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Year: 2020

Fannin County Says No More Cabin Rentals During COVID-19 Emergency Order

Commissioners will enact curfew if needed — By Elaine Owen, Editor — March 25, 2020, the Fannin County Board of Commissioners enacted a local state of emergency and a shelter-in-place order for the county as a result of the spread of coronavirus. The state of emergency and shelter-inplace order was effective immediately and remain in […]

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Will you get a stimulus check if you receive Social Security or disability, or didn’t file a tax return?

By Elaine Owen, Editor — Wednesday evening (March 25) a $2.2 trillion relief package passed the Senate. President Donald Trump has said he will sign the legislation when it hits his desk. The bill would provide one-time direct payments to Americans of $1,200 per individual adults and $2,400 for married couples and an additional $500 […]

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Fauci warns coronavirus could kill as many as 200,000 Americans

The Guardian (REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading US government infectious disease expert, offered a grim prediction on Sunday (March 29): the coronavirus could kill as many as 200,000 Americans. “Looking at what we’re seeing now, I would say between 100,000 and 200,000… deaths,” Fauci told CNN’s State of the Union, then […]

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Warns Georgians About Coronavirus Investment Scams

(ATLANTA)-Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is warning all Georgians about scammers using fear about the COVID-19 pandemic for fraudulent or deceptive investment opportunities. Raffensperger recommends Georgians remain wary of COVID-19-related investments and do their homework before making any investments. “Even as Americans lose their jobs and face financial uncertainty as a result of the coronavirus […]

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Kemp Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24

Atlanta, GA – MARCH 26. Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.26.20.02 closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020. “I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia Department of Education, superintendents, and parents […]

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Fauci says US needs to be prepared for coronavirus to be cyclical

AP NEWS — Americans need to be prepared for the possibility that COVID-19 could become a seasonal disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Wednesday (March 25). Fauci told reporters during a White House briefing that more cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus have begun to appear in the Southern Hemisphere, which is transitioning […]

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Blue Ridge Declares State of Emergency

By Elaine Owen, Editor — March 25, 2020. Blue Ridge City Council passed via teleconference an official State of Emergency Ordinance for citizens and business owners. The ordinance was effective beginning noon Thursday, March 26 and will expire April 15, 2020. The ordinance allows for City Council to extend the duration of the ordinance, if […]

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DPH Confirms First Case of Coronavirus in Fannin County

By Elaine Owen, Editor Fannin County, Blue Ridge, Georgia Department of Public Health, DPH, Coronavirus, Covid- 19, First Case Confirmed The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed Tuesday, March 24 in their 7:00 p.m. update, that Fannin County has recorded its first confirmed case of Coronavirus (Covid-19). The first confirmed cases of Coronavirus in […]

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Appalachian Judicial Circuit Update

STATEMENT From Appalachian District Attorney Alison Sosebee “In regard to the status of current criminal court proceedings in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit, on March 14, 2020, Governor Kemp declared a Public Health State of Emergency based on the potential infection and continued transmission of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. As a result, the Georgia Supreme Court declared a […]

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A MESSAGE FROM TODD REHM, GEORGIA PUNDIT

The last few days, I’ve watched and listened as a pair of House Finches is nesting in the light fixture on the front porch. As an avid bird watcher, it’s been a nice distraction. Today, as I walked the dogs, and listened to the birds in the trees all around, I was reminded of this […]

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