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Day: October 23, 2019

The Veteran’s Crisis Line -- available to veterans, troops and their families -- operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Zachary Hada/Air Force)

New veteran suicide numbers raise concerns among experts

By Leo Shane III, AIR FORCE TIMES Researchers this year changed a key metric in how they track veterans suicides in an effort to better explain the scope of the problem, but mental health advocates say it still doesn’t tell the full story. In the last four years, the official government estimate on the number […]

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Juul suspends all US sales of fruity e-cigarettes amid scrutiny

Juul dominated the e-cigarette industry, prompting the FDA to call teen vaping an “epidemic.” What does vaping do to your body? Vaping giant Juul Labs said Thursday (Oct. 18) that it will suspend online sales of its non-tobacco, non-menthol flavored e-cigarettes in the U.S. The company had already suspended retail-store sales of its mango, creme, […]

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A Reckoning at VA Atlanta hospital after years of problems

Shakeup long overdue, say military veterans, whistleblowers By Christopher Quinn, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Reprinted With Permission) Dawn Brys got an early taste of the crisis unfolding at the largest Veterans Affairs hospital in the Southeast. The Air Force vet said she went to the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur last year for surgery on […]

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Seaman Recruit Chase Trentham

McCaysville Recruit Earns Military Excellence Award at Recruit Training Command

By Alan Nunn, Recruit Training Command Public Affairs GREAT LAKES (NNS) — Seaman Recruit Chase Trentham, Division 387, graduated as the top Sailor from Recruit Training Command, earning the Military Excellence Award on October 18. T r e n t h a m , from McCaysville, Georgia, said he joined the Navy to serve others […]

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Deputy Dustin Carder receives the “Back The Blue Award” for exceptional service in the line of duty. From left is former police officer Mike Holloway of Coldwell Banker High Country Realty presenting the award, Deputy Carder and his canine partner, Lucho.

“Back the Blue” Award presented to Fannin County Deputy Dustin Carder

Coldwell Banker High Country Realty has begun a new program to publicly recognize the exceptional efforts of law enforcement officers in each of the five communities we serve. The new program is called “Back The Blue,” and is anticipated to be awarded up to three times per year in each community. The first recipient of […]

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The first REACH class in the Fannin County School System from left, Harley Cox, Tasia Galloway, Joey Long, Chastity Seabolt and Alexis Ware received their shadow boxes and were inducted into the program in eighth grade in 2015.

Fannin REACH Scholars Leave a Legacy in 2020

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Seven months from now, five Fannin County High School seniors will make history, leaving a legacy as the first graduating class of Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) scholars. Joey Long, Tasia Galloway, Harley Cox, Chastity Seabolt and Alexis Ware have had opportunities to excel the past five years, […]

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