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Fannin County Board of Education members Lewis DeWeese, Terry Bramlett, Chad Galloway, Mike Cole, Bobby Bearden with Principal Erik Cioffi, Supt. Dr. Michael Gwatney, Benny Long and Resource Officer Darvin Couch at Board meeting.

Can one penny make a difference? Here’s how a one cent sales tax will help Fannin County schools

ESPLOST Referendum March 19 – Early voting Feb. 25 thru March 15 By Elaine Owen, Editor Some pennies are thrown in a jar on a counter. Some are found lying on the ground in parking lots. Some stay buried at the bottom of a purse or in a drawer. What if those pennies could purchase […]

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Office of the Governor Brian Kemp

Governor Kemp: The Patients First Act is the first step toward a healthier, more prosperous Georgia

The following op-ed by Governor Kemp appeared in the February 17th print edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Our state is a leader in FinTech, aerospace, and cyber security. Home to the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and Port of a Savannah, we are a logistics hub for international business. With peanuts, peaches, and poultry, our […]

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President Donald Trump

Trump’s Emergency Declaration is the First since 9/11 to authorize Military Action

Here’s how President Trump’s border wall fits on the list of emergency declarations. Feb. 15, 2019 Neither the White House nor the Pentagon had yet identified which projects may be shelved as a result, but Pentagon lawyers and other officials planned to work over the weekend to identify which construction funds would be diverted. The […]

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Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe

Andrew McCabe’s disturbing account of working for Sessions and Trump

By Greg Miller, Washington Post He didn’t read intelligence reports and mixed up classified material with what he had seen in newspaper clips. He seemed confused about the structure and purpose of organizations and became overwhelmed when meetings covered multiple subjects. He blamed immigrants for nearly every societal problem and uttered racist sentiments with shocking […]

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A new barrier is built along the Texas-Mexico border near downtown El Paso. (AP IMAGE)

The government is set to shut down again Friday. Here are ways this week could end

Why the government could be headed for another shutdown The Fix’s Colby Itkowitz analyzes four possible scenarios as congressional negotiators work to avoid a second government shutdown in 2019. (Reprinted with Permission – The Washington Post) February 11 at 11:29 P.M. At the end of last week, the congressional negotiators tasked with averting another painful […]

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President Trump

Donald Trump is facing a dilemma that could define his presidency

By Brian Bennett, TIME The State of the Union speech is one of the most extravagant portraits of American power. Replete with pageantry, tens of millions of television viewers, a chamber crammed with dignitaries and Donald Trump at the center of the shot–is it any wonder the annual address is one of the few Washington […]

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Georgia Dept of Public Health

Where do our tobacco settlement dollars go?

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News – Reprinted with Permission Twenty years ago, Georgia and 45 other states reached an agreement with tobacco companies that settled all future claims against the firms about smoking. A major goal of the pact was to reduce cigarette smoking in the nation. The Master Settlement Agreement has provided Georgia […]

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Secretary of State opens potential voter fraud investigation

(ATLANTA) — Following a series of accusations related to the race for House District 28, The Secretary of State’s Investigations Division is continuing to pursue an ongoing investigation into potential instances of voter fraud. “Eliminating voter fraud is essential to strengthening the integrity of Georgia’s elections, which is why I am committed to fighting against […]

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President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

President Trump speaks to the nation in 2019 State of the Union address

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. Trump’s appeals for bipartisanship in his State of […]

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks back to his office after a vote January 28, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate backs McConnell’s rebuke of Trump’s military drawdown plans in Syria, Afghanistan

By Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post The vast majority of Senate Republicans backed Majority Leader Mitch Mc- Connell on Thursday (Jan. 31) in a rebuke of President Trump’s rationale for withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan, voting to declare that the Islamic State’s continued operations in both countries poses a serious threat to the United […]

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