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Steve Gooch, Elaine Owen and David Ralston.

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Impacts Thousands Over Five day Stay in Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The faces and lives of the 58,307 men and eight women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War are forever etched on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC serving as a memorial and healing place for family and friends. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall came to […]

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Citizens update BOC on Cellular 5G Dangers

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Two citizens addressed the Board of Commissioners during the public commentary portion of the September 24 meeting. Jacqueline Howard began, “I am here today to express a great concern not only to myself, but to many Fannin County residents.” Howard then explained 5G stands for 5th generation wireless […]

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FDA alerts health care professionals and patients to voluntary recall of ranitidine medicines

9/26/19: STATEMENT The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients to a voluntary recall of over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine tablets (75 mg and 150 mg), labeled by Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite-Aid and manufactured by Apotex Corp. These medicines may contain low levels of a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodi- methylamine (NDMA). Con- […]

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Walmart Health’s first “super center for basic healthcare services” opened Sept. 13, 2019 in Dallas, Georgia.

Walmart’s First Healthcare Services ‘Super Center’ Opens

Walmart is opening its first 10,000 square-foot “Walmart Health” center that features an array of primary medical services, dental care, and behavioral health services as part of a new model expected to eventually be replicated in other markets. The first such “Walmart Health” brand center opened Friday (Sept. 13) in Dallas, Georgia, as a health […]

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Fannin County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Gwatney, along with, from left, Board Member Bobby Bearden, Assistant Superintendent Robert Ensley, Board Chairman Lewis DeWeese, Gwatney, Board Member Mike Cole, Dyer, Deputy Superintendent Betsy Hyde, Fannin County High School Principal Erik Cioffi, Board Vice Chairman Chad Galloway, Assistant Superintendent Darren Danner and Board Member Terry Bramlett, presented 2021 Teacher of the Year Jill Dyer with her award.

FCHS teacher Jill Dyer named 2021 Teacher Of The Year

By Bree Collar, Fannin Sentinel Writer Since 1989 the Fannin County School System has highlighted the foundation of its educational approach to select and honor a county- wide Teacher Of The Year (TOTY). Fannin County High School (FCHS) Jill Dyer took the 2021 win. Runner- up was Ashley Coffinger from Blue Ridge Elementary School (BRES) […]

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Presidential Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2019

Issued on: September 27, 2019 Every life lost in service to our country is precious and irreplaceable. Our deepest sympathy, utmost respect, unwavering support, and profound gratitude go to the families who must endure the ongoing pain of such loss. On Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, we solemnly honor these families and pray for […]

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Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer

County Attorney Makes a Mint

OPINION By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer After questioning a check for over half a million dollars to Doss & Associates, which ended up being for real estate purchased by Fannin County, I wanted to know just how much our County Attorney made from county entities. The Water Authority reported paying Doss & Associates […]

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Robert C. O’Brien

Trump To Name Robert C. O’Brien National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to appoint Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien, the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, as the next national security adviser. O’Brien is set to replace John Bolton, who last week announced he is leaving the White House. Trump said he fired Bolton. Bolton said he was resigning following […]

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Walmart e-cigs sales halt

Walmart To Quit Selling E-Cigarettes Amid Vaping Backlash

AP Report Walmart is getting out of the vaping business. The nation’s largest retailer said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs in the U.S. when it sells out its current inventory. The nation’s largest retailer said the move is due to “growing federal, state and local […]

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Secretary Raffensperger Opens Investigation into Fulton County Elections

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has opened an investigation into Fulton County elections procedures after an incident of an unsecured voting location lead to the theft of two Express Poll Books, which are used to check voters into their respective polling locations. “Security should be everyone’s top priority,” said Raffensperger. “It is […]

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