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Day: March 27, 2019

Music, art and drama teacher Ben Sexton paired up with fellow sponsor Cindy Hicks and a team of students to propose a fully functioning theater workshop at West Fannin Elementary School for the Ignite Education Grant ceremony March 21. Sexton and Hicks’ group included Bentley Cole, Ella Lackey, Cooper Mathis, Hailey Stewart, Jonah Strobel and Ella White. They were among three of the Fannin School System winners who took home $14,200 in grant and award monies.

Fannin schools awarded over $46,800 at Ignite Education Award Ceremony

Thunderous applause erupted Thursday evening, March 21, at the third annual Ignite Education Grant Award Ceremony hosted by ETC and The Harrison Foundation where Fannin schools swept in three of four grants awards gaining over $46,800 to support individual school and student led projects. Nine of the 16 finalists competing for the four $13,500 grants […]

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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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Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods

Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods recognized as one of four 2019 Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS

By Elaine Owen, Editor Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods in Blue Ridge was one of four ROCK STAR Small Businesses in the state of Georgia for 2019 as determined by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA). Gov. Brian Kemp joined the GDEcD and GEDA to recognize Georgia’s […]

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