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Day: March 18, 2020

City Approves $750,000 Purchase to Move Maintenance Shop

By Bree Collar, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer — A $750,000 purchase of property to relocate the City of Blue Ridge’s maintenance shop was approved March 10, opening up new possibilities for the current shop location. A city shop move, rezoning request approval and steps toward enacting a storm water management ordinance and watershed protection plan […]

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Kemp Authorizes Call of Georgia National Guard for COVID-19 Response

Atlanta, GA – Today (March 14) Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order authorizing Adjutant General Tom Carden–at the request of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson–to call up as many as 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops to State Active Duty to address novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Georgia. “Through extensive […]

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Bills that advanced or failed in Georgia General Assembly

By Elaine Owen, Editor — ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers in the Georgia General Assembly faced a deadline last Thursday (March 12) to advance legislation from one chamber to the other. While issues can be resurrected later using legislative rules, the crossover deadline between the House and Senate tends to significantly narrow the issues in play. […]

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Kemp Declares Public Health State of Emergency

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed a public health state of emergency to address novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Georgia. Kemp gave a televised address to Georgians with the following remarks: “My fellow Georgians: Over the past few weeks, our state has been facing an unprecedented public health threat with the spread […]

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Trump Declares National Emergency To Fight COVID-19

By Elaine Owen, Editor President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday (March 13) to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up billions of dollars to fund the response and help states, small businesses and individuals while allowing for a broader federal role in coordination. The emergency declaration allows agencies to waive rules and allow […]

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