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Financial Report a Bone of Contention at Board of Commissioners Meeting

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Fannin County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, Nov. 26. Chief Financial Officer Robin Gazaway presented the monthly financial statements. Tensions between her and Post I Commissioner Earl Johnson in the earlier held budget hearing seemed to spill over into the regular meeting. One slide showed $732.476 which Gazaway […]

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U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea, angering China

By Idrees Ali, Reuters News WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension between the world’s two largest economies. The busy waterway is one of […]

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Report: Kemp resisting pressure from Trump on Senate appointment

Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is resisting pressure from President Trump on who to appoint to an interim U.S. Senate post, according to people familiar with the selection process, The Wall Street Journal reports. In recent days, the president has spoken to Kemp at least twice — once face-to-face in Atlanta and once on the […]

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North Korea say US offered to resume nuke talks in December

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press, Military Times SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday (Nov. 21) said the United States has proposed a resumption of stalled nuclear negotiations in December as they approach an end-of-year deadline set by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the Trump administration to offer an acceptable deal […]

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The Splendor and Excitement of Colonial Life Returns with the Opening of Inola Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The magic of Christmas starts later this at Inola Blue Ridge with a myriad of activities brightening the holiday season starting Friday, Nov. 29 and running through Sunday, Jan. 5. Developer Rick Skelton and Susie Council in sales and marketing, both serve as town founders renovating, reengineering and redesigning […]

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BRES announces Kids Heart Challenge Winners

By Holly Ross, BRES Parent Liaison Congratulations to our top three Kids Heart Challenge fundraisers. Austin Prieto (left) raised $340.00. Cooper Patterson (middle) raised $1,050.00. Annabelle Ward (right) raised $370.00. They are pictured with Mrs. Minear, Blue Ridge Elementary PE coach. In total, our students raised $3.484.30 for Kids Heart Challenge which supports the American […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

By Elaine Owen, Editor It’s early Sunday morning, four days before Thanksgiving, and I am reminded of a Thanksgiving message I treasure that I would like to share with you. It was Abraham Lincoln who, in the midst of the Civil War, established the annual celebration of Thanksgiving. Lincoln had learned how important it is […]

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Senator David Perdue: Gridlock Is Endangering The Country

“We cannot take our voluntary force for granted. We have to take care of our people in uniform.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined his colleagues in speaking on the Senate floor to underscore the need for consistent defense funding and encourage bipartisan support […]

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Trump Heads to Supreme Court for Second Time Over Tax Records

By Andrew M Harris For the second time in less than a week President Donald Trump said he’ll go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal court rulings threatening to expose his tax records. An 11-judge panel of the appeals court in Washington on Wednesday (Nov. 13) rejected the president’s request that it reconsider a […]

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Street Performers Downtown Raise Concerns Among Business Owners

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Concerns of activity on sidewalks and conditions of a city street came from Blue Ridge residents Nov. 12 at the monthly Blue Ridge City Council meeting. “I just wanted to ask the council to please consider putting an ordinance in place in regards to restricting street performers and anyone […]

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