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Day: September 4, 2019

Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

Anne Branigin, Associated Press/NPR The Department of Homeland Security informed Congress last week (AUG 29) that it will reallocate $271 million from its budget, including disaster aid, to the U.S.-Mexico border to support the Trump administration’s stringent immigration policies. DHS confirmed the transfer at the height of hurricane season in the Atlantic; as I write […]

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Ex-Pentagon Chief Mattis Says Bitter Politics Threaten US

Ex-Pentagon Chief Mattis Says Bitter Politics Threaten US

BY ROBERT BURNS, AP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning that bitter political divisions threaten American society, saying he views “tribalism” as a greater risk to the nation’s future than foreign adversaries. The retired Marine general, who resigned in December 2018 in a policy dispute with President Donald Trump, said he […]

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How to Spot Work-From-Home Scams

How to Spot Work-From-Home Scams

Ads that promise easy money often lead to big debt instead By Kenneth Terrell, AARP Opportunities that promise quick money working from home frequently lead to quick money for someone other than you. The ads made it sound like a great way to make money. All you had to do was post online ads for […]

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Speaker David Ralston Thanks Senator Johnny Isakson

Speaker David Ralston Thanks Senator Johnny Isakson

ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) issued the following statement on the news that Georgia’s senior United States Senator Johnny Isakson will resign from office at the end of the year: “The loss of Johnny Isakson from public life will leave a void in Georgia which is beyond comprehension. While I respect his reasons, […]

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GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in McCaysville

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in McCaysville

By Elaine Owen, Editor McCaysville, GA (August 30, 2019) – McCaysville is a small town in Fannin County that sits along the Tennessee-Georgia state line. Not much happens there but everyone enjoys the beautiful scenery, the river, the revitalization that is happening and the new restaurants. That changed Friday August 30, 2019, at around midnight, […]

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Remembering 9/11: Eighteen Years Later

Remembering 9/11: Eighteen Years Later

By Elaine Owen, Editor Those born after 2001 are familiar with the strict air travel rules that forbid taking even water past security gates. However, airports were not always like that. Eighteen years ago, passengers were not only allowed to carry on board liquids, but also “dangerous” items such as baseball bats, box cutters, darts, […]

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