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Month: August 2019

Mystery lung illness linked to vaping. Health officials investigating nearly 100 possible cases

Mystery lung illness linked to vaping. Health officials investigating nearly 100 possible cases

State and federal health officials are investigating almost 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping and e-cigarette use in 14 states, many of them involving teens and young adults. A large number of those stricken ill have been hospitalized, with some in intensive care and on ventilators. As of Friday (Aug. 16) at […]

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Trump and His Allies’ New Rallying Cry: Media Creating Recession to Swing 2020 to Democrats

Trump has long feared a possible recession and what it could do to his re-election chances—so amid talk of a downturn, he and his defenders are naming a scapegoat and motive. For years, President Trump has discussed with his advisers— with a hint of worry—the possibility of an economic recession occurring on his watch. Ever […]

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The State Transportation Board new executive leadership team. (L-R) Secretary Emily Dunn, 9th Congressional District; Chairman Tim Golden, 8th Congressional District; and Vice Chairman Rudy Bowen, 7th Congressional District.

New Leaders Elected at State Transportation Board

Golden, Bowen, and Dunn elected to one-year terms ATLANTA – The State Transportation Board elected its new executive leadership team at their Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15. Tim Golden was named chairman; Rudy Bowen was named vice chairman; and Emily Dunn was named secretary. The new positions are effective immediately. Board elections are held […]

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Ralston announces N. GA Office of Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation

Ralston announces N. GA Office of Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation

ELLIJAY, Ga. – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) announced July 24 that the Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation has opened a North Georgia Office in Ellijay. The office is located in the Collaboration on River’s Edge (CORE) Building, a workplace innovation space and initiative of the Greater Gilmer Community Foundation. “I am proud to […]

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Hwy. 515 bridge named for Fannin trailblazer, John D. McDaniel

Hwy. 515 bridge named for Fannin trailblazer, John D. McDaniel

By Elaine Owen, Editor John D. McDaniel was a trailblazer in Fannin County, remembered as a beloved Baptist preacher who was instrumental in establishing Lebanon Baptist Church, Fannin County’s first commissioner of education (superintendent), and a member of the Georgia General Assembly in the House of Representatives. When McDaniel was head of Fannin County Schools, […]

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Ralston Announces Paid Family Leave Policy for Georgia House Employees

ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced a new paid family leave policy for employees of the Georgia House of Representatives. Effective January 1, 2020, this policy will provide for three weeks of paid leave to an employee who welcomes a new child into their family through birth, adoption or foster care. “We […]

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Dora Walters

The life and legacy of Dora Walters

By Elaine Owen Dora Walters was born Jan. 4, 1927 and passed Aug. 6, 2019 after a long and eventful life “exploring” and writing about her experiences. She grew up in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Her mother was a Swedish immigrant, her father a mechanic who ran the local service station. Dora said when she was […]

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WWII Army Air Corps Veteran Capt. Dale Dyer receives the Gold Distinguished Service Medal

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Army Air Corps Pilot Capt. Dale Dyer (Veteran) and local historian was presented the Presidential Gold Distinguished Service Medal from the United States Presidential Service Center Aug. 9 at the Inola at Blue Ridge Colonial Resort for his service above self path he has led over the decades. Dyer, […]

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Banks hand over documents on Russians possibly linked to Trump

Banks hand over documents on Russians possibly linked to Trump

MARKET WATCH Deutsche Bank has turned over emails, loan agreements and other documents related to the Trump Organization to the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James. Major Wall Street banks have given congressional committees investigating President Trump thousands of pages of documents related to Russians who may have had dealings with Trump, his […]

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Fannin County Family Connection Receives Major Gift

Permanent Home for the Organization Opening in Near Future Fannin County Family Connection (FCFC) has received a major gift that will provide a permanent home for the community support organization. The generosity of the donors, who wish to remain anonymous, will enable the organization to provide vital services within the community for decades to come. […]

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