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The State Transportation Board new executive leadership team. (L-R) Secretary Emily Dunn, 9th Congressional District; Chairman Tim Golden, 8th Congressional District; and Vice Chairman Rudy Bowen, 7th Congressional District.

New Leaders Elected at State Transportation Board

Golden, Bowen, and Dunn elected to one-year terms ATLANTA – The State Transportation Board elected its new executive leadership team at their Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15. Tim Golden was named chairman; Rudy Bowen was named vice chairman; and Emily Dunn was named secretary. The new positions are effective immediately. Board elections are held […]

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Ralston announces N. GA Office of Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation

Ralston announces N. GA Office of Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation

ELLIJAY, Ga. – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) announced July 24 that the Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation has opened a North Georgia Office in Ellijay. The office is located in the Collaboration on River’s Edge (CORE) Building, a workplace innovation space and initiative of the Greater Gilmer Community Foundation. “I am proud to […]

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Hwy. 515 bridge named for Fannin trailblazer, John D. McDaniel

Hwy. 515 bridge named for Fannin trailblazer, John D. McDaniel

By Elaine Owen, Editor John D. McDaniel was a trailblazer in Fannin County, remembered as a beloved Baptist preacher who was instrumental in establishing Lebanon Baptist Church, Fannin County’s first commissioner of education (superintendent), and a member of the Georgia General Assembly in the House of Representatives. When McDaniel was head of Fannin County Schools, […]

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WWII Army Air Corps Veteran Capt. Dale Dyer receives the Gold Distinguished Service Medal

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Army Air Corps Pilot Capt. Dale Dyer (Veteran) and local historian was presented the Presidential Gold Distinguished Service Medal from the United States Presidential Service Center Aug. 9 at the Inola at Blue Ridge Colonial Resort for his service above self path he has led over the decades. Dyer, […]

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Banks hand over documents on Russians possibly linked to Trump

Banks hand over documents on Russians possibly linked to Trump

MARKET WATCH Deutsche Bank has turned over emails, loan agreements and other documents related to the Trump Organization to the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James. Major Wall Street banks have given congressional committees investigating President Trump thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may have had dealings with Trump, his […]

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Fannin County Family Connection Receives Major Gift

Permanent Home for the Organization Opening in Near Future Fannin County Family Connection (FCFC) has received a major gift that will provide a permanent home for the community support organization. The generosity of the donors, who wish to remain anonymous, will enable the organization to provide vital services within the community for decades to come. […]

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Veterans Benefits

Georgia State Veteran Benefits

The state of Georgia provides several veteran benefits. This is a brief description of them. Georgia Veterans Home Georgia has two veterans homes, one in Augusta and one in Milledgeville. Admission is open to honorably discharged Georgia veterans with service during wartime. Georgia Veterans Financial Benefits Exemption from Homestead Tax 100 percent disabled veterans, those […]

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CDC warns dog owners of salmonella in pig ear treats

CDC warns dog owners of salmonella in pig ear treats

By Elaine Owen, Editor Following concerns this week about a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella tied to pig ear dog treats, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have passed along further clarification. Because the agencies cannot link the outbreak to any one supplier, they advise not to buy […]

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Fannin County Schools begin a new year with newer, safer school buses

By Elaine Owen, Editor Earlier this year, a flaw was discovered in the law that allowed drivers to bypass the school bus stop arm while kids got on and off the bus. Governor Brian Kemp signed the fix of the Georgia bus legislation into law April 2, 2019. Senate Bill 25 only allows motorists to […]

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Mobile health care for kids takes another step

Mobile health care for kids takes another step

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News A new van that will deliver health care to Georgia children continues a trend of bringing medical services to schools. Peach State Health Plan is partnering with Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels, a pediatric organization, to run the new mobile health clinic. It will offer well-child exams, asthma and allergy monitoring, immunizations and […]

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