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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday. Here she testifies on Capitol Hill on March 6. Image credit Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Kirstjen Nielsen leaving Homeland Security Post as Border Crossings Surge

BY ARNIE SEIPEL, LAURA SMITHERMAN AND BRIAN NAYLOR, NPR Updated at 11:17 p.m. ET April 7, 2019 Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday as he continues to focus on restricting border crossings amid a recent surge. Nielsen had recently warned a congressional panel of a “catastrophe” on […]

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National Vietnam War Veterans Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Remembering those we lost By Elaine Owen, Editor Friday March 29 was National Vietnam War Veterans Day. I apologize for this belated but very sincere THANK YOU to our Vietnam War veterans. In Fannin County, there are more than 2,500 veterans—the majority are Vietnam veterans. For many of those, memories are still fresh and each […]

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Fannin County Farm Bureau’s Tom Hamby is chairing the Georgia Farm Bureau Hay Committee. (photo courtesy of Georgia Farm Bureau) Fannin County Farm Bureau’s Terry Bramlett is chairing the Georgia Farm Bureau Aquaculture Committee. (photo courtesy of Georgia Farm Bureau)

Fannin County’s Bramlett, Hamby leading Georgia Farm Bureau committees

Bramlett also serving on AFBF committee By Janet Hawkins, Farm Bureau MACON, Ga. – Fannin County Farm Bureau (FCFB) President Tom Hamby and Vice President Terry Bramlett are chairing Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) commodity committee. Bramlett chairs the GFB Aquaculture Committee, while Hamby is serving as the chairman of the GFB Hay Committee. Hamby and […]

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Kemp celebrates waiver win, but pivot by White House may complicate things

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News The state affirmed Wednesday that it will pursue its waiver plan despite the Trump administration’s renewed bid to eliminate the Affordable Care Act – the federal law under which at least part of the Georgia plan would be carried out. “We have regular contact with federal officials, and they […]

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The Trump administration in Obamacare legal battle

Trump Loses Second Obamacare Court Battle This Week

By Carlos Barria/Reuters News The Trump administration has lost its second Obamacare legal battle this week just as the president has revved up efforts to eliminate the 2010 healthcare law, Politico reports. A federal judge in Washington ruled late Thursday that the administration’s attempt to expand availability of health-care plans that don’t meet the requirements […]

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A section fell Monday from an overpass on southbound Interstate 75 in Chattanooga onto a northbound I-75 interchange with I-24. Image provided by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Concrete bridge railing collapses onto I-75 in Chattanooga

By Elaine Owen, Editor Police in Tennessee say one person has been injured when a section of a concrete wall on an interstate highway bridge collapsed and hit a car. Chattanooga police said on Twitter the section fell Monday (April 1) from an overpass on southbound Interstate 75 in Chattanooga onto a northbound I-75 interchange with […]

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Music, art and drama teacher Ben Sexton paired up with fellow sponsor Cindy Hicks and a team of students to propose a fully functioning theater workshop at West Fannin Elementary School for the Ignite Education Grant ceremony March 21. Sexton and Hicks’ group included Bentley Cole, Ella Lackey, Cooper Mathis, Hailey Stewart, Jonah Strobel and Ella White. They were among three of the Fannin School System winners who took home $14,200 in grant and award monies.

Fannin schools awarded over $46,800 at Ignite Education Award Ceremony

Thunderous applause erupted Thursday evening, March 21, at the third annual Ignite Education Grant Award Ceremony hosted by ETC and The Harrison Foundation where Fannin schools swept in three of four grants awards gaining over $46,800 to support individual school and student led projects. Nine of the 16 finalists competing for the four $13,500 grants […]

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Senator David Perdue works to Combat Human Trafficking

Senator David Perdue works to Combat Human Trafficking

Receives Briefing at GBI, Meets with Law Enforcement ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today visited the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) headquarters to receive a briefing from law enforcement on efforts to combat human trafficking. Senator Perdue also toured the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit lab and visited a partnership between […]

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McCaysville Properties Investor Mike Galinski cuts the ribbon March 23 at the celebration of the opening of the “Riverwalk Shops” in the McCaysville and Copper Basin area. The renovated area has three restaurants and 12 stores in a building designed to preserve the mining history of the Copper Basin.

Riverwalk Shops open to huge crowd and much enthusiasm

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer Designed to capture the spirit of Copper Basin’s mining history, the restaurants and retail stores of “Riverwalk Shops” celebrated their opening March 23 with a ribbon cutting. The joint celebration, organized by Chambers of Commerce from Fannin and Polk counties as well as McCaysville Properties investor Michael Galinski. Three […]

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Collins statement on special counsel investigation

WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after Attorney General Barr notified him the special counsel’s investigation is complete. The letter from Barr is available below. “After nearly two years, the special counsel has concluded his investigation, and I look forward to reviewing Attorney General […]

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