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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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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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Robert Mueller reiterates Investigation did NOT exonerate Trump

By Elaine Owen (from Press Conference reading full transcript) Wednesday, May 29, Robert Mueller faced the nation, encouraging Americans to read his Special Counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. He reiterated his office’s position that, while President Donald Trump could not be charged with a crime while in office, that does not […]

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Xi Jinping, President of China.

Chinese State Media Cautions U.S. as Trade War Heats Up: ‘Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You’

The People’s Daily used the ominous phrase on Wednesday (May 29) — an expression historically used by the paper before wars and major conflicts. By Dominique Mosbergen, HUFFPOST (Reprinted with Permission) As the ongoing trade war between the United States and China continues to heat up, Chinese state media has issued a cautionary message to […]

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Fannin County WW II Veterans Robert Brown and Dale Dyer.

The soldiers of D-Day left an inheritance

By Elaine Owen, Editor Imagine. One day that changed every day since. There aren’t many such days in human history–but June 6, 1944 was one of them. That day, the beginning of the end of the worst and costliest conflicts of all time began. It was called Operation Overlord. D-Day. And the United States played […]

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Senator David Perdue takes action to crack down on illegal robocall scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to crack down on predatory robocalls. The Senator joined colleagues in passing an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that would help identify and penalize scammers, as well as give federal agencies and state attorneys general the tools they need to enforce the laws on the books […]

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William Robinson at 2019 Memorial Day ceremony.

Former prisoner of war Bill Robinson speaks at Memorial Day Ceremony

By Elaine Owen, Editor A Memorial Day Ceremony was held at the Fannin County Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, May 27, 2019. Former Vietnam Prisoner of War, William “Bill” Robinson delivered the keynote address to a crowd of over 300 people sweltering in the hot summer sun. North Georgia Honor Guard Commander Bill Stodghill welcomed […]

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Fannin Class of 2019 graduates

By Elaine Owen, Editor A perfect evening offered Fannin County High School (FCHS) graduates a preview of the future before them. Standing room only greeted many visitors as school officials, family, friends and graduates filled the home side of the football stadium for the forty-third annual commencement May 24. As the graduates walked into the […]

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Former Prisoner of War to speak at Veterans Memorial Day service

Former Prisoner of War to speak at Veterans Memorial Day service

By Elaine Owen, Editor One of the two longest held enlisted prisoners of war (POW) in the Vietnam War will be the keynote speaker for the annual Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Park, May 27 at 12 noon. William A. Robinson was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He enlisted in the United States […]

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