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Day: August 21, 2019

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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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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