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Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy After Wave of Potential Lawsuits

By Elaine Owen, from Associated Press Reports — After hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday (Feb. 18) hoping to work out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to continue. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, […]

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Fannin County Young Farmers Attend Legislative Day at the Capitol

By Rhonda Mathews, FCHS Ag-Ed Teacher — The Georgia Young Farmers Association Legislative Day was held Feb. 12 at the State Capitol in Atlanta. The day began with a drop by breakfast served to all legislators and Georgia agriculture products being delivered to everyone’s offices. A group picture was taken with Governor Brian Kemp and […]

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New hotel boasts Blue Ridge’s first rooftop bar with mountain views

By Elaine Owen, Editor — A new hotel in Blue Ridge promises to offer the area’s first mountain view as seen from a rooftop bar. Hampton Inn by Hilton has broken ground in Blue Ridge, Chattanooga- based Vision Hospitality Group Inc. and Blue Ridge Hotel LLC announced Thursday (Feb. 13). The hotel is scheduled to […]

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Nationwide, More Students are Experiencing Homelessness Than Ever Before

By Elaine Owen, Fannin Sentinel Editor The number of public school students experiencing homelessness in the US increased from 1.3 million in the 2015-2016 school year to 1.5 million in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a study by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). The 2017-18 number was the highest number that the […]

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President Trump honors Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee at State of the Union

By Elaine Owen, Editor For Charles McGee, last week was a historic week. McGee, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, is one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. Sunday, he brought out the commemorative coin for the Super Bowl coin flip, handing it off to NFL referee Bill Vinovich. On Tuesday (Feb. 4), President Trump […]

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Snow in the South – Not as the grim, unyielding tenant of the Winter’s keep

Submitted by Ralph Garner / Image by Elaine Owen Snow in the South is wonderful. It has a kind of magic and a mystery that it has nowhere else. And the reason for this is that it comes to people in the South not as the grim, unyielding tenant of the Winter’s keep, but as […]

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US budget deficit to break $1 trillion in fiscal 2020, CBO says

The U.S. budget deficit is on track to break $1 trillion in 2020, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday. That estimate is a slight increase from the August 2019 projection and comes with a GDP growth estimate of 2.2%. The U.S. budget deficit likely will break the $1 trillion barrier in 2020, the first time […]

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Groundhog Day 2020: No shadow! Phil predicts early spring is coming

On Groundhog Day 2020, Punxsutawney Phil could not find his shadow. And as the legend goes, this means we’re in for an early spring. The Pennsylvania groundhog isn’t the only weather- predicting rodent in this quirky American tradition, but he is the most famous. And according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, his opinion is the […]

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DPH Working to Identify and Prevent Spread of Coronavirus in Georgia

Public Service Announcement ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus) occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DPH has not confirmed any novel (new) coronavirus cases to date, however the situation could change. DPH is advising healthcare providers […]

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Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

In a press briefing Friday (Jan. 24), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago. The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s. She is in isolation at a hospital in Chicago, and is in stable condition. The […]

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