison Foundation where Fannin schools swept in three of four grants awards gaining over $46,800 to support individual school and student led projects. Nine of the 16 finalists competing for the four $13,500 grants […]

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