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Senator David Perdue works to Combat Human Trafficking

Senator David Perdue works to Combat Human Trafficking

Receives Briefing at GBI, Meets with Law Enforcement ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today visited the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) headquarters to receive a briefing from law enforcement on efforts to combat human trafficking. Senator Perdue also toured the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit lab and visited a partnership between […]

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McCaysville Properties Investor Mike Galinski cuts the ribbon March 23 at the celebration of the opening of the “Riverwalk Shops” in the McCaysville and Copper Basin area. The renovated area has three restaurants and 12 stores in a building designed to preserve the mining history of the Copper Basin.

Riverwalk Shops open to huge crowd and much enthusiasm

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Designed to capture the spirit of Copper Basin’s mining history, the restaurants and retail stores of “Riverwalk Shops” celebrated their opening March 23 with a ribbon cutting. The joint celebration, organized by Chambers of Commerce from Fannin and Polk counties as well as McCaysville Properties investor Michael Galinski. Three […]

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Rep Doug Collins

Collins statement on special counsel investigation

WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after Attorney General Barr notified him the special counsel’s investigation is complete. The letter from Barr is available below. “After nearly two years, the special counsel has concluded his investigation, and I look forward to reviewing Attorney General […]

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Sandra Mercier

Little Free Library Dedication: Sandra Mercier

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. The FCHS English Department, along with the Fannin County School System and Fannin County Board of Education, would like to invite you to the dedication of two Little Free Libraries in loving memory of Mrs. Sandra Mercier. Mrs. Mercier was a dedicated educator in the Fannin County […]

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Superintendent of Fannin County Schools Dr. Michael Gwatney and Deputy Superintendent of Fannin County Schools Betsy Hyde.

Fannin County Schools renew Charter application

By Elaine Owen, Editor In the last year of a school’s charter term, the school may apply for charter renewal. The State Charter Schools Commission (SCSC) charter renewal process is data-driven, meaning staff and commissioners consider the performance track record of the school as measured by the SCSC Comprehensive Performance Framework (CPF) and whether the […]

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Trump promised that he would not cut spending to the more vulnerable Americans.

President proposes to slash Medicare, Medicaid

Both on the campaign trail and in the White House—Trump promised that he would not cut spending to the more vulnerable Americans. Medicaid provides health care for poorer Americans, and Medicare provides health care for the elderly. By Dena Bunis, AARP, March 12, 2019 Headlines and social media posts this week have alarmingly described the […]

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Speaker David Ralston

Fannin County GOP Convention elects officers, hears update from Speaker David Ralston

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Fannin County Republican Party met Saturday, March 9 with Mass Precinct meetings beginning at 9 a.m., and the County Convention at 10 a.m. Thirty-two party-faithful braved the wet weather to meet with other voters in their precincts, elect a chairperson and secretary then attend the Convention where business was conducted. […]

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Chief Appraiser Dawn Cochran

Board of Assessors remind Taxpayers April 1 deadline approaching

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Chief Appraiser Dawn Cochran reminded the media at the March 8 meeting that April 1 is the deadline for filing tax exemptions with the Tax Assessors Office. These include Homestead, Forest Land Preservation, Soil Conservation and Historic property. Tax returns are also due for Personal Property tax such […]

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Georgia Bureau of Investigaton

GBI and Fannin County Sheriff’s Office Investigate Double Murder

Monday, March 4, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Fannin County Sheriff to assist in the investigation of a double murder occurring at 300 Underwood Road, Apartment 3A, Morganton, Fannin County, GA. The initial investigation revealed that Fannin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call of shots fired at […]

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Today is Crossover Day in Georgia

By Elaine Owen, Editor Crossover Day for the state legislature is Thursday, March 7 this year. It is one of the busiest days for lawmakers and they often remain in session late into the night and early morning hours. So, what exactly is Crossover Day, you ask? Read on. 40 Days: Unlike Congress, which meets […]

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