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Perdue, Loeffler Join President Trump on CDC Visit

Receive Update On Coronavirus Response ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senators David Perdue (RGA) and Kelly Loeffler (RGA) today joined President Donald Trump at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta to tour the facility and receive an update on the agency’s coronavirus response. “President Trump’s visit to Georgia today emphasizes his […]

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Fannin School Board Members Make Legislative Site Visit to Capitol

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The Fannin County Board of Education took a legislative site visit to the Capitol March 3 along with attending a morning conference to learn of proposed educational bills affecting schools statewide. Superintendent of Fannin Schools Dr. Michael Gwatney, along with the five-member Board of Education, Assistant Superintendent Robert Ensley […]

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Georgia Department of Public Health is preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Georgia Department of Public Health says it is working closely with the CDC, and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of coronavirus in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of coronavirus and take the appropriate public health action to reduce its spread and […]

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Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax’

At a South Carolina rally on the eve of the Democratic primary, the president also sought to manage expectations about the White House’s response to the outbreak — By NANCY COOK and MATTHEW CHOI, POLITICO NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — President Donald Trump on Friday night (Feb. 28) tried to cast the global outbreak of the […]

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U.S. Strikes Deal With Taliban to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

After more than a year of talks, the agreement lays out the beginning of the end of the United States longest war. But many obstacles remain. By Mujib Mashal, The New York Times DOHA, Qatar — The United States signed a deal with the Taliban on Saturday (Feb. 29) that sets the stage to end […]

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Rep. Jeff Jones Introduces Hailie’s Amendment to Amend Legislative Leave Law

ATLANTA – State Representative Jeff Jones (R-Brunswick) recently introduced House Bill 982, or Hailie’s Amendment, to the amend Georgia law related to legislative leave to exclude sexual and other violent crimes from the current law. “As occasionally happens with well-intentioned legislation, the victims of the legal loopholes the legislative leave law created were left with […]

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State Transportation Board Member Emily Dunn Among 100 Influential Women in Engineering

ATLANTA, GA – ATLANTA — Engineering Georgia magazine released its annual listing of “100 Influential Women in Engineering”– women of character, integrity and purpose. Emily Dunn, State Transportation Board member is among the distinguished list of women, which includes three other STB members, as well as six Georgia DOT team members. “It is an honor […]

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Doug Collins shoots down talk of DNI job

By Quint Forgey, Politico (Reprinted With Permission) Rep. Doug Collins shot down speculation that he would be nominated as the next director of national intelligence (DNI) after President Donald Trump floated the Georgia Republican for the role of America’s spy chief, insisting Friday (Feb. 21) that he would continue his campaign for Senate. “It is […]

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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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