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Day: April 18, 2018

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Gwatney

BOE tables for one month a proposal to arm Fannin County teachers

By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~ BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – The Board of Education (BOE) met April 12 with a long list of business items to discuss. However, a new policy introduced to give Fannin County Schools the option of having armed educators on their campuses drew the most attention. For that reason, the Fannin Sentinel […]

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GM cutting 1,500 jobs at Ohio plant

GM cutting 1,500 jobs at Ohio plant amid falling demand for small cars

NEWS REPORT ~~ General Motors is cutting as many as 1,500 jobs at its massive Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant, taking a factory that was working around the clock as recently as 2016 down to a single shift a day. The problem is lack of demand for the Chevrolet Cruze, the small car that GM builds […]

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Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump announces strikes in response to suspected chemical attack.

Trump launches strikes on Syria over suspected chemical weapons attack

By Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear and Ben Hubbard New York Times ~~ The United States and European allies launched strikes Friday (April 13) against Syrian targets as President Donald Trump sought to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. Trump said Britain […]

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Former first lady Barbara Bush waves to crowd as she arrives at dedication of the Mathew J. Lanigan bridge May 29, 2017.

Barbara Bush, matriarch of Bush dynasty, dies at 92

She was one of only two women to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another. PRESS RELEASE- 04/17/2018 – 8:45 PM EDT Barbara Pierce Bush, one of only two women in American history to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another, died Tuesday, April 17, […]

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