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Day: August 28, 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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