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Day: April 10, 2019

Keith Sumner, middle, along with the seven other builders involved in showcasing 19 homes at the Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes tour April 6 showed the homemade wooden plaques built for event sponsors. Builders participating in the 2019 event included Buzz Quintrell with Log Homes of Yellowstone, Ron Coleman and Travis Coleman with Coleman Custom Log Homes, Marc Nicholson with Nicholson Home Builders, Don Clement with Homestead Mountain Builders, Kevin Teague Homes, Tommy Wosyluk and Ron Lomonaco with Satterwhite Log Homes.

Blue Ridge Mountains Parade of Homes made history in 2019

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Eight builders, nineteen unique homes, some within minutes of downtown Blue Ridge, all with an upscale mountain look and a mountain background, fueled the excitement for the dinner kickoff at Willow Creek Falls & Vineyard Friday evening. Custom-made canvas paintings of the homes presented to sponsors and other select […]

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President Donald J. Trump

Trump Backtracks on Threat to Close Southern Border

USA NEWS President Trump has backtracked on his threat to close the southern border, and is now offering a “oneyear warning” to Mexico. About a week ago, Trump threatened to close the border if Mexico does not stop undocumented immigrants from coming into the United States. “The only thing, frankly, better and less drastic than […]

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs new touchscreen voting machines bill

AP NEWS Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has quietly signed a wide ranging elections bill authorizing the statewide purchase of new touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot. Kemp signed the bill Tuesday, on the final hectic day of Georgia’s 2019 legislative session. The estimated $150 million purchase will be a major step toward […]

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Flu decreases across Georgia

Georgia flu levels drop to moderate

CDC REPORT The number of influenza cases in Georgia has dropped to a moderate level. For week 12 of flu season, which ended March 23, the Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator was 7. The highest ILI rating is a 10. According to Hayla Folden, public information officer for Georgia Department of Public Health, there have […]

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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday. Here she testifies on Capitol Hill on March 6. Image credit Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Kirstjen Nielsen leaving Homeland Security Post as Border Crossings Surge

BY ARNIE SEIPEL, LAURA SMITHERMAN AND BRIAN NAYLOR, NPR Updated at 11:17 p.m. ET April 7, 2019 Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday as he continues to focus on restricting border crossings amid a recent surge. Nielsen had recently warned a congressional panel of a “catastrophe” on […]

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