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Day: April 4, 2018


This Harley-Davidson will bring new life to Veterans

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ This custom 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King “War is Hell” bike designed by ZB customs features artwork by Kristian Baena to tell the Shepherd’s Men story. Tickets will be sold to raise money for Shepherd’s Men, an elite core of individuals dedicated to the betterment of our country’s heroes of post-9/11 […]

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Tax Assessor Board Chair Janie Bearden

Tax Assessors Board elects Bearden chair, Junnier vice chair

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Fannin County Board of Assessors (BOA) met Friday, March 23 and quickly tackled the business before them. Board member Mark Henson was not present at the meeting. First item of business was welcoming Blue Ridge business owner Angelina Powell to the board. Powell was nominated […]

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Governor Deal

Deal announces state’s next step in Blue Cross Blue Shield, Piedmont Healthcare dispute

Gov. Nathan Deal today directed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Piedmont Healthcare to return to the negotiating table on behalf of the nearly 600,000 employees, retirees and their families affected by the recent contract disruption. Deal also announced the state and the University System of Georgia will absorb out-of-network claims for affected employees […]

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Georgia General Assembly

As session ends, rural Georgia wins

“I don’t think rural Georgia has had a better session than it had this year,” House Speaker David Ralston AP STATE HOUSE NEWS ~~ ATLANTA – The legislative session gave rural Georgia micro hospitals, a new health care-focused think tank and a sizable down payment on economic development initiatives tailored for the state’s beleaguered small […]

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Governor comes to aid of state workers hit by insurance standoff

By Andy Miller, Editor and CEO Georgia Health News ~~ Gov. Nathan Deal, continuing his public pressure on Piedmont and Blue Cross in their contract stalemate, said Tuesday that the state and University System of Georgia will absorb out-of-network costs for employees for up to 30 days to reduce their potential financial burden. The extraordinary […]

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Left to Right: Ava Smith (1st grade), Meredith Hedden (3rd grade), measuring tree Dr. Gilda Lyon (retired GaDOE STEM Coordinator), helping measure Braxton Lawrence (3rd grade), recording data on the ground Hervin Sutton (1st grade).

West Fannin Elementary School STEM certified

Only 4th school in North Georgia to join this elite group By Elaine Owen, Editor / Images by Shannon Coffi ~~ BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is an education grouping used worldwide. The acronym refers to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The term is typically used […]

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