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Day: February 19, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Thomas Warns Of Judicial Overreach

By Elaine Owen, Editor — Supreme Court Justice and Georgia native Clarence Thomas said the judicial branch serves to keep all three branches of government–including itself–in line. But, he said, as part of this responsibility, judges can’t be swayed by their personal beliefs or opinions “Each time a judge sidesteps or manipulates the law to […]

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Haight Talks About Growth and Future Goals in Blue Ridge at Kiwanis Meeting

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer — Changes and growth are taking place in the City of Blue Ridge but there is only so much room for development to take place. City Council member Rhonda Thomas Haight told the Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge Feb. 10 a lot of things are going on in the […]

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Trump Slashes Safety Nets in Budget Request

The White House’s latest budget request includes sharp cuts to programs such as Medicaid and food stamps. By Andrew Soergel, Senior Writer, Economics U.S. News & World Report — President Donald Trump unveiled a proposal last week that, if approved in full, would lead to steep funding cuts to social assistance programs and slash projected […]

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Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy After Wave of Potential Lawsuits

By Elaine Owen, from Associated Press Reports — After hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday (Feb. 18) hoping to work out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to continue. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, […]

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Fannin County Young Farmers Attend Legislative Day at the Capitol

By Rhonda Mathews, FCHS Ag-Ed Teacher — The Georgia Young Farmers Association Legislative Day was held Feb. 12 at the State Capitol in Atlanta. The day began with a drop by breakfast served to all legislators and Georgia agriculture products being delivered to everyone’s offices. A group picture was taken with Governor Brian Kemp and […]

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New hotel boasts Blue Ridge’s first rooftop bar with mountain views

By Elaine Owen, Editor — A new hotel in Blue Ridge promises to offer the area’s first mountain view as seen from a rooftop bar. Hampton Inn by Hilton has broken ground in Blue Ridge, Chattanooga- based Vision Hospitality Group Inc. and Blue Ridge Hotel LLC announced Thursday (Feb. 13). The hotel is scheduled to […]

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