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Month: August 2019

Collins statement on new rule implementing Flores Settlement Agreement

Collins statement on new rule implementing Flores Settlement Agreement

WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new rule to implement the Flores settlement agreement. “Adults are buying, exploiting and endangering children in order to enter the United States as a result of a court’s misguided interpretation of the […]

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Public Safety Complex Complete and Ready for Open House August 30

Public Safety Complex Complete and Ready for Open House August 30

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer EMA Director Robert Graham presented photographs taken from the air of the new Public Safety Complex. “We intentionally did not take any pictures of the inside because we want everyone to come out to the Open House on August 30 to see the facility for themselves,” said Graham. […]

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Teen vaping issues

State probes lung illnesses possibly linked to vaping

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News Georgia has joined other states in investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness that may be linked to vaping. Vaping is the use of e-cigarette devices, which mimic cigarettes but produce inhalable vapors instead of smoke. The devices are marketed as alternatives to smoking, but health experts say they […]

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Author Malcolm Mitchell, left, joined Director of Instructional Service & Policy Sarah Welch on stage as they took questions from Fannin County students.

Malcolm Mitchell kicks off literacy for young readers

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer “The dreams that are within you brings out the magic in these books. Follow your dreams and it will take you where ever you want to go,” Malcolm Mitchell said. Hundreds of preschoolers, kindergarten, first and second graders filled the Performing Arts Center Aug. 22 for a once-in-a-lifetime experience […]

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GDOT gives grim statistics about Georgia roadways and drivers

GDOT gives grim statistics about Georgia roadways and drivers at Rotary meeting

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer According to Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) a staggering 1,549 fatalities were reported on Georgia roadways in 2017, adding to an increasing call for action. District 6 Engineer Grant Waldroup, manager of the northwest Georgia region that includes Fannin County, spoke to the Rotary Club of Blue Ridge Aug. […]

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This file photo, shows a voter access card inserted in a reader during voting in the Georgia primary in Kennesaw, Ga. on May 22, 2018. By Mike Stewart—AP

Judge Blasts Georgia Officials’ Handling of Election System

By Kate Brumback / AP / As Printed in Time Magazine (With Permission) ATLANTA — Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state’s election management system and voting machines, a federal judge said in a scathing order this week. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said those […]

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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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President Trump

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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