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Fannin County WW II Veterans Robert Brown and Dale Dyer.

The soldiers of D-Day left an inheritance

By Elaine Owen, Editor Imagine. One day that changed every day since. There aren’t many such days in human history–but June 6, 1944 was one of them. That day, the beginning of the end of the worst and costliest conflicts of all time began. It was called Operation Overlord. D-Day. And the United States played […]

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Plein Air Artist Joe Basco set up in the downtown Blue Ridge Park to paint different scenes during the annual Spring Arts in the Park Festival.

43rd Annual Spring Arts in the Park brings thousands to Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The 43rd annual Spring Arts in the Park took place this past weekend May 25 through 26 with sunny skies and thousands pouring into downtown Blue Ridge. Over 200 artists, craftsman and food vendors filled the area with a celebration and kickoff of the weekend festival by Boy Scout […]

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President Trump

Donald Trump wants exceptions for rape, incest in abortion laws

President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro- Life” in a several tweets late Saturday night (May 18) while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states. “As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the […]

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Televangelist Pat Robertson says Alabama abortion law has gone too far

By Elaine Owen, Editor Longtime televangelist Pat Robertson, who opposes abortion, criticized Alabama’s near-total abortion ban that on Wednesday (May 15) became the nation’s most restrictive and one expected to face legal challenge. “I think Alabama has gone too far,” Robertson said Wednesday on “The 700 Club” before the bill was signed into law by […]

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Senator David Perdue takes action to crack down on illegal robocall scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is taking action to crack down on predatory robocalls. The Senator joined colleagues in passing an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that would help identify and penalize scammers, as well as give federal agencies and state attorneys general the tools they need to enforce the laws on the books […]

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William Robinson at 2019 Memorial Day ceremony.

Former prisoner of war Bill Robinson speaks at Memorial Day Ceremony

By Elaine Owen, Editor A Memorial Day Ceremony was held at the Fannin County Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, May 27, 2019. Former Vietnam Prisoner of War, William “Bill” Robinson delivered the keynote address to a crowd of over 300 people sweltering in the hot summer sun. North Georgia Honor Guard Commander Bill Stodghill welcomed […]

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FC Graduates

Fannin Class of 2019 graduates

By Elaine Owen, Editor A perfect evening offered Fannin County High School (FCHS) graduates a preview of the future before them. Standing room only greeted many visitors as school officials, family, friends and graduates filled the home side of the football stadium for the forty-third annual commencement May 24. As the graduates walked into the […]

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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck.

Insurance commissioner suspended after federal indictment on fraud charges

By Elaine Owen, Editor Jim Beck, Georgia’s insurance commissioner, is now officially suspended from office in the wake of his federal indictment Tuesday on charges of fraud and money laundering. Beck announced Thursday that he was voluntarily taking a suspension. The insurance department said that in his absence, Drew Lane, the chief deputy commissioner, would […]

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Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., conduct a House Judiciary Committee markup in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to vote on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over the unredacted Mueller report to the committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

House committee votes to hold AG Barr in contempt

Associated Press Report – May 8, 2019 Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the panel had to act because Trump’s stonewalling is creating a ‘constitutional crisis.’ The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert […]

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EuropePresident Donald Trump speaks about modernizing the immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Washington. President Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes.

President Trump has decided not to impose new tariffs on cars and auto parts – for now

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes or impacting talks with Europe an nations and Japan. Trump announced his decision to delay for up to six months in a proclamation issued by the White […]

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