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Ralston Speaks to Mountain Patriots About Library, State Budget & Legislative Session

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Over $1 million dollars is set to funnel into Fannin County from the State of Georgia to aid in building a new pubic library. Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston spoke to the Blue Ridge Mountain Patriots Jan. 2 at their monthly meeting, telling them of the $1.3 […]

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Trump: U.S. Killed Qassem Soleimani to ‘Stop a War’

By Elaine Owen, Editor President Trump denied on Friday afternoon (Jan. 3, 2020) that the U.S. drone airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Thursday was intended to “start a war.” Trump reiterated that Soleimani, whom he called the “number one terrorist anywhere in the world,” was planning “imminent and sinister attacks” against U.S. […]

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Pope offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message

Speaks out against “inhumane detention camps” The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa. The pope told tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans gathered […]

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Flu, widespread in 30 states, blamed for nearly 2,000 deaths this season, CDC reports

By Elaine Owen (From CDC DATA) Seasonal influenza activity in the United States continues to increase and has been elevated for six weeks now. The flu is widespread in 30 states and has caused almost 2,000 deaths this season, including 19 children, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly every state has […]

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Donald Trump and Melania’s Christmas Message to America

President Donald Trump called for “peace among nations and joy to the world” in a Christmas message to the United States on Wednesday. The video—which is a little over a minute long— was shared on Twitter by First Lady Melania Trump and retweeted by Donald Trump. The presidential couple began by wishing “each and every […]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
  – The Fannin Sentinel

By Elaine Owen, Editor We all view Christmas in a different way. For those who do not celebrate it, Christmas is just one of many federal holidays that offers a few vacation days away from work. Even for Christians, the day often has different meanings and feelings attached to it. Children may see Christmas only […]

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Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after TIME honor

By Jamie Ross, Reuters News WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday (Dec. 12), a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year, calling her selection “ridiculous.” President Trump, 73, has hit out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg in an […]

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Supreme Court to take up all 3 Trump subpoena challenges this term

(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear President Donald Trump’s appeal in three separate cases challenging subpoenas for his personal financial records. The justices issued the one-page order without explanation Friday, Dec. 13. Oral arguments will be scheduled in March 2020, with the cases likely decided by June 2020. The court also extended […]

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Fannin County Remembers Pearl Harbor

By Elaine Owen, Editor On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the American Army and Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy. The attack came as a surprise to the American Army and Navy and lead to great losses of life and equipment. More than 2000 American citizens were killed […]

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SLF Statement on Kelly Loeffler’s Appointment to the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, DC – The Senate Leadership Fund released the following statement after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced he will appoint businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Johnny Isakson: “Governor Kemp’s selection of Kelly Loeffler to serve as Georgia’s next Senator is historic. As a successful businesswoman, Loeffler will join […]

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