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Day: July 2, 2019

Agr Sec Sonny Perdue

Agriculture secretary says Farmers ‘are one of the casualties’ of Trump’s trade war

By Katie Lobosco and Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue acknowledged this week that farmers are getting hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade war, but expressed optimism that a deal would be struck with China by the end of the year. American farmers “are one of the casualties here with trade disruption,” Perdue told […]

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Celebrate July 4th Fannin Sentinel

Celebrating Independence Day

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations go back to the 18th century and the American Revolutiony. Fannin County and surrounding areas will kick off 2019 events celebrating our country’s Independence with fireworks, pancake breakfast, Miners Homecoming festivities, parades and lots more. The following event schedule can help guide […]

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New Georgia Laws 2019

New laws go into effect July 1 in Georgia

By Elaine Owen, Editor Governor Brian Kemp signed 21 bills into law April 15 to take effect July 1. These laws cover issues from human trafficking to flag displays. Here is a summary of some of those laws that take effect July 1: HB 25 will provide military service members civil relief concerning certain contractual […]

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Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller to testify before House Judiciary, House Intel Committees

FROM AP NEWS REPORTS Robert Mueller agreed Tuesday (June 25) to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee in an open session. The special counsel is set to appear before both committees in separate but back-to-back hearings on Wednesday, July 17, according to Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who […]

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Following the ‘three-second rule’ saves lives, Scearce and Scherer tell Kiwanians

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer “Buckle-up, allow three seconds between vehicles and arrive safe” was the message that Blue Ridge Police Chief Johnny Scearce and Program Supporter Ron Scherer gave to the Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge June 24 during their weekly meeting. Scherer, a volunteer firefighter and supporter of the “Drive the Three-Second […]

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July 4th

Independence Day and America’s Birthday

By Elaine Owen, Editor Independence Day is a national holiday in the United States, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At that time, the United States consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England’s King George III. There was growing unrest […]

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