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Day: November 6, 2019

Remembering Our Veterans section of the Fannin Sentinel

~Remembering Our Veterans~ Bonus

In honor of all Veterans near and far, the Fannin Sentinel offers this special section to our readers for this Veterans weekend & Holiday. We hope you enjoy it. Veterans Section

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What to Know About Social Security Changes for 2020

Here’s what’s happening with your benefits next year Monthly benefits will increase Social Security recipients will get a 1.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in their monthly benefits starting in January. The average individual retired Social Security beneficiary is expected to see a monthly benefit jump from $1,479 to $1,503, an increase of roughly $24 per […]

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New Voting Machines Ready For Residents to Try

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer New voting machines are showing up all over Georgia in preparation for the 2020 election. These machines are designed to print a paper receipt of your ballot to be stored in case of machine failure. Many residents are happy to have the ability to print out the votes, […]

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White House Official Who Listened To Trump Call Says Readout Had Key Omissions

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman told House lawmakers he was deeply concerned by the call between Trump and the leader of Ukraine. By Nick Visser, HUFFPOST (Reprinted With Permission) Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the first person to testify as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry who personally listened in on Trump’s July 25 call with the […]

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Georgia Secretary of State’s Office Cleans Voter File by 4 percent as Required by Law

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is making routine and legally required updates to Georgia’s voter file that will reduce the size of the voter roll by 4 percent. These updates are required by federal and state law in order to ensure that the state has the most up-to-date voter information. “Election security […]

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Georgia DOT Reminds the Public: Don’t Post Signs on State Right of Way

It’s a Matter of Safety ATLANTA, GA – Whatever your message, GDOT has a message for you: Posting unauthorized signs on the state’s right of way are a safety hazard and illegal. Whether it’s a political sign, yard sale, real estate, or goods and services, signs on the state highway system – interstates and state […]

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“Bank on Blue Ridge” loan program launched by the Blue Ridge DDA

The City of Blue Ridge’s new Downtown Development Authority (DDA) would like to encourage participation in the “Bank on Blue Ridge” program, a loan program to encourage the economic development of the Central Business District. Through the Georgia Cities Foundation and GA Department of Economic Affairs, the program provides below market-rate gap financing to spur […]

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Left to Right, Front Row: Pioneer RESA Executive Director Justin Old and Superintendent Michael Gwatney. Back Row: Thomas Arp, Morgan Arp, and Christie Gribble.

Pioneer RESA’s Annual “Pioneers in Education” Awards Ceremony

By Dr. Michael Gwatney, Superintendent Fannin County Schools The Pioneer Regional Service Agency (RESA) held its annual “Pioneers in Education” awards ceremony last Friday, November 1. These awards are presented by Pioneer RESA to individuals who go “above and beyond” to make a difference in education. Congratulations to Retired Superintendent Morgan B. Arp for being […]

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