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Month: July 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council May 21, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump vetoes congressional action to block Saudi arms sales

By Joe Gould, Air Force Times WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Wednesday (July 24) vetoed three congressional resolutions meant to block his administration from bypassing Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Congress passed the measures as a reassertion of Congress’s power after the Trump administration declared an emergency […]

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Mobile health care for kids takes another step

Mobile health care for kids takes another step

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News A new van that will deliver health care to Georgia children continues a trend of bringing medical services to schools. Peach State Health Plan is partnering with Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels, a pediatric organization, to run the new mobile health clinic. It will offer well-child exams, asthma and allergy monitoring, immunizations and […]

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Georgia election officials accused of deleting evidence

An election watchdog group is accusing Georgia election officials of intentionally destroying evidence that showed unauthorized access to the state election system and potential manipulation of election results. The Coalition for Good Governance is suing the state, arguing the touchscreen voting machines used in Georgia are vulnerable to hacking. The group said the state began […]

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Col. George Pletcher presents check to Blue Ridge Dairy Queen in support of Children’s Miracle Network Day. Pictured from Left, Back Row: Greg Coffone, Paul Hunter, Chris McKee, Richard Pierce, John Grizzell, Rod McIntyre. Front Row: Thelma Coffone, Sonny Payne, Joe & Cilla Cipolla, Richard Crosley, Col. George Pletcher, Hospital Representative Stephanie Wittler-Beavers, Ellen Grizzell, Bill Stodghill, Barbara Stodghill. In Front: Barb and Bill Stodghill’s grandkids.

Blue Ridge Dairy Queen raises $5,373.73 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

By Elaine Owen, Editor Sixty-two children enter a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital for treatment every minute. Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. In fact, Children’s […]

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Georgia Lottery Raises Historic $1.2B for Education

Georgia Lottery Raises Historic $1.2B for Education

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that the Georgia Lottery has transferred its fiscal year (FY) 2019 profits – a total of $1,207,369,000 – to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account, marking the largest annual transfer in the Georgia Lottery’s 26-year history. Now, the total funds raised for […]

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U.S. Election Assistance Commission Releases Report on 2018 Election

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Releases Report on 2018 Election

Georgia Data Disproves Claims of Voter Suppression (ATLANTA) – The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) recently released its Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) Report for the 2018 elections. The EAVS report is the comprehensive, biennial national survey required by federal law that collects election data from all 50 states. This year’s report named […]

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Senator Johnny Isakson

Senator Isakson hospitalized following a fall at new apartment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) remained in the hospital Thursday (July 18), two days after falling and fracturing four ribs. The Republican’s office said he would likely remain at the George Washington University Hos- pital in downtown D.C. for at least another night for “continued observation and pain treatment.” “He is in good […]

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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens testifies in April 2014.

Justice John Paul Stevens, Who ‘Left Us a Better Nation,’ Dies at 99

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. said, “He brought to our bench an inimitable blend of kindness, humility, wisdom, and independence. His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation.” Justice John Paul Stevens, whose decisions during almost 35 years on the U.S. Supreme Court triggered a revolution in criminal sentencing and curbed government […]

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New UNG Blue Ridge Campus a year from opening

New Blue Ridge Campus a year from opening

By Clark Leonard, Communications Specialist, University of North Georgia In the mountains of Fannin County, the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) new standalone Blue Ridge Campus continues to take shape. The main roads have been paved, and utilities have been installed and will be tied into city mains. Site grading has begun, and construction on […]

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Dr. Sally Goza

Prominent Georgia pediatrician says children suffering in border facilities

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News A Georgia physician who visited migrant border facilities last month says she was alarmed by the signs of children’s stress there. Dr. Sally Goza of Fayetteville, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said Monday that the visit by herself and other pediatricians underscored the organization’s position that the […]

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